careers

West Vancouver Landscape

We are seeking talented and motivated individuals with a passion for horticulture and landscape construction to join our team. We offer long term positions, and an opportunity to work in the best market in B.C. West Vancouver and North Vancouver are home to some of the most magnificent residential gardens in Canada.

We are looking for both trained horticulturists and skilled trades people. We offer focused training and safety orientation, benefits, a good working environment with an emphasis on teamwork, and an opportunity to live and work outdoors and see the result of your efforts.

Send your resume to careers@katsuralandscaping.ca – All applications will be reviewed internally, however, only those in consideration will be contacted.

Summary:

The Landscape Construction Foreman/Supervisor is responsible for overseeing all on-site aspects of landscape construction projects.

Reports to: Owner

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

Job Duties:

  • Manage the execution of construction 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, coordinate, and schedule the day to day work activities of a landscape construction crew of 2 to 3 employees
  • Delegate job tasks to appropriate crew members to assist in the completion of landscape constructions
  • Participate in recruitment activities by conducting secondary 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: heavy equipment, chainsaws, jackhammers, laser levels, measurement equipment, shovels, hammers, drills, etc.
  • Assist in the construction of walkways, fences, decks, posts, etc.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by conducting inspections, lubricating, and cleaning on a daily basis
  • Read and interpret blueprints, structural drawings, 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

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 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 heat and humidity, rain, noise, and cold
  • Flexible working hours including occasional weekend work

Summary:

The Landscape Technician is responsible for a variety of job tasks (including physical labor) in order to assist with the completion of landscape construction projects. Job responsibilities also include utilizing various hand tools, power tools, and equipment to carry out specified job duties.

Reports to: Foreman

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

Job Duties:

  • On site supervisor forhardscape and softscape landscape construction
  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and specifications to assist with landscape constructions
  • Construct rock gardens, decks, fieldstone paths, stone garden walls, fences, ornamental ponds, fountains and waterfalls, retaining walls, and interlocking brick
  • Plant trees, shrubs, flowers, and bulbs
  • Weed, prune, and trim trees and plants
  • Apply fertilizers, cut grass, and water lawns and gardens
  • Cart and spread topsoil and other required materials
  • Lay sod or seed; grading (soil); and tree staking
  • Utilize hand tools, power tools, and other necessary equipment to complete job tasks
  • Perform lawn maintenance using lawn mowers, tractor mowers, trimmers, and weed eaters
  • Build scaffolds
  • Move and transport materials using shovels, wheelbarrows, carts, dollies and manual lifting
  • Perform other manual duties to clean and maintain landscaped environments , shop + equipment
  • Conduct daily safety inspections of tools and equipment
  • Follow directions from foreman
  • Complete daily paperwork tracking job time and material costs
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times
  • Comply with all company policies and regulations
  • Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations
  • Communicate with customers in a polite and courteous manner

Requirements:

  • Completion of college, vocational, or technical training
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the construction of rock gardens, decks, fieldstone paths, stone garden walls, fences, ornamental ponds, fountains and waterfalls, retaining walls, and interlocking brick
  • Ability to survey and assess designated sites
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and specifications
  • Plant knowledge and identification, and experience in plant care
  • Competent in the use of power tools (quick cut saws, chain saws, plate tampers, power wheel barrows, skills saws, sod cutter, sprayer or duster, rototiller, drills, etc.)
  • Physically fit with strong stamina
  • Basic measurement and calculation skills
  • Ability to follow safe working procedures
  • Excellent observation skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and as part of a team
  • Speak, read, and write English
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Work Conditions:

  • Job requires ability to work with hand tools, small engine 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
  • Requires good manual dexterity
  • Excellent stamina is required
  • Work near heavy equipment and other vehicles on a regular basis
  • Work outdoors in various conditions including heat and humidity, rain, noise, and cold
  • Flexible working hours and occasional weekend work

Summary:

The Landscape Laborer is responsible for performing a variety of work tasks (generally physical labor) in order to assist with the completion of landscape construction projects. The landscape laborer will be required to operate a variety of tools and equipment to carry out specified job tasks.

Reports to: Crew Foreman

Core Capabilities:

  • Customer and quality focus
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Teamwork
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Responsibility and dependability
  • Ethics and integrity

Job Duties:

  • Assist in the preparation of jobsites prior to the beginning of a project
  • Operate various tools and equipment, including: chainsaws, jackhammers, laser levels, measurement equipment, shovels, hammers, drills, etc.
  • Mix, pour, and spread concrete
  • Assist in the construction of walkways, fences, decks, posts, etc.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by conducting inspections, lubricating, and cleaning on a daily basis
  • Dig ditches or trenches
  • Perform land clearing activities
  • Load and unload materials, tools, and equipment required to complete landscape construction projects
  • Transport materials using shovels, wheelbarrows, carts, dollies, and hand lifting/carrying
  • Assist foreman with job-related tasks
  • Read and interpret blueprints, structural drawings, and specifications to perform work activities
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times
  • Comply with all company policies and regulations
  • Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Minimum one year 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)
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications
  • Knowledge of specific materials, methods, tools and equipment required to complete various landscape/construction practices
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and as part of a team
  • Ability to walk, stand, crouch for long periods of time and carry out strenuous physical tasks
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a valid driver’s license and safe driving record

Work Conditions:

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

Summary:

The Landscape Maintenance Foreman is responsible for performing a variety of work tasks in order to manage the timely completion of grounds maintenance service contracts. The landscape maintenance foreman will be required to supervise a crew of labourers and operate a variety of tools and equipment to carry out specified job tasks, as well provide daily progress reporting on job time and cost data.

