Operations Representative

Catholic Cemeteries - Archdiocese of Omaha - Omaha



Name of Facility: Catholic Cemeteries - Archdiocese of Omaha
7710 West Center Road
Omaha, Nebraska

Submitted By

Name: Deacon Steve Hill
Email: smhill@catholiccem.com


Department: Operations
Reports to: Dan Gilster, Operations Manager

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Catholic Cemeteries is looking for an Operations Representative to provide burial preparation / funeral work, general landscaping and property grounds maintenance. This will include a variety of tasks including operation of industrial equipment, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, digging, and other duties.
• Prepare burial spaces: excavation and back-filling of burial space using industrial equipment; set-up and tear-down of tents, chairs and equipment for committal services
o Industrial equipment may include industrial mowers, trucks, backhoes and other equipment
• Perform landscaping and grounds maintenance using hand/power tools and industrial equipment
• Perform basic concrete finishing work
• Provide excellent customer service to all cemetery guests and vendors
• Perform general maintenance and upkeep on equipment, tools and buildings
• Keep the entire property free of litter, cigarette butts, and other trash and hazards
• Follow all safety practices and procedures, especially regarding chemicals and powered equipment
• Perform other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Respect for Catholic faith and Catholic funeral rites
• Enthusiastic worker with an openness and desire to learn new skills
• Ability to lift, push, or pull items up to 50 lbs and team lift up to 100 lbs.
• Ability to read Basic Roman Numerals
• Mathematical competence to calculate basic weights and measurements (metric and standard)
• Ability to follow policy and safety procedures; maintain confidential information
• Ability to safely operate and control various equipment and machinery, such as weed eaters, trimmers, commercial mowers, tractors, trucks, backhoes
• Ability to climb ladders, use scissor lifts and work at heights of up to 25 feet
• Ability to work either with a team or independently with little direct supervision
• Flexibility in responding to day-to-day work requirements and a varied work schedule or assignments
• Ensure completion of all responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner
• Maintain professional appearance, reliable attendance, attention to detail, and high-quality work

Education and Experience
• Experience working in cemeteries, golf courses, grounds or lawn maintenance is preferred
• Experience performing residential or commercial building maintenance is preferred
• Experience in light construction, automotive, or farming is preferred

Application Instructions

• Year-round outdoor and indoor work
• Requires driving of work vehicles, tractors, mowers, industrial equipment and trailers
• Exposure to weather extremes, dust, pollen, chemicals
• Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Free Work Place
• Steel Toe Shoes to be worn during all work hours
• Uniforms Provided
• Must pass a pre-employment physical examination, including a drug screen
• Must be at least 18 years old
• Must hold a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record
• Must pass a pre-employment background check
• Must work Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday to Monday), but with other compensating time off

Qualified individuals can obtain an application form at the Catholic Cemeteries office, 7710 West Center Rd., Omaha NE 68124