Grounds Laborer

Akima, LLC | Tracy, CA

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Posted Date 3/18/2024
Description Overview

Work Where it Matters

Akima Facilities Operations (AFO), an Akima company, is not just another federal facilities contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AFO, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders, AFO provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers, AFO sustains mission readiness and ensures quality of life by maintaining high value assets and operations at peak performance and successfully manages these operations through accurately forecasting, managing, and aggressively controlling costs.

As an AFO employee, you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

The Grounds Laborer performs tasks that require mainly physical abilities and effort involving little or no specialized skill or prior work experience. The following tasks are typical of this occupation: Load and unload trucks, and other conveyances; move supplies and materials to proper location by wheel barrows or hand trucks; stack materials for storage or binning; collect refuse and salvageable materials; dig, fill, and tamp earth excavations; level ground using pick, shovel, tamper and rake; shovel concrete and clean culverts and ditches; cut trees and brush; operate power lawn mowers; move and arrange heavy pieces of office and household furniture, equipment, and appliances; move heavy pieces of automotive, medical engineering, and other types of machinery and equipment, and pick up leaves and trash.


Job Responsibilities:
  • Using walking-type or riding mowers; cut the Using hedge trimmers, clippers, and edging tools; trim hedge and edge around walks, flower beds, and wells. Using shears and other hand tools; clip shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth.
  • Spray lawn, shrubs, and trees with fertilizer or insecticide and plant grass, flowers, trees, and
  • Remove and/or spray weeds with approved pesticides that do not require an applicator's license.
  • Perform pressure washing as Using hose or activating sprinkler system, water lawns, and shrubs during dry periods.
  • Pick up and burn or cart away leaves, paper, and other.
  • Repair and paint fences, gates, benches, tables, guardrails, and assist in repair of roads, walks, buildings, and mechanical equipment.
  • Repair and replace irrigation sprinklers and timers.
  • Repair irrigation water leaks
  • Clean comfort stations, office and workshop areas, and parking lots by sweeping, washing, mopping, and
  • Be familiar with the Quality Control/Customer Satisfaction Plan (QC/CSP) requirements and perform QC/CS actions as
  • Follow written and verbal instructions.
  • May be required to participate in on-call schedule.
  • Perform duties unrelated to the job classification as needed.
  • Perform other related work as assigned.

Minimum Qualification:
  • High school diploma or its equivalent. May be substituted with 1 year of direct experience in grounds maintenance.
  • Requires 1 year of experience in the field of grounds maintenance. Possess knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures used in grounds maintenance and repair. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
  • Requires 1 years of experience in the field of grounds maintenance. Works with Grounds Maintenance Lead and primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment.
  • California Driver's License
  • Knowledge of the practices, methods, tools, and equipment of the ground maintenance trade.
  • Knowledge of the mechanical systems of ground maintenance equipment.
  • Knowledge of the hazards and standard safety precautions of the trade.
  • Skill in the use of tools and in the operation of equipment employed in ground maintenance.
  • Ability to maintain records.
  • Ability to work from specifications and oral and written instructions.
Training Requirements:
  • Grounds equipment as required.
Working Conditions:
  • Frequently exposed to extreme heat, and cold due to seasonal changes, and air quality associated with an outside environment.
  • Work Week: Monday-Friday
  • Work Hours: 0700-1530
  • Flex Shifts: Occasionally
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Travel Required: Possible
Physical Demands:
  • Standing: continuously Reaching: frequently
  • Walking: frequently Stretching: frequently
  • Lifting: occasionally
  • Pulling: occasionally
  • Pushing: occasionally Moving: occasionally
  • Bending: frequently Climbing: frequently
  • Stooping: frequently Balancing: frequently
  • Twisting: frequently Kneeling: frequently
  • Crouching: frequently Crawling: occasionally
The applicant/employee will be required to demonstrate competency during a forty-five-day probationary period.

Posted Salary Range

$38,376 - $39,520

Benefits Information

Salary18.73 Hour
Per Diem

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