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Grounds Staff

Full-time

The NY Mets Groundcrew positions are primarily responsible for aiding in field preparation and maintenance for MLB games, MLS conversions/games and special events. This is a Full-Time, year-round position.

  • Involved in the preparation, maintenance and repair of the field at Citi Field, this includes application of fertilizers and pesticides
  •  Work with other members of the Stadium Operations Staff as directed
  • Ability to operate all equipment needed for field maintenance, including but not limited to sprayers, mowers and tractors.
  • Knowledge of infield skin maintenance, mound and plate maintenance, mowing skills and sod replacement.
  • Provide support in all other Stadium activities and special events as assigned by Management
  • Ability to lift heavy objects such as 50LB bags of fertilizer or calcined clay
  • Ability to pull Field Tarp quickly
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety manuals, equipment operation manuals and fertilizer and pesticide instructions in English
  • Ability to work long hours and weekends
  • Ability to work outside in the winter to assist with snow removal
  • This position requires shift work

Educational Requirements

  •  2- or 4-year degree from recognized turf or horticultural program preferred

Experience Requirements

  • New York State Pesticide Applicators License or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of employment
  • Must have at least 1-year of experience as a Groundskeeper at Professional Baseball or College facility
  • Experience in the use of turf equipment
  • Knowledge of chemicals used in turfgrass management

Special Requirements

  • Experience with soccer, concert set ups and snow removal a plus
  • Valid Driver’s License

Job Benefits

  • $32.15/hour 40 hrs./per week plus OT
  • Medical, 401K, Annuity all through SEIU 32BJ

Date Job is Available

Salary

$32 to $33 per hour

Overtime: Yes

Job Application Instructions

Email resumes to Bill Deacon, Executive Director, Field and Landscape, bdeacon@nymets.com


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