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SHERIDAN NURSERIES
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Sheridan Nurseries …Head Office… is actively searching for a:  

Wholesale Sales Representative

Position Summary

Reporting to the Vice President, Nursery Sales and based out of the Head Office in Georgetown, the Wholesale Sales Representative will be responsible for sales activities to our Landscape Contractor house accounts.

Accountabilities
The Sales Representative responsibilities include, but are not limited to, contacting existing guests to solicit orders, travelling to jobsites, recommending new products and services offered by Sheridan Nurseries, cold-call prospective guests and switch them to Sheridan Nurseries, prepare quotes for various landscape orders, follow up on past orders, prepare weekly sales reports and monitor competitor activities and prices.

Skills Required
The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal skills, the ability to build strong interpersonal relationships and work to tight deadlines. A solid background in ornamental horticulture would be considered a strong asset as well as strong computer skills including Outlook, Word and Excel. As the role will involve some travel, a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle will be required.

Apply to:
Sheridan Nurseries
Attention:  Rob Naraj
12302 10th Line, R.R. #4
Georgetown, Ontario
L7G 4S7

E-mail: rnaraj@sheridannurseries.com

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

 


SHERIDAN NURSERIES
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Sheridan Nurseries Retail Division is actively searching for an:

Assistant Nursery Plant  Product Manager
 
Position Summary

Reporting to the Nursery Plant Product Manager, the Assistant Nursery Plant Product Manager is responsible for the buying cycle of plants for the nursery sales division, as well as providing buying support for the trade and retail locations.   

Working with our Nursery Sales staff and Nursery Plant buying team this position will include: recommending quantities, sourcing products, negotiating buying terms, issuing purchase orders, arranging transportation, through to receiving, quality control and claim management process.  

Accountabilities
•    Analyze sales, margins and other information to maximize sell through and profitability  
•    Analyze marketplace to ensure pricing is competitive
•    Maintain accurate records and reporting
•    Identify the ideal vendor(s) for each product group
•    Develop positive relationships with current and new suppliers

Skills Required
•    Strong negotiating and communication skills
•    Well developed analytical and Excel spreadsheet skills
•    Well organized with good attention to detail is essential
•    Adaptable, enjoy working independently to specific and demanding deadlines
•    Knowledge of ornamental plants an asset

Apply in writing to:
Grace Williams
Sheridan Nurseries
12302 10th Line RR#4
Georgetown, ON L7G 4S7
gwilliams@sheridannurseries.com

 


GARDENER 2
Job Classification Title: GARDENER 2
Job ID #: 2073124 X
Division: Parks, Forestry & Recreation
Section: N/A
Job Stream: Parks, Recreation & Forestry
Job Type: Seasonal, Full-Time
Temporary Duration: TBD
Hours of Work (bi-weekly): 80.00
Shift Information: N/A
Affiliation: L416 Outside

On-Going Opportunities Description
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture, and are proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games.

Although there may not be current vacancies, resumes will be kept on file for 6 months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after 6 months.

Major Responsibilities:

 

  • Prepares plants and maintains flower beds, horticultural displays and plants in greenhouses
  • Maintains plant materials in a park area in a neat and orderly manner
  • Participates in the, preparation, planting and maintenance of horticultural displays, turf grass areas, indoor and natural area plantings and landscapes including all aspects of Plant Health Care inclusive of I.P.M. and pesticide use
  • Prepares various growing media prior to planting; gathering, cleaning and storing propagules; planting and transplanting as required and determining and maintaining correct growing environment
  • Inspects plants, trees and shrubs for insect infestation or disease and reports damage
  • Prepares pesticides and fertilizers for applications to control pest diseases as required. Performs park maintenance such as litter control, snow & ice removal, washroom cleaning
  • Loads materials, plants, etc. and delivers, as required, to various locations. Operates various types of motor vehicles and mechanized grounds, garden and turf maintenance equipment, etc.
  • Ability to compose and complete daily manual and electronic reports as required
  • Responds to horticultural questions from public
  • May be required to perform landscaping functions such as sodding and constructing minor landscape repair, etc.
  • May be required to direct other staff
  • Works with volunteers

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Diploma or certificate in horticulture or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Considerable experience as a practicing gardener.
  3. Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class “G” driver's license class and must qualify for the City’s equipment operating permits and requirements.

