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Horticulture Technician – Job Description

Reports to: Owner/Operations Manager/Foreman

Company:

We are a growing company that specializes in Design Build Landscape work in a busy landscaping and excavation industry. Ability to grow with company, options for advancement. No weekend work, working Monday to Friday approximately 40-50 hrs. With Fridays being a shortened day. Paid weekly, bonus on a yearly basis. Great rate of pay, training available. Options to work yearly. Snowplowing and excavation work in the winter months. Working hours are 7-5pm, except Fridays. RSP matching available to the right candidates. Safety equipment provided. Work boot allowance on a yearly basis.

Character:

We are looking for motivated employees, that have valid transportation, clean drivers abstract, ability to work as a team member in an environment that promotes professional workmanship, quality work, and passion for working in one of the most rewarding and wonderful industries. Abilities should include, fast thinker, problem solving, attention to details, abilities to work in a fast-paced environment, working in all weather conditions. Working with and around heavy equipment. Good mathematical skills, some knowledge of small engine repair and maintenance. Priorities will be given to those with previous experience, and or AR, DZ or AZ licenses.

Core Capabilities:

§ Customer and quality focus

§ Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)

§ Teamwork

§ Excellent problem-solving abilities

§ Responsibility and dependability

§ Ethics and integrity

Job Duties:

§ Responsible for managing landscaping projects

§ Survey and assess designated projects and jobsites

§ Responsible for constructing and maintaining gardens

§ Plan job in an effective manner to ensure optimum job efficiency and effectiveness

§ Use and operate tools and equipment used in horticulture

§ Plant seeds and transplant seedlings

§ Tree, shrub, and plant examination and treatment

§ Care for growing plants by watering, pruning, weeding, cultivating, and removing dead or damaged leaf tissue

§ Inspect, handle, and transport nursery stock

§ Spread topsoil and lay sod

§ Plant fertilization and watering

§ Prune trees, shrubs, and hedges

§ General lawn and garden maintenance

§ Operate power mowers, push mowers, tractors, snow blowers, electric clippers, pruning saws and other landscape maintenance equipment

§ Perform other manual duties to clean and maintain landscaped environments, shop + equipment

§ Assist with landscape constructions when needed

§ Complete daily paperwork tracking job time and material costs

§ Always wear appropriate personal protective equipment

§ Comply with all company policies and regulations

§ Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations

§ Communicate with customers in a polite and courteous manner

Requirements:

§ Completion of college, vocational, or technical training

§ Horticulturist Trade Certification or Lawn Gardener Trade Certification

§ Minimum 1-2 years of experience

§ Plant knowledge and identification, specifically trees, shrubs, and perennials

§ Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications

§ Physically fit with strong stamina

§ Basic measurement and calculation skills

§ Ability to follow safe working procedures

§ Excellent observation skills and a strong attention to detail

§ Good analytical and problem-solving skills

§ Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)

§ Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and as part of a team

§ Speak, read, and write English

§ Must possess a valid driver’s license

§ Computer skills an asset

Work Conditions:

§ Job requires ability to work with hand tools, small engine equipment, and materials

§ Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. repeatedly through an entire work shift

§ Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

§ Requires good manual dexterity

§ Excellent stamina is required

§ Work near heavy equipment and other vehicles on a regular basis

§ Work outdoors in various conditions including heat and humidity, rain, dust, noise, and cold

§ Flexible working hours including occasional weekend work

Wages:

Wage Rate is set on experience, premium paid for winter snow work.

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