Assists in the overall maintenance of synthetic turf sports field, The Home Depot Backyard, and stadium grounds.
Roles and Responsibility:
Participates in the operation and care of field and grounds equipment.
Performs general grounds maintenance in and around Mercedes Benz Stadium.
Assist with pre- and post-game field maintenance.
Participates in all types of sports field maintenance labor such as:
Synthetic & Natural Grass Cultural/Maintenance Practices
Participates in Inclement Weather readiness and execution.
Performs related duties as required.
Assist other departments as required.
Qualification and Education/Experience Requirements:
High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) from an accredited institution.
Ability to follow instruction and work with a productive team in a fast pace environment.
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.
Previous experience in groundskeeping and/or field painting is preferred but not required.
Required Skills and Abilities:
The characteristics listed below are representative of those that the employee must be able to successfully perform as part of the essential functions of this position.
General knowledge of field and grounds maintenance (natural grass & synthetic).
General knowledge of tools, supplies, equipment used in the maintenance of sports turf, stadiums and similar.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and vendors.
Ability to follow written and verbal instruction.
Tools & Equipment Required for Job Function:
Phone, grounds equipment, radio, vehicles, and other equipment pertaining to this position
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
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.