Landscape Crew Supervisor - employment page

Job Description:

  • Assists in fulfilling the goals of the property owner and Gardenalia by directing a crew.

  • Responsible for ensuring that Gardenalia’s high gardening standards are met.

  • Supports active and positive lines of communication with fellow employees and the property owner.

  • Organizes and directs the landscape crew and answers to Gardenalia’s Operations Manager.

  • Receives the daily work orders from the Operations Manager and directs the crew, setting priorities, and overseeing the work.

  • Ensures proper labor relations and conditions of employment are maintained.

Qualifications- Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The right candidate will possess:

  • Basic landscape construction/carpentry skills. Ability to build decks, fences, and patios are required.

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to interpret landscape plans.

  • Detail orientated approach to reading and following work orders.

Must have experience in:

  • Instructing, directing and evaluating employees.

  • Directing a landscape crew to follow a work schedule that maintains timely completion of the job and profitability.

  • Maintaining favorable client relations.

  • A basic palette of trees, shrubs, perennials, pests, weeds and garden practices.

  • Safe operation of small machinery (chainsaws, power hand tools, garden tools, and basic tool use).

**Experience in masonry, irrigation, and lighting considered a tremendous asset.**

Job Duties

  • Manages employees.

  • Maintains daily records of crew hours, gas receipts, delivery receipts.

  • Keeps track of lunch and break times.

  • Orients and trains new employees.

  • Ensures that crews are sufficiently supplied with all materials needed for the job.

  • Transports the crew, tools, and supplies.

  • Maintains the crew’s break and lunch schedule.

  • Responsible for basic functioning/maintenance of the truck, chainsaw, and other equipment and reports issues to the Operations Manager.

  • Is responsible for weekly truck and yard cleaning.

  • Ensures that the trucks and yard are ready for work each day.

  • Facilitates a work environment that is polite, friendly and positive.

Desirable Personal Attributes

The right candidate will have:

  • excellent interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills.

  • Must be honest and have a positive and optimistic outlook

Physical Requirements

  • Physical stamina and a strong back.
  • Ability to help move heavy root balls sometimes up to 300 lbs.
  • Can lift 50 lbs.
  • Education / Training
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Bachelor’s degree desirable or professional experience equivalent
  • Industry certification – Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist (PCH)
  • Current PA driver’s license

Working Conditions

This position requires outdoor work, and the working conditions are affected by weather – long hot days, wet rainy days, and cold temperatures.

Experience

Background in

  • gardening
  • horticulture
  • farming
  • landscaping

Experience in building trades or landscape construction

Pay

  • $15 – $18 per hour depending on experience
  • 40 hours per week
  • Working Saturdays may be required on a rotating basis
  • Occasional overtime may be required

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