Lead Hand – Landscape Construction

Salary: $25-$30/ hr

The Landscape Construction Lead Hand is responsible for aiding the Foreman in overseeing all on – site aspects of landscape construction projects.

Core Capabilities: Customer  and quality focus

  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Team work
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Responsibility and dependability
  • Ethics and integrity

Job Duties:

  • Assist in the preparation of jobsites prior to the beginning of a project
  • Operate various tools and equipment used to complete masonry job duties, including: 
  • Lay brick, concrete blocks, stone, and other similar hardscape materials to construct or repair arches, walkways, and other structures
  • Perform stone masonry, prefabricated brickwork and masonry, foundation walls, arch work and decorative masonry
  • Prepare and lay bricks, concrete blocks, structural tiles or other masonry materials 
  • Build patios, garden/retaining walls, and other decorative installations
  • Face, size, cut, and lay stones
  • Assemble, erect, and dismantle scaffolding, rigging, and hoisting equipment
  • Assist in building and dismantling forms used for pouring concrete
  • Load and unload materials, tools, and equipment required to complete landscape construction projects
  • Perform preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by conducting inspections, lubricating, and cleaning on a daily basis
  • Read and interpret blueprints, structural drawings, and specifications to perform work activities 
  • Complete and submit daily paperwork reporting time and job costs
  • Wear appropriate PPE at all times. Ensure any laborers/crew members also equipped with appropriate PPE.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures
  • Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations
  • Communicate with customers in a polite and courteous manner

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in the landscape/construction industry
  • Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of specific materials, methods, tools and equipment required to complete various landscape/construction practices
  • Speak, read, and write English

Work Conditions:

  • Ability to work with hand tools, power tools, small engine equipment, heavy equipment, and materials
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. repeatedly through an entire work shift
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent stamina is required
  • Work near heavy equipment and other vehicles on a regular basis
  • Work outdoors in various conditions including heat and humidity, rain, dust, noise, and cold
  • Flexible working hours including occasional weekend work