Grounds Assistant – Summer (2)

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is recruiting for two (2) Grounds Assistants – Summer to work in an industry-driven research environment.  Vineland is a world-class research centre dedicated to horticultural science and innovation. Located in Canada’s Niagara Region, on the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Ojibway/Chippewa and Haudenosaunee peoples, this territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.

Vineland’s mission is to deliver innovative products and production solutions that address the needs of the horticulture industry and advance Canada’s research and commercialization agenda. We are an independent, not-for-profit organization, funded in part by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Our people are the most important asset in achieving our goals and are known in the world for excellence in science and entrepreneurship. Our staff enjoys an exciting and challenging work environment noted for collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Vineland is committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  We welcome applications from all qualified candidates including women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities and racialized groups, persons with disabilities, persons of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and others.  In accordance with all applicable provincial accessibility standards, accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process.

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online below. We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The term of appointment is May 2, 2022 to August 26, 2022. Hours of work are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. May be subject to overtime and/or weekend work.

Duties & Responsibilities

To assist with duties required for the maintenance of the campus grounds.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

(A more comprehensive position outline is available upon request)

  • Cut lawns using mowers and ensure grass is mowed evenly; trim shrubs and hedges; edge walks and curbs and other related grounds maintenance utilizing proper safety techniques
  • Perform and/or assist in building new flower beds and maintaining existing garden beds, including weeding and watering plants
  • Perform and/or assist in spreading fertilizer, soil, mulch, manure and seed as required
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned
  • Work safely in accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and related regulations
  • Participate in corporate training
  • Other duties as required

 

Qualifications

  • Must have successfully completed a minimum education of Grade 12
  • Previous landscape and equipment experience is preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Able to operate and maintain all relevant equipment and machinery (willing to train)
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs frequently
  • Must wear the appropriate personal protective equipment for assigned jobs and as required in accordance with COVID-19 health and safety protocols

INCLUDE:

  • A cover letter stating how your experience qualifies you for the position 
  • Résumé
  • Contact information of three references
Contract Position
Closing date: open until filled
Location: 4890 Victoria Avenue North, Vineland Station, ON L0R 2E0

Apply Today

Please fill out the online application for this position. You will receive confirmation that your application has been received. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Our people are the most important asset in achieving our goals and are known in the world for excellence in science and entrepreneurship.

Our staff enjoys outstanding benefits and an exciting and challenging work environment noted for collaboration and knowledge sharing all set against a backdrop of natural beauty.

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