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Hiring Policies:

It is the policy of Platinum Landscape Management to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to any legally protected status such as race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

I certify that the information provided on this application is truthful and accurate. I understand that providing false or misleading information will be the basis for rejection of my application, or if employment commences, immediate termination.

I authorize Platinum Landscape Management to contact former employers and educational organizations regarding my employment and education status. I authorize my former employers and educational organizations to fully and freely communicate information regarding my previous employment, attendance, and grades. I authorize those persons designated as references to fully and freely communicate information regarding my previous employment and education.

If an employment relationship is created, I understand that unless I am offered a specific written contract of employment signed on behalf of the organization by its Owner, the employment relationship will be "at-will." In other words, the relationship will be entirely voluntary in nature, and either I or my employer will be able to terminate the employment relationship at any time and without cause. With appropriate notice, I will have the full and complete discretion to end the employment relationship when I choose and for reasons of my choice. Similarly, my employer will have the right. Moreover, no agent, representative, or employee of Platinum Landscape Management, except in a specific written contract of employment signed on behalf of the organization by its Owner, has the power to alter or vary the voluntary nature of the employment relationship.

This position may require the employee to perform all, but not limited to, the tasks listed below.

This position is responsible for assisting the Lawn Care Crew Lead in daily operations including quality control, training, punctuality and safety.  Candidates must also have strong organization skills, ability to complete appropriate paperwork, and possess good leadership and communication skills.  The employee will provide quality service that meets or exceeds our customers’ and management’s expectations.  The employee will show attention to detail and effectively communicate with subordinates, peers and his/her supervisor.  All employees will possess a friendly, customer service minded attitude and will conduct themselves in a professional manor at all times. (Lawn Care Technician reports directly to the Crew Lead).

Support the Lead Daily/Weekly tasks:

1. Daily preparation of trucks, equipment, and inventory

• Report on time at regular start time to prepare/review the day’s work with the Crew Lead. Company encourages this position to be the first to report & last to leave each day.

• Load all tools, gas, and other necessary equipment/materials.  Secure all equipment safely.

• Check truck oil, fluids, tire pressure, proper trailer connection, and all lights are in working condition.

2. Perform and manage landscape and maintenance tasks on client’s properties.

• Work in conjunction with the Crew Lead to ensure the work contracted is implemented efficiently and according to the contracted specifications.

• Provide labor associated with the maintenance of all lawns & garden beds, including cleanouts.

• Perform all tasks of operations including but not limited to mowing, line trimming, blowing, leaf and debris removal, weeding, edging, hedging, raking and mulch installation.

• Receive openly “on the job” training safety, equipment, technique, etc.

• Proper use of safety equipment and Personal Protective Equipment and practices of the crew.

• Address questions or concerns with the clients if approached.  Communicate customer’s questions immediately with the Crew Lead & Director of Operations.

3. End of the day duties.

• Complete time sheet.  Complete all job site reports & report all sales opportunities to the Crew Lead & Director of Operations. Inventory and report all materials used on the job that day.

• Review the whole week’s jobs and prepare for the next day’s jobs.

• Unload/load equipment and material, clean out truck/trailer by removing trash, debris, etc. daily.

• Wash dirty equipment {including all mower decks} and return to storage location.  Report damaged or broken equipment to your manager immediately to get parts on order.

• Fill truck, mowers, equipment, and cans with gas in preparation for the next day (or as necessary).

4. Strict adherence to company’s employee manual & procedures in required from all employees.

Education and experience:  High School diploma or GED.  2 or 4 year degree in a Landscape or Business related field is a plus.  Hardscape experience is a plus.  ICPI and NCMA certifications are also beneficial.

Performance skills and qualifications: 

• 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 some weekends) in all adverse weather conditions.

• Stoop, stand and bend for 10 hours or more a day.

• Strong Knowledge of grass required.  Study daily if not experienced in all areas on grass restoration.

• Ability to read & write English, including maps & diagrams.

• Drug free work environment.