Equipment Operator/Lead Hand/Labourer

Job Number: 01

Permanent   |  Haliburton, Ontario   |  Posted on Mar 16, 2017 ← Back


Hawk River Construction is one of the largest Full Site Development Companies with over 40 years in Business in Haliburton County. Come live and work in beautiful Cottage Country! Check us out at website:

Summary of Overall Role and Responsibilities (lead Hand)
The Landscape Lead Hand is responsible for installation and management of landscape and hard scape projects. The Lead Hand is responsible for completing landscape and hard scape installations with great precision, business minded efficiency and customer service/satisfaction.
Major Duties and Responsibilities (Top 5 in rank order)

• Interacts professionally with clientele in order to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction
• Interacts professionally with crew, suppliers, and others
• Train and promote the development of subordinates in the best practices of installation and company standards
• Monitor all tools, equipment and machinery for needed maintenance
• Maintain a clean and safe job site at all times
• Ensures that each crew member is trained appropriately for each designated job assignment
• Participates in and conducts all job site safety briefings with crew members
• Ensures that all crew members utilize all required personal protective equipment
• Understands and instructs crew members on proper job site security procedures
• Ensures that all installation work is performed in accordance with industry and company standards
• Ensures that all equipment safety and maintenance procedures are followed
• Understands financial aspects of each job assignment
• Supervises all crew members during the performance of all assigned work
• Leads by example
• Reports for duty at the designated location on time each day
• Follows directions from supervisor
• Ensures that all safety rules and company safety policies are adhered to
• Participates in all safety training sessions offered, asks questions, and improves job safety skills
• Communicates well with all crew members, supervisor and client
• Strives to improve job skills and develop the potential for upward mobility
• Participates in company sponsored First Aid/CPR.
• Monitors all tools equipment and machinery for needed maintenance
• Trains crew members the development in the best practices of installation in company standards
• Other duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities necessary to excel in this role

• Knowledge of and 3+ years’ experience in landscape construction
• Ability to oversee implementation
• Ability to meet deadlines and budget requirements for each project
• Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.
• Must have a valid G Driver’s License and clean driving record
• Proficient heavy equipment operating skills including front end loaders, mini-excavators, and skid steer machinery with various attachments; other construction equipment as needed
• Extensive knowledge and experience in installing a variety of hardscape applications
• Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation
• Computer proficiency
• Planning capabilities, proactive, forward thinking
• Highly motivated, self-driven individual who is detail oriented
• Proactive; takes initiative to get things done properly and without prompting; takes ownership
• Excellent attention to detail while working in a fun & fast paced environment
• Verbal & written communication skills
• Good time management skills; be available for long hours all season
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task
• Ability to work under pressure
• Able to work effectively with individuals of differing knowledge and background (i.e. clients, contractors, vendors, other designers)
• Clean and professional appearance
• Punctual and dependable

Effort and Working Conditions - Examples
• Physical Demands such as daily lifting up to 50 lbs., carrying and/or handling objects
• Use of heavy equipment and/or power tools
• Working Environment: adverse weather conditions for driving and/or outdoor work
• Noise, vibration, paint, dust


Job summary


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Job Type



Haliburton, Ontario

Start Date

May 01, 2017

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