Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Horticultural Technician - Grounds (1.0 FTE, Days) in Palo Alto, California

United Health Workers

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shifts

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

Under the direct supervision of the Grounds Supervisor, the horticultural technician is responsible for the care and maintenance of the irrigation system, the turf areas, equipment (hand, gas and electric) care and maintenance and other assignments given to him by the Grounds Supervisor. Have the ability to anticipate problems and solve these with minimal downtime. Will be responsible for maintaining a part inventory and work with the grounds' supervisor to maintain the operation at maximum efficiency.

Essential functions

  • Maintains the grounds of the hospital. Cuts and waters lawns. Maintains other plants.

  • Operates and maintains electrical and gas-powered gardening equipment including mowers.

  • Operates and maintains sprinkler systems.

  • Recognizes and eliminates potential hazards associated with adults and children.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.Education: Associate of Arts (AA) degree from an accredited collegeExperience: One (1) year of directly related work experienceLicense/Certification: California Drivers License (CDL)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to establish and maintain respectful relationships with a diverse population.

  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and use time efficiently.

  • Ability to work as a member of the team and with temporary help.

  • Knowledge and thorough understanding. of the mechanics and principles involved of above ground and underground sprinklers.

  • Knowledge of garden equipment for digging, raking, weeding; care of the lawn; pruning and chainsaws; watering; and pest control.

  • Knowledge of how to test for sprinkler coverage and depth of penetration.

  • Knowledge of the care and maintenance of electrical and gas-powered equipment.

  • Knowledge of the types of mowers, frequency of mowing, moving height for different grasses, fertilizing, pH testing, soil sampling, and mower maintenance.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.