IPM Technician/ Green House Tech II

Location: Sun Valley, California
Date Posted: 08-05-2018
The IPM Technician/ Green House Tech II works in conjunction with the Cultivation Manager overseeing all Integrated Pest Management activities. Eliminates and controls undesirable insects and animals with infrequent supervision. The applicator is versant in proper application methodology including calibration, application procedures and insect, arachnid and vertebrate identification.

Essential Functions
 Reasonable accommodations may be to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Identifies insects, arthropods, vertebrates and other pests and create treatment plans based on physiology.
  • Measures area dimensions requiring treatment; calculates chemical requirements to address specific pest issues.
  • Operates, maintains and repairs equipment.
  • Coordinates scheduling of work orders with Cultivation Manager
  • Stays current on practices and all local, state and federal codes and regulations related to IPM in agriculture.
  • Ensures timely submission of all required records.
  • Implements quality standards; conducts and documents follow-up inspections.
  • Attends required training to maintain commercial applicators license for Pest category.
  • Maintains effective written and oral communication with Cultivation Manager.
  • Follows standard operating procedures for assigned tasks and projects; follows all safety protocol.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Business Acumen.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Customer/Client Focus.
  • Organizational Skills.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.
  • Results Driven.
  • Technical Capacity.
  • Punctuality
  • Positive attitude all the time

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no management functions.

Work Environment/Conditions
This job operates in a commercial horticulture environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions. The noise level in the work environment can be loud, tight corners and workspaces. Extensive walking and equipment operation. Exposure to: extreme weather conditions, pesticides, fertilizers and pollen producing environment. Work time expectation: 80% of the time will be physical labor, 5% training and misc.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Some examples are: lifting to 50lbs, some work with hands above head, bending over for an extended period, and working in tight, dusty, cold, hot, spaces, etc.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work 
This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Required Education and Experience
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Minimum of two years’ field or greenhouse pest management experience OR an undergraduate degree in a related field.
  • Must obtain a State Certified Applicator license in Pest category within 90 days.
  • Ability to identify insects, arthropods, vertebrates and other pests and create treatment plans based on physiology.

Preferred Education and Experience
  • Experience working with horticulture/agricultural, processes and principles is preferred.
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