We are a local full service landscape contracting firm inviting qualified candidates to fill a vacancy in our Plant Healthcare [PHC] department.
Interested parties should possess a strong interest in the area of horticulture to include plant healthcare by performing targeted spray applications and fertilizing in both commercial & residential settings in a safe and efficient manner while thoroughly adhering to local, state & federal regulations in order to achieve assigned production & quality goals.
Required Licensing/Certifications –
Current OR Commercial Pesticide Applicators license to include categories 801, 802. Or, have the ability to obtain one within the 1st 90 days of hire.
Valid OR driver’s license & insurable record
Required Skills/Attributes –
Have the flexibility to accept occasional work schedule adjustments to accommodate seasonal & project demand without exception.
Identify PNW plants and their care to include fertility, watering and maintenance. Concurrently, be able to accurately identify local disease and insect/mite pests encountered within our client base.
Identify PNW weeds and as well as a basic knowledge of their control including the use of selective and nonselective herbicide.
Knowledge of turf fertilizer application including calibration of various granular fertilizer applicators.
Have previous spray application experience and a strong willingness to learn the proper technique.
Have competent, safe driving & road negotiation skills to include map reading and/or GPS devices.
Physical Requirements –
Walk, stand and negotiate uneven terrain, stairs, and fluctuating seasonal outdoor weather.
Safely lift moderate amounts of weight daily, including the handling of up to +200’ of hose in order to make spray applications.
Tolerate frequent bending in order to make low applications while also relying on both upper & lower body to provide thorough spray coverage.
Wear assigned personal protective equipment [PPE] and keep in good working order.
Performance Criteria –
Be an effective communicator in English.
Be a proactive team player with a positive outcome/results driven orientation.
Have a passion for horticulture and a drive to helping people resolve issues in their respective landscape.
Interact with clients on a professional level in order to maintain strong customer relations while also maintaining/developing a civil and cordial rapport with co-workers.
Have the initiative to learn plant healthcare techniques & strategies and put them effectively into play.
Successfully complete legible daily spray records and meet all production goals, efficiently.