General Labourer

The Landscape Labourer 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 labourer will be required to operate a variety of tools and equipment to carry out specified job tasks.
  • Customer  and quality focus.
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Team work
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Responsibility and dependability
  • Ethics and integrity
  • 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.
 
  • 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.
  • 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.