Xanterra Travel Collection

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Xanterra Travel Collection - Williams, Arizona

Posted: 11/15/2018


The Groundskeeper is a seasonal position  responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of The Grand Canyon Railway property grounds while maintaining a positive attitude and professional appearance.

  • Fully understand and support Xanterra Mission Statement and Core Values.
  • Maintain and operate all hand and power tools including lawn mowers, edgers, trimmers etc.
  • Maintain and operate automatic sprinkler system in its entirety including determining and executing proper irrigation schedules for lawn and shrub areas.
  • Maintain and care for vegetation including disease identification, fertilization, trimming, pruning, transplanting, planting and the like.
  • Maintain fire defensive perimeter around assigned buildings.
  • If necessary plow sidewalks for snow removal.
  • Trim trees, shrubs and other vegetation as required and properly dispose of clippings.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on all assigned power tools and mowers.
  • Follow all applicable safety, risk management and environmental policies and procedures as related to the Gardener position.
  • Wear all personal protective gear as required in performing job.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age to operate equipment.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A valid Arizona Driver’s License, and be able to comply with the Xanterra/GCR Company Vehicle Policy.
  • Previous experience in turf and shrub care or landscape maintenance.
  • Knowledge of lawn care equipment including use and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of rooms and hotel layout on GCR property, including general knowledge of Xanterra Grand Canyon Railway guest services with the ability to convey information to the guests.


Basic Competencies:

  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications, follow detailed directions)
  • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
  • Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)


Employment Conditions:

  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries.
  • Work in all inclement weather conditions.
  • Work safely to ensure company equipment is secure.
  • Wear protective equipment as required by the job duties.
  • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work as needed.


Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly standing, walking, balancing, climbing, twisting, eye/hand coordination, manual dexterity, handling, wrist motion, bending/ stooping, ascending and descending ladder.
  • Trunk Strength-The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without giving our or fatiguing.
  • Static Strength-The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry objects.
  • Constant carrying, bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, and pulling items weighing up to 10lbs.
  • Frequently carrying, bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, and pulling items weighing up to 25lbs.
  • Occasionally carrying, bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, and pulling items weighing up to 100lbs.
  • Constantly listening, hearing, seeing, and speaking.
  • Will be required to stand and walk for long periods of time on cement floors and to occasionally walk on uneven surfaces.


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