Landscape Construction Foreman
Ghent Landscape
Petersburg, ON

The Company

Do you want to join a growing landscape company that promotes a work-life balance, treats their employees fairly and provides opportunities for year long employment and career advancement? At Ghent Landscape we take pride in our work and our amazing team. If you're an ambitious, positive and hard-working individual please apply!

Landscape Construction Foreperson

Ghent Landscape is currently seeking motivated individuals looking to join our growing landscape construction team as a Construction Foreperson. Suitable team members are motivated individuals that enjoy working outdoors on a daily basis and are comfortable in the operation of various landscape construction heavy equipment. The Foreperson will be responsible for a team of 2-3 people and will report directly to the Landscape Manager.

Year round employment is available as a member of our winter maintenance team. This position will transition into a snow removal role during the winter months.

Salary: $25-$30/hr, dependent on experience

Benefits: Group benefits available after a probationary period

Responsibilities

  • Interact with clients in a professional and courteous manner
  • Provide guidance to construction helpers regarding daily duties
  • Communicate with client and supervisor to ensure job satisfaction is achieved
  • Follow planned landscaping designs to install retaining walls, patios and walkways
  • Properly complete all required paperwork in a timely manner
  • Ensure compliance with company health and safety training and reporting requirements
  • Required to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Responsible for own transportation
  • At minimum a valid G license is required with a clean driving record
  • Responsible to provide own personal protective equipment
  • Must be willing to work 40-50 hours per week and some weekends depending on work load
  • Other duties will be assigned as required

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 3-5 years experience in landscape construction
  • 3-5 years experience operating various heavy equipment
  • Prior experience in a leadership role is preferred
  • Knowledge of plants, hardscape, masonry, carpentry, excavating, grading, drainage and snow removal
  • Experience using equipment such as loaders, skid steers, and other landscape equipment
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and follow instructions
  • Must be safety conscious
  • Skill to troubleshoot solutions when problems arise
  • Excellent team player
  • Great communication skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Must be enthusiastic and willing to learn new skills
  • Must be punctual and personable
  • Must obtain WHMIS and Health and Safety training

Ghent Landscape is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications, with emphasis on selecting the best-qualified person for the job. Ghent Landscape does not discriminate against applicants based on race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, or disability, or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, provincial, or local law. If accommodation is required during the application or interview process, please contact 519-581-7113.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $25.00 to $30.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Foreman: 3 years (Preferred)
  • landscape construction: 3 years (Preferred)