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Pond Doctors & The Groundskeepers

Landscape Installation Technician

Landscape – Omaha, Nebraska
Department Landscape
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $12-16/hr + DOE

Core Capabilities:

  • Customer and quality focus
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Team work
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Responsibility and dependability
  • Ethics and integrity

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for softscape landscape construction
  • Lay and spread mulch
  • Properly install plants, shrubs, and trees according to design metrics
  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and specifications to assist with landscape constructions
  • Construct rock gardens, fieldstone paths, stone garden walls, fences
  • Weed, prune, and trim trees and plants
  • Apply fertilizers, cut grass, and water lawns and gardens
  • Cart and spread topsoil and other required materials
  • Lay sod or seed; grading (soil); and tree staking
  • Utilize hand tools, power tools, and other necessary equipment to complete job tasks
  • Perform lawn maintenance using lawn mowers, tractor mowers, trimmers, and weed eaters
  • Move and transport materials using shovels, wheelbarrows, carts, dollies and manual lifting
  • Perform other manual duties to clean and maintain landscaped environments , shop + equipment
  • Conduct daily safety inspections of tools and equipment
  • Follow directions from foreman
  • Complete daily paperwork tracking job time and material costs, as needed
  • Apply appropiate herbacides and pesticides
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times
  • Comply with all company policies and regulations
  • Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations
  • Communicate with customers in a polite and courteous manner

Requirements:

  • Ability to work long hours as needed to get the job done
  • Certifications a plus (e.g., ICPI, NCMA, Nebraska Applicatiors license, other vocational certificates)
  • Plant knowledge and identification, and experience in plant care preferred
  • Competent in the use of power tools (quick cut saws, chain saws, plate tampers, power wheel barrows, skills saws, sod cutter, sprayer or duster, rototiller, drills, etc.)
  • Physically fit with strong stamina
  • Basic measurement and calculation skills
  • Ability to follow safe working procedures
  • Excellent observation skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and as part of a team
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be available for snow/ice removal work during winter layoff time (pays an extra $5 differential)

Work Conditions:

  • Job requires ability to work with hand tools, small engine equipment, and materials
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50+ lbs. repeatedly through an entire work shift
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Requires good manual dexterity
  • Excellent stamina is required
  • Work near heavy equipment and other vehicles on a regular basis
  • Work outdoors in various conditions including heat and humidity, rain, dust, noise, and cold
  • Flexible working hours and occasional weekend work

Benefits

  • Paid continuing education courses / seminars / certifications + incentive raises based on results
  • Performance reviews twice a year
  • Family discount for services and materials
  • Company outings and events
  • Family-oriented environment
  • PTO
  • 2018 will be providing insurance and retirement savings options

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $10.00 to $14.00 /hour

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  • Location
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Department
    Landscape
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    $12-16/hr + DOE
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