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Landscape Technician with The Scotts Miracle Gro Company in North America,–Florida

Type of position Permanent
Employer The Scotts Miracle Gro Company
Location North America,–Florida
Salary DOE
Closing date of competition 2/24/2020
Date position available ASAP
Description of duties Job Overview:
The Technician serves a critical role in operating and improving Scotts R&D Florida Research Station, located in Apopka, FL. The Florida Field Station enables quality biological research that is required to develop new lawn & garden products. Our Florida Field Station includes a 15,000 square foot greenhouse, 18+ acres of irrigated turf and research gardens, storage and equipment sheds, and extensive equipment and utility vehicles. Primary responsibility is to help keep our facility and infrastructure in research-ready condition.

Responsibilities and Duties:
* Maintenance of the research station facilities to include mowing, light equipment maintenance & repair, hedge trimming, irrigation installation and repair.
* Ensure field areas are in research-ready condition using appropriate equipment and best practices
* Maintain research equipment
* Serve as key backup to the station Manager
* Assist in key events such as field research days, tours, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:
* Minimum of high school diploma with 2-4 years of relevant work experience. Associate degree in a relevant discipline such as landscape maintenance, turfgrass management, greenhouse operation, horticulture, biology or similar is preferred.

Experience
* Relevant work experience may include landscape maintenance, golf course management, greenhouse operation, horticulture or similar.

Skills and Abilities:
* Ability to operate equipment such as forklifts, mowers, tractors, utility carts, sprayers, spreaders and other typical equipment used to maintain lawns, gardens and greenhouses
* Attention to detail and high quality of work
* Personal drive and ability to identify needs and address them promptly
* Ability to work independently
* Good communication skills.
* Ability to lift 50 lbs and work outdoors

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