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8/16/2018 11:21:38 AM
Landscape Maintenance Foreman/Foreperson
 Employer     : Islington Nurseries Ltd
 From         :
 City         : Etobicoke Job type:  Career
 Region       : ON Hours   :  Full-Time
 Country      : CA Duration:  Permanent
 Deadline     : 8/16/2019
 Education    : Not required Experience:  2 to 4 years  
 Salary       : TBD
 Description  : Who we are:

Islington Nurseries Ltd., is a family owned business and has been operating in Etobicoke since 1958. High standards and dependability are the foundation on which our company continues to grow. We offer a full range of construction, landscaping and maintenance services in the GTA. Our services including hardscaping (concrete, interlock, natural stone), soft scaping, grading, retaining walls, planting, sodding. Year-round work opportunities are available with winter maintenance operations.

What do we offer:

Secure, year-round opportunities
Opportunity to develop and refine your skills through on- and off-site training and education
Supportive, team-based approach to reaching work goals
Competitive wages with an abundance of hours
Company benefits once approved
Job Summary:

This position is responsible for a variety of job tasks in the completion of landscape projects, including but not limited to plant installation, sodding, seeding, pruning, trimming, weeding and fertilizing.

Work Conditions

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
Requires good manual dexterity
Excellent stamina is required
Duties and Responsibilities

Supervise the day to day work activities of a softscape crew of 4-6 employees
Conduct on-site orientations with new employees, which cover all company health and safety policies
Utilize hand tools, power tools, and other necessary equipment to complete job tasks
Perform lawn maintenance using lawn mowers, trimmers, aerators.
Cart and spread topsoil and other required materials
Perform preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by conducting inspections, lubricating, and cleaning on a daily basis
Complete and submit all required paperwork on a daily basis
Maintain and enforce standards of cleanliness and organization in assigned trucks, trailers, equipment, jobsites, and shop/yard areas
Minimum Requirements

Solid background in the landscape maintenance industry.
IPM experience preferred.
Strong organizational skills
Solid understanding of lawn maintenance practices/procedures.
Must have proven experience
Solid understanding of arboriculture
Horticultural knowledge is a must through your education and/or documented job experience.
Ability to motivate staff, through strong leadership skills and mentoring
A strong work ethic is necessary to lead by example.
A solid understanding of all landscape materials.
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