Turfgrass Applicator

In your role as Turf Applicator you will be responsible for the application of liquid & granular treatments for residential & commercial properties using ride on application equipment. 3OT certification required.

Objective: Pro-actively, support, coordinate, and communicate with Turf Manager to provide service to new and existing customers.


  • Review Day's schedule-Where do I go? (job site location), What are we doing? (tasks), How do I get there? (route/mapping). Ask all pertinent questions before leaving RJ Lawn and Landscape for the job site.
  • Ensure that iPhones and iCREWtek are functioning properly and immediately report any issues to the Turf Manager and Admin staff.
  • Park & secure truck at job site.
  • Survey site and report questions & discrepancies in job scope or time allotment to Turf Manager as necessary.
  • Report accidents or property damage to Turf Manager and office. Take pictures of any existing turf damage and provide to Turf Manager.
  • Record all necessary time and materials for each task performed at each job site before leaving job site.
  • Walk the property for quality before leaving jobsite.
  • Remove any debris and unnecessary equipment at shop.
  • Clean equipment and perform any prep work necessary for the next day.
  • Adhere to and enforce all company polices as documented in Employee Handbook and Safety Manuals.
  • Attend continuing education classes as required to maintain certifications.
  • Actively recommend new processes and procedures on behalf of improving the company, its work environment, overall safety, increased productivity and customer satisfaction.
  • Support and enforce RJ Lawn and Landscape core values (Honesty, Teamwork, Professionalism, Driven, and Brand).


Able to:

  • Read and understand technical information competently.
  • Operate machinery in a safe and effective manner.
  • Manage, lead, and train crew members.
  • Competent in basic math skills and conversions.
  • Pass Background 21 Check.
  • Legally drive company vehicles with valid Iowa driver's license.
  • Possess and maintain Iowa Class A Combination CDL (no air brakes).
  • Possess and maintain 3OT - Ornamental and Turf Applicator certification.
  • Possess and maintain Iowa Category 5 and 6 certification.
  • Use required Personal Protective Equipment as necessary.
  • Work overtime as needed.
  • Show up on time every day.

Required to:

  • Physically be able to perform the work.
  • Lift 35 lbs.
  • Bend, lift, and walk on uneven sloped or rough terrain.
  • Shovel sand, rock, dirt, and snow.
  • Climb ladders.

Competent in:

  • Problem-Solving - identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and gather and analyze information.
  • Customer Service - manage difficult customer situations and respond to customer needs in a timely manner while soliciting customer feedback to improve service.
  • Oral Communication - speak clearly and persuasively in both positive and negative situations.
  • Planning/Organizing - prioritize and plan work activities for efficient use of work time.
  • Quality - demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness by monitoring personal work quality.
  • Adaptability - adapt to changes in the work environment while managing competing demands and dealing with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability - consistently arrive at work on time, follow instructions, respond to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Safety and Security - follow safety and security procedures by proper use of equipment and materials.


We offer:

  • Starting wages at $16 - $24/hr. (based on experience)
  • Overtime pay
  • 45+ hrs. per week available during the grow period
  • 32 Hour Program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement plan with 3% employer match
  • Health Insurance/Dental/Vision
  • Paid training / Continuing Education
  • Paid Holidays (including your Birthday!)
  • Uniforms provided, safety boot allowance
  • Company vehicles & cell phones
  • Great work environment with nice equipment
  • Guaranteed Winter work
  • Employment to begin immediately

Our Vision: Set the gold standard of quality that makes us proud of our properties, our projects, our people, and our profession

Our Mission: Provide the quality experience every client deserves by delivering our best every day.

We're passionate about our company, what we do, and the quality service we provide. RJ Lawn Service Inc. is an established lawn & landscape company with a great reputation for quality work and a solid customer base. Our NEW STATE OF THE ART indoor/outdoor showroom, office and shop are located in Waukee, Iowa -an upper middle-class community on the west edge of Des Moines. Est. 1997, RJ Lawn Service Inc. offers services in landscape design & installation, lawn care, irrigation maintenance, grounds maintenance, and snow removal. Our company consists of a strong team of skilled, hardworking and loyal individuals who are rewarded as the company continues to grow. The current team members enjoy the challenges of growth, while emphasizing quality and innovation through hard work and continuing education.

RJ is committed to being the highest paying company in our industry. We want to continue to be the best lawn & landscape company in the area, which requires more great people on our team. If you have or know someone with potential for greatness, we'll help train and educate for advancement in your career. We are constantly growing and promoting members of our team who display characteristics of a great RJ employee.

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