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Commercial Pest Control & Fumigation Technician

Company: Sprague Pest Solutions
Location: Hayward
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Are you an experienced pest control technician looking for more opportunities to grow?

If you appreciate a strong team culture, ownership of your schedule, and competitive benefits, then you should consider joining Sprague Pest Solutions as a Licensed Pest Control Technician!

Sprague Pest Solutions is one of the fastest-growing commercial pest control companies in the West, headquartered in Tacoma, WA. We are regularly looking for licensed commercial pest control technicians to join our team. Working for Sprague is more than just a job; it's an opportunity to grow your career in a supportive and values-driven company culture. If this sounds like you, then send us your resume and let's chat!

What you'll do:

Use your experience and certification in pest management to identify, control, destroy, and prevent all sorts of rodent, insect, flying, and crawling pest problems

Inspect client sites for pest activity and apply a combination of mechanical, biological, and chemical tools to prevent and control pest issues

Manage your own route and schedule to ensure clients receive timely, top-quality service

Help protect the health and safety of your community by recognizing and controlling pest problems

Work with manager, client, and technical team to schedule and plan work, with specific attention to job site safety and compliance with all county, state, and environmental regulations

What you'll get working here:

Salary: $26-30/hr to start (depending on experience) plus performance bonuses and sales commissions (Estimated annual $45,000-$60,000)

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


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.

What you bring to this role:

2+ years in commercial or residential pest control

Current pest control certification or license(s) for inspection, application, consulting, etc.:

CA Qualified Applicators License Category A (required)

CA Branch 2 license (preferred)

CA Branch 1 Fumigation License (preferred)

High school diploma or equivalent

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination

Attention to detail and high standards of work quality

Hunger for knowledge and professional development

Competitive approach to both individual and team performance

Detailed Job Description:

Position Summary

The primary function of the Pest Control Technician (Route Manager) is to manage a dedicated route, providing pest control and inspection services to commercial clients according to established standards for timeliness and quality. The Route Manager will develop cordial professional relationships with clients to fully understand their unique business challenges, offer knowledgeable guidance, recommend actions, and solve a wide variety of pest management problems. The Route Manager reports to the Branch Manager and partners with Operations Managers, Sales Reps, and a team of technicians to continually grow and improve business operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Manage a dedicated route of commercial clients, delivering uncompromising service in a professional, safe, friendly, and cordial manner

Participate in training and certification programs, then apply knowledge to locate, identify, destroy, control, and repel pests

Partner with client and technical specialists to solve complicated pest problems

Provide proactive, knowledgeable guidance to customers, effectively communicating options and recommendations for managing new or complex pest problems

Provide uncompromising service, aiming to exceed client expectations in every interaction

Set up, monitor, and tear down equipment for new installations and specialized treatments

Respond quickly and professionally to client complaints and service requests

Work a flexible schedule as needed to meet client expectations, managing schedule and route to address urgent and unscheduled services in a timely manner

Drive and maintain a clean, safe, and well-organized company service vehicle according to Sprague and DOT standards

Maintain proper inventory of tools, equipment, and materials in company vehicle

Verify calibration of efficacy and safety devices including gas detection equipment, SCBA gear, etc., and use hand-held gas monitoring equipment to conduct readings

Read, understand, and follow labels and SDS forms for hazardous chemicals, including the proper usage of PPE at all times

Successfully fumigate and aerate products according to label and company protocols, maintaining highest standards of quality

Transport fumigant in company trailer to client location

Seek out opportunities to grow accounts and branch sales by asking for referrals, speaking with clients about add-on services, products and equipment, and logging leads for the sales team

Obtain and maintain all licenses/certifications required by the state of CA

Travel throughout the Alameda County and greater Sacramento service areas for work with occasional travel to other Sprague service locations (Overnight travel determined by location of work site)

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

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with customers, peers, and managers

Ability to set priorities and manage time to accomplish work goals according to quality standards and deadlines

Ability to adapt quickly and work effectively in varying environments and job site conditions

Ability to perform effectively with minimal direction, self-direct work, and escalate problems to manager where appropriate

Attention to detail and ability to recognize and correct errors and inconsistencies

Ability to navigate conflict, recommend options, and facilitate solutions that best serve the client and the company's objectives and values

Proficiency in computer software and systems including, but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), scheduling and mapping software, smartphone applications, and web-based portals; ability to learn new software quickly

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 .

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory motor vehicle record report that is checked annually.

Sprague Pest Solutions is an Equal Opportunity employer and promotes diversity through a culture of inclusion and opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. We are a drug and smoke-free environment.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


Keywords: Sprague Pest Solutions, Hayward , Commercial Pest Control & Fumigation Technician, Professions , Hayward, California

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