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Groundskeeper

  • Full Time
  • Atlanta, GA
  • $ 20.50/hr

About Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the new home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United and opened for its first events in August 2017. The stadium is also host of numerous other sports and entertainment events. The multi-purpose venue features flexible capacity that can expand to up to 83,000 seats; a retractable roof structure inspired by the oculus in the ancient Rome Pantheon; views of the Atlanta skyline; a 360-degree HD video halo board that, at nearly six stories tall and 1,100 linear feet in diameter, is the largest in the NFL and the world; an exterior fan plaza that provides fans with pre- and post-game entertainment; and a host of bars, restaurants and unique gathering destinations offering fans an unparalleled game day experience. Mercedes- Benz Stadium is part of AMB Sports & Entertainment, which also includes the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United.

Our Ideal Candidates

Actively Listen – Take an active role in listening by being present in the moment, using healthy body language, and ensuring joint understanding. When we read between the lines and hear what others are saying and what they are not saying, we encounter amazing opportunities to go the extra mile in serving them.

Collaborate – Realize that we are better together than we are alone. We achieve much better results when others have the opportunity to add their diverse perspectives. Be open to feedback and actively seek input from a variety of people at varying levels because the best ideas come from those who are closest to those we serve.

Engage in Servant Leadership – Put others ahead of yourself even when it’s difficult. Find opportunities to lead by example in the way you pitch in and help others. Giving back to others is at the heart of what we do.

Build Relationships – Cultivate trust in relationships by showing respect and sensitivity. Invest time in helping others to continuously improve by listening to their ideas and helping them to continuously improve.

Own Results – Own issues you encounter even when they are outside of your area of responsibility by taking action or seeking out the needed resolution. You are empowered and expected to take risks aimed at exceeding the expectations of our guests. Take advantage of this rare opportunity by utilizing available resources.

Position Summary
Under the general supervision of, and in coordination with the Sr. Manager, Field and Grounds, assists with completion of work plans to facilitate successful efficient completion of field conversions. Leads by example; assists frontline staff with their duties as necessary or required to ensure successful field conversions.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Participates in the daily maintenance of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium field, The Home Depot Backyard and stadium grounds.
  • Participates in the operation and care of field and grounds equipment.
  • Participates in the operation and maintenance of irrigation and drainage systems as directed.
  • Participates in all types of sports field maintenance labor such as:
    • Mowing/grooming
    • Synthetic & Natural Grass Cultural/Maintenance Practices
    • Painting/Paint Removal
    • Field layout
  • Participates in the operation and maintenance of equipment such as:
    • Carts
    • Tractors
    • P-Rex Paint Removers
    • Mowers
    • 2-Cycle Equipment
    • Topdressers
    • Skid steers
    • Forklifts
  • Participates in Inclement Weather readiness and execution
  • Preforms related duties as required
  • Assists other departments as required

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Graduation from high school. College degree & stadium/grounds experience preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain OSHA required Forklift Certification within 90 days of hire date. One (1) year experience in forklift operation preferred.
  • Ability to learn and operate equipment related to the grounds industry.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift 30+ pounds and ability to be on your feet for long periods of time.
  • Advanced software technical skills (MS Office- Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent spelling, grammar, and mathematical skill.
  • Experience with ABI/Ungerboeck software programs a plus
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Superior communication skills
  • Dedication to customer service
  • High degree of professionalism

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

Work Environment:

  • Ability to work and withstand extreme weather conditions (rain, high temperatures/heat, cold, etc.)
  • Ability to work non-traditional work hours, including nights, weekends and holidays.

About Field & Grounds at Mercedes Benz Stadium:
Mercedes Benz Stadium is in the heart of Atlanta. The Field & Grounds department maintains the 40-acre property including the stadium synthetic surface (FieldTurf’s CORE) and the Home Depot Backyard (4.5acres of sand-based TifTuf Bermudagrass). Mercedes Benz Stadium and The Home Depot Backyard are home to the Atlanta Falcons, the 2018 MLS Cup Champions Atlanta United, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the SEC Championship Game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the 2020 NCAA Final Four. Mercedes Benz Stadium and The Home Depot Backyard also play host to several additional events and concerts throughout the year.

For any more questions, please reach out to Parker McGlone, parker.mcglone@mercedesbenzstadium.com.

To apply for this job please visit ambgroup.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com.