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Float Technician in Binghamton, NY at Terminix

Date Posted: 5/19/2020

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Position Overview

Is available to work under 30 hours per week as needed on an intermittent basis to apply pesticides to structures according to schedule, safety procedures and label instructions and/or training new employees. Drives company vehicle to customers’ houses or places of business. Calls customers to confirm schedule services. Assists in sales to current customers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates record of accepting work requests/assignments at least once monthly to remain employed in the Float Pool.
  • Knowledgeable of technical data concerning chemicals used in pest application.
  • Applies pesticides to structures according to schedule, safety procedures and label instructions.
  • Drives company vehicle to customers’ houses or places of business.
  • Calls customers to confirm schedule services. Calls office daily as required for messages.
  • Responds on a timely basis to customers’ requests for telephone and in-person service calls.
  • Keeps management informed of any problems encountered on service calls.
  • Maintains proper inventory of pesticides in usage.
  • Completes required production forms at end of day.
  • Maintains vehicle and equipment in clean and proper operating condition. Maintains safe driving record.
  • Maintains updated federal, state, local and Company required training programs within prescribed time limits.

Job Requirements

  • Must be a current Terminix employee
  • Must be available to work part-time under 30 hours per week (Not 30 hours per week or over)
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • 3-5 years related experience preferred; 2 years experience required
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to write simple correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other associates in the organization
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
  • Ability to obtain licenses/certificates as required by federal, state, or local regulations
  • Maintain valid driver's license
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential function to this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Incumbent must be prepared to:

  • Move up to 10 pounds regularly, and 11-20 lbs frequently, by lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise repositioning objects. Exerting up to 50 lbs of force to move objects is required occasionally.
  • Uses legs and/or hands and arms to ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, etc., in a manner that exceeds what is required for ordinary locomotion.
  • Maintain his/her balance when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces; balance exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion.
  • Bend legs and spine downward and forward to crouch or squat, and bend legs at the knee to come to rest on a surface with one or both knees, including crawling on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Push objects forward, downward, or outward with sustained force using the upper extremities to press with steady force, and drag, draw, haul, or tug objects with sustained motion using upper extremities to exert force.
  • Extend his/her hands and arms in any direction to reach objects, and move objects from a lower to a higher position, or move objects horizontally from one position to another, by lifting or carrying objects either in his/her hands or arms or by strapping equipment to the body; requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Use touch of skin to perceive attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture; particularly fingertips.
  • Express or exchange ideas with others through the use of spoken word, quickly, accurately, and at an easily audible volume, and received detailed information through oral communication at usual speaking levels without correction, and/or make fine discriminations in the nature of sounds in the environment.
  • Operate a motor vehicle and use electrically and manually powered hand tools for securing objects to surfaces.

Incumbent is required to have:

  • Close visual acuity to perform detail oriented activities at distances close to the eyes, as well as visual acuity to perform activities at or within arm’s reach with skill, control, and accuracy, and to determine the accuracy, neatness, and/or thoroughness of work assigned, or make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., inspection).
  • Visual acuity to operate motor vehicles or equipment.
    Incumbent will be subject to:
  • Both inside (not necessarily temperature controlled) and outside (without protection from weather; extreme heat-above 100 and/or cold-below 32 for more than one hour) environmental conditions.
  • Hazardous physical conditions, such as mechanical parts, vehicles, electrical current, heights and scaffolding, chemical exposure, and/or high heat.
  • Atmospheric conditions affecting the respiratory system of the skin, such as fumes, odors, dust, mold, mist, gas, poor ventilation.
  • Exposure to animals and insects.
  • Meet physical requirements and/or pass medical certification in compliance with state and/or federal regulatory requirements and company safety policies relating to carrying and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), including, but not limited to an OSHA compliant respirator.
  • Working in confined spaces, narrow aisles, or passageways which could cause reactions in those with claustrophobic tendencies.

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