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The Grounds & Facilities Supervisor is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the grounds at cemetery and funeral locations where applicable.
Organize and supervise the work of the grounds staff on a daily basis which includes: laying out grave sites and preparing them for burials, setting memorials and markers, performing lawn maintenance such as mowing, trimming, planting and snow removal, collecting trash or other debris from the grounds
Recruit and manage performance, and when necessary, discharge grounds staff
Is able to fill any role required in the grounds keeping / facilities maintenance function
Verifies that the locations of all interments, entombments or inurnments are accurate.
Assures that sites are prepared for services as expected by client families.
Assures that all physical components of the memorialization process are in compliance with the client family wishes.
Trains and supervises grounds crew.
Maintains existing memorials and crypts.
Assures that the grounds crews’ uniforms, personal appearance, actions and demeanor present an appropriate image to client families.
In consultation with Location Manager, Office Manager and other staff, schedules and delegates work assignments to meet client family wishes.
Maintains a safe working environment by training the staff in Observe safety rules and ensure compliance with the operating procedures of corporate, federal, state and local regulations, including OSHA regulations and Safety and Environmental guidelines.
Maintains proper inventories of equipment, supplies and merchandise.
Purchases safety equipment and supplies as required.
Assures that all equipment is cleaned and properly maintained.
- High school education or equivalent or relevant work experience
- Funeral industry experience would also be a plus
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to operate hand-held tools and equipments, including, but not limited to a shovel, pick, rake, sledge hammer, lawn mower, weed trimmer and leaf blower
Ability to operate larger mechanical equipment, including dump trucks, riding mowers, tractors and brush hogs (under supervision is able to operate backhoe).
Ability to accurately use measuring devices (i.e. tape measure, yard stick, etc.)
Ability to communicate effectively with fellow associates, contractor personnel and client families
When considering the work environment associated with this job, the following factors may apply:
Work indoors and outdoors during all seasons and weather conditions
Moderate odors, dust, odor, pollen or fumes may cause discomfort and/or irritation to eyes or respiratory passages
Loud noise from equipment/machines is at a level where ear protection is recommended.
When considering the work postures associated with this job, the following factors may apply:
Frequent, continuous periods of time standing, up 8 hours per day
Climbing stairs to access buildings frequently
When considering the physical demands associated with this job, the following factors may apply:
Postal Code: 93535
Category (Portal Searching): Cemetery Maintenance
Job Location: US-CA - Lancaster
Req ID: Req.96866
Position Type: Full time
Who we are. What we do.
We are North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals, who proudly serve our community, provide caring assistance to families in need, and honor veterans and public servants.
We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.
"SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliates.
Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V