Position Overview

Stine Seed Company, a privately held growing national seed company, is looking to hire a groundskeeper for its facility in West Des Moines, Iowa. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to get involved with one of the industry’s most respected corn and soybean seed companies.

The candidate selected will oversee day-to-day operations for the company's facility in West Des Moines, Iowa. The Stine Barn is unique venue used for company events and meetings. The 40-acre complex contains a lodge, gardens, trails and more.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Stine Barn property manager. 

Qualified candidates should be hard-working, with good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.

Stine offers competitive pay, health/dental/vision insurance and retirement benefits.

Position Responsibilities

Lawn and Landscaping Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine lawn maintenance including mowing, faertilizing, spraying, etc.
  • Handle snow removal for the property
  • Plant and/or remove trees, shrubs, and ornamental plants
  • Oversee one direct report
  • Other activities as directed


Lodge Responsibilities:

  • Handle day-to-day facility maintenance including basic cleaning and organizing, as well as occasional moving of furniture and other items
  • Understand the needs of individuals/groups that are using the facility and provide assistance to meet those needs
  • Assist as needed with events taking place at the facility

Position Requirements

  • Minimum two years professional work experience and a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Good organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks
  • Basic understanding of horticulture and lawn maintenance
  • Ability to perform basic lawn mower maintenance including setting correct deck height, sharpening blades, changing oil, etc.
  • Ability to operate snow removal equipment
  • Ability to perform basic cleaning and organizing for the lodge
  • Ability to assist with events at the facility, some of which may take place in the evening or occasionally on weekends

To apply immediately, send a current resume and cover letter to:

Stine Seed Company
ATTN: Human Resources Department
22555 Laredo Trail
Adel, IA 50003
FAX (515)-677-2716

Or email to Attached resumes formatted in either Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat are acceptable.