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Native Landscape Maintenance

AUSTRALIAN ECOSYSTEMS - Melbourne, VIC

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Garden/Landscape Maintenance

Australian Ecosystems has a large landscape maintenance team, working on a wide range of projects across the Greater Melbourne region. We are looking for skilled maintenance staff to help us maintain landscapes from ecological restoration projects to sustainable urban communities.

  • Full time or casual roles are possible
  • Perfect work-life balance and plenty of room for career growth
  • Immediate Start with a passionate team that loves what they do.

Experience in the following areas are not essential but would be of great advantage:

  • Commercial, industrial and residential estates
  • Street scapes, Gardens, parks, and public open spaces
  • Waterways, wetlands and bushland areas

Roles and responsibilities may include:

  • Maintenance of turf, lawn, advanced trees, garden beds, playgrounds, rooftop gardens, community food gardens, and high-end landscapes
  • Maintenance of native vegetation
  • Slashing, broad-scale or spot spraying, brush cutting, edging, rubbish removal and general landscape maintenance
  • Monitoring and reporting on concrete, paving, structures, playgrounds, planters, timber beds
  • Effective use of a range of weed management techniques including chemical application with backpack spray or QuikSpray unit, mechanical removal (brush cutter, slasher, chainsaw, etc), woody weed control and manual weed removal
  • Safe work practices in accordance with the company management system and OH&S regulations

Important qualities for the successful execution of the position include

  • Formal trade qualification in landscape/horticulture and at least 3 years’ experience
  • Enthusiasm about sustainable design and ecological restoration
  • Hands-on practical understanding and experience in construction supervision and on-ground implementation of the formal landscape, civil works and horticultural projects
  • Good written and oral presentation and personal presentation
  • Honesty, self-motivation, the ability to work independently and a solid work ethic
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, consultative, facilitation, teamwork and negotiation skills and experience and ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge and experience in the implementation of OHS standards and requirements
  • Current driver’s license
  • Construction Industry Induction "White" card
  • Chemical User Certificate and ACUP
  • Competence with mechanical equipment such as "brush cutters", planting drills, mowers, etc