Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in any of our open positions:

2021 Positions Open

Schmechtig Landscape Company is an established and expanding landscape maintenance, irrigation, and design/construction firm, serving the North Shore and Northwest suburbs of Chicago who is celebrating 60+ years. We look for people who have the ability to learn, who can set goals and achieve those goals and who want to be in an organization where they can grow their careers. Our employees have a good appreciation of the organization, its history and core values. Schmechtig Landscapes encourages and supports continuing education. We promote from within providing you an understanding of procedures, processes and relationships within the organization. Employees work within the area of promotion to have a hands-on approach affording a complete understanding to the fundamental workings in order to manage properly and effectively. This ensures a successful transition both for you, the department and ultimately the company.

Landscape Construction Department

Landscape Construction Crew Member:
Position requires the ability to install both plants and hardscapes at a high level of quality and efficiency. A thorough understanding of planting and building principles is beneficial. Must have a valid Driver’s License with a clean record. Landscape Industry Certified and bilingual a plus but not required.

Landscape Maintenance Department

Landscape Maintenance Field Supervisor:
Position requires thorough knowledge of landscape maintenance and maintenance enhancements procedures; 5 years minimum experience as a supervisor or foreman overseeing and maintaining high end residential properties including managing multiple crews; knowledge of production and job costing; proficient w/computers and mobile devices; excellent understanding of maintenance and horticultural practices; horticulture degree or certificate, Landscape Industry Certified and bilingual a plus. Must have a valid Driver’s License with a clean record.

Landscape Maintenance Crew Foreman:
We are looking for Foreman to work with us through the 2021 landscape season to perform the following duties: Supervise landscape crew of 2 to 4 laborers; perform routine landscape services inclusive of (but not limited to) mowing, edging, trimming, planting, debris removal, etc.; ensure landscape jobs are completed per contract specifications; assist laborers with the proper use of landscape equipment; enforce safety; keep track of crew hours; submit daily time sheets to Account Manager; maintain communication with Account Manager regarding status of the mowing schedule, job completion, crew performance, etc.; demonstrate courteous and professional customer service skills; communicate clearly and effectively with customers; ensure landscape equipment is working properly; make sure you keep trailer inventory up to date. Candidate must have a driver’s license with a clean record is required and worked on crews as a seasonal landscape maintenance field support worker for 3 years.

Seasonal Landscape Maintenance Crew – Field Support:
We are looking for field crew support people to work with us through the 2021 landscape season to perform landscape duties: mowing, edging, trimming, planting, debris removal and more.
No experience required, we will train. This is a great entry level position for a career in landscaping.

Irrigation and Lighting Department

Irrigation Technician:
We are seeking an Irrigation/Lighting Technician. The candidate will be responsible for the start-up, shut-down, repair and installation of residential irrigation systems and low voltage lighting systems. Must be able to diagnose, troubleshoot and conduct all irrigation repairs pertaining to wiring, valves, heads, controllers etc. and proficient in the use of basic maintenance hand tools: shovel, water hose, quick coupler key, and wire tracker. Candidate must have 3 years work experience in irrigation/lighting service and a valid driver’s license with a clean record.

Irrigation and Lighting Field Support:
We are looking an Irrigation/Lighting Field Support people to work with us through the 2021 landscape season to perform duties such as dig trenches for irrigation and low voltage lighting systems or piping and support the irrigation technician or manager in the repairs and installation of the irrigation systems.
No experience necessary, the irrigation technician will train. This is a great entry level position for a career in irrigation and low voltage lighting.