Fairfield Landscaping is a high-end residential and commercial landscape design, build and maintenance company that has served the Greater Pittsburgh Area for the past fourteen years. We are currently looking to expand our newly established and growing Lawn Care Program.
Fairfield is currently in an immediate need of a chemical applicator to provide services for our established Lawn Care customer base. Job involvement will include the application of chemicals and fertilizers to enhance lawn growth, development, and vigor of newly installed lawns or existing lawns. Prospective employees should be driven individuals who can succeed in a group environment or by working independently. The ideal candidate will meet or exceed the specifications below;
1.) At least 5 years experience in the Landscaping Industry with a preferred background in lawn care or plant healthcare. This position involves fertilizing, applying pesticides, aerations, etc. College or associate degree educated applicants in turfgrass management, horticulture, or a related field are preferred, but not required.
2.) The applicant must have a valid Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicatorís License in categories 6 and 7.
3.) A valid state-issued driverís license will be required at a minimum, with preference being given to individuals with a commercial driverís license. All candidates must be able to obtain a D.O.T. Medical Card. Driverís license must pass a background check for insurance purposes. Individuals must feel comfortable driving larger trucks.
4.) Applicants must have a firm understanding of governmental regulations, Material Safety Data Sheets, and manufacturers instructions for chemicals, as well as a working knowledge of application equipment and calibration of application equipment. It is essential that applicants are able to follow concise instructions for mixing and applying both granulated and liquid chemicals safely and precisely. Candidate must actively monitor trucks and equipment for repairs and maintenance as needed.
5.) Must be able to independently lift and carry up to 50+ pounds. Applicants must feel comfortable working outside in a variety of climactic conditions as well as interacting with customers about services provided. Individual must be able to work independently for long hours as weather and seasonal requirements dictate.
6.) Position will require year round commitment to work involving new and re-enrollment of customer contracts. Selling new contracts is a key component of growing the business and financial incentives will be given for exceeding sales requirements. Hours may vary seasonally with heavy workloads in active growing seasons (spring through fall). This is an excellent opportunity for the right person. We are looking to grow our company with this new division and are seeking a hardworking, goal-oriented individual looking for a career in Lawn Care and Maintenance.
7.) Applicant must be able to develop a comprehensive and individualized, customer specific, care plan to maintain lawn vigor. Applicants must feel confident in providing both written and verbal lawn analysis quotes to potential customers and be able to provide accurate recommendations to improve the quality of a customerís lawn. The correct candidate for this position will be able to provide a comprehensive explanation to any and all Fairfield Landscaping clients of these care plans. This position requires accurate record keeping. The individual selected for this job will work closely with the Office Manager to ensure proper customer records are kept on all applications for billing and non-billing purposes.
8.) Candidate must act in professional demeanor at all times including but not limited to: timeliness and commitment to report on time to work and jobsites, cleanliness and professional appearance, proper use of language and sensitivity to site situations, as well as a general positive attitude. Individual accountability is of paramount importance. A team mentality must be observed even while working independently, with the expectation of helping others as needed. Applicant must be able to communicate effectively with customers and staff verbally or in writing.
Fairfield Landscaping is a Drug Free and Equal Opportunity Employer.