I hoped you checked out the website to learn more about us and the work environment. Here is a little more about what a day in the life of a landscape builder looks like!
-7:00-We start work at 7:00 and its really important that people are there a few minutes early so that right at 7:00 you can meet with your crew and find out what the day will hold and what needs loading.
- 7:15 to 7:50 - Let's get loaded! You will head to the yard and help your team get the trucks checked out, and load any tools and materials. A really important part of the day as any missed items will cause us to have an extra trip later in the day
- 7:50 to 8:15 - Let's get rolling! Driving is a really important part of your first year at field, it is the most dangerous part of our jobs and we will take the time to make sure you are prepared to start driving the trucks and trailers. So let's drive to the site. Most of our jobs are located within 30 minutes of the shop, usually less.
-8:15 to 12:00- Your crew will have a huddle at the site, set the goals for lunch and get working. Usually individual tasks don't take longer than an hour or two, so our days usually have a lot of variety and you will be working closely with your team to keep the flow of the project going. Hopefully at some point you will get immersed in a task, the noise of the job site will recede, time will fly and you're in the flow baby!
-11:45 to 12:15- Lunch! And I bet you are ready for it. Lunch is not only a time to replenish your energy, its a good chance to look at what you have accomplished in the day and plan for what the afternoon goal is.
-12:15 to 4:00- If you haven't driven yet today, you might be headed to pick up some materials, or drop off debris. Back at the job site our focus is on getting to the goal for the day. Or maybe its a finish day and there is a rush to get everything just right, planting done, sod down, Ooh la la.
- 4:00 to 5:15 - Wrap up and roll out! As a first year person the organization of the tool trailer is one of your responsibilities so you might be tasked with loading the tools back up, and getting everything back in its place for the next day. When done, we head back to the shop and get any messes from the day unloaded so we are ready for tomorrow. Great job!