Pest Control Technician

Pest Control Technician
Job Category: Operations
Location: Toronto/Downtown
Address(es): 495 Wilson Ave
Job #: 7251
Division: Operations
Vacancy Type: Full-time Permanent
Affiliation: Union: CUPE 416
Contract Length:
Grade: PCT01
# of Vacancies: 2
Salary/Hourly: 31.15
Work Details (Days/hours): Monday – Friday 40 hours per week

Benefits/work perks
In addition to competitive wages and a rewarding career where you can truly make a difference, we
offer a comprehensive benefits package that meets the various needs of our diverse employees,
 Three Weeks Paid Vacation with three additional paid personal days
 Defined Benefit Pension Plan
 Health and Dental Benefits
 Employee Assistance Plan
 Maternity and Parental Leave Top Up
 Fitness Membership discount
 Annual Tuition Reimbursement

Make a difference
Do you see yourself working for one of the largest social housing providers in North America that is
dedicated to improving the lives of its residents? Are you a dynamic, service oriented individual who is
eager to learn and expand on current skill sets within Integrated Pest Management? If this sounds like
you, then we have an opportunity you won’t want to pass up!

The Pest Control Technician will would be responsible for the administration of Pest Control service
contracts as well as providing support services in Environmental Health under the supervision of both
the Senior Manager and Supervisor of Integrated Pest Management in the Operations division.

This position will provide effective liaison and technical expertise for Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Pest Control services in order to promote efficient pest control within Toronto Community Housing units
for the purpose of limiting, reducing and/or eliminating pest problems through IPM practices and
reducing the use of pesticides. This position will promote staff and resident awareness of preventive
pest control practices.

This position will provide support expertise and inspection/investigative services for Asbestos Containing
Materials Inventory and Mould Management Program portfolio wide.

What you’ll do
 Facilitate proper scheduling of treatment of units
 Monitor the compliance of contractors’ treatment of units to specifications standards
 Monitor chemicals regarding compliance with contract requirements and Pesticides Act
 Perform pest control services when required
 Inspect buildings and/or units to establish treatment plan and report specific problem areas
 Maintain records of units and/or buildings treated and pest occurrence investigations, both
manually and in customized computer database
 Ensure contractor pest control technicians have current provincial licenses as per contract
 Liaise with staff and service companies to resolve problems that may arise with service
 Monitor units in buildings to determine treatment as per provisions under the IPM principles
 Determine as per IPM process, whether to utilize chemical, mechanical or biological controls to
treat, prevent, mitigate, and or eliminate pest infestations
 Prioritize various service requests in order of urgency and delegate services as needed
 Conduct sporadic and annual asbestos inspections to determine whether corrective action is
 Investigate complaints, conduct inspections for all mould-related occurrences, write inspection
reports and advise on remediation
 Maintain and ensure an organized hard-copy filing system
 Liaise with contractors, staff, tenants, tenant reps, Health Department Inspectors, Property
Standard Officers, City Councilors (as requested), various outside agencies and city officials to
ensure that pest problems and related conflicts are resolved amicably
 Maintain a non-bias opinion when reporting and documenting various levels of contractor
and/or staff service deficiencies
 Provide minor maintenance service when dealing with minor maintenance deficiency repairs
such as rodent proofing
 Perform various pest control service applications
 Create work orders, update computer work order upon completion of task
 Assist in the development of new methods of service delivery and provide input to service
processes including scheduling and appropriate reporting as needed
 Assist in the promotion and selling of Pest Control/Environmental Services Program
 Inspect and investigate Environmental Health issues such as designated substances and provide
appropriate support (e.g. monthly inspection of PCB storage space and update PCB logbook
according to regulations, arrange for disposal of PCB’s, advise on various chemicals in relation to
WHMIS Regulations)
 Provide support in termite control
 Investigate and report mosquito breeding locations
 Treat mosquito breeding locations with larvicides and/or arrange for treatment of catch-basins
according to legal requirements.
 Attend tribunal in cases of pest control issues
 Investigate and resolve potential biological hazards such as pigeon droppings, bat harbourages
and heavy mouse infestations

What you’ll need
 Valid Ontario Structural Exterminators License
 A minimum of 4 years of experience in Pest Control or diploma/degree in related area
 Knowledge of The Pesticides Act; Statutes of Ontario and Regulations
 Knowledge of all pesticides (except Fumigants), their hazards, first aid procedures, and the tools
used to apply them
 Ability to obtain licenses for Mosquito, Biting Flies and Termite Control
 Awareness of various designated substances in the workplace in relation to environmental
 Demonstrated ability and comprehensive knowledge of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
principles, methodology and procedures
 Experience with Microsoft Office
 Excellent oral and written communication skills
 Analytical and mathematical skills to compile information and determine thresholds
 Excellent organizational and self motivating skills to work independently
 Ability to maintain diplomacy and resolve situations when conflicts arise
 Ability to provide counsel and advise client staff and contractors
 Valid driver’s license with clean driver’s abstract

What’s next…

Apply on TCHC Careers Page located here:


Once you apply, we’ll review your resume and cover letter to determine if your skills and experience
match the qualifications for the role. Only qualified candidates will be contacted to move forward in the
hiring process. If you are contacted, the process will include an interview, written/practical test, and
reference check.

Candidates for unionized positions must score a minimum of 70% to pass any interview or assessment
and be considered for the next stage of the recruitment process. Successful candidates will be
determined based on score and where applicable, union seniority. Not all candidates who score 70% or
higher will automatically proceed to the next stage of the recruitment process as this will be dependent
on the number of candidates and number of available roles.