Fertilizer & Pesticide Manager

BraveView, Inc. - Southwest, VT, United States

BraveView is seeking a Fertilizer/Pesticide Manager for a top-rated landscape, design, construction, and maintenance company in the Southwest region of Vermont. Our client is a 16-year-old company that prides itself in quality and attention to detail for their clients. They specialize in enhancing outdoor living spaces and commercial landscape design and maintenance with a full range of year-round landscape management services.

Job Title: Fertilizer/Pesticide Manager and Technician

Department: Pesticide

Reports to: Account Manager

Description:

The Fertilizer/Pesticide Manager will be responsible for the application of controlled materials to residential and commercial properties. During the green season, they will legally apply fertilizer/pesticides to lawns and plants to meet company standards.

This is a year-round position that will be responsible for working on growing the department between snow events and will hold a snowplow position in between.

They will be responsible for the growth and development of the pesticide division, which includes coordinating resources, including labor, equipment, and materials to ensure maximum use and completion of work within a budget, safety guidelines, and quality standards.

Responsibilities/Activities:

-Scouting and monitoring properties for various insect, disease, and environmental stresses and their treatment plans.

-Applying fertilizer, weed control, and insect control to lawns according to schedule. Safety procedures, and label instructions.

-Selling new programs and suggesting new services and applications for existing customers, clients, and partners.

-Effectively communicating with customers regarding treatments and recommendations

-Product knowledge/understanding concentrated amounts to effectively gain maximum results

-Completion of accurate documentation for customer, office, and Department of Agriculture.

-Able and willing to work in weather conditions for long periods of time

-Testing and calibrating equipment to ensure proper ratios of product are applied

-Assist in field work each day to ensure production deadlines are met as well as quality of workmanship.

-Ensure all materials; equipment and other supplies are ordered and/or on hand for your respective daily assignments.

-Mentor and train crew leaders and crew members to ensure safe and effective implementation of company quality standards

-Ensures all work is completed in adherence to safety policies, standards and guidelines.

-Maintain a high level of good housekeeping and care of company assets in the field, vehicles, shop, field offices, and customer work-sites.

-Develop and recommend improved work methods and standards.

-Attends continuing education courses to maintain Qualified Applicator's Certificate.

-Understanding scheduling, timing of applications, and routing of applications for maximum efficiency.

-Make recommendations to remedy affected turf areas from above outlines stressors.

-Building relationships with customers, clients, partner’s sell/upsell turf programs and or services.

-Work closely and communication with account managers regarding mow crews to establish appropriate time of lawn applications.

-Orders, stores, handles, mixes, and applies pesticides in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations;

-Maintains and cleans equipment for daily use to ensure optimum operation is achieved.

-Use and maintain the company shared calendar

-Responsible to hand in weekly cash flow sheets on Friday for purchases for the upcoming week.

- To maintain a safe working environment and enforce all safety standards, protocols, and regulations.

- Meet regularly with Account Managers to ensure assigned duties and responsibilities are in line with company standards.

-Able and willing to work in weather conditions for long periods of time

-Testing and calibrating equipment to ensure proper ratios of product are applied

Requirements:

· Individuals must hold valid Vermont Certifications in Fertilizer, Pesticide, and Aquatic Applications; or are seeking the current certifications (training and study material provided). If Vermont license isn’t currently held, it must be acquired with 45-60 days (depends on the season)

· Minimum of associate’s degree in turf management with 3-5 years’ experience in the North East region

· Effective communication with current and potential clients

· Works well independently or in a team environment

· Ability to operate various types of equipment related to the field/industry

· Maintenance and care of authentic fields

· Ability to carry up to 50 pounds

· Valid Driver’s License

Salary Range is $40,000 - $50,000 + 8 days of PTO, vehicle, laptop, cell, $250/mo healthcare allowance, federal holidays



Posted On: Monday, March 15, 2021
Compensation: $40,000 - $50,000 + benefits



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