Plant Health Care Technicians (PHC Techs) performs all functions of the Integrated Pest Management Program, including administration, scheduling, inspections, treatments, equipment maintenance, record keeping, and customer relations. Professionalism and customer service is a key element of the position, as well as routing, product mixing and application. Tree and shrub ID, Pathology, and knowledge of turf or tree physiology are valuable but not required. Experience in related fields of work (pest control, exterminator) or outdoor work experience (lawn care, yard care, mowing, gardener, weed control, maintenance) is desirable.
Diagnose insect, disease, and cultural/environmental conditions.
Evaluate and recommended treatment options.
Ensure proper filling/mixing procedures and material dilution are followed.
Understand and operate state-of-the-art equipment.
Learn/understand insect & disease life cycles, plant biology, and soil biology.
Perform accurate and timely record-keeping.
Maintain a 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 plant health care issues.
Previous Tree Care Experience Required
Two or Four-year degree in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, Horticulture or related discipline is a plus, but not required
Leadership experience and a desire for career growth will be given a priority
Ability to identify local tree, shrub and turf species
Valid driver's license required
Class A or B CDL-Air a plus
ISA Certified Arborist is a plus
Related past experience is a plus
Excellent communication skills
Specific task training provided
Full time hourly position (compensation based on qualifications and experience)
Potential for overtime
Generous performance incentive plan
Professional Development & growth opportunities
Excellent benefits offered
Medical, Dental, Vision plans
401K retirement plan, the opportunity to buy Davey stock after 1 year
Employee referral bonus program
All uniforms and PPE provided
Industry related training and special Davey training courses
Reimbursement is available for industry related certifications
Internships and management mentoring programs available
Full time hourly position. Compensation based on qualifications and experience. Davey Tree offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and full-time position includes option to buy company stock after one year. Access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses.
Pre-employment Drug Screen, E-verify Social Security