5-STAR LANDSCAPES…

ROCK STAR TEAM

Join the team

5-star landscapes don’t happen on their own…

They are a result of years of experience brought forth by virtuoso team members. Talented designers, methodical planners, inspiring lead performers and skilled crews all come together to give it their all.

We are on the hunt for the industry’s top players — rookies and MVPs alike. Scroll down and see if you have what it takes to make the cut.

Your best for the audience. Every day.

Every day our team works hard. Sometimes through the toughest of elements: scorching heat, pouring rain, howling winds. But why? Because we love our clients. We may be a rock star team, but we are not afraid to get dirty for our clients. All we do we do for them. They give us the stage. They give us the challenge. We just do what we do best.

MIKE BARTELS Landscape Supervisor

No more dead-end gigs.

At Cedar Springs, you can choose from many career paths and work alongside Ontario’s top talent to develop your skills. Our entire team is given an all-access pass to many opportunities and resources to grow personally and professionally.

Industry Accolades

We don’t like to brag, but here is how the industry is celebrating our team’s work.

  • Great Place to Work Certified
  • CNLA Award
  • Best of Houzz
  • Landscape Ontario Award

Take a look backstage…

Behind the mud and sweat, there is always a smile. We like to think it's because we got our team’s back. And beyond a top-shelf pay, leading benefits and endless opportunities for growth — our team gets to celebrate wins together at our monthly BBQs, show off their skills at our golf tournaments and participate in many other exciting events.

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Hear it from the team…

  • I joined Cedar Springs as a part-time gardener, and in five years I've been able to grow into a full-time foreman position. Within my role, I am responsible for all the seasonal plantings, as well as supporting other crews with small and medium projects. Being a part of this team is fantastic! Everyone is friendly, supportive and willing to share their knowledge. As a result, I feel like there are always opportunities to learn new skills and continue to grow. — MEGAN WILLIAMS, Gardener / Horticultural Specialist
  • I joined Cedar Springs as a labourer on a landscape crew and over a few years, I was trained to lead an entire job site. The culture at Cedar Springs is one that heavily values customer care and relationships, personal character and discipline, and striving for excellence in all areas of our work. It's a positive, pro-active work environment, filled with great employees who share the same passion for excellence. — MYLES GARDNER, Landscape Foreman
  • I've spent most of my career working for Cedar Springs, and I still look forward to work every morning! The complexity of jobs continues to evolve, forcing us to keep growing and learning new methods and techniques to do our job better. Working outside and doing physical work, for me, is also a huge plus. There is nothing better than getting paid to learn and grow outdoors! — MIKE BARTELS, Landscape Supervisor
  • As a landscape designer, I get to work on projects that bring two of my passions together: design and nature. What I love about it the most is that every day I am blessed with the opportunity to grow alongside some of the most renowned industry veterans at a company that genuinely cares for their employees. — ADRIAN HORDYK, Landscape Designer

Make it big in landscaping with…

  • Overtime
  • Leading health benefits
  • Matched RRSP contributions
  • Bonus Incentives
  • Defined career paths
  • Access to the latest gear and company vehicles
  • Winter shift premiums

Don’t see your position?

We are always scouting for the best talent to join the team, and the best performers make the cut. If you don’t see your position listed, send us your resume, and if you have what it takes, we will show you around our studio and have a coffee to discuss what you can bring to our all-star team.

Cedar Springs Landscape Group Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Read more ›

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Landscape Construction Career Path

Team Member

Team Member

Team Members play a key role in supporting our construction team. Tasks include preparing job sites, operating equipment, installing hardscaping, planting, laying sod and transporting materials on- and off-site. This position allows you to learn about the many aspects of landscape construction.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Excellent stamina
  • Shows up on time every day
  • No experience required, training will be provided
  • Able to follow instructions from superiors
Education:
  • On-job
Experience:
  • 0 years
Benefits:
  • Benefits are effective after one consecutive year with the company
Apply
Apprentice

Apprentice

Apprentices participate in all of the day-to-day tasks required to complete landscape projects — while getting an education at the same time. Approximately 80% of your training will happen on-the-job, with the other 20% completed in school over two 12-week winter semesters. You'll use the skills you learn directly on-site as well as to teach other team members.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Attend school for two 12-week semesters
  • Participate in day-to-day tasks on job site
  • Put the things learned in school into action on-site
  • Excellent stamina
  • Shows up on time everyday
Education:
  • In-school training / On-job
Certificates:
  • A-Level License
Experience:
  • 2 years
Benefits:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
Apply
Landscape Lead Hand

Landscape Lead Hand

As you mature and grow in your role, the next step up is the Lead Hand position. On top of installing landscapes, Lead Hands also oversee a group of workers assigned to them — making sure that their team carries out their work technically, ethically and in a timely manner.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Oversees & delegates work on-site
  • Able to work all equipment and tools required on a landscape project
  • Positive attitude
  • Motivator
  • Upholds company core values and standards
Education:
  • On-job
Certificates:
  • A-Level License
Experience:
  • 1 year
Benefits:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
Apply
Junior Foreman

