Restoration Technician

  • 11714 Martin St, Huntley, IL 60142, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Design Based in Science
Applied Ecological Services is one of the leading ecological consulting firms in the world; we are dedicated to bringing the science of ecology to land-use decisions. AES applies science
to provide practical land-use solutions that strike the most favorable balance between cultural needs, cost efficiencies and ecological sustainability. Our knowledge of ecological systems
provides a solid foundation for creating balanced ecological designs and solutions that are sustainable, cost-effective and enduring.

More than the Sum of the Parts
Established in 1978, AES consulting and design services offer comprehensive, coordinated expertise in ecological science, sustainable civil engineering, landscape architecture and GIS.
Consulting and design services are supported by an experienced contracting division that implements on-the-ground ecological projects, backed by one of the largest, most diverse native
seed and plant nurseries in the U.S. This unique combination of in-house staff experience - bringing together ecology, engineering, design, data management, contracting and nursery
science – provides innovation, accountability, flexibility, streamlined project management and most importantly, designs that work.

With offices in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York and Kansas, AES conducts projects throughout the U.S., Canada, Central and South America and occasionally in
Europe and Asia. Our scientists and designers are familiar with virtually every biome in the Western Hemisphere. Our contracting and nursery employees are highly skilled, long standing
team members fully capable of executing complex projects in challenging situations.

Reputation of Excellence & Innovation
AES has built its reputation by repeatedly finding creative solutions to complex environmental problems – for a wide variety of clients. By applying an Ecological Systems Approach™
with integrated teams made up of our talented staff as well as experts outside the company, AES is able to contribute creative environmental solutions that achieve or exceed client,
stakeholder and regulatory objectives.

Job Description

Applied Ecological Services, Inc (AES) is now apart of RES and we are currently recruiting for Restoration Technicians to join our Huntley, IL team. Primary responsibilities include: all aspects of restoration work such as planting, seeding, erosion control methods, brush cutting, prescribed burns, light equipment operation, herbicide application, and various other tasks.


Preferred education is B.A. in natural resources or other related training. Position will require new employee to acquire herbicide applicators license within 30 days of start date. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on occasion and up to 35 pounds on a regular basis. Valid driver’s license required, in-state driver’s license preferred. Overnight trips will be required. Pay is based on experience. Must be 18.

Note: Some pre-employment screening may be required. Candidate must be able to meet physical requirements of the job, and once hired obtain certain certifications (but not limited to) DOT/CMV physical for operating commercial vehicles and pre-employment drug screen. A copy of your 3 year driving record is required.

Applied Ecological Services is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. AES does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other category protected by law.

Additional Information

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 stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.