Reports to: Division Manager

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

Job Duties:

  • Plan and manage the loading/unloading of trucks and trailers in the AM and PM including all daily labor, equipment and materials required to complete daily objectives
  • Cut grass, trim edges, clean up refuse, blow trimmings, fertilize and water turf areas and perform other lawn care duties
  • Move and install soil, mulch and plant material to assist with the construction of landscape gardens and related areas
  • Spray and dust areas to control insects and or weeds
  • Operate power equipment including, but not limited to, lawn tractors, lawn mowers, line trimmers, blowers, hedge trimmers, pruning saws, sod cutters, chain saws, and snow blowers
  • Supervise the work of crew members to ensure proper safety, quality, and productivity
  • Inspect all work for quality to eliminate the need for return visits and/or re-work due to quality or customer satisfaction issues
  • Train crew members on proper and safe job methods
  • Conduct daily inspections and maintenance on vehicles, tools, and equipment
  • Assist in other job-related duties including construction projects, shop and yard maintenance, vehicle and equipment maintenance
  • Complete and submit all required paperwork on a daily basis, including: daily time and service record forms, equipment daily inspection forms, attendance tracking, requests for time off, etc.
  • 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
  • Comply with all company policies and regulations
  • Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations
  • Communicate with customers in a polite and courteous manner

Requirements:

  • Completion of college, vocational, or technical training
  • Horticulturist Trade Certification or Lawn Gardener Trade Certification
  • Minimum 3 years&rsquo experience in the landscape/grounds maintenance industry
  • Plant knowledge and identification, specifically trees, shrubs, and perennials
  • Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner
  • Speak, read, and write English
  • Excellent observation skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills &ndash must be able to carry out verbal instructions, read labels and signs, complete daily reports to office and/or customers
  • Time management skills
  • Knowledge of specific materials, methods, tools and equipment required to complete various landscape/construction practices
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and as part of a team
  • Ability to walk, stand, crouch for long periods of time and carry out strenuous physical tasks
  • Ability to follow safe working procedures
  • Valid driver&rsquos license and safe driving record
  • 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, and materials
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. repeatedly through an entire work shift
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Requires good manual dexterity
  • Excellent stamina is required
  • Work near heavy equipment and other vehicles on a regular basis
  • Work outdoors in various conditions including heat and humidity, rain, noise, and cold
  • Flexible working hours including occasional weekend work

Summary:

The Landscape Maintenance Lead Hand is responsible for performing a variety of work tasks in order to assist the crew foreman in maintaining lawns and gardens. They will be required to direct other crew members if the foreman is not present. They should know how to operate all maintenance equipment and how to complete the daily and weekly paperwork.

Reports to: Foreman

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

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for assisting crew foreman with managing landscaping projects
  • Survey and assess designated projects and jobsites
  • Responsible for constructing and maintaining gardens
  • Plan job in an effective manner to ensure optimum job efficiency and effectiveness
  • Use and operate tools and equipment used in horticulture
  • Tree, shrub, and plant examination and treatment
  • Care for growing plants by pruning, weeding, cultivating, and removing dead or damaged leaf tissue
  • Spread top soil and lay sod
  • Plant fertilization
  • Prune trees, shrubs, and hedges
  • General lawn and garden maintenance
  • Operate power mowers, push mowers, tractors, snow blowers, electric clippers, pruning saws and other landscape maintenance equipment
  • Perform other manual duties to clean and maintain landscaped environments , shop + equipment
  • Assist with landscape construction when needed
  • Assist with daily paperwork tracking job time and material costs
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times
  • Comply with all company policies and regulations
  • Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations
  • Communicate with customers in a polite and courteous manner

Requirements:

  • Completion of college, vocational, or technical training
  • Horticulturist Trade Certification or Lawn Gardener Trade Certification
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience
  • Plant knowledge and identification, specifically trees, shrubs, and perennials
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications
  • Physically fit with strong stamina
  • Basic measurement and calculation skills
  • Ability to follow safe working procedures
  • Excellent observation skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and as part of a team
  • Speak, read, and write English
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Work Conditions:

  • Job requires ability to work with hand tools, small engine 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
  • Requires good manual dexterity
  • Excellent stamina is required
  • Work near heavy equipment and other vehicles on a regular basis
  • Work outdoors in various conditions including heat and humidity, rain, noise, and cold
  • Flexible working hours including occasional weekend work

Summary:

The Grounds Maintenance Laborer is responsible for performing a variety of work tasks in order to complete grounds maintenance service contracts. The grounds maintenance laborer will be required to operate a variety of tools and equipment to carry out specified job tasks.

Reports to: Foreman

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

Job Duties:

  • Aid in the loading/unloading of trucks and trailers in the AM and PM
  • Cut grass, trim edges, clean up refuse, blow trimmings, fertilize and water turf areas and perform other lawn care duties as directed by foreman
  • Move and install soil, mulch and plant material to assist with the construction of landscape gardens and related areas
  • Operate power equipment including, but not limited to, lawn mowers, line trimmers, blowers, hedge trimmers, pruning saws, sod cutters, chain saws, and snow blowers
  • Assist foreman in other work-related duties including construction projects, shop and yard maintenance, vehicle and equipment maintenance
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times
  • Comply with all company policies and regulations
  • Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations
  • Communicate with customers in a polite and courteous manner

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Minimum one year experience in the landscape maintenance industry
  • Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner
  • Effective communication skills – must be able to carry out verbal instructions, read labels and signs, complete simple reports, report progress to foreman
  • Time management skills
  • Knowledge of specific materials, methods, tools and equipment required to complete various landscape maintenance practices
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and as part of a team
  • Ability to walk, stand, crouch for long periods of time and carry out strenuous physical tasks
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a valid driver’s license and safe driving record

Work Conditions:

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