Senior Horticulturist

Full-time

Job Description

Job Description

Every great Senior Horticulturist knows that there’s no “I” in team.

Since we’re all about the group dynamic here at Strathmore, it’s no coincidence, then, that there’s also no “I” in “ we want you to become the next successful leader of one of our Strathmore crews!”

If you’ve been around the landscaping business and have proven your expertise along the way, but are looking for your next major professional challenge, we’ve got just the role for you.

Strathmore senior horticulturist are some of the most vital components of our team, both in the office and out in the field. M ore than anything, it’ll be up to you to carry your team on your back and direct their landscape maintenance work on Strathmore client sites. Being a Strathmore kind of leader means ensuring our clients are guaranteed the very best service, based on our established schedules, specifications and procedures.

Responsibilities and Duties

We’re looking for someone whose default settings are “courteous” and “polite,” someone who can conjure up his or her team’s A-game in good weather and bad, and someone who can assure clients that both you and the company are determined to provide them the very best service possible.

If this sounds like you, and you’d love to join our colourful team here at Strathmore, we’d love to meet you.

I’m in! What do you need me to do?

  • Under the leadership of a Strathmore field supervisor, manage your field crew, its materials and its equipment to complete projects on time and on budget
  • Train and evaluate your field crews as necessary
  • Take part in pre-maintenance planning sessions to develop a firm grasp on each project, and share your experience and practical advice with the team
  • Planning of tasks and schedule, communication with client, completion of reports etc.
  • Develop a strong relationship with your field supervisor to ensure everyone’s responsibilities are understood and properly delegated
  • Plan and monitor day-to-day operations and liaise with your field supervisor as necessary
  • Clean and maintain landscaped environments within allotted amounts of time depending on the project
  • Use your extensive landscaping experience and abilities to operate and maintain power mowers, tractors, chain saws, hedge trimmers, and other landscape maintenance equipment

Qualifications and Skills

Sounds exciting! What skills or requirements do I need?

  • Full ability to handle physical demands: walking, sitting, climbing, kneeling, repetitive motion, bending at the knee, bending at the hip, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 27 kg, etc.
  • High school diploma
  • Minimum three years of experience in landscaping maintenance, plus one year in a supervisory position
  • Knowledge of plants and ability to identify them
  • Excellent physical fitness, strong stamina
  • Ability to operate and maintain required equipment in a safe and responsible manner (various saws, plate tampers, power wheelbarrows, sod cutters, sprayers, dusters, rototillers, drills, etc.)
  • 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: abilities to work under pressure, finish on time and on budget
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and as part of a team
  • Driver’s license and clean driving history
  • Computer literacy

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $22.00 to $25.00 /hour

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