Emerald Ash Borer- EAB Treatment Specialist ( Landscape Laborer)

Full-time

Want to join a team of young and dynamic landscapers in a fast- growing company and take part in saving sick trees in Montreal and surrounding areas? Who doesn’t love a bit of fresh air and exercise, or a fun, social atmosphere both on and off the clock? If you’re up to the task and want to join the energetic team here at Strathmore, we’d love to meet you.

The Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Specialist (Landscape Laborer) primarily performs chemical treatment of ash trees at risk to Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).

  • Work on a small crew performing chemical treatment of ash street trees and disseminating information to the public.
  • Perform horticulture tasks related to the tree health treatment.
  • Mowing grass, raking, fertilizing and watering the lawn, weeding, pruning of shrubs and trees and other general landscape maintenance work requested by the Crew Leader;
  • Use and maintain electrical mowers, tractors, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, sod cutters, tree pruning saws as well as other machinery; required to complete landscape tasks to our standards;
  • Execute other manual task to maintain gardens and landscapes in the allocated time;
  • Work in a safe manner and participate at the safety meetings;
  • Respect all policies and procedures of Strathmore Landscape;
  • Adopt a courteous and polite attitude to colleagues and clients.

 

The Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Specialist must be willing and able to do the following:

  • Work outdoors and withstand prolonged exposure to variable weather conditions.
  • Perform moderate to heavy physical labor, exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and transferring objects weighing 25 lbs. frequently.
  • Walk distances, climb stairs, and ascend ladders to heights of 10 feet or higher.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as directed.

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to learn to identify and distinguish ash trees from other common street trees
  • Ability to read and understand information presented in writing, such as instructions, policies and procedures, manuals, and self-study materials to prepare for job-related certification
  • Ability to learn to safely inject pesticides in City trees
  • Ability to complete treatment records and daily activity reports accurately
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