Landscape Technician Job Description

Landscape Technician Job Description

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Landscape technician provides preventative maintenance and repair of all plant Refrigeration, HVAC, Boiler and Utility equipment, and provide maintenance of plant production equipment as needed.

Landscape Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective landscape technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included landscape technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintain, install and repair hardscapes, irrigation, plants, trees, turf, native grasses, shrubs, and landscaping at multiple facilities
Act as main fertilizer applicator for turf grass maintained by Landscape and Grounds
Operate blowers, vacuums, mowers, weed eaters, edgers, and other tools
*Ohio pesticide license required within 6 months of hire for Turf, Landscape and Aquatic
Debris from grounds
Inspect grounds to ensure safe conditions, and make recommendations for improvements
Maintain driveways and parking lots including asphalt patching, line striping, curb repair and other maintenance as needed
Must have working knowledge of the tools needed to perform the duties as assigned
Coordinate and work with the grounds team during weather related emergencies
Work in a safe manner to ensure no injuries to self or others while performing assigned tasks

Landscape Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Landscape Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ISA, BOOK, OTM, CLT, MOT

Education for Landscape Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the landscape technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Horticulture, Education, Forestry, Construction, Landscape Architecture, Associates, Agronomy, Botany, Biology, Agriculture

Skills for Landscape Technician

Desired skills for landscape technician include:

Tools
Methods
Materials and related equipment
Repair
Plant care and light equipment repair and maintenance
Tree physiology
Turf
Grounds
Horticulture
Replacement and installation of the ground irrigation system

Desired experience for landscape technician includes:

Revit and BIM
Minimum 5 to 10 years of working experience as Architecture/ Interior Design AutoCAD Technician
A recognized Bachelors Degree/Diploma in Architecture or Interior Design
Subject to on-call in the event of inclement weather, or as needed
Operate both on and off road vehicles in a safe manner at all times
Be attentive to details in the surrounding work environment

Landscape Technician Examples

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Landscape Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a landscape technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for landscape technician
  • Treats and/or disposes of dead and diseased trees, shrubs, and other plant materials through the use of handsaw, chainsaw, hydraulic tools, pesticide sprayer
  • Assists in the maintenance and repair of chainsaws and other small equipment
  • Operate, maintain, and repair sprinkler and irrigation systems in assigned areas, including programming controllers, adjusting and repairing sprinkler heads and valves
  • Ability to learn building names and locations
  • Actively participating in team concepts and established job performance standards for assigned tasks
  • Performing any other work as assigned by Landscape Management Team
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in landscape, irrigation, golf course, lawn care or similar
  • Plant and maintain the proper appearance of all landscape beds, annual and perennial Flowers, shrubs and trees
  • Cut and trim all lawn areas
  • Clean ground using rakes, brooms, hoses, and vacuums
Qualifications for landscape technician
  • Experience with Photoshop, 3D Max (or 3D tool, Sketchup), In Design
  • Develop and prepare drawings in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, REVIT or associated programs based on direction and design provided by landscape architects
  • Prepare detailed drawings, in CAD, REVIT or associated programs, of proposed plans, facilities and infrastructures, prints of various original plans and records for internal and external company use
  • Ability to read, write, and follow directions in both written and verbal formats
  • Pesticide applicators license or registered technicians license required or ability to obtain within 12 months of employment
  • Class B CDL preferred or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment
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Landscape Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of landscape technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for landscape technician
  • Identify landscape pests (weeds, insects, fungus) and apply pesticides as per proper application procedures
  • Prepare and grade landscape beds and install new landscaping including shrubs, trees retaining walls and any other landscape as per standard landscaping practices
  • Maintain interior plants including watering, fertilizing and plant rotation as needed
  • Maintain walkways and staircases, including sweeping, vacuuming and pressure washing
  • Shovel, plow and remove snow during storms as needed
  • Operate large power equipment including front end loader, tractors, roto-tillers, skid loaders and other equipment
  • Visiting client’s sites on a regular basis
  • Watering, feeding and cleaning the plants
  • Changing plants when necessary
  • Installing new planted displays where required
Qualifications for landscape technician
  • Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme heat and extreme cold
  • Proven experience maintaining Southern California plant material
  • Diploma and above qualifications in Landscape architecture
  • Architecture or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of relevant technical/drafting experience
  • Strong in Design Development package and can work independently
  • More experienced candidate may be considered for Senior CAD Designer/Technician position
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Landscape Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of landscape technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for landscape technician
  • Mowing campus grounds which includes weed whipping
  • Keeping displays adequately topped with soil and dressing
  • Assisting with Christmas tree displays during the season
  • Some exterior gardening when required
  • Liaising with the clients on day to day basis
  • A full drivers licence is a must
  • Able to work flexible hours including early morning starts
  • Have an interest in plants and a good eye for design
  • Previous experience with plants is beneficial but not essential as training will be provided
  • May be required to perform other basic craft duties such as minor welding
Qualifications for landscape technician
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining Southern California plant material
  • Experience in landscaping preferred
  • May be required to do small concrete work
  • May be required to perform back up functions of other maintenance positions
  • Transport truck, trailer and equipment necessary to perform job duties
  • Possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License, Commercial Driver’s License
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Landscape Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of landscape technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for landscape technician
  • Operate vehicles, snow plows and powered equipment, such as tractors, mowers, back hoes, skid loaders, snow blowers, chain saws, pressure washers, line stripers and other equipment used for grounds maintenance
  • Provide proper upkeep of driveways, parking lots, sidewalks, irrigation equipment or other grounds features
  • Gather and remove litter while inspecting grounds to ensure safe conditions, and make recommendations for improvements
  • Perform a variety of semi-skilled activities to support construction projects of departmental work groups
  • Operate commercial vehicles and heavy equipment such as backhoe, skid-loader, trenchers, tandem axle trucks
  • Review blueprints, technical drawings and perform job layouts
  • Initiate locates and materials necessary to complete a given job
  • Conduct inspections of vehicles and equipment
  • Maintain and updating records
  • Locate, inspect, and identify weeds or invasive plants to determine and implement appropriate eradication and control measures
Qualifications for landscape technician
  • Possesses computer skills including work order systems to perform the essential duties of the position
  • Driver’s license perferred
  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity
  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy
  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers
  • Currently completing tertiary qualifications in Landscape Architecture
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Landscape Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of landscape technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for landscape technician
  • Assist in irrigation system diagnosis and maintenance
  • Assist in weed abatement and weed abatement scheduling
  • Mows, trims, and edges designated areas
  • Operates all equipment in a responsible and safe manner
  • Maintains accurate and timely records of time, labor, and materials, as assigned
  • Picks up and Disposes garbage, trash and waste paper
  • Keeps assigned areas in an orderly condition
  • Reports damage to structures and equipment that requires repairs to the proper department
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Supervisors, Lead positions, and other employees
  • Completes all projects as to neatness conformance with standards of related trade
Qualifications for landscape technician
  • Specialty training, irrigation, horticulture, ISA Arborist, synthetic athletic field maintenance or other applicable area
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation ie
  • Sound knowledge of relevant software including AutoCAD, Adobe and MS Office
  • Advanced writing skills and display excellent communication skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and be adept to working within a team environment
  • Keen to get involved and learn from others, whilst also contributing to a vibrant team

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