Job Descriptions

Here at EarthCraft, we are bursting with pride.
Pride in our people. Pride in our work. Pride in our way of life. 

We are seeking good people who wish to grow with a good company.

 Landscape Contracting isn’t for everyone. But if you love being outdoors, working with your hands, solving problems and being part of a team, we encourage you to apply below.

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Openings are NOT limited to what’s listed here.

We are a growing company, and we love creating new job descriptions!

If you are a strong candidate looking for long-term employment, we will work with you to design an opportunity to fit your strengths, skills, preferences and needs.
Let’s talk and see what we can do!

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LawnCare and Mowing Technician

Lead and successfully execute duties required of the lawncare and mowing program: (Lawn mowing, Spraying, Fertilizing as well as working alongside the other crews as needed).

Physical Requirements: Good physical condition, ability to safely lift and carry 50 pounds, ability to kneel for long periods of time, ability to bend up & down.

LawnCare and Mowing Technician would:

  • Possess experience in general landscaping and/or performing manual labor outdoors in all four seasons.
  • Possess an ability to work successfully with others; being willing to both receive and offer instruction from/to others.
  • Be familiar with and comfortable mowing and string trimming with powered equipment.
  • Be able to calibrate spreaders & sprayers, mix and apply pesticides & fertilizers at correct rates.
  • Be willing to work towards and maintain a pesticide applicator license.
  • Possess and maintain a professional appearance and attitude – present self and crew as friendly and approachable to clients and neighbors.
  • Interact with customers, provide quality assurance, manage client concerns and special requests.
  • Grasp the overall scope of work for each job, break it down into manageable tasks.
  • Train, instruct and manage crew members.
  • Work alongside crew to complete landscape management tasks.
  • Track personal and crew time at shop, in transit and on job – complete and submit job reports.
  • Safely operate and perform routine maintenance procedures on small engine commercial equipment commonly used in the field.
  • Safely operate and perform routine maintenance procedures on gasoline powered commercial equipment including but not limited to: self-propelled, walk behind, stand-on and riding lawn mowers and spreaders.
  • Safely operate and back up a one ton dump body truck and box trailer.
  • Handle and maneuver loaded wheelbarrows.
  • Safely load debris and materials into a truck bed.
  • Operate various hand tools including but not limited to: digging shovels, flat shovels, hard rakes, leaf rakes, digging bars, pickaxe, loppers, pruners, hand saws, shears, spreaders.
  • Arrive on time daily, prepared for work, with a positive and ambitious attitude.

Pay and Benefits: Competitive pay is based on experience and attitude. $10-14 per hour. Full-time seasonal employees are eligible for retirement and healthcare benefits. On the job training, educational opportunities, and certifications offered to those who want to further develop their skills in the industry.

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Hardscape Technicians

Install paver patios & walkways. Install segmental wall-block retaining walls, firepits, outdoor kitchens, and steps. Occasionally install fireplaces and work with natural stone (mostly boulders).

Physical Requirements: Good physical condition, ability to safely lift and carry 80 pounds, ability to kneel (with kneepads) for long periods of time, ability to bend up & down.

Level 1 Hardscape Technician would:

  • Move gravel. Shovel it, wheel it, rake it.
  • Carry stacks of pavers, Carry blocks up to 80 pounds in weight.
  • Operate a vibratory plate compactor, and use a hand-tamper.
  • Operate a concrete screed to smooth off gravel & sand.
  • Drive 10” spikes into the ground with a small sledge.
  • Arrive on time daily, prepared for work, with a positive and ambitious attitude.

Level 2 Hardscape Technician would:

  • Provide all the functions of a Level 1 Technician, plus:
  • Proficiently read a tape measure down to 1/16.
  • Set up and follow string-lines.
  • Set up, understand and operate a laser transit.
  • Lay pavers and block.
  • Instruct & guide Level 1 technicians.
  • Understand the basic steps of routine jobs.
  • Be trusted to work independently, or to manage a small crew.
  • Operate & back up a truck and trailer.
  • Preferred: Operate a skid loader or similar machine.
  • Arrive on time daily, prepared for work, with a positive and ambitious attitude.

Pay and Benefits: Competitive pay is based on experience and attitude. $10-$15 per hour. Full-time seasonal employees are eligible for retirement and healthcare benefits. On the job training, educational opportunities, and certifications offered to those who want to further develop their skills in the industry.