Junior Foreman

As the growing leader of the job site, you need extensive on-site experience to be a Junior Foreman. A large part of your role will be training and supervising team members, teaching them and ensuring their work is up to company standard — always striving to improve your team's efficiency. Tasks include coordinating work-flow on-site and communicating production goals with crew members, senior foremen and clients.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Training & overseeing work done by Team Members
  • Direct activities on job site and coordinate the workflow and what needs to be done that day
  • Ability to delegate responsibilities and give detailed instructions to team members to uphold high-quality work
  • Patient personality
  • Extensive on-site experience with all tools and equipment
  • Reports to the Landscape Foreman
Education:
  • On-job
Certificates:
  • A-Level License
Experience:
  • 4 years
Benefits:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
Apply
Landscape Foreman

Landscape Foreman

As a Landscape Foreman, you'll work closely with the Project Manager to make sure every project is delivered on-time and on-budget. You must have an eye for details in this critical role. Tasks include submitting timesheets, monitoring crew activities and keeping track of materials used.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Works alongside Project Manager
  • Able to coach and train Team Members
  • Proficient in all landscape programs used by Cedar Springs Landscape Group
Education:
  • On-job
Certificates:
  • A-Level License
Experience:
  • 5 years
Benefits:
  • Phone
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
Apply
Project Supervisor

Project Supervisor

The project supervisor works alongside project managers to plan projects and outline needed resources. A person in this role assigns internal team members to projects, hires, and organizes subcontractors as per job requirements and runs the field side of projects. The project supervisor also evaluates performance of the team to maximize efficiency and ensures projects are completed on budget. They tend to supervise site crews who work on different components of a given project and organize the short term schedule about three weeks in advance.

Expectations:
  • Construction experience: Good knowledge and command of construction process in all aspects of landscape construction, carpentry, masonry, softscape, and pools
  • Great communication skills: Able to communicate effectively with designers, project managers, construction workers, and subcontractors
  • Maintains worksite quality, speed, and morale
  • Good estimation of costs
  • Knowledge and understanding of overall project budget
  • Maintains crew schedule and is deeply involved in scheduling process
  • Trustworthy and demonstrates where their needs lie each day
  • Demonstrates ability to plan before and after work day
  • Passionate about the company's vision and success
  • Consistent track record of developing lead hands and foremen
  • Ability to work alongside and delegate work
  • Consistently displays the brand of the company and holds others accountable
  • Coordinate site layout, direct equipment and material deliveries, and organized subcontractor timetables
  • Demonstrates ability to accurately record and submit information between field and office
Education:
  • On-the-job construction experience
Experience:

10+ years

Benefits:

Benefits, RRSP Plan and Incentive Program are also offered to full time staff.

Apply
Project Manager

Project Manager

Project Managers oversee every landscape construction project from design to completion. In this role, you must understand what goes into every aspect of landscape construction — from hardscaping to softscaping and even specialized trades such as carpentry. Other key qualities include excelling at multi-tasking, having a high level of detail, executing tasks on-time — and being a great teacher to foremen, team members and other subcontractors involved in projects. Effective communication with designers, clients, sales consultants, suppliers, and co-workers is crucial.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Schedules subcontractors
  • Sets goals for the crew weekly
  • Order specialty items (appliances, lighting, etc.)
  • Coordinates with suppliers for hardscape & softscape materials
  • Tracks extras and change orders made by the client throughout the duration of the project
  • Assists with technical aspects of projects by problem-solving when issues arise
  • Keeps the client updated on the status of their project
  • Makes changes to company schedule
  • Communicates with foreman daily
Education:
  • Many years of on-the-job experience
Experience:
  • 10 years
Benefits:
  • Company vehicle
  • Phone
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
Apply

Stone Masonry Career Path

Team Member

Team Member

Team Members play a key role in supporting our masonry crews. Tasks include mixing mortar, cutting brick & stone, supplying masons with products & materials and maintaining a clean and safe worksite. This is a great position for anyone who wants to learn the different aspects of masonry.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Mixing mortar
  • Cutting brick & stone
  • Supplying mason with product and materials
  • Maintaining a clean and safe worksite
Education:
  • On-job
Experience:
  • 0 years
Apply
Apprentice

Apprentice

Apprentices participate in all of the day-to-day tasks required to complete masonry projects — while getting an education at the same time. Approximately 80% of your training will happen on-the-job, with the other 20% completed in school over two 12-week winter semesters. You'll use the skills you learn directly on-site as well as to teach other team members.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Attends school for two 12-week semesters
  • Participates in day-to-day tasks on jobsite
  • Puts the things learned in school into action on-site
  • Excellent stamina
  • Shows up on time everyday
Education:
  • In-school training / On-job
Experience:
  • 2 years
Benefits:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
Apply
Masonry Lead Hand

