Full Time Garden Maintenance Technician to be part of a team of three people that are mobile, traveling to properties in the Southampton, Eastleigh, Winchester, Fareham and Waterlooville areas.
Your roll will be as a technician training to become a supervisor depending upon your experience and qualifications.
You will be working for 1st Garden Maintenance Ltd who provide a high class service to its clients.
The Crew Member / Driver is responsible for safely and efficiently producing quality garden maintenance service that meets and exceeds the standards of our clients.
Military Veterans (Ex Army, Navy, Air Force) are encouraged to apply and are exempt items marked (MV) and should send basic information of your service career).
Positions available are: (1) Trainee Team Supervisor
(MV) You will have had experience in this field of work and preferably a qualification from a horticultural college or an apprenticeship and hold a PA1/6 certificate.
You will be physically fit and have your own transport to get our place of work by 7.50am each workday.
Starting pay is £8.50 per hour as a maintenance gardener with good experience in the industry, increasing to £12.00 per hour for the team supervisors position.
Pay and position is dependent experience and qualifications, plus a bonus scheme for the amount of work completed above the target + commission on sales, but a higher remittance may be given to an exceptional person with good trade and team building skills, and high motivation.
Duties include:- (and not limited to)
Working to a time schedule for each job.
Using hand and or power tools or equipment to perform a wide range of landscape maintenance such as Mowing lawns, Trimming shrubs, Planting, Lawn Fertilising, Lawn Aeration and Scarification, Raking, Leaf clearance, Hedge trimming, Pruning etc.
Use hand equipment with mechanised moving blades such as powered shears / trimmers
Use manual hand tools such as pruners
Use cutting / vacuuming equipment such as mowers
Use self-propelled lawn maintenance equipment
Work from elevated heights up to 8ft on A-frame ladder
Wear and operate a backpack blower
Use a hand rake
Drive a motorised vehicle
Operate machinery in public places.
May have to drive a van depending on your position.
Work Environment / Physical Requirements:
You will be required to work with garden machinery, and to use commercial walk behind lawn mowers, trimmers, hedge trimmers and blowers.
Supervisors will be required to obtain NPTC PA1/6 Pesticide certificate.
Work in/or about situations near direct automotive traffic
Work near or about natural bodies of water
Work 8+ hours per day (up to 10 hours with overtime when required) with applicable breaks x 5 days/week (some overtime / weekend work maybe required from time to time)
Ability to work in most weather conditions
Ability to lift and carry
Ability to load/unload from a vehicle
Ability to bend and stoop.
Additionally, employees are expected to abide by all internal control & compliance practices to:
Safeguard assets from theft and misuse
Comply with business ethics, applicable laws and regulation.
Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information
Periodically reconcile physical assets to accounting records
You will be a non smoker ..
You will need to wear company clothing as supplied.
If you have a good work ethic, are loyal, have a sense of humor, dependable, have respect, good judgement, flexibility, integrity, maturity, intelligence, initiative and enthusiasm, then please apply for this job. We need people that want to be part of a winning team in a professional and growing business.
About us: 1st Garden Maintenance provides garden maintenance and lawn care services to residential and commercial clients in the areas of Winchester, Southampton, Eastleigh, Hedge End and other SO and PO post codes, We believe in providing a high class service to our customers, and are recommended by Which?, approved by Hampshire Trading Standards, and are members of the National Association Professional Landscapers.