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Groundsman/woman

Location: Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

Date Posted: 12-Jun-18

The position

Under general supervision maintains grounds and roads, removes garbage and may be responsible for mail pick up and / or delivery to and from Bamfield Post Office.

Duties

Performs basic tasks as follows:

  • Mows grass, plows snow, waters lawns, trims shrubs and tends flower beds as needed.
  • Prepares new ground areas, repairs damaged ground areas, replaces bushes, hedges, shrubs and trees as directed.
  • Operates lawn and grounds equipment including power mowers, snow blowers, tractor/trailers and a variety of hand/power tools.
  • Repairs and maintains road surfaces, walkways and lots.
  • Power washes exterior entrance ways as needed.
  • Removes refuse and trash from grounds.
  • Garbage collections and removal as required.
  • Loads, drives and unloads vehicles or boats. Moves varied materials to and from and throughout site.
  • Cleans and tidies up shop, yards and equipment areas.
  • Maintains safe working conditions.
  • May apply pesticides.

Performs other assigned duties that are within area of knowledge and skills required by the job description.

Skills and abilities needed

  • Able to follow accurately, written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with staff, clients and students.
  • Physically demanding position, requiring the ability to perform a variety of routine heavy manual and small engine machine operation tasks under all weather conditions. High degree of manual dexterity.
  • Valid British Columbia driver’s license. (Driver’s abstract required)
  • Valid Pleasure Craft Operators Card.
  • Willingness and ability to work any recognized shift, including weekends.

Please submit your application to Les Jmaeff