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Hughes Exterminators Lawn Care Technician - St. Petersburg, FL in St. Petersburg, Florida

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  • 3032 - St. Petersburg

  • St. Petersburg, FL, USA

  • 30k - 35k

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  • Full Time

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    Position Summary: Provide uncompromised service to Arrow's Lawn and Ornamental customers by evaluating and diagnosing lawn and ornamental needs and using hand and powered equipment to apply fertilizer, insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides .

    Essential Functions:

  • Comply with company and label safety procedures

  • Comply with all state and federal regulations, and company policies, procedures, and guidelines including local ordinance black-out dates

  • Keep scheduled appointments with customers

  • Interact and ask questions of customers to determine customer concerns and existing conditions

  • Perform thorough inspection and evaluation of customer properties

  • Properly identify insects, weeds, and fungus conditions, as well as pest harborage areas and conducive conditions

  • Prescribe corrective measures

  • Explain to the customer the service procedures and answer questions

  • Provide appropriate lawn service and treatment

  • Document service using handheld technology or complete accurate and legible service documents and provide to the customer

  • Sell additional services to existing and prospective customers

  • Draw diagrams/graphs of treatment areas per company guidelines

  • Provide marketing collateral to customer

  • Collect service payments from customers

  • Respond to service callbacks as required by the customer

  • Report issues to manager as per company policy

  • Operate company vehicle in compliance with Vehicle Responsibility Agreement

  • Maintain equipment and tools in good working order

  • Wash and clean vehicle and ensure proper maintenance and repairs

  • Complete internal reports as requested by the manager

  • Maintain timesheets within company policy

  • Attend and complete training and meetings as required

  • Perform other duties as required by management

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Customer Service ' Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes active listening, assessing customer needs, and meeting quality standards for services.

  • Compliance & Safety' Knowledge of relevant equipment, regulation, procedures, and documentation to ensure effective, compliant, and safe treatment and services.

  • English Language ' Ability to write, speak, and communicate in English and the ability to read and understand technical product labels.

  • Monitoring ' Ability to assess and evaluate current or previous pest activity on the interior and exterior of a structure.

  • Math ' Ability to calculate dosages and perform basic math and the ability to draw, mark, and analyze diagrams legibly.

  • Critical Thinking ' Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify problems and determine the best solutions .

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Compliance with Drug-free Workplace Policy

  • Able to pass a pre-employment background check upon offer of employment

  • Ability to pass the state of Florida's Best Management Practices exam for lawn care and maintain any state regulatory agency required licensing

  • Able to pass internal technical exams

  • Possess current Driver License

  • Maintain a driving record consistent with company standards

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Present a professional appearance including wearing an approved Arrow uniform

  • Able to work a 40-hour (minimum) work week

  • Willing to work evenings and weekends as needed

    Physical Demands:

  • The work environment and physical demands described below are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job.

  • Constant mobility including walking, crawling, stooping, bending, kneeling, squatting, lifting, looking, probing, climbing, pushing, pulling, balancing, stretching and standing for long periods

  • Daily physical labor

  • Lifting up to 50lbs

  • Driving of automatic vehicle

    Environmental Factors:

  • Work and outdoors, in various weather conditions

  • May withstand extreme conditions such as heat, cold, or rain

  • Exposure to vegetation, dust, dirt, insects, and animal remains

  • Some work in cramped spaces

    We are an Equal Opportunity and a Drug-Free Workplace

    (The job description is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities, or qualifications of the job, nor is it intended to limit opportunities for necessary modifications).