Turning Stone Resort Casino - Verona, NY
Job Code
Travel Involved
Employment Status

Chemical Technician

Job Description

  • Applies chemical & fertilizer applications to the resort grounds and/or golf courses as instructed.
  • Assists in tracking chemical inventory usage.
  • Performs routine safety inspections and maintenance on chemical spraying equipment.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of safe mechanical operations for the calibration of various mechanical pressurized spray equipment, hand-operated sprayers and spreader equipment.
  • Ensures chemical storage and mixing areas are in compliance with required regulations and safety standards.
  • Ensures the safety of chemical handlers by making certain that policies and procedures are followed.
  • Responsible for reading, understanding and keeping current with chemical labels and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • Completes pesticide usage reports after every application.
  • Provides leadership to small labor crews for special projects when directed by supervisor.
  • Participates in snow plowing, shoveling and the operation of snow removal equipment to clear snow from roadways, lots, sidewalks and paths as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Must possess or be able to obtain a state pesticide license within 3 months of hire. 
  • Turf and woody plant pesticide and fertilization experience required.
  • Knowledge of the plant ID, characteristics and growth habits of a wide selection of annuals, biennials and perennial plant materials, including both herbaceous and woody plants.
  • General knowledge of chemical application equipment is required.
  • Must have knowledge and an understanding of pesticides and their labels.
  • Position is subject to noise and electrical, mechanical, chemical and explosive hazards.
  • Must be available to maintain flexible schedule.
  • Knowledge of and ability to adhere to safety standards.
  • Must possess solid communication skills.
  • Must have completed training requirement as demanded by the state and federal government, including those required by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.
  • Valid New York State driver’s license (or ability to obtain one upon establishing residency).



    Position Physical Requirements:


  • Must be able to frequently stand, walk or sit for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to frequently climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and reach.
  • Repetitive use of the hands for constant pushing, pulling, fingering and grasping in the use of tools and equipment.
  • Must have close visual acuity in order to operate equipment.
  • Must be able to work outdoors under conditions ranging from extreme hot to extreme cold.
  • Subject to noise and electrical, mechanical, chemical and explosive hazards.
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 100 lbs and frequently up to 50 lbs using proper lifting techniques.