Best-In-Business Culture

Ready to put your passion toward a landscaping career? To work hard and be rewarded? If yes—you’ve come to the right place. We’ve been waiting for you!

Your Next Position Awaits

It’s True—the MLI Grass Actually IS Greener.

Our employees are our biggest asset—and we invest and value them as such. Whether you are seeking part-time/seasonal work or a long-term industry career, we have a comprehensive benefit package like no other.

  • Continuing Education
  • Green Industry Certifications

    • Certified Landscape Technicians (CLT-Exterior)
    • Certified Landscape Managers (CLM)
    • Lawn Care Technician
    • Green Roof Professional (GRP)
    • Backflow Certified
    • Certified Backflow Auditor
    • Certified Irrigation Designer
    • Certified Paver Installer (ICPI)
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Safety is Our Culture.

From day one, our teams are provided expansive, hands-on, technical and problem-solving scenario-based training(s). Our teams’ safety comes first. No exceptions.

  • OSHA – 30hr & 10hr Certifications

  • CPR and First-Aid Certified

  • CCS Approved Contractor
  • Competent Person Trained

  • Accredited Safety Program

Your First Big Break Awaits!

Are you ready to see your coursework in real-world application? We have crafted a best-in-business comprehensive internship experience, providing hands-on learning and exposure to three primary business facets: Sales/Estimating, Landscape Management/Maintenance and Landscape Development/Construction. Interns are paired with experienced MLI associates/mentors, who guide and educate throughout the 10-week program.

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Part-Time/Seasonal Benefits

As premier landscaping professionals, we intend to always provide best-in-business benefits and perk programs. We value the skills, work ethic, and experience you bring to MLI and strive to continuously support and reward your efforts.

Additional Full-Time Benefits

As we consistently strive to be Indianapolis’ premier landscaping provider, it is critical to attract and retain best-in-business talent—and that is you! Whether new to your career or a seasoned professional, we have a long-term career track and benefit package to compensate your specialized expertise and talent. Let’s discuss!

Open Positions

Crew Member – Landscape Management
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US-IN-Indianapolis North

US-IN-Plainfield

Overview

Midwest Landscape Industries, Inc. is a respected landscape management and installation company. Midwest Landscape Industries, Inc. specializes in delivering exceptional commercial and residential landscape services and is part of an organization that has been growing successful companies since 2016. The company has a distinct culture that sets it apart from its competition by challenging its employees with the empowerment to chart the company’s destiny. Due to our plans for aggressive growth the Landscape Management division has an immediate opening for Landscape Crew Members.

Responsibilities

  • Crewmembers are responsible for performing landscape maintenance on properties as directed by field managers. Responsibilities include: operating various mowing and finishing equipment, performing labor functions, mulching, installation, etc.
  • Ideal candidates will have previous industry experience, a willingness to deliver quality workmanship, and a strong work ethic.
  • Great pay, benefits, and opportunities exist for training and growth!
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment screening and be able to lift 50lbs routinely.
  • Hours are typically 40-50 per week, M-F.

Midwest Landscape Industries, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other category as protected by law.

Job Type: Seasonal

Pay: $14.00 – $15.00 per hour

Design Build & Hardscape Foreman
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US-IN-Indianapolis North

Overview
To keep up with our rapid growth we are currently hiring Hardscape Foremen with experience in the green industry. MLI is completely responsible for the success of his or her projects including safety, customer contact and satisfaction, team building, production, and overall landscape maintenance quality/service.

Responsibilities
The Design Build & Hardscape Foreman is responsible for managing labor and materials in the field to complete assigned large scale residential projects. Ideal candidates will have a track record of successfully managing or being a part of hardscape, water feature, landscape and irrigation projects. Candidates should also have a good knowledge of different type of materials (natural and manmade), equipment use, plant materials, and horticultural practices, be well organized and detail oriented. A certificate/degree in Hardscape, Irrigation, or Horticulture is preferred.

