Thursday, March 31, 2016

Job Opportunities - Lawn & Order

Lawn-N-Order Landscaping is a successful company in WNC, the winner of the 2014 and 2015 Super Service Award on Angie’s List. We are a one-stop shop for creating outdoor living spaces. We also work on drainage and land development and improvement. If you are interested in becoming a part of a well-known landscape crew in town and want to give exceptional service to our clients apply for this job!

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Lawn-N-Order Landscaping Offers
Fun, Team-Oriented Work Environment
Competitive Wages & Benefits Package
Career Advancement Opportunities
All This PLUS Regular Direct Deposit Paychecks!

1. Landscape Technician--

Job Duties and Responsibilities of the Technician

Company Policy and Procedures
Understand and abide by company procedures.
Learn procedure through instruction and examples.
Arrive on time and ready to work by 7:45 a.m.
Demonstrate good attendance/schedule days off.

Practice procedures taught by foreman.
Remain productive after instructions.
Learn daily routine.

Physical Performance and Skills
Demonstrate handling and moving of landscape materials (i.e. soil, mulch, etc.)
Demonstrate handling and moving of construction materials (i.e., brick, gravel).
Know basic horticultural skills (i.e., planting, staking, and mulching).

Human Relations
Maintain positive attitude and outlook toward work performed.
Gain acceptance and respect of coworkers.
Respect others and works well as a team member.

Equipment and Company Property
Know proper equipment operation.
Grease and check fluids of all equipment.
Operate equipment in safest possible manner.
Have tools and supplies ready for that day.
Keep truck fueled and clean daily.
Maintain tools and supplies.

Learn standards of quality.

Demonstrate the safe operation of tools and equipment.
Use required safety equipment.

Essential functions (ADA)

The incumbent must be:
Capable of learning and developing skills and mastering functions of a physical and organized nature.
Capable of lifting 50 pounds and performing vigorous, physical labor.
Able to maintain a driver’s license and insurability.

2. Landscape Foreman--

Job Duties and Responsibilities of the Foreman

Company Policy and Procedures
Understand and abide by company’s policies and procedures
Enforce company’s policies and procedures
Arrive for work on time and ready to work by 7:45 a.m.
Demonstrate good attendance/schedule days off.

Teach crew members procedures and production techniques.
Do job layout with minimal assistance.
Considerable knowledge of plant material and soil types
Knowledge of horticulture and professional landscaping practices.
Knowledge of mixing and using landscape chemicals.
Demonstrate ability to run small projects with little assistance.
Ability to do field adjustments from blueprints.

Physical Performance and Skills
Instruct others in handling, moving, and installing plant materials.
Move landscape and construction materials.
Perform skill-oriented tasks while directing others.
Organize jobs start to finish; delegate duties to technicians.
Keep up-to-date paperwork.
Track all material quantities. Report daily progress.
Fill out worksheets; turn in receipts and safety sheets.

Human Relations
Maintain a positive attitude and outlook toward the work performed.
Project team atmosphere on crew.
Serve as main contact with clients on a daily basis.
Motivate and teach coworkers.

Equipment and Company Property
Maintain clean driving record of six points or less
Demonstrate ability to drive dump trucks, including all trailers and equipment.
Be responsible for the truck and/or trailers.
Demonstrate ability to run all small and large equipment properly.
Train co-workers about proper equipment usage.
Be responsible for the correct tools, supplies, and machinery at the job site.

Instruct others in techniques to improve quality.
Maintain professional approach.
Demonstrate an ability to maintain quality while increasing efficiency.
Be responsible for final quality on jobs.

Report and/or correct dangerous situations.
Report accidents.
Demonstrate the safe operation of tools and equipment.
Use required safety equipment.

Essential Functions (ADA)
The incumbent must be
Physically capable of traveling to various job sites.
Capable of translating technical information and a broad view of expected results to a focused and specific assignment.
Capable of producing a productive, goal-oriented work process by motivating and leading other people in a supportive, coaching manner.

***Must have at least 3-5 years experience in running a team. Benefits include: paid holidays, paid smart phone, continuing education classes and certifications provided, access to an office assistant. $15 hr. with benefits and retirement options.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Pesticide & NC Landscape Contractor Continuing Education Credits Available

Red Imported Fire Ant Identification & Control

Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Henderson County Cooperative Extension Office
100 Jackson Park Rd, Hendersonville, NC

This meeting will be beneficial to the average homeowner as well as the experienced landscaper. Please come with your identification and control questions and be prepared for a lively interactive session. 

***Two hours of pesticide credits for subclasses G, H, I, K, L, N, O, D, & X ***
***Two hours of NC Landscape Contractors License continuing education***

A $5.00 fee for materials will be collected at the door. To receive credit, please bring your current NC Pesticide license.

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Job Openings

Check out the 4 following job openings throughout Western NC...

1. Pro Scape is hiring for spray tech, lawn care and landscape help. Contact Mark 828-243-5255.

2. Snow Creek - Arborist Climber-
Snow Creek Natural Resources Management is looking for a skilled climber to work on our natural resource crew. The majority of our work is providing all facets of tree care as well as tree removals; with other work including invasive plant control, trail building and insect and disease management in trees, among others.

Ability to safely use chainsaws is critical, and ability to use other various hand tools and machinery is helpful. Soft climbing skills are necessary, either using single- or double-rope techniques. Arborist certification and/or pesticide applicator license a plus.
Current driver license and clean driving record strongly encouraged. Year-round full time work.

Please fill out an application online at the website or send resume to

3. Snow Creek - Maintenance Crew Supervisor-
The primary responsibility of the Maintenance Crew Supervisor is to supervise grounds maintenance and enhancement projects and to direct the workflow of all maintenance teams. The Maintenance Crew Supervisor is responsible for the actions and oversight of crew members, in order to maintain a professional image at all times. With their teams, the Maintenance Crew Supervisor will oversee proper maintenance of lawns, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and other grounds features.

Qualified candidates will possess strong interpersonal and customer service skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, a minimum of 3-5 years of field experience (including snow removal), previous leadership skills, proven knowledge of regional plants and material, working knowledge of maintenance equipment (truck & trailer and dump truck experience required), proficiency in Microsoft Office, a degree in Horticulture field, and additional qualifications as per the job description. Physical requirements include, but are not limited to, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, walking, reaching, climbing and lifting for prolonged periods of time, lifting and carrying 50 pounds, and working with hand tools, power tools, and other equipment, including moving machinery/equipment. Ability to communicate in Spanish preferred.

4. NC Arboretum -  Seasonal Openings

Please fill out an application online at the website or send resume to

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.