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  • 03/27/2019 8:10 AM | Anonymous

    Dan’s Custom Landscapes has been caring for its customer’s properties in Ames and the surrounding area since 1986. Dan’s Custom Landscapes is looking for Lawn Applicators for the upcoming season. The Lawn Applicator will be responsible for making fertilizer and pesticide applications to the lawns of Dan’s Custom Landscapes clients. Providing these services in a timely, professional, and safe manner is what we expect of our applicators. Other duties may be assigned as needed. The Lawn Applicator will report to the Chemical Department Head. 

                The Lawn Applicator is a full-time position (40+ hours per week). Application season runs, depending on the weather, from April till November. The Lawn Applicator should be prepared to help with snow removal operations in the off-season. 

                Qualified applicants should have or should be able to get their 3OT Iowa pesticide certification. Applicants must be 18 years of age. Applicants must have a High school diploma or GED equivalent. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. Applicants must be able to work independently and must be able to follow directions for each specific client. Applicants must be able to lift and control 50 pound bags of fertilizer repeatedly throughout the workday. Applicants must be able to safely and efficiently operate application equipment. 

                Pay for this position will be dependent on experience and/or education. Insurance plans available to full time employees after 3 months.  401k plan is available for employees after 1 year of employment. Dan’s will match 3% of contributions to plan. 

                Anyone interested in this position should either apply in person at our office at 546 South 500thAvenue Ames, IA 50014 or send a resume to andy@danscustomlandscapes.comwith “Applicator Position” in the subject line.

  • 03/06/2019 7:08 AM | Anonymous

    Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ is looking for a self-motivated Groundskeeper Site Maintenance Technician who has a positive attitude to join our team in Johnston, IA. Come join us and help be part of preserving our beautiful, professionally polished corporate campus that is a reputable staple in the Johnston community. This is a place and work site that you can be proud to maintain!

    Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ offers an excellent benefits package that begins on your first day of employment. This includes a generous 401k match, health and dental insurance, 15 days of vacation, a variable bonus plan, and much more!

    In this role, you will contribute to the site maintenance team by performing maintenance that will enhance the appearance of the grounds. You will be responsible for designated areas and will prioritize and organize work schedules so that jobs are completed in a timely and high quality manner.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Turf Maintenance – manages weed free turf and also diagnoses and repairs minor problems associated with equipment such as mowers, trimmers, tractors, edger’s, blowers, plows, etc.
    • Manages and participates in snow removal activities which includes early morning/weekend arrivals (must be available 24/7 during the winter season; (mid-November thru late March). This includes plowing, operating snow blowers, motorized brooms, salt trucks, skid loaders and end loaders, clearing out fire doors, ice melting walks and the maintenance of the brooms.
    • Maintenance of all trees and shrubs – planting, pruning, removing, diagnosing nutrient needs as well as insect and disease damage, watering, weeding shrub beds, etc.
    • Parking Lots - removing litter, inspecting and contracting out concrete repair, snow removal from lots and walks, applying salt, etc.
    • Irrigation repair - servicing/troubleshooting all aspects of the radio-controlled irrigation system.
    • Service all loading docks.
    • Participate as part of Site Maintenance team by attending meetings, having a positive attitude and possess the ability to work independently and as a team player.
    • Involve co-workers on problem solving and utilizing their assistance.
    • Assist in projects for Building Maintenance and Farm Operations and FS&RE.
    • Diagnose and repair minor problems associated with equipment such as mowers, trimmers, tractors, edger’s, blowers, plows, etc.
    • Must perform all work in a safe manner by following all training requirements as well as safety guidelines and procedures. Proper protective equipment will be worn at all times. Zero accidents are the number one goal.
    • Additional duties as assigned by supervisors.

    Job Qualifications

    The following are required:

    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Valid Class B CDL licensed or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire
    • State of Iowa Certified Applicator in Turf/Ornamentals or the ability to certify within 6 months of hire
    • State of Iowa Certified Aquatics and Right of Way or the ability to certify within 6 months of hire
    • Ability and willingness to lift 50 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation
    • Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot/repair equipment
    • Ability and willingness to work overtime, weekends, or holidays when necessary during peak snow-removal times of the year
    • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with employees requesting site maintenance services
    • Organizational and time management skills

    The following are preferred:

    • Advanced education or formal training in horticulture, golf course maintenance, or related field
    • 3-5 years of grounds keeping and/or maintenance on-the job experience
    • 3-5 years of experience with snow removal activities and associated equipment
    • Computer skills and experience

    We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system. 

    At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

    About DowDuPont

    DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at www.dow-dupont.com.

    The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

    Apply Online
    https://careers.dupont.com/jobsearch/job-details/groundskeeper-site-maintenance-technician/203296W-01/496900

  • 03/06/2019 7:06 AM | Anonymous

    Major Objectives:
    The main objective of a Landscaper is to work towards the completion of various landscape installation services offered by Hawcott Lawn Service. The landscaper will safely and accurately complete landscape installations to residential and commercial sites. Landscaper may be responsible for hardscapes (patios, walks, drives, walls, etc.), outdoor lighting, water features, plantings, grading, etc. The landscaper will be expected to interact with clients in a positive, honest, and personable manner.

