Pest Control Service Technician

American Pest
Columbia, MD
Nov 26, 2021
Nov 29, 2021
Full Time
If you're looking to take on a new challenge while making a difference in the health and well-being of your community, American Pest might be the place for you! We offer a stable career opportunity in a recognized essential service that provides flexibility, a fast-paced working environment, freedom to work in the field, and the ability to help others. We offer competitive earnings - hourly pay begins at $16 an hour (more with experience), 30-day paid training, and the opportunity for a long-term career. We are also offering a retention bonus of up to $5,000 (based on experience) paid throughout the first year of employment! People come to pest control from a wide variety of fields: route/delivery drivers and managers, retail, customer service, construction, military veterans, lawn care, warehouse, uniform delivery, restaurants, hospitals, hotels the list goes on! The bottom line is if you're a motivated, hard-working person with a positive mindset, we have no problem training you to start a new career! American Pest is proud to offer our employees a host of outstanding benefits! What You'll Get We want to help our employees build not just a great career, but a great future. When you put your skills to work with American Pest, you'll have access to these great benefits! Health and Well-being: Cigna medical insurance plan options to fit your individual needs including EPO & PPO Prescription drug program Dental & Vision plans Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for medical and childcare expenses Health Savings Plans (HSA) available with qualified plans for medical expenses Financial Security: Competitive hourly compensation Safe Harbor 401(k) Savings Plans (Traditional & Roth) Life insurance, 100% company paid (with options to buy up) Long and short-term disability, Accident, Critical Illness, and Hospital Indemnity insurance options Work/Life Balance: Full time, year-round employment 30-Day paid training and in-depth orientation A highly experienced team of professionals to work with including several PhD Entomologists, Board Certified Entomologists, and Associate Certified Entomologists A take home company vehicle for field positions Paid time off including eight paid holidays A peer-to-peer employee recognition program Employee recognition program, team outings, and advancement opportunities What You'll Do As a Pest Control Technician with American Pest, you will provide the vital link between our company and our clients through exceptional customer service. You'll spend your day traveling to appointments and meeting with customers to assess pest problems in and around their homes, apartments, offices, and workplaces and executing specialized treatment plans. You will seek to solve existing pest problems and recommend corrective actions to prevent future pest problems. Overall, you'll spend your day helping other people in the community by solving their pest challenges, building long-term relationships with those on your route, and protecting their homes and businesses. Who You Are So, what does it take to be a successful technician at American Pest? For starters, you'll be at least 18 years of age and be enthusiastic and dedicated with an eye for customer service. You'll also have The ability to safely move about customer locations, ascend/descend stairs and ladders to service out of the way areas, and position self to conduct service under/around furniture, equipment, and tight spaces The ability to safely move items and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds The ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions Technical proficiency with computers, smart phones, etc. A valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record The ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English Good oral and written communication skills Solid attention to detail Legal eligibility to work in the US Availability to work a flexible schedule (between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm) Availability to work some weekends High school degree or equivalent Who We Are Founded in 1925, American Pest is a fun and energetic mid-size company located in the newly-developed community of Maple Lawn, in Fulton, Maryland (Howard County). We are a great company with a modern, attractive office with access to the latest technology. Within the last two years, we've doubled in size and currently employ 270 employees with 9 remote workers from Tampa, Florida to St. Louis, Missouri! Being part of American Pest means doing your best, every single day, to effect positive change for our customer and our community. American Pest is part of Anticimex, a global pest control organization with a mission of being the leader in modern pest management. Our company culture embraces communication and teamwork, dependability, innovation, growth, technology, and integrity as we strive to become the global leader in pest control. Our Hiring Process Knowing what to expect when job hunting is always a welcome relief. Our process for this position includes the following steps: Application submission Complete pre-employment assessments and a phone interview Schedule an interview and complete our applicant survey Interview in person at one of our three office locations in Fulton MD, Richmond VA, Charlottesville VA, Manassas VA (travel expenses covered for applicants outside our metro area) Emailed offer letter, which is contingent on steps 6 and 7, tentative start date set Criminal background check and drug screening Reference checks Official start date confirmed Welcome! Upon successful completion of training, pest technicians will receive their own company vehicle with gas card for all work-related driving. Technicians will also be scheduled routes in accordance to their location of residence to reduce drive time and be as efficient as possible. American Pest is a virtually paperless company - our technicians do not need to constantly drive to and from the office. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC American Pest is a Drug-Free Workplace #zr

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