ELITE Landscaping

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Landscape Construction Technician

Landscape Construction Technician

ID 
2017-1014
# of Openings 
5
Job Locations 
US-NY-Poughkeepsie
Posted Date 
4/3/2017
Category 
Production

More information about this job

Overview

With a mission to inspire humanity with Spaces for Living - Beyond Expectation, ELITE Landscaping is the ideal company for hardworking, passionate professionals.  We're a small collaborative team looking for hard-working, experienced Landscape Construction Technicians.  Landscape Technicians at ELITE Landscaping perform a variety of duties involved in the production of outdoor spaces such as pool, patios, planting, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, lighting, walls, and more!

 

ELITE Landscaping offers competitive compensation, benefits, 401k, and paid time off.  

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation of jobsites prior to the beginning of a project
  • Operate various tools and equipment, including: chainsaws, jackhammers, laser levels, measurement equipment, shovels, hammers, drills, etc.
  • Mix, pour, and spread concrete
  • Assist in the construction of walkways, fences, decks, posts, etc.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by conducting inspections, lubricating, and cleaning on a daily basis
  • Dig ditches or trenches
  • Perform land clearing activities
  • Plant and maintain garden beds and lawns
  • Load and unload materials, tools, and equipment required to complete landscape construction projects
  • Transport materials using shovels, wheelbarrows, carts, dollies, and hand lifting/carrying
  • Assist foreman with job-related tasks
  • Read and interpret blueprints, structural drawings, and specifications to perform work activities
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times
  • Comply with all company policies and regulations
  • Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Minimum one year experience in the landscape/construction industry
  • Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications
  • Knowledge of specific materials, methods, tools and equipment required to complete various landscape/construction practices
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and as part of a team
  • Ability to walk, stand, crouch for long periods of time and carry out strenuous physical tasks
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a valid driver’s license and safe driving record

Work Conditions:

  • Ability to work with hand tools, power tools, small engine equipment, and materials
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 80 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 including occasional weekend work