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Shoreline Landscape Jobs Near Forest Lake MN

Shoreline Landscape Jobs Near Forest Lake MN

If you’re interested in a landscaping career short-term or long-term, consider becoming part of our shoreline restoration crew instead.

It’s 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 typical landscaping work in that we don’t hire anyone and everyone, and 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 just because that term gives you the basic idea of what we do right away.

Whether you want to do landscaping-type work year-round or seasonally, or whether you want to be in it for the long haul or just for the next summer or two, we are hiring.

Job requirements

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

5. You cannot be what either of us would call shy.  

6. You cannot be union.

3 kinds of 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 jobs:

Job opening 1: Seasonal Laborer.  We always need young guys (high school or college-age) in the summer months.  If you’re willing to work hard and develop professionalism, you can make solid money during the warmer months.  No landscaping experience required.

Job opening 2: Year-Round Full-Time Laborer.  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 required.  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 job for you.

Job opening 3: Year-Round Full-Time Foreman.  You might call it more of “foreman internship,” because you can’t run a crew and complete safely performed, sometimes challenging, always breathtaking shoreline projects without starting as a laborer and working your way up.  But if you start there, put in the work, and show a spark, you can move up pretty quickly and perhaps run jobs solo within a season or two.  Note: we want a working foreman, not a finger-pointer with clean boots.  We want a guy who does the work “in the trenches” alongside his crew, leading by example.

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:

  • Outgoing.  Not shy.  Great sense of humor.
  • A happy warrior.  Not a grumbler.
  • More goofy than reserved.
  • A Marine type, clean-cut with dirty boots.
  • Mechanically inclined.  (If your engine doesn’t start, do you pop-the-hood or call a tow truck?)
  • Full of pride in your handiwork, whatever you’re working on.
  • Not necessarily the hardest worker, but a hard worker who can keep at it long-term and not get burned out in the process.  The best way to become a top-notch shoreline landscaper is not to quit or end up in traction.

How to apply (and how not to)

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.

Also, interested though we are, we don’t need your life story just yet.  Just send an email that tells us a little about your situation, your goals, what you’re good at, which of the 3 shoreline landscaper positions interests you most, and what you think you’d enjoy most about it.