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Landscape Technicians

Perform Landscape Maintenance (Spring cleanups, edging & mulching, summer pruning & shearing, leaf cleanups, weed control, planting spring & fall annuals, planting bulbs. Pond clean-outs, startups, shutdowns, and maintenance of lighting systems), Provide Landscape installation services (create planting beds, installing trees, shrubs & perennials.), and Assist with Specialty Installations: Low-voltage lighting and water features.

Physical Requirements: Good physical condition, ability to safely lift and carry 50 pounds, ability to kneel for long periods of time, ability to bend up & down.

Level 1 Landscape Technician would:

  • Proficiently operate a digging shovel, flat shovel, hard rake, leaf rake, digging bar and pickaxe.
  • Proficiently operate a digging shovel, flat shovel, hard rake, leaf rake, digging bar and pickaxe.
  • Install plants properly, using sound horticultural techniques.
  • Start & operate a string-trimmer, backpack blower, and hand blower.
  • Using a large pitchfork or shovel, unload materials from truck bed (ie mulch, stone, soil).
  • Handle and maneuver heavy wheelbarrows full of mulch, soil, sod, debris, stone, etc.
  • Rake soil to grade, rake mulch to grade.
  • Lift and place rocks and small boulders.
  • Arrive on time daily, prepared for work, with a positive and ambitious attitude.

Level 2 Landscape Technician would:

  • Provide all the functions of a Level 1 Technician, plus:
  • Proficiently read a tape measure down to ¼ inch.
  • Read & understand planting plans using an engineering scale.
  • Understand the basic steps of routine jobs.
  • Operate a gas-powered edger, sod cutter, and hedge shears.
  • Display moderate to advanced proficiency in hand-pruning of shrubs & trees.
  • Be able to identify basic plants by name.
  • Teach & guide Level 1 technicians.
  • Work with focus to meet timelines and goals projected by Supervisor.
  • Be trusted to work independently, or to direct a small crew.
  • Operate & back up a truck and trailer.
  • Load equipment onto trailers and secure it correctly.
  • Preferred: Operate a small backhoe loader or similar machine.
  • Arrive on time daily, prepared for work, with a positive and ambitious attitude.

Pay and Benefits: Competitive pay is based on experience and attitude. $10-$13. Full-time seasonal employees are eligible for retirement and healthcare benefits. On the job training, educational opportunities, and certifications offered to those who want to further develop their skills in the industry.

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Summer Labor Positions

Perform Landscape Maintenance (Spring cleanups, edging & mulching, summer pruning & shearing, leaf cleanups, weed control, planting spring & fall annuals, planting bulbs. Pond clean-outs, startups, shutdowns, and maintenance of lighting systems), Provide Landscape installation services (create planting beds, installing trees, shrubs & perennials.), and Assist with Specialty Installations: Low-voltage lighting, water features, concrete projects, hardscape projects

Physical Requirements: Good physical condition, ability to safely lift and carry 50 pounds, ability to kneel for long periods of time, ability to bend up & down.

Summer Labor would:

  • Proficiently operate a digging shovel, flat shovel, hard rake, leaf rake, digging bar and pickaxe
  • Install plants properly, using sound horticultural techniques
  • Start & operate a string-trimmer, backpack blower, and hand blower
  • Using a large pitchfork or shovel, unload materials from truck bed (ie mulch, stone, soil)
  • Handle and maneuver heavy wheelbarrows full of mulch, soil, sod, debris, stone, etc.
  • Rake soil to grade, rake mulch to grade
  • Lift and place rocks and small boulders.
  • Arrive on time daily, prepared for work, with a positive and ambitious attitude.

Pay and Benefits: Competitive pay is based on experience and attitude.

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Job Shadowing

If you are a student considering a career in the landscape industry, please contact us to inquire about our job shadowing opportunities. You are welcome to visit a job site, tour our previous projects, or simply ask questions about college and trade school options. Click here for a list of landscape and horticulture-related programs throughout Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania State University (Penn State): Landscape Contracting, Design/Build OR Maintenance Focus

Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn Tech): Landscape/Horticulture Technology, Design Emphasis

The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades: Horticulture or Masonry

Temple University: Horticulture/Landscape Architecture

“We are pleased with the work that was done in a timely and professional manner. All employees were kind and considerate and worked well together and with us.”

– Ruth F., Rochester Mills, PA