Landscaping Mechanic

Ridgedale, Missouri
Big Cedar Lodge
Depends on Experience 
Full Time

Position Summary: Maintains proper operation function of equipment and preforms major and minor equipment repairs.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform the cutting, trimming, seeding, irrigation and chemical application of all lawn areas
  • Perform the bed preparation, planting, weeding, irrigation and chemical application of all flower beds and planting areas
  • Perform the cleaning of debris, removal of snow and ice, spreading of sand and ice melt and repair of all walkways, trails, drives and parking areas
  • Perform tree maintenance including trimming, removal and irrigation
  • Perform maintenance, repairs and winterization of irrigation systems
  • Perform maintenance of landscaping equipment and tools
  • Keep supervisor informed of equipment and supply needs
  • Acquire working knowledge of the Lodge and facilities to respond appropriately to guest questions, as required
  • Keep supervisor promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual matters coming to his/her attention so prompt corrective action can be taken when appropriate
  • Develop, maintain, and perform scheduled appropriate preventative maintenance of all equipment and tools to include, but not limited to:
    • Supervising daily cleaning, storing, and preventative maintenance
    • Lubrication
    • Oil changes and filter changes
  • Coordinate emergency repair efforts in field, maintenance shop, or arrange for equipment to be repaired by appropriate external agent
  • Perform routine functions of maintenance and repairs of equipment; tractors, riding mowers and hand mowers
  • Coordinate safe disposal of used motor oil, hydraulic fluid and other waste products
  • Keep all mowing equipment operable and properly sharpened
  • Keep service records on all equipment and major repairs to facilitate historical evaluations
  • Maintain shop working area in neat, orderly fashion and observe working conditions in compliance with all appropriate safety and compliance laws
  • Work with Maintenance Crew in training and safety of equipment with entire staff
  • Maintain appropriate inventory control
  • Be aware of all contractors in and around the shop
  • Assist in training staff in maintaining safe operation procedures
  • Assist in coordinating and initiating special projects and assigned
  • Practice good stewardship:  avoid waste, unnecessary loss of inventory, maximize crew efficiency and promote good work habits
  • Other duties as assigned

Candidate Profile


Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Three years ‘minimum experience in maintaining landscaping equipment

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of fluid hydraulics, automotive electronics, gas and arc welding, fabrication of specialty tools, gas and diesel engines
  • Ability to diagnose mechanical problems



Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Basic Computer Skills - Using basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.)
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules that apply to job (e.g., OSHA, EPA, ADA, CFC, NFPA, ASI)
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology
  • Analytical/Critical Thinking - The ability to gather and organize information using a logical and systematic process; recognize patterns and relationships in complex data; examine data to identify implications, problems and draw appropriate conclusions; generate alternative solutions to problems; evaluate strengths, weaknesses and consequences of alternative solutions and approaches to solving problems
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly
  • Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about products, services or situations, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem


Other Qualifications:


Physical Demands:  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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; toxic or caustic chemicals and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  The employee will be exposed to poison ivy, oak and sumac on a regular basis, and must be able to work closely with these plants and possibly other toxic plant materials.