You must also have:

  • Possession of or the ability to obtain within 6 months an Ontario Landscape Exterminator's Licence
  • A good knowledge of plant materials and the ability to propagate and grow a wide variety of plants for the beautification of park areas
  • Ability to arrange, plant and maintain annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees according to the best horticultural methods and to achieve an attractive appearance
  • Ability to recognize pests (insects, diseases and weeds), and to treat them in the most effective manner
  • Ability to make the most effective use of fertilizers and water requirements of a variety of plants
  • Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations that apply to this work
  • Must be physically capable of performing required duties
  • Ability to deal courteously with the public
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Must be available to work shift/weekend/overtime as required
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

APPLY ONLINE HERE

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Applicants who provide an email address may receive their written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address provided with their application.  As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence.


In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants are required to make their needs known in advance.
 


PARKS HANDYWORKER 3
Job Classification Title: PARKS HANDYWORKER 3
Job ID #: 1998443 X
Division: Parks, Forestry & Recreation
Section: NPF&R
Job Stream: Parks, Recreation & Forestry
Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time
Temporary Duration: TBD
Hours of Work (bi-weekly): 80.00
Shift Information    
Affiliation: L416 Outside

On-Going Opportunities Description
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture, and are proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Parks Handy Worker 3 within our Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division.

Please Note:
  • Although there may not be current vacancies, your resume will be kept on file for six (6) months and then deleted from our system. You must re-apply after six (6) months.
Special Information:
  • If successful for this temporary work opportunity or assignment, permanent employees who are members of Local 416 retain their permanent status. At the end of the temporary work opportunity/assignment, they will return to their base position and location
  • Successful candidates are required to complete the full duration of the temporary work opportunity/assignment
  • Temporary employees who are members of Local 416, who have made a commitment to a seasonal/non-seasonal opportunity/assignment through the Work Selection process, are eligible to apply and be considered for an assessment only. Employees who are deemed qualified through the assessment process will have their names maintained on a "Qualified Inventory List" and their "Personal Work Selection List" (PSWL) updated for the period of time the assessment is valid
  • This temporary work opportunity or assignment may be subject to bumping in accordance with the "LETTER OF AGREEMENT for Temporary Work Opportunities/Assignments" under the TCEU Local 416 Memorandum of Settlement
Major Responsibilities:
  • Performs manual tasks in park areas which require some gardening ability
  • Operates various types of equipment, and mechanized grounds maintenance and grass cutting equipment
  • Maintains parks turf by mowing, fertilizing, clearing litter and removing garbage, as well as setting up semi-automatic and automatic irrigation systems
  • Cleans, maintains and makes minor repairs to parks facilities and furnishings including, playing fields, ice rinks, parks benches, etc.
  • Sets up equipment such as chairs, benches and soccer/football posts, etc.
  • Clears and maintains parks walkways and entrances including, operates snow removal equipment and shovels snow
  • Provides direction to other staff
  • Transports crews as required, and operates various motor vehicles including cargo vans, tractors, and pickup truck with trailer and/or snowplow, etc.
  • Performs other related work as assigned
Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
  1. Several years experience in horticulture and/or grounds maintenance, preferably in a park setting.
  2. Experience driving and operating various vehicles, tractors and grounds maintenance and grass cutting equipment.
  3. Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License and must qualify for the City’s equipment operating permits and requirements.
You must also have:
  • Ability to provide work direction and training to others.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal courteously with the public and staff.
  • Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations that apply to this work.
  • Must be physically capable of performing required duties and must be able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be available to work shifts/weekends/overtime, as required.
APPLY ONLINE HERE

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Applicants who provide an email address may receive their written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address provided with their application.  As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence.


In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants are required to make their needs known in advance.
 
GARDENER
If you’re a trained and experienced gardener, consider joining the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division in this seasonal, full-time role as part of our horticultural team.

As a Gardener 2, you will prepare plants and maintain flower beds, horticultural displays and plants in greenhouses, maintain plant materials in a park area in a neat, orderly manner, and carry out various other duties required to ensure a productive growing environment.
Although there may not be current vacancies, resumes will be kept on file for 6 months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after 6 months.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Your primary responsibilities as a Gardener will be varied. Specifically, you will:

 

