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Landscape (Softscape) Foreperson

Summary

The Landscape Foreperson is responsible for leading a team in the construction of softscape installations at residential and commercial properties to the highest quality.

Qualifications

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

5+ years of landscape/softscape experience

Completion of relevant post-secondary education/certificates considered an asset

Must have G class license, clean driving abstract and be 25+ years of age as per insurance requirements

Experience

In installing softscape projects in residential and commercial properties

In communicating with customers, staff, suppliers, and other individuals as required 

In planting and maintaining plant products including edging, gardening, pruning and sod installation

In plant knowledge including annuals, perennials, blubs, shrubs, tress and other related products

Responsibilities

Install softscape projects at residential and commercial properties to the highest quality

Able to assess design needs of customers and drawings and install accordingly

Communicate with customers in a polite manner and address any questions or concerns that arise during the entirety of the project.

Complete daily paperwork including equipment and vehicle checklists, work orders, and other required paperwork and documents.

Train, supervise and motivate a team of 2-3 landscape labourers

Ensure all work is completed in a safe and timely manner

Work cooperatively in a team environment

Operate various tools and equipment in a safe manner including, heavy equipment such as skid steers and mini excavators, stone saws, plate tampers and other small hand tools.

Calculate, order, and track all required materials.

Efforts / Working Conditions

This position requires you to work outside in varying weather conditions including rain and hot and cold temperatures.

Length of employment from April to December annually. The foreperson is expected to work 10-hour shifts Monday to Friday during this period.

Employees must wear CSA approved steel toed boots

Digging with a shovel, kneeling, bending and lifting for extended periods of time.

 

 

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