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Horticulture Team Lead

Job Number: 01

Contract   |  Stirling, Ontario   |  Posted on Feb 11, 2021 ← Back

Are you a skilled, creative, committed and self-motivated nature-lover?


Would you like to work on inspired and meaningful projects that support local ecosystems?


If you are passionate and knowledgeable about plants and looking to continuously keep learning while aiming for the top… you might be a perfect fit for our landscape team.


Horticulture Team Lead

Reports to: Owner




The Horticulture Team Lead is responsible for ensuring that all plant installations, garden maintenance, and pond maintenance, are performed in accordance with proper horticultural practices.


Core Capabilities:


  • Customer and quality focus
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Teamwork
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Responsibility and dependability
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Ability to train team members


Job Duties:


  • Manage the execution of installation projects, planning labour requirements, equipment requirements, and material deliveries and timing to ensure completion of job(s) within project deadlines
  • Manage safety, quality and productivity of work at sites and/or shop/yard
  • Assist in the preparation of jobsites prior to the beginning of a project
  • Supervise and coordinate the day-to-day work activities of a garden maintenance crew of 2 to 5 employees
  • Delegate job tasks to appropriate crew members to assist in the completion of garden installations
  • Participate in recruitment activities by assisting to interviews with potential job candidates
  • Conduct on-site orientations with new employees and employees in new positions, which cover all company health and safety policies, practices, and procedures
  • Operate various tools and equipment, including: some heavy equipment, leaf blowers, rototillers, edgers, laser levels, measurement equipment, pruning equipment, hand saws, shovels, rakes, pickaxes, hammers, etc.
  • Assist in the construction of water features, walkways, patios, walls, steps, etc.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by conducting inspections, lubricating, and cleaning on a daily basis
  • Read and interpret blueprints, planting plans, and specifications to delegate/complete work activities
  • Meet with subcontractors and supervise quality, efficiency, and deadlines
  • Complete and submit all required paperwork on a daily basis, including daily site meeting logs, crew daily forms, equipment daily inspection forms, attendance tracking, time and materials billing summaries, requests for time off, etc.
  • Comply with all company policies and regulations
  • Maintain and enforce standards of cleanliness and organization in assigned trucks, trailers, equipment, jobsites, and shop/yard areas
  • Ensure that all work activities are carried out in a safe and efficient manner, and that all crew members are in compliance with government and company PPE standards
  • Enforce and work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations at shop/yard and on jobsites
  • Employee training
  • Communicate with customers in a polite and courteous manner




  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Horticulture training an asset
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in the landscape/construction industry
  • Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of specific materials, methods, tools and equipment required to complete various landscape/construction practices
  • Speak, read, and write English
  • Carry and use a smart phone or data-enabled device for communication and reporting


Work Conditions:


  • Ability to work with hand tools, power tools, small engine equipment, heavy 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
  • Excellent stamina is required
  • Work near heavy equipment and other vehicles on a regular basis
  • Work outdoors in various conditions including extreme heat and humidity, rain, dust, noise, and cold
  • Flexible working hours including occasional weekend work.


Pay: $18-$24/hour based on experience.


If you think you're a great fit for this position, we'd love to hear from you!

Send your resume and cover letter to: grow@lavishgardens.ca



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Lavish Gardens

Job Type



Stirling, Ontario

Start Date

Apr 05, 2021

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