employment

Ocean Road Landscaping is expanding our team and is a choice employer offering employment opportunities for growth, challenge and self-development. We pride ourselves on professionalism and premium work standards.  The greatest employment attributes in our team is willing attitude followed by skill.  Being a self-starter and motivated is also something we value.  Being passionate about landscape is another drive we look for in when considering new people.  Follow the tips in this link if you are wanting employment in the landscape gardening industry

Working as a landscaper on the Surf Coast is a fantastic lifestyle choice.  At Ocean Road Landscaping we get to work in some fantastic locations for some fantastic people, in among a really friendly team.  We aim to build gardens that are different, sustainable and beautiful to a high quality standard.  We believe in the whole team being involved in the whole process.

This is part of the reason are in the Geelong Business Awards Hall of Fame and also 3 Landscape Victoria awards.


employment opportunities

Working is a part of our lives, some people work to live and some live to work.  After many years of working out that “working” at ORL is all about balance. We spend more time with our workmates than we do with our own families, for this reason we see the right people at work as the most important part of the operation. Work should be a place where you can belong and contribute in a rewarding way along with some fun and challenge.

There are times when we are looking to grow our team with a specific role in mind, and are  times when the right mix of person, attitude and skills come along and we grow organically.  Often we find the best thing to do is develop the role around the person rather than creating the role and trying to find the perfect person. Flexibility in working arrangements with some give and take  usually work best for the business and the people.

Right now we are looking to grow the team with the following specific skills and abilities.


landscape leading hand

skills required

This is a hands-on position building gardens, leading staff and working with clients and the ORL team. Our work involves hard landscapes such as paving, stone work, rock work and timber structure. Earth works, shaping, soft landscapes, planting, irrigation, natural rock placement, and natural landscape influencing.  The role will also have you involved in design work and problem solving.  An advantage will be to have small excavation experience on bobcat, excavators and a MR truck license, these can be obtained if required. Good communication, clean works sites, safety procedures and team involvement are essential values we are looking for.  Please click pdf link Landscape Leading Hand Job Description 2020 for more details and job description.


landscape supervisor

skills required

Project management is a priority in this position. You must have previous experience in running a small team (3-4 employees) and setting/adhering to project schedules. Managing multiple aspects of each project will include planning and supervising the work to be performed, calculating and ordering materials, liaising with clients and sub-contractors. We are looking for someone who enjoys the responsibility of site supervision with support from the company Director, whilst still working in a hands-on landscaping role.  Please see full job description by clicking on this pdf link Landscape Site Supervisor Job Description 2020


maintenance gardener

skills required

We are not just a mowing service we are a team of gardeners. The work will include all aspects of garden maintenance and horticultural practices including mowing, weeding, poisoning, tree work, mulching, rubbish removal etc. All aspects of plant maintenance including planting, plant maintenance, pruning and fertilizing etc. Some aspects of landscaping including soft scapes, garden renovations and landscape works based on skill set.  Please click on this link for full job description General Garden Maintenance Position hands on role 2020


Mechanical maintenance person

skills required

Must have industry experience and be able to undertake repairs to keep the fleet rolling and in good shape

  • This role shall be up to 16 hours a week-flexible
  • Maintaining and servings  small engine equipment, such as mowers, chainsaws
  • Managing Vehicle/truck/machine service and repairs
  • Yard and equipment small repairs
  • Welding and small manufacturing of basic items
  • Most tools and workshop provided
  • Applicants must self-starters show sound mechanical understanding, some workshop experience would be helpful but not essentialMore information 0418 321 391 during the hours

 


  • Landscape Trades person with a passion for plants and soft landscapes

see Mick’s Story about the horticulture industry 

  • Nursery Horticulture person  managing the plant side of the business

 see Carolyn’s Story about the horticulture industry 

  • Maintenance gardener working in our maintenance team

 see Tim’s Story about the gardening and horticulture industry 

  • Landscaped Designer or Architect working within our design team

If you feel you are suited  to work within these roles or across several of them  we would like you to make confidential contact by phoning Peter Shaw on 0418 321 391 to find out more specifics and tell your story.  We find an initial conversation is the best way to explore the first step to possible employment.  You are also more than welcome to email your resume to info@orl.com.au.   Make sure you include several references contacts for us so we can do our home work before making contact with you, if you are a suitable candidate at the time.


Entering the landscape industry

Ocean Road Landscaping will often take on people looking to re-career into the horticulture or landscape industry. This is an exciting opportunity and the main thing we will be looking for is the right attitude and willingness having a passion for horticulture landscaping gardening is definitely a good start.  You are welcome to send in your details if you would like to enter the industry telling us much about yourself as you can and why you think you would be a good candidate when the opportunity does come up.

What does a Landscaper do? What is involved? Join Mick in this clip

below about working in Landscape Design & Construction- Geelong & Surf Coast and dealing with customers and why he loves the variety of the skills in the landscape trade, from the environment we live in, to working with a great team.

Carolyn expresses our passion for gardens, join her in this little clip below.


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To join our team of 19 Landscape Architects, Landscape professionals and Horticulturists contact our office on

03 5263 3133 or use email us

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