Landscape Technician / Construction

Landscape Technician - Job Description

Reports to: Owner

The Landscape Technician is responsible for a variety of job tasks (including physical labor) in order to assist with the completion of landscape construction projects. Job responsibilities also include utilizing various hand tools, power tools, and equipment to carry out specified job duties.

Core Capabilities:
Customer and quality focus
Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
Team work
Excellent problem solving abilities
Responsibility and dependability
Ethics and integrity
Job Duties:
Responsible for hardscape and softscape landscape construction
Read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and specifications to assist with landscape constructions
Construct rock gardens, decks, fieldstone paths, stone garden walls, fences, ornamental ponds, fountains and waterfalls, retaining walls, and interlocking brick
Plant trees, shrubs, flowers, and bulbs
Weed, prune, and trim trees and plants
Apply fertilizers, cut grass, and water lawns and gardens
Cart and spread topsoil and other required materials
Lay sod or seed; grading (soil); and tree staking
Utilize hand tools, power tools, and other necessary equipment to complete job tasks
Perform lawn maintenance using lawn mowers, tractor mowers, trimmers, and weed eaters
Build scaffolds
Move and transport materials using shovels, wheelbarrows, carts, dollies and manual lifting
Perform other manual duties to clean and maintain landscaped environments , shop + equipment
Conduct daily safety inspections of tools and equipment
Follow directions from foreman
Complete daily paperwork tracking job time and material costs
Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times
Comply with all company policies and regulations
Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations
Communicate with customers in a polite and courteous manner
Requirements: (as many as possible)
Minimum 2 years' experience in the construction field
Ability to survey and assess designated sites
Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and specifications
Plant knowledge and identification, and experience in plant care
Competent in the use of power tools (quick cut saws, chain saws, plate tampers, power wheel barrows, skills saws, sod cutter, sprayer or duster, rototiller, drills, etc.)
Physically fit with strong stamina
Basic measurement and calculation skills
Ability to follow safe working procedures
Excellent observation skills and a strong attention to detail
Good analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and as part of a team
Speak, read, and write English
Must possess a valid driver's license
Work Conditions:
Job requires ability to work with hand 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
Requires good manual dexterity
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, dust, noise, and cold
Flexible working hours and occasional weekend work

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