Qualifications

  • A positive reference of work experience in hardscapes, landscape management or related industry
  • A strong work ethic
  • A good knowledge of hardscapes and horticultural practices
  • Be well organized and detail oriented
  • A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A desire to work with a company whose values are focused on our people, our customers, and how we perform our work every day

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $17.00 – $22.00 per hour

Irrigation Install Technician
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US-IN-Indianapolis North
US-IN-Plainfield

Overview
The Irrigation Install Technician is completely responsible for planning and executing all aspects of Irrigation installations, including installing multiple types of systems, pipe configurations, wiring within landscape installation projects.

Responsibilities
Duties include general labor management, accepting material at the site when necessary, customer relations and overseeing safety on the job.

  • Manages 3-5 employees on crews and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
    Will be responsible for ensuring all crew members are in company uniform and are wearing the proper safety gear as required (safety glasses, ear plugs, boots, etc.).
  • Will be responsible for the safety and management of crew members.
  • Must be able to work as a team member, follow instructions, and present a positive impression to our clients and employees.
  • Plans Irrigation tasks and instructs workers on projects to ensure completion by proposed completion dates.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment, including the work site, trucks, shop, and equipment. Responsible for maintaining tools and equipment and reporting issues to your manager.
  • Must have strong irrigation knowledge. General installation of sleeving, boring, valves, pipe, head placement, wire and controllers.
  • Must be proficient with irrigation machinery (walk behind and ride on trenchers, skid steer, excavator, truck and trailer, and a variety of gas powered/electric tools).
  • Must be able to competently haul machinery with trucks and trailers. CDL license a plus.
    Actively participate in team meetings.
  • Competent skills in reading and implementing irrigation design drawings.
  • Must be able to think creatively to meet site conditions and possess the ability to make decisions on and off design changes.
  • Candidate should have 3+ years of working as a crew foreman for an irrigation company.

Qualifications
Experience in irrigation installations with all major brands, competent with equipment and safety, ability to troubleshoot and read plans.
Certified Irrigation Technician – (CIT) is a plus

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $19.00 – $25.00 per hour

Human Resources Manager / Recruiter
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US-IN-Indianapolis

Overview

Midwest Landscape Industries, Inc. is a respected landscape management and installation company. Midwest Landscape Industries, Inc. specializes in delivering exceptional commercial landscape services and is part of an organization that has been growing successful companies since 2016. The company has a distinct culture that sets it apart from its competition by challenging its employees with the empowerment to chart the company’s destiny. Due to our plans for growth, the company has an immediate opening for a Human Resources / Recruiter.

Job Summary: The Human Resources Manager is a critical business partner to the CFO, CEO, and branch managers. The HR Manager will lead recruiting, talent development, employee relations, and related compliance matters at MLI, and assist in overseeing the company’s insurance and benefits portfolio. The most important responsibilities for this position are:

Partner with senior leaders and business unit managers to ensure MLI develops and attracts the best employees to support growth.
Assist in Manage insurance and benefits portfolio to protect MLI, its employees, and its customers from risk at a competitive cost.
Develop and maintain processes to ensure safe operations and compliance with laws, regulations, and obligations to customers, insurers, etc.

Key Responsibilities:

Recruiting:

  • Organize and lead MLI’s efforts to attract and retain the most successful landscaping team in the Indiana market
  • Own and improve the Company’s recruiting processes and policies
  • Manage the recruiting and onboarding processes for office-based positions
  • Update field staff onboarding processes and oversee the onboarding process
  • Organize, Attend and Promote recruiting functions.

Talent Development:

  • Promote training and development of current employees, such as basic skills training, professional certifications, continuing education, and management/executive training

Employee Relations:

  • Support managers as needed in hiring, firing, grievance, performance improvement, and other employee relations matters
  • Ensure that MLI meets contractual and regulatory obligations toward its employees.
  • Develop and manage processes for field workforce recruiting and retention, including seasonal layoffs and retention from season to season.

