Crew Leader/Horticulturist – Boucherville

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Job Type: Seasonal
Job Location: Boucherville - QC

Anticipated Start Date: Monday, May 4, 2020

Pay Rate: $17.00 to $30.00 (depending on experience) plus paid overtime after 40 hours

Schedule: Monday to Friday with 2-3 Saturdays during the season

Location: Boucherville (must be able to meet on site)

Daily Tasks

  • Under the leadership of your field supervisor, manage your field crew, its materials and its equipment to complete projects on time and on budget;
  • Train and evaluate your field crew 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;

Requirements

  • DEP in Horticulture, Landscaping or relevant field;
  • Minimum three years of experience in landscaping maintenance, plus one year in a supervisory position;
  • Knowledge of plants and ability to identify them;
  • 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 and as part of a team with little supervision;
  • Driver’s license and clean driving history;
  • Computer literacy;
  • 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.

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