Pest Control Technician Vacancy
Occasionally we have vacancies. Below is a description of a Pest Control Technician duties & rates of pay. If you would like us to hold your details on file for when a vacancy arises then please send via e mail or post to : 1 Vicarage Wood Way, Reading RG31 6ZX.
Only experienced persons please.
Brief Job Description of Post of Self Employed Pest Control Technician
The post is of a self employed nature, (i.e. responsible for their own Income Tax, National Insurance etc.). The applicant supplies their own van (sign written, which the company will pay for) with Berkshire & Basingstoke Pest Control supplying most of the other equipment.
Berkshire & Basingstoke Pest Control supply the jobs which the operator carries out and then receives a percentage of the moneys earned from that job. The rate is standard for each job completed. Although being self employed you loose some benefits, you pay less tax by claiming for protective clothing, telephone bills, gas, electric bills etc. You get better paid & generally have more spare time when it is needed. We can offer the position as a ‘normal’ employee but rates would be lower to reflect this.
Payment is a percentage of each job successfully completed, pay is paid by cheque or BACS to the technician 1 month in arrears, (cash jobs paid immediately), each job has a set charge which the operator will get a set percentage. Earnings can be extremely high in the Summer (up to £7000.00 + per month) but lower (depending on workload) in the Winter months. Yearly earnings can work out quite high, approx. 35-50k +. The existing technicians are probably the highest paid in the country (Outside London). Earnings do vary from year to year.
The area covered is all within a 20 mile radius of Reading which is: All of Berkshire, North Hampshire, North West Surrey, & South Oxon. So the maximum travel from Reading is 20 miles. Where possible the jobs are grouped together & operators kept in a particular area.
Treatments involve rodent, insect & some mammal pests and some proofing, the bulk of the work is domestic treatments & contract work. The actual way the treatments are carried out will not be described in detail here but they follow the BPCA, and COSHH guide lines & must be obeyed at all times. The wearing of protective clothing and all other safety measures etc. are to be strictly adhered to. Technicians are allocated contracts which are serviced at set intervals. These contracts supply regular work & income throughout the year.
The hours ‘on call’ (unless agreed before hand) are 8.00 am to 1800 hrs Winter & 8.00 am to 19.00 hrs Summer, Monday to Friday. We operate Weekends & Bank Holidays, these days are shared out between the technicians. Flexibility is a key factor, there is plenty of scope for time off except in these busier months but as we are a small team it can be difficult to have time off should another technician be off.
This job is much better paid than most PCO’s and for most of the year working less hours, pay will be approx. 35-50k + per year & with a great deal of independence within the Berkshire & Basingstoke Pest Control guide lines but in return we expect loyalty and honesty.
You may talk to our existing technicians to get their opinions, contact details can be obtained at the interview.
Phone us on 0118 9410291