Landscape Crew Lead

by | Feb 26, 2021 | Employment Opportunities

Livingstone Landscaping Ltd. is the largest Landscaping Firm operating in Southwestern Manitoba & Southern Saskatchewan, with our office based in the City of Brandon. We pride ourselves in our exceptional customer service and outstanding team of employees. We offer a rewarding, friendly environment with great health benefits and competitive wages.

Position Type: Full Time; Seasonal
Position Start: approx. April 2021
Reports to: Landscape Foreman
Purpose: The Landscape Crew Lead is responsible for assisting the Landscape Foreman in supervising and managing crew members, assigning work tasks, using tools and equipment, maintaining records and record keeping for projects, monitoring work quality, insuring crew safety and training employees while participating in all work on site. This position is an integral part of a successful crew within our Landscaping division.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Installing sod, dirt, plants (Softscape)
• Installing patios, walls, decks (Hardscape)
• Cutting and measuring of job materials
• Operating small landscaping equipment and tools such as packers, saws, other power tools
• Communicate with foreman effectively for accurate completion of work
• Notify foreman of any tools, equipment and machinery in need of maintenance
• Maintain a clean and safe job site at all times
• Assist foreman with training, record keeping and assigning work tasks to crew members
• Assist foreman with instructing proper work methods, monitoring quality of work, adhering to work schedules, following safe work practices and providing feedback
• Follow training and promote the workplace best practices of installation, safety and company standards
• Other duties as required

Qualification Requirements:
• Class 5 driver’s license and a clean driving record; Class 3F w/ Air an asset
• Experience hauling a trailer
• Visual Acuity to accurately cut and measure materials, operate equipment, perform tasks and review work for accuracy, neatness and thoroughness
• Ability to meet physical demands of the position; lift 80 pounds, perform manual labour
• Able to physically perform basic life operational functions including but not limited to: climbing, balancing, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping and repetitive motion.
• Ability to follow company Safety Procedures and recognize Job Hazards
• Motivated individual who is detail orientated with ability to prioritize and multi-task
• Must be available for seasonal long hours (Saturdays may be included); Punctual and dependable
• Ability to work outdoors in all elements
• Basic understanding of leadership skills including communication and motivation
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships
• Ability to read, write and communicate in English

Education/experience:
• 2 years relevant experience with knowledge in Landscape & Construction
• Experience operating power tools
• Experience working with a landscaping crew; an asset
• Basic knowledge of horticultural practices; an asset
• Supervisory experience; an asset

To apply for any of our open positions, please visit the employment section of our website: www.livingstoneltd.com