Laborer Position

Job Description – Laborer

$11- $14 per hour – depending on experience

Purpose and Description

This position requires basic knowledge of landscaping, lawn care, grounds upkeep, and proper equipment usage.  This person will report to the Crew Leader and Maintenance Production Manager and will be responsible for multiple tasks including but not limited to the following:

  • Mowing, edging, and trimming with walk-behind and handheld machinery
  • Mowing using various sized power mowers
  • Operating a gas powered backpack blower
  • Trimming and edging using a gas powered edger/trimmer
  • Trimming shrubs and low trees to shape and improve growth or to remove damaged leaves, branches or twigs using shears, pruners or gas powered hedge trimmers
  • Moving large amounts of earth or debris using shovels and other hand tools
  • Planting seasonal color
  • Applying chemicals or fertilizers
  • Performing light irrigation repair
  • Picking up leaves, trash and cut grass and placing onto burlap and loading onto a truck or trailer
  • Performing weeding by hand or using a garden hoe
  • Managing plant materials
  • Basic insect/disease identification
  • Spreading salt on walkways and other areas. Repairs and paints fences, gates, benches, tables, guardrails and outbuildings.
  • Assist in repairing mechanical equipment.
  • Cleaning workshop areas, garages, bathrooms, and parking lots by sweeping, washing, mopping and polishing
  • Load and unload trucks; moves supplies and materials to proper location. Move and arrange heavy office furniture, equipment or supplies as needed.
  • Lifting heavy items of up to 80lbs or more
  • Performing other grounds maintenance tasks or other duties as they are assigned by supervisors


Physical Demands

  • Have full range of mobility in upper and lower body in order to be able to work in various positions including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling, squatting, and walking for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to handle and operate powered equipment
  • Be able to lift and move heavy items up to 80 lbs or more


  • High school or equivalent
  • Ability to communicate with lead people and crew members. Bilingual in English & Spanish a plus
  • Valid Missouri or Kansas driver’s license preferred but not required

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