Masonry Lead Hand

As you mature and grow in your role, the next step up is the Lead Hand position. On top of installing landscapes, Masonry Lead Hands also oversee a group of workers assigned to them — making sure that their team carries out their work technically, ethically and in a timely manner.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Overseeing a group of masonry team members
  • Installation of brick & stone
  • In the absence of a foreman, assisting with management roles
Education:
  • On-job
Experience:
  • 1 year
Benefits:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
Apply
Masonry Foreman

Masonry Foreman

The Masonry Foreman works closely with the Project Manager to make sure every masonry project is delivered on-time and on-budget. You must have an eye for details in this critical role. Tasks include submitting timesheets, monitoring crew activities and keeping track of materials used.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Works closely with project managers and masonry supervisor to ensure proper installation of masonry projects
  • Responsible for ensuring projects are carried out in a timely, technical, and safe manner
  • Proficient user of all Cedar Springs programs (LMN, Buildertrend, Excel)
  • Upholds company core values at all times
  • Able to train/coach
Education:
  • On-job
Experience:
  • 4 years
Benefits:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
  • Phone
Apply
Project Supervisor

Project Supervisor

The project supervisor works alongside project managers to plan projects and outline needed resources. A person in this role assigns internal team members to projects, hires, and organizes subcontractors as per job requirements and runs the field side of projects. The project supervisor also evaluates performance of the team to maximize efficiency and ensures projects are completed on budget. They tend to supervise site crews who work on different components of a given project and organize the short term schedule about three weeks in advance.

Expectations:
  • Construction experience: Good knowledge and command of construction process in all aspects of landscape construction, carpentry, masonry, softscape, and pools
  • Great communication skills: Able to communicate effectively with designers, project managers, construction workers, and subcontractors
  • Maintains worksite quality, speed, and morale
  • Good estimation of costs
  • Knowledge and understanding of overall project budget
  • Maintains crew schedule and is deeply involved in scheduling process
  • Trustworthy and demonstrates where their needs lie each day
  • Demonstrates ability to plan before and after work day
  • Passionate about the company's vision and success
  • Consistent track record of developing lead hands and foremen
  • Ability to work alongside and delegate work
  • Consistently displays the brand of the company and holds others accountable
  • Coordinate site layout, direct equipment and material deliveries, and organized subcontractor timetables
  • Demonstrates ability to accurately record and submit information between field and office
Education:
  • On-the-job experience
Experience:

10+ years

Benefits:

Benefits, RRSP Plan and Incentive Program are also offered to full time staff.

Apply
Project Manager

Project Manager

Project Managers oversee every landscape construction project from design to completion. In this role, you must understand what goes into every aspect of landscape construction — from hardscaping to softscaping and even specialized trades such as carpentry. Other key qualities include excelling at multi-tasking, having a high level of detail, executing tasks on-time — and being a great teacher to foremen, team members and other subcontractors involved in projects. Effective communication with designers, clients, sales consultants, suppliers, and co-workers is crucial.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Schedules subcontractors
  • Sets goals for the crew weekly
  • Order specialty items (appliances, lighting, etc.)
  • Coordinates with suppliers for hardscape & softscape materials
  • Tracks extras and change orders made by the client throughout the duration of the project
  • Assists with technical aspects of projects by problem-solving when issues arise
  • Keeps the client updated on the status of their project
  • Makes changes to company schedule
  • Communicates with foreman daily
Education:
  • Many years of on-the-job experience
Experience:
  • 10 years
Benefits:
  • Company vehicle
  • Phone
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
Apply

Carpentry Career Path

Team Member

Team Member

Team Members play a key role in supporting our carpentry crews. Tasks include cutting & measuring materials, using various power tools, framing, and finishing & installing wooden structures. This is a great position for anyone who wants to learn the different aspects of carpentry.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Cuts & measures materials
  • Uses various power tools
  • Framing
  • Finishing
  • Installing wooden structures
Education:
  • On-job
Experience:
  • 0 years
Benefits:
  • Benefits are effective after one consecutive year with the company
Apply
Apprentice

Apprentice

Apprentices participate in all of the day-to-day tasks required to complete carpentry projects — while getting an education at the same time. Approximately 80% of your training will happen on-the-job, with the other 20% completed in school over two 12-week winter semesters. You'll use the skills you learn directly on-site as well as to teach other team members.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Attends school for two 12-week semesters
  • Participates in day-to-day tasks on job site
  • Puts the things learned in school into action on-site
  • Excellent stamina
  • Shows up on time every day
Education:
  • In-school training / On-job
Experience:
  • 2 years
Benefits:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
Apply
Carpentry Lead Hand

