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Spray Technician - Grounds Maintenance

Gwinnett Daily Post

License and Certification Qualifications: Valid Georgia driver's license, Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL), and Category 24 Pesticide License required.

Education Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience Qualifications: Two years of experience in commercial or industrial herbicide applications required.

Skills Qualifications: Ability to follow oral and written instructions quickly and accurately; ability to manage work crews; ability to train and supervise other crew members and private contractors; ability to operate dozers, large excavators, front-end loaders, backhoes, trucks, tractor-trailer low-boys, pipe lasers, pipe cameras, and other equipment; and ability to communicate with others in an effective and tactful manner.

Primary Responsibilities: Support the Grounds Maintenance Department by providing herbicide applications as needed and/or directed at all district grounds locations.

1. Implement the GCPS Grounds Maintenance Department herbicide/pesticide program.
a. Apply herbicides/pesticides as necessary and appropriate in a safe manner and as instructed by the product label.
b. Use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and other non-pesticide methods of control when and where practical and cost effective to control weed/pest problems.
c. Schedule and perform PM herbicide applications ensuring no disruption of school activities.
d. Perform vegetative control applications (i.e. detention ponds, kudzu, etc.) 2. Maintain detailed and accurate records of chemical application, inventory, and work orders including the use of computerized maintenance management system, Maximo.
3. Properly maintain all spray equipment through scheduled cleaning and maintenance.
4. Perform scheduled inventory of all department herbicide/pesticide chemicals and maintain an adequate supply of product through the timely ordering of chemicals.
5. Stay current with federal and state legislation affecting the application, storage, handling, and disposal of landscape chemicals.
6. Recommend to the Coordinator of Site Development and Director of Grounds Maintenance new products and industry developments.
7. Instruct Grounds Department personnel in the proper use of landscape chemical products.
8. Be on call for emergency work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, negotiate stairs, climb ladders, manipulate tools and small items with hands, and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to operate a motor vehicle in performance of duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee may be subjected to a wide range of ambient temperature and humidity conditions while working on equipment under varying conditions including overhead work and work in confined spaces. Potential hazards of this position include working with electricity, working with heat and noise producing machinery and equipment, working on elevated equipment using ladders or other lifting devices, and use of chemicals and solvents. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Jul 22, 2021. Gwinnett County Public Schools Jobs from Gwinnett Daily Post

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