2024 Summer Grounds Maintenance

Job Locations US-KS-Kansas City
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/13/2023 12:15 PM)
# of Openings
Seasonal Labor


WaterOne is an independent public water utility. We’ve been proudly serving the Johnson County, Kansas area since 1957. Every day, nearly 455,000 customers rely on WaterOne to provide fresh, clean water on demand. It’s a responsibility we deliver on. Our passion is water, because water touches everything we care about: family, health, safety, and community. We serve our community by bringing award-winning water to their homes, businesses, and public places.


WaterOne provides competitive benefits and compensation ranges.  Selected candidates are placed in the position’s pay range based on their qualifications.


The purpose of this position is to assist in maintaining the appearance of the grounds throughout WaterOne.


Pay Range:  $17.00 per hour


Essential Functions


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Performs lawn seeding, sodding, mowing, power raking and trimming of hedges, shrubs and trees.
  • Applies fertilizers, insect sprays and weed control sprays.
  • Inspects and cleans up grounds before mowing to prevent injury or property damage from debris or hidden objects.
  • Sharpens mower blades and performs routine maintenance on lawn equipment.
  • Cuts down dead trees and keeps grounds cleared of tree limbs and trash.
  • Repairs fences, broken windows and does other needed maintenance work as instructed.
  • Performs painting or staining of walls, floors, trim, doors, handrails, pipes, equipment, and other items.
  • Inspects equipment such as mowers, tractors and fertilizer machines to insure they are in proper working order.

Other Duties

  • Perform all duties pertaining to hazardous waste operations in accordance with all applicable requirements.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned.


Required Education, Skills & Experience

  • High school graduate or have a GED.
  • Work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Possess a valid driver's license and continuously meet WaterOne driving standards.
  • Get along well with WaterOne personnel and others.
  • Follow instructions properly.
  • Can work safely with tractors, mowers, and other equipment.
  • Knowledgeable in proper confined space entry and the safe handling of hazardous chemicals.
  • Experience with or can learn to apply all applicable requirements pertaining to hazardous waste operations.
  • Must pass post offer medical exam, including drug screen and background verification (may not apply to current employees).

Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally lift/or move up to 100 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to move occasionally from one location to another or be able to remain in a stationary position for up to several hours a day. The employee must be in possession of a licenses and be able to operate a vehicle at any given time. The employee must be able to occasionally position self to perform grounds maintenance activities and be able to work in outdoor weather conditions. The employee must be able to ascend and descend ladders occasionally. The employee must meet qualifications for using air purifying and air supplied respiratory protection.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Protective equipment, including but not limited to personal protective equipment for eyes, face, head and extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices, and protective shields and barriers, may be required and shall be maintained in the sanitary and reliable condition wherever it is necessary by reason of hazards of process or environment, chemical hazards, or mechanical hazard encountered in a manner capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation or physical contact.


Equal Opportunity Employer


WaterOne is an equal opportunity employer and upholds a non-discrimination policy. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, military status, or marital status in making employment and business decisions. We also prohibit harassment and retaliation in the workplace and in our dealings with the public. We encourage and welcome diversity of backgrounds in our workforce. WaterOne complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).


Complete job description is available upon request and will be provided during the selection process.


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