Fertilization and Pest Control
The Spray Technician contributes to Landscape Maintenance Professionals, Inc. (LMP, Inc.’s) goal of being recognized as a top performing and highly reputable full service landscape maintenance provider by actively participating in the strategic objectives of:
- Creating a safe, efficient and productive workplace environment that affords each employee the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the company and themselves.
- Producing high quality work that is reflective of the standards of service developed by LMP, Inc. inclusive of focusing on the details.
The individual should have the skills listed below:
Spray Technician Responsibilities:
- Provide timely, high quality and professional fertilization and pest control applications.
- Effectively minimizes overtime and keeps to scheduled hourly production expectations.
- Use of recommended amount of product to contain costs.
Facilities & Equipment Management:
- Demonstrates knowledge in the safe operation of the following types of equipment: mechanically pressurized spray equipment, and hand-operated spray equipment.
- Fills sprayer tanks with water and chemicals according to label rates and calibration targeted for pest and/or disease.
- Maintains chemical storage and mixing areas in compliance with county, state, and federal regulations and is responsible for the safety and direction of field service personnel.
- Responsible for overall care of equipment used.
- Identify lawn and ornamental plant pests/diseases and determine the appropriate course of treatment.
- Starts motors and engages machinery, such as sprayer agitators or pumps or portable spray equipment.
- Connect hoses and nozzles selected according to terrain, distribution pattern requirements, types of infestations, velocities, and prevailing weather patterns.
- Assists with Fertilization and Pest Control Manager in coordinating and performing preventative maintenance on crew equipment and vehicles.
- Prepares and mixes chemical agents used in the trade; prepares work area prior to beginning job and cleans after completion of job.
- Uses recommended amount of product to meet budgeted costs.
- Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions; skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.
- Reads and follows manufacturer label instructions for all chemicals and refers to Safety Data Sheets (SDS) regularly.
- Safely applies pesticides and fertilizers after obtaining 40-hour required training.
- Drives trucks and pulls trailers safely per state law and LMP, Inc. policies.
- Ensures that there is a spotter when backing up trucks and trailers.
- Performs routine safety inspections on all spraying equipment.
- Maintains a safe work environment and performs all duties in a safe manner. Reports all safety violations to immediate supervisor.
- Consistent use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Parks in a designated, highly visible, and safe area utilizing safety cones and signage where needed.
- Ensures the safe and appropriate use of chemical agents and substances.
- Mixing such according to label instructions and product specifications, and using in accordance with prescribed safety precautions and directions.
- Ensures the disposal of waste and hazardous materials in accordance with prescribed safety policies, environmental procedures, and regulatory requirements.
The individual should meet the following requirements to be eligible for a position with LMP:
- Minimum six (6) months to one (1) year in the landscape industry.
- Have or obtain Green Industries BMP certificate within 90 days of hire.
- Must have or obtain a fertilizer application card.
- Valid Florida Driver's License and clean driving record preferred.
If you believe you have what it takes to be a Spray Technician then complete and return an application or submit your resume to careers@LMPPRO.com