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Why So Green ?

About So Green

So Green Contracting is a leader in the green industry specializing in landscape construction for many commercial and urban developers, with jobsites spanning across the GTA, from Oakville to pickering.

We specialize in all aspects of residential & commercial landscaping, including but not limited to; haulage, grading, plant installation, sodding, retaining walls.

Having both a positive attitude and a strong work ethic are essential traits for a career at So Green.

Our employees are our most important asset please select position you're applying for from our below Career opportunity menu &/or fill the application for employment to start.

Junior & Senior Landscape Technician

  • 40 Hours a week if hired on a full time basis.
  • Work and season starts March / April – Ends November/ December of each year.
  • Additional training if required is paid by So Green (where and when are TBD).
  • No overtime pay
  • - ½ lunch break deduction.
  • Pay range from 15-18 $ per hour
  • Company pick-up truck and smart phone.
  • Medical and dental benefits – included once qualified, and have been working in the company ~ 2000 hours
  • Group Retirement Plan – available once qualified. and have been working in the company ~ 2000 hours
  • Fun, friendly, and positive work force.
  • Secure and long term career opportunities.
  • Rapidly growing company with many advancement opportunities.
  • Competitive wages, no shortage of hours, plus a year-end performance based bonus.*(Bonus is discussed the second season after being one full season – Or ~ 2000 hours of work ).

Landscape general labor

  • 40 Hours a week if hired on a full time basis.
  • Work and season starts March / April – Ends November/ December of each year.
  • Additional training if required is paid by So Green (where and when are TBD).
  • No overtime pay
  • - ½ lunch break deduction.
  • Pay range from 15-18 $ per hour
  • Company pick-up truck and smart phone.
  • Medical and dental benefits – included once qualified, and have been working in the company ~ 2000 hours
  • Group Retirement Plan – available once qualified. and have been working in the company ~ 2000 hours
  • Fun, friendly, and positive work force.
  • Secure and long term career opportunities.
  • Rapidly growing company with many advancement opportunities.
  • Competitive wages, no shortage of hours, plus a year-end performance based bonus.*(Bonus is discussed the second season after being one full season – Or ~ 2000 hours of work ).

Job Description:

This position will assist the Senior landscape technician ( or the supervisor ) on the Job. The main task is to follow directions at site by your senior landscaper and /or lead hand.

**landscape laborer are NOT to handle any equipment (on Job site or yard) without direct supervision . Any equipment handling or use must be supervised by the supervisor at site, and the owner & operational manual is read and understood.


Technical expertise required for this position

  • Lift material in excess of 85 lbs in weight
  • This position requires that the individual obtain the following certification within these time frame: CCHT (Canadian certified horticulture technician) within 3 working season. Other certification are to be discussed (name few : CPR , WHIMS..). We will help in achieving these goals.
  • Prioritize job tasks and ability to demonstrate good organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form.
  • A valid Ontario driver license class G is an assets if you have it .
  • Knowledge in loading unloading truck and trailer. Safety check before and after loading / unloading .Safe connection and un-hooking the truck and trailer (safety , and circle check , and log book filling knowledge).
  • Candidate must be able to read and write.
  • On- going education pertaining to the industry.
  • Good oral & written communication skills.

Junior landscape technician

  • 40 Hours a week if hired on a full time basis
  • Work and season starts March / April – Ends November/ December of each year.
  • Additional training if required is paid by So Green (where and when are TBD).
  • No overtime pay
  • ½ lunch break deduction.
  • Pay range from 18-20 $ per hour depending on experience (Two weeks interim stage will be determined by supervisor at site).

Job Description

The Junior landscape technician will assist the Senior landscape technician ( or the supervisor ) on the Job & This will help in the advancement to a senior position. The main task is to follow directions at site by your senior landscaper and lead hand.

**Junior landscaper are NOT to handle any equipment (on Job site or yard) without direct supervision. Any equipment handling or use must be supervised by the supervisor at site, and the owner & operational manual is read and understood.


Professional & technical expertise required for this position

  • Natural stone retaining wall, Interlocking stone , random and square cut natural stone laid both dry and wet (Over layer of a mortar). Precast concrete retaining wall, and experience in pouring concrete (Beams , mats , post, and slabs ). Water fall & pond construction, digging & setting fence for pergola’s and fence ...etc. boulders & boulder retaining walls, planting and pruning . knowledge in plants and plant type is an assets .
  • Lift material in excess of 85 lbs in weight
  • Operate automatic &/ Or stick shift truck or dump truck (Class G license) with clean abstract.
  • This position requires that the individual obtain the following certification within these time frame: CCHT (Canadian certified horticulture technician) within 3 working season. Other certification are to be discussed (name few : CPR , WHIMS..). We will help in achieving these goals.
  • Prioritize job tasks and ability to demonstrate good organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form.
  • Skills in computer such as E-mailing and web browsing
  • A valid Ontario driver license class G is a must, D & A are an additional asset
  • Knowledge in loading unloading truck and trailer. Safety check before and after loading / unloading .Safe connection and un-hooking the truck and trailer (safety , and circle check , and log book filling knowledge).

