Service Worker – Spray Technician

  • Full Time
  • Jupiter, FL
  • $ 43,108.97

The purpose of this classification is to operate equipment and perform specialized work involving maintenance of parks and facilities, which may include equipment repair/maintenance, carpentry projects, general construction work, irrigation projects, weed/pest control, or other functions as assigned.

The following duties are normal for this position and tasks will be assigned in one or more of the following specialized areas: irrigation, carpentry, equipment repair/maintenance, general construction work, and weed/pest control. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assists in leading a team of workers ensuring proper and safer operation of all equipment; provides training, guidance, and assistance to other workers; monitors status of work, inspects completed work, and troubleshoots problem situations.
  • Operates/drives a variety of heavy equipment or large vehicles with specialized functions involving performing or maneuvering to exacting tolerances and specifications or involving operation of complex mechanisms to perform work tasks; operates light/medium equipment or vehicles involving routine operation to drive from point to point or involving use of basic/simple maneuvering mechanisms to perform tasks.
  • Ensures availability of adequate equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or other materials needed to conduct projects; assists in determining amount of materials needed to complete projects; initiates request for new/replacement materials; purchases or picks up supplies/materials as needed.
  • Operates a variety of equipment, machinery and tools used in department projects and activities, which may include a utility truck, trailer, dump truck, bucket lift, scissor lift, tractor, front end loader, backhoe, spray truck, hydraulic equipment lift, tractor, mowing equipment, reel mower, rotary mower, push mower, chipper, weed eater, edger, leaf blower, box blade, sod cutter, trencher, tiller, roller, concrete mixer, concrete cutter, striping machine, pressure cleaner, pump, vacuum, base tool, welder, cutting torch, drill press, table saw, radial arm saw, jig saw, palm sander, belt sander, router, grinder, chain saw, pole saw, pick ax, spray pump, airless spray gun, nail gun, shovel, rake, pitchfork, broom, ladder, measuring devices, meters, gauges, carpentry tools, roofing tools, plumbing tools, painting tools, mechanic tools, or hand tools.
  • Hauls, transports, loads, or unloads various equipment and materials associated with department projects.
  • Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals.
  • Provides information and instruction to other employees in equipment operation, maintenance, and safety.
  • Assists in maintaining inventory of equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or other materials; ensures availability of adequate supplies, parts, and materials needed to conduct projects; assists in determining quantities and types of materials to be used in projects; initiates request for new/replacement materials; picks up parts/materials from local vendors as needed.
  • Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, service/maintenance records, spraying records, inventory records, or other documents. Uses personal electronic device to log activities in the Town’s work order system.
  • Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, purchase receipts, performance charts, maintenance records, inventory records, field drawings, layouts, activity schedules, architectural drawings, policies, procedures, catalogs, operational guides, MSDS sheets, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
  • Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, the public, vendors, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems. May require being on-call.
  • Maintains an awareness of laws, requirements, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends seminars, workshops, and training sessions as appropriate.

Duties when assigned to Carpenter:
Performs carpentry and general construction work on parks/recreational buildings, equipment, and facilities, such as constructing or repairing wood structures, building cabinets and countertops, refinishing cabinetry or woodwork, finishing/sanding wood, shaping wood, trimming laminate, preparing surfaces for painting, applying paint to surfaces, installing drywall, repairing carpet/tile flooring, repairing roofing surfaces, repairing/installing locks, installing concrete slabs, minor plumbing, stucco repair including textured finishing, and repairing park tables and equipment such as playground equipment. Performs tasks associated with building repair/maintenance projects/activities, which may include painting interior/exterior walls, building cabinetry, installing doors, assembling/erecting cubicles, hanging storm shutters, moving furniture/equipment and office and cubicle remodels. Performs inspections on various Town properties including bridge, gates, fencing etc.

Duties when assigned to Irrigation Technician:
Assists with mowing, weeding, trimming and maintenance as needed; Performs irrigation system repair/maintenance work for parks/recreational facilities, such as trouble shooting two wire irrigation systems,  checking/setting time clocks on irrigation systems, troubleshoot and repair commercial pump control panels and controllers, review plans for upcoming Town irrigation projects, install new zones and systems for parks, ensure subcontract work is performed to the Towns standards, design and install drainage at Town parks, inspecting proper operations of each zone of irrigation systems, checking anti-siphon pumps, repairing/servicing pumps and wells, repairing pipe breaks, replacing sprinkler heads, servicing valve assemblies, cleaning filters, or checking voltage levels. Monitors park facilities to identify problems or needed repairs, such as broken sprinkler heads, bug problems, minor plumbing work, repairs to beach showers and drains, or other situations requiring attention; reports problem situations to supervisor or other personnel as appropriate.

