The Franklin Companies is an industry leading firm that specializes in the development, construction and management of high quality senior living — our Franklin Park® communities — and multi-family residential properties — the Artisan affordable apartment communities.

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Landscaper

Performs basic care of lawns, grounds, planters, sidewalks and parking areas at residential and commercial properties.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Mows grass with riding or push power mower
  • Edges lawn areas using edger
  • Clears/trims overgrowth along walls and in other unwanted locations using weed-eater
  • Clears litter, leaves and cuttings with rake, blower, or by hand if necessary; properly disposes of cleared material
  • Trims and prunes trees, shrubs, and hedges using shears, pruners and saws
  • Cares for established lawns and gardens by mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing, removing thatch and/or trimming around flowerbeds, walks and walls
  • Plants trees, shrubs, flowers and ornamental plants and lays sod
  • Mixes and sprays or spreads fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides using automatic or hand sprayers or spreaders
  • Maintains and/or repairs tools and equipment, and hardscaping elements such as pavers
  • Reports faulty equipment or dangerous situations such as leaking faucets and frayed electrical cables
  • Performs other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Able to read, write, speak and understand the English language and communicate effectively. Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus.
  • Able to safely operate riding lawnmower, edger and other power equipment
  • Knowledge of OSHA Standards and safety procedures preferred
  • ls prompt and able to perform the required duties of the position on a regular, predictable basis

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Training in landscaping a plus

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • One year experience in basic landscaping preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position:

  • Stand, walk, sit, reach, push, climb and/or balance on ladders, bend, twist, stoop and kneel up to eight hours a day
  • Wear proper safety garments/equipment including hearing protection, safety shoes, glasses, gloves and other items as directed
  • Frequently support up to 70 pounds
  • Frequently lift/carry up to 50 pounds
  • Regular exposure to dust, moving mechanical parts, sharp tools, chemical substances, and risk of electrical shock
  • May work in extreme outdoor temperatures, both hot and cold, as well as wet and humid conditions

Porter

The porter ensures that assigned areas (outdoor and/or indoor) are neat, clean, free from clutter, and safe.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Pick up and dispose of debris and empty trash cans. Place recyclable items in proper dumpster.
  • Empty outdoor pet waste bins and replace boxes of waste bags as needed.
  • Sweep out dumpster/compactor enclosures on days that they have been emptied.
  • Sweep and/or mop hard-surface floors. Apply sealants or polish as directed.
  • Sweep/vacuum entry rugs [at every entrance] and outdoor carpeting.
  • Skim outdoor fountain(s) daily and clean as assigned.
  • Keep outdoor furniture and seating areas clean and orderly. If pieces of furniture have been moved to other areas, return to their proper location. Clear cobwebs or insect nests/hives as needed.
  • Clean outdoor grills after each use.
  • Keep workshop clean and empty trash daily.
  • Maintain greenhouse and help residents with their plants in the greenhouse.
  • Trim, fertilize and/or chemically treat plants as assigned, e.g. fertilize flowering plants, cut back overgrown vines, etc.
  • Assist landscaping service workers when on site.
  • Clean tools after each use, ensure that they are properly maintained, and store securely when not in use.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Is prompt and reliable, and able to work independently
  • Can properly and safely use equipment, including outdoor vacuum cleaners, pruning shears, etc.
  • Has knowledge of and adheres to workplace safety and security practices
  • Is able to understand, read, and write English language, including instruction manuals

EDUCATION and LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Training and/or experience in custodial work, landscaping and/or related trades preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position:

  • Stand, walk, sit, reach, push, climb and/or balance on ladders, bend, twist, stoop and kneel up to eight hours a day
  • Wear proper safety garments/equipment as required: safety shoes, eye protection, gloves etc.
  • Frequently support up to 70 pounds
  • Frequently lift/carry up to 50 pounds
  • Regular exposure to dust, dirt, sharp tools, and chemical substances
  • May work in extreme outdoor temperatures, both hot and cold, as well as wet and humid conditions

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