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Truck Driver (Heavy)

 

Summary:

The Heavy Truck Driver is responsible for driving and operating a variety of trucks, which may include: straight or articulated truck, tractor trailer, flatbed, concrete mixing, and dump truck. Driving responsibilities may include short-haul, long-haul, local, and regional driving, in order to transport goods and materials to and from the jobsites. The Heavy Truck Driver is also expected to participate in any general labor duties upon request, in order to assist with the completion of landscape projects.

 

Core Capabilities:

  • Customer and quality focus
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Team work
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Responsibility and dependability
  • Ethics and integrity

 

Job Duties:

  • Drive and operate a variety of trucks/equipment to complete a variety of job tasks to assist with landscape construction projects
  • Carry out daily pre-trip and post-trip inspections on vehicles
  • Secure special attachments to equipment
  • Complete driver’s log book on a daily basis and ensure logs are handed in at the end of each week
  • Transport materials to and from the jobsite, including loading and unloading
  • Using proper tie-down procedures,  secure materials to be transported to ensure the safety and security of the load
  • Utilize GPS devices and maps to plan travel schedules and routes
  • Report on the health and operating status of all equipment using service requests and hazard reports
  • Assist with general labor duties when needed
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures
  • Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations

 

 

Requirements:

  • Completion of high school
  • Valid driver’s license [Class 1 or A], air brake [Z] endorsement
  • Safe driving record – able to submit a driver’s abstract (infractions history) upon request
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience
  • Ability to read and interpret maps
  • Documentation knowledge of: driver logbook; pre-trip and post-trip inspection reports; maintenance and repair reports; and trip reports
  • 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
  • Computer skills an asset

 

Work Conditions:

  • Various locations including both residential and commercial landscape construction sites
  • Flexible working hours, including occasional weekend work
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. repeatedly through an entire work shift
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Work safely near heavy equipment and other vehicles on a regular basis
  • Work outdoors in various conditions including heat and humidity, rain, dust, noise, and cold

Carpenter

 

Summary:

The Carpenter is responsible for completing a variety of job tasks involving general carpentry, finish carpentry, framing, and formwork to assist with the completion of landscape construction projects. Job responsibilities will also require performing general labor duties when requested.

 

Core Capabilities:

  • Customer and quality focus
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Team work
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Responsibility and dependability
  • Ethics and integrity

 

Job Duties:

  • Assist in the preparation of jobsites prior to the beginning of a project
  • Operate various hand tools, power tools, and equipment used to complete carpentry duties, including: circular saw, table saw, router, pneumatic nail gun, ramset, drills, and other tools used for measuring, cutting, fastening, and drilling
  • Prepare layouts and build foundations
  • Build walls and install partitions
  • Assist in building decks and fences
  • Assemble, erect, and dismantle scaffolding, rigging, and hoisting equipment
  • Assist in building and installing platforms, scaffolding, ramps, and ladders
  • Help to schedule and co-ordinate work on jobsites
  • Load and unload materials, tools, and equipment required to complete landscape construction projects
  • Perform preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by conducting inspections, lubricating, and cleaning on a daily basis
  • Read and interpret blueprints, structural drawings, and specifications to perform work activities and calculate requirements
  • Supervise other workers
  • Complete and submit daily paperwork reporting time and job costs
  • Be equipped with appropriate PPE at all times. Ensure any laborers/crew members also equipped with appropriate PPE
  • Comply with all company policies and regulations
  • Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations

 

Requirements:

  • Completion of high school, some college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience with general carpentry, finish carpentry, framing, and formwork
  • Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and specifications
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • 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
  • Ability to walk, stand, crouch for long periods of time and carry out strenuous physical tasks
  • Speak, read, and write English

 

Work Conditions:

  • Ability to work with hand tools, power 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
  • Must be able to work flexible hours with occasional weekend work

 

 

General Laborer (Landscape Construction)

Summary:

The Landscape Laborer is responsible for performing a variety of work tasks (generally physical labor) in order to assist with the completion of landscape construction projects. The landscape laborer will be required to operate a variety of tools and equipment to carry out specified job tasks.

