Job Details

Spray Technician Landscape Operations

Company name
BlueStar Resort & Golf

Truckee, CA, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Aug 06,2019

Valid Through
Nov 19,2019

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Whether it’s playing an incredible round of golf, dining at our brand-new restaurant, The Sawyer, skiing the powdered slopes of nearby Northstar, or spending time on Lake Tahoe, it’s the perfect starting point for a lifetime of memories. It offers an incredible four-season family community where friends gather, celebrate, and enjoy each other’s company. Where the word community means more.


Set between historic Truckee & stunning Lake Tahoe, California


As a member of the Landscape Maintenance Team, the Spray Technician position is responsible for the upkeep and manicuring of all landscaped areas and hardscapes within the community. This is a mid-level position that accepts direction from the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent.


Communicate the core values and mission of BlueStar Resort & Golf (BSRG) to support the achievement of company goals.

Identify plants throughout the community and be able to determine plant stress or plant health.

Observe, or personally apply, chemical treatments to ensure proper coverage and application.

Monitor chemical mixing to ensure correct materials and mixing rates are used, the application is appropriate for the area, and safety equipment meets labelling and law requirements.

Maintain and properly store inventory of plant protectants; report low inventory to the Assistant Superintendent or Superintendent.

Maintain current logs containing all plant protectant and fertilizer applications, to meet state regulations and to provide a history of use.

Collaborate with the Assistant Superintendent or Superintendent to develop and communicate a shared vision among the Maintenance Team, determine work schedule needs, and review operational challenges and recommend solutions.

Follow directions and perform tasks given under the supervision of the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent.

Create a productive and enjoyable work environment, and inspire, motivate, and lead by example.

Provide coaching, if applicable, to the Assistant Technician and other team members to develop their skills and potential to become a Spray Technician.

Provide feedback to supervisors regarding individual crew member performance.

Work in a safe manner and use all personal protective equipment (safety gear) assigned.

Be aware of safety requirements, monitor equipment to ensure it is in working order, and promptly report unsafe conditions, repair needs, or accidents to supervisor.

Supervise vehicle refueling and loading of materials needed for the next day.

Accurately complete all daily and weekly work logs and repair report reports.

Conduct end-of-day review and prepare next days’ tasks with supervisor.

May occasionally be requested to work overtime or during the weekend to assist during special events when extra labor is required (i.e. weddings, tours, openings, etc.).

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.


Must be highly customer oriented and responsive with high need for closure.

Able to work under pressure and balance multiple priorities and assignments.

Strong team-building skills, including the ability to lead, cooperate, and motivate.

Must be a role model and able to live our BlueStar core values: Honesty and Integrity

Respect for the Individual


Competitive Spirit


High School diploma or equivalent.

Two to four years’ landscape maintenance experience and two years supervisory experience preferred.


Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.

Certified Applicator License for turf or ornamental crops (may vary with geographic locations and local restrictions) required.

Chemical Applicator’s License preferred.

Computer literate with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Must have a comprehensive knowledge of native and desert-adapted plants, pests, landscaping chemicals, and water needs.

Must have a comprehensive knowledge of pests, diseases, and the use and application for various fertilizers and chemicals.

Knowledge of state and local governmental safety requirements.

Ability to manually operate irrigation timers and valves.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret reports, plans, labels, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and regulatory documents.

Ability to communicate effectively with team members and supervisors about job tasks and responsibilities.Contribute to a productive work environment by maintaining a good attitude with coworkers and the public.

Must be able to calculate figures and amounts such as calibration rates, proportions, percentages, and volume.

Ability to work independently.

Willingness to learn new skills.

Must be willing to accept responsibility for tasks, actions, and decisions; ability to make good decisions based on sound judgement.

Must be able to consistently achieve high work standards; attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness a must.

Dependable, self-motivated, and hard working.

Valid driver’s license may be required to operate some vehicles.


This position works in an outdoor environment.

There may be frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts and outdoor weather conditions.

Outdoor environments may require parking and working in residential areas.Obstacles include, but are not limited to, pedestrians and city street traffic, walking while carrying equipment or driving a vehicle on property pathways or variable terrain, water, plants and the natural landscape. The employee may be exposed to hazards including, but not limited to, cuts, slipping, tripping, and falls.

The employee is occasionally exposed to Arizona desert wildlife such as snakes, scorpions, spiders, bobcats, javelinas, etc.

There may be occasional exposure to precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration, with regular work with toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can vary depending on the equipment or machines used.

Employees are required to wear all assigned personal protective equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

This position may be very active and may require standing and walking for the duration of a shift, sitting and driving, lifting, pushing, digging, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing, using hands to fingers, touching and holding, and reaching with hands and arms; regularly required to speak and hear.

The employee must be able to lift and/or move items up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.




Company info

BlueStar Resort & Golf
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Company Profile
BlueStar is a boutique management firm and landscape services company focused on supporting golf course owners and community developers in the execution of their resort and golf amenities. Our expertise is in all aspects hospitality management, including golf, spa, food & beverage, community clubs, and more, and we also provide full-scale landscape services to numerous communities in Arizona. On the Resort & Golf side, the BlueStar portfolio spans literally from Orlando to Oahu, with many beautiful locations in between.

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