Carpentry Lead Hand

As you mature and grow in your role, the next step up is the Lead Hand position. On top of carpentry, Lead Hands also oversee a group of workers assigned to them — making sure that their team carries out their work technically, ethically and in a timely manner.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Oversees a group of carpentry workers
  • Installing wooden structures
Education:
  • On-job
Experience:
  • 1 years
Benefits:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
Apply
Carpentry Foreman

Carpentry Foreman

Carpentry Foremen work closely with the Project Manager to make sure every carpentry project is delivered on-time and on-budget. You must have an eye for details in this critical role. Tasks include submitting timesheets, monitoring crew activities and keeping track of materials used.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Work closely with project managers and carpentry supervisor to ensure proper installation of carpentry projects
  • Responsible for ensuring projects are carried out in a timely, technical, and safe manner
  • Proficient user of all Cedar Springs programs (LMN, Buildertrend, Excel)
  • Upholds company core values at all times
  • Able to train & coach
Education:
  • On-job
Experience:
  • 4 years
Benefits:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
  • Phone
Apply
Project Supervisor

Project Supervisor

The project supervisor works alongside project managers to plan projects and outline needed resources. A person in this role assigns internal team members to projects, hires, and organizes subcontractors as per job requirements and runs the field side of projects. The project supervisor also evaluates performance of the team to maximize efficiency and ensures projects are completed on budget. They tend to supervise site crews who work on different components of a given project and organize the short term schedule about three weeks in advance.

Expectations:
  • Construction experience: Good knowledge and command of construction process in all aspects of landscape construction, carpentry, masonry, softscape, and pools
  • Great communication skills: Able to communicate effectively with designers, project managers, construction workers, and subcontractors
  • Maintains worksite quality, speed, and morale
  • Good estimation of costs
  • Knowledge and understanding of overall project budget
  • Maintains crew schedule and is deeply involved in scheduling process
  • Trustworthy and demonstrates where their needs lie each day
  • Demonstrates ability to plan before and after work day
  • Passionate about the company's vision and success
  • Consistent track record of developing lead hands and foremen
  • Ability to work alongside and delegate work
  • Consistently displays the brand of the company and holds others accountable
  • Coordinate site layout, direct equipment and material deliveries, and organized subcontractor timetables
  • Demonstrates ability to accurately record and submit information between field and office
Education:
  • On-the-job construction experience
Experience:

10+ years

Benefits:

Benefits, RRSP Plan and Incentive Program are also offered to full time staff.

Apply
Project Manager

Project Manager

Project Managers oversee every landscape construction project from design to completion. In this role, you must understand what goes into every aspect of landscape construction — from hardscaping to softscaping and even specialized trades such as carpentry. Other key qualities include excelling at multi-tasking, having a high level of detail, executing tasks on-time — and being a great teacher to foremen, team members and other subcontractors involved in projects. Effective communication with designers, clients, sales consultants, suppliers, and co-workers is crucial.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Schedules subcontractors
  • Sets goals for the crew weekly
  • Order specialty items (appliances, lighting, etc.)
  • Coordinates with suppliers for hardscape & softscape materials
  • Tracks extras and change orders made by the client throughout the duration of the project
  • Assists with technical aspects of projects by problem-solving when issues arise
  • Keeps the client updated on the status of their project
  • Makes changes to company schedule
  • Communicates with foreman daily
Education:
  • Many years of on-the-job experience
Experience:
  • 10 years
Benefits:
  • Company vehicle
  • Phone
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
Apply

Landscape Maintenance Career Path

Team Member

Team Member

As a Maintenance Team Member, you must have a love for the outdoors. Each and every day, your senses will be heightened as you enter pleasant outdoor environments at our residential clients' homes — keeping them looking attractive, orderly and healthy. You will learn a lot about horticulture, maintenance efficiency and the plants & trees themselves! Typical tasks include grass cutting, leaf clean-ups, trimming, pruning and other tasks that a client may ask for.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • When trained, operate various tools and equipment, including blowers, trimmers, mowers, pruners, hand tools, etc.
  • Gardening of beds and mowing of lawns
  • Loads and unloads materials, tools, and equipment required to complete daily tasks
  • Transports materials using wheelbarrows, carts, buckets, and hand lifting/carrying
  • Wears appropriate personal protective equipment at all times
  • Complies with all company policies and regulations
  • Works in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations
  • Cleans, tidies and ensure job sites, trucks, equipment are kept clean and sparkling
Education:
  • On-job
Experience:
  • 0 years
Benefits:
  • Benefits are effective after one consecutive year with the company
Apply
Apprentice

Apprentice

Apprentices participate in all of the day-to-day tasks required to complete landscape projects — while getting an education at the same time. Approximately 80% of your training will happen on-the-job, with the other 20% completed in school over two 12-week winter semesters. You'll use the skills you learn directly on-site as well as to teach other team members.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Attend school for two 12-week semesters
  • Participate in day-to-day tasks on job site
  • Put the things learned in school into action on-site
  • Excellent stamina
  • Shows up on time every day
Education:
  • In-school Training/ On-job
Experience:
  • 2 years
Benefits:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
Apply
Crew Lead Hand

