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Posted Date

21-01-19

Location

Southington, CT

Department

Winterberry

Function

General Laborer

The Commercial Landscape crew is responsible for performing a variety of work tasks (generally physical labor) in order to assist with the completion of landscape construction projects. This position will be required to operate a variety of tools and equipment to carry out specified job tasks.

Job Duties:

  • Assist in the preparation of jobsites prior to the beginning of a project
  • Operate various tools and equipment
  • Assist in the construction of walkways, fences, decks, patios, walls, 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
  • 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

Requirements:

  • Capable of learning how to operate required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Time management skills
  • 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
  • MUST have OSHA 10/30 Certification, Will be required to get certification upon hiring.

Work Conditions:

  • Ability to work with hand tools, power 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