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Foreman - Landscape Maintenance

Company: Northwest Landscape Services
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Maintenance Foreman

Monarch is a collection of top local and regional landscape companies. Our mission is to be the best place to work for landscape professionals. We believe that by retaining and attracting the best talent in the industry, we can provide the best service to our customers.

Summary:

Responsible for the direction of crew activities on job site, according to pre-established schedules, standards and procedures to provide a high quality of service, as directed by Area Manager.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand and implement job specifications for each site
  • Assign daily tasks to crew members and ensure compliance
  • Perform landscape maintenance tasks including, but not limited to: mowing, edging, blowing, bed grooming, pruning, fertilizing and leaf pick up
  • Routinely monitor sites for quality and follow up with crews on performance improvements. Communicate continuing concerns to Area Manager
  • Conduct and oversee execution of minor Enhancement projects performed at the crew level
  • Complete daily paperwork timely and accurately
  • Assess equipment operation issues and effectively communicate repair needs to shop personnel
  • Supervise safe loading and unloading of equipment
  • Assist Area Manager with initial and on-going training of crews
  • Assess skill level and work behavior of employees and provide recommendations to Area Manager regarding professional development, performance evaluation and promotional opportunities
  • Ensure adherence to company policies
  • Develop and maintain a positive work relationship with Area Manager, peers, and subordinates
  • Encourage and maintain safe working conditions by promoting Company's "Culture of Safety", including but not limited to reinforcing bi-weekly safety tailgate meetings and ensuring proper personal protective equipment usage

Qualifications:

Education

At least 3-5 years related work experience

Language Skills

  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish strongly preferred

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

  • Valid Driver License in state where employed
  • Commercial Pesticide Applicators License preferred

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to safely operate commercial landscape equipment and tools
  • Demonstrate proper pruning techniques while taking into account the plant material and season
  • Understand fertilization basics for both turf and plants
  • Working knowledge of herbicide applications and relevant practices
  • Have a general understanding of annuals installation and maintenance
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and complete them under tight deadlines
  • Ability to motivate and lead subordinates
  • Strong commitment to high quality of work and customer service
  • Ability to read and understand maps for navigation and job planning
  • Basic understanding of smartphone apps related to work requirements (e.g. work order entry, time entry, communication with Area Manager)

Monarch Landscaping, WA is an E-Verify participating employer

Keywords: Northwest Landscape Services, Lakewood , Foreman - Landscape Maintenance, Other , Lakewood, Washington

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