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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 02/03/2020
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:

* 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.

* 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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