Pesticide Applicator Job Postings

Currently available pesticide applicator jobs are listed below.

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Vegetation & Pest Control Technician (summer) - Deadline - Feb 23/18
The County of Vermilion River is seeking 2 highly motivated people to join our team for the season (May 1 - Nov 31 * with potential opportunity to extend term) to provide roadside vegetation management and to conduct rat inspections.
Key qualifications include being enrolled in or have completed education in ag, environment or related field and have an agricultural operations background or experience in a rural setting.
Key components of the job include:
- Weed Management (identification and reporting of prohibited and noxious weeds; work with landowners on issues and control options)
- Vegetation Management (Operation & Daily Maintenance of Roadside Mowing and Pesticide Application Equipment; Operation of ATV/UTV & light duty equipment)
- Pest Control (inspect farms and other premises for rats and conduct control measures as required; assist clients to properly ID rats/other pests; assist with rabies management program in skunks)
- Administration ( detailed record keeping for weed inspections, spray applica-tions, rat inspections, bait delivery, computer operation and other related office duties)
- Ability to identify a wide range of weeds and crops
- Ability to operate and maintain mechanical equipment
- Professional, mature manner with ability to communicate effectively
- Ability to do manual labour, work outdoors in all weather conditions and lift up to 20kg (44lbs)
- Have a valid Class 5 AB Driver’s License and acceptable driver’s abstract
- Hold an Alberta Pesticide Applicators Certificate or be eligible to obtain an Alberta Authorized Assistant applicators license
A competitive salary and comprehensive municipal benefits package is available. The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal record check and drivers abstract. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications clearly marked: “Confidential – Vegetation & Pest Control Technician” can be submitted by February 23, 2018 to:
Kathy Jeffrey, Human Resource Manager, County of Vermilion River 4912 – 50 Avenue, Box 69 Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0
Herbicide Applicators - Deadline - Mar 15/18 or until suitable applicants found
Summer Employment Opportunity

Gower & Co. Vegetation Management Inc.
, a leader in the Vegetation Management industry in the Lloydminster area. Our company provides industrial services through forms of herbicide applications as well as mechanical control by mowing. We are currently accepting applications for individuals to fill the following 2018 (May – August) summer positions;

Summer Herbicide Applicators

Job Duties:
  • Apply various pesticides and herbicides to Oil & Gas Sites
  • Safe operation and maintenance of the equipment
  • Ability to operate a 1 ton truck
  • Proficient in completing daily record keeping
  • Able to find LSD locations with or without GPS
  • Punctual and have a willingness to learn

  • H2S & First Aid Training
  • Clean driver’s abstract
  • Knowledge of GPS Systems Or Land Tracker App
  • Willing to work weekends if needed
  • Have access to reliable transportation
  • Able to complete assigned tasks promptly and efficiently
  • Tolerable to all weather conditions because this is an outdoor field position

At Gower & Co. We offer:
  • $20.00/hour
  • We provide hands on training of all equipment to our employees
  • Potential for above average overtime hours
  • Home every night
  • Great work environment

This is an ideal position for post-secondary students.

If this describes you and your willingness to work for a company that makes safety its top priority. Then please forward your resume with references and a current drivers abstract to;
Tracy Gower, Manager
Gower & Co. Vegetation Management Inc.
Box 11812, Lloydminster, AB T9V 3C1
Call: 780-808-3141
Fax: 780-808-2118
Vegetation Management Personnel - Deadline - until suitable applicants found
Beaver County – Agricultural Services

Positions: Vegetation Management Personnel
•Spray Crew Operator
•Weed Inspector
(Pursuant to the I.U.O.E Collective Agreement, Local Union No. 955)

Duties include:
•Weed and Pest Inspection
•Roadside weed and brush spraying
•Brush removal at driveways and intersections
•Roadside seeding
•And other related tasks.
Operation of motor vehicles, ATVs, sprayers, and light brushing equipment will be required.

