Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, & Applicators, Vegetation


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.
Also called: Lawn Specialist, Lawn Technician, Licensed Pesticide Applicator, Spray Technician

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Math and Science
  • biology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Rate calculation software
  • Unit conversion software
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Customer database software
    Inventory management software
  • Materials inventory software

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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