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LJ Gagne Landscaping and Excavation

We are currently hiring for all landscape positions.

Our landscaping division employes workers in the following positions:

If you love to be outside in all kinds of weather, this is the place for you! We are always looking for qualified individuals! You can e-mail your resume to ljg_employment@roosevelttrailgardencenter.com.
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Crew Leader

Landscape Crew Leaders supervise and work as part of a crew. Work is done outside, in all weather, so come prepared.

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Working in all areas of the Landscaping Department, including landscaping and grounds maintenance.
  • Pond installation and assist with hardscape.
  • Supervise personnel to oversee work in progress.
  • Provide training assistance on basic/fundamental landscaping practices.
  • Know common plants by name and where to find information on those that are unfamiliar.
  • Be familiar with the names and requirements of all plants within client properties.
  • Plant, trim, spray, mow, weed, fertilize, sweep, rake, cultivate, dig, water, shovel or plow snow, remove ice, spread salt and/or sand and other related functions.
  • Know and utilize the proper planting techniques.
  • Know and utilize proper pruning techniques including timing based on species.

Qualifications:

Good health with adequate strength and endurance to perform the work as there are the following on a regular basis: move heavy objects, lift, stand, kneel, bend, stoop and crouch.

  • Verbal ability to communicate effectively with subordinates.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and delegate.
  • Ability to assign, supervise, and review work of a landscape crew.
  • Ability to understand machinery and techniques to insure safe, sanitary and effective operation of the grounds equipment and facilities and basic maintenance of same.
  • Ability to work to standards and regulations set by applicable local, state, and federal codes and agencies.
  • Knowledge of landscape principles, practices, landscape design and of landscape related construction: shelters, sidewalks, planters, irrigation, etc.
  • Working knowledge of trees, shrubs, and groundcovers, their establishment, maintenance and proper use.
  • Working knowledge of soils and amendments.
  • Will hold or be able to obtain a Maine Landscape & Nursery Association Professional Landscaper Certificate within one year of hire.
  • Willingness to learn from others and to take direction.
  • Educational Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED

Additional Requirements:

  • Prior industry experience
  • Clean driving record

Landscaper

Landscapers work as part of a crew. Work is done outside, in all weather, so come prepared.

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Working in all areas of the Landscaping Department, including landscaping and grounds maintenance.
  • Pond installation and assist with hardscape.
  • Know common plants by name and where to find information on those that are unfamiliar.
  • Plant, trim, spray, mow, weed, fertilize, sweep, rake, cultivate, dig, water, shovel or plow snow, remove ice, spread salt and/or sand and other related functions.

Qualifications:

Good health with adequate strength and endurance to perform the work as there are the following on a regular basis: move heavy objects, lift, stand, kneel, bend, stoop and crouch.

  • Knowledge of the safe use of hand tools and power equipment necessary in landscaping.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Will hold or be able to obtain a Maine Landscape & Nursery Association Professional Landscaper Certificate within one year of hire.
  • Willingness to learn from others and to take direction.
  • Educational Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Additional Requirements:
  • Clean driving record

 

Experienced Hardscape Installer

Only Hardscapers with at least 5 years of experience need apply. Hardscapers work as part of a landscape crew. Work is done outside, in all weather, so come prepared.

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Lay common building materials (natural or artificial) to construct or repair walls, walkways, patios, etc.
  • Construct outdoor structures including fireplaces and chimneys with industry common materials.
  • Accurately measuring for material needs.
  • Proper mixing techniques and application of mortar with appropriate tools.
  • Pond installation.
  • Training and guiding temporary or seasonal employees in basic work methods and safety issues.
  • Assist landscape department in activities typical of the industry.

Qualifications:

Good health with adequate strength and endurance to perform the work as there are the following on a regular basis: move heavy objects, lift, stand, kneel, bend, stoop and crouch.

  • Working knowledge of all types of stone, rigging techniques, color matching, mortar matching, cutting and shaping techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and delegate.
  • Ability to assign, supervise and review work of a crew.

Educational Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Five years experience in the masonry field

Additional Requirements:

  • Clean driving record