Landscaping Foreperson

Job Number: 1

Permanent   |  Burlington, Ontario   |  Posted on Oct 18, 2018

Company: Earthworks Landscaping Inc.
Address: 4126 South Service Road, Burlington, ON L7L 4X5
Position: Landscaping Foreperson
Location: 4126 South Service Road, Burlington, ON L7L 4X5
Terms: 36-44 hours/week based on demand, permanent
Language(s): English
Wage: $30.50 an hour
Benefits: Company vehicle, vacation pay of 4%
Apply To: Bert Hoytema, Owner - 4126 South Service Road, Burlington, ON L7L 4X5

Job Description:

To organize, direct, and train employees of a landscaping and landscape construction company during all seasons.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Organize and direct team of 1 to 3 employees in construction of patios, driveways, fences, decks, walls, outdoor kitchens, planting and gardens;
  • Provide training on job-related skills to labourers;
  • Plan and estimate the material and labour requirements for individual contracts;
  • Welding of outdoor kitchen products;
  • Ordering of job-related materials, equipment, and supplies;
  • Report on and be accountable for crew efficiency, purchase of materials, equipment, and supplies;
  • Repair and maintain vehicle fleet and equipment, including regular maintenance and breakdowns;
  • Operation of snow removal equipment and timely submission of logs;
  • Other duties as necessary.

Desired Skills and Experience:


  • Five years or more experience as a landscape foreperson or comparable experience, particularly in landscape construction;
  • College (or equivalent) diploma or certificate;
  • Proficiency in English;
  • Experience in welding.


  • Ability to operate and repair tools and equipment including: sod cutter, front end loader, forklift, small engine equipment, tractor, and chain saw;
  • Ability to plan and estimate labour and materials;
  • Ability to maintain work records and logs;
  • Ability to read blueprints and drawings;
  • Ability to resolve work related problems.

Working Conditions:

  • Outdoors;
  • Fast-paced;
  • Large workload;
  • Tight deadlines;
  • Physically demanding;
  • Handling heavy loads;
  • Manual dexterity;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Combination of: sitting, standing for extended periods, walking, bending, crouching, and kneeling.

Job summary


Earthworks Landscaping

Job Type



Burlington, Ontario

Start Date

Oct 18, 2018