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LAWN TECHNICIAN-1 in Spokane Valley, WA at Terminix

Date Posted: 7/12/2020

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Job Description



Position Overview

Diagnoses and treats insect, disease, weed, and cultural issues associated with lawn and shrubs. Establishes relationships with customers.  Identifies and resolves customer concerns in the field. Completes required paperwork.



Job Responsibilities

  • Diagnoses and treats insect, disease, weed, and cultural issues associated with lawn and shrubs.
  • Completes required production forms, reports, invoices and vehicle inspection forms.
  • Mixes and applies pesticides as needed and helps load and unload equipment, chemicals and fertilizers from/to trucks and storage area(s).
  • Establishes relationships with customers, and resolves any customer issues that arise regarding treatments.
  • Responds on a timely basis to customers’ requests for telephone and in-person service calls
  • Maintains vehicle and equipment through cleanliness, safety and general maintenance. 
  • Assists in sales to current customers through contact on route.


Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control or Landscaping background - minimum of 2 years experience
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 lbs
  • Must be able to pull a 300 ft spray hose
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos 
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of 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 
  • Maintains licenses/certificates as required by federal, state, or local regulations
  • Maintains valid driver’s license


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. 
  • Use 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 the 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 receive 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 tight, confined spaces, narrow aisles, or passageways including but not limited to crawl spaces.

ServiceMaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion.  We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position.  Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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