Hearts Pest Management 2007 San Diego Human Resources Workplace Excellence Nomination

A Good Home in the Pest Control Industry

Hearts Pest Management has employment opportunities throughout much of Southern California. Hearts Pest Management is a company that believes in “walking the walk,” when it comes to empowering employees and providing them the best career and benefit package available in the industry. That is why we were very proud when our employees nominated us for the distinguished San Diego Society for Human Resource Management Workplace Excellence Award for 2007.

On Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, Hearts had the unique honor of a full page write-up in the Union-Tribune, titled “A Good Buzz,” that described our strong pro-employee corporate culture. Recently, we were also nominated for the San Diego Business Journal Best Workplace award, small business category. Whenever possible, we will support, without endorsement, non-political organizations that our employees support. In this spirit, we are members of the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce. See a write up on our website support for LGBT employees.

 

We Have Too Many Employment Benefits to List Here

With so many employment benefits, you will have to go here to see them all: Pest Control Employment Benefits at Hearts Pest Management! Read below, how some of our employees have grown their careers here at Hearts Pest Management.

We Actively Seek Qualified Pest Control Field and Office Staff

We are looking for talented individuals to fill pest control and administrative positions in much of Southern California:

    Do you have the following skills?

  • Personable
  • A team player
  • Hard working
  • Communicative
  • Free of health problems endangering yourself or others at work
  • Have a clean DMV report?
  • Pass a criminal background LIVE-SCAN?
  • Have an Internet enabled computer and printer?

Deborah, Andrew, Kia, Jeremy, Donna, and Gerry

Deborah, Andrew, Kia, Jeremy, Donna, and Gerry

 

We encourage military veterans to apply.

A variety of positions are regularly available within Hearts. We promote those with a good work ethic and strong motivation to achieve high goal and standards.

Hearts believes in training to promote, and will never hold back a qualified candidate from achieving all that he or she can.

Hearts Pest Management rewards ceremony for service excellence in pest control

Please fill in the questionnaire at the bottom of this page if you would like to apply for a position.

Positions

Gerry Weitz - owner of Hearts Pest Management - the one-stop-shop pest control service company!

Read These Employee Success Stories

David Cole - Hearts Pest Management Field Representative and Senior Supervisor

David Cole – Hearts Pest Management Field Representative and Supervisor

David Colehas been with us for oversix years, coming to Hearts with prior experience as a pest control business owner withover25years experience in the industry.

Dave currently serves as a supervisor, landscape, and commercial consultant. He is the expert in bed bug control, mite control, scorpions, rodents, and organic applications for both residential and commercial properties. “After owning my own company in a different state, I can say I’ve found my home here.

Hearts is a progressive thinking company and its employees are dedicated to the highest standards, both with our customers and with each other. I could not ask for a better work environment or a better employer.” – Dave

Trish Kydd is our newest technician and a wonderful edition to the team. Trish brings her expertise and knowledge of landscape care and design. Trish was the owner of a nursery for several years and she was featured in many garden magazines.

Learning and advising customers on the nature of landscape pests is one of Trish’s main goals in providing quality customer service while practicing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods. “I absolutely love working for Hearts Pest Management.”

“As a Landscape Designer, I’ve always been interested in the various pest issues people have with their landscapes and gardens. In working for Hearts, I am gaining knowledge of both traditional and organic methods for treating landscapes.

I feel that the combination of my experience as a designer, knowledge of horticulture, and pest management, gives us an edge to offer the best and most knowledgeable service possible to our customers.” – Trish

Trish Kydd - Hearts Pest Management Technician

Trish Kydd – Hearts Pest Management Technician

Donna Walker began working for Hearts in November of 2012. She writes most of the company blogs providing the public with information on wildlife, nature, and the many different kinds of insects, including what type of organic produce to buy.

Donna is a trail guide and naturalist; she volunteers her time on weekends leading nature walks for both Mission Trails and the Elfin Forest.

“Since I started working for Hearts, I havebeen able to express my passion for writing, nature, art and photography. I’ve also been able to include some of my art work in the blogs that I have written for the website.

Donna Walker

Donna Walker – Website Content Writer/Blogger and Customer Service Representative

I enjoy educating customers on various insects and organic methods to keep them from becoming pests.

My philosophy is that insects and other wildlife do not become pests until they make their way indoors and start setting up home.

Gerry is wonderful person to work for; he encourages his employees to continue their education and helps each one realize their dreams.

