Estate // Grounds Assistant (Sports fields)

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Estate // Grounds Assistant (Sports fields)

Cornwall Hill College, is a co-educational independent school situated in Irene, Centurion. The school services 1864 school pupils and 280 staff members and is now in need of a Groundsman to join our maintenance team.

The successful candidate will be required to maintain all landscaping equipment and materials, ensure adequate stock levels of consumables and maintain the appearance of trees, shrubs, flowers and the lawns. He/she will also need to ensure that the grounds is free from harmful insects and plant diseases across the campus. The role will vary from time to time depending on the operational needs of the school. The working hours will be Monday to Friday: 07:00 – 16:00. The successful candidate will report to the Head Groundsman and we aim to fill the position by 01 June 2024.

THE CORE FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION INCLUDE:

  • Participates in field maintenance and construction projects, to include mowing, trimming, resodding and re-grading, irrigation installation, aerating, and topdressing of sports fields.
  • Sets up game and practice fields for special events; performs painting, game day field preparation, and field equipment placement as appropriate.
  • Maintains inventories of turf products and supplies, to include fertilizers, pesticides, paint, and tools for athletic fields.
  • Maintains athletic field irrigation systems, to include sprinkler heads, valves, and controllers.
  • Applies herbicides and pesticides as needed to athletic fields.
  • Operates and maintains grounds equipment, to include mowers, spreaders, sprayers, trimmers, and painting equipment used for sports fields.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Performs general maintenance and trash removal tasks on athletic fields, as appropriate.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Work closely with and support other Estates departments as required
  • Performing other duties as required.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • SA Citizen
  • Grade 12 and at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Drivers License
  • Sound knowledge of irrigation systems
  • Sports field maintenance specific training (advantageous)

CLOSING DATE: 30 May 2024.

APPLICANTS SHOULD SHARE THE CHRISTIAN ETHOS AND VALUES UPHELD BY THE COLLEGE.

Should you wish to apply, please hand deliver your application to the HR department at Cornwall Hill College Please include certified copies of your qualifications and the names and contact details of three referees. Should you not hear from the College by within two weeks of applying, please accept that your application has not been successful.

Closing Date
30/05/2024
Irene, Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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