2014 Richmond, VA - Seasonal Aquatic Services Technician
Clarke - Richmond, VA

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Job Descriptions:
We are Clarke: a global environmental products and services company. For more than 60 years, the companies of Clarke have been setting an unparalleled standard of excellence in the mosquito control industry. With its expansion into global public health as well as aquatic services, today Clarke seeks to make communities around the world more livable safe and comfortable. We are committed to three passions; innovation, community and sustainability.
We’re seeking independent, self-motivated, detail oriented, and safety conscious individuals with a passion for the outdoors and a FUN summer job to join us in our mission to make communities around the world more livable, safe and comfortable.
Aquatic Service technicians are responsible for inspecting and treating local lakes and ponds with appropriate herbicide or algaecide to control or eliminate aquatic weeds and algae as well as water garden maintenance within assigned territories. This position will also include travel to area lakes and ponds to place stakes in treatment areas and may include some shop and/or warehouse work.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Utilize a map to drive to assigned treatment/staking areas while towing a trailer or boat
Inspect water source carefully, identify plants correctly, measure treatments accurately and dispense treatment utilizing a 75-80 pound backpack in a safe, proper and timely manner
Operate various watercrafts and use a high-pressure sprayer to treat assigned sites
Perform cleaning and daily inspections of vehicle and equipment to verify working condition and communicate any issues to the supervisor
Document and communicate daily work activity including product used to ensure completion of customer contracts
Responsible for making sure safe work practices and procedures are followed at all times
No prior experience required. Paid training is included!
Shift: will vary, must be able to work a flexible schedule depending on business needs.
Pay: $11.00 per hour

Required Experience:
Successful Candidate Must:
Must be 18 years of age or older
Possess a high school degree or equivalent with high school level math skills
Communicate effectively in English in both written and verbal forms
Have a valid Driver’s License with an excellent driving record
Ability to sit and drive a vehicle for extended periods of time as well as walk extensively
Other Requirements
Must be able to work through the end of our 2014 season (August/September)
Must be available to work variable shift
Must be comfortable working in or around water and be able to swim
Will be required to obtain VA state required pesticide licensing (training provided)
Capable of using handheld technical devices including, but not limited to, smartphones, GPS, and system applications
Candidate must be comfortable performing assigned duties outdoors while walking through various and challenging terrain, including but not limited to water, heavy vegetation and uneven land, throughout residential communities, urban environments and forested areas where environmental conditions are affected by weather.
We offer a team atmosphere where each individual can and does make a difference. So, whether you are a science grad seeking resume experience, a student looking for an internship opportunity, or just looking for a great seasonal job consider spending the summer with Clarke!
Clarke is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

Keyword: pest control field mosquito outdoor field science biology operations aquatics water garden
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