Horticultural Technician

  • Customer  and quality focus.
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Team work
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Responsibility and dependability
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Responsible for managing landscaping projects.
  • Survey and assess designated projects and job sites.
  • Responsible for constructing and maintaining gardens.
  • Plan job in an effective manner to ensure optimum job efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Use and operate tools and equipment used in horticulture.
  • Plant seeds and transplant seedlings.
  • Tree, shrub, and plant examination and treatment.
  • Care for growing plants by watering, pruning, weeding, cultivating, and removing dead or damaged leaf tissue.
  • Inspect, handle, and transport nursery stock.
  • Spread top soil and lay sod.
  • Plant fertilization and watering.
  • Prune trees, shrubs, and hedges.
  • General lawn and garden maintenance.
  • Operate power mowers, push mowers, tractors, snow blowers, electric clippers, pruning saws and other landscape maintenance equipment.
  • Perform other manual duties to clean and maintain landscaped environments , shop + equipment.
  • Assist with landscape constructions when needed.
  • Complete daily paperwork tracking job time and material costs.
  • 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.
  • Communicate with customers in a polite and courteous manner.
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  • Completion of college, vocational, or technical training.
  • Horticulturist Trade Certification or Lawn Gardener Trade Certification.
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience.
  • Plant knowledge and identification, specifically trees, shrubs, and perennials.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications.
  • Physically fit with strong stamina.
  • Basic measurement and calculation skills
    Ability to follow safe working procedures.
  • Excellent observation skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
    Effective communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and as part of a team.
  • Speak, read, and write English.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Computer skills an asset.
  • Job requires ability to work with hand 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.