Ozark Mill-Groundskeeper & General Maintenance

Ozark, Missouri
The Ozark Mill And Finley Farms
The Ozark Mill and Finley Farms
Depends on Experience  Hourly
Full Time
Varies - Weekends Needed

Ozark Mill and Finley Farm Description: Located in the heart of the Ozarks, Ozark Mill & Finley Farms is a historical and cultural destination for a new generation of travelers. Set along the Finley River in Ozark, MO, just a short drive from Springfield. We have taken great care to restore the working grist mill (built 1833) along the riverbank, to continue a long tradition of being the center of the community. The mill creates a unique place that embraces our heritage and supports a modern shift towards a more simple way of living. These inspired spaces offer events and programs that will allow people to experience an Ozark way of life in a whole new way. Inspired by the spirit of the Midwest, we are committed to delivering memorable experiences and genuine hospitality.

Modeled after the family farms that once dotted the Ozark landscape, Finley Farms honors the true spirit of the Ozarks agricultural beginnings—through time honored techniques, education and a sense of pride. Finley Farms is a multi-parcel, small plot, high-yield farm that will include a variety of edibles from vegetables to fruit and herbs to mushrooms. The farm produces seasonal products for the on-site farm market and restaurants. The farm is dedicated to being a resource and an educational amenity for the area. The farm grows produce that is incorporated through a myriad of food, drinks and products throughout the entire property.  

Our business focus is outdoor retail and destination hospitality. We have deep roots and a deep love for the Ozarks which is why we are committed to the conservation and restoration of our land and our landmarks.  

Position Summary: The Groundskeeper/General Maintenance Associate at Finley Farms provides maintenance support and grounds and landscapes upkeep to the overall property. 

Essential Functions:

  • Be knowledgeable about Finley Farms and its history.
  • Assist with electrical/mechanical maintenance, safety systems, and equipment upkeep.
    • Assists all departments with related maintenance and repair work as directed.
  • Keep manager informed of equipment and supply needs and perform routine inspections and preventative maintenance as needed.
  • Landscaping/Grounds
    • Assist with the cleaning and repair of walkways, trails, drives and parking areas.
    • Operation of electrically-powered and gasoline-powered groundskeeping equipment and machines
    • Use of small hand and power tools or equipment in planting, cultivating, and trimming grounds and landscaping.
    • Assist with trash/recycle/compost removal
  • General Maintenance
    • Changes light bulbs, paints walls, woodwork, furniture, and equipment, makes minor carpentry, plumbing, and electrical repairs, delivers supplies, materials, and equipment as needed, retrieves and documents transfer of accountability of surplus property, provides custodial services
  • Become knowledgeable of all property vehicles, equipment, and buildings. Ensure all usage items are stocked and clean.
  • Must be able to consistently achieve high work standards; attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness a must.
  • Must have a flexible schedule to meet the demands of the property and its guests.
  • Must excel in a fast paced environment where continuous improvement is expected.
  • Be able to lift up to 100 lbs.
  • At all times, represent Finley Farms in a positive, friendly, professional way
  • Assist with all other duties as assigned

Candidate Profile:

Education, Experience and Personality Characteristics:

  • At least two years of experience in groundskeeping is required, where knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in planting, cultivating, and trimming a variety of types of trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers and grasses has been gained; an Associate’s degree in horticulture or a related field may be substituted for the two years of experience required. Knowledge of the use and proper disposal of chemicals used in groundskeeping (horticulture, turf management, and floriculture) is preferred.
  • Hospitality experience preferred
  • Fork Lift Operator preferred
  • Must be willing to work flexible schedule
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • A clear and personable communicator
  • Inquisitive nature, constantly innovating and offering ideas
  • Desire to be continuously learning, and self-starting
  • Demonstrated initiative – ability to think, work, and make decisions to solve guest concerns based on sound judgment

Skills and Knowledge:

Organization - The ability to stay organized, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.

Adaptable to Change -Must be willing to change priorities quickly and accept new direction.

Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Intermediate Computer Skills - Using basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.). The ability to quickly master new software.

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.

Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.

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.

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.