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Job Title:   Gardener - Horticulture
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MGM Grand Las Vegas
550007
Horticulture/Floral
21 and over
07
 

JOB DESCRIPTION:
It is the primary responsibility of the Gardener - Horticulture to perform all duties related to the appearance and maintenance of exterior areas of the property. All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and policies, practices and procedures.
  • Mows grass, trims trees and shrubs, fertilizes lawns, plants materials, irrigates lawns and aerates plant areas.
  • Distributes proper fertilizers, insecticides and organic materials.
  • Removes weeds and transplants trees and plant material.
  • Periodically examines all plants for evidence of disease or insect infestation.
  • Grades and plants when necessary.
  • Installs and repairs irrigation systems, automatic timers and valves.
  • Gathers and disposes of all debris, i.e. paper or leaves found on planted areas throughout the property.
  • Performs minor service and repairs on power equipment used by the landscape department, including lubricating equipment, adding fuel, oil and water when needed.
  • Ensures all equipment and work areas are kept clean and clear of any safety hazards.
  • May be asked to care for interior plant material.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Required:
  • At least 3 years of experience in exterior landscape gardening.
  • Previous experience with large equipment a plus and able to operate power mowers, edgers, sprayers and chainsaws (small and large).
  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move.
  • Ability to access all areas of the facility and travel off property.
  • Ability to climb ladders onto raised areas and be able to work from heavy equipment.
  • Working knowledge of all exterior maintenance, plant and tree identification, insect identification and control, irrigation parts and installation, fertilizers, and landscape installation.
  • Withstand prolonged periods of standing, walking, bending, and stretching to perform job duties.
  • Maintain physical stamina and proper mental attitude to deal effectively with guests, management, and other employees while working under pressure and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • High School diploma and equivalent.
  • Able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms.
Preferred:
  • Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.

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