Gardener, landscape

Van Dongen’s Landscaping & Nurseries Ltd based in Halton Hills, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Gardener, landscape who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. Van Dongen’s is very proud of the selection we can offer, and even more so of the quality and value we can offer you, the consumer, as a grower of many of our own products. The amount and quality of service we are able to provide is unrivalled! We are committed to offering our clients a wide range of trees and evergreens, as well as a wealth of options and information on sizing to meet their specific requirements. Our philosophy is straightforward: we will go to any length to ensure that your experience is educational, meaningful, and, most importantly, enjoyable. Our Garden Centre is staffed by friendly and knowledgeable horticultural and landscape professionals who are here to help you.

We provide free garden and design ideas in-store and online that are customizable for your unique outdoor living space. To demonstrate our commitment to our clients, we have created one of the most comprehensive online catalogues, ‘how to’ videos, and plant care instructions available. The candidate who got selected will be required to start work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to Seasonal employment or Full time job. The selected candidate will be required to work during the Early Morning shift

Employer Name: Van Dongen’s Landscaping & Nurseries Ltd
Position: Gardener, landscape
No. of vacancies: 4
Salary: $17.00 to $20.00 hourly for 35 to 60 hours per week
Employment type: Seasonal employment, Full time
Location: Halton Hills, ON

Student status: Full time enrollment

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should be fluent in English language
  • There are no standard education requirements such as a bachelor’s degree, a certificate, or a diploma.
  • Previous experience is not mandatory
  • The candidate should be organized and flexible in nature.
  • The candidate must be able to do their job independently.
  • The candidate should give importance to values and ethics.
  • The candidate should be punctual.
  • The candidate should be accountable.
  • The candidate should be reliable.
  • The candidate should have excellent customer service skills.
  • The candidate should have excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • The candidate should have strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • The candidate should have the ability to work quickly without compromising quality.
  • The candidate should be a good team player with enough interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate should be client focused.
  • The candidate should be able to work in a safe and efficient manner with little supervision.
  • The candidate should be able to follow oral and written instruction
  • The candidate must be able to safely operate power equipment for grounds keeping.
  • The candidate should have good physical and healthy state to perform all tasks quickly, effectively, and efficiently.
  • The candidate should be able to assist clients in improving the appearance of their gardens or lawns.
  • The candidate must have excellent communication skills in order to interact effectively with clients.
  • The candidate must work in a safe and responsible manner, with eager participation and initiative.
  • The candidate will be required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times.
  • The candidate must be highly alert and possess problem-solving abilities.
  • The candidate must be able to operate lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and hedge trimmers as well as other maintenance equipment.
  • The candidate should be able to work in fast-paced busy environment.
  • The candidate should be willing to work under pressure.
  • The candidate should be required to perform repetitive tasks on frequent basis.
  • The candidate should have excellent hand eye coordination
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in sitting, standing and walking positions.
  • The candidate should have an eye for details.
  • The candidate should be prepared for doing physically challenging tasks as part of daily work.
  • The candidate should be required to handling heavy loads as part of routine work.
  • The candidate must perform manual dexterity tasks
  • The candidate must finished the work with in the given time line.
  • The candidate should ready to work overtime if needed.
  • The candidate should have ability to distinguish between colours
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in bending, crouching and kneeling positions
  • The candidate should be bondable and easily communicate.
  • The candidate should have a thorough Criminal record check.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in an outdoor environment for long hours, including tolerance for pests and thorns.
  • The candidate will be required to work in wet or damp, dusty, hot and cold weather conditions.
  • The work site environment is noisy, and the candidate must be able to work with complete concentration even in such conditions.
  • The candidate must prepare plans and drawings, select materials and plants, and schedule landscape construction.
  • The candidate will be expected to plan and install hardscape and softscape structures.
  • The candidate will be required to take out weeds and dead plants.
  • The candidate will be required to trim overgrown limbs, hedges, and leaves.
  • The candidate will be required to plant new decorative bushes, flowers, plants, and shrubs
  • The candidate will have to lay sod or seed.
  • The candidate would be in charge of carting and spreading topsoil and other materials
  • The candidate must build gravel and paved areas, walls, fences, pergolas, ponds, barbecues, and garden furniture.
  • The candidate will be responsible for clearing leaves and snow from pathways.
  • The candidate will be expected to rake and collect trash.
  • The candidate will be required to dig ditches or trenches as well as perform land clearing tasks.
  • The candidate will be required to build walkways and patios, walls, fences, decks, and posts, among other things.
  • The candidate will be required to apply pesticides to remove harmful insects such as mosquitos, wasps, and ticks.
  • The candidate will be required to apply fertilizer to help enhance growth.
  • The candidate will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining plant health.
  • The candidate will be required to perform routine cleaning duties
  • The candidate will be responsible for keeping the landscape thriving, healthy, and effectively designed
  • The candidate will be responsible for transforming and designing the terrain to meet the client’s requests.
  • The candidate will be expected to work closely with garden designers and landscape architects to ensure that the garden meets the client’s expectations.
  • The candidate will be expected to perform basic maintenance such as grass cutting, bin emptying, weed control management, and leaf raking.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep an eye on the property grounds to ensure that they are in good condition.
  • The candidate will be required to perform minor repairs and maintenance procedures on groundskeeping equipment.
  • The candidate will be required to maintain safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, apply through the given options.

By email

[email protected]

By mail

6750 Trafalgar Road
Hornby, ON
L0P 1E0

In person

6750 Trafalgar Road
Hornby, ON
L0P 1E0 Between 09:00 AM and 03:30 PM

By phone

905-878-1105 Between 09:00 AM and 03:30 PM

 

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