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Utilities Service, LLC JRGM - Spray Technician in Toano, Virginia

Job Title: Spray Technician

This position is responsible for applying herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides into soil or onto plants for multiple establishments.

We're looking for honest individuals full of integrity! Sound like you? Keep reading!

With James River Grounds Management, you will find a positive and exciting work environment. Guided by our leadership and aligned with our dedication to giving back in the communities we serve, we strive to impact those around us in a positive way. This approach forms the foundation for how we run our business, service our clients, and treat one another. We also value diversity, acknowledging that embracing each other’s differences is critical to our success.

Job Type : Full-Time +, Non-Exempt

Pay : Competitive, Hourly


  • Medical, dental, vision, and term life insurance

  • 401K savings plan

  • Paid time off for holidays, vacation, and personal time

  • Company vehicles for qualified management positions

  • Bonus/incentive programs for qualified positions

  • Uniforms for field personnel

  • Employee appreciation events

  • Management training and skills training

  • The opportunity to make a difference in every position

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Operates light on heavy vehicles, tools, and equipment in the application of various pesticides and lawn care functions, e.g. trucks, sprayers, tractors.

  • Applies pesticides as needed in accordance with prescribed use and within accepted industry practices, and rules and requirements of various Federal, State, and local regulatory agencies.

  • Prepares and mixes chemical agents used in the trade; prepares work area prior to the beginning job and cleans area after completion of the job.

  • Ensures the safe and appropriate use of various chemicals agents and substances, mixing such according to label instruction and product specifications, and using in accordance with prescribed safety precautions and directions.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years-of-age or older.

  • Analytical skills and be able to synthesize complex or diverse information.

  • Problem-solving skills and be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.

  • Gather and analyze information skillfully, develop alternative solutions, and work well in group problem-solving situations.

  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions, keeps commitments. Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.

Education & Experience

  • Must have one year of experience in horticultural spraying on commercial and/or residential properties.

  • Must have a demonstrated working knowledge of horticultural chemicals and spraying techniques.

  • Must have a basic knowledge of industry players and may have personal/business contacts in the landscaping industry.

  • Must possess knowledge of National or State-based spraying regulations.

  • Must possess and maintain a Weed & Right of Way License and/or Ornamental & Turf License.


  • Upon offer, employees may be required to subject and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background and/or MVR check.

License & Certifications:

  • Driver's License Preferred, but not required.

Physical Requirements:

  • RARE (less than 10%): Kneeling, Crawling, Color Vision, Climbing Stairs

  • OCCASSIONAL (up to 33%): Sitting, Stooping, Squatting, Climbing On/Off Truck, Reading, Pushing, Climbing Ladders, Lifting Up to 50 lbs.

  • FREQUENT (up to 66%): Standing, Walking, Body Twisting, Manual Dexterity, Speaking Clearly, Lifting Over 10lbs. to 50 lbs., Hearing - Speech Range, Lifting, Carrying, Pulling, Balancing, Lifting Up to 10 lbs.

  • CONTINUOUS (up to 100%): Sense of Touch, Seeing Distant, Climbing, Gripping, Seeing, Reaching, Range of Motion, Depth Perception


Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must have sufficient eyesight to judge distance/coordination of equipment and tools, be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time, be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, be able to wear personal protective equipment as necessary, be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day, have the endurance necessary to traverse various terrain, be capable of performing job duties throughout a standard 8- or 10-hour day, be able to communicate with others, read, write, and comprehend written/verbal job instructions and information, and communicate and handle conflict professionally.

  • Works around excessive noise from machines, requiring hearing protection.

  • May be exposed to nature, i.e. irritating plants and biting or stinging insects.

  • May be exposed to fumes/odors, dust/mites, chemical, and/or waste hazards.

  • May be exposed to dogs and other animals.

About Us:

James River Grounds Management thrives on the combination of relationship-based sales, strong customer service focus, quality-driven products, and employee accountability. Our portfolio of work covers all types of commercial property sites, including Class A office space, industrial, retail, and health care parks, and large residential communities.

Our core values drive everything we do at James River Grounds Management—and are demonstrated by how we hire, how we interact with our staff, and how we interface with our clients. They include: Quality, Stability, Honesty, Quality, Family, Fairness, Ambition, and Fun.

We feature multiple branch offices for quickest response and a highly competent staff that is empowered to make frontline decisions for best customer results. Moreover, we are fully focused on continuous employee development and boast a robust safety training program that has been recognized nationally.

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.