Gardening Technician

Church Hill Landscapes, Inc.
Gardening Technician

  • Job Title: Gardening Technician
  • Reports To: Gardening Foreman
  • Wage Range: $12-$17

The Gardening Technician is an integral part of his/her gardening crew assisting with all gardening maintenance and installation projects at client properties. Garden Technicians are responsible for maintaining and enhancing the attractiveness of the landscape; while also keeping the area free of diseases and insects. Gardening Technicians are in good physical shape to keep up with the demands of the role.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist the gardening team in performing high quality gardening and horticultural care at all Church Hill gardening clients.
  • Operate various tools and equipment, including: rototillers, wheelbarrows, saws, pruners, shovels, edgers, etc.
  • Operate trucks and trailers assigned to the gardening crew.
  • Load and unload materials, tools, and equipment required to complete gardening and maintenance visits at client properties
  • Perform preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by conduction inspections, and lubricating and cleaning at regular intervals.
  • Ensure a safe, clean, and orderly site at all times

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Equivalent experience in the horticulture/landscape industry
  • Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of specific materials, methods, tools and equipment required to complete various landscape/horticulture practices

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
  • 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, snow, dust, noise, and cold
  • Ability to work 40-50 hours per week (with occasional Saturdays) with a 7 AM start time during the spring, summer and fall months.

Expectations for Success

  • Ability to work with a team
  • Open-minded to receiving help and helping others
  • Work in an efficient manner to keep up with assigned tasks 
  • Work in a safe manner with no accidents or injuries
  • Incredible customer service; clients want us to be there as a result of your work exceeding expectations, kindness, and communication
  • Ability to run a job with Gardening Lead while Gardening Foreman is not on site
  • Productive while unsupervised (sharpening blades, equipment maintenance, organizing and cleaning truck and trailer, and etc.)
  • Willingness to complete training(s) and acquire knowledge relevant to the trade

Benefits

  • Paid holidays during active employment 
  • 5 days ordinary paid time off during the year of employment
  • 10 days ordinary paid time off after 12 months of employment
  • Dental Insurance                                                                                                                          
  • Cell phone stipend                                                                                                                       
  • Simple IRA after 12 months of employment
  • Company provided PPE

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Church Hill Landscapes January 30, 2020