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1st Year Apprentice
Full Time

POSITION PURPOSE
Undertake ground maintenance and landscaping duties while training on the job in horticultural practices and procedures.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
 
GENERAL DUTIES - (Onsite learning)
  • Basic grounds maintenance including mowing, brushcutting, edging, watering, pruning, hedging, weeding, etc.
  • Plant removal.
  • Spraying - insecticidal, weedicide, herbicide.
  • Transplanting, replanting, soiling and mulching.
  • Top-dressing, seeding and turfing.
  • Construction of new gardens.
  • Irrigation - monitor, repair, install.
  • Planting, staking and tying.
  • Repair and service of equipment.
  • Base maintenance
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Arbology - uplifting, reducing, training, dead wooding, limb removal and aerial work.
 
SPECIFIC DUTIES -
  • Works under direct supervision.
  • Exercises minimal judgment.
  • Responsible for ensuring the quality of work of self within the scope of work undertaken.
  • Carries out instructions and procedures.
  • Completion of paperwork/documentation as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Maintenance Manager.
 
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
  • Duty of care on the job at all times.
  • On the job training in horticultural practices and procedures.
  • Exhibit a willingness to learn about their chosen field.
  • Will undertake further studies at a TAFE college.
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