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.**
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 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
This position requires outdoor work, and the working conditions are affected by weather – long hot days, wet rainy days, and cold temperatures.
Experience in building trades or landscape construction
- $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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