Groundskeeping maintenance personnel perform a variety of duties to ensure that the landscape of an establishment is clean and presentable. These duties include skilled and semi-skilled tasks, such as mowing lawns, trimming shrubs, removing overhanging branches, planting new greenery, and watering.
Some groundskeeping maintenance personnel also perform non-landscaping-related tasks, which can include installing window glass, replacing faucets, flushing sewer lines, or unclogging external drains. They may also perform basic maintenance and repairs on lawn equipment or external fixtures. Typically, they work in rotating shifts. They may do more than one shift a day, depending on their employer's needs.
An individual without a high school diploma can become a groundskeeping maintenance personnel. What employers deem more important are basic landscaping skills, physical strength, stamina, as well as the ability to follow instructions carefully since they will have to work with minimal supervision. The average salary of a groundskeeping maintenance worker is $14 an hour or roughly $28,000 a year.