Lawn Care Technician

Employment Type: FULL_TIMEFull Time

The Opportunity

As a Lawn Care Technician, you will operate spray equipment and machinery to apply various herbicides to commercial and residential accounts. You will also be responsible for ensuring the safe application of all weed control measures as indicated by products MSDS. Snow removal operations are required for this position. 

Responsibilities

Operations
  • Schedule
    • Schedules applications based on contract requirements.
    • Organizes and prioritizes weed control inspections, maintenance and responses. 
    • Coordinate with Account Managers, Administrator(s) and/or Mowing Supervisors for the applications.
  • Maintain Designscapes Colorado's quality standards throughout the season.
Materials and Equipment 
  • Operates tools and equipment for the application of various herbicides.
  • Order products needed and coordinate delivery and storage.
  • Responsible for keeping track of the maintenance of equipment and tools for the application of herbicides.
Administrative Paperwork
  • Complete timesheets and submit by the established deadline.
  • Complete spray reports and records and submit work orders by the established deadline.
  • Order chemicals and keep track of product.
  • Keep all spray records according to the Department of Agriculture.
Safety 
  • Maintain safety standards on the project by verifying that each employee knows the safety practices required by their position.
    • Conduct safety inspections of the project site.
    • Immediately report any hazards to the supervisors and constantly watch for safety problems.
    • Immediately report any employee injury to the supervisor, account manager or division manager.
    • Ensure proper use of PPE.
Snow Removal
  • During winter months when herbicide applications are no longer scheduled, you must be available 24/7 to assist in removing snow from various industrial and residential properties and complete snow removal logs.
  • Winter projects.

Qualifications

Education and Experience 
  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • One (1) to two (2) years of experience spraying chemicals.
  • One (1) or more years of experience in landscaping or related field preferred.
  • A valid driver's license and clean MVR helpful. 
Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • The ability to read, understand and perform basic arithmetic.
  • Knowledge of application safety practices.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Landscape Industry Certified Technician (LICT) and Commercial Driver's License helpful.
  • Thorough knowledge of the limitations of the specific types of construction equipment.
Competencies 
  • Must possess excellent people skills and demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Develop and maintain open, two-way communication with all team members.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates a high level of initiative to improve efficiencies.
  • Builds a strong sense of teamwork with coworkers.
  • Displays a positive attitude and is courteous to others.
  • Professional in appearance and presentation.
  • Assists in promoting the company to the public in a positive manner.
  • Takes pride in the work preformed.
  • Accepts the initiative to take on additional work if necessary. 
  • Listens well and follows directions provided.
  • Shows integrity and consistency in all aspects of performing the job.
  • Attends and actively participates in all necessary meetings.

Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Activity Rarely Occasionally Frequently Constantly
Balancing     X  
Bending     X  
Carrying     X  
Climbing   X    
Crawling   X    
Crouching   x    
Eye/Hand/Foot coordination     X  
Hearing       X
Lifting (# of lbs.)     50-75 lbs.  
Pulling     X  
Pushing     X  
Kneeling     X  
Reaching     X  
Repetitive motions     X  
Stooping     X  
Standing     X  
Talking     X  
Walking     X  
Sitting        
Working Outside       X

Travel Requirements
  • Type of travel: In company vehicle
  • Percent of travel: 35%
Driver's License Requirements
  • Must have a valid Driver's License
  • Reason for Driver's License: Drive company vehicle
Working Weather Conditions
Weather Type N/A Rarely Occasionally Frequently Constantly
Extreme cold     Seasonal    
Extreme heat       X  
Temperature changes       X  
Humidity     X    
Wet     X    
Noise       X  
Vibration       X  
Hazards       X  
 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, squat and lift objects. May be required to lift and/or move up to 50 to 75 pounds. Must be able to drive during the course of work.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Moderately undesirable working conditions. (i.e. occasional exposure to significant levels of temperature, air pollution, noise pollution, chemical gases and substances; physical trauma conditions of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises and minor burns). The work schedule varies depending on the weather. The position is required to work weekends (Sat/Sun) or late at night. The crew should be flexible with availability depending on the needs of the customers.

The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the associate a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of is/her position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of this position.

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