Welcome To Johns Nursery Landscape & Garden Centre - Applying For The Crew Leader/Foreperson Position

We are seeking skilled and self-motivated individuals who have a genuine interest in landscape construction and who take pride in their work. In addition to having a passion for landscaping, candidates must have proven abilities as a team member participating in the construction of residential projects. Responsibilities will include all aspects of hard and soft landscape construction.

 

  • Customer and quality focus
  • Effective communication skills within a team and able to follow instructions
  • Ability to lead crew taking full responsibility of construction project and directing tasks
  • Friendly and a team-player
  • Attention to detail
  • Thorough knowledge of landscape construction techniques with the ability to build landscape designs with minimal supervision
  • Responsible, dependable and with high level of integrity
  • Strict following of health and safety guidelines
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Physical ability to lift 30-50lbs and bend, kneel and lift repeatedly
  • Safety training and formal landscape training (e.g. CHT, ICPI) would be an asset
  • Completely understands all aspects of landscaping in order to communicate effectively with clients, crew, and suppliers

Job Duties

  • Landscape layout
  • Landscape planting including large trees, perennials and shrubs
  • Install all materials to create stunning landscapes
  • Install paver patio and walkway stone, block retaining walls, Armour stone retaining walls, flagstone patios
  • Install base and screeding
  • Lay and align stones according to construction plans and specifications
  • Cut and shape materials using abrasive saw and power grinders
  • Perform various other tasks as required on-site, e.g. operate machinery like skid steers, excavators, stone saws

Required Skills

  • Solid understanding of masonry/bricklaying techniques
  • Experience working with all types of natural stone, concrete block, bricks and pavers
  • Extensive experience in installing paver patios, walkways, Armour stone and steps
  • Great attention to detail and precision
  • Ability to operate masonry equipment to cut and trim bricks and concrete blocks to specifications using hand and power tools
  • Effectively able to read sketches and blueprints to complete jobs
  • Valid drivers license
  • Skills to perform all of the above in a safe, efficient and compliant manner

We offer

  • Good company atmosphere
  • Do our best to support work-life balance
  • We support professional development
  • Pay between $24 - $30 per hour, depending on skill level
  • Weekends and public holidays off
  • We support a work-life balance, e.g. flexible time off for special family occasions

 

 

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