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Position: Green Roof Maintenance Technician
Employer: Ginkgo Sustainability Inc.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Company Profile — Ginkgo Sustainability is a leading green roof contractor in south-western Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) specializing in institutional, commercial and multi-residential projects. Our high standards attract demanding clients and excellent staff, and our culture fosters pride in workmanship and attention to detail.

Green Roof Maintenance Technician

Job Description and Responsibilities

A Green Roof Maintenance Technician maintains green roofs. The Green Roof Maintenance Technician is expected to:

  • distinguish between different plant varieties for weeding and propagation purposes;
  • have rudimentary knowledge of biological plant systems for disease and stress identification;
  • perform minor repairs to green roof systems when required;
  • implement a variety of horticultural practices (weeding, mulching, trimming, fertilizing, etc.) based on site needs;
  • evaluate the specific needs of each site and determine action-plans required;
  • communicate often and openly about any problems or concerns that arise during maintenance visits to keep management current with the status/health of the managed sites;
  • interact with all clients/site supervisors in an affable, respectful, and professional manner, and listen to any concerns or ideas clients have about the state of a site and communicate these concerns to management; and
  • fill out daily timesheets and maintenance reports.

Skills and Requirements

The successful applicant will:

  • be a mature, reliable, trustworthy, respectful, highly motivated and extremely organized self-starter with strong communication skills who works well independently as well as part of a team;
  • have a flexible schedule and be willing to work early and/or extended hours;
  • be able to handle repetitive tasks for extended periods of time;
  • be physically fit and able to perform heavy-lifting when required;
  • have an excellent work ethic, a willingness to learn, and a proficient understanding of computers/technology;
  • hold a valid Ontario Driver's Licence with a clean driving record; and,
  • be comfortable working at heights.

Additional Information

  • Ginkgo Sustainability is a full-weather company; individuals should expect to be at work in all seasonal conditions, depending on the severity.
  • Landscaping and/or horticultural experience/training is an asset.
  • This position is seasonal (from May to the end of November) with the opportunity for re-hire in future seasons; part-time and full-time seasonal applications are accepted.

Compensation will be determined based on qualifications including experience, training, and education. The starting hourly rate is $19.00.

How to Apply

  • Please submit your cover letter and résumé by e-mail to .
  • We thank all candidates for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • For more information about GINKGO Sustainability, and to view our featured projects, visit our website at

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 5 2021    ID: 59354