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Position: Maintenance Technician
Company: Ginkgo Sustainability Inc.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

COMPANY PROFILE — Ginkgo Sustainability is a leading green/living roof contractor in southwestern Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area specializing in institutional, commercial and multi-residential projects.

JOB DESCRIPTION AND PROFILEMAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

This position requires a maintenance technician to:

  • plant all types of plants in different types of spaces (ground, roof, planter box, etc.) while following a layout;
  • perform horticultural practices such as pruning, dead-heading, weeding, fertilizing, mulching, etc., based on site needs;
  • work on a variety of planting areas including built-in street level planters, seasonal planters, intensive green roofs, green walls, etc.;
  • have basic knowledge of maintenance requirements of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals;
  • distinguish between different plant varieties for weeding and propagation purposes;
  • have solid knowledge of biological plant systems and IPM for disease and stress identification;
  • 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;
  • have the ability to learn about the various green wall systems; 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 landscaping and/or horticulture training/experience;
  • 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 G Class Driver’s Licence with a clean driving record; and,
  • be comfortable working at heights.

COMPENSATION

Compensation will be determined based on qualifications including experience, training, and education. The starting hourly rate is $22.00.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Ginkgo Sustainability is a full-weather company; individuals should expect to be at work in all seasonal conditions, depending on the severity.

HOW TO APPLY

Please forward your cover letter and résumé to Ginkgo Sustainability at: hr@ginkgosustainability.com 

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

For more information about GINKGO, visit our website at ginkgosustainability.com.

 


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 16 2024    ID: 71411