groundskeeper resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
  • Energetic individual offering 10 years of experience as Groundskeeper. Willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and unafraid of working hard. Dependable and skilled in maintenance of cemetery grounds. Able to perform several projects per week. Works well with others safely and proficiently and helps families without any problems. Proficient with internments, inurnments in a crypt, niche or in ground.
  • Using hand tools
  • Cultivating soil
  • Mulching gardens
  • Operating bakhoe
  • Operating tractors
  • Operating dump trailers
  • Operating zero turn mowers
  • Planting new plants
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Trimming trees and shrubs
  • Transplanting plants
  • Setting up memorials
  • Safe handling of pesticides
  • Sowing grass seed
  • Monitoring health of plants
  • Facility maintenance and repair
  • Applying fertilizer
  • Landscaping and gardening
  • Trimming and edging flower beds
  • Installing lawn furniture
  • Managing work crews
  • Heavy lifting
  • Safety-oriented
  • Gardening tools
  • Proficient with Irrigation and aeration
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Hand tools proficiency
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Inurnments, internments
  • Crypts, niches, in ground
  • Irrigation
  • Grounds maintenance

06/2010 to Current Groundskeeper Penn National Gaming | Hobbs, NM,

Removed debris and trash from surrounding areas and disposed of recyclable materials properly.

  • Pruned trees and bushes to improve visibility and shapes.
  • Read and followed landscaping plans to install plants and fixtures for residences and businesses.
  • Performed seasonal activities, including landscaping, lawn mowing, applying fertilizer to plants and foliage.
  • Diagnosed plant-related problems and diseases to treat disease and prevent further infestation.
  • Deployed sprinkler systems to give grass, flowers and other landscaping adequate water for growth needs.
  • Monitored, inspected, and identified external facility or building areas requiring maintenance or repair.
  • Observed plants and trees for diseases and researched mitigation procedures.
  • Maintained green spaces by using hand-held tools, including weedeaters and hedge trimmers.
  • Cleared pathways of overgrowth and debris or hazards such as snow.
  • Managed crew of 1 to 4 workers to strategically plan and coordinate jobs.
  • Checked all machinery and performed routine maintenance to prevent machine malfunction.
  • Applied fertilizers and pesticides to lawns and grounds on regular basis to control weeds, insect infestation diseases and to maintain soil fertility.
  • Implemented regular landscaping schedule to promote optimal growth and maintain attractive appearance of lawns and facility grounds.
  • Troubleshot mechanical issues and completed basic repairs to keep equipment working at peak levels.
  • Created and implemented programs for pest control, garden maintenance, composting and other related topics.
  • Pruned trees and trimmed bushes and hedges to keep grounds neat and inviting.
  • Used fertilizer and pest control products on grass, trees, shrubs and flowers.
  • Removed trash and debris from grounds and placed in waste receptacles.
  • Swapped out plant containers and flowerbeds each spring, summer and fall.
  • Safely operated tractors, dump trailers and bakhoes equipment to maintain grounds and to remove dead or fallen trees.
  • Selected bulbs, bushes, trees and flowers for planting.
  • Used equipment, including mowers, trimmers, spray rigs, tractors, dump trailers, and bakhoes safely to prevent accidents.
  • Maintained and repaired fences, benches and other hardscape structures.
  • Fertilized, cultivated and weeded soil.
  • Planted seeds, bulbs and shrubs and applied mulch to protect against weeds.
  • Prepared for winter holidays with lights, wreaths and garlands.
  • Cleaned and maintained fountains and statues in yards and gardens.
  • Prepared soil and gardens for planting with mulch and sod.
  • Cleared grounds by raking leaves and removing downed tree branches.
  • Responded quickly to inquiries and concerns from customers, typically returning messages within just a few minutes.
  • Dug irrigation trenches.
01/2008 to 01/2010 Electrician City Of Boca Raton, Florida | Boca Raton, FL,
  • Worked extensively on three-phase, XXX/480 volt power distribution systems.
  • Traced and diagnosed electrical malfunctions using hand tools and test equipment.
  • Identified and addressed hazards, defects and repair requirements through inspection of electrical equipment.
  • Evaluated electrical systems, equipment and components to identify and resolve defects and safety risks.
  • Performed electrical utility services for industrial based and new building projects.
  • Consistently worked to code on all projects, utilizing drawings and manuals.
  • Installed safety systems, including emergency lighting, uninterruptible power systems and battery systems.
  • Adhered to specifications and codes in installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures.
  • Connected wires to circuit breakers and transformers.
  • Reported improper conduct and events potentially dangerous or harmful to supervisor.
  • Installed conduit, wire and motor controls.
  • Interpreted schematics, blueprints, and diagrams to complete projects on time.
  • Worked on projects, providing value to department, company and client base.
03/2000 to 01/2008 Auto Mechanic Cedar Fair Entertainment Company | Muskegon, MI,
  • Conducted inspections and tests to verify safety and compliance with emissions limits.
  • Performed maintenance inspections, tune-ups, oil changes and other key services.
  • Assigned work to team members and inspected all work for quality and compliance.
  • Troubleshot faults and devised successful solutions in a self-directed manner.
  • Communicated with customers to explain estimates and provide expected delivery and repair timelines; addressed customer questions or concerns to enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Performed customer work and warranty repairs in compliance with manufacturer standards.
  • Tracked mechanical and repair problems and discussed solutions with shop leadership.
  • Performed routine and reparative maintenance for company freight and trucks.
  • Detected combustible gas and refrigerant leaks using special instruments.
  • Performed troubleshooting and diagnostic procedures to locate the source of malfunctions.
  • Communicated advanced mechanical information to non-mechanical people in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Maintained accurate records of purchases, titles and sales to facilitate planning and sustain best practices.
  • Completed simple and advanced repairs according to specifications for systems such as brakes, exhaust and electrical.
  • Earned reputation for good attendance and hard work.
  • Attended departmental meetings, providing feedback to enhance future performance.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Handled all delegated tasks, including removal and reinstallation of all parts.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
03/1999 to 01/2008 Tow Truck Operator County Of El Paso Tx | El Paso, TX,
  • Consulted with supervisors and dispatch personnel to assess situations, determine appropriate solutions and make decisions.
  • Responded to roadside assistance requests to provide tows and other types of support.
  • Used wheel lift and flat bed trucks to tow cars, trucks, motor homes, and box trucks.
  • Documented weight and destination production data in detailed daily logs for management review.
  • Attached or loaded vehicles and reviewed all connections for security.
  • Picked up clients or vehicles and drove property to specified receiving agency or location.
  • Identified and troubleshot issues with equipment and completed basic repairs to restore functionality.
  • Established relationships with agency representatives to complete towing jobs efficiently and according to procedures.
  • Conducted vehicle and equipment inspections to maintain safety and comply with laws.
  • Completed vehicle recoveries, private tows and involuntary retrievals in collaboration with businesses and police departments.
  • Employed hand signals to communicate effectively with coworkers operating transport vehicles and direct movements from floor.
  • Scheduled or performed needed maintenance on equipment to promote longevity of use.
  • Followed maps and GPS systems to complete tasks efficiently.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/1994 to to High School Diploma | Stigler High School, Stigler, OK GPA:

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  • Stigler High School

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  • Electrician
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