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Bird Control Installer

Company: Sprague Pest Solutions
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking to start a rewarding career with a growing industry? If you love physical work, learning, and solving complex problems, then apply now to be a Bird Control Installer and Regional Project Assistant with Sprague Pest Solutions.

Sprague Pest Solutions is one of the fastest-growing commercial pest control companies in the West, headquartered in Tacoma, WA. We are seeking adventurous, quality-focused, detail-oriented pest prevention specialists to join our team. No experience is necessary; our safety-focused training program will teach you everything you need to know to identify, control, and prevent pest problems the Sprague way.

Becoming a Bird Control Installer is not just a job; it's an opportunity to build a rewarding career in a supportive and mission-driven company culture.

What you'll do :

  • Learn about all sorts of rodent, insect, flying, and crawling pests, study for licensing exams, and participate in regular training to maintain certifications in a variety of pest control topics
  • Build professional relationships with clients and learn about their unique business challenges
  • Survey client sites to estimate and bid pest management solutions
  • Support bird, fumigation, and exclusion projects throughout the greater Puget Sound area
  • Help protect the health and safety of your community by recognizing and controlling pest problems What you'll get working here :
    • Salary: $25+/hr to start (depending on experience) plus incentives
    • A take-home service vehicle with gas card
    • Company-provided phone, uniforms, and safety equipment
    • On-the-job training and licensing
    • Pride in your work and the Sprague mission
    • A supportive team environment based on family values
    • Unlimited growth opportunities, with tuition assistance and leadership training Benefits:
      • Health, Vision, Dental Insurance within 30 days of hire
      • 401K after 1 year, with 100% match up to 3% plus 50% match up to 6%
      • Paid time off: Personal time available day 1, holiday and vacation time after 90 days
      • Childcare assistance and college savings plan What we do at Sprague :

        Working for Sprague means passionately delivering uncompromising service. We focus on our commitment to our clients and ourselves; consistency, accountability, respect, teamwork among co-workers, our clients, and the community; and environmental responsibility in our approach to pest prevention.

        Must haves for this job:
        • High school diploma or equivalent
        • Valid Driver's License and satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record
        • Attention to detail and high standards of work quality
        • Hunger for knowledge and professional development
        • Competitive approach to both individual and team performance Nice to haves for this job:
          • 2+ years' experience in warehousing, logistics, construction, or other physically demanding jobs
          • 1+ years' experience in customer service, retail, food service, or hospitality
          • 1+ years' experience in wildlife exclusion work
          • Pest control, industrial, or safety certifications Detailed Job Description:

            Position Title: Regional Project Assistant

            Reports To: Regional Project Manager

            Location: Regional Hub

            EEOC Class: Individual Contributor

            FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt

            Salary: $25/hr, DOE

            Travel: 15-20%

            Position Summary:

            Directly supports project work in the assigned region. Regional Project Assistant will support primarily bird work, but will also assist with fumigations, wildlife trapping and exclusion. This position will require flexibility in schedule and ability to travel, to service locations throughout service territory.

            Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
            • Work flexible schedule as required to meet client expectations, including weekend and night work
            • Travel throughout the assigned branch territories for work with occasional travel outside the region throughout Sprague territory (Overnight travel determined by location of work site)
            • Obtain all licenses/certifications required below
            • Learn skills of bird work, fumigations, and exclusion work
            • Survey job sites; Price and propose solutions
            • Install bird deterrent equipment and trap wildlife
            • Perform container/structural fumigations
            • Follow all job site safety requirements, including the proper usage and wear of PPE at all times
            • Perform other duties as needed and directed by the Regional Project Manager Qualifications and Requirements:

              To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

              Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
              • Installation of bird deterrent systems: Architectural bird netting, post & wire, shock track, bird spike and optical gel pucks
              • Bird waste remediation
              • Wildlife trapping and proper euthanizing practices
              • Accurate and thorough completion of Sprague job documentation forms (bird survey form, wildlife trapping records, fumigation survey, fumigation plan)
              • Precise measurement of building structures, identify various structural materials, and communicate information to Project Manager for proposal
              • General knowledge of construction
              • Able to perform general pest control services as a member of a regional team that supports Puget Sound branches
              • Able to perform container fumigations and knowledge/skill to support team on larger structural fumigations
              • Able to work under various job site safety requirements
              • Adherence to subcontractor job site requirements (i.e. background checks, drug and alcohol screening) Licenses/Certifications/Permits:
                • Gen Pest
                • Laws & Safety
                • Structural
                • Public Health
                • Stored Grain
                • WCO (or passed WA state test and currently an apprentice)
                • OSHA 10
                • Hilti certification
                • CDL Qualifications:
                  • Experience in physically demanding job
                  • Proposal writing experience preferred
                  • Bird work and fumigation experience a plus
                  • Construction background a plus
                  • Experience working from a boom lift
                  • Comfortable working at extreme heights
                  • Residence near regional hub preferred Education and/or Experience
                    • Stable job history with experience in a physically demanding job
                    • High school diploma or equivalent Language Skills
                      • Ability to read and write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
                      • Ability to interact tactfully and positively with Sprague staff and management.
                      • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Ability to speak effectively to clients or Sprague employees. Mathematical Skills
                        • Ability to calculate figures and amounts and add, subtract, multiply, and divide with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents
                        • Calculate averages, ratios, proportions and rates; convert decimals to fractions; convert fractions to percents. Reasoning Ability
                          • Possess sufficient inductive and deductive reasoning ability to perform job successfully
                          • Critically review, analyze, synthesize, compare and interpret information
                          • Draw conclusions from relevant and/or missing information
                          • Understand the principles underlying the relationship among facts and apply this understanding when solving problems. Physical Demands

                            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.

                            While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; climb; and talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 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 regularly drive a company vehicle between client sites. Some positions may also require a CDL and Hazardous Materials endorsement.

                            Work Environment

                            The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in a variety of client settings that will include exposure to seasonal weather, damp and/or dusty locations, freezing conditions and hot conditions with temperatures over 120 degrees. There are frequent employee and client contacts and interruptions in person and via the telephone during the day. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

                            W. B. Sprague Company Inc. reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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Keywords: Sprague Pest Solutions, Tacoma , Bird Control Installer, Professions , Tacoma, Washington

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