Employment Terms & Wage Ranges:
40 hour week, Monday to Friday with opportunity for overtime
Crew Position: May – October 2018
Salary Range:$19.75 -- $24.03
Weed Inspector Position:May – September 2018
Salary Range:$18.61 - $22.65

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid Class 5 driver’s license. Good interpersonal and record keeping skills as well as a mechanical aptitude are desirable.

Training in weed identification and herbicide stewardship & application will be provided.
Beaver County has a comprehensive health and safety program.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and references by mail, fax or e-mail to:

Mike Bates
Agricultural Fieldman
Beaver County Ph: (780) 663-3730
Box 140 Fax: (780) 663-3602
Ryley, AB, T0B 4A0 E-mail:

Applications will be accepted until suitable applicants are found.

We wish to thank all applicants however,
only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Vegetation Management Techs & Crew Leaders - Deadline - until suitable applicants found
This is a 2018 Summer Employment Position
We are currently accepting applications for qualified individuals for work in areas across western Canada.
Please note the required qualifications in this posting!
Vegetation Management Technicians and Crew Leaders
Give your career the start it deserves with ACE Vegetation Service. We are currently hiring vegetation management technicians and crew leaders for the summer. We are accepting applications from students from ALL faculties. ACE offers students in Forestry, Agriculture, Environmental Studies invaluable experience that can lead to greater opportunities after College or University.
We provide extensive safety training and herbicide license training—equipping you with the knowledge to make the right decisions in the field. Accommodations and meals are provided while working in the field. ACE offers competitive wages with opportunities to work significant overtime and travel western Canada.
This position involves:
•Herbicide application and weed management
•Record keeping
•Inventory and equipment management
•Weed identification
•Equipment operation
•Quality customer contact and public relations

•Be 18 years of age or older
•Recommend 1st year college or university education
•Have strong written and verbal communication skills
•Have a great attitude and be a team player
•Be in good health, bondable and energetic
•Be willing to work outdoors for long hours with overtime for a 4 month period
•You must pass a drug and alcohol test
•A valid class 5 driver's license is required (minimum GDL for 2 years), Class 1 and 3 licenses are an added value
•Driver’s abstract is required
•A current Pesticide Applicator license (BC,AB,SK,MB) is a definite asset

Applicants will need to have these certifications prior to training starting on April 30:
•Standard First Aid Level C with AED
•H2S Alive

Training commences April 30 in Nisku/Leduc, Alberta. Work will commence on projects throughout Western Canada and continue from May through to late August. Additional projects are available in the early spring and late fall seasons for individuals available during these periods.
If you meet these qualifications then please apply today by:
•email: psherback at
•Fax: 780-955-9426
•Mail: ACE Vegetation, 2001-8th Street, Nisku, AB T9E 7Z1

ACE is a leading western Canadian vegetation control company with over 35 years of experience. We are proud of our reputation as a professional, resourceful and service oriented company. Our training program is one of the best in the industry. In addition to spray services, we also provide mulching, mowing, reclamation and consulting services to the Utility, Oil and Gas, and Pipeline Sectors. We look forward to hearing from you.

Industrial Herbicide Applicators - Deadline - Mar 31/18
Industrial Herbicide Applicators

Mitchco Environmental Corp.
is an Industrial Vegetation Management and Reclamation company operating out of Kitscoty, Alberta. We are currently seeking Herbicide Applicators for the 2018 Season (May 1–Aug 31). 24 positions available.
Deadline for applications is March 31 2018, but positions may be filled prior to the deadline.
Early application is recommended.

Duties Include:
- Mixing and applying herbicide to oil lease sites, road sides, gas plants and reclaimed areas using 4X4 trucks, UTV’s and various spraying equipment
- Detailed record keeping of all herbicide applications including GIS/GPS mapping
- Daily record keeping of safety documentation

- Valid H2S and First Aid tickets or willingness to obtain
- Current Alberta and/or Saskatchewan Pesticide Applicators Certificate an asset but not required
- Willingness to work long hours and weekends
- Agricultural background a definite asset
- Ability to identify some common and noxious weeds an asset
- Clean drivers abstract
- Must be able to pass a drug and alcohol test prior to starting work
- Ability to keep neat, precise records of all duties performed
- Must be dependable and willing to follow instructions
- Must be physically fit and capable of performing physically demanding work
- Must be a positive person willing to contribute to a team environment!

