Almstead PHC Technicians work with the latest technology and information in treating our customers’ plant health care problems. As an Almstead PHC Tech, you will posses a strong horticultural background as well as extensive field skills that will be necessary to help you identify different plants and shrubs as well as indicators of possible plant health problems. You will evaluate, monitor and treat for insect and disease conditions as well as soil conditions. You work closely with arborists, providing critical feedback and recommending the appropriate treatments to plant health care problems. We work hard at making sure our PHC techs are the best in the business, from getting the right people, to continually providing them with the resources, tools, and education they need to remain leaders of their profession.
Responsibilities: • Diagnose insect, disease, and cultural/environmental conditions • Evaluate recommended treatment options; priority placed on solution-based organic care 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 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
Requirements: Two/four year degrees in arboriculture, horticulture (or related field) or minimum five years industry/field experience. Knowledge of common trees & shrubs. Excellent communications skills with a valid driver’s license. Experience Required: 2 years
Benefits Package: •Excellent compensation packages •Company 401K savings plan •Company medical/dental plans w/employer contribution •Employee recognition awards program •Team building events – annual picnic and holiday parties •Paid vacation, personal and holidays •Continuing education reimbursement •Strong mentoring and training program