Welcome To Bluegrass Nursery, Sod & Garden Centre - Applying For The Crew Member/Labourer Position

Snow Removal Shovelling Crew Members - Will Transition into Landscape Crew in Spring

Blue Grass Ltd. – Rocky View, AB

 

Job description

Blue Grass, is looking for hardworking, reliable, and committed persons to join our commercial snow removal team; applicants must be committed to showing up when it snows. This is a great opportunity to join a growing company in the snow and ice management field and can even lead to full-time year-round work. Candidates must be available on call 24/7 as when it snows we work until finished.

 

Duties include:

  • Operating a snow shovel, backpack blower, and possibly a sweeper to remove snow at specified sites in a safe, efficient, and effective manner.
  • Knowledge and experience with buckets, containment plows and sweepers.
  • Ability to perform routine maintenance on equipment.
  • Removing snow away from paved areas and piling it where designated.
  • Completing site hazard assessments, and site paperwork and handing it in on time.
  • Adhere to Health and Safety legislation, safe work practices, and procedures at all times.
  • Good communication skills with supervisor, management, and the team.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently.
  • Attention to detail with respect to snow and ice management.


Qualifications:

  • Must be available on call 7 days a week starting November 1st.
  • Able to work 12-hour shifts, day or night.
  • Physical strength, endurance, and preparedness is required, for outdoor job in all types of weather and conditions.
  • Fluency in English and a second language would be an asset.

Experience:

  • Minimum one year experience doing snow and ice maintenance preferred.

PLEASE NOTE:  APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THEIR OWN

TRANSPORTATION AS THERE IS NO PUBLIC TRANSIT IN THE AREA

 We are located north of Calgary near Cross Iron Mall

 

Landscape Maintenance

Job description

Do you love the outdoors and physical activity? Then this job is for you. Blue Grass, is looking for hardworking, reliable people to work on our commercial landscaping crews. Landscape crew members will be responsible for performing a variety of work tasks to complete grounds maintenance in our City Parks. Successful candidates will be required to operate various tools and equipment complete landscaping tasks ensuring that all work performed meets the Bluegrass standard of expectations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

These are essential duties and responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential tasks.

  • Help loading/unloading trucks and trailers in the AM and PM
  • Cut and trim grass, clean up refuse, blow trimmings
  • Operate power equipment including (but not limited to) Toro 5910/John Deere 1600, line trimmers, blowers
  • Conduct daily inspections and maintenance on vehicles, tools and equipment

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Ability to work with hand tools, power tools, and small engine equipment
  • Training and tools will be provided; however, some knowledge of horticulture or landscaping would be an asset
  • Ability to walk, stand, or crouch for long periods and carry out strenuous physical tasks
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work long days
  • Requires good manual dexterity and excellent stamina
  • Work near heavy equipment and other vehicles on a regular basis
  • Work outdoors in various conditions including heat and humidity, rain, dust and noise
  • Operate mower or weed whipper for long periods
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team is essential

Additional Requirements:

  • Must have a valid class 5 driver’s license and safe driving record.
  • Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner
  • Effective communication skills – must be able to carry out verbal instructions, read labels and signs and complete simple reports
  • Knowledge of specific materials, methods, tools and equipment required to complete various landscape/construction practices
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and as part of a team
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times
  • 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

Year-round work is available. 

Must have reliable transportation as public transit is not available in our area.

 

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