Duties when assigned to Spray Technician:
Assists with mowing, weeding, trimming and maintenance as needed; Performs tasks involving weed/pest control for parks/recreational facilities, such as measuring and mixing chemicals, interpret and follow pesticide labels, calibrating spraying equipment, applying pesticides and herbicides, hand pulling weeds, posting cautionary signs around work areas, and scheduling chemical applications around game/event schedules. Also responsible for keeping  MSDS books current, maintaining a detailed and accurate application record, scout and identify pests and disease on athletic fields, monitor turn condition, managing inventory and usage of applications for pesticides and fertilizers, developing turf maintenance programs, working within budgetary limitations, enforcing Town rules and regulations, performing safety inspections on all spraying equipment, assisting with installation/repair of irrigation systems, and watering-in of chemical applications.

Duties when assigned to Small Engine Mechanic:

  • Repairs, maintains, and services all facility equipment, small vehicles, hand and power tools, and small generators. Inspects, diagnoses, and repairs mechanical defects/failures in Utilities/Stormwater, Parks & Public Works equipment including but not limited to, diesel, electrical and gasoline-powered trenchers, rollers, mowers and other mechanical equipment used to maintain the Park system.
  • Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and performs general overhaul (removed rebuild) on various diesel, electric, and gasoline-powered automotive engines, equipment and generators.
  • Repairs and replaces shock absorbers, transmissions for riding mowers, adjusts clutches, install generators, starters, relay switches, lights, regulators and tires; changes and charges batteries, repairs lights, adjust and relines brakes and straightens fenders and dents; inspects and adjust mowers daily and performs field inspection of equipment to ensure that it is properly working; operates cutting torches or welding equipment to cut or join metal for equipment repairs, custom fabrications on projects at various town parks.
  • Complies with OSHA safety standards and helps ensure staff compliance; prioritizes equipment repair and maintenance work; reports faulty equipment; responds to “emergency” repair situations as needed; performs preventative maintenance on the equipment in Parks & Public Works.
  • Provides training to co-workers on proper cleaning procedures for parks equipment, maintains debris pile, sand pile, clay pile, and mulch pile, maintains shell rock drive around shop area, keeps shop and work area clean and organized to keep a safe working environment; keeps maintenance records/logs and inventory on all equipment; orders and tracks the purchase and accuracy of repair parts and replacement supplies;


  • Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as required. This may include removing trash weekly from Maintenance Facility, setting up tables/equipment for meetings/functions, cleaning building areas, sweeping surfaces, or mopping floors.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Vocational/technical training in mechanical repair/maintenance, carpentry, irrigation system operations, weed/pest control, general construction work, grounds maintenance, heavy equipment operation and maintenance work in area of assignment, such as road/street construction maintenance, roadside maintenance, or other projects.
  • Three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes mechanical repair/maintenance, carpentry, general construction work, welding, irrigation system repair/maintenance, weed/pest control, grounds maintenance, athletic field maintenance, turf maintenance, or equipment operation.
  • A valid Florida driver’s license is required. For application purposes, a valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within thirty (30) days from the date of employment.
    May be required to possess and maintain a Florida’s Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) including appropriate endorsement(s).

Small Engine Mechanic: 3-5 years of experience as a mechanic maintaining, repairing, and rebuilding gasoline and diesel small engines, machinery, and hydraulics on golf carts, utility vehicles and sports turf equipment and has experience with reel and bed knife grinders and back lapping is required.  Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) Certification in areas of small engine repair is preferred; must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent; must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License; should have own tools relative to specific mechanical tools.

Spray Technician: 3-5 years of experience in chemical spray maintenance for Bermuda turf is required. Possession and maintenance of valid Ornamental and Turf/Core license from the State of Florida, or the ability to obtain the required license within six months of hire. Considerable irrigation experience preferred.

Irrigation Technician: Experience working with Bermuda turf, solar irrigation systems, two wire irrigation systems, and previous commercial experience preferred. Must possess a High School Diploma or Equivalent. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Carpentry: 3-5 years of experience as a carpenter. High school diploma required; successful completion of trade /vocational school and/or apprenticeship program preferred.


  • Data Utilization: Requires the ability to calculate and/or tabulate data. Includes performing subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations.
  • Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations.
  • Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and rapid adjustments.
  • Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.
  • Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
  • Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.


  • Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-50 pounds).
  • Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
  • Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, traffic hazards, bright/dim light, or toxic agents.

The Town of Jupiter, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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