Why Work at Quiet Nature Ltd?

On-going Training

All of our staff are constantly improving their skills (and honing their landscape craft) through both on-the-job training and industry certified courses. Have a landscape passion? We'll help you fine tune it!

Great equipment

We believe in running an efficient operation, and a big part of that is running efficient equipment. We keep a fleet of new vehicles and machinery to ensure that your jobs run smooth.

Award Winning Projects

We've won more awards for landscape construction than any other company in the area. You can take pride in knowing that you're building unique projects with a sought after firm.

WE'RE ALWAYS IN SEARCH OF LOCAL TALENT!!

Who are we?

Located in Ayr, Ontario, we are a multiple award winning landscape design and construction firm focused on the creation of sustainable landscape solutions, ecological restoration projects, water features, natural swim ponds, natural stonework, and walkways & patios.  We're a rapidly growing business looking to add more all-stars to the team. We like to have a good time both in and outside of the job, but also know how to bust our asses when there’s work to be done. We want good people and promise that you won’t be paired up with any slackers!

 

What kind of person works at Quiet Nature?

An environmentally conscious outdoors enthusiast with a positive, down to earth attitude who is hard working and driven yet has an easy going personality and knows that success is in the details while they adapt on the fly in a creative and professional manner and supports the growth of his/her fellow workers in a trustworthy way. That’s who.  

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Current Openings:

In search of talent once again....See below for current employment opportunities

Landscape Labourers (posted Sept 11th 2017)

Reports to:  Crew Supervisor

Summary:  The Landscape Laborer is responsible for performing a variety of work tasks (generally physical labor) in order to assist with the completion of landscape construction projects. The landscape laborer will be required to operate a variety of tools and equipment to carry out specified job tasks.

Core Capabilities:

  • Customer and quality focus
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Team work
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Responsibility and dependability
  • Ethics and integrity

Job Duties:

  • Assist in the preparation of jobsites prior to the beginning of a project
  • Operate various tools and equipment, including: chainsaws, jackhammers, laser levels, measurement equipment, shovels, hammers, drills, etc.
  • Mix, pour, and spread concrete
  • Assist in the construction of walkways, fences, decks, posts, etc.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by conducting inspections, lubricating, and cleaning on a daily basis
  • Dig ditches or trenches
  • Perform land clearing activities
  • Plant and maintain garden beds and lawns
  • Load and unload materials, tools, and equipment required to complete landscape construction projects
  • Transport materials using shovels, wheelbarrows, carts, dollies, and hand lifting/carrying
  • Assist foreman with job-related tasks
  • Read and interpret blueprints, structural drawings, and specifications to perform work activities
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times
  • Comply with all company policies and regulations
  • Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Minimum one-year experience in the landscape/construction industry
  • Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications
  • Knowledge of specific materials, methods, tools and equipment required to complete various landscape/construction practices
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and as part of a team
  • Ability to walk, stand, crouch for long periods of time and carry out strenuous physical tasks
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a valid driver’s license and safe driving record

Work Conditions:

  • Ability to work with hand tools, power tools, small engine equipment, and materials
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. repeatedly through an entire work shift
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Requires good manual dexterity
  • Excellent stamina is required
  • Work near heavy equipment and other vehicles on a regular basis
  • Work outdoors in various conditions including heat and humidity, rain, dust, noise, and cold
  • Flexible working hours including occasional weekend work

Planting Technicians (posted August 30th 2017)

**Looking for candidates available from now until December 2017, possible contract renewal in March.**

Summary:

Quiet Nature’s Naturalization division works alongside other trades and contractors to enhance, restore, and create natural spaces. Our projects include; naturalizing stormwater ponds, planting trees in residential and commercial areas, creating meadow and prairie habitat, and woodlot enhancement on rural properties. Projects can last from a few days to several weeks, and typically involve planting several thousand native trees and shrubs.

The Planting Technician is a nature-lovin’ people person who is genuinely enjoyable to be around.They have a relentless drive and a keen ability to focus and stay motivated. They thrive under pressure, are excited by a challenge and the opportunity to learn new skills. They assist the Naturalization Lead Hand by contributing to an efficient, productive, and safe jobsite. Their main responsibility is planting trees and shrubs.

 

Core Capabilities:

  • Positive attitude and a good sense of humour
  • Hand planting native trees and shrubs
  • Tree and shrub identification
  • Focused on overall project goals and working as a team
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Responsible and dependable
  • Ability to meet at the shop or jobsite each day
  • Able to focus and stay motivated during strenuous work and/or repetitive tasks
  • High Fives

Additional skills that would be an asset:

  • Experience tree planting
  • Driving truck and trailer (enclosed and flatbed)
  • Power tool, chainsaw experience
  • Skid Steer and Mini Ex Operation
  • Lead hand/supervisor experience

Job Duties:

  • Receive daily instructions from Lead Hand or Naturalization Division Manager
  • Follow standard operating procedures
  • Plant trees and shrubs
  • Operate power tools/equipment including, but not limited to; line trimmers, gas powered augers, power drills, chainsaws
  • Conduct daily inspections and maintenance on vehicles, tools, and equipment
  • Assist the lead hand/manager in other work-related duties including construction projects, nursery maintenance, shop and yard maintenance, vehicle and equipment maintenance
  • Maintain a safe and organized jobsite
  • Comply with all company policies and regulations
  • Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations
  • Help the construction and maintenance divisions when required

Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Ability to report directly to job sites in various locations
  • Education/knowledge gained in a field related to Naturalization/Landscaping

Work Conditions:

  • Fast paced environment
  • In close proximity to equipment
  • Loud, dusty, hot, rainy, cold, wet!
  • 10 hour days Monday to Friday, and occasional Saturdays

If interested, please email your resume to info@quietnature.ca.  You can also fax to 519 632 9058.  Thanks

 

Stunning Landscapes & Satisfied Clients

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Giving Back to Mother Nature

"I selected Quiet Nature because I liked the artistic style of their landscapes and the concept of a low maintenance, drought-resistant garden. We've been able to give back to mother nature and have a fabulously beautiful backyard!"

 - Angela
Waterloo, Ontario

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The End Result is Beautiful

"We were very pleased with the Butterfly Garden rejuvenation project that Quiet Nature planned and installed for us. The end result is beautiful, within our budget and was created using no power tools."

 - Victoria Lant
Northlake Woods School Council;  Waterloo, Ontario

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View Examples of Our Award-Winning Work

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From backyard patios to swimming pools, natural gardens, wildflower meadows and so much more, our commitment to delivering exceptional results makes every project truly special. Our award-winning designs reach far beyond the traditional confines of landscaping, thanks to our  dedication to producing work that doesn't compromise on our ideals. 

We believe the beauty of our natural world should be available to everyone, and our innovative designs highlight the versatility of sustainable landscaping. It's a unique strategy that has successfully contributed to the creation of some of our area's most impressive residential backyards, low maintenance gardens, and stunning water features.

Take a few moments to explore our previous work and get inspired for your next landscape design project. 

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