Landscape Technician, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Job Has Expired)

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Company: Andy Scherer Gardening and Landscaping Ltd. O/A Scherer Gardening, Landscaping & Design
Business information: We are a gardening and landscaping business specializing in water features. Our property is also home to a Santa’s Village, a Christmas tree plantation and a large parking lot display of water fountains.
Business address: 1535 Dalkeith Road, Dalkeith, ON, K0B 1E0
Work Location: Same as above during Christmas season (Santa’s Village) and various clients’ locations for different projects in Ontario, such as: Hawkesbury, Alexandria and Cornwall.
Type of Employment: Full Time – Permanent
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description:
• Build models
• Prepare conceptual designs
• Prepare presentation graphics and drawings
• Examine trees and shrubs to diagnose problems and disease
• Plant and move trees
• Apply fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, pesticides and other lawn care products
• Plant and maintain private and public lawns and gardens
• Plan and construct landscaped environments which may include trees, shrubberies, lawns, fences, decks, patios and other landscape structures
• Build patios, driveways with patio or natural stones
• Build and retain walls, natural or patio stones
• Plan and co-ordinate the growth and use of plants for landscaping, ornamental uses and other purposes
• Assess the health of lawns
• Apply various treatments such as pruning, spraying, repairing damaged areas and injecting with treatment solutions
• Estimate costs
• Write specifications
• Prepare contracts and tenders
• Read and interpret blueprints
• Water and tend to plants, lawns and/or gardens

-Education: Completion of high school is required
-Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience as a Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Labourer is required. In the event that the candidate does not have 2 years of experience as a Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Labourer then specialized courses or industry-related training or post-secondary certificate in landscaping and/or horticulture are required.
-Worker must be able to work outside in extreme weather conditions, must work in rain/snow in the winter.

-Natural-stone skills are required

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 Repetitive tasks
 Handling heavy loads
 Physically demanding

Salary: $22.50 to $24.50 hourly, 50 hours per week

Benefits: Uniforms provided

Important Information:
Work schedule will be Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Winter schedule will be from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. 30-minute lunch and 2 healthy breaks of 15 minutes provided.
Employee will always work a minimum of 30 hours regardless of the weather condition.

Apply by e-mail to:
Apply by mail to: 1535 Dalkeith Road, Dalkeith, ON, K0B 1E0
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