This is my dream job! Thanks Gerry!” – Donna

Fiery skipper caterpillar

Drawing of a Fiery skipper larvae by Donna Walker.

Summary Job Descriptions

For more detailed job descriptions check out our full job descriptions page. Teamwork – All positions within the company require teamwork. Without teamwork, the team as a whole and the individual on the team fail. Teamwork requires that no matter what position you hold within the company, that you strive to do your best at your assigned task and that you are willing to chip in and assist with any other task assigned, within your ability and training, to keep teamwork in forward momentum and to collectively achieve high productivity standards.

This involves peer-to-peer teamwork, supervisor-supervisee teamwork, cross-team teamwork and cross-function teamwork. Our expectation is that there will be times when teamwork will require work that may be outside the primary area of responsibility, so long as it has been accompanied by orientation and/or training for that task.

Applicator-in-Training

This new employee has no pest control skills. All work is done under direct supervision, especially work involving pesticides . Applicators-in-Training are not permitted to drive company vehicles.

Junior Applicator

This position is held by a licensed applicator with little pest control job exposure. The junior applicator has a company vehicle and provides pesticide treatments under watchful supervision. The junior applicator has primary responsibility for his or her safe, efficient, organized, productive, clean and ethical operation.

Applicator

This pest control applicator has enought experience for routine situations that arise in daily pest control. She/he should make every attempt to know customers needs and their treatment requirements. This position is generally held by an applicator with 2 months to 3 years experience. The applicator has primary responsibility for his or her safe, efficient, organized, productive, clean and ethical operation.

Senior Applicator

This position is held by an applicator who is well versed in daily pest control situations, but who is not legally qualified to identify or sell pest control, as is a field representative. This technician should be able to operate with less frequent supervision when dealing with routine pest control. She/he should know his customers very well and their treatment requirements. The senior applicator has primary responsibility for his or her safe, efficient, organized, productive, clean and ethical operation.

Junior Consulting Field Representative

This person is a licensed structural field representative or “Q.A.C.” She/he meets applicator level requirements and also be able to diagnose routine pest problems. She/he must be able to identify mistreatments and avoid or respond to them correctly. She/he operates under the supervision of a senior field manager. The junior consulting field representative has primary responsibility for his or her safe, efficient, organized, productive, clean and ethical operation.

Consulting Field Representative

This person meets all the requirements of the junior level, plus she/he is fully competent in the diagnosis and treatment of a large array of pest problems. The field representative has also begun to develop area(s) of specialized interest and knowledge. The field representative operates under the supervision of a senior field rep or manager.

Senior Consulting Field Representative

This person meets all the requirements of the field representative, plus she/he has a known specialized competency. She/he can diagnose, sell and treat high margin, sophisticated jobs/projects with limited supervision. This person operates with high efficiency and represents the highest standards of productivity and teamwork within the company. When operating in a supervisory capacity, this person has primary responsibility for his or her safe, efficient, productive, clean and ethical operation, as well as for monitoring, guiding and managing the same for any subordinates.

Site or Department Manager

A) Growing sales, not only through personal example, but by training and guiding field personnel and staff call takers, to maximize potential sales. Additionally, this person must advise the owners as needed to structure sales and marketing approaches to increase sales. B) Training licensed professionals in proper safety measures and technical approach, using chemical and non-chemical management skills (better known as Integrated Pest Management) and procedural standards. Additionally, you will advise owners as needed to provision operational tools/structures to maximize field potentials. C) Planning, forecasting and budgeting for long-term goals, jointly with owners. D) Management with paramount concern for customer focused care, safety and ethical conduct.

Customer Service and Sales Representative

A) Answering incoming calls and scheduling customers to different technicians. B) Filing and organizing posted work orders, customer files, contracts and all other paperwork. C) Occasional word processing D) Customer calling E) Any other assistance needed by the Office Manager

Office Manager

A) The over-all organization and operation of non-field personnel toward Hearts Pest Management goals under the supervision of senior management. This person trains and prepares call takers to be competent pest management professionals, able, ready, prepared and organized to meet customer needs. This person manages an office so as to be safe, efficient, productive, clean and ethical. B) This person has direct responsibility for inbound sales. C) This person is responsible for arranging and managing route technician schedules in coordination with the each technician.

Our field representatives and office sales staff are provided a flexible package combining competitive hourly rates, plus commission and bonus potential. We give you the tools to achieve the compensation you deserve! Our staff will share with you that they have achieved higher incomes than with any other pest control company in the area!

Come join our team!

Come join our team!

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