Experience

  • A High school diploma, college degree or diploma in horticulture or landscaping program(Or any international degree equivalent to the Canadian standard to the above mentioned ), & /or certified as a horticulture technician (CCHT) , or at least 2 years experience in landscaping field is preferred ( Detailed trade reference are required).
  • Candidate must be able to read and write.
  • On- going education pertaining to the industry.
  • Good oral & written communication skills.

Senior Landscape technician

  • 40-50 Hours a week if hired on a full time basis.
  • Work and season starts March / April – Ends November/ December of each year.
  • Additional training if required is paid by So Green (where and when are TBD).
  • No overtime
  • ½ lunch break is a deduction.
  • Pay range from 20-26 $ /hour , Depend on Qualification and certifications , ( Interim period of 3 bi-weekly – 6 weeks to determine exact wage to pay)

Job Description

The landscape technician is an experienced landscaper working with minimal supervision. The position assists in directing the activities of a team of two or more labourers at the job site.

In addition; the landscape technician is able to operate a variety of equipment , name few *( tractor trailer, skid steer , Excavators …etc ) and have a very good knowledge in the horticultural practices.


Professional & technical expertise required for this position

  1. Important part of a good senior landscape technician is to be able to read and understand the blue prints ( design drawing ) , review plan with site foreperson and implement the construction accordingly.
  2. Safely operate a variety of mechanical equipments including but not limited to mini excavators, skid steers, vibrating plate compactors , gas saw, rotto tiller, sod cutters, post hole augers, chain saw, grinder, quick saw, table saw, and other cordless equipments (drill , reciprocating saw ..etc).

    (**Request links and or copies that can be faxed to you of our OPERATION SYSTEM / EQUIPMENT / SAFETY INSPECTIONS)

  3. The safe operation and maintenance of all truck , trailer and other machineries.Ensuring that only employees that are properly licensed in the province of Ontario are allowed to operate these vehicles. Keeping of detailed cleaning , repair , and maintenance logs for all the above vehicles. The filling out of the inspection report on a daily basis. Or whenever the driver changes for these Vehicles within the day.

    (**Request links and or copies that can be faxed to you of our OPERATION SYSTEM / EQUIPMENT / FLEET MANAGEMENT).

  4. Assists the site for person in interacting with the clients by way of introductions at the beginning of a job, answering questions, responding to client requests , making reasonable changes to the plan. And providing a walk through at the job’s completion.
  5. Assist the site foreperson in completing the necessary paperwork including time sheet, work order, change order, and material requisition.

    (**Request links and or copies that can be faxed to you of our OPERATION SYSTEM / LABOR / TIME TRACKING / EMPLOYEE DAILY TRACKING).

  6. Ensure that job is completed in the most time efficient manner, & sufficient resources and material are available.
  7. Assist site foreperson in managing a crew of 2 or more , communicating to foreperson about personal issues , and assisting in the training of employees on policies, procedures, safety and in addition , motivate & training employees during work on best construction techniques and methods .
  8. The immediate notification to management of So Green of any injury that may occur to anyone on a landscape site , that requires immediate medical attention. If management cannot be reached then the responsibility to insure that the injured person is brought to receive medical attention immediately.
  9. Maintain a clean safe work environment including site and equipment.
  10. Be a good example of a team player.
  11. Briefs foreperson and make recommendation on job status , personal issues and clients concerns .
  12. Notify manager of any equipment defect or maintenance and repairs needed as per our set policies and safety check list.
  13. Start work at 7:00 am & finishes between 5:30 -7:00 am
  14. Adhere to our company policies and safety policy.
  15. Performance evaluations will be conducted once a year. ( After the interim period decided between management and new employee)

Experience

  • The following certification is required for this position- Canadian certified horticulture technician (CCHT) , or at least 7 years experience in landscaping field is preferred (Detailed trade reference are required).
  • Candidate must be able to read and write.
  • On- going education pertaining to the industry.
  • Good oral & written communication skills.
  • Valid Ontario driver license ( Class G, But class A is an assets ) driving motor vehicle with attached trailer and GVW is around 22,000 lbs . Clean driving abstract is required .

Work Conditions

  • A-Job site conditions
  • The job site conditions as described below is what the employee might expect during performance of the work.
  • Wet / hot and or humid conditions, outside weather temperature ranging from -15 c - +33 c
  • Dirt , & mud.
  • The jobs are either located in a commercial & / Or residential properties.
  • B-Physical demand
  • The physical demands outlined are examples of the type of demands the employee will encounter on the job site.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, crouch, kneel , etc .... employee should also as mentioned lift weights ~ 80lbs or more.
  • C-Working relationships:
  • The employee must be a team player and blend with the existing company employee & work closely with the supervisor.

Junior & Senior Landscape Technician

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