Grounds Maintenance Foreman

The Grounds Maintenance Foreman is responsible for performing a variety of work tasks in order to manage the timely completion of grounds maintenance service contracts. The grounds maintenance foreman will be required to supervise a crew of labourers and operate a variety of tools and equipment to carry out specified job tasks, as well as provide daily progress reporting on job time and cost data.

  • Customer  and quality focus.
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Team work
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Responsibility and dependability
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Plan and manage the loading/unloading of trucks and trailers in the AM and PM including all daily labor, equipment and materials required to complete daily objectives.
  • Cut grass, trim edges, clean up refuse, blow trimmings, fertilize and water turf areas and perform other lawn care duties.
  • Move and install soil, mulch and plant material to assist with the construction of landscape gardens and related areas.
  • Spray and dust areas to control insects and or weeds.
  • Operate power equipment including, but not limited to, lawn tractors, lawn mowers, line trimmers, blowers, hedge trimmers, pruning saws, sod cutters, chain saws, and snow blowers.
  • Supervise the work of crew members to ensure proper safety, quality, and productivity.
  • Inspect all work for quality to eliminate the need for return visits and/or re-work due to quality or customer satisfaction issues.
  • Train crew members on proper and safe job methods.
  • Conduct daily inspections and maintenance on vehicles, tools, and equipment.
  • Assist in other job-related duties including construction projects, shop and yard maintenance, vehicle and equipment maintenance.
  • Complete and submit all required paperwork on a daily basis, including: daily time and service record forms, equipment daily inspection forms, attendance tracking, requests for time off, etc.
  • Maintain and enforce standards of cleanliness and organization in assigned trucks, trailers, equipment, jobsites, and shop/yard areas.
  • Ensure that all work activities are carried out in a safe and efficient manner, and that all crew members are in compliance with government and company PPE standards.
  • 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.
 
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the landscape/grounds maintenance industry.
  • Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Effective communication skills – must be able to carry out verbal instructions, read labels and signs, complete daily reports to office and/or customers.
  • Time management skills
    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
  • 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.