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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 to proper horticultural practices.

Core Capabilities:


  • Customer and quality focus

  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • Team work

  • 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, pick axes, 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

  • 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


If you think you're a good fit for this position, we'd love to hear from you! Send your resume and cover letter to:

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