Urban Aquatic Technician – Texas

Pond Medics Inc
Job Category
Full time Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Available Opening: Aquatic Technician
Department: Urban Lake Management
Posting Date: 1.2.15
Posting Open: Until position is filled
Submit resumes to: E-mailed preferred - Zach Pritchard – zach@pondmedics.com
Company Profile
PondMedics Incorporated is a private lake management, engineering and consulting company headquartered in Prosper, TX. PondMedics manages approximately 15,000 surface acres of water annually for clients such as private land owners, homeowners associations, golf courses, municipalities, government agencies, fishing clubs and more. PondMedics provides many lake services such as aquatic vegetation control, fountain and aerator installation and repair, fisheries management, lake mapping and more. Most work is performed within a 100 mile radius of the DFW metroplex with the occasional overnight trip required.

Job Description
An Aquatic Technician is responsible for mostly urban lake management tasks such as aquatic vegetation control using aquatic herbicides, fountain maintenance and trash pick-up and disposal from the lakes. The Aquatic Technician is mostly focused on urban lake management with the highest priority being aesthetically pleasing ponds and lakes within neighborhoods and parks. This person will be responsible for identifying nuciance aquatic plant species, knowing which herbicide and how much herbicide to apply to the lakes using specialized terrestrial and waterborne spray equipment. Trash pickup and disposal is another important aspect of keeping a pond or lake aesthetically pleasing and the Aquatic Technician will help with this effort.

Candidate Qualifications
- High school diploma or higher education
- Prior landscaping, golf course maintenance, commercial pesticide application or aquatic plant management experience
- Knowledgeable about pesticides, spraying equipment and pest identification
- Mechanically inclined – equipment maintenance and field repairs
- Practices personal accountability, integrity and honesty at all times, in everything
- Ability to work in extreme conditions – around water (swimming ability required), hot and cold weather conditions, ability to lift 100 pounds
- Equipment aptitudes – ability to learn and navigate large trucks (no CDL required) and trailers, boats and other equipment while multitasking
- Computer skills – iPad, iPhone, Mac computers, MS Outlook, MS Excel, Evernote, internet browsers

Employee Benefits
- Employment type: full-time
- First Year Paid vacation time: 5 days annually
- Paid holidays
- After one year of employment – eligible for a bonus program Compensation
- Hourly compensated position commensurate on experience ($11 - $15/hour)
- First three months of employment is a probationary period whereby, if kept on after the probationary period, an immediate 5% raise is given

Work Hours
- Monday through Friday work week, with the occasional Saturday work necessary
- Overnight travel required occasionally
- General work hours are 6 am to 4 pm
See description above
Contact Person
Zachary Pritchard
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