Landscaping Maintenance Technician (Temecula, CA) in Escondido, CA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 2/12/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for a Landscaping Maintenance Technician who will join our Scotts Miracle-Gro team in Temecula, California.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Perform general clean-up of all outdoor areas of the facility and building perimeter as directed.
  • Cut turf using various sized power mowers, trimming and edging using a gas powered edger/trimmer, and operating a gas powered blower.
  • Properly and safely prune shrubs and low trees as needed to improve the shape or growth habitat or to remove damaged branches.
  • Using hand and/or power tools or equipment to perform a wide range of landscape and irrigation duties.
  • Performs grounds keeping and building maintenance duties. Provides proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, planters, and other grounds features.
  • Utilizes tools and equipment for pruning, mowing grass, edging, trimming, fertilizing and watering.
  • Pick up trash and blow leaves and other organic debris on to the turf before mowing.
  • Laying sod, planting, trimming, watering, cutting, fertilizing, digging, and raking.
  • Installing, repairing and replacing sprinklers and sprinklers pipes as required.
  • Performs and troubleshoots maintenance to sprinkler and valves system.
  • Spray plants, trees and grass with pesticides to control destructive insects and diseases.
  • Dig holes in ground, rake soil, install plant materials, mow/edge lawns, and trim plant materials and trees.
  • Places Safety first.
  • Supports the Maintenance department as needed.
  • Landscape by planting flowers, grass, shrubs, and bushes.
  • Manage routine upkeep of exterior areas, green space and parking lot.
  • Complete non-routine cleaning according to specified job orders.
  • Handle emergency cleaning and upkeep requests.
  • Reports immediately any concerns.
  • Works with Sr. Lead to coordinate outside services as required.
  • Ensure outdoors of the facility are maintained and fully equipped.
  • Adheres and complies with the cleaning schedule.
  • Adheres to safety rules and ergonomic practices.
  • Responsible for keeping and maintaining tools and equipment provided.
  • Performs other duties as necessary.  

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred
  • 6 months commercial landscape experience preferred.
  • Work in/or about situations near direct automotive traffic.
  • Work from elevated heights such as an 8' A-frame ladder.
  • Work 8+ hours per day with applicable breaks x 5 days/week (some overtime/weekend work required).
  • The team member is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts.
  • Ability to work in extreme conditions - temperatures may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit outdoors during summer.
  • Ability to work in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. (mulch, fertilizer, etc.).
  • Ability to load/unload up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to bend, stoop and twist continuously throughout the shift.

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • Fitness club reimbursement - $350/ Individual & $500/Family

  • Starting day one, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.

  • Generous vacation day policy in addition to 11 holidays

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu vaccine. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns.

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.