Insurance and Benefits:

  • Lead the selection and renewal process for insurance policies and benefit plans.
  • Manage property and injury claims to conclusion, as the liaison between insurance carriers, claimants, and the business

Policies and Procedures:

  • Ensure that MLI is “simple and easy to work with” for employees and job candidates.
  • Identify risks and gaps in existing policies and develop policies to address them.
  • Manage the annual performance review process.

Other duties as Assigned

The HR Manager reports to the CFO but influences every area of the business. They will advance the company’s strategy and support its employees by developing excellence in the human resources function. At the same time, they will work hands-on with every aspect of employee relations, recruiting, and business process improvement. If you are looking for personal and professional growth, and the challenge of leading HR for a high-performing small business, we would love to meet you.

To succeed, the HR Manager must be proactive and able to work independently, while coordinating company objectives with stakeholders’ priorities. This position requires good communication skills, organization, prioritization of competing demands, and ability to balance long-term and day-to-day tasks.

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum five years’ progressive experience in human resources, recruiting, or workforce management.
  • Bilingual English and Spanish preferred
  • Landscaping, construction, or contracting experience preferred.
  • Strong time management and communication skills; able to prioritize and work independently.
  • Able to pass MLIs’ standard background and drug screening.
  • Self-starter, attention to detail, able to work independently and manage multiple priorities.
  • Effective decision-making skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to maintain positive relationships internally and with numerous vendors.
  • In agreement with the mission and vision statement with Midwest Landscape Industries, Inc.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must be customer service oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and job costing methods are preferred

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $60,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year

Commercial Account Manager
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US-IN-Indianapolis

Overview

Commercial Landscape Account Manager will expertly manage and develop long term relationships with our commercial customers to ensure that we exceed their quality and service expectations at their property. This position will be a client liaison for MLI through outstanding service, ensuring that clients’ needs are met, creating high customer retention, identify appropriate enhancement needs and opportunities while helping the company to achieve revenue goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage assigned commercial maintenance accounts.
  • Assist where needed with other maintenance accounts (commercial.)
  • Develop, maintain, service and strengthen commercial maintenance client relationships.
  • Understand and drive the implementation of all MLI quality standards.
  • Oversee all interaction with clients and use proactive communication to keep clients informed.
  • Provide proactive site quality reviews and communicate assessments internally and externally, if necessary.
  • Conduct regular site walks to keep each site looking its best; to identify, design and implement new enhancement opportunities that maintain the original landscape design intent; and to maximize sales.
  • Protect clients’ landscape investment by identifying maintenance related issues on client properties and work with the various company departments to implement solutions.
  • Makes sure clients receive requested products and services in a timely fashion.
  • Work with cross-functional internal teams (including Irrigation and Maintenance Operations Manager) to improve the entire customer experience.
  • Develop, maintain, service and strengthen commercial maintenance client relationships.
  • Prepare and submit yearly contract renewals of your client portfolio within your assigned territory.

Qualifications:

  • Experience delivering client-focused solutions to customer needs.
  • An outgoing personality with an ethical and trustworthy approach for establishing long term client relationship.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple account management projects at a time.
  • Excellent listening, negotiation, and presentation abilities for continued enhancement sales.
  • Strong plant identification and knowledge.
  • Design abilities a plus.
  • Solid experience with CRM software, (Asset, Windows, XP and Microsoft Office)
  • Irrigation experience not necessary, but a plus.
  • Sense of humor is a plus!

Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to communicate easily and proficiently both written and verbally.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in horticulture, landscape horticulture, agronomy.
  • Business background or sales experience a plus.

Physical Demands
This position regularly requires the employee to stand for long periods of time, walk on uneven ground, and verbally communicate clearly.

Position Type
This is a full-time, year-round position.

Travel
Travel will mostly be in town, but there may be times where you will be expected to travel to attend conferences, Job fairs, training sessions etc.