    Essential Functions:

    • Provide proper equipment maintenance of the various equipment used in the services performed.
    • Keep accurate and up to date records of work completed.
    • Maintain a safe and orderly work site.
    • Provide suggestions and input to improving accuracy, safety, and quality with the goal of continuous improvement for the company.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with strong client orientation.
    • Exceptional attention to detail with a great work ethic.
    • Experience operating saws, compactors, skid loaders, mini loaders, sod cutters, levels, etc.
    • Extensive knowledge of hardscape and landscape techniques

    Prerequisites:

    • 2+ years experience installing patios, retaining walls, plantings, lighting, etc.
    • Able to work independently and exercise good judgement.
    • Responsible, Reliable, and attention to detail.
    • 40+ Hrs a week, some Saturdays depending on weather.
    • Clean driving record no OWI or DUI and reliable transportation.

    Compensation:
    Industry leading pay with bonuses. Opportunity for advancement and growth. Raises will be based on work proficiency, punctuality, work quality, and communication skills. Great work schedule. Most of the time our crews work Monday-Friday 7-4:30. Weather may affect the schedule.

    Anyone interested in applying should email Ben at hawcottlawn@iowatelecom.net for an application. Please write LANDSCAPER in the subject line.

  • 03/06/2019 7:03 AM | Anonymous

    Major Objectives:
    The main objective of a Crew Worker is to assist the crew leader in the completion of various management services offered by Hawcott Lawn Service. The Crew worker will safely and accurately complete services assigned to them by the crew leader to residential and commercial sites. Crew Worker may be responsible for performing mowing, spring & fall cleanup, pruning, overseeding, and core aeration services. The Technician will be expected to interact with clients in a positive, honest, and personable manner.

    Essential Functions:

    • Provide proper equipment maintenance of the various equipment used in the services performed.
    • Keep accurate and up to date records of work completed.
    • Monitor the overall health and quality of the turf areas that are maintained.
    • Provide suggestions and input to improving accuracy, safety, and quality with the goal of continuous improvement for the company.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with strong client orientation.
    • Exceptional attention to detail.
    • Great work ethic.

    Prerequisites:

    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
    • Clean driving record no OWI or DUI.

    Compensation:

    • Competitive pay based on experience and certifications. Raises will be based on work proficiency, punctuality, work quality, and communication skills.

    NO EXPERIENCE is necessary as we train all new employees.

    Anyone interested in applying should email Ben at hawcottlawn@iowatelecom.net for an application. Please write CREW WORKER in the subject line.

  • 02/04/2019 8:46 AM | Anonymous

    Job Introduction:

    • We are looking for dependable, energetic and hardworking individuals that need to be appreciated and rewarded for their good performance. If you have experience with landscaping, equipment operation, electrical work, plumbing or farming you are a strong candidate. Please apply.

    Job Summary:

    • With over 32 years of designing, installing, servicing of commercial, residential and athletic field irrigation systems throughout central Iowa, Iowa Irrigation, Corp has become central Iowa’s leading, go to irrigation contractor. Due to our high level of expertise, quality service and professional customer relations we are experiencing explosive growth and high demand for our services. To meet these new challenges, we are looking for highly motivated and ambitious candidates to become a team member and join our organization to help us continue to grow.

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    • The crew leader’s jobs include keeping track of their crews, translating plans into a finished product, quality control during installations, machine operation, inventory management, and communicating with job site supervisors all while maintaining proper levels of safety and productivity.
    • The service technician’s jobs include diagnosing and repairing problems with irrigation systems, communicating with customers, backflow device testing, performing seasonal services, managing and maintaining daily electronic communication and documentation through tablets or smart phones, also assisting other technicians and install crews as necessary.
    • Both positions have the possibility of being either seasonal or full time with off season work doing vehicle and equipment maintenance along with snow removal.

    Qualifications and Skills:

    • A valid driver’s license with a good driving record is required.
    • The ability to navigate through central Iowa is a plus.
    • On time attendance will be mandatory.
    • A working knowledge of irrigation system, functions, parts, tools, equipment, plumbing, or electrical knowledge is preferred.
    • Must be willing to work longer than normal business hours as necessary.
    • Current backflow testing certification is a plus.
    • Ability to read plans or follow verbal instructions.
    • Being able to withstand frequent bending over, crouching, and lifting 20- 60 pounds.
    • Proficiency with a smart phone or tablet.
    • Training available for qualified candidates.

    Benefits:

    • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
    • Short term disability
    • Retirement plan
    • Paid Holidays
    • Vacation pay available after probationary period.
    • Company vehicle may be assigned for service technicians after probationary period
    • Performance bonuses

    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Type: Full-time
    Salary: $15.00 to $25.00 /hour

  • 01/29/2019 2:51 PM | Anonymous

    Bunkers Feed and Supply Lawn and Tree Service has an internship available spring of 2019.

    This paid internship will provide you with valuable hands on experience on how to deal with real world situations and management issues. You will be exposed to the work schedule of the turf management industry.

    You will become a licensed commercial pesticide applicator in category 3OT, ornamental and turfgrass.  

    You will interact with Bunkers Feed and Supply Lawn Care clients and apply a fertilizer, weed, insect and or disease control program to area residential and commercial lawns.  

    This internship will provide you with:

    • Knowledge of Turfgrass management
    • Lawn Maintenance equipment operation
    • Marketing, project evaluations and bidding
    • Customer Service Skills

    If interest please contact Jeff at 1-800-728-1128.  You can also email your resume at bunkerfs@bunkersfs.com.

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