Gardener/Horticulturalist

Horticulturalist / Gardener

About the position:

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Horticulturalist to join our team where you will be responsible for the daily upkeep of a prestigious residential lifestyle village in Point Cook.

You will be required to ensure that all gardening and horticultural maintenance tasks and activities are tended to and that the property is maintained to an exceptionally high standard at all times.

This role will suit someone who enjoys a very hands on approach and likes working independently, with a positive and friendly disposition. Your high-level attention to detail will ensure that the gardens and surrounding areas are immaculate and always well presented

Responsibilities:

  • Undertake all turf and garden maintenance to a high level
  • Excellent knowledge of plants and each species requirements
  • Operate landscape maintenance equipment in accordance with OH&S procedures
  • Apply pest management and plant nutrition programs
  • Liaise with management and residents

To be considered for this role you will possess the following:

  • Tafe qualifications or currently studying required (Horticulture - Parks and Garden or equivalent)
  • Skills in various gardening techniques and equipment
  • Ideally living in the local vicinity of Point Cook
  • Good plant identification skills
  • Experience handling pest and weed control chemicals and garden fertilisers 
  • A solid work ethic and good teamwork skills
  • Ability to work confidently/competently unsupervised
  • Must have previous experience and extensive knowledge of lawn and garden maintenance
  • Understanding of disease management in turf and plants is paramount
  • Previous experience using a variety of garden and lawn maintenance tools
  • Effective time management and organisational skills
  • Have a keen eye for detail

Reporting to the Manager - you will be responsible for, however not limited to:

  • Diligent watering and visual monitoring of gardens and lawns
  • Maintaining irrigation system and ensuring operation of same
  • Turf management of grass lawns
  • Planting, hedging and pruning of trees and shrubs to a high standard
  • Mixing and decanting of chemicals, fertilizers and fuels
  • Weed, pest and disease control
  • Utilising a range of hand held and small engine equipment, such as a whipper snipper and hedger
  • General cleanliness and maintenance of all outdoor areas including pressure hosing
  • Overseeing contractors and ensuring their work is done to quality standards when required.
  • Plan and organise all required maintenance activities within areas of responsibility when required (such as tree work)

02/12/2019 $0 Western Suburbs 1 Trades & Services
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