Summer Grounds Labourer

Management Services Firm - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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LOCATION: Country Estate 20 minutes West of Calgary

REPORTING TO: Groundskeeper


The incumbent will be responsible for the exterior maintenance of approximately ten acres of land. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure adherence to holistic and sustainable practices;
  • Maintain lawn including mow, trimming, lay sod (if needed) and fertilizing;
  • Help with pest and weed management with the use of no pesticide and herbicides;
  • Operate the following machinery: ride on lawn mowers, push mowers, trimmers and blowers, truck and trailer;
  • Service, maintain and trouble shoot mechanical equipment;
  • Maintain water features;
  • Assist with irrigation system;
  • Assist with planting of annuals and perennials;
  • Snow and ice removal from walkways and driveways (if needed);
  • Care for ornamental and native trees;
  • Plant trees and shrubs;
  • Remove trees, haul away logs and split wood;
  • Weeding all gardens and areas needed;
  • Amending soil when needed;
  • Watering pots, urns and gardens as directed;
  • Detail vehicles and equipment;
  • Maintain a clean environment in the shop and kitchen area;
  • Decorate for seasons;
  • Maintain constructive relationships with coworkers; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


To meet the challenges of this role, the incumbent will have experience in a similar position. The candidate must be energetic, able to work well under minimal supervision, and have a positive can-do attitude. Other requirements include:

  • Ability to lift 80 lbs;
  • Provide own transportation;
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license;
  • Ability to walk for 8 hours, bend, and perform repetitive motions;
  • Must be adaptable, flexible, and function effectively in a team environment;
  • Great communication skills both verbally and written;
  • Irrigation and mechanical knowledge would be considered an asset;
  • Possess a strong work ethic; and
  • Occasional weekend and holiday shifts will be required.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary