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  • 24 May 2024 4:41 PM | Zachary Navarro

    Description:

    Essex Horticulture seeks Ecological Field Technicians / Landscape Laborers to help restore of our project sites, which include marshes, wetlands, parks, meadows, forests, riparian areas and green infrastructure. Installations in these settings range from native seed mixes to 8” caliper trees. The position will also maintain these native ecosystems through pruning, weeding, watering, meadow mowing and managing invasive plants. Candidates must have previous field experience working on landscape installation and maintenance teams. The ideal candidate is a punctual, hardworking, highly motivated teammate above all other qualifications. The Ecological Field Technician reports to the Field Supervisor who they will work with directly on projects. Please visit us at www.essexhorticulture.com for additional information on our services.

    Responsibilities:

    • Work closely with Field Supervisor and Crew to execute projects according to industry best practices in an expeditious manner.
    • Identify native and invasive plants and maintain/manage them in the landscape.
    • Work as part of a team and take direction.
    • Understand and meet production and project schedule deadlines while providing high quality work.
    • Keep accurate time sheet records.
    • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Field Supervisor.
    Requirements:
    • 2+ years of field experience in landscape construction, maintenance or applied ecology.
    • Knowledge of landscape industry and/or applied ecology best practices.
    • Knowledge of perennials, shrubs and trees.
    • Excellent communication, teamwork, organizational and time management skills.
    • A strong work ethic.
    • Ability to lift 50+ lbs., repetitively, and work in New England weather conditions.
    • Valid driver’s license with a clean record, DOT Medical Card and OSHA 10 certification.
    • MCLP, MCH, MCA, MA Pesticide License preferable 

    Compensation:

    This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a base wage of $27 - $35 per hour depending on experience, licensure and certifications.

    Benefits:

    • Health Insurance
    • Pension and 401k
    • Competitive wage with potential for overtime
    • Paid holidays, sick, personal and vacation
    • Professional development and company paid certifications and licensure.
    • Career advancement in growing organization

    Our farm/shop is in Danvers and office in Salem. Jobsites are generally located in eastern Massachusetts. Crews report to the field from 7:00am to 3:00pm. Opportunities for overtime are available. For questions, or to apply, send resume and references by email to Zachary Navarro at znavarro@essexhorticulture.com.

  • 24 May 2024 4:39 PM | Zachary Navarro
    • Essex Horticulture seeks and experienced Field Supervisor / Foreperson to oversee the restoration of our project sites, which include marshes, wetlands, parks, meadows, forests, riparian areas and green infrastructure. Installations in these settings range from native seed mixes to 8” caliper trees. The position will also direct the maintenance of these native ecosystems through pruning, weeding, watering, meadow mowing and managing invasive plants. Candidates must have previous field experience working on landscape installation teams. The ideal candidate is punctual, hardworking and a good, highly motivated leader above all other qualifications. The Field Supervisor reports to the Operations Manager who they will work with directly on projects. Please visit us at www.essexhorticulture.com for additional information on our services.

      Responsibilities:

    • Supervise groups of three to six crew members to execute construction/landscape plans or maintenance activities.
    • Implement landscape plans to specification.
    • Maintain clear and accurate records.
    • Operate mini excavators, skid steers, trucks and trailers.
    • Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations.
    • Requirements:

    • 5+ years of field experience in landscape construction.
    • 3+ years of experience managing crew members.
    •  Knowledge of landscape construction industry best practices.
    • Excellent communication, leadership, teamwork, organizational and time management skills.
    • A strong work ethic and ability to execute and direct field work independently.
    • Ability to lift 50+ lbs., repetitively, and work in New England weather conditions.
    • Valid driver’s license with a clean record, DOT Medical Card and OSHA 10 certification.
    • MCLP, MCH, MCA, MA Pesticide License preferable 
    • Compensation:

      This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a base wage of $40 - $55 per hour depending on experience, licensure and certifications.

      Benefits:

    • Health Insurance
    • Pension and 401k
    • Competitive wage with potential for overtime
    • Paid holidays, sick, personal and vacation
    • Professional development and company paid certifications and licensure.
    • Career advancement in growing organization

    Our farm/shop is in Danvers and office in Salem. Jobsites are generally located in eastern Massachusetts. Crews report to the field from 7:00am to 3:00pm. Opportunities for overtime are available. For questions, or to apply, send resume and references by email to Zachary Navarro at znavarro@essexhorticulture.com.