  • Prepare plants and maintain flower beds, horticultural displays and plants in greenhouses.
  • Maintain plant materials in a park area in a neat, orderly manner.
  • Participate in the preparation, planting and maintenance of horticultural displays, turf grass areas, indoor and natural area plantings and landscapes, including all aspects of Plant Health Care inclusive of integrated pest management (IPM) and pesticide use.
  • Prepare various growing media prior to planting, gathering, cleaning and storing propagules, planting and transplanting as required, and determining and maintaining the correct growing environment.
  • Inspect plants, trees and shrubs for insect infestation or disease, and report damage.
  • Prepare pesticides and fertilizers for applications to control pest diseases, as required.
  • Perform park maintenance such as litter control, snow & ice removal, and washroom cleaning.
  • Load materials, plants, etc., and deliver, as required, to various locations.
  • Operate various types of motor vehicles and mechanized grounds, garden and turf maintenance equipment, etc.
  • Compose and complete daily manual and electronic reports, as required.
  • Respond to horticultural questions from the public.
  • Perform landscaping functions such as sodding, constructing minor landscape repairs, etc., as required.
  • Direct other staff, as required.
  • Work with volunteers.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS
Your application for the role of Gardener 2 must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  • Diploma or certificate in Horticulture or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Considerable experience as a practising gardener.
  • Possession of, and ability to maintain, a valid Province of Ontario Class G driver's licence.
  • Ability to qualify for the City’s equipment operating permits and requirements.

Wage Rate: $26.88 per hour

Work for the City you love

Toronto
is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture, and are proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Gardener 2 within our Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division.

How to Apply:
For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at www.toronto.ca/jobs. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2073124X.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women. We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 


For over 30 years Mr. Landscape has been providing exceptional landscape maintenance services to Toronto’s most prestigious residential neighborhoods”

Current positions available:

Landscape Maintenance Foreperson

TOP WAGES + BONUS
Minimum 3 years’ experience
Plant knowledge a must
Excellent people skills
Ability to lead and take responsibility
Valid driver’s license
Certification not mandatory but is a bonus

Landscape Maintenance Lead Hands
TOP WAGES
Minimum 1 year experience
Must be able to take direction
Plant knowledge or a willingness to learn is required
Must be a team player

Please forward resume to: davidreeder@mrlandscape.ca

 


GARDEN GROVE LANDSCAPING
LANDSCAPE DESIGN / SALES POSITION

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are seeking a high level professional in our design/sales arena who can demonstrate superb skills in landscape design and a proven track record in sales and client development. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, career-minded Landscape Design/Salesperson with a degree in landscape architecture / landscape design or significant experience working with designers, architects and planners. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience with designing and collaborating in a team setting, identifying and providing client needs, presenting plans and proposals as well as developing and cultivating new sources of business.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
This position requires a positive, eager, self-motivated person with a love for the industry that can work independently to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. The right person will be capable of designing, estimating and selling. You will have client contact on projects from start to finish. This involves tracking a project from the initial lead, to the design, the sale including follow-up through the process and closing the sale. Possible on site management of installation crews, including the layout of plantings, patios, grading, and excavation. Must have a strong background in sales and project management.
 
Job requirements include a strong knowledge of plant material, irrigation, design ability, strong communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment.
The ideal candidate is consultative with strong relationship building skills, possesses out-of-the-box thinking with excellent problem-solving skills, and has strong multi-task and selling abilities.

Position includes a competitive compensation package including salary, bonus, benefits and company vehicle.

If this is you and you desire a growing career in the landscape industry, then Garden Grove is the home for you.

Send your resume to attention:             
Nancy Dove, HR Manager
Email: careers@gardengrovelandscaping.com
Office: 905-690-8000
www.gardengrovelandscaping.com


HISTORY
Since our inception in 1990 Garden Grove Landscaping has seen steady growth and has become widely recognized as a service leader in the landscape industry. Having developed a strong reputation for excellence we continue to grow as an organization because of our focus on team building, quality and customer satisfaction.  Our unique culture has enabled Garden Grove to remain a successful family-oriented business, founded on principles of trust, honesty and respect.  This guides our relationships with each other, our customers, and cultivates a positive atmosphere where growth is encouraged, and where individuals can achieve their potential.  

Through our years of experience and reputation for attention to the smallest detail, Garden Grove Landscaping Inc. has established a benchmark for quality and customer service.

As a premium landscape design/build firm we have successfully mastered the art of selling exquisite landscape designs and crafting them as a fine art for our distinguished clientele.  Through our years of experience and reputation for attention to the smallest detail, Garden Grove Landscaping has established a benchmark for quality and customer service.

We like to thank all applicants for their interest.  Only qualified individuals will be contacted.
 

 


Earthscape is an award-winning, landscape design-build firm that specializes in custom playgrounds and high-end residential landscaping.  

Our playgrounds are custom and site specific. This is not your standard landscape job, and our projects are pretty inspiring so before you apply, you need to check out www.earthscapeplay.ca

Installation Foreman – The installation foreman will have more than five years of landscaping experience and will lead a crew of three to build playgrounds across Ontario.  You need to be organized and an excellent communicator because you will be coordinating schedules with subcontractors, material suppliers, staff and the client.  You have experience across the full range of landscape construction site work.  You can read and interpret scaled drawings.  You are comfortable operating all types of machinery and have a minimum G license (and preferably a Class A restricted).  Overnight travel is expected and a generous travel allowance is provided.

