Japanese Knotweed Technicians

Japanese Knotweed Solutions


Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.jksl.com [email protected] 0161 723 2000

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

JKSL are looking for several new Japanese Knotweed Technicians to join our excellent team in January 2021 to meet the demands of our constantly growing business. Please note, that the start date can be immediately if this is required by the successful candidate (we are flexible on this).

The role will involve a diverse range of duties and each day is often different. It will initially involve such tasks as:

  • Cutting and processing general vegetation (appropriate training will be given).
  • General manual labour on our mechanical remediation projects.
  • Operating dumper and/or excavators (appropriate training will be given if needed).
  • Administering herbicide to various non-native invasive weeds (appropriate training will be given if needed).

We are looking for self-motivated, reliable, punctual individuals with good communication skills and a positive professional attitude at all times. Ideally, the candidate will already have experience within our industry but this is not essential as full training will be required. Each employee has an individual training budget to help support their development within the company. Our ambition is for the chosen candidate to progress to site foreman and be able to competently work on their own and run projects.

Whilst at present, due to the pandemic, our employees are not staying away from home very often at all. But usually, to meet the requirements of our clients, candidates will be required to work away from home at times. This will involve staying overnight nationwide. The company will provide an overnight allowance, which pays for accommodation, breakfast, evening meal and lunch. Working hours are typically 07.30 to 17:00, Monday to Friday. We currently run a stakeholder Pension Scheme for employees.

Given the changes in our working practises in 2020 due to the pandemic, the successful candidate should be able to travel to site in their own vehicle to begin with (most sites will be a commutable distance away). All travel expenses will be paid. However, the company will provide a vehicle after a month or potentially immediately.

The following are desired: 

  • Full driving license
  • CSCS Card
  • Dumper and/or Excavator license

The following would be advantageous, but are not mandatory as training will be provided over time:

  • PA1 and PA6 Spraying Licence
  • PA6AW and other spraying license
  • Reasonable plant knowledge
  • Banksman
  • Catscan
  • Asbestos aware
  • Chainsaw and chipper qualification
  • Horticultural qualifications
  • H & S training such as IOSH or NEBOSH

Successful candidates will be well presented, have a strong work ethic and work well within a team. Due to the nature of the business and working within a range of construction sites, candidates may be subject to random drugs testing by the company or our clients.

  • Location: Manchester/North of England
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Salary per: Annum
  • Job start date: ASAP

If you wish to apply please email your CV to [email protected] Japanese Knotweed Solutions Ltd, Itadori House, Melton Street, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 4BR www.jksl.com T: 0161 723 2000

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