Horticulturist / Landscaping Supervisor (Somerset West) - R15 000 – R17 000

Saturday, 23 May, 2020
Carin    
Helderberg  

Somerset West
R15 000 – R17 000

You will be responsible for managing /supervising various maintenance projects of the Landscaping Company in the Strand/Somerset West area. Mostly managing the Estate Gardens, but also landscaping projects that may arise in the area.
You will report to the Head of Landscaping and have 6-10 Direct Reports.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• National Diploma Horticulture – essential
• Irrigation certificate – advantageous
• Experience working in garden maintenance or as a landscape supervisor. Gardening/horticultural industry 4-5 year(s)
• Code EB motor vehicle licence
• Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel & Word)

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE, BUT AREN’T LIMITED TO:
• Garden Maintenance
• Irrigation
• Staff Management
• Landscaping projects

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
• Excellent Plant knowledge – able to use Latin and common names of popular landscape plants, trees and shrubs and able to identify between weeds & ornamental plants. Irrigation & Borehole/Booster pump systems.
• Garden Maintenance – Pruning. Chemical weed & insect control, fertilization
• Landscaping – be able to supervise new plantings & projects and has an artistic feel to create a certain look and feel using landscaping elements.
• Fluent English & Afrikaans
• Able to build and maintain health working relationships.
• Physically fit & able to move around site by foot. Not allergic to grass cuttings & weed killer sprays
• Be able to efficiently (patiently) communicate with Elderly residents & gardening staff

FORWARD CV:  carin@merand.co.za