Core Capabilities:  

  • Customer and quality focus
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Team work
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Responsibility and dependability
  • Ethics and integrity

 

Job Duties:

  • Assist in the preparation of jobsites prior to the beginning of a project
  • Operate various tools and equipment, including: chainsaws, jackhammers, laser levels, measurement equipment, shovels, hammers, drills, etc.
  • Mix, pour, and spread concrete
  • Assist in the construction of walkways, fences, decks, posts, etc.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by conducting inspections, lubricating, and cleaning on a daily basis
  • Dig ditches or trenches
  • Perform land clearing activities
  • Plant and maintain garden beds and lawns
  • Load and unload materials, tools, and equipment required to complete landscape construction projects
  • Transport materials using shovels, wheelbarrows, carts, dollies, and hand lifting/carrying
  • Assist foreman with job-related tasks
  • Read and interpret blueprints, structural drawings, and specifications to perform work activities
  • 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

 

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Minimum one year experience in the landscape/construction industry
  • Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications
  • 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
  • Ability to walk, stand, crouch for long periods of time and carry out strenuous physical tasks
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a valid driver’s license and safe driving record

 

Work Conditions:

  • Ability to work with hand tools, power 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

Landscape Technician 

Summary:

The Landscape Technician is responsible for a variety of job tasks (including physical labor) in order to assist with the completion of landscape construction projects. Job responsibilities also include utilizing various hand tools, power tools, and equipment to carry out specified job duties.

 

Core Capabilities:

  • Customer and quality focus
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Team work
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Responsibility and dependability
  • Ethics and integrity

 

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for hardscape and softscape landscape construction
  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and specifications to assist with landscape constructions
  • Construct rock gardens, decks, fieldstone paths, stone garden walls, fences, ornamental ponds, fountains and waterfalls, retaining walls, and interlocking brick
  • Plant trees, shrubs, flowers, and bulbs
  • Weed, prune, and trim trees and plants
  • Apply fertilizers, cut grass, and water lawns and gardens
  • Cart and spread topsoil and other required materials
  • Lay sod or seed; grading (soil); and tree staking
  • Utilize hand tools, power tools, and other necessary equipment to complete job tasks
  • Perform lawn maintenance using lawn mowers, tractor mowers, trimmers, and weed eaters
  • Build scaffolds
  • Move and transport materials using shovels, wheelbarrows, carts, dollies and manual lifting
  • Perform other manual duties to clean and maintain landscaped environments , shop + equipment
  • Conduct daily safety inspections of tools and equipment
  • Follow directions from foreman
  • Complete daily paperwork tracking job time and material costs
  • 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

 

Requirements:

  • Completion of college, vocational, or technical training
  • Landscape Technician Certificate
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the construction of rock gardens, decks, fieldstone paths, stone garden walls, fences, ornamental ponds, fountains and waterfalls, retaining walls, and interlocking brick
  • Ability to survey and assess designated sites
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and specifications
  • Plant knowledge and identification, and experience in plant care
  • Competent in the use of power tools (quick cut saws, chain saws, plate tampers, power wheel barrows, skills saws, sod cutter, sprayer or duster, rototiller, drills, etc.)
  • 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
  • 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

 

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 and occasional weekend work

Stone and Brick Mason/Apprentice

 

Summary:

The Stone and Brick Mason/Apprentice is responsible for completing a variety of job tasks involving the use of brick and stone, to assist with the completion of landscape construction projects. Job responsibilities will also require performing general labor duties when requested.

 

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:

  • Assist in the preparation of jobsites prior to the beginning of a project
  • Operate various tools and equipment used to complete masonry job duties, including:
    • Lay brick, concrete blocks, stone, and other similar hardscape materials to construct or repair arches, walkways, and other structures
    • Perform stone masonry, prefabricated brickwork and masonry, foundation walls, arch work and decorative masonry
    • Prepare and lay bricks, concrete blocks, structural tiles or other masonry materials
    • Build patios, garden/retaining walls, and other decorative installations
    • Face, size, cut, and lay stones
    • Assemble, erect, and dismantle scaffolding, rigging, and hoisting equipment
    • Assist in building and dismantling forms used for pouring concrete
  • Load and unload materials, tools, and equipment required to complete landscape construction projects
  • Perform preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by conducting inspections, lubricating, and cleaning on a daily basis
  • Read and interpret blueprints, structural drawings, and specifications to perform work activities
  • Complete and submit daily paperwork reporting time and job costs
  • Wear appropriate PPE at all times. Ensure any laborers/crew members also equipped with appropriate PPE.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures
  • Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations
  • Communicate with customers in a polite and courteous manner

 

Requirements:

  • Completion of high school, some college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience with stone masonry, prefabricated brickwork and masonry, foundation walls, arch work and decorative masonry, or general masonry work (apprentice may have less than 3 years experience, although preference will be given to candidates with more)
  • Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and specifications
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • 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
  • Ability to walk, stand, crouch for long periods of time and carry out strenuous physical tasks
  • Speak, read, and write English

 

Work Conditions:

  • Ability to work with hand tools, power 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

 

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