Careers: Plantsman

Plantsman, Native Landscape Contractors, LLC

This is a mid-level field position, full time and seasonal positions available with the possibility for year round work. Working out of Romeoville, IL. Salary: $20.15/hr + benefits

  • This is a union position with Operating Engineers Local 150
  • Benefits included: pension, vacation, & health insurance
  • Qualified candidates will be required to successfully complete union training courses
  • Qualified candidates will be capable of the following:
    • work under the direction of the Superintendent;
    • be able to assess sites and determine proper site management techniques and strategies;
    • direct and help crew members in accomplishing tasks;
    • document site conditions;
    • maintain site logs;
    • participate in prescribed burns;
    • train new crew members in plant identification;
    • train crew members in proper herbicide mixing;
    • train crew members in proper herbicide application;
    • work outdoors on uneven terrain and during potentially adverse weather and biological conditions such as heat, cold, wind, humidity, biting insects;
    • mechanical or manual plant removal;
    • installation of native plants and native seed;
    • installation of erosion control measures;
    • mowing; small engine and equipment maintenance;
    • drive crew to and from sites; maintain a safe and professional work environment.
  • A qualified applicant will be able to work a variable schedule. Typical schedules consist of 8 to 10 hour days, Monday – Friday starting as early as 5am with the potential for weekend work

Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Must have IL Pesticide License
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Degree in ecology, environmental science, biology, forestry, landscape architecture is preferred
  • 2-3 years of ecological restoration experience
  • Strong knowledge of Illinois flora and plant ID skills
  • Ability to work alone or in a team setting
  • Must be able to lift 30lbs regularly
  • Must be able to operate small engines (mowers, brush cutters, chainsaws)
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen

Apply Today!

Please email resume to: Saul Monreal, Superintendant, saulm@nativelc.com