Grounds Maintenance Laborer
Camp Pendleton, CA 
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Job Description

What We Do

EMI is an industry-leading provider of DOD base operation support services, facilities maintenance, logistics, and IT support. EMI consistently delivers cost-saving through best value innovations and quality service that exceeds our clients' expectations.

What Sets Us Apart

The Right Partner: EMI has grown by gaining our customers' trust and our employees' loyalty. We've successfully performed over 60 service contracts and we understand the unique challenges facing today's military. We offer exceptional responsiveness and a strong commitment to customer satisfaction. We demonstrate this commitment by consistently earning some of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry.

The Right Team: The EMI team includes over 250 high-achieving professionals, administrative and trades personnel deployed in various locations throughout the United States. At times, we augment our in-house capabilities with proven and capable business partners.

The Right Approach: EMI brings vast expertise and proven solutions to augment our clients' operations. We provide a platform that delivers seamless mission support and exceptional customer service in a very cost-effective and repeatable solution.

The General Laborer performs a variety of duties within various shops. The primary responsibilities of the Laborer is to assist one or more workers in the skilled maintenance trades by performing specific or general duties of lesser skill, such as keeping a worker supplied with materials and tools; cleaning working area, machine, and equipment; assisting journeyman by holding materials or tools; and performing other unskilled tasks as directed by journeyman. The kind of work the helper is permitted to perform varies from trade to trade. In some trades the helper is confined to supplying, lifting, and holding materials and tools, and cleaning working areas; and in others the worker is permitted to perform specialized machine operations, or parts of a trade that are also performed by workers on a full-time basis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Clean or lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, or other parts of machinery.
  • Repair or replace defective equipment parts, using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, and the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate.
  • Inspect motors, and belts, check fluid levels, replace filters, or perform other maintenance actions, following checklists.
  • Use tools ranging from common hand and power tools, such as hammers, saws, drills, and wrenches.
  • Dismantle devices to access and remove defective parts, using hand and power tools.
  • Paint or repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, plaster, drywall, or other parts of building structures.
  • Repair wooden structures, such as sheds or outbuildings.
  • Provide grounds keeping services, such as landscaping and debris removal.
  • Perform general cleaning of buildings or properties.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work.
Performance Capabilities:
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective technical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Some knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in both rough and finished carpentry in commercial/industrial settings; applicable building and safety code requirements; methods and practices followed in the maintenance of tools, machinery, and equipment.
  • Some knowledge of building architectural/structural elements including; alterations and repairs.
  • Present professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Understand and adhere to policies and procedures as set by EMI Services.
  • Promote and maintain a positive image of EMI Services to our customers, vendors, employees, and the community.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information related to EMI Services, our customers, vendors and employees.
  • Be adaptable and flexible in work situations. Establish priorities to ensure completion of tasks in a timely manner.
  • Continuously strive to accomplish individual and EMI Services goals.
  • Polite, professional, and courteous to others. Demonstrate a cooperative and positive attitude.
  • Inform the Shop Supervisor of all pertinent problems, irregularities, and other important information within area of responsibility.
  • Adhere to safety policies and procedures to include proper use of personal protective equipment.

Communication Skills

  • Ability to use correct English grammar, spelling, and sentence structure in written and verbal communications. Additional qualifications in this area are:
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations to customers and coworkers.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands

  • The essential physical requirements are:
  • Requires lifting and moving as much as 50 pounds as needed.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, talk, hear, stand, twist, stoop, reach, squat, walk and lift overhead. Performing duties may require prolonged periods of sitting, bending, squatting, standing, twisting, or stooping. May be required to work at extreme heights. May also be required to climb ladders and enter confined spaces which may restrict movement.
  • The Laborer will be lifting and adjusting heavy objects, and will come in contact with sharp, hot and/or very cold supplies and equipment. The Laborer must maintain safety procedures at all times to avoid injury.
  • 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Demands

  • The mental characteristics necessary to competently perform this job include the need to be resourceful and use problem solving, the ability to be alert and precise in a distracting (loud, busy) environment.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
  • This position requires the employee to work both indoors and outdoors in various temperatures and weather conditions. Sensory demands include exposure to the sounds associated with power tools and exposure to dust and other debris associated with the use of power tools. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately noisy to extremely noisy.
    • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent amounts of technical training and experience.
    • 1-2 years related experience and/or formal vocational/technical training in a variety of building and/or utility trades.
    • Requires lifting and moving as much as 50 pounds as needed.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Valid driver's license is required.


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Wellness Resources


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1 to 2 years
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