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Additional Locations: N/A

Primary Locations: CA, San Diego, 5601 Eastgate Drive, 92121 

Requisition ID: 163968

Position Overview

 

The Davey Tree Expert Company is a national leader in the arboriculture and horticulture industries and provides services to residential and commercial clients throughout North America. Davey Tree has an immediate opening for a Plant Healthcare Technician Trainee (PHC Tech) based out of San Diego, CA.

 

Plant Health Care Technicians (PHC Techs) performs all functions of the integrated pest management program, including administration, scheduling, inspections, treatments, equipment maintenance, record keeping, and customer relations. Professionalism and customer service is a key element of the position, as well as routing, product mixing and application. Turf, Weed, Tree and shrub ID, Pathology, and knowledge of turf or tree physiology are valuable but not required.

 

Experience in related fields of work (pest control, exterminator) or outdoor work experience (lawn care, yard care, mowing, gardener, weed control, maintenance) is desirable. In addition to PHC duties, the candidate will work as a member of a tree crew, under the Crew Leader’s supervision during the off-season.

Job Duties

 

What You’ll Do: 

 

  • Provides fertilization, weed, pest and fungi controls on client properties using tankers, spray pumps and injection tools.
  • Monitor, diagnose and treat insect, disease, and environmental conditions
  • Evaluate and recommended treatment options
  • Demonstrates the proper pesticide application skills
  • Learn/understand insect & disease life cycles, and plant biology
  • Perform accurate and timely record-keeping.
  • Work as a member of a tree crew, under the Crew Leader’s supervision during the off-season

Qualifications

 

What We’re Looking For: 

 

  • Love of the outdoors
  • Preferred: Background in Forestry, Horticulture or Landscaping
  • Preferred: Turf, Weed, Tree and shrub ID, Pathology and knowledge of turf or tree physiology
  • Ability to complete the Davey Tree Qualified Plant Health Care Tech training program upon hire
  • Ability to complete the Davey Tree First Aid, CPR, and defensive driving course upon hire
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership experience and a desire for career growth will be given a priority
  • Flexible with 25% travel.

 

Preferred but Not Required:

 

  • Relevant pesticide applicators and related licenses and certificates, if required by state law
  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • Class B CDL
  • Ability to identify local tree species and knowledge of growth rates
  • Two-to-four-year degree in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, Horticulture, or related discipline is a plus, but not required

Additional Information

 

What We Offer: * 

 

  • Paid time off and paid holidays 
  • Opportunities for advancement 
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided 
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match 
  • Employee-owned company & discounted stock purchase options 
  • Group Health Plan 
  • Employee referral bonus program 
  • Locations throughout US in major cities and desirable areas 
  • Career Development Program supported by Industry Expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers 
  • Scholarship Program for Children of Employees 
  • Charitable matching gift program 

 

*All listed benefits available to eligible employees  

Company Overview

 

Pre-employment Drug Screen, Background Screen, and Social Security verification required.  

 

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.

 

Divisional Overview

 

The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World.

For more information, visit www.davey.com

 

If you need any assistance at any time, please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at Recruiting@davey.com

 

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 

The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit www.davey.com

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at Recruiting@davey.com.

 

Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 

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