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Retirement Plan

Ford’s Hometown Services (FHS) employees are eligible to participate in the Company’s SIMPLE IRA retirement plan beginning the following calendar year. FHS matches 100% of a participant’s annual contribution up to an annually predetermined percentage.

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Our Job Openings

Want to work for Ford's Hometown Services? Check out our openings below and apply!

Commercial Pest Control Technician

Ford’s Hometown Services is expanding our permanent full-time roster and seeking passionate, reliable and eager individuals to join our team.  We are known for being the home of the "Pest of the Month".

We offer a COMPETITIVE STARTING PAY at $18.00 per hour and we offer many more incentives for additional certifications.   The person who holds this position provides education, customer service and above all industry-leading pest management services to our customers.  They are responsible for identifying, selecting, mixing, and applying pesticides or manual solutions to eliminate or control pests and wildlife.

A Massachusetts Commercial Applicator (Core) License is required for this position. Obtaining this license is both an investment on your part as well as ours; if you are truly self-motivated, and willing to do what it takes, then you are the exact type of person we are looking for to join our team!

Job Duties

  • Be able to safely use ladders up to 32’or 40’ with the required 2 employees;
  • Be able to work in food establishments where he/she may be exposed to food allergens;
  • Be willing and able to wear a full-face respirator; because of this, this employee must have a clean shave (no beard);
  • Be willing and able to work with chemicals, and in the presence of insects such as bees, wasps, wildlife, etc.;
  • Be able to speak and read English; be able to verbally communicate clearly with Company customers;
  • Have the ability to read a street map and use a GPS (Guidance Positioning System)
  • Be able to crawl through attic entrances and confined spaces;
  • Clean and remove pesticides after application; clean up after yourself;
  • Work in a safe manner at all times;
  • Be able available to work Saturdays, evenings, and weekends when necessary;
  • Be up to date with modern technology, allowing the ability to communicate to customers and the office.  Such communication may include but is not limited to: cellular phone(s), email, customer employee interaction software and human resource information system.

Requirements:

  • Hold a current Massachusetts Applicator License (Core) and maintain throughout employment;
  • Familiarity when working in a school setting (customer), this service technician must become familiar with the school’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) document prior to applying pesticides on the property;
  • Obtain a Problem Animal Control License (PAC), within one year of employment;
  • Hold a current driver’s license and satisfactory driving record throughout employment;
  • Be able and willing to work outdoors in all weather.

Benefits: Health insurance; vision insurance; dental insurance; retirement plan w/2% match; Company-paid life insurance; sick leave; vacation time; paid holidays, etc. Company vehicle is provided for Company business. Sales commissions paid for field upsells.

Copies of the full job descriptions are available upon request, and will be reviewed with job applicants during interviews. Send resume to: mhoffmann@fordshometown.com or in person at 549 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605.

Apply for this position today!

Pest Control Technicians
Since 1941, Ford's Hometown Services, Inc. has been a privately-owned and family-operated Pest Control and Turf Management company. We are located in Worcester, MA and are known for being the home of the "Pest of the Month."

We offer a COMPETITIVE STARTING PAY at $16.00 per hour and a pay increase to $17.00 after 90 days of service! Plus we offer many more incentives that include bonuses and more money for additional certifications.   With our combined wages and overall compensation package our employees are the best paid in our industry!

A Massachusetts Commercial Applicator (Core) License is required for this position. Obtaining this license is both an investment on your part as well as ours; if you are truly self-motivated, and willing to do what it takes, then you are the exact type of person we are looking for to join our team!

Other Qualifications:

• A valid driver's license; with a satisfactory driving record and pass a CORI.
• Good interpersonal skills.
• Be able and willing to work outdoors in all weather.
• Be able and willing to work near insects.
• Ability to climb and be on a telescopic ladder.
• Ability to lift and carry up to 75 lbs.; ability to walk long distances.
• Certain Saturdays and weekly overtime hours are required during the busy season.

PLUS: 50% Co. paid health insurance (BCBS); vision; dental; retirement plan w/2% match; (FREE) Company-paid life insurance; sick leave; vacation leave; paid holidays, company parties, yearly bonus, review incentives, birthday celebrations, etc. Company vehicle is provided for Company business. Sales commissions paid for field up sells.

Copies of the full job descriptions full job descriptions are available upon request, and will be reviewed with job applicants during interviews.

Apply at 549 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605; fax resume to 508-459-5351, or email your resume to mhoffmann@fordshometown.com (resume must be body of the email, not an attachment).

For more information, call and leave a message with your name, email address, and phone number at 508-459-3663.

Apply for this position today!

Lawn Care Technicians

Since 1941, Ford's Hometown Services, Inc., has been a privately-owned and family-operated Pest Control and Turf Management company. We are located in Worcester, MA and are known for being the home of the "Pest of the Month." With our combined wages and overall compensation package our employees are the best paid in our industry!

We are looking for Lawn Care Technicians with a MA Core Applicator License. If you currently hold the Massachusetts Core License, we are very interested in speaking with you. Experience is preferred, but we are willing to train motivated candidates that have a positive attitude.

We offer a COMPETITIVE STARTING PAY and bonuses!

