Fertilizer Technician
Job Type




Local Roots is dedicated to making Pittsburgh more beautiful from the outside in. We pride ourselves in providing only the best quality work and expect the Fertilizer Technician to take the same pride and ownership in the jobs they oversee. This position requires interaction with others from different backgrounds, experience levels, and work ethics. It is expected that the Fertilizer Tech follows their team in demonstrating kindness, respect, and professionalism, especially with those who do not reciprocate. As a professional at Local Roots, responsibility and trustworthiness are central to maintain a healthy working climate. 

Daily Tasks:

You will be in charge of your own route and truck which you will be expected to ensure all materials and equipment needed for the day are ready. The Fertilizer Technician will be responsible for applying high quality fertilizers and herbicides to our residential and commercial customers. They will check the lawn for any issues and reporting them to your Account manager. This position will require a high level of attention to detail as you will need accurate records of applications and ratios of chemical mixes.  You will report directly to your Account Manager for all concerns, questions, issues, and customer requests. 

Typical assigned jobs include but are not limited to: commercial and residential mowing, trimming, spraying/spreading of pesticides, fertilization of lawns, aeration, dethatching, over-seeding, lime apps, shrub pruning, mulching. It’s important that jobs be carried out with attention to detail. 

The physical demands of this job require constantly moving, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, and frequently operating machinery. This job requires working outdoors in all types of weather conditions and exposure to the elements. This may include heavy to moderate noise and exposure to tools and machines used in outdoor construction/landscaping.


  • $17-27/hr starting pay.
  • Full Employee Benefits (Healthcare, Dental/Vision, ST & LT Disability, Life Insurance, Accident. etc.)
  • 401K retirement plan with a company match
  • 6 paid holidays
  • Bonus pay




  • Current and valid PA Driver’s license
  • Competence in driving a commercial truck
  • Current PA DOT Medical Card


  • Demonstrate good character and have a longing to succeed in life
  • Being open to growth and challenging yourself
  • Wanting to see others succeed in life
  • Respectful to yourself and to others
  • Good Family Values and Respect
  • Able to work approximately 40-50 hours per week
  • Time management and problem solving skills
  • Reliability and timeliness
  • Working as a part of a team/Good team player
  • Problem Solving and Teamwork
  • Current and valid PA Driver’s license
  • Competence in driving a commercial truck
  • Duties would include installing Landscaping, Outdoor Kitchens, Fireplaces, Fire Pits, Pools, Patios, Retaining Walls, Walkways, Mulch, Plants, Carpentry, Driveways, etc.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs or more
  • Current PA DOT Medical Card required prior to start date (Paid for by Local Roots)
  • Ability to spot problems in turf and diagnose the cause
Salary Description
$17-$27 per hour