Clark Pest Control Livermore, CA, USA
Feb 10, 2020Full time
Clark Pest Control is currently seeking a Pest Service Technician who enjoys physical and technical work, working outdoors, and helping others. In this position, you will help protect homes and the surrounding environment from unwanted pests using state-of-the-art technology, products, and equipment. The ideal candidate is independent, confident, and customer oriented with good time management skills, strong communication ability, and has the desire to learn. Major Areas of Responsibility With the general direction of the Branch Manager, and his/her designee, the Residential Service Technician may be responsible for: Controlling pests and weeds on-site in a variety of residential accounts. Physically inspecting a variety of residential structures to determine the presence of pests; calculating the severity of infestations and the degree of structural damage. Interfacing directly with homeowners, homebuyers and their agents regarding the work to be accomplished. Creating diagrams and graphs indicating the type, degree and location of infestations. Performing creative sales solicitations and providing estimates. Coordinating activities with the department secretaries and other branch personnel. Determining the costs, estimating the crew time and scheduling work. Receiving and properly accounting for company funds collected during the course of business activities. Submitting all paperwork and collections on a daily basis. Performing other administrative tasks at the supervisor's direction, including ordering equipment and supplies, compiling and submitting a variety of reports, and calling customers regarding client callbacks and stopped service. Maintain company issued equipment and vehicle in a clean and safe condition at all times. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Mathematical skills must be sufficient to permit calculation of square feet, cubic feet, flow and coverage rates, mix ratios, room volumes, etc. Some computer training or a willingness to learn is also required. You must be a self-motivated, sales aggressive individual with a concern for others. Must have a thorough working knowledge of common household pests, their life cycles, habitats, food preferences, and approved control measures. Must have a working knowledge of weeds and grasses, their growing cycles and approved control measures. If you are employed in California, you must be familiar with SPCB and DPR rules and regulations, MSDS and labeling information, spill abatement procedures, Clark paperwork, and the Corporate Safety Program must be maintained. If you are employed in Nevada you must be familiar with Nevada Department of Agriculture rules and regulations, MSDS and labeling information, spill abatement procedures, Clark paperwork, and the Corporate Safety Program must be maintained. Customer Service - Manage difficult or emotional customer situations; Respond promptly to customer needs; Solicit customer feedback to improve service; Respond to requests for service and assistance; Meet commitments. Interpersonal Skills - Focus on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintain confidentiality; Listen to others without interrupting; Keep emotions under control. Organizational Support - Follow policies and procedures; Complete administrative tasks correctly and on time; Support organization's goals and values. Planning/Organizing - Prioritize and plan work activities; Use time efficiently. Job Requirements Must be able to read, speak and write English effectively; good communication and personal skills are necessary. Before beginning work, must pass a pre-employment drug test, background check, physical examination (including fitness panel), and a lung capacity test if required to wear respirators. Must possess a valid driver's license and provide a current DMV printout showing a good driving record. A professional appearance is required. Wear a clean uniform when on duty. If the job requires the use of respirators or self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), facial hair that interferes with the face seal is not allowed. Your branch manager has the final say on your appearance and clothing. Must demonstrate good attendance/punctuality; Be consistently at work and on time; Arrive at meetings and appointments on time. You must be willing to meet with homeowners and potential customers, before or after normal working hours, to present our services. Each employee is to place safety and health requirements as first importance in the performance of their work duties. Each employee must obey safety instructions, rules, policies and procedures and use provided and installed safety devices and safety equipment. You shall wear and maintain protective eye glasses, shields or goggles, gloves and respirator when applying chemicals or using power equipment, websters, hammers, saws, drills, or other hand tools. Education and Specifications High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Attend regularly scheduled training sessions and maintain an Applicators license, which must be obtained within 90 days of your hire date. Attend regularly scheduled training sessions and maintain a Branch III Field Representative license from the State of California and the Structural Pest Control Board or a Nevada C1, C2 or C3 (Nevada only), which you are expected to obtain within 6 months of your hire date. Physical Demands Must be physically fit and be capable of safely crawling and climbing. Will be required to lift heavy objects and sometimes transport them onto roofs, into attics or under structures. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work Environment You will work outdoors in all types of weather while working in areas that are confined, hot/cold, damp, odoriferous, dirty and/or poorly lighted. During a normal work day, you may inspect, crawl and work in sub-areas, basements and attics of structures and work with or around avicides, dessicants, fungicides, fumigants, herbicides, insecticides, miticides, propellants, rodenticides, termiticides and other materials commonly found in and around structures. Safely handle and dispose of pesticides properly. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employees encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. To apply please email: Careers@clarkpest.com PLEASE INDICATE THE POSITION TITLE AND LOCATION ON THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL.