Location: Calgary, Alberta
The Eco-yards crew is made up of people respect the earth and each other. We also love beautifying spaces and take pride in each task and job completed. As individuals who take direction well and pay close attention to detail we are able to ensure that each project is completed to the Eco-yards standard. We like to work hard and get dirty, but most importantly we share a true sense of camaraderie and have fun throughout the season.
Our team takes on a variety of projects. We do everything from building rock rivers to installing paving stone and flagstone walkways. We do work on patios and retaining walls, as well as dig out sod and move soil and mulch. Shovels and wheelbarrows are commonly used, so stamina, strength and good body mechanics are important. We plant and do some yard maintenance. We also apply compost tea to our clients yards 3 times per season (check out a video here). Each year we take on more and more projects with a permaculture focus. You'll gain valuable experience in just about every service we provide to our clients.
Our season runs from approximately May to early November, and while we typically work Monday to Friday, occasional weekend work may be requested. We remain flexible in regards to start and end times throughout the season to accommodate hours of daylight, weather and workload.
At Eco-Yards we pay an above average wage because we like to make sure you're well taken care of. Our goal is to recruit and retain people who will grow with us over the years. As an added incentive, we also offer a competitive health benefits package for returning staff.
OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH
A crew member from 2018 says this:
"It is hard to find an employer that genuinely cares for their people and their work the way the team at Eco-yards does. It is an inspiring and positive environment, and I was given many opportunities for professional growth and to learn about landscape design, native plants, and sustainability. Eco-yards is an excellent place to work if you want to be part of a team of passionate, talented, and caring people striving to make the earth a little more beautiful and better off." Steve Edgerton
We are currently looking for workers who have experience in hardscaping and related construction. If you have experience doing brick work, patio work, walls, and stone work, in addition to a desire to work in the other areas we cover, please consider applying today!
At Eco-Yards we pay an above average wage because we like to make sure you’re well taken care of. Our goal is to recruit and retain people who will grow with us over the years. As an added incentive, we also offer a competitive health benefits package for returning staff.
If this sounds like you might be a good fit, please email your resume and a cover letter in pdf format to Laureen, the Owner of eco-yards at:
operations eco-yards.com* You can also call Laureen at 403-969-1176 between 9-5 Alberta time.
Thanks for your interest, and good luck!
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 7 2019 ID: 51102