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Grounds Foreman

The Jackie Robinson Training Complex, operated by Major League Baseball, is actively seeking a Grounds Foreman eager to learn Grounds Crew operations at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, FL. The site consists of five full size baseball fields (two artificial turf), four full size softball fields, a multi-use field for football/lacrosse/soccer and a baseball infield (1/2 field). The site also has three sets of batting tunnels and numerous outdoor mounds. MLB recently opened a new state-of-the-art indoor practice facility onsite which consists of batting tunnels, a turf infield and conference space.

The Foreman, Grounds for the Jackie Robinson Training Complex (JRTC) assists with the day-to-day maintenance of all athletic fields, common areas and facility grounds for year-round events including games, practices, camps, and special events. The foreman, Grounds also assists with maintaining all landscaped areas including plants, trees, and shrubs. Along with baseball and softball, there will be other opportunities to work other sports and events at the complex.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain baseball, softball and other athletic fields, landscaped areas, and facility grounds for the purpose of providing high quality, attractive and safe areas for athletic and non-athletic events.
  • Train and supervise Groundskeepers in performing grounds maintenance tasks.
  • Assist with fertilization and pesticide applications.
  • Execute regular grounds maintenance tasks, including but not limited to mowing, edging, raking, weeding, trimming, pruning trees, hedges, and shrubs.
  • Assist with tasks including dragging base paths, irrigation repairs, infield skin maintenance, warning track upkeep, and preparation of pitching mounds and home plates.
  • Setup athletic fields and equipment for practices and games.
  • Train and supervise Groundskeepers in performing grounds maintenance tasks.
  • Perform manual labor including regular lifting of heavy objects and equipment, bending, stooping, and digging to maintain grounds.
  • Inspect, clean, and help maintain groundskeeping equipment to ensure safe and proper operating conditions.
  • Execute cultural practices according to the standards and guidelines.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with Groundskeepers and clients.
  • Comply with OSHA safety standards.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager, Grounds.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2 years of athletic field or landscape maintenance experience required.
  • Experience in a supervisory role strongly preferred.
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
  • Ability to work irregular hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Ability to lift/move/carry items weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to lift/move items weighing up to 75 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to use/operate typical groundskeeping hand tools and power equipment on a regular basis for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work in a hands-on position in all weather extremes for extended periods of time

Please apply at https://www.mlb.com/careers/opportunities.

Feel Free to reach out to Teddy.Gutman@mlb.com for any further questions.

To apply for this job please visit www.mlb.com.