Lawn Care Technician

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co.

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co.

58 Beechwood Ave , New Rochelle , NY - 10801

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co.

Job Description

Basic Function

Work with the latest technology and information in treating our customers Lawn Care problems. Identify different grass and weed types, as well as indicators of possible lawn health problems. Evaluate, monitor and treat for insect and disease conditions, as well as soil conditions. Work closely with arborists, providing critical feedback and recommending the appropriate treatments to lawn care problems.

Responsibilities

  • Diagnose insect, disease, weeds environmental conditions on clients’ lawns.

  • Evaluate and recommend treatment options.

  • Ensure proper filling/mixing procedures and material dilution.

  • Understand and operate state-of-the-art equipment.

  • Learn/understand insect & disease life cycles, nutrient cycles, plant biology, and soil biology.

  • Perform accurate and timely recordkeeping.

  • Maintain safe and controlled work environment.

  • Adhere to company safety, state and local regulations; operate, calibrate and maintain equipment.

  • Maintain open communication with consulting arborists and clients to provide feedback on lawn care issues.

Requirements

  • Two year degree in turf, plant sciences, or horticulture (or related field), or minimum 1-3 years industry/field experience.

  • Possess appropriate state pesticide applicators license, or ability to obtain one within 6 months.

  • Knowledge of turf, insects, diseases and weeds common in the Northeast.

  • Working knowledge in operating liquid and granular application equipment.

  • NOFA OLC certification a plus but not required

  • Must have valid driver’s license

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills that translate into excellent customer service.

*We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).