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 are hiring again for 2018.

 

 

We need more workers for our 2018 crew. Send in your resume in pdf format if you match our qualifications.

See job descriptions below.

 

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

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 $18/hour. More with experience. 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 to operations@eco-yards.com.

 

Design work is usually done from January through November with more hours required April through October. Typically we only work Monday to Friday, but Saturday work is occasionally required (once or twice a month) to meet clients (usually from April through October). Client visits are by Laureen, the Owner, and the Designer together and the concept of the design is developed together with Laureen. The Designer works independently most of the time from their own office, getting feedback from Laureen about the designs as they progress. When there is not enough design work, the designer works on crew or doing administrative support work. Hours are flexible – part-time hours from November through February usually and then the role can be full or part-time depending on the abilities and desire of the Designer to do other Eco-yards work. Training is provided in Eco-yards design methods and style. We use old school paper and pencil, although we are open to candidates with computer design experience. Eco-yards is interested in recruiting and retaining people who will stay for years and help grow the company. We also offer a competitive health benefits package starting the second year with Eco-yards, and offer opportunities for growth, learning, and advancement.

WAGE:  $17-22/hour to start based on experience

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Meet with clients, measure yards, draw up designs, prepare design copies and plant lists – Potentially working on estimates for clients also – Overseeing plant layout and planting on job sites – Ordering and picking up plants and supplies as needed – Labour work on crew when not doing design work – Administrative support work as required

REQUIREMENTS:  Strong verbal and written communication and comprehension –  Strong attention to detail –  Great organizational ability –  Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as on a team –  Design sense –  Ability to be flexible with tasks and hours –  Clean Class 5 driver’s license and vehicle and at least 1 year insurance history –  A home office to work from –  Gardening and/or landscaping related experience –   Design/Horticulture training considered a bonus –  Knowledge of the plants that grow in Calgary helpful – we specialize in perennial flowers – Great client/customer relations ability

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

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