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"Pesticide Handler and Sprayer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops. Usually requires specific training and State or Federal certification.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Pesticide Handler and Sprayer"

1) Cover areas to specified depths with pesticides, applying knowledge of weather conditions, droplet sizes, elevation-to-distance ratios, and obstructions.

2) Fill sprayer tanks with water and chemicals, according to formulas.

3) Lift, push, and swing nozzles, hoses, and tubes in order to direct spray over designated areas.

4) Mix pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides for application to trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops.

5) Start motors and engage machinery, such as sprayer agitators and pumps or portable spray equipment.

6) Plant grass with seed spreaders, and operate straw blowers to cover seeded areas with mixtures of asphalt and straw.

7) Provide driving instructions to truck drivers to ensure complete coverage of designated areas, using hand and horn signals.

8) Clean and service machinery to ensure operating efficiency, using water, gasoline, lubricants, and/or hand tools.

9) Connect hoses and nozzles selected according to terrain, distribution pattern requirements, types of infestations, and velocities.

 

 


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Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  37-3012.00