Horticultural Foreman

Skills:

Candidates must have leadership skills; a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in horticulture; formal education horticulture or arboriculture, MCH, MNLP, or Arborist License is a plus; strong people skills; strong organizational skills.

  • Oversee crew to ensure quality, provide training, and offer leadership
  • Provide the final walk through for every Horticultural Visit to ensure work was completed according to plan
  • Provide horticultural training to staff (plant id, insect and disease id, etc.)
  • Identify issues in landscape including disease, insect, and cultural issues or bring sample for our Horticultural Director to ID
  • Maintain and improve systems employed by the department
  • Work in field with crews

Job requirements:

  • Possess a MCH, MCL, MNLP, MCA, or a Degree in Horticulture

To learn more, contact jobs@downerbrothers.com.

     

    Landscape Construction Foreman

    Position Summary:

    Responsible for the efficient operation and installation of landscape design projects.  Expected to work in a co-operation with designer, other crews and crewmembers, and customers to complete a professional, quality project on time.

    Primary Duties:

    • To be available for work Monday through Saturday, as scheduled, and be flexible with hours worked as required by seasonal schedule and weather conditions
    • Reviews and understands drawing, bids, and details with a designer in advance to determine job requirements
    • Follows instructions of the Manager without deviation
    • Installs projects per design; only making major alterations after approval from the designer and homeowner
    • Responsible for the loading and unloading of trucks to insure proper materials, supplies, and equipment for the job area available and onsite
    • Train employees under his/her direction
    • Ability to lay-out drawings onsite to match the designs form and measurements
    • Customer communications courteous and as needed
    • Promote Safety
    • Provide leadership
    • Take responsibility for you and your crews actions
    • Gain and expand a thorough working knowledge of plant and hardscape materials
    • Follow and enforce company policy
    • Job not limited to this description

    Job requirements:

    • Ability to read blueprints and plans
    • Ability to manage crew personnel and delegate tasks
    • Have a valid DL and be able to operate large trucks and trailers
    • Have good communication skills
    • Be able to troubleshoot issues as they arise and evaluate priorities of job routines

    To learn more, contact jobs@downerbrothers.com.

     

    Horticultural Technician 

    Position Summary:

    Candidates must have at least 1 year of experience in horticulture, experience with ornamental hand pruning, a strong work ethic, and a love of the outdoors.  Candidates with formal education in horticulture who have earned or are working towards a degree in horticulture will be in consideration for Team Leader.  Strong career path available for candidates who are interested in earning their MCH, MNLP, Arborists certification, or becoming a licensed pesticide applicator with expertise in Tree & Shrub Health Care

    Primary Duties: 

    • Ornamental hand pruning
    • Deadheading, weeding, and raking of planting beds
    • Identification of problems within landscape (proper id not required, just a keen eye to issues to be brought to the attention of the Horticultural Director)
    • Installation of plant material in small design projects
    • Installation of of plant material in annual color projects (mass plantings of annuals)
    • Addressing issues in the landscape to optimize aesthetics (for instance, adjusting soil pH to deepen the blue of a hydrangea)
    • Be accountable for profitability of projects via time management, technique, and team work

    To learn more, contact jobs@downerbrothers.com.

     

    Administrative Assistant

    Position Summary:

    Reliable, detail-oriented, well spoken individual needed for busy Landscape Company. Daily responsibilities include answering phones, heavy data entry in Quickbooks.  Must be flexible to jump on and help out in the office with whatever is needed. Candidate will be the first point of contact for all clients calling Downer Brothers. Must be very professional.

    This person will report to Office Manager.  

    Primary Duties:

    • General Reception: Answer calls, screening calls and inputting all calls into Customer Relations Management (CRM) on LMN software
    • Processing A/P and A/R into Quickbooks according to company policy
    • Responsible for receiving payments and installments and keeping time table for payments
    • Entering time tracking, equipment, and materials data
    • Data entry for job costing in Quickbooks
    • Invoicing jobs and projects on Quickbooks
    • Responsible for data entry for creation of Estimate
    • Responsible for collections process on late payments
    • Provide general admin support to all members of staff
    • Responsible for the cleanliness and supplies of the office kitchen
    • Ordering of office supplies, safety supplies, and other supplies as needed
    • Responsible for various marketing mailings

    Job Requirements:

    • 1-2 year minimum Administrative experience
    • 1-2 years minimum experience with Quickbooks
    • Need to be able to adjust quickly to the change of pace during the busy landscape season
    • Administrative experience in Landscape or Construction environment would be a plus

    To learn more, contact jobs@downerbrothers.com.

     

     

     

    LANDSCAPE SALES DESIGN INTERNSHIP

    This is an excellent opportunity to BUILD YOUR RESUME in Landscape Design with a top Design Build firm, Downer Brothers Landscaping, Inc.  Work alongside our Sales Designer (MLA, MUEP, ASLA) on a daily basis and assist with the following:

    • Developing CAD plans
    • Creating hand renderings and Adobe visuals
    • Developing proposals and estimates
    • Coordinating the procurement of material with the Project Manager
    • Tagging nursery material stock
    • Working with the crew on plan elements that require Designer approval

    Candidates must have (or working toward) a degree in Landscape Design or Landscape Architecture. Experience with CAD and Photoshop (proficiency is not a must, training will be provided), artistic skill, plant knowledge (this will also be developed through training), and strong work ethic.  This is an ideal position for someone who wants to gain practical experience with a fast paced business with a team-oriented, family-like setting.

    The chosen candidate will gain valuable practical experience and great exposure to the elements of residential design/build.  The Landscape Sales Design Intern will also enjoy access to the company’s management team, owners, and will have exposure to the process of building systems, refining processes, and providing the customer with seamless service.

    Details:

    Internship Duration: April/May through end of summer (with option to extend through Thanksgiving if mutually desired, not a requirement)Academic Qualifications: Landscape Architecture or Landscape Design degree or enrollment in program

    Required Skills: Strong organizational skills, ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, basic knowledge of CAD and Photoshop, artistic skill, plant knowledge, strong work ethic.

    Pay: $13-$15/hour

    Hours: 40 hour/week max (no OT)

    Benefits: none, other than learning a ton

    To learn more, contact jobs@downerbrothers.com.