  • 20 Mar 2024 11:26 AM | Charissa Sharkey (Administrator)

    Company Overview: Northeast Nursery is a leading wholesale destination providing premium turf, irrigation, and landscape supplies to New England. We are dedicated to delivering quality products and expert guidance to customers looking to enhance outdoor spaces.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Utilize turf, irrigation, and landscape knowledge to assist customers
    • Offer personalized recommendations and meet customer needs effectively
    • Conduct sales transactions accurately and efficiently
    • Maintain an organized retail space
    • Utilize forklift when necessary to load customers and manage inventory
    • Collaborate with team members to achieve sales targets and ensure customer satisfaction

    Qualifications:

    • Previous retail experience, with proficiency in turf, irrigation, and landscape supplies
    • In-depth knowledge of turf varieties, irrigation systems, and landscape materials
    • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
    • Forklift certification and demonstrated forklift operation skills
    • Flexibility in scheduling, including weekends

    Benefits:

    • Competitive pay
    • Two weeks paid vacation
    • Sick time
    • 401(k) plus company match
    • Employee discounts on all company products
    • Ongoing training and development opportunities



  • 16 Mar 2024 3:33 PM | Michael Lesher

     Lawn, Plant & Health Care Technician

    Landscaping by J. Michael uses the acronym, WIT - Whatever It Takes throughout the company. It is the essence of our commitment to each project and each client to deliver, without excuses, without delays, every single time. It starts with hiring Great People, which produce Great Results!

    We have been in the Green Industry over 35 years.  Our philosophies and good business practices has allowed us to endure the changes in the industry as well as the economy.  We are not a large, national corporation seeking to capture regional market share.  We are locally owned and seek Green Industry Professionals to perform high quality work and with a strong belief in good business ethics to achieve our Mission Statement.

    Our Mission

    Exceeding our clients expectations with our products and services by developing our team through certifications and professionalism.

    We are seeking a Lawn, Plant Health Care Specialist.

    Responsibilities:

    • The care of trees, ornamental plants and/or lawns on client landscapes.
    • Monitor, diagnose and treat insect, disease, physiological and cultural conditions.
    • Select the most appropriate product or treatment to be utilized for each problem.
    • Complete diagnostic reports, interact with clients in a professional manner, and provide comprehensive, thorough information to create an ideal environment for optimum health of landscapes.
    • Maintain excellent customer relations.
    • Candidates for these roles must have specific experience running spray and application equipment, including rider spreader. This is an applicator position that requires extensive field time diagnosing problems and treating properties - and often involves heavy lifting of hoses/equipment.

    The Ideal Candidate will have:

    • Degree in Turf Management, Plant Science, Horticulture, or equivalent 5 years experience
    • Knowledge of tree & shrub species adapted to temperate zones 4 and 6 and native to Eastern U.S
    • Ability to diagnose pest, nutrient, or other landscaping issues impacting trees, shrubs and lawns
    • Understanding of what will occur under specific conditions (i.e. soil conditions, climate)
    • Must be able to work independently and be self-directed.
    • Excellent communication and customer service skills - 80% field and 20% office/sales
    • Appropriate Pesticide Applicator's License(s) for Massachusetts. Cat. 36 or 37.
    • You must have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license
    • Exceptional POSITIVE 'CAN DO' attitude!

    We offer competitive wage compensation based on experience, health insurance, dental insurance, paid training, company outings, paid vacations, paid holidays, uniforms, retirement planning, tuition reimbursement, drug free work place, and a positive, enjoyable work environment.

    For more information or to set up an interview, please forward us your resume to  careers@landscapingbyjmichael.com   or call:

                                                          888-JML-TURF

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    “Beautifying Landscapes Since 1986”


  • 15 Mar 2024 4:26 PM | Michael Lesher

    Job Title:  Maintenance Foreman

    Company:  Landscaping By J Michael

    Location:  Marshfield & Nantucket Massachusetts

    Landscaping By J Michael is a landscape & irrigation company providing services to both residential, commercial and public construction throughout Massachusetts.  We have over 35 years of experience in all aspects of the industry.

