ABOUT ECO-YARDS

Eco-yards is a growing eco-friendly residential landscaping company in Calgary, Alberta. We specialize in design and installation of low-maintenance, sustainable landscapes. Our chemical-free practices provide safe, healthy spaces for children, pets, and everyone else to play.

WE have our crew for 2017.

 

 

Send in your resume if you are interested in working casually- we may need more help. And check again next February to become part of our regular crew.

 

WORKING AT ECO-YARDS

The Eco-yards crew is made up of people respect the earth and each other. We also love beautifying spaces and take pride in each task and job completed. As individuals who take direction well and pay close attention to detail we are able to ensure that each project is completed to the Eco-yards standard. We like to work hard and get dirty, but most importantly we share a true sense of camaraderie and have fun throughout the season.

Our team takes on a variety of projects. We do everything from building rock rivers to installing paving stone and flagstone walkways. We do work on patios and retaining walls, as well as dis out sod and move soil and mulch.  Shovels and wheelbarrows are commonly used, so stamina, strength and good body mechanics are important. We plant and do some yard maintenance. We also apply compost tea to our clients yards 3 times per season (check out a video here). Each year we take on more and more projects with a permaculture focus. You’ll gain valuable experience in just about every service we provide to our clients.

Our season runs from approximately May to early November, and while we typically work Monday to Friday, occasional weekend work may be requested. We remain flexible in regards to start and end times throughout the season to accommodate hours of daylight, weather and workload.

At Eco-Yards we pay an above average wage because we like to make sure you’re well taken care of. Our goal is to recruit and retain people who will grow with us over the years. As an added incentive, we also offer a competitive health benefits package for returning staff.

 

Opportunity for Growth

We are also looking longer term for an Operations Manager. This person would start as a Labourer or Supervisor and work into the Operations Manager position.

A crew member for the last few years says this:  Working at Eco-Yards has been a very positive and rewarding experience for me. I have learned a great deal about native plants and how they can play a role in making beautiful spaces. I have also benefited from working on exceptional designs with truly amazing people. At Eco-Yards, the well-being of the clients and the staff are highly prioritized, and open communication is encouraged. If you are looking for a company that will encourage personal growth, working in a team, and helping people create spaces that add vitality and life to their neighbourhoods, Eco-Yards is a great choice.”  John Bailey

STARTING WAGE $17/hour REQUIREMENTS • MUST have physical labour experience, preferably in Gardening or landscaping. Applicants will only be considered if they have this experience. • Good physical health • Ability to be flexible with tasks and hours • Strong communication skills • Clean Class 5 driver’s license and vehicle OR ability to get to job sites • Horticulture training considered a bonus

TO APPLY Email resume and cover letter in PDF format to operations@eco-yards.com

STARTING WAGE Commensurate with experience REQUIREMENTS • Supervisor/management experience • Strong verbal and written communication and comprehension • Strong attention to detail • Good physical health • Ability to be flexible with tasks and hours • Gardening and/or landscaping experience • Clean Class 5 driver’s license and vehicle and at least 1 year insurance history • Horticulture training considered a bonus

TO APPLY Email resume and cover letter in PDF format by March 9 to operations@eco-yards.com.

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