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Horticultural Service Technician

Austin, Texas
21 Sep 2022

Service Technician


Houston, TX - Dallas, TX - Austin, TX - San Antonio, TX

Type of Employment


Job Summary

The Horticultural Service Technician is responsible for maintaining interiorscape accounts assigned to their care. On a structured schedule and within an allotted time frame, the technician maintains interior foliage plants by using accepted horticultural techniques.

Job Description

  • Watering and fertilizing all plants as necessary.

  • Keeping all plants cleaned, trimmed, and oriented to proper light.

  • Removing any damaged or unsightly foliage.

  • Removing debris from planters and maintaining planters in a neat and orderly manner.

  • Preventing damage to surrounding floors, walls and furniture from water and/or moisture.

  • Keeping all plants free from disease and insects.

  • Maintaining staging and top dressing for proper presentation.

  • General Administrative Responsibilities

  • Daily call-in at the start and completion of the workday.

  • Attendance at regular training sessions.

  • Proper documentation of work orders, service records and route cards.

  • Timely requests for replacement plants and full knowledge of replacement budgets.

  • Timely communication to supervisor regarding account problems or concerns.

  • Friendly, professional communication with client contact

  • Proper maintenance and safe use of company tools, equipment and vehicles

  • Skills Required

  • Must be able to lift 10 lb. water buckets and/or load and unload 40-50 lb. water machines through out the day

  • Must be able to climb ladders and have good dexterous use of both hands

  • Must be able to use scissors, pruners, hand saws, hoses, and other small tools.

  • Must be able to apply leaf cleaners and insecticides using hand-held pump sprayers.

  • Must have a satisfactory safe driving record.

  • Must be able to professionally communicate with clients and have a neat and clean appearance

  • Education/Training/Certifications

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Additional Requirements

  • This is strenuous work requiring good vision, hearing, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, lifting, and the ability to work a 10-hour day in varying greenhouse and/or office conditions

  • Horticultural Service Technicians must have a reliable personal vehicle available each workday for transportation to the accounts.

  • Vehicle liability insurance and a valid driver's license are to be always in place. Mileage compensation will be provided

  • Mon-Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM

  • Pay Rate/Salary

  • Starting at $16.00/hr. and more depending on experience

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    • Job Reference: 717313016-2
    • Date Posted: 21 September 2022
    • Recruiter: Glass Family of Companies LLC
    • Location: Austin, Texas
    • Salary: On Application