Adaptive Construction Solutions

Landscape Technician Apprentice

Adaptive Construction Solutions - Houston, TX

Landscape Technician Apprentice - Military Veteran

Adaptive Construction Solutions - Houston, TX

 

Landscape Technician Apprentice - Military Veteran

Adaptive Construction Solutions (ACS) is looking for military veterans interested in starting a career in the Landscaping Industry. Candidates must be based in the Greater Houston area. Landscape Technicians perform services such as line trimming, edging, weeding, mulching, and fertilization of ornamental landscape beds. They conduct basic small gas tool maintenance of replacement of air filters, blades, cleaning carburetors, recognize and report damage.

Upon placement into a full-time job, apprentices begin employment by participating in up to 2-3 weeks of orientation and craft training. Apprentices are paid wages during this extended orientation/training. Training is sponsored by employers and the workforce system.

Adaptive Construction Solutions

ACS is a veteran owned and operated organization committed to enhancing lives through in demand careers. ACS is a sponsor of Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship programs for multiple occupations.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Gain meaningful employment
  • Paid on-the-job training
  • Receive tuition free education
  • Earn incremental pay increases
  • Obtain industry-recognized credentials

What is Apprenticeship?

The apprenticeship model is leading the way in preparing American workers to compete in today’s economy. Apprenticeship allows an individual to earn while they learn. It includes:

  1. Paid Job: Earn a competitive wage from day one with incremental pay increases as relevant skills are obtained.
  2. Education: Gain knowledge through structured learning and on-the-job training while mentored by industry professionals.
  3. Career: Secure your future by earning industry-recognized nationally-portable certificates and credentials.

Compensation

Starting at $14.00 + per hour during orientation and training with incremental wage increases as competencies are achieved. Veterans are eligible to apply for a monthly housing allowance as part of their GI Bill Benefits.

Role of a Landscape Technician

Construction laborers perform a wide range of duties such as:

  • Basic landscape maintenance such as line trimming, edging, mulching, and pruning of ornamental landscape beds
  • Herbicide bag pack spot spraying
  • Litter control on landscape areas and hardscape areas
  • Spot fertilization of ornamental landscape beds
  • Basic small gas tool maintenance of replacement of air filters, blades, cleaning carburetors
  • Recognize and report damaged or faulty irrigation system of broken heads, wash outs, dry spots
  • Assist with other duties when necessary

Work Environment

As one may expect, landscaping is performed in physically demanding and conditions requiring heightened situational awareness. These include but are not limited to cold winters and hot summers. As a result, workers must be willing to work in austere (strict) safety conditions.

Veterans Benefits

Training is sponsored by employers and the workforce system. While earning wages and learning a skilled trade, veterans may utilize their GI Bill benefits to receive a tax-free monthly housing allowance. The combination of wages and GI Bill benefits helps veterans earn journey-level wages while progressing in an apprenticeship program.

Candidate Requirements (no experience required)

  • Be based in the Houston, TX area
    • Willingness to submit to drug screening, physical and background check
    • Have a valid government issued identification card or driver’s license and clean MVR
    • Must have reliable transportation to the job site
      • Able to carry 50/60lbs of equipment and lift 100lbs
      • Proven commitment to safety
      • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule

      Preference is provided to applicants who have served in the Armed Forces

      Next Steps: If you are interested and meet the requirements, please complete the application.

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      Posted On: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
      Compensation: $14.00



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