New England Chapter ~ International Society of Arboriculture
Who you are…
Open-Minded: open to new ideas, willing to listen and observe, humble
Love the Outdoors: enjoys varying environments/weather, not afraid to get dirty, adventurous
Self-Motivated: driven, strong work ethic, willing to “do what it takes”
Adaptable: can think on your feet, nimble, flexible
Collaborative: strong people skills, able to give and receive constructive feedback, willing to speak-up
What you’ll do:
Lead a tight-knit crew, creating and promoting a positive team environment
Interpret tree trimming, removal and spraying orders initiated by General Foreman or representative of the customer
Plan and layout daily work for your crew. (Considering time required to complete work, clean-up time, equipment available, weather conditions, customer’s permission, etc.)
Perform a Pre-Job Hazard Survey at each job site with all crew members and assigns work tasks based on an individual's knowledge skills and abilities.
Perform line clearing and tree trimming duties for Lewis Tree Service’s utility customers including pruning treetops and limbs, trimming or removal of at-risk/damaged trees as well as removing broken limbs from wires, roofs, etc.
Climb trees and operate a bucket for trimming and removals in and above the power lines.
Prepare, operate and maintain all tools and equipment including hand tools, chainsaws, chippers, and aerial lifts.
Remove limbs and brush, cleanup and dispose of debris.
Safeguard employees and the public from hazards in and around the working area. Enforce on-the-job safety practices.
What you’ll need:
Two years or more experience working as a Trimmer/Climber, working around utility lines.
Ability to lead people including strong communication skills
Knowledge of trees including identification, growth habits and correct arboriculture techniques for the trimming, pruning, repairing, maintaining and removing, as applicable to working close to energized conductors.
Experience in tree climbing, knot tying and PPE
Understanding of drawings and symbols representing types of lines, voltage, line equipment, etc.
Ability to perform physical labor such as lifting a minimum of 50 lbs. to shoulder height or more.
Capable of operating two-handed equipment (chain saw, circular saw, etc.) and have the physical ability to endure extreme climate variances.
Willing and able to obtain specialized training and certifications as required, such as:
Local, state and federal licenses
First Aid and CPR cards
Pass a pre-employment drug test and job duty skills tests