Landscape Lead Hands – The landscape lead hand will have a minimum of 2 to 5 years of experience across a broad range of landscaping construction site work (concrete, masonry, some carpentry, site layout, site grading and water features).  You have some experience reading and interpreting scaled drawings and are comfortable operating a variety of landscape machinery.  You have a minimum G class license.  Overnight travel is expected and a generous travel allowance is provided.

Compensation
We believe in great compensation for great employees, and we reward with a combination of:

 

  • profit sharing and performance bonuses
  • award-winning projects and designs
  • track record of excellent client relations (happy clients make our jobs more enjoyable too)
  • up to date equipment, including trucks
  • excellent on-the-job training in project management and site supervision
  • no management hassles, and great colleagues
  • steady hours of 50 to 60 hours/week, with very few rain days off; one week vacation during regular season, on your schedule. Four Saturdays worked per season.  
  • extended working season
  • benefits offered to full-time and regular seasonal employee

For more information or to apply, contact our office at 519.669.2972 or email us play@earthscape.ca


MACUTO NURSERIES
Experienced farm workers required to perform manual work.
Hand cultivating, digging and tree planting. Hourly rate $11.00.
Seasonal employment starting April 1, 2015 to Nov 30, 2015.
Job site Keswick, Ontario
Fax resume 905-476-1534
or mail P.O. Box 284 Keswick, Ontario L4P 3E2
Tel: 905-727-3666

 


OPPORTUNITIES AT DAVEY TREE
Davey Tree is currently expanding operations and looking for experienced Arborists, Foremen, Climbers, and Groundspersons.

We are the largest employee-owned company in the green industry, and Canada’s trusted source for complete plant health care.
Our roots extend back to 1880, and we have branches from Ontario to British Columbia. Davey provides:

  • Excellent training
  • Career advancement
  • Company benefits
  • Employee ownership
  • Opportunities in all aspects of arboriculture
  • Solid industry compensation bases and incentive programs.
If you are interested in being part of our growing team, please email or fax resume to:
John Arico
Email: John.Arico@davey.com
Fax: 905-304-7605
www.daveytree.ca

ACCOUNT MANAGER
LS TRAINING SYSTEM — LONDON, ON

About the Career Opportunity

We are seeking an outgoing Account Manager to manage a current client base, and expand our sales in both Canada and the USA.

You are looking for a technology based company that specializes in training software for the green industry. You feel comfortable sharing knowledge over the phone to offer technical support to your clients.
You want to grow within a company and have a chance to shine. You understand your clients needs and how your company can support them.

You want to work for a company with great upward growth that’s already seen 5 years business. You enjoy a small business and team-oriented environment.

You want to help the company be seen across North America as top class. You are comfortable in a trade show setting, qualifying potential clients.

You are high energy, driven and want to work in a positive environment. You enjoy some travel within North America (6-10 weeks a year, 3-4 nights over nights).

You project a professional image and possess a commitment to high personal earning. You are comfortable with a pay for performance compensation plan, including a base salary.

You have a proven record of successful relationships. You thrive on challenges and expanding the company’s market place.

Additional requirements for the Account Manager include:

 

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree; a business specialization would be an asset
  • Minimum 3 years sales experience
  • Technically savvy; working with CRMs, databases and business software
  • Ability to close sales with small to medium prospects, dealing directly with Owners and Presidents
  • Ability to approach sales success in a systematic manner
  • Sandler Sales training experience a plus
  • Valid Drivers Licence and current passport

To apply, please contact Carla Bailey via email (careers@lstraining.com) to submit your resume and a letter of interest. Resumes will not be reviewed without the completion of the two assessments found below:
1st Questionnaire: To log in and complete the assessment:
Go to: http://survey.devinegroup.com/?key=ESPI-TLCUVSL

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Access Code Enter: CA4-TLCACCSales



DONALDA CLUB - CAREER OPPORTUNITY
GOLF COURSE TECHNICIAN
PERMANENT YEAR ROUND WITH BENEFITS

This year round multi-activity golf and country club is tucked away on a 200-acre ravine property - a quiet enclave of lush gardens, distinguished by its charming clubhouse and its beautifully landscaped and spacious grounds set in the Don Valley.  Donalda Golf & Country Club is host to various activities including curling, golf, tennis, swimming, bridge, an extensive fitness program, and informal and fine dining facilities.

