The Grounds Operator 1 performs daily routine maintenance tasks that help to provide well maintained grounds to our patrons. Under direction of the Superintendant, Golf Maintenance this position is responsible for looking after the golf grounds by routine mowing, watering, fertilizing, garbage pick-up, tree planting, general planting as well as other parking lot, sport fields and walking trail duties. All equipment used is specialized and proper training is given in order to operate. Position Type: 10 Seasonal Positions Available (Please see seasonal dates below)Rate of Pay: $23.66 per hourPosted: March 3, 2020Closing Date: March 10, 2020Seasonal Position dates:May 1, 2020- October 30, 2020April 1, 2020- October 30, 2020Maintain sport fields, walking trails and grass areas around the facility Operates line trimmer, fly mower, blower, push mower and pruning tools Prunes over hanging branches, and removes fallen trees Assist in maintaining mulch beds, by replacing, turning mulch as needed Assists Horticulturist in planting and maintaining annual flower beds Assists supervisor as needed in areas such as planting, tree removal, watering etc. Assist in performing all maintenance tasks associated with artificial turf fields Assist in removal and application of field paint on artificial turf fields Keeps all entrances clean of debris Ensure various waste receptacles around the facility are kept emptied & clean Plays a vital role in the setup for the wide array of events hosted on the islandField cover installation & removal Fencing Reports any mechanical, electrical and hydraulic problems to mechanic, team lead and supervisor Responsible for cleaning and maintaining storage area, wash bay, equipment storage areas, fuel storage, fertilizer shed, and staff locker and lunchroom Other duties as assigned. Education: Completion of Beacon Athletics Groundskeeper UniversityEssential Skills and Experience: Should possess a high level of enthusiasm, be self- motivated and able to work independently Ability to obtain training certificates needed to perform duties safely Must be capable of performing demanding physical work Knowledge of the tools, landscape equipment Ability to safely operate trucks and motorized equipment Experience with operating gas and diesel engines Must be able to follow oral and written directionDesirable Skills and Experience: WHMIS Certification is preferred Knowledge or background in horticulture, agriculture or turf Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:Performs physical work, lifts up to 50 pounds. Frequently, and performs activities such as bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and grasping throughout shift. Must have the manual dexterity to grab, grip, hold, pour, tear, cut, sort and reach. Must be able to work in and tolerate extreme temperatures. Must be able to work, holidays and weekends. This position may require travel between our various facilities within the Wood Buffalo Region. Access to reliable transportation is necessary. Safety:All employees are responsible and accountable for Regional Recreation Corporation’s health and safety policy. All employees at every level should be familiar with the requirements of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety legislation as it relates to their work processes.