Crew Leader

Application Deadline


Rochester , New Hampshire

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 

We offer… 

  • Specialized paid training & certifications 
  • Career advancement opportunities 
  • Health insurance plans 
  • Paid time off 
  • Employee stock ownership plan  
  • Retirement & savings plans options 
  • Employee assistance program