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LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE – LEAD HAND

Job Number: 102 B

Contract   |  Toronto, Ontario   |  Posted on Apr 19, 2018 ← Back

 

About Us

Cameron Landscaping Inc. was founded in 1967 by brothers John & Dave Cameron under the name Cameron Brothers Landscaping. Initially, the company serviced primarily residential clients, but over time the company’s focus changed to meeting the needs of industrial and commercial clients. By 1971 the company was totally immersed in meeting the Grounds Maintenance and Snow Removal needs of industrial and commercial clients exclusively.

In 1979 Greg Cameron joined the company on a full time basis, and over the years, John, Dave and Greg guided the business as it continued to expand its range of services and list of clients. By the mid to late 80’s, Cameron Landscaping was firmly established as one of the larger, more successful, and reputable Grounds Care firms in the GTA.

In 1998 after 31 years, John Cameron retired while Dave and Greg continued to manage the company. The continuity in management, ongoing attention to detail and customer service resulted in further growth and an ever-expanding base of loyal clients.

In the fall of 2003, Dave Cameron also retired with Greg Cameron becoming the company’s president and CEO.  With the departure of the remaining founding partner, the company’s name was changed to Cameron Landscaping Inc. to better reflect its sole ownership status, and continuance as a family business.

From its humble beginnings in 1967, Cameron Landscaping Inc. currently employs over 40 staff members during the summer, and expands to over 120 during the winter. Our staff is dedicated to providing a complete range of year-round grounds care services and are an integral part to maintaining the high standards of integrity and customer service on which the company’s reputation has been built upon.

Job Description Overview:

 

Each maintenance crew is structured and staffed to function as a self-supporting independent unit, much the same way as a small independent contractor with 2-5 employees. While the crew foreperson has the overall responsibility for crew performance, production, and profitability, the lead hand closely assists the Foreperson in achieving the overall objectives in completing the required tasks set out by the Operations Manager and in compliance of contract specifications.  

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Follow all Safety Rules, Company Policies and Procedures.
  • Assist the Foreperson to achieve compliance from crew members regarding Safety Rules, Company Policies and Procedures.
  • Immediately bring to the Foreperson’s attention, any unsafe work condition, hazards or required repairs which exist on the job or that may be associated with any vehicle or piece of equipment.
  • In the absence of the Foreperson as a result of meetings, getting equipment repaired, illness, vacation, etc; the lead hand shall assume the role of Foreperson in the Foreman’s absence and is responsible to direct and manage all crew members in the completion of the work assigned to the crew.
  • To participate in all work assigned to complete the tasks safely and in accordance with production and workmanship standards defined by the Company and as directed by the Crew Foreperson.
  • Minimizes the cost of labor, equipment, material and supplies assigned to the crew and ensures these are utilized in an efficient, productive, non-abusive or wasteful manner by exhibiting proper regard for safe use, and proper operation.
  • Assist the Foreperson in coaching crew members of proper operating procedures for all vehicles and equipment and achieving productivity goals and workmanship standards to ensure Company/customer satisfaction.
  • Responsible to perform minor repairs, safety checks, routine maintenance and service requirements on all vehicles and equipment.
  • Reports to the Foreperson any major repairs or overhauls required and follow instruction.
  • Reports to the Foreperson, any vehicle or equipment service work performed that is not satisfactorily completed.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

 

The required level of ‘Knowledge and Skills’ for the position of ‘Landscape Maintenance Lead Hand’ are detailed below. It is the Lead Hand’s responsibility to obtain education, information, and train as required to to maintain this position,

 

  • Thorough knowledge of landscape maintenance practices and techniques.
  • Excellent ability to operate all types of landscape maintenance equipment, tools and vehicles.
  • Excellent knowledge of safe operating practices.
  • Excellent knowledge of vehicle and equipment maintenance and service.
  • Good mechanical skills.
  • Good knowledge of plant material including annuals.
  • Good knowledge of plant care and maintenance.
  • Good knowledge of pruning techniques.
  • Good knowledge of weed identification.
  • Good verbal and written skills.

 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • 5 years’ experience in landscape maintenance.
  • 5 years’ experience of snow removal operations.
  • Valid “G” Class driver’s license.

 


Job summary

Company

Cameron Landscaping Inc

Job Type

Contract

Location

Toronto, Ontario

Start Date

Apr 23, 2018


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