Technician - Horticultural

by Fanshawe College

Reference #: ARD 201900414
Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Oct 19, 2020
Fanshawe College

Job Description

Technician - Horticultural (ARD 201900414)
School of Design
Faculty of Creative Industries

Location:  London
Employment Group:  Support
Type of Position:  Full-time
Hours:  35 per week
Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Some regular overtime in June and January 

Pay Details:  $32.00 per hour
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Note:  This position was previously posted in March 2020.  If you previously applied in March 2020 you need not re-apply as your previous application will still be considered.

Note: This is a full-time position (35 hours per week).

Duties:  Under the supervision of the Associate Dean, School of Design, the Horticulture Technician provides hands-on grounds maintenance to a diverse plant collection and garden maintained to the highest professional standards.  Additionally, the incumbent will provide safe equipment maintenance, summer student supervision, and some property maintenance. The Technician also provides technical assistance to the Horticultural Programs as directed by the Program staff. The Technician's work location is at the A.M. Cuddy property in Strathroy and/or the London Campus.

Qualifications:
  • Post-secondary 2 year diploma in Horticulture/Landscape or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years' horticulture/grounds/greenhouse experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered; preference will be given to applicants meeting the education requirements
  • Landscape Exterminator and/or Industrial Vegetation Exterminator, Greenhouse Pesticide Exterminator certification required
  • Familiarity with ornamental plant identification, interior and exterior plants and/or greenhouse climate control programs/systems
  • Working knowledge of landscape construction materials including stone, wood, fasteners and irrigation components
  • Experience with purchasing, paperwork and maintenance cycles
  • Ability to operate and demonstrate operation of a variety of landscape equipment such as: radial arm saw, circular saw, jig saw, table saw, mitre saw, stone cutter and drill
  • Mechanical aptitude and skills in repairing and maintaining equipment such as lawn mowers, garden tractors and tools
  • Valid driver's license
  • CLT, chainsaw, skidsteer preferred
  • Demonstrated success in a team environment and proven ability to work independently
While transcripts are not required for the interview, they are mandatory prior to any offer of employment.

How to Apply:
For more information and how to apply, please visit the Fanshawe College website at:  https://jobs.fanshawec.ca/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp  

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.

Fanshawe College is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to equity, value diversity, and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Fanshawe College provides accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, the hiring manager and the Recruitment Coordinator leading the recruitment will work with the applicant to meet the job applicant's accommodation needs.
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