Junior Landscape Construction Technician

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • $15 - $20/hour depending on experience, plus benefits & profit sharing  
  • Having construction experience will be considered over those that do not
  • Working hours from 7:00am - 6pm, Monday through Friday. 
  • 50 to 55 hour work week
  • Work season from March 15 - December 15.  Full year round work may be available
  • A diploma in any landscape program will be considered over those that do not             


REPORTS TO:  Lead Hand & Site Foreperson

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Junior Landscape Construction Technician team member assists in the activities of a team of two to four technicians 
at a job site. Ideally, the landscape technician will continuously learn skills in 
order to advance into a Senior Technician’s role. Skills such as operating 
excavators and being able to install landscape materials will be honed. 


TECHNICAL & PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE

  • The ability to work well and efficiently with the following materials: mix cement & mortar, grade gravel and soil to exact specifications using a hand rake and shovel, dig trenches using a shovel to precise depths, lift materials weighing up to 200 lbs.

  • Experience in installation of the following is an asset: natural stone retaining walls, interlocking stone, random laid flagstone both dry and wet lay, square cut flagstone both dry and wet lay, precast concrete retaining walls and steps, cutting wood with a skill saw, concrete block walls, poured concrete grade beams and foundations, wire mesh and rebars, lintels, forming for concrete, poured concrete, waterfall and pond construction, digging and setting of fencing and pergola posts in ground, boulders, boulder retaining walls, planting, and pruning.

  • Safe storage of materials and good housekeeping at all times, on a site, to prevent injury to workers or other people who may come on a site.  The proper placement of safety cones to de-mark potentially dangerous obstacles on the site or on a public or private laneway/road.

  • Demonstrates good organizational skills and ability to prioritize job tasks.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form.

  • Computer and smart phone skills such as being able to use a web browser, emailing, and calendar applications.

  • Good oral and written communication skills, job planning skills, and mechanical aptitude are a must. 


CERTIFICATIONS

This position requires that the individual be working on or have the following certification and licensing:

  • Certified Landscape Technician - Hardscape (CLT)
  • First aid / cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) 
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