SL Employment

Thanks to our history and reputation, Shaffer Landscapes team members have the opportunity to work in some of the most beautiful locations in Central Pennsylvania—our own nursery included. They also have the sense of satisfaction that comes from transforming an ordinary outdoor space into something extraordinary.

We provide a family atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed. Our team includes landscape designers, landscapers, and office personnel, as well as construction specialists with experience in masonry, carpentry, plumbing, and electrical.

Our culture is centered on excellence, integrity, teamwork, and balance. If you share these qualities and would like to work for a leading landscape company, we encourage you to contact us today.

To apply, please indicate which position you are applying for and fill out an application or email your resume and any accompanying materials (cover letter, design samples, etc.) to employment@shafferlandscapes.com

PO Box 371, Middleburg, PA 17842
mailing address

238 Swinehart Drive, Middleburg, PA 17842
physical address

Hardscape Crew Leader

Up to the challenge since 1985, Shaffer Landscapes designs and maintains the finest
properties in Central Pennsylvania from our 53-acre nursery headquarters.

We are seeking to grow our team with an experienced hardscape crew leader who has
the skills, knowledge and attitude to take on complex custom hardscape projects and
perform up to the standards of our discriminating clients.

Responsibilities
• Lead crew of typically one to five hardscape and landscape technicians
• Read and execute design installation plans
• Operate equipment such as skid steers, back hoes, plate tampers, and chop saws
• Maintain accurate records of materials and labor
• Communicate effectively and professionally with clients
• Maintain positive attitude and uphold Shaffer Landscapes culture

Requirements
• 10+ years hardscaping, plus demonstrated leadership
• Experience installing advanced patios, walls, garden ponds, water features, etc.
• Basic plumbing, carpentry, and electrical skills
• Ability to lift more than 50 lbs and perform other physically-demanding tasks
• Comfortable operating trucks with trailers (non-CDL) and other equipment
• Valid driver’s license
• Takes on challenges and solves problems
• Desire to learn and grow
• Able to communicate effectively and respectfully with all types of people

Benefits
• Established company in 30th year of high-quality landscaping
• Opportunity to work on high-end and large-scale residential properties
• Headquartered in mature 53-acre nursery and garden center (office is restored 19th century farm house)
• Competitive wages and benefits

We provide a family atmosphere in which employees thrive and succeed.
Our culture is centered on excellence, integrity, teamwork, and balance. If you
share these qualities and would like to work for a leading landscape company,
we encourage you to contact us today and apply.

Hardscape Technician

Up to the challenge since 1985, Shaffer Landscapes designs and maintains the finest
properties in Central Pennsylvania from our 53-acre nursery headquarters.

We are seeking to grow our team with hardscape technicians who have the skills,
knowledge and attitude to perform up to the standards of our discriminating clients.

Responsibilities
• Work with stone and other materials to construct various hardscapes
• Operate equipment such as skid steers, back hoes, plate tampers, and chop saws
• Maintain tidy work site and perform thorough cleanup before leaving
• Follow instructions; communicate effectively and respectfully
• Maintain positive attitude and uphold Shaffer Landscapes culture

Requirements
• 3+ years hardscaping experience
• Experience installing advanced patios, walls, garden ponds, water features, etc.
• Basic plumbing, carpentry, and electrical skills preferred
• Ability to lift more than 50 lbs and perform other physically-demanding tasks
• Comfortable operating trucks with trailers (non-CDL) and other equipment
• Valid driver’s license
• Desire to learn and grow

Benefits
• Established company in 30th year of high-quality landscaping
• Opportunity to work on high-end and large-scale residential properties
• Headquartered in mature 53-acre nursery and garden center (office is restored 19th century farm house)
• Competitive wages and benefits

We provide a family atmosphere in which employees thrive and succeed.
Our culture is centered on excellence, integrity, teamwork, and balance.
If you share these qualities and would like to work for a leading landscape
company, we encourage you to contact us today and apply.

Landscape crew leader

Up to the challenge since 1985, Shaffer Landscapes designs and maintains the finest
properties in Central Pennsylvania from our 53-acre nursery headquarters.

We are seeking to grow our team with an experienced landscape crew leader who has
the skills, knowledge and attitude to perform up to the standards of our discriminating clients.

Responsibilities
• Lead crews of typically two to five landscape technicians
• Execute design installation plans and follow other instructions
• Operate equipment such as edgers, gas shears, skid steers, etc.
• Maintain accurate records of materials and labor
• Communicate effectively and professionally with clients
• Maintain positive attitude and uphold Shaffer Landscapes culture

Requirements
• 10+ years landscaping, plus demonstrated leadership
• Knowledgeable about plants and landscaping (degree preferred)
• Pesticide applicator certification
• Ability to lift more than 50 lbs and perform other physically-demanding tasks
• Comfortable operating trucks with trailers (non-CDL) and other equipment
• Valid driver’s license
• Takes on challenges and solves problems
• Desire to learn and grow
• Able to communicate effectively and respectfully with all types of people

Benefits
• Established company in 30th year of high-quality landscaping
• Opportunity to work on high-end and large-scale residential properties
• Headquartered in mature 53-acre nursery and garden center (office is restored 19th century farm house)
• Competitive wages and benefits

We provide a family atmosphere in which employees thrive and succeed. Our culture is centered on
excellence, integrity, teamwork, and balance. If you share these qualities and would like to work for
a leading landscape company, we encourage you to contact us today and apply.

