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Landscape Working Foreman

Job Number: 1

Contract   |  King, Ontario   |  Posted on Mar 25, 2019 ← Back


Job Title: Landscape Assistant Foreman 
Website: www.pathwaystoperennials.com
Contact: angie@pathwaystoperennials.com
Starting Salary: $30/hour, plus vacation pay 4% 
Season: April - November

The Landscape Assistant Foreman is responsible for performing a variety of work tasks (including physical labour) in order to assist with the completion of landscape construction projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with Project Foreman to understand landscape project;
  • Assist in the preparation of jobsites prior to the beginning of a project;
  • Organize, direct and assist team of 1 to 3 employees in construction of patios, water features, ponds, planting and gardens;
  • Provide training on job-related skills to labourers;
  • Plan and estimate the material and labour requirements for individual contracts;
  • Ordering of job-related materials, equipment, and supplies;
  • Operate various tools and equipment, including: chainsaws, measurement equipment, shovels, drills, etc.;
  • Perform preventative maintenance on tools, equipment and vehicles by conducting inspections, lubricating, and cleaning on a daily basis;
  • Dig ditches, trenches, gardens, or patio bases;
  • Edge and mulch gardens, install trees, shrubs and perennials;
  • Perform land clearing activities;
  • Load and unload materials, tools, and equipment required to complete landscape construction projects;
  • Read and interpret drawings, structural drawings, and specifications to perform work activities;
  • Report on and be accountable for crew efficiency, purchase of materials, equipment, and supplies.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • College (or equivalent) diploma or certificate;
  • Five years or more experience as a landscape foreperson or comparable experience, particularly in landscape construction;
  • Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Equipment including: sod cutter, front end loader, forklift, small engine equipment, tractor, and chain saw;
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • Time management skills;
  • Ability to read and interpret designs and specifications, plan and estimate labour and materials;
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license;
  • Knowledge of specific materials, methods, tools and equipment required to complete various landscape/construction practices;
  • Ability to work both independently, and as part of a team;
  • Ability to resolve work related problems;
  • Ability to walk, stand, crouch for long periods of time and carry out strenuous physical tasks
  • Proficiency in English.

Work Conditions:

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

What Pathways to Perennials Provides Assistant Foreman

  • 1 week company shut down in the summer, work-life balance is important
  • Minimal weekend work – operates Monday-Friday generally.
  • Company uniforms and work boot allowance
  • Cell phone – we provide a cell phone for on the job use.
  • Direct deposit to ensure you receive your pay in a timely manner

Job summary


Pathways to Perennials

Job Type



King, Ontario

Start Date

Apr 16, 2019

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