Crew Lead Hand

As you mature and grow in your role, the next step up is the Lead Hand position. On top of daily maintenance, Lead Hands also oversee a group of workers assigned to them — making sure that their team carries out their work technically, ethically and in a timely manner.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Oversees & delegates work on-site
  • Ability to work all equipment and tools required on a landscape project
  • Positive attitude
  • Motivator
  • Upholds company core values and standards
Education:
  • On-job
Experience:
  • 1 year
Benefits:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
Apply
Crew Foreman

Crew Foreman

Crew Foremen work closely with the Operations Manager to make sure every maintenance job is delivered on-time and on-budget. You must have an eye for details in this critical role. Tasks include submitting timesheets, monitoring crew activities and keeping track of materials used.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Training & Overseeing work done by Team Members
  • Directs activities on job site and coordinates the work flow and what needs to be done that day
  • Able to delegate responsibilities and give detailed instructions to team members to uphold high-quality work
  • Patient personality
  • Extensive on-site experience with all tools and equipment
  • Reports to the Operations Manager
Education:
  • On-job
Experience:
  • 4 years
Benefits:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
  • Phone
Apply
Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Operation Managers oversee all maintenance crews and make sure every employee knows their duties, routes and safety protocols. You'll be responsible for all crews, solving problems as they arise and helping with the training of new employees. Extensive horticulture knowledge and an ability to train and delegate is crucial. Key skills include organization, attention to detail, scheduling and time management.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Works alongside Account Manager
  • Ability to coach and train Team Members
  • Proficient in all landscape programs used by Cedar Springs Landscape Group
Experience:
  • 5 years
Apply
Account Manager

Account Manager

Account Managers are the bridge between our crews and our maintenance clients, and are crucial to the growth and expansion of the maintenance side of Cedar Springs. Tasks include approving timesheets, finding opportunities for new contracts, scheduling new maintenance projects and creating documentation for smooth operations.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Maintaining long-term, loyal client relationships with a goal of 100% retention
  • Performing site walk evaluations and meetings with customers
  • Managing crews for quality control
  • Preparing and presenting landscape enhancement ideas to existing clients
  • Managing budgets and labour hours
Education:
  • On-job
Experience:
  • 10 years
Benefits:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
  • Phone
Apply

Specialized Trades Career Path

Electrician

Electrician

Electricians at Cedar Springs are responsible for the safe and proficient operation of any electrical systems installed with a landscape. Tasks include installing wiring, outlets, switches, light fixtures, fans, LED landscape lighting and security lighting.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
Education:
  • Licensed
Apply
Landscape Lighting

Landscape Lighting

As a Landscape Lighting Technician, you'll work with our team to install, service and repair lighting systems. Other tasks include the cross-selling of new products, add-ons and upgrades.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
Education:
  • On-job
Apply
Painting

Painting

Painters are responsible for carefully adding colour and tints to select elements of Cedar Springs' landscapes. Painters need to have patience and an incredible attention to detail.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
Education:
  • On-job
Apply
Trucking

Trucking

Truckers are responsible for delivering materials and equipment to and from job sites. You'll drive and safely operate heavy trucks with air brakes and trailers. An AZ license is required.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
Education:
  • On-job
Certificates:
  • AZ Level License
Benefits:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
Apply
Fleet Mechanic

Fleet Mechanic

Working in tandem with our Operations team, the Fleet Mechanic performs scheduled preventative maintenance and necessary repairs to Cedar Springs’ fleet trucks (light and heavy), trailers, skid steers, loaders and excavators. You'll also facilitate getting equipment on the road safely and to appropriate MTO standards each day. Breakdowns of equipment may also require occasional mobile servicing.

Expectations:
  • Maintains and repairs fleet equipment and performs preventative maintenance
  • Diagnoses vehicle failures and disassembles, repairs and reassembles quickly and efficiently
  • Helps to cut out waste in repairs & breakdowns by setting up a proactive service approach
  • Completes all necessary supporting documents, including vehicle records
  • Maintains cleanliness in areas of workshop and tools
  • Inspects records of daily checklist (pre-trip inspections)
  • Able to learn software and complete clerical work and paperwork accurately
  • Orders of stock materials, parts, inventory
  • Follows the direction of Operations & General Manager
  • Assists with purchase decisions of vehicles and equipment
Education:
  • Mechanic experience on light and heavy equipment
  • Lift, push and pull a minimum of 50 lbs repeatedly
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to be “on-call” during breakdowns and seasonal needs (ie. Snow events)
Benefits:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Uniform
Apply
Small Engines Mechanic

Small Engines Mechanic

Small Engines Mechanics are highly technical people. In this role, you'll repair vehicles and power equipment such as lawnmowers, weedeaters and edgers. You'll also perform routine maintenance such as cleaning, oiling of parts and ignition systems tuning. Other tasks include testing and inspecting engines, locating missing or broken parts, recording repairs made and reassembling engines.

