Phone: (847) 742-1790 Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm Saturdays: 7:00am - 3:30pm

Pesticide Technician

Midwest Groundcovers – Virgil,IL

Full Time Seasonal

Responsible for carrying out pest management activities in a consistent, thorough, knowledgeable, and efficient manner while abiding by all safety regulations and rules; provide the appropriate people with pest application information in a timely manner.

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Essential Responsibilities:

• Plant Health responsibilities:
• Control/Suppression of pest and diseases
• Maintain Pesticide Operator license.
• Have knowledge of particular diseases and insects.
• Have knowledge of particular chemicals and chemical uses.
• Have knowledge of different applications methods and their purposes.
• Monitor crops for diseases and pest on a regular basis as directed by supervisor
• Communicate properly-identified diseases, insects, and weeds to direct supervisor and growers.
• Support departments growers with cultural control methods of pest and diseases.
• Perform the necessary applications, with the proper equipment, in consistent, safe, and efficient manner.
• Apply proper chemicals at the necessary dosage to maximize effectiveness.
• Record application information.
• Monitor effectiveness of treatment.

Knowledge & Skills Required:

• Read and write in English.
• State of IL Pesticide Operator license or ability to obtain one.
• Minimum 1 year of experience as Pesticide Operator.
• Ability to do simple mathematical calculations.
• Familiar with both metric and US weight and measurement systems and converting.
• IL Driver license.
• Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office products a plus.
• The ability to multitask and work under pressure.
• The ability to keep accurate records.
• The ability to make quick decisions.
• The ability to take instructions and follow through.
• The ability to work in team environment.

Preferred Experience:

• 1-2 years of experience in a horticultural company
• Must have excellent computer skills including Word and Excel


About Midwest Groundcovers

Join the Midwest team! We strive to attract and retain the best talent in our industry and consider our employees to be our most valuable asset. We offer full-time, full-time seasonal and part-time employment across many different types of positions and experience levels. Midwest has grown through dedication to customer service and we are continually seeking those who share that desire to join our team. Our past accomplishments and success in the Green Industry are a direct reflection of the quality of our employees – join us and help us to build the future!

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Contact Info

Phone: (847) 742-1790
Fax: (847) 742-2655

Street Address

6N800 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

Current Hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm Saturdays: 7:00am - 3:30pm


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