    We are looking for career minded Turf Maintenance professionals to join our service crews.  Must be familiar and operate various type of mowing equipment such as walk behind, stand on, seated turf equipment.  In addition, know how to run and operate string trimmers, blowers, power edgers, electric and gas shears, etc.  Must be comfortable working independently when required, trustworthy, and good work habits.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • Apply general and accepted practices for grass mowing, pruning, fertilizing disease/fungus control and maintenance of residential and commercial properties.
    • To work and oversee up to 2 crew members.
    • Responsible for paper work, documentation, photographs, client recommendations and scheduling site visits.
    • Perform estimates and sales to clients.
    • Assist in Landscape Department as needed.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • 5+ year experience in landscape maintenance and horticulture or related field. 
    • Skilled in proper turf maintenance, pruning techniques and general garden bed maintenance.
    • Strong knowledge of grass types, weed analysis, insect and disease.
    • Proper use of both organic and chemical treatment for weed, insect/disease  control.
    • Valid driver's license.
    • Valid DOT Health Card or the ability to obtain within 2 weeks of hire.
    • Pesticide and/or MCLP licenses a plus
    • CDL B license preferred

    Benefits 

    • Paid Time Off
    • Health Insurance 
    • Retirement Plan 
    • Boot Reimbursement up to $150 
    • Bonuses
    • Training Incentives
    • Industry License Increases 
    • Annual Merit Reviews
    • Advancement with Growth Potential 
    • Year Round Position w/Participation in Snow Operations 

    Job Type:  Full Time Seasonal

    Wage:  Commensurate with experience and references

    Hours/Schedule:  Monday through Friday:  7:00am – 4:30pm;  Saturday’s may be required during the busy seasons.

    Send Resume to:  careers@landscapingbyjmichael.com

                                            Or apply by visiting:  www.landscapingbyjmichael.com

                                    Call 1-888-JML- TURF


  • 15 Mar 2024 4:15 PM | Michael Lesher

    GARDENER/HORTICULTURALIST

    Job Title:  Gardener/Horticulturalist

    Company:  Landscaping By J Michael

    Location:  Marshfield & Nantucket Massachusetts

    Landscaping By J Michael is a landscape & irrigation company providing services to both residential, commercial and public construction throughout Massachusetts.  We have over 35 years of experience in all aspects of the industry.

    We are looking for career minded Horticulturalists to join our installation and service crews.  Must be familiar plants within the region, how to care for plants, install and provide recommendations to our clients.  Must be comfortable working independently when required, trustworthy, and good work habits.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • Apply general and accepted practices for pruning, fertilizing disease/fungus control and maintenance of residential and commercial properties.
    • To work and oversee up to 2 crew members.
    • Responsible for paper work, documentation, photographs, client recommendations and scheduling site visits.
    • Perform estimates and sales to clients.
    • Assist in Landscape Department as needed.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • 5+ year experience in landscape maintenance and horticulture or related field. 
    • Skilled in proper pruning techniques and general garden bed maintenance.
    • Strong knowledge of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs.
    • Proper use of both organic and chemical treatment for disease and insect control.
    • Valid driver's license
    • Valid DOT Health Card or the ability to obtain within 2 weeks of hire.
    • Pesticide and/or MCLP licenses a plus

    Benefits 

    • Paid Time Off
    • Health Insurance 
    • Retirement Plan 
    • Boot Reimbursement up to $150 
    • Bonuses
    • Training Incentives
    • Industry License Increases 
    • Annual Merit Reviews
    • Advancement with Growth Potential 
    • Year Round Position w/Participation in Snow Operations 

    Job Type:  Full Time Seasonal

    Wage:  Commensurate with experience and references

    Hours/Schedule:  Monday through Friday:  7:00am – 4:30pm;  Saturday’s may be 

                                 required during the busy seasons.

    Send Resume to:  careers@landscapingbyjmichael.com

                                            Or apply by visiting:  www.landscapingbyjmichael.com

                                    Call 1-888-JML- TURF


  • 15 Mar 2024 3:50 PM | Michael Lesher

    Landscaping By J Michael is a landscape & irrigation company providing services to both residential, commercial and public construction throughout Massachusetts.  We have over 35 years of experience in all aspects of the industry.

    We are looking for career minded Irrigation Technicians to join our installation and service crews.  Must be familiar with PVC as well as poly pipe installation, variety of controllers and valves as well as sprinkler heads.  Strong knowledge on two wired systems for programming and troubleshooting a plus.  Must be comfortable working independently when required, trustworthy, and good work habits.

