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Groundskeeper/ Maintenance

Groundskeeper/ Maintenance

Resume or CV accepted by email to, ATTN: HR, or by mail to STOKDIJK GREENHOUSES, HR DEPT, 1924 HWY 236, Beaver Brook, NS B6L1H3


Full-time, year-round.

Position Purpose:

The Maintenance/Groundskeeper provides general labour and basic building and equipment repair skills to support grounds, and facilities maintenance; assistance with maintenance and installation of new equipment; or other general labour requirements in an industrial agricultural facility. Rotational on-call night/weekend schedule with other team members.

Job Duties:

This will be a full-time position, combining hours between groundskeeping and basic maintenance duties of buildings, residences, systems, as well as maintenance of equipment for buildings, hydroponic greenhouse and packhouse. Tractor and equipment operation required.  In addition to the groundskeeping and maintenance requirements, this position requires the employee to be available for on-call systems alarms on a rotational schedule with other team members for nights and weekends.

Key Job Activities:

  • Regular grounds and building maintenance – Perform preventative, routine and corrective maintenance activities to grounds, and buildings, residences, as required.
  • Greenhouse, packhouse, warehouse maintenance
  • Loading/unloading in warehouse.
  • Planning and coordinating maintenance
  • Problem solving
  • Recordkeeping
  • Safety, and other general duties

Key Behavioural Competencies:

  • Dependable, punctual and trustworthy
  • Aptitude and interest for learning.
  • Demonstrating the ability and organizational skills to work independently, and as part of a team, in a progressive work environment, focused on continuous improvement.
  • Comfortable working in confined spaces and at heights
  • Demonstrate a positive work ethic and have the ability to work and communicate successfully in a team environment, with minimal supervision.
  • Given the nature of this position, being adaptable to various work assignments and conditions is essential.
  • Proven skills with 1 or more years of related experience
  • Willingness to work shifts, overtime, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects without losing focus on the details.
  • Ability to work independently on a timely basis.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year.
  • Class 5 driver’s license


  • Flexible options for insurance package (medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, life, disability)- Monthly cap. After 3 months employment
  • Paid vacation
  • RRSP matching
  • Casual dress
  • Discounted or free food

Work site environment:

  • You will be required to lift heavy objects exceeding 50lbs and have ability to stand and move for entire shift of 8 hours. Also, must be able to kneel, stoop, crouch, or crawl and maintain or regain balance.
  • While performing duties, the employee could be exposed to seasonal weather conditions (very hot or very cold); moving mechanical equipment; high work locations; dust or airborne particles; chemicals; high voltage electrical equipment where there is risk of electrical shock; confined spaces. The noise level in some areas of the work environment can be loud, requiring hearing protection.

Own tools/ equipment:

  • Ear protection
  • Steel toed boots
  • Own transportation to/from work


  • Full-time
  • Shift work – mandatory
  • Scheduled on-call, nights and weekends required.
  • Local radius must be maintained when on-call.

Ability to commute/relocate:

Reliably commute within 30 minute drive of facility or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: One location

Only those who can legally work in Canada will be considered.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

All hires are conditional upon the successful completion of references and background checks.