Shoreline Landscape Jobs Near Forest Lake MN: We’re Hiring for Full-Time / Year Round Careers and for Summer Jobs
If you’re interested in a short-term or long-term job, like working outdoors, and want good pay and unlimited overtime and many ways to move up the food chain, consider joining our shoreline restoration crew. We build erosion-resistant and beautiful shorelines for customers, and always have all the work we can handle. Apply now or read on to find out more.
In case you’re thinking, “Great, but I don’t know anything about shorelines,” lakeshore work is much like landscaping, except it’s near the water’s edge. We work with materials like stone, fabric, loam, sand, crushed rock, mulch, edging, patios, sod, seed, and of course the water itself. We typically pay $16/hour, but can and often do go higher based on your experience, performance, etc.
Shoreline work is also similar to landscaping work in the sense that you get to work with your hands, work outdoors, work with friendly and easygoing guys, get a daily workout, and learn a skill. At the same time, it’s not like the typical landscape job, in that we don’t hire any old bag of bones.
We’re obsessed with craftsmanship that everyone will be proud of. We never rush through a job – and always take our time in an effort to achieve true perfection. We call it “shoreline landscaping” for the purposes of hiring, because that term gives you the basic idea of what we do.
Whether you want to do shoreline restoration work year-round or just as a summertime job, we are hiring.
Job requirements of working on our shoreline restoration crew
We don’t want to waste each other’s time, so please know that we absolutely cannot hire you unless you meet a few basic criteria:
1. You must be able to pass a drug test and not have other substance-related demons.
2. Your background check must not cause us any great concern.
3. Your driving record must not cause us any great concern.
4. You must live within 20 miles of Forest Lake, MN.
2 shoreline landscaper job openings
If you meet the above criteria, you’re probably a good fit for one or more shoreline landscaping positions. We have openings for 3 different kinds of shoreline restoration jobs:
Shoreline landscape job opening 1: Summer / Seasonal Worker. We always need young guys (high school or college-age) in the spring, summer, and fall months. If you’re only available in the SUMMER (June-August) and not in the spring and fall, that’s OK. If you’re willing to work hard and develop professionalism, you can make solid money during the warmer months. We offer unlimited overtime (we don’t cut you off after 40 hours a week), so you can squeeze a lot out of however many months you’re with us in a season. No landscaping experience required.
Shoreline landscape job opening 2: Year-Round Full-Time Worker. If you want to work hard with a great crew and make decent money year-round, we’ll always have work for you. No landscaping experience is needed, though that’s always a bonus. The typical starting pay is $16/hour, with many ways to earn more, like through experience and performance. Because we offer unlimited overtime, you can earn as much as you want in a given week. If you’re with us full-time you will always have the opportunity to assume more responsibility and move up the totem pole. Note: especially if you work for another company and feel underpaid, underappreciated, or as though there’s nowhere to advance to, then this is probably the perfect job for you.
By the way, you can always work your way up to the foreman job, in which you lead the crew. How much “in the trenches” work you need to do first depends on how much experience you’ve already got – in landscaping, construction, or a mechanical trade. Just the same, if you put in the work and show you’re more than just what’s in your socks, you can move up pretty quickly and perhaps run jobs solo within a season or two. We want a working foreman, not a finger-pointer with clean boots. We want a guy who does the work alongside his crew, leading by example like William Wallace in Braveheart. (Find out more here and apply here.)
Whichever position you’re interested in, in addition to the 5 points we mentioned a few minutes ago, we’d also like you to be:
- Not offended easily or constantly. Even when you are, you’re pretty good at letting it roll off your back.
- Outgoing: not shy.
- Wired to see the humor in things.
- A happy warrior. Not a grumbler.
- Full of pride in your handiwork, whatever you’re working on.
- Bonus: if you happen to be an outdoorsman (e.g., a hunter, a fisherman, snowmobiler, etc.) you’ll feel right at home.
How to apply (and how not to) for this great job
If you want a rude reply (or no reply) from me, ask how much we pay, send me a two-liner, send us just your resume, or send an email that makes us wonder whether you soaked up everything we plainly stated a minute ago. Good judgment in how you ask for a job is a sign you’ll show good judgment on the job. Likewise for basic reading skills.