The Golf Course & Grounds Manager is seeking a highly motivated individual to join his team of professionals as Golf Course Technician.  This is a permanent full time position year round with benefits.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the supervision and direction of the Assistant Golf Course Manager, the Golf Course Technician will perform his/her duties to enhance and maintain the quality of the Golf Course at Donalda Club including fertilizing, irrigation troubleshooting  and any additional related work. The incumbent will also assign staff and resources to projects and provide training and supervision in the absence of the Manager and the Assistants.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Provide assistance and professional advice in coordinating plans for course construction, reconstruction and renovation to ensure the best result possible
  • Assist the department by participating in all maintenance and project work by applying agronomic expertise to ensure the final result meets Donalda Club’s standard
  • Maintain a proper inventory of fertilizers and irrigation components to ensure the items are available at all time
  • Keeps an accurate record of various information related to the department for future reference by the Golf Course and Grounds Manager, Assistant Golf Course Manager and/or other departments. (I.E inventory, weather data, maintenance procedures, pesticides application, etc)
  • Support the Assistant Golf Course Manager by  helping with coordinating, directing and controlling crew activities while on the field, while also performing additional management duties including evaluating the performance of workers and maintaining the discipline and productivity of the crew
  • Frequently inspects components of the golf course to ensure compliance with established maintenance standards and legislations.
  • Assist the management team with annual training of staff with regards to the safe and recommended operating procedures for all equipment to ensure all staff are properly trained and equipped to perform their job safely
  • Operates various landscape constructions and maintenance equipment  including mowers, trenchers, edger, backhoes, Front-end loaders and tractors, and pesticide and fertilizer application equipments
  • Performs sophisticated turf renovation work on golfing greens and fairways when necessary
  • Order supplies, materials and parts when necessary to ensure the department is efficiently equipped and stocked to perform any maintenance work when required
  • On occasion works under the supervision and direction of the equipment technician to maintain and service the equipment fleet (i.e. sharpens golf cutting units)
  • Perform any additional duties as specified by the Assistant Golf Course Manager.
  • Winter work will include plowing  hardware restoration, tree work, tennis bubble maintenance and other related work

JOB SPECIFICATIONS/ QUALIFICATION REQUIRED:

  • Completion of High School Education (Grade 12) is required
  • Degree or Certificate and/or Training at a technical school or equivalent working experience in the field is required
  • Minimum two years experience on a seasonal grounds crew
  • Knowledge of golf course management and maintenance principle is strongly recommended
  • Must be able to perform stand-by duty, call-back, and emergency work as required
  • Good communication skills with a good working knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Must be able to work under pressure while maintaining composure and performance standard during busy peak periods
  • Knowledge of current federal, provincial, and local laws and regulations affecting the management of golf course operations (including, but not limited to safety and environmental standards, laws and regulations).
  • Must be able to perform medium-heavy lifting and mild strenuous activity
  • Able to work shifts - days, evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Punctual and reliable

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Drivers Licenses with good driving record is required
  • Possession of Ontario Applicators License is not mandatory but is an asset

Contract Terms:

  • Permanent full time year round
  • Hourly
  • Varied shift work schedule
  • Medical and Pension, Bonus, complimentary parking
  • Deadline for submission:  December 10, 2014

Those individuals, who are interested in applying, please complete the Online Application form on our website at www.donaldaclub.ca.  No telephone calls please.


GARDENER
Bring your working knowledge of horticultural practices and landscape design to the City of Markham’s Operations Department (Parks & Roads).
Reporting to the Supervisor, Horticulture, you will be responsible for the design and maintenance of horticultural displays and flower beds, using creative design principles, the layout and planting of various floral displays, including streetscapes, the pruning of shrubs and trees, as well as tree planting. As a Gardener, you will also assist with the Parks Maintenance Program, including snow plowing, answer questions from City customers and residents, perform set-up of special events, provide supervision and guidance to temporary staff, as required, and perform any other assigned duties.

Your professional profile as a Gardener will include:

 

  • Diploma in Horticulture or an industry-related community college diploma.
  • At least three (3) years of related experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of horticultural practices and landscape design. (Candidates will be tested on knowledge.)
  • Demonstrated skill in the operation and maintenance of various parks maintenance equipment such as cord trimmer, mower, rototiller, tractor, loader, truck and plow, truck and trailer.
  • Pesticide licence: Landscape Exterminator.
  • Good customer service, public relations, work planning and conflict management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision to meet goals efficiently.
  • A valid Ontario Class G driver's licence. A satisfactory driver's abstract is required as a condition of employment. Candidates may be required to perform a road test.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job, including heavy lifting and working in inclement weather for extended periods of time.
  • Willingness and availability to work weekends and shift work, when required, for winter standby coverage and special events support, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of interior plant maintenance.
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Being respectful of diversity of community.
  • Strong working knowledge of pertinent legislation, including the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) & Traffic Control regulations.

