A spray technician may be employed by a wide variety of employers, including local and state governments, wholesalers, elementary and secondary schools, lawn and landscaping companies, parks, and recreation facilities. The technician is responsible for properly mixing and applying herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides to trees, lawns, shrubs, or botanical crops. The spray technician is usually required to have a state license for pesticide application. This usually includes taking a test on proper use and disposal of pesticides.
Job Duties for a Spray Technician
A spray technician is usually responsible for mixing chemicals and water in sprayer tanks and applying the pesticides in the needed amount, which may depend on weather conditions and application variables. The technician may need to manipulate nozzles, tubes, or hoses during spray application. The technician may be responsible for operating motors or machinery on some spray equipment, as well as may need to use a variety of vehicles for transportation over larger areas. The technician may need to clean and service tools and machinery.
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