Landscape Construction - Crew Member

TOPIARIUS Chicago, IL $18.00 to $20.00 per hour

The Role:

We are looking for a Landscape Construction Crew Member to help construct a multitude of and a variety of landscape projects that include carpentry, paving/hard-scaping, and planting. This position is for the person that wants to be challenged by the complexity, sophistication, and elaborateness of Topiarius’ designs. (You are able to do all kinds of different projects with different tasks! This is awesome!!). Under the direction of the Operations Manager and with a with a 12-15-person team, this person will help redesign Chicago’s urban landscape one rooftop and yard at a time. (Amazing!!)

Who We Are:

Topiarius is landscape design, build and maintenance company whose mission it is to be Chicago’s #1 luxury brand for outdoor sanctuaries. Since 2003, Topiarius has aspired to redesign the Chicago urban landscape one rooftop and yard at a time. Where there is concrete, we want nature. Where there is empty space, we want stunning restorative beauty. Our work is based on the fundamental believe that nature is an essential sanctuary for humans. You can learn more about Topiarius at

What You Will Do:

Technical Role

  • Install trees, shrubs, and perennials in ground and in containers.
  • Build and install basic carpentry-related construction projects.
  • Install basic in-ground paving projects.
  • Install and troubleshoot in-line drip irrigation systems.
  • Operate general landscape equipment (e.g. leaf blower, power water).
  • Operate basic carpentry equipment.
  • Operate hardscape installation equipment.
  • Install mulch.
  • Work appropriately with potentially hazardous chemicals, such as but not limited to, fertilizers and pesticides.


  • Comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Help solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Help maintain cleanliness, operation, and inventory of all assigned supplies, equipment and vehicle.
  • Responsible for pro-actively speaking with Crew Leader to clarify duties at specific job sites.
  • Work in cooperation with other crew members and for a Crew Leader in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Maintain a professional, helpful, and optimistic attitude when working with all Topiarius staff and clients.

Who You Are:

You identify with our culture. Topiarius employees are expected to perform with honesty, integrity, and optimism. We enjoy our work and find it very satisfying and have a strong work ethic. We enjoy each other’s company and choose to work as a team and not a lone wolf. We take the details seriously; they are what allows us to stand apart from our competition. And follow through is in the fabric of all we do.

You enjoy working on different kinds of projects utilizing different skills. Each of our projects is unique. There may be common threads that repeat, but every client’s site is one of a kind. Our projects include woodworking, metal fabrication, basic electrical and plumbing, planting perennials, trees, and shrubs, and hard scaping. 

You aim for excellence. You are someone that doesn’t just show up to “phone” in the day. You are mature and professional. You arrive with a smile and early to get your day organized. You understand that clean tools and a clean/organized vehicle make your day successful. You exude pride in all that you do but are humble enough to know when you need to ask for help.

You are curious and problem solve. Nothing we do is ever the same. As mentioned there will be common threads to each project, but once on site you will address nuances and unforeseen circumstances. It goes with the territory. So, you are someone that does not get thrown off by this kind of “roadblock.” You enjoy the challenge to solve problems and even have the smarts to ask for help so that the work can be completed in a timely and efficient manner.

 You enjoy working with a team. You understand that your crew leader assigns you projects. While you have many skills, you understand that others do as well, and you can only benefit from learning from them when necessary.

Required Background:

  • 1-3 years of experience in the landscape construction industry.
  • Speak basic conversational English.
  • The ability count, add, and subtract.
  • Ability to perform landscape construction skills in a guided and skillful manner.
  • Proof of Covid vaccination.

Expected Activity and Movement:

You will frequently lift, carries, or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to several hundred pounds using appropriate tools. You will typically bend, stoops, and crouches on a regular basis. You will constantly move about to work. You will regularly operate and cleans construction and carpentry equipment. You will repeatedly climb stairs and occasionally ladders. You will repetitively work in locations of height (i.e., roof decks, balconies). And you will be working in outdoor conditions (for instance low to high temperatures, rain, sun, wind, etc.)

Desirable Background:

  • Experience working with technology, such as cell phone apps.
  • High School degree.
  • Higher education degree.
  • OSHA certified.

What We Provide:

Hours and Compensation:

Mon-Fri 6:30 am – 3:30/4 pm. Minimum 40 hours per week with potential overtime. Potential for Saturday hours.

$18-$20 per hour.


Paid Holidays. Paid Time Off (up to 10 days in first year) and Paid Sick time (up to 40 hours each year). Medical and dental insurance plans (PPO/HSA and HMO options). Dental Insurance. Retirement plan available after 1 year of employment & minimum 1000 hours of worked. Complimentary Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability plans.

Other Details:

Topiarius is a non-union shop. Our final candidates may be required to undergo a background check. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or other status protected by applicable law. And nothing in this job description restricts the supervisor’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

To Apply:

First, we highly suggest you visit Topiarius’ website ( to become familiar with our company.

Secondly, if you are interested, please apply. We will contact you if we are interested. So please no phone calls.




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