Landscape Construction Lead Hand As an industry leader for over 20 years, Horizon provides superior landscape construction and maintenance services for Western Canada's commercial, government, and residential development sectors. With the company's various divisions and experienced crews, Horizon Landscape Contractors is uniquely qualified to handle any job in the landscape industry. Proud to be based out of Langley BC, we have successfully installed and maintained multi-million-dollar projects located throughout Canada. Horizon is a family and we are excited to be growing!
This position is responsible for completing all assigned field projects within assigned deadlines under the direction of a Company Foreman, with the drive and motivation needed to progress towards a foreman position.
Complete jobs using a variety of tools and equipment safely and effectively as trained and required
Power tools, tampers, cut-off saws
Mobile equipment: skid steer, excavator, backhoe
Complete all assigned work safely and effectively
Determine and setting grades
Screeding sand for pavers and laying/setting the base course for walls
installing pavers on pedestal and rubber puck build up systems
Determine and execute plant layout and planting to BCLNA standards
Installation of natural or commercial water features
Installation of mat/tile and tray greenroof systems
Set-up and execution of craning projects
Civil construction jobs
Ensure all tools and equipment are in good working order and complete minor maintenance as required
Participate in the completion FLRA, Inspections, Checklists and Toolbox Talks as required
Bring attention to any unreported safety concerns requiring attention/correction
Providing exceptional customer service and maintaining positive working relationships with customers and coworkers
Participate in all training and performance reviews required by the Company
Assist in the loading and unloading of materials
Pursue ongoing education sponsored by the Company as required
in the absence of a Company Foreman act as the "leader" on site as first point of contact
Significant trades education or comparable experience
Red Seal (completion or working towards) in Landscaping/Horticulture an asset
Minimum of 3 years' industry experience in progressive roles
Experience in a leadership role an asset
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Computer literacy an asset
Effective verbal communication skills and the ability to work with people in a variety of circumstances and from various backgrounds.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Possess a thorough, organized and detail-oriented approach to work
High level of customer service
Plan, prioritize and coordinate, multi-task and complete work assignments within prescribed deadlines
Able to apply effective time management and self-management skills. Able to be flexible in position requiring timely response
Ability to foster a cooperative working environment
Ability read technical reports, construction documents and technical knowledge of industry components and their function an asset
Apply physical dexterity with frequent bending, stretching, reaching, grabbing, holding and carrying
Hear and speak in order to communicate with others
Frequently lifting 30-60lbs, as required
Standing, sitting and walking for the majority of the day, sometimes on uneven surfaces or on stairs
The majority of the work is performed outside on jobsites with exposure to dirt, dust, dampness, construction debris, possible extreme temperatures, noises, construction material fumes and odors.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $26.00 - $28.00 /hour
About Horizon Landscape Contractors As an industry leader for over 20 years, Horizon provides superior landscape construction and maintenance services for Western Canada's commercial, government, and residential development sectors. With the company's various divisions and experienced crews, Horizon Landscape Contractors is uniquely qualified to handle any job in the landscape industry. Proud to be based out of Langley BC, we have successfully installed and maintained multi-million-dollar projects located throughout southern BC, with recent advances into Alberta and the northern territories.
Horizon runs up to ten commercial landscape construction crews and three landscape Service crews year-round, in addition to two dozen seasonal landscape service crews. Seasonal crews offer services ranging from mowing and mobile water delivery in the warmer months to salting and snow clearing over the winter. We employ over 50 full time staff year-round, with over 120 staff at peak season. Horizon Landscape Contractors owns and operates numerous pieces of heavy equipment including a fleet of trucks, trailers, front-end loaders, and excavators. The company is bondable, carries full liability insurance, and is always current with WorkSafe coverages with a COR Certification of Safety Excellence.
Experiencing rapid growth in the first decade of the twentieth century, Horizon Landscape was nominated as Business of the Year by the Langley Chamber of Commerce, was voted as Vancouver's Best Landscaping Company by the readers of Georgia Straight, and was included in multiple Top 100 lists in by Business in Vancouver. The rapid pace itself was recognized during this time by PROFIT Magazine when Horizon was awarded the fastest growing landscape company in Canada from 2002 to 2007 and again from 2003 to 2008. More recently, Horizon has been recognized with awards for quality of service and installations: a 2012 Landscaper of the year award presented by the BC Society of Landscape Architects, two VRCA Awards in 2013 including a Gold for the Presidents Trade Contractor of the Year and a Silver for this same award in 2016, a 2014 BCLNA Landscape of the Year, and multiple water feature awards.
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