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Grounds Maintenance

Company: Park Lawn Corporation
Location: Pisgah Forest
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Why Work for Blue Ridge Garden of Memory?


  • At every level, our dedicated team members display a strong work ethic and commitment to our core values, respect for the family, the profession, and the individual.
  • Work with leading experts in the funeral and cemetery profession.


    • Financial assistant programs encouraging employees through education and development in industry related subjects.
    • Robust Health and Welfare Plans, and savings account options, designed to support your personal needs, enhance well-being and help navigate life's challenges.
    • Rich 401k and Roth Retirement Plan options available for both Full Time and Part Time employees along with a Company Match.
    • Variety of Vacation, Personal Days and Sick Days based on your role emphasizing the importance of physical and emotional replenishment for our team.
    • Employee Discounts on services, merchandise, and property to help our team members in their time of need.


      • We value honesty, courage, integrity, ethical behavior and the development of personal growth.
      • We are rooted in the communities to provide a personal touch to every family we serve.
      • We believe in the value of funeral and cemetery service, drawing on decades of experience to create the best experience for our families.


        Perform all grounds keeping and maintenance matters on the properties and maintains the overall appearance of a cemetery, mausoleum or funeral home location.

        Essential Functions

        • Performs tasks of grounds maintenance requiring the knowledge of use and general maintenance of mechanized equipment including lawn equipment i.e. weed eaters, walk behind mowers, hedge trimmers and edger, pruners, leaf vacuums/blowers.
        • Performs set-up and completion of interments and entombments to include but not limited to excavating of the grave to the proper level, assist with the lifting and placing casket on lowering device, removing, replacing and lifting crypt and niche fronts.
        • Correctly identifies and locates the location of specified interment/entombment spaces within the cemetery on cemetery maps.
        • Performs other duties as assigned.


          • Communication Proficiency.
          • Teamwork Orientation.
          • Detail Orientation.
          • Customer Service Orientation.
          • Time Management.

            Required Education, Experience, Certifications and Licensure

            • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education, training and experience preferred.
            • Minimum of 1-year grounds experience.
            • Cemetery grounds experience is strongly preferred.
            • Valid state issued driver's license in good standing and acceptable driving record.

              Additional Eligibility Qualifications

              • Ability to operate large and medium scale equipment to include but not limited to riding mowers, backhoes, hi-lows, tractors, Kubota's riding machines, Gators, ditch diggers, power washers, golf carts, casket and granite power lifts, trucks and trucks with plows.
              • Ability to read a cemetery map and correctly identify and locate the location of specified interment/entombment spaces within the cemetery.
              • Ability to read, write and speak English. Bilingual is a plus.
              • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
              • Requires the ability to show respect and sensitivity toward families while working in a physically demanding environment.
              • Knowledge of use and general maintenance of mechanized equipment.
              • Ability to apply proper precautions concerning lifting and equipment use in a safe and careful manner.

                Supervisory Responsibility

                This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

                Physical Demands and Work Environment

                The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

                • The duties associated with this position are generally performed in an outdoor setting.
                • Outdoor duties may require exposure to natural elements such as inclement weather, extreme temperatures, uneven ground, dust, gas, and/or fumes.
                • Equipment used to perform the essential function of this position includes, hand-held tools and equipment, including but not limited to shovels, picks, rakes, sledgehammers, lawn mowers, weed trimmers and sod cutters
                • Employees in this role are regularly required to climb, sit, stand, bend, kneel, and frequently lift up to 75 pounds and may be required to lift up to 100 pounds.
                • This position may also require reaching, pushing, and pulling.
                • This position may also be exposed to chemicals and/ or blood borne pathogens. Exposure risk is considered:Low
                • Overtime is sometimes necessary or required.


                  • This position may require up to 10 percent out of area and overnight travel.
                  • Travel is primarily local occurring during the business day only.

                    Other Duties

                    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Park Lawn Corporation, Asheville , Grounds Maintenance, Professions , Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

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