Spray Technician FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
The Spray Technician is responsible for all phases of the management of truck operations under their control. They must keep the Owner, Operations Manager or Production Manager informed of all developments in operations, training and planning. May supervise crew members and direct the use of equipment and materials in completing work assigned.
Major Job Responsibilities
- Professionally represents U.S. Lawns at all times.
- Able to respond properly to the client and follow up to make sure their needs have been completed to their satisfaction.
- Able to recognize when they do not have the answer for the client and let them know they will find out or get the Owner/Manager involved.
- Keeps the Owner/Manager aware of all client concerns and communication on the job site.
- Maintains positive, responsive and flexible attitude to all clients.
- Inspects site and advises client of potential liabilities. Notifies on site client with advance notice of any applications to ensures rounds do not interfere with client’s business operations.
- Has the ability and knowledge to communicate with the client on the product(s) being applied.
- Maintains and promotes safe working conditions in the field at all times
- Wears and maintains required PPE at all times as per the control product label
- Have zero preventable accidents due to not following the company safety rules.
- Participates and may present safety tailgate meetings weekly with the crew.
- Ensures and maintains secure storage of all products by local, state, federal and OSHA laws.
- Maintains clean, neat and professional image of service vehicle & equipment
- Knowledgeable in the ability to safely operate pressurized spray equipment, rotary and drop spreaders, tractors, over-seeders and other field equipment for duties
- Ensures all assigned equipment, tools, safety items, vehicles & trailers or other items are maintained in proper working order by following proper maintenance and inventory schedules.
- Is accountable for neglect and abuse of assigned equipment
- Maintain and secures equipment to include the functionality, storage and cleanliness
- Understand the Quality Control Inspection Form and informs Crew Leader/Manager/Owner of current site conditions.
- Able to maintain all jobs to bid specifications
- Maintain client satisfaction (internal and external) to ensure jobs are renewed. Ensures that applications increase or protect the quality of the turf and plant material
- Knows the location of all irrigation control boxes for each job site.
- Keeps owner/manager aware irrigation repairs needed.
- Administer fertilization, pre-emergent herbicide, post-emergent herbicide, pest and disease control products according to company contractual obligations always adhering to the label and specific guidelines recommended for the best results.
- Sets-up and operates hand and power spray equipment to spray, dust, and/or spread various control products and other designated materials including pesticides, herbicides, soil sterilants, fertilizers, seeds, and specified soil amendments.
Office and Administration
- Able to read and write English and follow written and oral instruction.
- Can organize and implement work schedule.
- Responsible for the following forms and procedures:
Equipment Service Calendar
Landscape Management Report
Quality Control Inspection Form
Trailer Safety Inspection Form
Equipment Inventory Form
Monthly Vehicle Safety Inspection
Report of Safety Meeting
Tailgate Meeting Form
Pesticide Application Record
- Keep up with current industry specifications, products and equipment.
- Follow current local, state and federal pesticide application regulations and licensing.
- Responsible for reading, understanding MSDS sheets and maintain MSDS Folder.
- Maintain area for pesticides and properly insure safety of fellow employees, self and product contamination.
- Shall possess a valid State driver’s license appropriate to the class and capability of the vehicle(s) that they are assigned to operate and driving record must meet company standards as well as the State requirements where the vehicle is driven.
- Can work independently in the absence of supervision
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing duties, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; may read and interpret data, information and documents; observe and respond to people and situations; learn and apply new information or skills; work under deadlines; and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job family chart. They are not intended to be a comprehensive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees in this job family series.