What We Offer
- Competitive wages based upon experience as well as yearly performance/safety bonus ($18.00 - $25.00/hour + overtime)
- Training and fees to obtain AB or SASK applicator license
- Valuable experience in the oilfield
- A positive safe work environment with modern high quality equipment
- We are an equal opportunity employer
- Home every night
- Earnings for 2017 ranged from $18000 - $32000 for a 4 month term

Please e-mail resume (with references) along with a cover letter to;

Herbicide Applicators & Assistants - Deadline - Mar 31/18
Herbicide Applicators & Assistants

Company: Volk Ventures Ltd
Application Deadline: 03-31-2018
(Students from the environmental or farm studies/experience are preferred but not necessary)

Job Location: Forestburg
Position Type: Summer

Contact Information:
Name: Sharon Volk
Address: Box 618, Forestburg, AB T0B 1N0
Ph: 780.781.1815
Fax: 780.889.2361

Job Description:

•Herbicide application on public and private lands for weed and brush control
•Maintain herbicide application records
•Follow all company health and safety programs
•Wear appropriate personal protective equipment
•Properly use and maintain all equipment
•Other duties: use weed eaters, manual picking of invasive plants

Job Qualifications:
•Must be 18 years or older
•Valid Class 5 Drivers License and clean driver’s abstract
•First Aid required
•H2S Alive an asset
•Must be able to pass Alcohol and Drug testing as per company A&D policy
•Must be in good health, bondable & energetic
•Ability to operate all terrain vehicles (UTV)
•Ability to navigate & read rural addresses and maps
•Ability to use computer and maintain written records
•Ability to communicate with the public
•Willing to travel and be away from home for long periods of time
•Preference will be given to those with a valid industrial pesticide license

Salary: $22-$30/hr depending on experience
Hours: based on 40hr/wk with lots of OT
Job Start Date:05-24-2018 approx

Application Requirements: Resume and Cover Letter
How to Apply: Email or Fax
Sprayer Operator - Deadline - Mar 15/18 or until suitable applicants found
Sprayer Operator – Seasonal
Term May 7, 2018-August 24, 2018
Thorhild County is seeking a suitable individual to assist the Agricultural Fieldpersons in carrying out the following duties:
• Operate herbicide application equipment to control weeds on municipal road allowances and other lands deemed necessary;
• Communicate weed and pest issues to landowners/occupants;
• Maintain detailed records of all work activities including interactions with landowners;
• Investigate complaints;
• Assist landowners in the identification of horticultural and crop insects and diseases;
• Perform vegetation management activities, including herbicide application and mechanical weed removal, or manual weed control when required;
• Perform insect and disease monitoring, including Grasshopper, Clubroot and Fusarium Head Blight;
• Assist when needed with the Beaver Control Program;
• Operate and maintain equipment per Thorhild County’s Transportation and Safety Manual; and
• Other duties deemed necessary
Qualifications required:
• Completion of some post secondary studies in agriculture, environmental science or related field;
• Ability to work independently or as part of a team;
• Possess an Authorized Assistant Certificate or Pesticide Applicator’s License (would be an asset);
• Ability to identify noxious weeds and prohibited noxious weeds;
• Standard First Aid;
• Physical ability to sit for long periods and to perform a variety of manual tasks (heavy lifting, squatting, bending, twisting and climbing). Work is performed with exposure to the outdoor elements;
• Possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License with Q endorsement (or ability to obtain);
• Successful candidate will be required to provide a Criminal Records Check and Driver’s Abstract;
• Must participate in a Fitness to Hire Assessment;
• Agricultural background would be an asset.
This position is included within the scope of the County’s unionized setting (IUOE Local 955) and is based on an eight (8) hour work day. Current employees of Thorhild County fulfilling the requirements essential to this position shall be considered.
Position will remain open until suitable candidate is hired.
Please forward resumes to:
Laurie Andrushchyshyn
Payroll & Personnel Manager
County of Thorhild
Box 10
Thorhild, Alberta
T0A 3J0
or e-mail
We thank all applicants, however, only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted

