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Termite Fumigator in Los Angeles, CA at Terminix

Date Posted: 11/29/2018

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Job Description



Position Overview

Inspects infested buildings to identify infestation-causing damage and to determine appropriate treatment; secures building for fumigation process and to ensure safe return of occupants; completes necessary paperwork and government reports; inspects Fumigation Assistant’s work results to ensure proper completion.



Job Responsibilities

  • Inspects infested buildings to identify infestation-causing damage and to determine treatment, if necessary.
  • Examines porosity of walls and roof to determine method of sealing building.
  • Measures inside dimensions and calculates volume of fumigant required.
  • Encloses building with tarpaulin, sealing off all open spaces and closing all building vents.
  • Posts warning signs and padlocks doors.
  • Removes tarpaulin and cleans up property after fumigation.
  • Completes necessary paperwork and government reports as required.
  • Maintains vehicle and equipment in clean and properly operating condition.
  • Maintains a safe driving record.
  • Inspects Fumigation Assistant’s work results to ensure it is properly completed.


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.
  • Current state Fumigation Licensure required and must be kept active.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is highly preferred.
  • Valid Drivers' License required. CDL and Hazmat certification preferred. Hold CDL and Hazmat endorsement preferred.
  • CPR and First Aid certification preferred.
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, labels, and documented processes.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team.
  • Must pass a Pulmonary Function Test and SCBA Fit Test.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to perform as a team lead to direct and develop peer associates.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all unites of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and learn new technology (such as smart phones).

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 confined spaces, narrow aisles, or passageways which could cause reactions in those with claustrophobic tendencies.