Service Corporation International (SCI)

  • Rose Hills - Landscape Operator

    Job Locations US-CA-Whittier
    Associate Requisition ID
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    Technical and Trade
  • Overview & Responsibilities

    Position Summary:   The position is primarily responsible for the care, maintenance and renovation of landscaped areas throughout the park. It also assists with the opening and closing of graves and the maintenance of the graves and mausoleums on occasion as needed per established company policies and practices.


    Essential Job Functions:

    Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.


    • Provide care, maintenance, and renovation of landscaped areas throughout the park by using proper procedures, hand held gardening tools, power tools, and equipment to maintain Rose Hills’ property in an attractive manner at all times
    • Possess a basic knowledge of plant identification and continually strive to enhance that knowledge to include trees, shrubs, flowers, ground cover and invasive plants (i.e. weeds, thistle, etc.)
    • Possess a basic knowledge of proper horticulture maintenance techniques and apply that knowledge daily to ensure landscape assets are maintained in such a way as to ensure maximum aesthetic value and a neat, orderly appearance
    • Apply fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, etc. as needed using safe application techniques and appropriate personal protective equipment in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations
    • Continually inspect cemetery grounds to identify landscape program opportunities and deficiencies. Report observations to park management team for resolution
    • Understand basic irrigation systems from the valve box to the sprinkler head. Perform minor system adjustments and repairs. Report larger issues to irrigation team
    • Operate machinery as required to complete assignments including pick-up trucks, dump trucks, backhoes, skip loaders and specialty equipment such as the Gator mini dump, trenching machine, etc.       Machinery should only be used if specialist is specifically trained and authorized to use it in accordance with all applicable safety policies and procedures
    • Assist with the opening and closing of cemetery properties (graves, mausoleums, crypts, & niches) by using proper procedures, tools and equipment, and safety regulations
    • Work independently with a small team to accomplish landscape renovation projects on time and within budget
    • Continually strive to improve through education and experience. Maintain a continuous development plan and make steady, ongoing progress toward skill enhancement
    • Project a favorable image of the company to promote its’ goals, and to enhance public recognition and acceptance of all its efforts
    • Report to work on time and maintain standard attendance
    • Perform duties as directed by Management.

    Requirements & Qualifications

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Experience in landscaping, general construction, warehouse, physical labor
    • High School Diploma or GED preferred
    • Valid CA Driver’s License
    • Ability to use hand tools and Equipment
    • Good mechanical skill and ability to perform minor adjustments and repairs
    • Good interpersonal skills to relate well with grieving people
    • Ability to lift/carry a minimum of 50lbs and up to 100 lbs (sometimes without the assistance of power equipment - pre-employment physical and lift test will be administered).

    SCI Overview

    A Place to Remember®


    Since 1914, Rose Hills has been a place to remember. At that time it was an 18-acre memorial park serving the Whittier, California area. Today, Rose Hills is North America’s largest memorial park, with two full-service mortuaries and five planning centers that serve the world.

    Rose Hills Memorial Park is only minutes from the Greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas. It is rich in history, and it has an abundance of positive feng shui throughout its 1,400 acres. Rose Hills is world-famous for its Pageant of Roses Garden and also for SkyRose Chapel. To learn more about the unique features of the Rose Hills Whittier campus, please download our driving tour (pdf).

    From Whittier, Rose Hills is proud to offer comprehensive, compassionate memorial care including
    cemetery property, funeral services and cremation options. From start to finish, you and your family will be assisted by Rose Hills’ professional team, which will coordinate and perform all aspects of your personalized arrangements.

    Rose Hills can assist with
    advance planning or arrangements at the time of need from any of our four locations. All of our locations extend the Rose Hills legacy of personal service into the diverse communities we serve.

    Rose Hills is proud to be a member of the
    Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. With more than 1,800 network providers across North America offering exclusive benefits, the Dignity Memorial brand is your assurance of quality, value, caring service and customer satisfaction.


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