Pesticide Applicator Job Postings

Currently available pesticide applicator jobs are listed below.

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Vegetation Management Technician - Deadline - Apr 24/20 or until suitable applicants found
Vegetation Management Technicians (VMT)
(aka. Weed Sprayer, Herbicide Applicator)
This is a seasonal position from late April to the end of August with the possibility of extension.
web site:
Please note the required qualifications in this posting
Looking for a great summer job that pays well, gives you lots of diverse work experience and is super fun? Come be a VMT with ACE Vegetation!
This position involves:
•Herbicide application and weed management
•Weed identification and record keeping
•Inventory and equipment management
•Equipment operation and maintenance
•Quality customer contact and public relations

Conditions of employment:
•Be 18 years of age or older
•Be able to pass a Drug and Alcohol test
•Have valid class 5 driver’s license for at least 2 years
•Provide a driver’s abstract suitable to our insurance
•Standard First Aid Level C certification
•H2S Alive
•CSO/CSTS 2020These certifications are an added bonus:
•UTV Safety Training
•Herbicide Applicator License (BC, AB, SK, MB)
•Wildlife/Bear awareness
•Class 1 or 3 driver’s license
•Confined space
Anticipated job start date in Nisku, AB to be announced at a later date.

We want people who:
•Have strong written and verbal communication skills
•Have a great attitude and are safety focused
•Are in good health, bondable and energetic
•Are willing to work with others outdoors for long hours with overtime

Accommodations and meal allowances are provided while working away from home base.

Email resume and cover letter to Patrick Sherback

We look forward to seeing your application, a great season is waiting for you with ACE!

Herbicide Applicators - Deadline - May 15/20 or until suitable candidates found
Strongfield Environmental Solutions is recruiting herbicide applicators for the 2020 season. We are seeking highly motivated and energetic individuals looking to expand their experience in the
environmental industry. Our applicators provide vegetation management and reclamation services to our clients using state of the art equipment including spray trucks, UTV’s and tractors. Interested
candidates are required to possess a valid driver’s licence and ability to obtain standard oilfield tickets. Our operations are based in Lacombe however we provide services throughout the province and travel
may be required. Accommodations and living allowance are provided when on the road. Competitive salaries are provided with premiums given to licensed individuals. Strongfield Environmental provides a
safe and professional work environment.
• Valid Driver’s Licence. Current abstract must be obtained if hired.
• Standard Oilfield Tickets (First Aid, H2S, CSTS, WHMIS, TDG)
• Industrial Applicators Certificate considered an asset
• Able to operate small machinery, UTV’s and pull trailers
• Agriculture or Environmental background considered an asset
• Two years of environmental studies considered an asset
• Plant species identification and soil classification
• Ability to keep neat and accurate records
• Understands the Alberta Township Survey System
• Understanding of GPS systems
• Drug and Alcohol screening will be required prior to employment
* Pre-approved to participate in ECO Canads’s Co-op Program is an asset. If you have not been preapproved and would like to apply, see the link below. *
Interested applicants are encouraged to forward a cover letter and resume to;
Further information can be found at


Seasonal Pesticide Applicators - Deadline - May 1/20
Seasonal Pesticide Applicators

Company:Sure Shot Environmental Ltd.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

Job Location:Lacombe, AB
Position Type:Summer

Contact Information:
Name:Kirsten Gilowski, Vegetation Control Manager
Address:5622 Wolf Creek Dr, Lacombe, AB T4L 2H2

Job Description:

Sure Shot Environmental Ltd. is an Alberta-based company providing Industrial Vegetation Management Services to Utility, Oil and Gas, Pipeline and Municipal sectors. Sure Shot specializes in herbicide application, utility consulting, environmental assessments, tree trimming/pruning, tree slashing and hazard tree removal. Sure Shot is committed to our Health and Safety Program and providing high quality, professional services to our customers.

We are currently looking for Seasonal Herbicide Applicators.

Our Opportunity
This is a summer position to provide vegetation management services to our customers throughout Alberta, primarily treating utility facilities and right-of-ways with herbicides for the control of noxious weeds and incompatible brush. Personnel are required to work away from home base for extended periods as the work locations are throughout the province of Alberta. This is a challenging and rewarding position for the person who is self motivated, enjoys independent working, and is committed to a safe and positive work environment. We often hire university students from all over Western Canada who are looking to make money to pay for post-secondary school in a relatively short amount of time.

Herbicide applicators often work in crews of two, using various equipment to get the job done including but not limited to: 1 or 2 ton truck, trailers, UTV, Haglund, Muddox/Argo, backpack sprayers, handpicking, weed whips/brush saws and grass mowers. You will be trained for any equipment you will operate. All applicants must be prepared and capable to carry a backpack sprayer (weighing up to 25lbs) and handpick vegetation for long periods of time.

•Full-time summer opportunity (May 5 to August 22, 2020)
•Outdoor work located throughout Alberta
•Team environment dedicated to safety, training and quality
•Build leadership skills – strong candidates may lead their own crew in their first year, or develop the skills to do this in subsequent seasons.
•Above average earning potential through overtime and extended hours of work per day. Average over whole summer in 70hrs/week. Overtime is paid according to Alberta Labor Code and is based on a standard 10 hour work day / 44 hour week.
•Living Out Allowance and paid accommodations when working away from home base
•No previous applicator experience is required as hands-on training will be provided. Any additional training and safety courses will be arranged for and provided to employees as required.

Job Qualifications:
What You Bring:
•18 years of age or older
•Valid Class 5 Drivers License mandatory and capable of driving a 1 or 2 tonne truck. Class 1 or 3 with airbrakes is an asset
•Valid Standard First Aid/CPR and CSTS 2020 are mandatory
•Self motivated, with excellent time management and communication skills
•Ability to work as part of a small team with minimal direct supervision
•Physically fit – able to perform strenuous work in an outdoor setting all summer long and perform medium lifting of 25kgs
•Minimal summer commitments and able to work away from home for extended periods
•Adaptable to changing circumstances
•Must have reliable transportation to/from our Lacombe operations office. This work is weather dependent and we encourage applicants to consider local accommodation (Lacombe area) arrangements when on days off or during inclement weather
•Computer skills in Microsoft Office and Dropbox.Reimbursement for use of personal cellphone and computer with Microsoft Office
•Willing to provide a safe work environment and follow all appropriate legislation in our industry, including accurate record keeping
•Ability to perform basic service and maintenance on job-related equipment and/or the ability to recognize and report when such is required
•Provide your own CSA-approved steel-toe or composite rubber boots. No leather boots.
•Must be insurable/bondable and willing to provide information for a driver’s abstract
•Farming and/or mechanical background is a strong asset
•Trailering, cargo securement and towing experience is a strong asset
•Experience driving large trucks on gravel and lease roads is considered an asset
•Previous experience or education e in environmental, forestry, agricultural and land reclamation is an asset
•AB Industrial Pesticide Applicators or AB Authorized Assistant certification is an asset
•UTV & H2S certifications are assets

Hours:Avg of 70 per week
Job Start Date:May 11, 2020
Job End Date:August 25, 2020

Application Requirements: Resume and Cover Letter
How to Apply: Email


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