Summary:

The Landscape Laborer is responsible for performing a variety of work tasks (generally physical labor) in order to assist with the completion of landscape construction projects. The landscape laborer will be required to operate a variety of tools and equipment to carry out specified job tasks.

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:

  • Assist in the preparation of job sites prior to the beginning of a project
  • Operate various tools and equipment, including chainsaws, jackhammers, laser levels, measurement equipment, shovels, hammers, drills, etc.
  • Mix, pour, and spread concrete
  • Assist in the construction of walkways, fences, decks, posts, etc.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by conducting inspections, lubricating, and cleaning on a daily basis
  • Dig ditches or trenches
  • Perform land clearing activities
  • Plant and maintain garden beds and lawns
  • Load and unload materials, tools, and equipment required to complete landscape construction projects
  • Transport materials using shovels, wheelbarrows, carts, dollies, and hand lifting/carrying
  • Assist foreman with job-related tasks
  • Read and interpret blueprints, structural drawings, and specifications to perform work activities
  • 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

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Minimum one-year experience in the landscape/construction industry
  • Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications
  • Knowledge of specific materials, methods, tools and equipment required to complete various landscape/construction practices
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and as part of a team
  • Ability to walk, stand, crouch for long periods of time and carry out strenuous physical tasks
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a valid driver’s license and safe driving record

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
  • 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 including occasional weekend work

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