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Grounds Maintenance Engineer - Tioga Downs Casino & Resort

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Grounds Maintenance Engineer


Tioga Downs Casino & Resort


Nichols, New York 13812
United States

Date Posted:

Sep 26, 2018

Ending Date:

Oct 26, 2018

Type of Position:

Full Time



Job Description

The Grounds Maintenance Engineer performs all grounds maintenance functions within approved guidelines and as directed by the Lead Grounds Maintenance Engineer and Facilities Supervisor. 

  • Provide excellent guest service to both internal and external guests.
  • Actively supports the company culture of creating a fun and entertaining experience for internal and external guests.
  • Ensure adherence to all OSHA regulations and codes, NFPA Standards and internal safety policies and procedures.
  • Operates company vehicles as required.
  • Perform grounds keeping maintenance, mow by hand or riding mower, trim around walkways, flower beds and walls.
  • Perform landscape maintenance, plant flowers, grass, shrubs and bushes. Trim, water and fertilize, rake, mulch and prune.
  • Keep sidewalks swept and free of debris and shovel snow and apply ice melt in the winter.
  • Conduct preventive maintenance on all equipment as assigned.
  • Supports other Maintenance Engineers as needed and assigned.
  • Responsible for use and care of tools and equipment.
  • Setting up and tearing down of special events.
  • Prior experience with Z mowers, backhoes, skidsteers and dump trucks.
  • Responsible for all back stretch clean up and barn maintenance as directed by immediate Lead.
  • Responsible for keeping maintenance buildings clean and secure as well as surrounding yard area.
  • Responsible for all general maintenance and repair of minor problems throughout the barn area as directed by immediate Lead.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High School Diploma or GED required. 
  • Prefer to have one year experience in grounds crew maintenance.      


  • Valid Driver’s License required.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills required.            


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure and technical manuals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or associates of organization.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. 
  • The associate frequently is required to stand, walk, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • The associate must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock and radiation. 
  • The associate occasionally works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to extreme heat or cold. 
  • There are also strong smells and horse related cleanup.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 
  • When around equipment or mechanical rooms, the noise level may increase to loud.
Additional Information

Starting Rate:  $12.00 Per Hour

All applicants must be able to demonstrate their US work authorization during the employment verification process.  

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Company Information

Tioga Downs Casino Resort
2384 West River Rd.
Nichols NY, 13812 

Tioga Downs Casino Resort is located at the gateway to Finger Lakes Wine Country in New York. With 950 slot machines, 32 table games, including the World Series of Poker sanctioned Poker Room, it’s a gambler’s retreat.

Add in the best barbecue from around the country at Virgil’s Real Barbecue, fresh food at the County Fair Buffet grown in our garden and on local farms, headline concerts, live music from the best regional bands on the weekends and live racing all summer long and Tioga Downs is a sure bet for fun.

The property features a 161-room hotel, spa, P.J. Clarke’s Restaurant, swimming pools, a water slide and 33,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.

Tioga Downs Casino is the most inviting, entertaining and rewarding experience that the region has to offer. With the excitement of harness racing and the thrills of casino gaming in a friendly and casual atmosphere, this destination is rivaled by none.

Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer