The company I sprayed for was a contractor for the electric company; Empire Electric.
We sprayed all over Southwest Missouri including areas such as Branson and Joplin.
The duties I performed as a sprayer included: Spraying the brushes under the power lines with the herbicide to kill it.
Filling sprayer tanks with water and chemicals, according to the formulas.
Mixing herbicides for application to trees.
Covering areas to specified depths with herbicides.
Applying knowledge of weather conditions, droplet sizes, elevation-to-distance ratios, and obstructions.
Lifting, pushing, and swinging nozzles and hoses to direct spray over designated areas.
Starting motors and engaging machinery, such as sprayer agitators, pumps, or portable spray equipment.
Connecting hoses and nozzles selected according to terrain, distribution pattern requirements, types of infestations, and velocities.
Cleaning or servicing machinery to ensure operating efficiency.
Determining which trees get the treatment, if they were close enough to power lines, and where they are at according to the sun.
Following maps from the electric company depicting where the brush was at in the areas.
Crawling through the brush to ensure that we got every inch of the brush sprayed.
Another treatment we did was called Basal.
This was where I sprayed small trees that were maybe 10-15 feet tall and I sprayed the bottom 18 inches of the tree on the bark under the power lines.
Also did a treatment called TGR which is Tree Growth Regulator.
We dug around the base of the tree about five or six inches deep and poured the TGR around the tree and covered it back up and put a tag on it to let people know that that tree was treated and when.
Also had to take a test to be certified to spray herbicide commercially and on the right of way which is public road maintenance, power line maintenance, railroad right-of-way, storage tank areas, and other similar areas.
Had to pass with at least a 70% on a 100 question test All these trees were near the power lines and each type of tree got a different dosage of the TGR.
November 2010 to April 2011
My first duty as a sacker was to, of course, put the groceries into sacks.
I also helped people out to their cars with their groceries and loaded them into their vehicles.
A second duty I fulfilled each day was to keep the store at a peak level of cleanliness.
I cleaned the bathrooms and swept around the store.
I also brought the carts in and occasionally stocked the shelves.
A third duty of mine was to provide excellent customer service.
I greeted each customer at the door and provided them with assistance around the store when needed.
The final duty I had was to confront customers who were trying to leave without paying for their items.
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