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Irrigation Foreman

Job Number: 18-313

Contract   |  Bradford, Ontario   |  Posted on Mar 13, 2018 ← Back

Job Description:
Automatic Rain serves the landscape irrigation needs of clients, both residential and ICI fulfilling maintenance, repair and installation.  We require a minimum of 5 years of experience in an irrigation related capacity possessing Landscape Ontario training or IA certifications such as CIT or CLIA.  You must have a working knowledge in greenscaping, lawn maintenance, hardscape repair in addition to irrigation service as we are responsible to return everything to original condition.  Aside from the day-to-day irrigation services, the foreman will be responsible for, inspecting vehicles & completing documentation, examining & following routing as established by JOBBER, using JOBBER to complete job sheets, clocking in/out & creating invoices for each site visited, greet customer & liaise to access irrigation facilities.  This is a long-term, permanent position for the right candidate.

Essential requirements: YOU MUST
• Be physically fit, able to lift more than myself
• Be able to work independently and as a team in a positive atmosphere. You will have to do physical work as part of this job. You may be alone, with a partner or a crew. Your positive leadership sets the tone for everyone around you, clients and crew.
• Be self-motivating. There are daily service targets to be met achieved only by a truly motivated individual, contributing to the bonus
• Work for the customer. Their satisfaction is upmost important, and we must pay attention to detail. A delighted client doesn’t require return trips, pays their bill and refers our services to more new clients. We demand delighted clients.
• Be drug and alcohol free during business hours. Smoking is not permitted in the work place or on customers’ properties.
• Must have G – Driving licence and clean drivers abstract. Must be over 25 to drive vehicles.
• Ability to drive vehicle responsibly to various landscape sites with equipment
• Work every day, Monday until Friday beyond 6:30pm, 50+hrs per week. Some Saturdays and/or holiday Mondays may be required to accommodate weather interruptions.
• Be able to take directions on GPS, using Google Maps directions
• Be able to follow and give clear, written and verbal instruction and can operate smart phone apps like JOBBER that documents each day’s work
• Can read weather forecasts and radar and work accordingly to the weather and the needs of the business
• Be professionally representative of Automatic Rain at all times
• Key skills: Communication, Problem solving, Punctuality


Aside from your regular day-to-day irrigation services, your daily routine will also include:

  • cleaning and stocking service vehicles
  • inspect vehicle and complete documentation daily
  • examine and follow routing as established by JOBBER.
  • use JOBBER to complete job sheet, clock in/out and create invoice for each site visited.
  • greet customer and liaise to access system in a professional manner.
  • working efficiently to complete the job quickly and expertly, always thinking 3 steps ahead
  • working safely using provided PPE such as pylons, safety vests, eye protection, etc.

Having any, or preferably, all of these, would be beneficial

  • Again, you must have physically and mental endurance with high motivation.  This can not be stressed enough.
  • Prior experience with vibratory plows, trenchers and boring devices.
  • IA certifications or LO training
  • experience with interlocking stone, sodding, planting, grading, landscape lighting will carry merit
  • Problem-solving skills are handy in this field.  Being able to find solutions to simple problems can make or break the success of your day.
  • You should have a reliable vehicle.  Public transportation is not available at company shop.

Wage will be based on experience and performance upon completion of probation.  Incentive bonuses are provided based upon productivity targets. 


Job summary


Automatic Rain

Job Type



Bradford, Ontario

Start Date

Apr 30, 2018

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