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Landscape Technician

Employer

Greenblade Landscape Co. Ltd

Date Posted

November 21, 2022

Languages

English
  • Location Albright, AB
  • Earnings $23.50 to $25.00 hourly (to be negotiated)
  • Work Hours 40 to 60 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 10  Vacancies
  • Closing Date Dec 21, 2022
Job Requirements

Employer

Greenblade Landscape Co. Ltd

Languages

English

Education

  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
  • or equivalent experience

Work site environment

Outdoors

Work setting

  • Construction company
  • Garden centre
  • Urban area
  • Rural area
  • Various locations
  • Lawn care company
  • Nursery - horticulture
  • Relocation costs not covered by employer
  • Willing to relocate
  • Landscape contractor

Tasks

  • Read and interpret blueprints
  • Water and tend to plants, lawns and/or gardens
  • Apply fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, pesticides and other lawn care products
  • Apply various treatments such as pruning, spraying, repairing damaged areas and injecting with treatment solutions
  • Assess the health of lawns
  • Examine trees and shrubs to diagnose problems and disease
  • Plan and co-ordinate the growth and use of plants for landscaping, ornamental uses and other purposes
  • Plant and maintain private and public lawns and gardens
  • Plant and move trees

Landscaping experience

  • Residential projects
  • Commercial and/or industrial construction
  • Park and recreation sites
  • Sports field

Area of specialization

  • Landscape design
  • Landscape construction
  • Plant knowledge and identification

Security and safety

  • Bondable
  • Driving record check (abstract)

Transportation/travel information

Valid driver's licence

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Attention to detail
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Handling heavy loads
  • Physically demanding
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling

Own tools/equipment

  • Steel-toed safety boots
  • Safety glasses/goggles
  • Gloves

Personal suitability

  • Client focus
  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Flexibility
  • Organized
  • Reliability
  • Team player

Screening questions

  • Are you willing to relocate for this position?
  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?

Experience

2 years to less than 3 years

Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Disability benefits
  • Health care plan
  • Vision care benefits

Long term benefits

Group insurance benefits

Other benefits

  • Learning/training paid by employer
  • Team building opportunities
  • Transportation provided by employer
  • Parking available

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Interest Codes & Abilities
The Landscape Technician is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Interest Codes

Arborists and Tree Service Technicians
OBJECTIVE

Interest in operating equipment to apply treatments such as pruning, spraying, repairing damaged areas and injecting treatment solutions

METHODICAL

Interest in analyzing information to determine appropriate treatment methods

directive

Interest in speaking with clients on issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of injured and diseased trees and plants

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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Abilities

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Typical ability expectations for this job
Selected abilities

Mental Abilities

General Learning Ability

Verbal Ability

Numerical Ability

Visual Abilities

Spatial Perception

Form Perception

Clerical Perception

Physical Abilities

Motor Coordination

Finger Dexterity

Manual Dexterity

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Interest Codes

Golf Course Superintendents
OBJECTIVE

Interest in operating equipment to apply fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides and pesticides; and in overseeing the maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment

METHODICAL

Interest in co-ordinating information from club authorities to plan and review work projects and priorities; and in arranging for soil tests and purchases of equipment and supplies

DIRECTIVE

Interest in supervising work crews who mix and prepare spray and dust mixtures, and spray and dust golf courses and surrounding landscapes

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

Learn About Interests

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Abilities

Compared to my abilities

The abilities related to this job are shown along with your selected abilities.

Typical ability expectations for this job
Selected abilities

Mental Abilities

General Learning Ability

Verbal Ability

Numerical Ability

Visual Abilities

Spatial Perception

Form Perception

Clerical Perception

Physical Abilities

Motor Coordination

Finger Dexterity

Manual Dexterity

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Interest Codes

Horticulturists
OBJECTIVE

Interest in precision working with enriched seed, fertilizers, plant hormones and different planting, spraying, cultivation, rotation, drainage and irrigation methods to achieve optimum viability, strength and growth

METHODICAL

Interest in co-ordinating data to conduct studies, analyze production problems and develop disinfecting, refrigeration, cauterization, shipping tubes, strong boxes and other equipment and methods to reduce damage, spoilage and waste; to increase storage life, transportation range and seasons of availability; and to classify plants according to their ornamental, medicinal, nutritional and other values

DIRECTIVE

Interest in supervising the work of technologists and technicians; may supervise landscape operations

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

Learn About Interests

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Interest Codes

Landscape Designers and Landscape Architectural Technicians and Technologists
OBJECTIVE

Interest in precision working to survey sites and to prepare drawings and sketches

METHODICAL

Interest in analyzing information to assess site data and prepare reports

DIRECTIVE

Interest in assisting landscape architects in designing landscaped environments

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

Learn About Interests

Learn More

Abilities

Compared to my abilities

The abilities related to this job are shown along with your selected abilities.

Typical ability expectations for this job
Selected abilities

Mental Abilities

General Learning Ability

Verbal Ability

Numerical Ability

Visual Abilities

Spatial Perception

Form Perception

Clerical Perception

Physical Abilities

Motor Coordination

Finger Dexterity

Manual Dexterity

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Interest Codes

Landscape Gardeners
OBJECTIVE

Interest in operating equipment and using gardening tools to prepare soil, seed lawns, dig holes, trim shrubs and hedges, and maintain lawns and gardens

METHODICAL

Interest in copying information to plant flowers, bulbs, shrubs and hedges according to prepared plans

DIRECTIVE

Interest in mixing chemical solutions to spray plants for weeds and insect control, and in preparing work reports

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

Learn About Interests

Learn More

Abilities

Compared to my abilities

The abilities related to this job are shown along with your selected abilities.

Typical ability expectations for this job
Selected abilities

Mental Abilities

General Learning Ability

Verbal Ability

Numerical Ability

Visual Abilities

Spatial Perception

Form Perception

Clerical Perception

Physical Abilities

Motor Coordination

Finger Dexterity

Manual Dexterity

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Interest Codes

Landscapers
OBJECTIVE

Interest in operating equipment such as mowers, spreaders and sprayers and other tools to construct landscaped environments

METHODICAL

Interest in compiling information to survey sites and prepare plans

DIRECTIVE

Interest in planning environments that may include trees, shrubberies, lawns, fences, decks, patios and other structures

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

Learn About Interests

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Interest Codes

Lawn Care Specialists
OBJECTIVE

Interest in operating equipment to apply fertilizer, pesticides and other lawn care products

METHODICAL

Interest in copying information to complete billing invoices and update service agreements

DIRECTIVE

Interest in speaking with home-owners and business clients to describe the purpose of service calls, to provide tips concerning mowing and watering practices, weed and insect control and other cultural practices; and to call on home-owners to solicit service agreements

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

Learn About Interests

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