Work Authorization
Must be Authorized to work in the United States.

Other Duties
Please note this job listing is not designed to encompass all activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required daily. Duties and activities may change without notice. Assist in the Residential Maintenance side, if needed.

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $50,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year

Residential Account Manager
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US-IN-Indianapolis

Overview

Residential Landscape Account Manager will expertly manage and develop long term relationships with our residential customers to ensure that we exceed their quality and service expectations at their property. This position will be a client liaison for MLI through outstanding service, ensuring that clients’ needs are met, creating high customer retention, identify appropriate enhancement needs and opportunities while helping the company to achieve revenue goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage assigned commercial maintenance accounts.
  • Assist where needed with other maintenance accounts (residential)
  • Develop, maintain, service and strengthen commercial maintenance client relationships.
  • Understand and drive the implementation of all MLI quality standards.
  • Oversee all interaction with clients and use proactive communication to keep clients informed.
  • Provide proactive site quality reviews and communicate assessments internally and externally, if necessary.
  • Conduct regular site walks to keep each site looking its best; to identify, design and implement new enhancement opportunities that maintain the original landscape design intent; and to maximize sales.
  • Protect clients’ landscape investment by identifying maintenance related issues on client properties and work with the various company departments to implement solutions.
  • Makes sure clients receive requested products and services in a timely fashion.
  • Work with cross-functional internal teams (including Irrigation and Maintenance Operations Manager) to improve the entire customer experience.
  • Develop, maintain, service and strengthen commercial maintenance client relationships.
  • Prepare and submit yearly contract renewals of your client portfolio within your assigned territory.

Qualifications:

  • Experience delivering client-focused solutions to customer needs.
  • An outgoing personality with an ethical and trustworthy approach for establishing long term client relationship.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple account management projects at a time.
  • Excellent listening, negotiation, and presentation abilities for continued enhancement sales.
  • Strong plant identification and knowledge.
  • Design abilities a plus.
  • Solid experience with CRM software, (Asset, Windows, XP and Microsoft Office)
  • Irrigation experience not necessary, but a plus.
  • Sense of humor is a plus!

Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to communicate easily and proficiently both written and verbally.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in horticulture, landscape horticulture, agronomy.
  • Business background or sales experience a plus.

Physical Demands
This position regularly requires the employee to stand for long periods of time, walk on uneven ground, and verbally communicate clearly.

Position Type
This is a full-time, year-round position.

Travel
Travel will mostly be in town, but there may be times where you will be expected to travel to attend conferences, Job fairs, training sessions etc.

Work Authorization
Must be Authorized to work in the United States.

Other Duties
Please note this job listing is not designed to encompass all activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required daily. Duties and activities may change without notice. Assist in the Residential Maintenance side, if needed.

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $50,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year

Internship Program
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MLI’s diverse portfolio of landscape projects from streetscapes, parks, healthcare facilities, residential, green roofs, and office parks, provides many unique opportunities for motivated individuals. MLI 10-week paid internships provide concentration in the following areas:

  • Sales & Estimating / Business Administration – (3 Week Period)
  • Landscape Management / Maintenance – (4 Week Period)
  • Horticultural Plant & Turf Care Management / Account & Area Management / Enhancements / Irrigation Services
  • Landscape Development / Construction – (3 Week Period)
  • Commercial Construction / Residential Design Build / Project Management / Project Engineering

Additional internship benefits include:

  • Compensation – MLI offers a paid internship with the specific pay rate dependent upon experience level. MLI also offers additional compensation for overtime hours that exceed a 40-hour work week.
  • Cross-Training – MLI provides opportunities to work and learn skills in several different positions—proving real-world insights to your potential niche/best fit.
  • Housing – For any non-Indianapolis based students, MLI will make every attempt to secure and largely pay (monthly allowance) for local housing.
  • Career Opportunities – Upon successful internship completion, you will be eligible for full-time opportunities upon graduation.
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