Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Hours: Guaranteed 40 hours per week (we typically work more than that – working weekends also)

Salary: $12.50

Description: Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and much more.


Responsibilities:

  • Care for established lawns by mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing and removing thatch, and trimming and edging around flower beds, walks, and walls.
  • Mix and spray or spread fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, and trees, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders.
  • Mow and edge lawns, using power mowers and edgers.
  • Plant seeds, bulbs, foliage, flowering plants, grass, ground covers, trees, and shrubs, and apply mulch for protection, using gardening tools.
  • Attach wires from planted trees to support stakes.
  • Decorate gardens with stones and plants.
  • Follow planned landscaping designs to determine where to lay sod, sow grass, or plant flowers and foliage.
  • Gather and remove litter.
  • Haul or spread topsoil and spread straw over seeded soil to hold soil in place.
  • Maintain irrigation systems, including winterizing the systems and starting them up in spring.
  • Prune and trim trees, shrubs, and hedges, using shears, pruners, or chain saws.
  • Rake, mulch, and compost leaves.
  • Trim and pick flowers, and clean flower beds.
  • Water lawns, trees, and plants, using portable sprinkler systems, hoses, or watering cans.
  • Install rock gardens, ponds, decks, drainage systems, irrigation systems, retaining walls, fences, planters, and/or playground equipment.
  • Maintain and repair tools, equipment, and structures such as buildings, fences, and benches, using hand and power tools.
  • Provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters, burial sites, and other grounds features.
  • Operate powered equipment such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, snow blowers, chain-saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, and pruning saws.
  • Use hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge and brush trimmers, and axes.


This position is physically demanding. In daily operations, Crew Member must:

  • Have full range of mobility
  • Be able to sit, stand, walk, bend over, kneel, stoop, etc. for extended periods of time
  • Be able to reach over head, climb or balance
  • Be able to lift, push, or pull equipment and materials
  • Be able to lift/carry 50 lbs.
  • Have clear vision with the ability to focus and to see peripheral, depths, distances, and colors
  • Drive/travel to jobs throughout the day in Baton Rouge and surrounding cities


This position is outdoor-based with daily travel. Crew Member may be exposed to:

  • Driving, loading/unloading, and working in adverse weather conditions
  • Fumes and chemicals
  • High noise levels


Experience Requirements:

  • Must be 18+ years old
  • Bi-lingual is not required but preferred
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Good driving record
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to read & write English, including maps & diagrams

 
Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a team environment with members of varying skill levels
  • Highly motivated quick learner
  • Drug free work environment, a random drug test policy is in force
  • Ability to lift 60+ lbs consistently throughout the day.
  • High attention to detail…the customer doesn’t see what we do, they see what we don’t do that they paid for.
  • High ability to deal with ambiguity in a high stress environment while keeping your composure on and off the job.
  • Available to work a varied schedule (including Saturdays) in all adverse weather conditions.
  • Stoop, stand and bend for 10+ hours a day.
  • Strong Knowledge of land care maintenance required
  • Study daily if not experienced in all areas of landscaping

Benefits:

  • Pay overtime
  • Paid time off
  • Offer full time hours during slow seasons
  • Moving up in the company happens very quickly

 

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