The Davey Tree Expert Company

PHC Technician | Tacoma

Kent, WA, US, 98030

Additional Locations: None

Primary Locations: WA, Kent, 8622 S. 222nd St. Bldg C., 98030 

Requisition ID: 200067

Position Overview


Plant Health Care Technician (PHC Tech): Performs fertilization and pest management on trees, shrubs and lawns using spray and injection tools by performing the following duties. 


This is a FT position that requires a valid state drivers license. Pesticide license is preferred but not required. If you do not have a pesticide license or previous spray experience, and are hired, you will be required to complete training, test, and become licensed soon after your start date. This is a must.


Basic computer skills and ability to use smart phones is also required. Must be comfortable with basic file organization and paperwork. 


Compensation Data: $24-$30 per hour DOE

Job Duties


What You’ll Do: 

  • Cultivate your career and fertilize your future! 
  • Properly identify and diagnose insects, weeds, fungus conditions, and pest prone areas.  
  • Communicate with and educate the client regarding the diagnosis and the prescribed pest control, and fertilization service with customers. 
  • Perform the prescribed fertilization and integrated pest management on tree and shrubs using spray and injection tools. 
  • Continuously monitor the pest control and fertilizing methods after application and communicate progress to customers and supervisors. 
  • Drive, use, maintain and properly operate truck and sprayer equipment. 



What We’re Seeking: 

  • Love of the outdoors 
  • Preferred: Background in Horticulture or Landscaping 
  • Preferred:  Turf, Weed, Tree and shrub ID knowledge 
  • Ability to complete the Davey landscape career development books upon hire 
  • Ability to complete the Davey First Aid, CPR and defensive driving course upon hire   
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Preferred: Relevant pesticide and related licenses and certificates, if required by state law  

Additional Information


What We Offer: * 

  • Paid Time off and paid holidays 
  • Opportunities for advancement 
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided 
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match 
  • Employee-owned company & discounted stock purchase options 
  • Group Health Plan 
  • Employee referral bonus program 
  • Locations throughout US in major cities and desirable areas 
  • Career Development Program supported by Industry Expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers 
  • Scholarship Program for Children of Employees 
  • Charitable matching gift program 


*all listed benefits available to eligible employees  

Company Overview


Invest in your future. Join one of the largest Employee Owned companies in the nation!  Davey has a unique culture that focuses on the open exchanging of ideas, community partnership, a commitment to safety, and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in horticultural and environmental services.   


We are currently looking to add a dynamic Plant Healthcare Technician to our passionate team of landscape professionals. Your office is outdoors, and you get a new view every day! 

Divisional Overview

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, marital or familial status, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person, or other classification protected by law.


The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. We care about our clients, each other and the world around us. We offer the resources, size and stability of a big company while maintaining the culture, entrepreneurial spirit and feel of a small one. We invest in our employees by offering industry-leading training, technology and benefits that lead to a rewarding and safe work experience at all levels. Wherever you want to grow your career, there’s a place for you at Davey. To learn more, visit


If you need assistance at any time, please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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