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Cemetery Caretaker in Avon Park, FL at NorthStar Memorial Group

Date Posted: 12/12/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Part-Time
  • Location:
    Avon Park, FL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 7 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    12/12/2018

Job Description

At NorthStar Memorial Group, we choose collaboration over bureaucracy.  Here, everyone has a chance to lead.  We encourage & empower our people at every level to speak up, be heard, and watch their ideas become realities.  Degreed & non-degreed professionals, labor workers, industry experts – people from all career and experiential backgrounds have the opportunity to find a home here.

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We are seeking a Cemetery Caretaker Foreman for Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Avon Park, FL. This position assists with leading caretaker staff, as well as maintaining the overall appearance of the cemetery, mausoleum and funeral home locations. The successful candidate will have a permit to operate equipment used at facilities and previous experience in grounds keeping or maintenance.

Responsibilities
  • Cut grass, maintain lawn, trim around trees, walkways and memorial markers, lays sod, move and remove flowers to and from chapel and graveside
  • Clear debris and maintain drive and walkways in safe condition
  • Install vault face and prepare grave sites for interments
  • Assemble tents/canopies and arrange chairs for graveside ceremony
  • Prepare crypts for entombment
  • Install grave markers, bronze memorials, crypt faces, etc.
  • Maintain and repairs existing markers and other cemetery features
  • Locate grave sites and dig graves using backhoe without damaging surrounding vaults, markers and monuments
  • Maintain overall appearance and cleanliness of funeral homes and/or mausoleum facilities
  • Clean and maintain facility, perform minor repairs, painting, etc.
  • Assist with loading and unloading caskets
  • Assist with setting up chapel for services
  • Help with preparation and setup for opening and closing interments, entombments and inurnments
  • Assist the superintendent with training for caretakers
  • Consult with the superintendent to determine work assignments to ensure each family’s wishes are met
  • Operate equipment in a safe and careful manner
Requirements and Qualifications
  • Permit to operate equipment used at the facility as per local regulations
  • 2+ years of experience in grounds keeping or maintenance
  • Capable of understanding maps for grave locations and layouts
  • Professional leadership skills
  • Valid driver's license

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