The wage range for this regular, full-time position is $27.14 to $27.59 per hour.

The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life. Join us and make a difference!

For more information and to apply online by December 8, 2014, please visit our website at www.markham.ca.
We are committed to inclusive employment practices.


LANDSCAPE/SNOW CONTRACTOR IN CONCORD LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING:
 
Sub-Contractors with own 4 x 4 trucks/machines

 

  • Owner/Operators  with newer trucks and plows or heavy equipment
  • All industrial/commercial  plowing
  • Hourly rates and seasonal guarantees
  • Routes available in Concord, Downsview, Mississauga, Toronto
Machine Operators
  • Minimum 5 years experience with back-hoes/rubber tire loaders or larger units
  • Experience plowing industrial commercial properties
  • Experience with snow pushers or box pushers
  • Areas of work include but not limited to Concord, Downsview, Mississauga
  • Seasonal guarantees available, good hourly rates
  • Applicants must have own transportation to our shop
  • Dependable, reliable with a positive attitude/work ethic
  • This position may lead to full-time employment
Side Walk Labourers
  • Applicants must have own transportation to our shop
  • Hand shoveling involved. Use of snow blowers and ATV’s with plows with experience only
  • Monthly guarantee and good hourly rates
  • Dependable and reliable with a positive attitude/work ethic
  • This position may lead to full-time employment

Please send resumes/info to tino@forecastlandscaping.com or call directly at (416) 744-0888
 


WRIGHT LANDSCAPE SERVICES
Are you frustrated by the lack of upward mobility in your current company? Are you disappointed that your current manager doesn't allow you help push the company forward? Do you feel that you have talents that are not being used? Maybe it's time to look in our direction?


Wright Landscape Services is offering an opportunity to join our growing, full service landscape company that serves the Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge areas. In business since 1967, we’ve built our reputation on delivering reliable, superior quality service and a comprehensive package of services in both residential and commercial grounds maintenance and design/build landscaping. We take pride not only in maintaining property, but also in maintaining relationships.

Operations Manager

To qualify for this position, you are self-motivated, have good people and organizational skills, professional attitude and appearance, and a valid G license with a good driving record.  You have a minimum of 3 year’s experience as a Supervisor or Project Manager and are looking for a career in the Landscape industry.

You are experienced and knowledgeable in all facets of landscape construction, Snow and Ice Management and Grounds Maintenance as well as construction techniques, quality control, and HR.

You have the following training and education:

 

  • You have your grade 12 diploma or equivalent
  • A college diploma in Horticulture would be an asset.
  • You have WHMIS and First Aid training
  • You have your CLP or you know what it is!
  • Supervisory training is an asset.

Your duties will include the following:

  • Leading, coaching and motivating construction and maintenance crews
  • Estimating, reading plans and layout of projects
  • Tracking job costs.
  • Hiring and disciplining production staff.
  • Using computer programs including Microsoft Office,
  • Knowledge of Dynascape 360 would be an asset.
  • Managing fleet and equipment.

This is a full time position providing 40-60 hours of employment per week, paying $60 - 75K per year, with health and dental benefits.

If this position sounds like you, please e-mail your resume to the address below and complete two separate questionnaires by going to https://www.myedos.com/ and enter in access code: CA4-Wrightmgt and then a second questionnaire by going to http://survey.devinegroup.com/?key=ESPI-WROMSL  

We thank all applicants and we will contact candidates that best fit the role and responsibilities.

Wright Landscape Services
801 Sawmill Rd.
Bloomingdale, ON
N0B 1K0
Email: jobs@wrightlandscape.ca

 


WRIGHT LANDSCAPE SERVICES
Are you frustrated with how your current company is run? Are you disappointed that your current employer does not give you the tools you need to succeed?
If any of these situations sound like yours, then you may be interested in making a move in our direction. Wright Landscape Services is looking for a talented individual to help us grow to the next level. If you possess the following experience, then you may be a fit with us.


We are a full service landscape company that serves the Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge areas. In business since 1967, we’ve built our reputation on delivering reliable, superior quality service and a comprehensive package of services in both residential and commercial grounds maintenance and design/build landscaping. We take pride not only in maintaining property, but also in maintaining relationships.

