Do you love working outside? Are you strong enough to move stone and earth during the day and careful enough to ensure that no details are missed? Do those who know you describe you as hardworking, completely reliable and someone that’s great to have around? Have you worked in landscaping? If so, you might be the rock star we are looking for.
A Landscape Foreman is an experienced employee in landscape and construction, basic electricity, basic plumbing and works with minimal supervision. The position directs the activities of a team of two or more in the construction of pavers in the form of walkways, patios, driveways, pools and more. Activities may also include walls, gardens, ponds, waterfalls, firepits, low-voltage lighting and other landscaping related activities. A Crew Lead is required to perform the following duties and undertake the following responsibilities in a professional manner and will be expected to work in various outdoor conditions.
a) Reads, interprets and implements design prints for the designated landscape construction plan. Understands elevations and uses this knowledge to execute construction plan.
b) Operates, proficiently, a variety of mechanical equipment, including bobcats, back hoes, dingos, plater compactors, grinders, drills, gas saws, demolition hammers, jack hammers and other related landscape tools.
c) Operates company vehicles including trailers and attaches equipment safely into motor vehicles and follows laws while doing so.
d) Completes the necessary paperwork including timesheets, work orders, change orders, material requisitions, daily job talks, log books, equipment logs, incident and accident reports as necessary. Plans and organizes the job, ensuring that sufficient resources and materials are available. Also ensures that job is completed in the most time-efficient manner.
e) Manages a team of two or more employees, including handling personnel issues on site and training employees of company policies and procedures.
f) Routinely interacts with clients by way of introductions at the beginning of a job, answering questions, responding to client’s requests, making reasonable changes to the plan, and providing a walk-through at the job’s completion.
g) Maintains a clean and safe work environment, including work site and company equipment.
h) Briefs supervisors and make recommendations on job status, personnel issues or client concerns.
i) Maintains equipment assigned and notifies owner of needed repairs.
j) Works within the physical demands outlined in an outdoor landscaping position that the employee will encounter on the job site. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; crouch; stoop or kneel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job are dictated.
k) The job site conditions described are ones that the employee must work in and will encounter while performing the essential responsibilities of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather (heat or cold), and moving mechanical equipment. In addition, job sites are located on both residential and commercial property. The employee may also occasionally be exposed to the homeowner’s pets.
l) Winter work is included in this package; operating a combination of truck and plow, skid steer, tractor or other form of snow equipment.
M) Other duties as may arise from time to time and as may be assigned to the employee.
Who are we:
Whitby Shores is a growing, respected Landscape and design firm based, as the name suggests, in the Whitby region & Durham Region. We have built our business and our reputation on 3 core principles: Beauty, Ease and Value. Our work product is beautiful, which means your work quality must be impeccable. Working with us is easy and stress free, which means you must be punctual, friendly and reliable. Value means the work is done on time and within budget, which means you’re efficient in your work.
If you want to work for a firm that cares about what we create and who we serve, we look forward to receiving your application. Email us your resume and we will send you our short but informative job application form.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $25.00-$35.00 per hour
- Dental care
- On-site parking
- RRSP match
- Vision care
- landscape foreman: 3 years (Required)
- Landscaping: 5 years (Preferred)