The Laramar Group LLC

Groundskeeper - Naperville/Aurora

Job Locations US-IL-Naperville
ID
2021-1746
Category
General Labor
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Who is Laramar? Founded in 1989, Laramar has grown from a small real estate investment company to a distinguished national real estate investment and property management corporation with a multi-billion-dollar portfolio. For nearly 30 years, Laramar has managed a wide range of properties from high-rise urban to small building to suburban garden-style.

Why should I work for Laramar? Laramar delivers an unparalleled level of service to the real estate industry and our success is attributed to our people. We have a well-trained team of real estate professionals who love their work and honor their commitment to our clients and our residents. If you are seeking a position where your enthusiasm, passion, and creativity are welcome, join the Laramar team!

Are there perks? Yes! Laramar offers excellent medical/dental/vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, Company paid life insurance along with paid short and long-term disability insurance, paid holidays, a generous paid time off program, zero dollar premium medical coverage for employees, and a 401k with Company match. We offer a 20% housing discount if you live on site!

The Groundskeeper position performs daily community upkeep and maintenance tasks for at least one property. The Groundskeeper ensures all common areas are clean and trash free. These include but are not limited to, parking, breezeways, hallways, pool area, clubhouse, laundry rooms, etc.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Embodies Laramar Core Values
  • Strong oral and written communicator
  • Positive attitude, organization with strong attention to detail required
  • Participates in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals
  • Constantly shows quality customer service and professionalism
  • Proficient working with landscaping equipment, irrigation, plant life, and snow removal

Responsibilities

  • Must consistently demonstrate quality customer service
  • Ability to work alone and with a team in a professional and efficient manner
  • Ensure all common areas are safe, clean, and presentable for staff and residents; this may include but is not limited to:
    • Mowing/edging
    • Shrub/tree maintenance
    • Planting/placing various plants and ground covers
    • Cleaning, including removal of trash
    • Painting and maintaining infrastructure, such as walls or curbs, and furniture, such as pool chairs or benches
    • Snow removal
  • Perform or assist with installation and repairs of irrigation systems
  • Assist Maintenance Technicians with repairs in units, as needed
  • Adhere to all OSHA safety guidelines and attend monthly safety meetings
  • Comply with all federal and local Fair Housing regulations and ordinances
  • Willing to perform any addition duties assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent certificate is required
  • Position requires acceptable motor vehicle driving history, valid and free from restrictions, and must and appropriate vehicle insurance coverage
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background check and five panel drug screen

Physical Demands and Work Environment: (The phrases "occasionally," "regularly," and "frequently" correspond to the following definitions: "occasionally" means up to ⅓ of working time, "regularly" means between ⅓ and ⅔ of working time, and "frequently" means ⅔ and more of working time.)

  • The work environment is both indoors and outdoors. When outdoors, exposure to extreme temperatures and inclement weather is possible. The employee must complete their work satisfactorily in an environment where there are significant distractions, including residents stopping and interrupting. Must be able to drive to sites or meetings with staff and vendors.
  • The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing this job's duties, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must be able to complete physical labor such as frequent walking, lifting, climbing stairs, and standing for at least 8 hours per day
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and should do so in a sound and safe manner. This job's specific vision abilities include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The above statements reflect the principal functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation

 

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