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Maintenance or Installation Crew Member

General Labor | Rolesville, NC | Full Time

Job Description

The landscaping team member is an experienced landscaper and assists the crew Foreman. The position works as a member of the team and is responsible for landscape maintenance, Installation, and enhancement projects under the direction of the crew Foreman. The landscape team member is able to operate a variety of equipment and has a working knowledge of horticultural practices.

General:

  • Follow company policy
  • Show up and be in the stretching circle ready to work at the discussed start time
  • Properly use personal protective equipment when necessary
  • Report to crew Foreman

Installation Responsibilities:

     Morning Start-up:

  • Assist in daily preparation of trucks and equipment
  • If assigned as a company driver – must complete daily truck inspection pre-trip
  • Load gas cans, mowers, tools and other equipment
  • Secure all equipment
  • Load and secure all plant material and hard materials required for the day
  • Assist with documenting all tools and materials taken and update inventory
  • Assist crew leader in any preparation required for the day.

     Perform landscape installation:

  • Planting of trees, shrubs, and perennial flowers.
  • Perform all tasks with spring operations included but not limited to leaf and debris removal, bed edging and mulch installation.
  • Bed and lawn preparation by hand or by the use of rototiller
  • Provide labor associated with the preparation, excavation, and installation of paver patios, walkways, and retaining walls, water gardens, and landscape lighting.
  • Irrigation Installation
  • Grading
  • Heavy equipment use
  • Keep a clean and organized jobsite
  • Installation of sediment control fabrics.
  • Installation of SOD
  • Assist crew leader with all tasks associated with landscape installation

     End of the day/week equipment maintenance:

  • Unload equipment, clean out truck/trailer by removing trash, debris, etc. daily.
  • Place equipment in proper location at shop and re-inventory unused materials
  • Assist crew Foreman in preparation for the next day.
  • Wash and prep equipment as directed by crew Foreman.

Maintenance Responsibilities:

Morning Start-up:

  • Assist in daily preparation of trucks and equipment
  • Ensure gas cans, mowers, and other equipment needed for the day are on the truck
  • Ensure all equipment is secure
  • Assist crew leader in any preparation required for the day.

Perform landscape installation and maintenance:

  • Completes landscape maintenance duties, such a mowing, fertilizer application, weed control, aeration, spring clean-up, fall clean-up, trimming and pruning.
  • Completes landscape enhancement projects such as mulch application, plantings, top soil application, lawn seeding.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment, including work site and equipment.
  • Completes the job in the most time-efficient manner meeting the company productivity targets.
  • Operates a variety of mechanical equipment including but not limited to bed edgers, commercial mowers, blowers, dump trailers, chain saws, line trimmers, and tillers.
  • If approved as a driver, safely operates vehicles such as box, pick-up, dump trucks and trailer combinations.
  • Assists the team leader with communication with clients by answering questions, and ensuring the client’s satisfaction throughout the project. Communicates clients concerns to the team leader or management.
  • Assists the team leader with route and job organization, ensuring that sufficient resources and materials are available.
  • Properly use and maintain equipment
  • notify mechanic of equipment repair needs.
  • Applies chemicals under the direction of licensed applicator.

End of the day/week equipment maintenance:

  • Unload equipment as needed
  • Sharpen mower blades as directed by crew Foreman
  • Assist crew Foreman in preparation for the next day.
  • Wash and prep equipment as directed by crew Foreman.

Quality Control:

  • Presents quality expectations and standards to employees only accepting the highest standard of workmanship
  • Maintains clients properties at or above JT’s Landscaping’s Standards
  • Makes recommendations on ways to improve quality standards for clients and employee

Crew Member Requirements:

  • High school degree or GED
  • One year’s experience in the landscaping field
  • Able to lift 60+lb
  • Oral and written communication skills

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with installation of hardscape projects – brick, block and stone
  • Commercial Drivers License (CDL) 
  • North Carolina Driver’s License and insurable with company’s agent
  • North Carolina pesticide licenses
  • Snow plowing experience