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HORTICULTURE JOBS

Position: Horticultural assistant
Organization: Queen Beez Garden Design
Location: Toronto and surrounding areas

“Queen Beez Garden Design” is a Landscaping company that specializes in creating sustainable green space design.

We insist on having fun with a strong work ethic and practice the art of integrity with each residential project. Queen Beez was founded in 2009 for the love of green roofs and landscape architecture.

We hire people who want to offer our company a skill set that is an asset. We hire people who are inclusive and willing to work in all weather conditions, while creating and maintaining beautiful urban landscapes.”

Apply to us today with your cover letter and relevant resume at:
myqueenbeez@gmail.com

Work Requirements:

  • Outdoors, exposed to weather and heavy lifting.
  • Appropriate work gear required. All gear must comply with WSIB safety standards
  • Dependable, on-time, responsible and facilitate integrity
  • knowledge of poisonous plants and plant insects (PMI) an asset
  • Pay reflected on knowledge and proven experience in Horticultural field
  • Assistant to crew leader or Boss on site, able to work independently and solve problems in a mature and fair approach.
  • Physical work ethic a must for outdoors. Conditions vary based on location/weather.
  • Approachable, friendly attitude required
  • Must be willing to travel to work sites independently
  • Horticultural education an ASSET!

Responsibilities Required:

  • Horticultural certificate, or 3-5 years experience in the field
  • Confidant skill-sets for operating & maintaining hand or gas powered machines.
  • Excellent communication skills and approachable attitude

TASKS:

  • Operate vehicles or powered equipment, such as chain saws, clippers, gas blowers and pruning saws.
  • Proven knowledge or experience with planting multiple perennials, small shrubs or/and trees under 12ft.
  • Care for new or established landscape designs by digging, mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing, removing thatch, or trimming or edging around flower beds, walks, or walls.
  • Use hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge or brush trimmers, or axes.
  • Knowledge of Pruning or trim small/ornamental trees, shrubs, or hedges, using shears, pruners, or chain saws.
  • Ability to identify, gather and remove seasonal yard waste.
  • Maintain or repair tools, equipment, hand or power tools.
  • Proven knowledge of soil properties and fertilizers, shrubs, or trees, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders.
  • Provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, planters and other Property features.
  • Install, deliver and apply garden soil, sand, peat or mulch in large amounts using wheel barrel, or other methods to distribute mediums into garden beds

Skills + Abilities:

  • Safe Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to instruction and asking questions to clarify
  • Critical Thinking - problem solving without supervision
  • Speaking - good team and communications: transparent, approachable
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Manual Dexterity - Healthy and fit physically
  • Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • Mechanical - knowledge and/or understanding of operations
  • Excellant communication in english; professional approach to team, client/customer base
  • Responsible, ask questions and provide accurate time management in fast-paced environment
  • Current, up to date technology for communication:ie: you have a phone, and are able to navigate roads to and from sites independently if required - notation/GPS required for time tracking

Work Requirements:

  • Outdoors, exposed to weather and heavy lifting.
  • Appropriate work gear and required tools are the responsibility of worker. All gear must comply with WSIB safety standards
  • Wear safety googles/eyewear, gloves, skin/noise protection and steel toe boots for all work sites
  • knowledge of first aid an asset, training can be provided for 'permanent' staff
  • Dependable, on-time, responsible and facilitate integrity
  • knowledge of poisonous plants and plant insects (PMI) an asset
  • Pay reflected on knowledge and proven experience in Horticultural field
  • Assistant to crew leader or Boss on site, able to work independently and solve problems in a mature and fair approach.
  • Physical work ethic a must for outdoors. Conditions vary based on location/weather.
  • Approachable, friendly attitude required
  • Must be willing to travel to work sites independently
  • Horticultural training based on comitment to industry

Apply to us today with your cover letter and relevant resume at:
myqueenbeez@gmail.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 6 2019    ID: 51889