Landscape Construction Labourer – Job Description

Title

Landscape Construction Labourer

Reports To

Operations Manager

Summary

The Landscape Construction Labourer is required to perform tasks involving physical labor at commercial construction projects and is required to operate a variety of hand and power tools. Responsibilities include the cleaning and preparation of work-sites, hardscape experience with plan reading, layout, concrete form work, shooting elevations, etc. Must be capable of operating a variety of heavy equipment including but not limited to: skid steer, back hoe, mini excavator, etc.

Core Competencies

  • Safety
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Communication
  • Customer Focus
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Operating Equipment
  • Problem Solving
  • Quality Orientation
  • Team Work

Job Duties

  • Adhere to CSL Group Ltd. policies and procedures.
  • Complete all necessary reports and records related to time logging and SiteDocs – JSA’s, Toolbox Talks, etc.
  • Report vehicle defects, accidents, or damage to vehicles/equipment.
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
  • Clean and perform preparation of work-site by cleaning obstacles and controlling hazards.
  • Operate hand and power tools, as well as heavy equipment related to Construction work.
  • Load or unload construction materials.
  • Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, and adjustment of machinery, equipment, and materials.
  • Smooth and finish freshly poured cement or concrete
  • Spray materials such as water, sand, steam, vinyl, paint, or stucco through hoses to clean, coat, or seal surfaces.
  • Tend machines that pump concrete, grout, cement, sand, plaster or stucco through spray-guns for application to ceilings and walls.
  • Utilize pumps, compressors, and generators to provide power for tools, machinery, and equipment, or to heat and move materials such as asphalt.
  • Build and position forms for pouring concrete and dismantle forms after use.
  • Control traffic passing near, in, and around work zones.
  • Dig ditches or trenches, backfill excavations, compact and level earth to grade specifications, using appropriate tools.
  • Erect and disassemble scaffolding, shoring, braces, traffic barricades, ramps, and other temporary structures.
  • Grind, scrape, sand, or polish surfaces using abrasive tools or machines.
  • Install sewer, water, and storm drain pipes
  • Load, unload, and identify building materials, machinery, and tools, and distribute them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans and specifications.
  • Measure, mark, and record openings and distances to lay out areas where construction work will be performed.
  • Perform demolition work and salvage useful materials.
  • Read and interpret plans, instructions, blueprints, structural drawings, rough sketches, and specifications to determine work activities.
  • Identify, pack, and transport hazardous materials.
  • Other duties as required.

Requirements

  • Post-Secondary diploma in a related field is an asset
  • 1-2 years experience in the industry required
  • Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to read building specifications and blueprints
  • Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary for construction
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities.
  • High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning.
  • Able to work well under pressure.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.

Work Conditions

  • Physical ability to lift up to 70lb.
  • Travel to the site, and off-site locations will be required.
  • Safety equipment is required, e.g. steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, etc.
  • Overtime as required.
  • Working outdoors year round.
  • This is a full time position throughout all seasons. Job duties for this position transition into winter duties – snow and ice management.   

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