Careers with Cool Ponds

Landscape Crew Member

On Cool Ponds' landscape crew, you'll work with our small, amazing team, creating all types of incredible backyard landscaping projects for our customers. There's really no better feeling than seeing that huge smile on customer's face when we've completed their backyard paradise! At Cool Ponds you will be shown respect, have an incredible work/life balance, and be rewarded for your hard work.
Job Description 

Here’s what your job will entail:

  • Work days Tuesday - Friday 8am - 6pm (you will love having three day weekends!).

  • We will train you in everything you need to know about pond building and maintenance. 

  • This is a seasonal job that runs March through November.

  • Building water features requires great communication. You’ll work closely with all members of our staff.

 

This position involves two facets -- pond installation and some pond maintenance.

Only a small part of the job but a very important part, the pond maintenance tasks occur in March and April and for a couple weeks in the fall. This involves independently driving a company vehicle to clients homes and performing maintenance tasks on their water feature such as cleaning the water feature, pump replacements, etc. 

The pond installation part of this position happens May through November. This is where are installation crew shines! During installation season you will install water features for clients at their homes. You and the rest of our crew go to a new location every day to several days.  All jobsites are local. 

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Why Cool Ponds Rocks 

We are highly protective of our play time! Our landscape crew works Tuesday through Friday from 8am to 6pm. We work hard during those 40 hour work weeks, but it's worth the sweat for three day weekends! 

One of the reasons Cool Ponds has been around since 2004 is our ability to adapt and grow. We need fellow team members who are just as adaptable. We are a family run business that treats their employees like part of our family.

We are also a tobacco-free company. We believe very strongly in creating a safe and comfortable work environment for our entire crew and our customers. 


All of us at Cool Ponds have chosen our careers because we genuinely love our work. We love what we do. We have a ton of fun working together. If you love working hard but you're missing joy in your work day, then this is a job for you.
Qualifications
  • A proven capacity to do strenuous, outdoor labor.  Qualified candidates will have landscaping work history or the equivalent. We do not count lawn maintenance or mowing as equivalent work history. Although this job is rewarding, it is physically hard. 
     
  • Steady work history. We need to know we can count on you. There is extensive training involved in the position. Qualified candidates will need to have proven work experience -- a good length of time at prior jobs.
  • A willingness to learn. We will teach you everything you need to know.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions. We work in some really tough conditions. Indiana summers are hot. And cleaning a pond in March is cold. If you can work hard and still have a smile on your face, you'll fit in just fine.
  • You'll need to love being outdoors. We try to mimic nature as best as we can. To understand how to build a natural waterfall, you'll need to know what a natural waterfall looks like!​​
  • Clear communication. You'll be texting, emailing, calling, and speaking face to face not only with your fellow landscape crew members but with every member of Cool Ponds. And your customers too.
  • A fun-loving attitude. What's the point of working a job if it's no fun to you? We come to work every day excited to be here -- what we do is cool and the people we work with are fun to be around.
Compensation
 
  • Crew members earn $18 - $24 per hour
  • 3 day weekends

  • Paid time off

 

We have a wonderful group of people that work here at Cool Ponds. When we asked our current crew "What's something about working here that we left off this job ad?", they all answered: the culture.

 

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Applying
We ask that you please apply onlineIf your work history and personality questions fit for what we're looking for, we will get in touch with you for an interview. 
Physical Demands

In order to perform this job, landscape crew members will be physically required to:

  • Lift 80+lbs

  • Kneel, bend, crouch, and climb in and out of holes

  • Stand for long periods of time

  • Ability to communicate orally with customers and crew members 

  • Operate hand tools such as shovels and pickaxes 

  • Operate machinery

  • Visually observe job site to maintain high safety standards for both Cool Ponds’ employees and customers

  • Work outdoors in all types of weather conditions


 

Please note that we will also require a valid driver’s license and ability to pass a drug test. All Cool Ponds’ property, vehicles, and job sites are tobacco-free.