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The Great Canadian Landscaping Company Ltd.: Landscape Gardener – Foreman/Woman

The Great Canadian Landscaping Company Ltd.

This is a Full-time position in Lions Bay, BC posted January 31, 2021.

Job DescriptionLandscape Gardener Softscape ForemanAre you passionate about Landscape Horticulture?

Do you love working outside?We are looking for enthusiastic, hard working, team-oriented individuals who love working in the garden, installing and maintaining amazing landscapes and improving the communities you work in?Who You AreYou have a green thumb and love sharing your passion for plants with others, you are a self-starter and jump at the opportunity for more responsibility.

You like to play in the dirt, you know that beautiful flowers can always make people happy and you treat your co-workers like your family.

You will create exceptional outdoor living spaces that allow people to connect, grow and spend valuable time with one another.

As a result of your work, our clients become part of our goal to strengthen communities.

Above all, we work hard every day to create better lives for people.Who We AreWe have been serving the North Shore, Vancouver and Sea to Sky communities for over 21 years.Our companies’ mission from day one was ” Building Community, One Landscape at a Time!” This stands true today,we have grown from a truck and trailer to a diverse team of over 55 amazing team members, many our formally trained in their specialties such as Hardscape, Softscape, Construction, Horticulture, Maintenance and Landscape Design.Our goal at The Great Canadian Landscaping Company is to create and maintain exceptional outdoor living spaces and landscapes that our clients can enjoy daily throughout the year.We believe in supporting our community and sponsor many local sports organizations and non-profits each year through donations and sponsorships.When you join The Great Canadian Landscaping Company, you join a family, that works together for the success of our company as well as strengthening our client relationships.

We believe in strategic partnerships with local vendors, is also very important and adds to our success each year.

Teamwork makes the dreamwork.Come join #teamGR8CDN and Grow with US!What will help you SucceedHigh School Diploma, GED or equivalentRed Seal Horticulture CertificateKnowledge of landscape horticulture practisesMinimum 3+ years’ experience in horticulture/landscapingPlant knowledge and identification, and experience in plant careSpeak, read, and write EnglishDrivers License an assetWhat We Will Give YouCompetitive wages and extended Health BenefitsCell Phone allowance or Company provided phoneThe opportunity to further your personal development with Education / Schooling re-imbursementA great time environment to help you grow and succeed!What You Will DoThe Softscape Foreman produces predictable order by organizing the Softscape Lead Hand and Assistants and other resources to achieve the timely, efficient completion of landscape projects.

S/he is responsible for the efficient execution of the day-to-day tasks on site.

These include tasks such as supervising a crew of 2 – 4 employees, planning daily production and working on site with the crew to keep projects on schedule in conjunction with the Project Manager.

S/he is constantly providing mentorship and support to Lead Hands and Assistants with the intent on improving employee productivity and creating additional value for the company in softscape operational areas.

As with all members of The Great Canadian Landscape Company, you will strive to improve yourself, your teammates, and the company always.The following are the duties for the position:Leadership
· Plans, delegates and oversees the onsite tasks necessary to complete softscape install projects
· Envisions project completion and sets out relevant, time bound goals for crews to achieve
· Mentors and guides direct reports
· Monitors production of the crews
· Engages in conflict resolution and works with managers to resolve issuesProject Production
· Develops and implements daily production plans for Softscape crews with the Field Project Manager
· Controls production and production standards on the job site as required
· Monitors and reports progress daily to Field PMInstalling materials such as soil, mulch, lawns, synthetic turf, plants, trees and aggregates or stones to make small patios or spaces, paving stones, retaining walls, drainage and landscape lightingMow lawns, trim edges, clean up refuse, blow trimmings, fertilize and water turf areas and perform other lawn and garden care dutiesWeed, prune, and trim trees and plantsUtilize hand tools, power tools, and other necessary equipment to complete job tasksApply fertilizers to gardensOperate power equipment including, but not limited to, lawn tractors, lawn mowers, line trimmers, blowers, hedge trimmers, pruning saws, sod cutters, aerators and power rakesMove and transport materials using shovels, wheelbarrows, carts, dollies and manual liftingPerform other manual duties to clean and maintain landscaped environments, shop and equipmentPerform preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by conducting inspections, lubricating, and cleaning daily
· Reviews project success and provides feedback for improvement in conjunction with management
· Identifies and recommends processes and procedures for the company
· Protects the company against wasteful, inefficient, unsafe, and fraudulent practicesAlways wear appropriate personal protective equipmentComply with all company policies and regulationsMaintain and enforce standards of cleanliness and organization in assigned trucks, trailers, equipment, jobsites, and shop/yard areasEnsure that all work activities are carried out in a safe and efficient manner, and that all crew members follow government and company PPE standardsEnforce and work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations at shop/yard and on jobsitesAssist with or partake in Employee training when requiredCommunicate with customers in a polite and courteous mannerHR
· Communicates to Field Project Manager regarding direct/indirect reports as needed
· Reprimands direct reports according to company policy and discipline escalation procedure
· Conducts performance evaluations for direct Lead Hand and AssistantsEducationHigh School Diploma, GED or equivalent.Post-Secondary Education an assetHorticulture Technology Diploma or Trades Certification an assetExperience3+ years’ experience in a Landscape Installation Foreman position or5+ years in a Landscape Installation Lead-Hand positionSkillsExpert mentorship and leadership skillsAbility to coordinate and delegate a series of tasks and assignments to achieve a goalEffective communication skills (both verbal and written)Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlinesTime management skillsPhysically fit with strong staminaBasic measurement and calculation skillsAbility to follow safe working proceduresExcellent observation skills and a strong attention to detailGood analytical and problem-solving skillsYou are detail oriented and like multi-taskingAbility to complete projects within budget and maintain a high rate of customer satisfactionYou can resolve conflicts without external assistanceAbility to manage around tight deadlines and still get the details rightCompetent in the use of power tools (pruners, sod cutters, sprayer, rototillers, lawn mowers, line trimmers, blowers, etc.)Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible mannerAbility to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and specificationsKnowledge of specific materials, methods, tools and equipment required to complete various landscape/construction practicesAdvanced measurement and calculation skillsAbility to follow safe working proceduresAbility to work both independently with little supervision and as part of a teamWages and Benefits: $26-35 per hour Company car Benefits Dental care, Extended health care, Vision care Education reimbursement Ongoing training & development If you want to grow and be apart of an award-winning company that believes in innovation and constant learning in the Landscape Horticulture industry, send your resume in today.You can also check out our video on working at The Great Canadian Landscaping Company on our website at www.Gclc.Ca.If your values, experience, and goals align with ours, please email us your cover letter and resume and ” Come Grow with Us!”