Expectations:
  • Valid Driver's License
Education:
  • Licensed
Apply

Snow & Ice Management Career Path

Handcrew Team Member

Handcrew Team Member

During the winter months, our hand crew snow operations team handles the important task of timely service as it relates to hand shovelling and clearing of client sidewalks, entrances, walkways, and common areas during winter snow events. Without committed help, our snow operations would not be able to deliver excellent service in this respect. Each team member must be understanding of our company’s goals and committed to the below expectations to be successful.

Goals: - Give Quality Service - Clear walkways to ensure completely free of snow and ice - Respectful of Client Property - Working in a considerate manner around vehicles, furniture, other articles near homes, buildings, landscape - Professionalism - Consistent and deliberate work ethic - Image and Actions reflect Cedar Springs’ brand

Expectations:
  • Physically fit
  • Demonstrates consistent approach to being on time, ready to work
  • Demonstrates competence (after training from foreman) in safe operation and standard of required tools and equipment, including by not limited to: shovels, blowers, buckets for salting, ice melter, and bulk salt
  • Understand basic fuelling procedure of equipment/tools
  • On-call ability from December 1 – March 30
  • Able to follow instructions and carry out tasks to completion
  • Demonstrates ability to stay focused, positive and energized for shifts that extend 8+ hours/overnight
  • Ability to arrange own transportation to yard (or site) and home end of shift
  • Wears proper safety work boots and company PPE when required
  • Respectful toward foreman and other crew members,
  • Demonstrates respect for company tools/equipment/property/facilities
  • Wears uniform to company standard
  • Able to resist using cell phone during work hours (excluding break times)
  • Understands policy of no smoking or vaping in company vehicles or on client sites
Education:

None required – training provided on the job.

Experience:

No experience necessary.

Benefits:

Benefits, RRSP Plan and Incentive Program are also offered to full time staff.

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Handcrew Leader

Handcrew Leader

Crew Leaders are responsible to direct and manage a small team of staff (1-3 people) in the efficient clearing and de-icing of driveways, sidewalks, walkways, steps, etc. A route list is assigned to various sites in Cedar Springs service areas, for which you will remain responsible throughout the entire winter. You will also be responsible to perform support tasks such as basic troubleshooting and equipment maintenance, loading/unloading trucks and safely driving truck and trailer in wintery conditions. This position requires the crew leader to work on an on-call basis with irregular hours, often overnight, so an open schedule is a must. Successful crew leaders are available and committed to work on very short notice, at all times of the day and night, as dictated by the weather and operational response requirements.

Expectations:
  • Physically fit
  • Demonstrates consistent approach to being on time, ready to work for every storm event
  • Demonstrates competence in identification and basic knowledge of required tools and equipment, including snow blowers, shovels, loading/securing equipment
  • Understand fuelling procedure & basics
  • Team player, willing to assist others and work with many different staff in a positive manner
  • On-Call ability December 1 – March 30
  • Demonstrates ability to stay focused, positive and energized for shifts that extend 8+ hours/overnight
  • G-level license, Clean Driver’s Abstract
  • Excellent winter driving abilities
  • Good verbal and written interpersonal communication skills
  • Operate dump or pickup truck often attached to a trailer with salt/de-icer loaded
  • Directly responsible for all snow clearing operations at list of assigned sites
  • Manage small team of to successfully complete all assigned work
  • Working Cell Phone with Data, and knowledge of simple company technology (LMN, Google Maps)
Education:
  • No prerequisite training required. On-the-job training will be provided for how to correctly apply salt, ice melter, how and where to pile snow, correct techniques for shovelling, and how to do so safely.
  • In-class training course covering operations, safety, and load-up procedures with our snow operations team will occur prior to snow season
Experience:
  • 1+ year of hand shovelling experience
Benefits:

Benefits, RRSP Plan and Incentive Program are also offered to full time staff.

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Hand Crew Supervisor

Hand Crew Supervisor

This leadership position during the winter season is a middle management role whereby this supervisor plans, oversees and supports a large staff who perform the timely and important service work of hand clearing/hand salting operations. This leader is a person who has earned respect and maintains excellent rapport with their peers. A leading supervisor during this season is accessible, organized, one who communicates well and has demonstrated the ability to maintain a calm disposition. During a storm event they are assisting crews and checking in with area crew leaders to ensure they don’t fall behind and are well supported. When crews must be shuffled or moved, the hand crew supervisor will work with the operations manager to make timely decisions and communicate that to the team.