A Massachusetts Commercial Applicator (Core) License is required for this position. If you are a self-motivated individual, and willing to do what it takes, then you are the exact type of person we are looking for to join our team! Other Qualifications: • A valid driver's license; with a satisfactory driving record and pass a CORI • Good interpersonal skills. • Be able and willing to work outdoors in all weather. • Be able and willing to work near insects. • Ability to lift and carry up to 75 lbs.; ability to walk long distances• Certain Saturdays and weekly overtime hours are required during the busy season. Copies of the full job descriptions are available upon request, and will be reviewed with job applicants during interviews.

PLUS: 50% Co. paid health insurance (BCBS); dental; retirement plan with a company match; (FREE) Company-paid life insurance; sick leave; vacation leave after a year of employment; paid holidays, company parties, multiple bonuses, etc. Company vehicle is provided for Company business. Sales commissions paid for field up-sells.

Copies of the full job descriptions full job descriptions are available upon request, and will be reviewed with job applicants during interviews.

Apply at 549 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605; fax resume to 508-459-5351, or email your resume to mhoffmann@fordshometown.com (resume must be body of the email, not an attachment).

For more information, call and leave a message with your name, email address, and phone number at 508-459-3663.

  Apply for this position today!

Inside Sales/Customer Service
The main purpose of this job is to sell divisional lawn care services to new customers as well as to our already established customer base. Position is expected to hold a valid driver’s license at all times, and to abide by all established safety protocols.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

  • Selling all services within the division;
  • Handling sales and customer concerns along with providing an immediate scheduled appointment as necessary;
  • Salvaging a canceled account; or an account attempting to cancel must be considered a priority; immediate attention must be given to such account.  CURRENT CUSTOMERS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANY POTENTIAL NEW CUSTOMER!!!
  • Perform an array of Inside sales and outside sales.
  • Working schedule of;
    • Off Season (Campaign Season) – October to February
      • Hours of 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., to include mandatory Saturday’s with one day off during the regular work week, approved by Director of Operations.  All overtime must be approved ahead of time by Director of Operations.
    • In Season (Peak Season) – March to September
      • Hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., to include mandatory Saturday’s with availability to work variable overtime during the peak season, approved by direct supervisor.    All overtime must be approved ahead of time by direct supervisor.
  • Responsible to answer phones and route calls to other departments as necessary;
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision;
  • Must complete Lawn Lore training within the first thirty (30) days of being employed, as applicable to the Lawn Care Division;
  • Must complete QualityPro within the first six (6) months of being employed, as applicable to the Pest Division;
  • Have extensive knowledge of all Ford’s Hometown Service programs and sales procedures;
  • Abide by all company policies, procedures, and practices
  • When fully trained, willingness to train a new hire.

JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (but not limited to):

The person who holds this position must also:

  • Abide by all established safety protocols;
  • Ability to be trained to other divisional sales as backup;
  • Ability to complete a company contract and other documents related to sales;
  • Ability to provide customers price quotes accurately and timely;
  • Learn and know all terms, completely;
  • Learn and understand fluently the property lawn measuring tool software, as applicable to the Lawn Care Division;
  • Attend any professional trades shows, networking or any other required company events or seminars;
  • Perform cancellation campaigns;
  • Perform reject campaigns;
  • Work together with all co-workers and management team;
  • Keep work area neat and organized;
  • Be presentable and dress successfully as the position represents the company;
  • Validate pricing within the IT Contracts;
  • Ability to recognize marketing and sales process short comings, including any foreseeable problems and provide information to supervisor or management team;
  • In the event of slow work, be willing to perform other projects related or not related to the division.
  • Other duties as assigned by the President or supervisor, including office tasks;

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience, knowledge, and skills:

  • Sales or customer service experience.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical
  • Must be able to work with minimum amount of supervision under stressful conditions.
  • Be detail-oriented and organized;
  • Be able to speak and read English; must be able to verbally communicate with Company customers and employees;
  • Have computer and basic office skill set;
  • Communicate with the upmost professionalism at all times (telephone and computer etiquette);
  • Be up to date with modern technology, allowing the ability to communicate to customers and the office.  Such communication may include but is not limited to: cellular phone(s), email, customer employee interaction software, social media, human resource information system and any other sales and marketing tool for Ford’s Hometown Services;

Language ability: Must be able to communicate effectively to all consumers, employees and collaterals.
Math Ability: Must be able to perform basic mathematical functions and have the ability to analyze financial and statistical data.
Computer Skills: Must be familiar with windows software applications and Microsoft Office software.
Other: Maintain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
Supervisory: This position has no supervisory responsibilities or direct reports.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level is usually loud in proximity due to being in a group setting.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; which includes sitting at a computer for a longer length of time, use hands to feel and type, handle, touch and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk, walk up and down stairwell, and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Apply for this position today!

Customer Testimonial | Ford's Hometown Services

"Very efficient, used safety practices, kept me informed, exceptional professional."

-E. Kruczek
Customer Testimonial | Ford's Hometown Services

"We are very happy & satisfied with our technician."

-D. Auger
Customer Testimonial | Ford's Hometown Services

"We are very happy with your service. We will be ongoing customers."

-B & J. Douty

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