Grounds Maintenance in Apopka, FL at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 1/24/2020

Job Snapshot

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    Apopka, FL
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Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

Job Overview:

The Technician serves a critical role in operating and improving Scotts R&D Florida Research Station, located in Apopka, FL.  The Florida Field Station enables quality biological research that is required to develop new lawn & garden products. Our Florida Field Station includes a 15,000 square foot greenhouse, 18+ acres of irrigated turf and research gardens, storage and equipment sheds, and extensive equipment and utility vehicles. Primary responsibility is to help keep our facility and infrastructure in research-ready condition.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Maintenance of the research station facilities to include mowing, light equipment maintenance & repair, hedge trimming, irrigation installation and repair.
  • Ensure  field areas are in research-ready condition using appropriate equipment and best practices
  • Maintain research equipment
  • Serve as key backup to the station Manager
  • Assist in key events such as field research days, tours, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:


  •  Minimum of high school diploma with 2-4 years of relevant work experience. Associate degree in a relevant discipline such as landscape maintenance, turfgrass management, greenhouse operation, horticulture, biology or similar is preferred.


  •  Relevant work experience may include landscape maintenance, golf course management, greenhouse operation, horticulture or similar.

 Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to operate equipment such as forklifts, mowers, tractors, utility carts, sprayers, spreaders and other typical equipment used to maintain lawns, gardens and greenhouses
  • Attention to detail and high quality of work
  • Personal drive and ability to identify needs and address them promptly
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and work outdoors

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Notification to Agencies:

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