    Responsibilities:

    • Startup and winterize irrigation system from both wells and domestic water supplies
    • Install controllers and program scheduling  per local rules and  site conditions
    •  Diagnose electrical, mechanical and  hydraulic problems
    • Install a complete automatic irrigation system using pipe pullers and trenchers

    Qualifications:

    •  High school diploma
    •  Experience in irrigation or landscaping industry preferred
    •  Valid drivers license with good record
    •  Experience in serving commercial and residential systems
    •  Ability to use mobile work order software
    •  Experience in using wire trackers and test meters
    • Excellent communications skills including client relations
    • Certifications with the Irrigation Association a plus but willing to train

    Benefits:

    • Potential assignment to Prevailing Wage Jobs (must meet specific requirements)
    • Paid Time Off
    • Health Insurance 
    • Retirement Plan 
    • Boot Reimbursement up to $150 
    • Bonuses
    • Training Incentives
    • Industry License Increases 
    • Annual Merit Reviews
    • Advancement with Growth Potential 
    • Year Round Position w/Participation in Snow Operations 

    Job Type:  Full Time Seasonal

    Wages:  Commensurate with experience and references.

    Hours/Schedule:  Monday through Friday:  7:00am – 4:30pm;  Saturday’s may be required during the busy seasons.

    Send Resume to:  careers@landscapingbyjmichael.com

                                            Or apply by visiting:  www.landscapingbyjmichael.com

                                    Call 1-888-JML- TURF


  • 12 Mar 2024 11:43 AM | Laura Thorpe

    Jeffrey’s Creek Land Contractor’s in Essex, MA is seeking a full-time skilled and experienced Landscape Gardener to join our horticulture crew. Jeffrey's Creek creates beautiful spaces on some of the finest properties on the North Shore of Boston. If you take pride in the work you do and want to join one of the premier landscaping firms in the area, we want to hear from you. Competitive compensation based on experience.

    Responsibilities:

    • Edge, mulch and detailed weeding of client's gardens
    • Plant, prune, and maintain trees, shrubs, and flowers
    • Install and maintain seasonal plants
    • Operate power tools and hand tools to complete gardening tasks
    • Maintain cleanliness and organization of garden areas
    • Monitor plant health and identify pest or disease issues
    • Collaborate with team members to ensure efficient garden operations

     Preferred Skills:

    • Proven experience in landscape maintenance or gardening
    • Knowledge of power tools and hand tools used in gardening
    • Strong understanding of plant care techniques
    • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
    • A love of the outdoors
    • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills
    • Must have a valid license

     Contact: jeanmperalta@gmail.com

     

     

     

     

     

       

  • 11 Mar 2024 12:43 PM | John Filias

    Looking for a  detailed oriented person to work in a high end residential environment. Must have a drivers license , good communication skills, and work well with others. Competitive starting wage.


  • 6 Mar 2024 6:04 PM | Carrie Martin (Administrator)

    Landscaping by J. Michael uses the acronym, WIT - Whatever It Takes throughout the company. It is the essence of our commitment to each project and each client to deliver, without excuses, without delays, every single time. It starts with hiring Great People, which produce Great Results!

    Our Mission
    Exceeding our clients expectations with our products and services by developing our team through certifications and professionalism.

    LANDSCAPE/DESIGN ESTIMATING
    Qualified candidates with excellent leadership, ability to create designs on Design Software, and organizational skills are needed for both our private and commercial divisions. Duties include but not limited to:
    1. Develop sale leads/data base of potential clients.
    2. Seek opportunity to provide landscape designs, installations, and maintenance bids to potential clients.
    3. Review landscapes of properties, estimate cost of services, and provide proposal for clients.
    4. Close and secure maintenance and landscape contracts.

    Qualifications: Proven experience in designing, outdoor living environments, gardening, plant id, and meeting budgets as well as time constraints are mandatory.
    1. Horticultural and/or irrigation experience a must.
    2. CAD design software experience and Micro-Soft Office
    3. Experience in selling designs, estimating and managing installs
    4. Minimum of 5 years experience in residential design.
    5. BA in Landscape Architecture or equivalent

    At J. Michael, employee safety is among our top priorities. We provide a Drug Free Work Place, advancement within the company, great compensation, and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Contact:  mlesher@landscapingbyjmichael.com

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