Landscape Construction Foreman

To qualify for this position, you are self-motivated, have good people and organizational skills, professional attitude and appearance, and a valid G license with a good driving record. You have a minimum of 3 year’s experience as a Landscape Foreman and are looking for a career in Landscape Construction.

You are experienced and knowledgeable in all facets of landscape construction, including natural stone installation, interlock, carpentry and planting. If you have an A license or experience with concrete, irrigation and landscape lighting, that would be an asset.

You have the following training and education:
  • You have your grade 12 diploma or equivalent
  • Supervisory training is an asset.

Your duties will include the following:

  • Leading, coaching and motivating crews
  • Reading plans
  • Plant identification
  • Layout of projects
  • Tracking job costs
  • Operating small construction equipment including skid steers and excavators.
  • Snow clearing operations in winter

This is a full time position providing 40-60 hours of employment per week, paying $40 - 55K per year, with health and dental benefits.

If this position sounds like you, please e-mail your resume to the address below and complete two separate questionnaires by going to https://www.myedos.com/ and enter in access code: CA4-Wrightmgt and then a second questionnaire by going to http://survey.devinegroup.com/?key=ESPI-WRFORSL  

We thank all applicants and we will contact candidates that best fit the role and responsibilities.

Wright Landscape Services
801 Sawmill Rd.
Bloomingdale, ON
N0B 1K0
Email: jobs@wrightlandscape.ca


LOOKING FOR AMBITIOUS ENTREPRENEURS & WORKING PARTNERS
This well established property maintenance company with 40 years of experience; specializing in commercial, industrial and multi-residential properties located near the tri-cities is looking for you to join our team.

DO YOU?
  • Know how to get your work done but don’t know the business end of it?
  • Have experience in property maintenance?
  • Get paid for the work you do?
  • Find enough work to keep you busy?
  • Have any difficulty dealing with unreasonable people?
  • Get your paper work done and correctly?
DO YOU HAVE?
  • Knowledge of all lawn maintenance equipment
  • Horticultural experience
  • A high level of customer service
  • 3+ years experience in landscaping
  • A team player attitude and the ability to work independently
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Email access
IF YOU ARE?
  • Responsible
  • Reliable
  • Driven
  • Committed
  • Organized
  • Goal oriented
  • Take pride in your workmanship
  • Financially responsible
We want to hear from you!!!
Please forward your resume or any questions to lawncare2014@hotmail.com
 
NEWMARKET
The Town of Newmarket, Public Works Services Department
Requires a Contract Operator II Horticulture (2 year contract)
$23.00 - $28.00 per hour (40 hour work week)


Responsible for performing all parks and property maintenance primarily focused on horticulture including greenhouse operations, flower program and garden maintenance, equipment, inspection, special event support and record keeping.  Reports through the Supervisor, Parks or Supervisor, Forestry & Horticulture as assigned.

How do I qualify?

 

  • Post-secondary education in Horticulture along with significant demonstrated experience in horticulture including greenhouse operations, disease and pest control, horticultural design, plant and soil identification, operating and maintaining parks related equipment and vehicles or a combination of education and experience.
  • Class “G” driver’s license in good standing.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification, WHMIS, Health & Safety including responsibilities to oversee casual/seasonal staff as per the Ontario Health and Safety Act .
  • Practical working knowledge of municipal parks and property operations, associated materials, health and safety regulations, equipment operation and maintenance procedures.
  • Ability to operate all parks maintenance equipment including, tractors, mowers, front end loader and the ability to haul trailers.
  • Good communication, collaboration, coordination, organizational, problem solving, coaching and record-keeping skills.
  • Familiarity with computers, mobile devices, and associated software such as Microsoft Office and Explorer.
  • Effective customer service skills to deal courteously and effectively with the public, staff, suppliers, contractors and other departments.
  • The ability and flexibility to work overtime on call standby and respond to after hour emergencies.

How do I apply?
Please apply online at www.newmarket.ca by the end of business day on December 9, 2014 quoting the file number PW 14-124. We wish to thank all candidates for their interest but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  No telephone calls please.

The Town of Newmarket is committed to accommodate all applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code for all employment activities including the recruitment process.