Expectations:
  • Ability to work long hours and be available at home or in the shop during the winter months
  • Demonstrates consistent approach to being on time, ready to work for every storm event
  • Demonstrates competence in how to plan and execute work, preparing crew leaders in order to be successful
  • Team player, willing to assist others and work with many different staff in a positive manner
  • On-call ability from December 1 – March 30
  • Able to respond to many texts, calls and emails about when work will be happening, what is the plan, who am I working with, can I have time off, etc.
  • Calm demeanour and has demonstrated the ability of showing the company core values in the past and present.
  • Detailed and Able to record excellent notes, history of events and staffing.
  • LMN expert and key part of approving timesheets
Experience:
  • 5+ years
Benefits:

Benefits, RRSP Plan and Incentive Program are also offered to full time staff.

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UTV/SSV/Sidewalk Tractor Operator

UTV/SSV/Sidewalk Tractor Operator

This position within our snow operations exists to take a lot of the heavy shovelling from our hand crews, who work through major snowstorms to clear every sidewalk, walkway, and door entrance for our clients. Investing in equipment such as a UTV or a sidewalk tractor gives us the opportunity to clear more surface area without exhausting our valuable hand crews. As an operator, we expect that this person will be detail-oriented, an excellent communicator with crews working around them, and with the plow operators in their area. Ensuring all walks are cleared and salted is a main priority for this operator to minimize slips & falls and maintain overall safety at each property.

Expectations:
  • Ability to work long hours and be available at home or in the shop during the winter months
  • Demonstrates consistent approach to being on time, ready to work for every storm event
  • Demonstrates competence in how to plan and execute work, preparing area supervisors and hand crews for the work ahead
  • Team player, willing to assist others and work with different crews in a positive manner
  • On-call ability December 1 – March 30
  • Detailed and able to record excellent notes on LMN
  • Competent on LMN and able to record all events that occurred
  • Works in unison with plow operators and hand crews to ensure no areas are missed and every sidewalk is cleared with perfection
  • Able to complete pre-trip inspections and other company related documentation
  • Strong communication skills
  • Takes excellent care of equipment, attachments, and notes any/all service required to assigned machine
Education:

Equipment Training: 1 year (required) Snow Removal: 1 year (required)

Experience:

1 year+

Benefits:

Benefits, RRSP Plan and Incentive Program are also offered to full time staff.

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Salt Truck Operator/Monitor

Salt Truck Operator/Monitor

Winter services rely on the steady, consistent, and detailed efforts of nighttime monitoring and salt truck operators. Outside of storm events, properties need to be attended to and cared for. Thorough detailed notes about weather conditions, property condition reports and how/when salting applications or services are provided, as data is upkept in terms of winter liability reporting. Mitigating ice buildup and potential slips on client properties is the key focus of this role to keep client properties safe. During snow/ice events, monitors/ salters are actively working through a route list in a time-sensitive window so properties are salted, and ice can be actively treated. They respond to service call urgency when prioritized by salting manager in priority sequence.

Expectations:
  • Ability to work long hours and be available at home or in the shop during the winter months
  • Demonstrates consistent approach to being on time, ready to work for every storm event
  • Demonstrates competence in how to plan and execute work, preparing crew leaders to be successful
  • Team player, willing to assist others and work with many different staff in a positive manner
  • On-Call ability December 1 – March 30
  • Able to respond to many texts, calls and emails about when work will be happening, what is the plan, who am I working with, can I have time off, etc.
  • Calm demeanor, has demonstrated the ability of showing the company core values in the past and present
  • Detailed and able to record excellent notes, history of events and staffing.
  • LMN expert and key part of approving timesheets
  • Attends and participates enthusiastically to equipment and process training meetings
Experience:

1 year of snow experience

Benefits:

Benefits, RRSP Plan and Incentive Program are also offered to full time staff.

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Plow Truck/Machine Operator

Plow Truck/Machine Operator

Successful snow/ice operations rely on the steady, consistent, and detailed efforts of skilled operators who remove snow in skid steers, tractors or payloaders. Safely and effectively removing snow in a timely fashion is key to a successful clearing effort. Accessing tight spaces, piling snow, and facilitating material removals from sites are all key skills tenured staff conduct every snow shift. Working together with hand crews and other plow equipment, the large equipment operator makes clearing a lot easier with versatility and having an eye for how to assist getting the job of removing snow expediently.

