Tree/Shrub and Lawn Technician


Grasshopper Lawns, Inc.
470 E State St
Larksville, PA 18651
United States

Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time

Job Description

For the 2023 season beginning early March!  

Who We Are

What started as selling aluminum awnings in the 1960’s turned into 58 years of providing quality lawn care to the northeastern Pennsylvania community. There’s quite a number of Michael Kravitskys to keep track of in our story, so try and keep up!

After the awning business started to decline in the early 1960’s, Michael Kravitsky III took the business over from his dad, Michael Kravitsky II. He soon added lawn care to its repertoire by purchasing two Lawn-A-Mat franchises from his aluminum supplier, the first in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton territory and the second in Allentown. Making service calls out of a telephone booth is one humbling way to start out in the lawn care business, but that’s just what Kravitsky III did.

When the Lawn-A-Mat corporation ran into financial difficulties in the mid 1980’s, the Kravitskys changed the company name to Grasshopper Lawns, Inc. Current owner, Michael Kravitsky IV, had grown up watching his grandfather and father grow their awning and lawn businesses and always knew he would take over one day. For 36 years, Grasshopper operated out of his grandparents’ basement in their house in Edwardsville.

In 2001, Grasshopper moved out of the basement and into a much larger space in Larksville, which is where 25+ employees, 28 trucks, and all of our equipment calls home. The Kravitsky generation continues on, as Michael Kravitsky V is now an integral part of our business (I told you there were a lot of Kravitskys in this story).

If you want to work at a place where family tradition and values are woven into everything we do, you’re in the right spot.

Who We’re Searching For

Does working unbothered by pesky coworkers leaning over your cubicle sound like a dream come true? At Grasshopper, you’re working outdoors 90% of the time, with complete capability to complete your route without anyone staring over your shoulder.

As we continue to expand our lawn care business, we are looking for individuals who will provide their care, knowledge, and attention as a Lawn Care or Tree and Shrub Technician. Becoming a Lawn Care or Tree and Shrub Technician is an excellent career choice for those who enjoy working independently outdoors in varying weather conditions. You establish the pace of your work, interact with customers, and get to watch the progression of your efforts over time.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Inspect, diagnose and treat the diseases and insects that affect lawns, or trees, plants and shrubs
  • Measuring and mixing lawn care products
  • Applying fertilizers, weed control, and insect control products
  • Inject trees and shrubs, perform soil root therapy
  • Operating tree/shrub and lawn care equipment
  • Completing work orders and maintaining organized application records
  • Providing lawn analysis, including identifying weeds and grass varieties
  • Being responsive to customers and possessing an eagerness to learn

*A valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and drug testing are required for employment.

Benefits:

The Perks

Compensation packages, including bonuses and other benefits, range from $15–$30/hour dependent upon experience.

Employment with us includes health, dental, vision, retirement plan, and PTO. We also host bi-weekly company pizza parties, holiday gatherings, and other impromptu functions just to mix up the work week a little bit.

Currently, we are offering a $1,000 sign-on bonus, so you may want to stop scrolling and apply.

Candidates with prior lawn or tree/shrub treatment experience preferred.

If interested, please submit a formal application at https://grasshopperlawns.com/employment-ppc/lawn-care-technicians

Visit www.grasshopperlawns.com to submit an application or learn more!