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Pacific National Exhibition

Landscape Technician

Posted 6 days ago

Job Description

Full-time; Permanent

Wage & Paygrade: $32.93/hr (PG 21) plus Benefits Allotment

Date Posted: April 11, 2024

 

Who we are…

The Pacific National Exhibition is an iconic institution in BC, famous for bringing generations of people together to celebrate and build memories. This 114-year-old, non-profit organization has an annual operating budget of over $70 million dollars and generates revenue through four activity streams:  the 15 day annual summer Fair and winter Fair which average more than 700,000 people annually, Playland amusement park which welcomes 400,000 guests annually including Fright Nights, and a busy year-round portfolio of events including concerts, trade shows and film, cultural and community events.  In total we bring over 2 million people through the site each year. The fourth activity stream is park care and facility maintenance.  The PNE is proud of the work it does at Hastings Park and has a vibrant team that is passionate about events, guest experience and delivering memorable experiences.

At the PNE, we strive to create an environment that reflects our organization’s core values: Enthusiasm, Excellence and Evolution. With a focus on these core values, we are committed to achieving our mission which is to “Deliver Memorable Experiences” for all who interact with the PNE whether it is our guests, our employees, or the community.

PNE Facilities & Maintenance is seeking a diligent and hard-working Landscaping Technician to support the Gardening & Grounds team. The Landscape Technician will report to the Maintenance Manager and will work under the direction of the Gardening & Grounds Foreperson, providing experience in “Civil Skilled” Landscaping work and operational support with specific gardens & grounds maintenance, repairs, and new landscape installations. 

The Landscaping Technician will support new ground projects construction tasks, including irrigation installation and repair, stone laying, concrete repairs, tree planting and new landscaping construction tasks.  Additional seasonal preventative maintenance tasks and landscaping repairs proceed through the year and are assigned where applicable on and throughout all the PNE Grounds.

Why join our Team?

  • Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
  • Flexible work environment
  • Opportunity for free or discounted tickets to shows, events, sports games, and much more
  • Staff discounts for Playland, The Fair, and Fright Nights, as well as all PNE Food Stands
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Opportunity to create lasting memories and friendships!

What will you do this year?

In your role as a Landscape Technician, your primary accountabilities will be to:

  • Complete repairs and maintenance to existing stonework on the grounds. 
  • Prepare surfaces and laying paving stones and or rock & stone masonry work.
  • Running irrigation and supporting the implementation and service of Irrigation systems.
  • Operating power tamper and manual tamper to install road base and other aggregates.
  • Utility support work with machinery to dig holes for trees and posts along with trenches for irrigation, drainage, and garden construction.
  • Operating trucks, UTV’s, tractors, loaders and aerial platforms, forklifts, loaders, snowploughs, and other heavy equipment in support of Garden & Ground operations.
  • Conducting grounds inspection rounds, park cleanup and maintaining park look.
  • Mowing, edging, and fertilizing lawns, weeding and mulching landscape beds, trimming small trees, hedges and shrubs, removing unwanted, dead or damaged trees.
  • Planting shrubs, flowers, and trees
  • Pressure washing and cleaning exterior surfaces.
  • Seasonal catch basin cleaning and maintenance.
  • Setting up and moving parking blocks, planters, and landscaping fixtures.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Maintain effective relationships with supervisors, employees, and the public.
  • Suggest improvements to cleaning process/equipment.
  • Review and Follow Safety Documentation (Toolbox Talks, FLHA, SOG’s Policies) to staff pertaining to Equipment Operations.
  • Ensure crews are informed of and are wearing the appropriate PPE for tasks.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

What else?

  • Must have at least 8 years of Grounds and Landscape Maintenance experience.
  • Must have at least 8 years of hands-on tools and Landscaping experience.
  • Ability to operate a variety of tools and power tools safely and effectively.
  • Post-Secondary training in Stonework, Landscaping or Civil Grounds work is an asset.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and provide an up-to-date Driver’s Abstract confirming a clean driving record.
  • Forklift experience and operator’s license and asset.
  • Must be capable of manoeuvring heavy equipment on own or with assistance.
  • Must be physically able to work in awkward positions.
  • Must be a good communicator, capable of reading and writing for the purposes of written or oral instructions, timesheets and completing Limble Work Orders.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.
  • Must be capable of working independently.
  • Must be able to perform detail-oriented work accurately and effectively.
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills, including tact diplomacy and flexibility to work effectively with management, staff, contractors, and the public.
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Thursday 7:00AM – 5:00 PM OR Tuesday to Friday 7:00AM – 5:00 PM.
  • Successful candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

Who are you?

  • Organized
  • Methodical
  • Proactive
  • Skillful communicator
  • Critical thinker
  • Committed to striving for excellence

 

Where and when to APPLY?

Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at www.pne.ca/jobs and will be accepted until the role is filled.

Preference will be given to candidates who submit their resume/cover letter before Sunday, June 9. We look forward to hearing from you!

The PNE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse community we proudly serve. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or age. If you require any support or accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process, please contact the People & Culture Department at hr@pne.ca.

About Pacific National Exhibition

No single location in Vancouver captures the spirit and history of this city, its people and its many achievements as the Pacific National Exhibition. Since 1910, millions of guests have enjoyed shows, exhibits, sporting events, amusement rides, concerts, cultural activities and, of course, the annual summer Fair at the PNE. Today, the PNE is the largest employer of youth in British Columbia, the longest running and best attended annual ticketed event in BC and the site of hundreds of famous events - from a live performance from the Beatles to the historic Miracle Mile. For the past ten decades the Pacific National Exhibition has showcased the best of Vancouver to the rest of Canada and the world.

Industry

Non-Profit

Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-06

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