Plant Health Care Technician

Chemical Spray Gardena, CA


Position at BrightView Landscape Services

Looking for an opportunity where success comes naturally? Then you may have found your crew. We’re looking for a Plant Health Care Technician to join our team.

Here’s what you’d do:

We’re currently seeking a motivated, team-oriented professional to help us grow our Plant Health Care operations. This is a challenging year-round position requiring a desire to work outdoors, knowledge of plant I.D., pests and diseases, as well as practical experience in spraying, fertilization and IPM. You will be asked to help identify and create plant health care plans, price out applications, applying control measures and fertilization applications to trees and shrubs on our commercial maintenance properties. As a PHC technician you will scout, diagnose, treat sites and provide feedback to your project director on pest populations, disease stresses and plant health.  The ideal candidate will be able to help us grow this increasingly important aspect of our tree care business and along the way further their own career.  

You’d be responsible for:

  • Applying fertilizers and pesticides to lawns according to schedule, safety procedures, and label instructions
  • Collaborate with the branch team on plant health care opportunities
  • Self-motivated to develop PHC opportunities and personal professional development
  • Build relationship with chemical suppliers and manufacturers
  • Schedule work, open and close work orders accurately, efficiently and timely
  • Effective and confident communicator with co-workers and clients
  • Must be organized and look for efficiencies and streamlining PHC production and chemical storage/reporting
  • Driving company vehicle to customer locations
  • Responding on a timely basis to customer requests
  • Completing required production forms and customer instructions
  • Performing a daily five-minute, 360 degree inspection of truck and equipment before taking the vehicle out on the road and upon return 
  • Maintaining vehicle and equipment cleanliness, safety, and general maintenance 

And while not mandatory, it would be great if you also have:

  • Ability to become a licensed spray operator (QAL)
  • ISA Certified Arborist and must be maintained throughout employment
  • Analytical skills and basic math skills
  • Strong communication skills (listening, oral and written)
  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to build solid business relationships
  • Able to switch between tasks and prioritize
  • Strong knowledge related to horticulture, arboriculture and chemicals (e.g. pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers)
  • Excellent communication skills, leadership potential and an aptitude to train
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate with and serve multiple clients
  • Ability to complete paperwork accurately and timely
  • Dedication to safety
  • Proficiency in use of landscape equipment
  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish a plus

 Here’s what to know about working here:

At BrightView, we’re a tight-knit crew who are as passionate about caring for our clients as we are about each other. Though we’re the nation’s leading landscape company, we maintain a small company feel and supportive environment that makes our team members feel at home.

If you’re looking to join a crew of talented go-getters who tackle big vision projects other companies could only dream of, you might just have found your match. With our range of services, including landscape design, development, maintenance and enhancements, there’s no limit to what we can do, and what you can achieve.

In addition to industry-leading development opportunities, you’ll also have benefits and perks like:

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

Think you’ve found your crew?


BrightView is an Equal Employment Opportunity and E-Verify Employer.

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