Lawn Care Technician / Plant Health Care Specialist

Looking to grow your career with a growing team? We have opportunity for growth!

Lucia Landscaping is a premier full-service landscaping company in the Metro Detroit area for over 25 years. We are currently seeking a Commercial Pesticide Applicator for our Lawn, Tree, & Shrub plant health care department.

Position Overview:

Application of fertilizer and weed control on turf for commercial clientele by means of granular and liquid systems
Monitoring and diagnosing lawn deficiencies, damaged and diseased shrubs, plants, and trees
Render pesticide applications for insect and disease control and fertilization of trees and shrubs
Preparing diagnostic reports and action plans for optimum plant health care to be submitted to client
Using an electronic device for manifests, route sheets, work orders, and logging product
Communicating with clients on-site when rendering service, answering inquiries, and suggestively selling services based on technician recommendations
Adhere to safety protocols as determined by Lucia Landscaping and in conjunction with the State of Michigan
Perform lawn aeration and seeding as needed by client request in conjunction with fertilization services
Requirements Include:

Must possess a Commercial Pesticide Applicator license in 3A, 3B and 6, required

Possess a valid State driver license with clean driving record. required; chauffeur or CDL, preferred
Possess an education/classwork in related field(s) or equivalent experience as it relates to the green industry, required
Working knowledge of applicator and lawn equipment, preferred
Demonstrated identification and knowledge of grass types, plants, shrubs, and trees
Ability to diagnose and apply appropriate treatment through IPM
High School Diploma/GED, required
Ability to work 8 hour - 10 hour shifts; primarily Monday-Friday, unless weather or demands of business require work to occur on Saturday (never Sunday)
Ability to work in climates ranging from 25 degrees Fahrenheit -100 degrees Fahrenheit
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.; walk at moderate pace for portions of the day bend, stretch, stand for extended periods of time;
Join our Growing Team to receive:
Competitive Wages & Bonus Potential

Benefits Offered:


Health, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance (after 6 months)

Company Sponsored 401K Program (after 6 months)

Incentive Programs

Opportunity for Advancement

Year-Round Employment, if interested (working for our Snow & Ice Management Department)

Company Accomplishments:

Crain's 2021 Coolest Places to Work

SIMA 2021 Best Places to Work In Snow & Ice

BOMA Metro Detroit

Michigan Green Industry Association

Member of MNLA

Accredited by the Better Business Bureau

National Association of Landscape Professionals

Top 100 Snow Contractors

Member of Snow & Ice Management Association

Accredited Snow Contractors Association

Award Winning Landscapes

To be considered as a candidate, please reply to this posting with a your name, contact information, and work history (resume, if possible). Our Human Resource Manager will review all applicants and schedule an interview with qualified individuals.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 - $25.00 per hour