Herbicide Sprayer / Pesticide Applicator

Willow Grove, PA posted on December 29

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    Arborchem Products Division - 026
    Willow Grove, PA


We are currently seeking a Herbicide Sprayer / Pesticide Applicator to join our team.

Essential Functions

  • Applies chemical herbicide and/or pesticide to right-of-way following brush removal, utilizing hose and spray nozzle from truck-mounted spray equipment, which includes tank, pump, hose reel, 200 feet of 5/8 inch hose, and/or utilizing a backpack in remote areas.
  • Services truck and equipment, maintaining them in neat, clean, and specified mechanical order.
  • Mixes herbicide in holding tank and fills injection tubes or assists spray crew Foreperson with mixing herbicide and filling tank.
  • Drives truck to specified areas where trees require treatment.  Unloads injector pack and tools from truck. 
  • Pulls wheeled cart (dolly) carrying injection unit into areas of brush to treat trees.
  • Operates a small power drill, which weighs less than 10 pounds.  Drills holes into base of trees, places a probe from the chemical injector tank into the hole, and switches on the injector to treat trees.
  • Works around hazardous equipment
  • Works in all temperatures and weather and will be exposed to nature, i.e., irritating plants and biting or stinging insects, dust, etc.
  • Works on unlevel ground

Minimum Requirements

  • Due to the nature of our business, employees are required to work on a variety of different properties, including school grounds and private property. Therefore, individuals convicted of a sexual offense that limits or restricts the areas to which they may go or who are a registered sex offender in any state or national database do not meet the qualifications for employment.
  • Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to wear necessary PPE as necessary.
  • Must obtain and maintain appropriate license(s).
  • Must be able to write, read and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information.
  • Must be able to communicate with others.
  • Must be able to maintain balance over uneven terrain.
  • Must be able to carry backpack and hoses for several hours.
  • Must have endurance necessary to perform these duties throughout a standard eight or ten hour day. 
  • Must have sufficient eyesight to judge distances and coordination to spray proper area.
  • Must be able to operate and service all required tools and equipment.
Activity: R O F C Activity: R O F C Standing       X Seeing       X Walking     X   Reading   X     Sitting X       Reaching     X   Stooping     X   Range of Motion     X   Kneeling   X     Hearing - Speech Range   X     Squatting   X     Depth Perception     X   Body Twisting     X   Color Vision   X     Crawling X       Lifting     X   Sense of Touch     X   Carrying     X   Manual Dexterity     X   Pushing   X     Speaking Clearly   X     Pulling     X   Seeing Distant     X   Climbing Ladders X       Climbing On/Off Truck   X     Climbing Stairs X       Climbing Poles X       Balancing     X   Griping     X   Lifting up to 10 lbs       X Lifting over 10 lbs to 50 lbs     X   Lifting up to 50 lbs   X    



Rarely = less than 10% Occasionally = up to 33% Frequently = up to 66% Continously = 67% to 100%

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation.  Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets.