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Weed Control Technician

Employer
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Location
Sandwell, West Midlands
Salary
Band D, SCP 9 - 17 (£25,119 - £28,770) per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Sector
Streetscene
Job role
Technician
Contract Type
Full time

The Grounds and Estate Maintenance team, based at Taylors Lane, Oldbury provides a broad range of horticultural services to locations across the Borough of Sandwell.

Tasks include grass cutting, weed management, bed and shrub maintenance, as well as sports field preparation and maintenance.

We are seeking to recruit a Weed Control Technician to undertake the control of weeds within and around the Borough of Sandwell including strimming/cutting, ripping, scraping etc. and the application of herbicides via handheld applicator.

You must:

  • Have a full UK driving licence up to 7.5 tonne (C1 on licence) with a minimum of 12 months driving experience (you must have the ability to drive a manual, pickup style vehicle. Successful candidates will be required to pass a Driving Assessment (if they haven’t already done so)
  • 3 years’ experience of undertaking Herbicide applications City & Guilds Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides (formerly PA1) City & Guilds
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand-Held Equipment (formerly PA6)
  • Commitment to undertake and achieve City & Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Self Propelled, Mounted, Trailed Horizontal Boom Sprayers (formerly PA2) if required for future service needs

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