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Buckhorn Estates - Grounds Keeper

Company: YES Communities
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

About YESYES Communities, founded in 2008, owns and operates manufactured housing communities with locations across the United States. YES takes a new approach to manufactured home communities and works to build and maintain an environment in each community that reflects their positive YES attitude. YES's unique operating model, personal approach and strong corporate culture has garnered it the Community Operator of the Year award by the Manufactured Housing Institute for the past ten years.Our company's leadership team has over 100 years of combined experience in the manufactured housing industry. This dedication has brought industry acknowledgement to not only our executive team, but also to every endeavor they have touched throughout the past four decades.Life at YESYES Communities strives to hire a diverse workforce that shares our vision of what a manufactured home community should be. We empower our employees to develop a strong sense of community with our residents because we know that happy, dedicated employees make the difference.Our culture is relaxed and one where leaders set clear expectations and give you the freedom to manage your goals. We invest in our employees and take pride as we watch them achieve results and make a difference in their roles every day.GROUNDS KEEPERReports To: Community Manager PositionOverview:In this role, you will be relied upon to keep our community grounds in tip-top shape and well maintained. That includes raking leaves, sweeping walkways, mowing lawns, and trimming edges in the area. In addition, you will also be adding to the community by planting flowers, grass, bushes, etc. Keeping plants in their top form by watering and applying fertilizer or pesticides will be required as well. And should an emergency come up, you will be one of the valued members who may be called on to assist.Essential Functions:--- Clean common areas and sweep walkways of debris--- Rake, mulch, and prune the grounds as needed.--- Mow lawns, trim edge around walks, flower beds, etc.--- Landscaping, including planting flowers, grass, bushes, etc.--- Maintain tree limbs--- Water plants and grass, and apply fertilizer or pesticides as needed.--- Perform minor repairs and maintenance procedures on equipment utilized in grounds keeping--- Follow safety precautions--- Complete all work in a timely manner, without sacrificing quality--- Maintain professional behavior which does not interfere with the individual's work, the work of another team member, or the quality of life for community residents--- Maintain community assets including grounds, buildings, equipment, pools, etc.--- Respond to emergency calls as directed by Supervisor--- Effectively communicate with vendors and residents--- Additional duties as assigned by supervisor and subject to changePhysical Requirements:--- Ability to stand and walk for up to eight (8) hours per day--- Use and hands, including fingers, to handle or feel objects, tool or controls which may be of a repetitive motion--- Reach with arms and hands--- Frequently required to climb or balance--- Vision abilities include close and distance vision and the ability to adjust focus--- Required to regularly push, pull, lift, or carry 50 lbs. Occasionally up to 85 lbs.--- Use of potentially hazardous chemicals--- Must be able to climb ladders, occasionally up to a 20-foot ladder--- FlexibilityEducation and Experience:--- High School Diploma or equivalent--- Previous refurbish or make-ready experience preferred--- A valid driver's license is requiredThe YES DifferenceCompetitive salary Comprehensive health benefits Life, long and short-term disability insurance 401(k) with company matchYES I can help YES We are a team YES We add value YES We build communityYES Communities is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: YES Communities, Des Plaines , Buckhorn Estates - Grounds Keeper, Other , Des Plaines, Illinois

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