A grounds maintenance foreman usually oversees workers at a large property to make sure that all aspects of the property are functioning well. There is an abundance of environments where grounds maintenance foremen are in demand, including public parks, theme parks, golf courses, and campuses. Though the foreman usually oversees a team, the foreman is usually expected to carry out many of the daily maintenance tasks. The maintenance foreman will be tasked with taking care of any structures on the grounds and fixing items that need repair. The foreman will be expected to carry out preventative and emergency maintenance. When the repairs and tasks needed to maintain the property are especially challenging, the grounds maintenance foreman may be in charge of hiring extra workers to finish the job. The grounds maintenance foreman may also be tasked with landscaping duties in order to keep gardens and greens neat. The grounds maintenance foreman may be expected to work within a budget. If so, the foreman should find the most cost-effective ways to carry out duties, including purchasing affordable but reliable equipment and supplies.
Some leadership experience may be necessary as the foreman will be leading a team of maintenance workers. This is a physically demanding job, so there may be minimum physical requirements such as the ability to bend and stoop and carry heavy objects. Computer skills may come in handy as the foreman may be expected to create reports. Experience in the field is often required. Some positions require HVAC, electrical, and plumbing certification.
Grounds Maintenance Foreman Tasks
Manage, coordinate, and lead a crew in assigned landscape work.
Operate a snow plow as necessary.
Provide pesticide and fertilizer application.
Provide mowing, trimming, digging, and planting maintenance.