Landscape Technician

Up to the challenge since 1985, Shaffer Landscapes designs and maintains the finest
properties in Central Pennsylvania from our 53-acre nursery headquarters.

We are seeking to grow our team with landscape technicians who have the skills,
knowledge and attitude to perform up to the standards of our discriminating clients.

Responsibilities
• Install and prune plants using hand tools and power equipment
• Weed and clean up planting beds by hand and using herbicide
• Edge and mulch in a clean, consistent manner
• Follow instructions; communicate effectively and respectfully
• Maintain positive attitude and uphold Shaffer Landscapes culture

Requirements
• 3+ years landscaping experience
• Ability to lift more than 50 lbs and perform other physically-demanding tasks
• Comfortable operating trucks with trailers (non-CDL) and other equipment
• Valid driver’s license
• Desire to learn and grow

Benefits
• Established company in 30th year of high-quality landscaping
• Opportunity to work on high-end and large-scale residential properties
• Headquartered in mature 53-acre nursery and garden center (office is restored 19th century farm house)
• Competitive wages and benefits

We provide a family atmosphere in which employees thrive and succeed.
Our culture is centered on excellence, integrity, teamwork, and balance.
If you share these qualities and would like to work for a leading landscape
company, we encourage you to contact us today and apply.

Landscape maintenance estimator/designer

Up to the challenge since 1985, Shaffer Landscapes designs and maintains the finest
properties in Central Pennsylvania from our 53-acre nursery headquarters.

We are seeking to grow our team with an experienced estimator to help manage our
landscape maintenance division, which is includes mulching, pruning, and bed cleanup
(no lawn mowing). The ideal candidate would also have the ability to do some landscape design.

Responsibilities
• Quickly respond to landscape maintenance inquiries with accurate estimates
• Maintain relationships with existing maintenance customers
• Generate sales by being attentive and proactive
• Consult with customers and do small landscape designs
• Manage schedules and material ordering for landscape maintenance
• Work with crew leaders to ensure high quality standards
• Maintain positive attitude and uphold Shaffer Landscapes culture

Requirements
• 5+ years experience in landscaping industry
• Demonstrated leadership and management abilities
• Ability to do small landscape designs (preferred)
• Knowledge of horticulture and landscape construction
• Strong project estimating abilities
• Loves to take on challenges and solve problems
• Able to communicate effectively and respectfully with all types of people

Benefits
• Established company in 30th year of high-quality landscaping
• Opportunity to work on high-end and large-scale residential properties
• Headquartered in mature 53-acre nursery and garden center (office is restored 19th century farm house)
• Full-time position with competitive salary and benefits
• Excellent region for families, outdoor and cultural activities, and quality of life

We provide a family atmosphere in which employees thrive and succeed. Our culture is centered
on excellence, integrity, teamwork, and balance. If you share these qualities and would like to work
for a leading landscape company, we encourage you to contact us today.

Landscape designer

Up to the challenge since 1985, Shaffer Landscapes designs and maintains the finest properties in the Greater Susquehanna Valley of Central Pennsylvania from our 53-acre nursery headquarters.

We are seeking to grow our team with an experienced residential landscape designer who would like to see his or her designs executed to the highest quality standards.

This is an opportunity for a talented designer and estimator to jump right in and have an immediate impact, supported by strong sales abilities at the leadership level, skilled and seasoned crew leaders (10+ years each), and an excellent “plant palette” right outside your window.

Responsibilities
• Design landscapes and hardscapes
• Provide estimates for a variety of jobs
• Drive sales through contact with new and existing customers
• Work with crew leaders to oversee installations and other work
• Maintain positive attitude and uphold Shaffer Landscapes culture

Requirements
• 5+ years experience as designer
• Degree in landscape design
• Proficiency in landscape design software and/or hand drawing
• Knowledge of horticulture and construction
• Strong project estimating abilities
• Pride in work and attention to detail
• Creative but efficient
• Loves to take on challenges and solve problems
• Able to communicate effectively and respectfully with all types of people

Benefits
• Established company in 30th year of high-quality landscaping
• Opportunity to work on high-end and large-scale residential properties
• Experienced installation crew leaders (15+ years each) execute designs to highest standards
• Headquartered in mature 53-acre nursery and garden center (office is restored 19th century farm house)
• Full-time position with competitive salary and benefits
• Excellent region for families, outdoor and cultural activities, and quality of life

We provide a family atmosphere in which employees thrive and succeed. Our culture is centered on excellence, integrity, teamwork, and balance. If you share these qualities and would like to work for a leading landscape company, we encourage you to contact us today.

Office – Landscape Services

Monday thru Friday: 7 am to 5 pm

Saturday: 8 am to 1 pm


Nursery and Retail Outlet Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday thru Friday: 8 am to 5 pm

Saturday: 8 am to 1 pm

Or by appointment

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