Markstone Landscaping

Job Position: General Labourer (Construction Labourer,

  • Application Deadline:
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Location(s): Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Mississauga, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Milton
  • Compensation: $18.00 to $25.00 per hour
  • How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to
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Required Qualifications:

A suitable candidate for this position will possess between 1 to 2 years of landscaping and/or residential construction experience. They must also be able to competently operate equipment such as power mowers, tractors, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, pruning saws, snow blowers and other landscape maintenance equipment and possess relevant up to date licenses for those pieces of equipment requiring a license. The candidate must also have reliable transportation to get to and from the work site, and a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract. Finally, they must be able to consistently lift up to 70 lbs and are willing to work at various hours.

• English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
• Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
• Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
• Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
• Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
• Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

• Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
• Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
• Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
• Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
• Operations Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

• Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
• Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without “giving out” or fatiguing.
• Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
• Control Precision — The ability to adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle quickly and repeatedly to exact positions.
• Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
• Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
• Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.
• Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
• Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
• Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
• Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
• Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
• Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
• Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Key Responsibilities:

• Site clean up, i.e. gather and remove litter/debrie
• Use hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge or brush trimmers, or axes.
• Operate vehicles or powered equipment, such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, snow blowers, chainsaws, electric clippers, sod cutters, pruning saws or concrete saws.
• Follow planned landscaping designs to determine where to lay interlocking, sod, sow grass, or plant flowers or foliage.
• Install rock gardens, ponds, decks, drainage systems, irrigation systems, retaining walls, fences, planters, or playground equipment.
• Use irrigation methods to adjust the amount of water consumption and to prevent waste.
• Provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters, burial sites, or other grounds features.
• Shovel snow from walks, driveways, or parking lots, and spread salt in those areas.
• Maintain or repair tools, equipment, or structures, such as buildings, greenhouses, fences, or benches, using hand or power tools.
• Sweep debris/litter and remove snow from streets, sidewalks, building grounds and other areas, and load snow and debris into carts or trucks
• Spread sand or salt on sidewalks for snow and ice control
• Dig ditches and trenches using shovels and other hand tools
• Load and unload construction materials, and move materials to work areas
• Erect and dismantle concrete forms, scaffolding, ramps, catwalks, shoring, and barricades required at work sites
• Assist tradespersons such as plumbers, mechanics, carpenters, bricklayers, cement finishers, roofers, and glaziers in construction activities
• Level earth to fine grade specifications using rake and shovel
• Operate pneumatic hammers, vibrators and tampers as directed
• Tend or feed machines or equipment used in construction such as mixers, compressors, and pumps
• Clean up chemical spills and other contaminants, and remove asbestos and other hazardous materials
• Complete all necessary reports and records related to time logging
• Report vehicle defects, accidents, or damage to vehicles/equipment
• Clean and perform preparation of worksite by cleaning obstacle and controlling hazards
• Perform other activities at construction sites, as directed.

Additional Details:

Other Attributes:
• Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
• Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
• Self-Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
• Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
• Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
• Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
• Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.
• Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
• Independence — Job requires developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
• Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
• Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
• Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

About Our Company:

The General Labourer is required to perform landscaping activities including the installation of interlocking, concrete walkways and pools using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: digging, raking, sweeping, and assisting with the installation of interlocking bricks, concrete and pools. These tasks are accomplished in various types of weather including both extreme heat and cold conditions.