• Groundskeeper/ Landscaper

    General Atomics and Affiliated CompaniesSan Diego, CA 92108

    Job #1187798792

  • Job ID#: 28643BR

    Company: General Atomics

    Title: Groundskeeper/ Landscaper

    Job Category: Facilities

    City: San Diego

    State: California

    Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

    Clearance Required?: No

    Job Summary:

    General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world's leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

    We have an exciting opportunity for a Groundskeeper in our Construction Services team located in Poway, CA. Under minimal supervision, this position is responsible for maintenance and repair of the grounds and outside fixtures. Operates a variety of mechanical equipment and hand tools.


    • Performs a combination of cutting lawns, trimming and edging around walkways, roads, flowerbeds and walls.

    • Prunes shrubs, trees and plants. Rakes up leaves and litter.

    • Performs periodic inspections of plants and grasses. Determines need for changes in care schedules.

    • Assembles, installs, modifies and maintains irrigation systems and plumbing with little or no direction. May perform trade work such as carpentry or painting.

    • Operates tractors or other equipment with attachments such as mower, fertilizer spreader, rototiller, sod remover, backhoe, lawn roller, etc.

    • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

    We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

    Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

    Job Qualifications:

    • Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent and three or more years of experience performing a wide range of moderately complex gardening and landscaping tasks.

    • Requires specialized knowledge of accepted gardening techniques with the ability to use considerable initiative where required.

    • Must have complete knowledge and understanding of safe lifting and handling of lawn equipment, machinery and toxic chemicals.

    • Work is performed outside often during inclement weather with little or no supervision.

    • Assignments are moderately complex in nature and may require physical stamina to complete tasks.

    • Considerable judgment is required in resolving problems and making recommendations.

    • Bi-lingual skills (English-Spanish) are an asset.

    • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) thorough knowledge of safety practices, tool, equipment and materials used in the field; (2) a valid California driver's license with a clean driving record as determined by the DMV; (3) physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and ability to work from ladders or scaffolding; and (4) interpersonal skills and written communication skills to interface with employees and to accurately document information.

    • US Citizenship is required.

    US Citizenship Required?: Yes

    Experience Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)

    General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.