Equipment Operator - Deadline - Mar 15/18 or until suitable applicant found
Equipment Operator I-Seasonal (2 positions available)
Term June 25, 2018-October 31, 2018
Thorhild County is seeking a suitable individual to carry out the following duties:
• Operate a 125-horsepower tractor with a 15-foot rotary cutter and sidearm unit to mow grass and weeds on municipal road allowances.
• Maintain all job-related equipment and assist with servicing and repairs.
• Keep detailed records of work and equipment maintenance.
• Assist in herbicide application or mechanical removal of weeds when weather restricts mowing activity.
• Operate light equipment (primary focus is road-side mowing operations).
• Maintain equipment as per Thorhild County’s Transportation and Safety Manual.
• Other duties deemed necessary.
Qualifications required:
• Ability to work effectively independently or as part of a team.
• Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with supervisor, coworkers and the public.
• Strong problem solving skills.
• Familiarity with the Alberta Township Survey System (ATS).
• Ability to maintain accurate records.
• Ability to identify noxious and prohibited noxious weeds.
• A minimum of Grade 12 education or equivalent.
• Standard First Aid.
• Physical ability to sit for long periods and to perform a variety of manual tasks (heavy lifting, squatting, bending, twisting and climbing. Work is performed with exposure to the outdoor elements.
• Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license.
• Successful candidate will be required to provide a Criminal Records Check and Driver’s Abstract.
• Must participate in a Fitness to Hire Assessment.
This position is included within the scope of the County’s unionized setting (IUOE Local 955) and is based on an eight (8) hour work day. Current employees of Thorhild County fulfilling the requirements essential to this position shall be considered for this position.
Position will remain open until suitable candidate is hired.
Please forward resumes to:
Laurie Andrushchyshyn
Payroll & Personnel Manager
Thorhild County
Box 10
Thorhild, Alberta
T0A 3J0
or e-mail
We thank all applicants, however, only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted

Pesticide Applicators - Deadline - Mar 31/18
Knights Spraying Inc. is now hiring their vegetation management crew for the summer of 2018
- Get paid to protect agricultural and native ecosystems from noxious weeds
$18 - $35/ hr (Pesticide Applicator / Crew Leads / Office Assistant / Vegetation Manager)
Job description:
Pesticide Applicators typically work outdoors all summer! They work with another applicator in a truck. Several trucks work together as a crew and are managed by an experienced crew lead. The trucks are large (F350 – F550) and equipped with a large tank and sprayer set up (Honda engine, valves, spray gun). Pesticide Applicators are skilled map readers and can navigate the Western Canadian township system (once trained) to locations requiring treatment. Once arriving at the location, Pesticide Applicators apply an herbicide solution as directed. Field Level Hazard Assessments, Driver Logs, Equipment Inspections and a detailed Vegetation Management Report digitally created daily. Applicators are also expected to use various techniques to manage vegetation including but not limited to: Hand Picking, Weed Trimming and the use of Chainsaws.
Job qualifications:
All applicants for the position of Pesticide Applicator must complete an in-house training program administrated by Knights Spraying. The Pesticide Authorized Assistant Course is taught by our certified instructor. Applicants must pass the theory and practical components to receive the designation. A background in agriculture/environment is considered an asset It is expected that all applicants can work on the road for extended periods of time, possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license and have significant “windshield time” with larger trucks.
Knights Spraying Inc.
5002 - 65 ST  Vermilion, AB T9X 1X6
Toll Free:  1.888.545.7707
P: 1.780.581.8775
F: 1.780.628.0777

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