EQUIPMENT SUPERINTENDENT
Oakridge Landscape Contractors - Hannon, ON

About The Job:

OLC has an exciting opening for an Equipment Superintendent. The Equipment Superintendent will be responsible for the management of truck fleet, tool crib, heavy equipment, soil production, yard and drivers. With a focus on operations and safety, the equipment superintendent is responsible for ensuring that the fleet operates effectively. Also ensuring a strong focus on team support, driver success and customer service.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Equipment Superintendent
•    Keep up to date on changes to relevant regulations
•    Supervise drivers, ensure drivers are properly trained and have the appropriate equipment and tools to do their job
•    Liaise with customers and peers regarding scheduling and resolve any issues
•    Dispatching, routing, scheduling, planning of drivers/routes
•    Coordinate all permits and licenses and keep dated record up to date
•    Daily fleet operations
•    Supervise the equipment crib
•    Supervise the top soil production department
•    Supervise and schedule drivers/equipment
•    Schedule maintenance and repairs on all equipment
•    Handle all inspections
•    Maintain all necessary records for compliance and reporting
•    Must follow all safety regulations and procedure according to standard
•    Ensure accurate routing

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
•    High School Diploma with ongoing or completed relevant post-secondary education.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
•    3+ years experience supervising heavy truck equipment
•    Experience with budgets, vehicle acquisitions
•    Experience with MTO regulations and associated requirements
•    Familiarity with OHSA
•    Experience with Fleet Management Systems
•    Transportation experience required
•    Preparing daily/weekly/monthly staffing schedules  
•    Experience in Heavy duty truck/equipment technical knowledge

SKILL REQUIREMENTS
•    High school diploma or general education degree (GED) essential;
•    Strong leadership skills;
•    Excellent customer relations skills;
•    Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and Outlook;  GPS tracking software
•    Strong organizational and time management skills;
•    Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
•    Strong business ethics with a professional approach at all times;
•    Strong knowledge and experience managing people;
•    Strong knowledge and experience in equipment repair
•    Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems as they arise;
•    Ability to manage multi projects;
•    Ability to be on call 24 / 7 in the event of emergencies;
•    Ability to work effectively in a deadline-oriented and fast-paced team environment with many tasks and demands
•    Self-motivated and driven to obtain profitable and positive results
•    Standing, sitting, lifting, bending

What’s In It For You?
•    $55,000 annually plus incentives
•    Company vehicle
•    Company Smart Phone
•    Positive work environment
•    Safe and efficient equipment

For immediate consideration for the Equipment Superintendent role, please submit your cover letter and resume to: jobs@oakridgelandscape.com or FAX to: 905-692-9294

We appreciate your interest however please note that only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

 


PARKS LONG TERM TEMPORARY LABOURERS
The City of Mississauga is currently looking for Parks Long Term Temporary Labourers for the employment period of April 6, 2015 up to October 16, 2015. These positions are responsible for the operation, maintenance and service delivery of Parks Operations maintenance functions, including the operation of vehicles and small equipment/machinery, routine and specialized maintenance and provide leadership and guidance to Summer Students as required.  Successful applicants will be expected to fill positions and complete responsibilities that meet the operational needs of the business units, which require:

 

  • Working various shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Flexibility over the course of the work term as you can be re-deployed to various locations, shifts and/or assigned a variety of job responsibilities on a day-to-day basis.

HOW TO APPLY:
For more information about the primary responsibilities, job specifications and the physical demands of the position, please refer to the job posting at www.mycitycareer.ca.

Qualified applicants must submit their application at www.mycitycareer.ca on or before December 31, 2014. All applicants will be required to complete an online questionnaire as part of the process. Only those applications submitted online at www.mycitycareer.ca will be considered for review.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.
 


PAO HORTICULTURAL
We are looking for experienced farm workers required to perform manual work. 
Hand cultivating, digging and tree planting. 
Hourly rate $11.00 per hour. 
Seasonal employment starts April 1 to November 30, 2015. 
Based out of Hornby, Ontario
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please no phone calls, fax or email resumes to:
info@paohorticultural.com
Fax: 905-875-1511

 


ARE YOU PAID WHAT YOU’RE WORTH?!
 
LANDCARE winter maintenance crews are the best in the business because we offer
top-rate contracts!
 
If you are a high-energy, self-motivated individual, come join our team!
 
Snow Plowing Sub-Contractors

Qualifications:

  • Owner/Operators of vehicles with plows and salters required
  • Clean Driver’s License abstract required
  • Some hand or equipment shovelling required
  • Ability to supervise shovellers is required
  • Ability to do hard labour for long hours is essential
  • Experience with winter snowplowing is essential

 
Start Date: Dec 1st, 2014 - Rate of Pay: - $13,000-$16,000 + Gasoline!
(negotiable dependent on experience)

Please forward resume to:
landcare@landcare.ca

or Fax: (416) 538-8725
or phone 416-410-0320 Ext 1.
 
Also see our Employment Board at www.landcare.ca/employment for other opportunities available at Landcare
 


 
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