Maintenance Grounds Technician

POSITION:        Maintenance Grounds Technician

REPORTS TO:  Site Manager, EHC

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Open Until Filled

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, headquartered in downtown San Francisco, is looking for a Full-time Maintenance Grounds Technician (MGT), to work at our 311-acre resort, Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa, California.

Role Overview
Under the direction of the EHC Site Manager, the Maintenance Grounds Technician will perform skilled work in the maintenance and care of the natural environment at our 311-acre resort camp in Napa.

This will include the upkeep of the grounds and landscape as well as the performance of maintenance work to buildings and structures on the EHC property. The Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, mechanical, carpentry and painting skills will be essential. The position will require computer literacy to learn and use work order software to open and close daily work orders

 

Qualifications:

Education or equivalent:

  • High School degree or GED equivalent
  • CPO Certificate Completion of approved Pool Operators Course and annual updates. (Registration to be paid by EHC)

Experience:
The LightHouse welcomes nontraditional applicants and applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The MGT will perform regular and directed grounds and landscape maintenance. This will require experience in using mowing, trimming, edging and other landscaping tools.

There will be a strong need for the maintaining of a daily record of pool chemicals per county requirements.  Amongst the needs are daily and as-needed pool cleaning, maintenance, and chemistry checks.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to safely and properly use tools and equipment
  • Ability to sit at a desk and perform computer-intensive work for long periods of time; operate standard office equipment

The Maintenance Ground Technician will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate physical stamina and the ability to work outdoors for long periods of time
  • Requires the ability to lift and carry groundskeeping supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis
  • Prolonged walking or standing, and frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, and reaching daily
  • Requires a full range of physical motion to operate manual, electrical and/or gasoline-powered groundskeeping equipment and machines
  • Requires the ability to access facilities and areas which may only be accessible by climbing stairs or by climbing ladders to a height of 20 feet (e.g., for tree trimming)
  • Must be able to move throughout assigned areas, as the work is performed primarily out-of-doors, year-round
  • The MGT must be able to work outdoors for long periods, including occasional work in rain, cold, heat and windy conditions

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Fire Abatement
  • The Maintenance Grounds Technician will place a strong focus on Fire Abatement duties as a high priority for this role. Those duties will include:
    • String line trimming
    • Chainsaw to log splitting
    • Chipping, debris clean up
  • Maintenance
  • The MGT will also place a high emphasis on Maintenance
    • The person in this role must have knowledge of electrical, plumbing, mechanical, painting and carpentry skills to maintain buildings and equipment
  • Landscape
  • The Maintenance Grounds Technician will upkeep the landscape
    • These duties include mowing, trimming, tree maintenance, edging of landscape
    • Thinning and cleaning flower beds and other grounds by hand or utilizing proper tools and equipment; and setting up, adjusting, repairing and maintenance of these tools and equipment
  • Janitorial work that includes but is not limited to:
    • Plunging toilets
    • Cleaning and sanitizing of Restroom floors, toilets, sinks, and showers
    • Replace toilet paper in bathrooms as needed
    • Collect all trash, including trash from dog refuse collection bins
  • The MGT should possess a valid California Driver’s license and a willingness to drive camp vehicles
  • Possession of a Class B Driver’s License with Class B Passenger Endorsement would be a plus for the Maintenance Grounds Technician
  • Possession or willingness to train to get water treatment certification is highly desirable

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

WHO WE ARE:

LightHouse has an audacious mission – to transform the lives of the 40,000-blind people in the greater Bay Area and beyond. We do this through tech design, disability advocacy, consultation, classes, and community formation in San Francisco, our four satellite offices and Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa. We are a fun, fascinating, widely diverse, warm, and friendly community. We work in downtown San Francisco in a 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art workspace renowned for its universal design, steps from Civic Center BART. LightHouse is working for nothing less than to change the future for blind people and the wider community.

Within a five-minute walk is the world headquarters for Twitter, Uber, Dolby, Zendesk, and many other tech giants. Within three blocks are all the principal buildings for Northern California’s federal, state, and local government. Also, in our neighborhood are many theaters, San Francisco Symphony and Opera, the Asian Art Museum, and dozens of other key cultural anchors of the entire Bay Area.

The successful candidate will join a unique organization in which blind and sighted professionals work together at every level. Our governing Board of Directors, management and staff are all composed of roughly equal numbers of blind and sighted people, a parity unprecedented in our field.

Founded in 1902, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides skills, resources, and community for the advancement of all individuals who are blind or have low vision. Our innovative programs have been featured in 60 Minutes, the New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal and beyond. The blind community comes to LightHouse to learn how to travel independently with a white cane, to rejoin the workforce, use accessible technology, and meet a community of mentors and peers. From unique tactile maps to an unparalleled camp for blind campers, to a world prize for blind ambition, LightHouse offers programs unavailable elsewhere

Learn About Us:

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

1155 Market Street, 10th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94103

www.lighthouse-sf.org

Employee Benefits:

The LightHouse offers a rich package of benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance. Employees are eligible for an employer-matched 401(k) plan and subsidized health club membership, among many other perks.

Compensation: 

$18 per hour

How to Apply:

After reviewing the complete Job Description located at our website at https://lighthouse-sf.org/about/careers/, please complete an application as well as a cover letter and résumé as word processing attachments, (no PDFs please).

Please submit those word documents to hr@lighthouse-sf.org. Please include the job title in the subject line. We will not consider videos or hyperlinks to online profiles. Due to time constraints, we will only respond to complete submissions. Thanks for your understanding.