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Wright Outdoor Solutions Arbor/Plant HealthCare Intern in West Des Moines, Iowa

Title: Arbor/Plant HealthCare Intern

Type: Internship

Education Level: Sophomore – Senior

Schedule: May - August, M-F 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Reports To: Regional Manager

About Us:

Wright Outdoor Solutions offers indoor and outdoor services to residential customers and their communities across the country. These services include landscape design and installation, complete tree care, lawn care, seasonal maintenance, interior and exterior holiday lights and décor, interior plantscaping, land clearing and mulch. Our operations are guided by a set of values: safety, integrity, quality, teamwork, innovation, and family. We abide by the highest ethical standards, knowing customer satisfaction is our first priority, and we work as a team to deliver creative solutions to our clients. Finally, we are proud of our family-founded history and have worked to retain those family values in our culture since becoming employee-owned in 2002. As we continue to grow, new opportunities are becoming available.

Wright Outdoor Solutions is offering internship opportunities to individuals who are eager to gain hands-on, real-life experience while working side by side with our team of professionals and drawing upon your knowledge. You will be trained and work directly with a personal mentor on an individualized performance plan. You will also be given feedback on your performance while having the opportunity to give feedback on ways to enhance our internship program. In addition to the hands-on experience and in-depth training, Wright Outdoor Solutions offers interns a competitive compensation package.

The Experience:

  • Work alongside Wright Outdoor Solutions crews to observe, train, and perform tasks for proper pruning, removals, and clean up

  • Move tree limbs and other debris from worksites to chipper and waste removal location

  • Learn the equipment and safety procedures followed to ensure compliance with ANSI standards

  • Safeguard employees and public from hazards in and around the work area

  • Work alongside the Plant Healthcare department and assist with performing applications for fertilization, disease and/or pest treatments

  • Learn safety and how to properly handle chemicals

  • Work towards obtaining the 3OT chemical certification

  • Help enforce on-the-job safety practices

  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

Requirements:

  • High school graduate or equivalent required

  • Currently enrolled in Forestry, Horticulture, Plant Science or related 2- or 4-year program preferred

  • Strong desire to learn and a positive attitude

  • Aspiration to provide excellent customer service

  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record

  • Ability to travel and work in all weather conditions to accommodate the seasonality of the industry

  • Ability to work flexible hours

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to uphold the values of Wright Outdoor Solutions, which include safety, integrity, quality, respect, teamwork, innovation and family

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs

What You Will Gain:

  • Basic understanding of the residential and commercial tree care operations

  • Knowledge of tree/plant care equipment operations

  • Enhanced tree identification skills in the Midwest

  • Proper pruning techniques

  • Assistance with obtaining 3OT chemical certification

  • Understanding of diseases, insects, common pesticides, and spray equipment

  • Working knowledge of work hazards, proper personal protective gear (PPE), safety operations, and practices commonly used in forestry and plant health care operations

Pre-employment and post-hiring drug screening is a condition of employment.

To apply, submit a resume to wos_hr@wrightoutdoorsolutions.com or visit our website at https://www.wrightoutdoorsolutions.com/careers/ and submit an application.

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