Expectations:
  • Ability to work long hours and be available at home or in the shop during the winter months
  • Demonstrates consistent approach to being on time, ready to work for every storm event
  • Demonstrates competence in how to plan and execute work, preparing crew leaders to be successful
  • Interested in LEAN approach to saving time loading/unloading so crews can be productive
  • Team player, willing to assist others and work with many different staff in a positive manner
  • On-Call ability December 1 – March 30
  • Detailed and able to record excellent notes, history of events and staffing.
  • LMN expert and key part of approving timesheets
  • Able to complete pre-trip inspections and other company related documentation
  • Strong communication skills
  • Takes excellent care of equipment, attachments, and notes any/all service required to assigned machine
Experience:
  • Minimum of 2 years operating various pieces of equipment (tractors, skid steers, and loaders in winter or green season)
  • Previous experience clearing snow in industrial, commercial, and residential settings (roadways, parking lots, and driveways)
  • Working mechanical knowledge of equipment is a strong asset
Benefits:

Benefits, RRSP Plan and Incentive Program are also offered to full time staff.

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Area Supervisor

Area Supervisor

The role of an area supervisor is crucial to the snow operation at Cedar Springs Landscape Group. The people placed in this position are responsible for the timely snow removal and salting of the area assigned to them. With the help of the operations managers, they come up with a plan to execute for the upcoming event. The area supervisor makes sure operations managers are kept in the loop, are aware of any accidents/incidents that may have occurred and call for additional operators/hand crews when needed. People placed in this role are willing to learn, demonstrate initiative, and can make decisions based on sound judgement. The area supervisor will be able to safely operate a skid steer/plow truck, yet be available for any questions, vehicle defects, breakdowns, or questions that other crew members may have.

Expectations:
  • Complies with all company policies and regulations
  • At least one year of supervisory experience, preferably in a landscape/snow removal setting
  • Valid G driver's license
  • Access to a smart phone and able to take detailed notes on LMN
  • Ability to work long hours and be available at home or in the shop during the winter months
  • Demonstrates consistent approach to being on time, ready to work for every storm event
  • Demonstrates competence in how to plan and execute work, preparing crew leaders to be successful
  • On-Call ability December 1 – March 30
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to safely operate a skid steer, plow truck, and salter
Experience:
  • Minimum of 3 years operating various pieces of equipment (tractors, skid steers, and loaders in winter or green season)
  • Working mechanical knowledge of equipment is a strong asset
  • Previous experience clearing snow in industrial, commercial, and residential settings (roadways, parking lots, and driveways)
Benefits:

Benefits, RRSP Plan and Incentive Program are also offered to full time staff.

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Account Management

Account Management

The Account Management plays a key role in the administrative tasks and behind the scenes work of making the snow operations run smoothly. This person is responsible for ensuring LMN is up to date for all our crews, analyzing historical data in depth to increase efficiency, and assisting in our snow operations with any and all administrative tasks that may arise.

Expectations:
  • Approving LMN timesheets on a daily basis
  • Creating efficient routes for salters, plows, hand crews, etc.
  • Assists in the administrative tasks related to snow tenders and bids
  • Renewing all snow contracts in LMN with new year and double checking route maps and pile zones
  • Overall analysis and data collection as it relates to the snow side of business
  • Meetings with snow team to discuss equipment, routes, missing links, inefficiencies
  • Client account management
  • Billing for extra services
  • Creating site maps to upload to LMN
  • Extensive knowledge of LMN and all the reports that can be pulled to analyze data
  • Whip-Around set-up and inquiries
  • Legal (sending certificate of insurance and WSIB to our clients for their records)
  • Sending emails to residential and commercial clients regarding upcoming storms and sharing with them our plan of action
Education:
  • On-the-job training
Experience:
  • 1+ years in snow administration
Benefits:

Benefits, RRSP Plan and Incentive Program are offered to full time staff.

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Snow Operations Manager

Snow Operations Manager

The Operations Manager is primarily responsible for the management and direction of associated departments with regards to all snow operations. Watching the weather evolve and change, updating employees through various WhatsApp groups on the snow plan for a potential storm, and planning start times/routes all falls under the responsibility of the Ops manager. Plow operators, hand crew leaders, and the hand crew supervisor report to the operations manager to ensure every property is serviced in a timely fashion. Operations manager also handles client relations with regards to requests, complaints, or any other matters that property managers and owners may inquire about. In addition, the operations manager is also aware of fleet available for snow operations and communicating with the team and mechanic to request, repair, reduce or increase fleet vehicles and equipment.

Expectations:
  • Meet with personnel for feedback, skill review and career path development plans in snow. Provide recommendations to management on employee compensation and development
  • Manage crew teams/pairings and work schedule, review employee time submissions for approval
  • Responsible to be aware of fleet available for operations. Communicating with team and liaising with Mechanic to request, repair, reduce or increase fleet vehicles and equipment.
  • On-Call ability December 1 – March 30
  • Able to safely operate a skid steer, plow truck, and salter
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work long hours and be available at home or in the shop during the winter months
  • LMN expert and key part of approving timesheets
  • Approachable for employees, crew leaders, and supervisors to share issues, conflicts, and areas for concern
Experience:
  • 10+ years of experience in Snow/Ice management
Benefits:

Benefits, RRSP Plan and Incentive Program are also offered to full time staff.

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