Experienced Ground Person

Application Deadline

Location

Springfield , Massachusetts

ArborTech is are currently seeking an Experienced Ground Person to join our Team!
Must have good communication skills and work efficiently, individually and as part of a team

Essential Functions

  • Uses a chainsaw to cut brush, logs and stumps of larger trees.
  • Gathers brush and feed brush into wood chipper.
  • Services truck, chipper, and equipment, maintaining them in neat, clean, and specified mechanical order.
  • Works around hazardous equipment.
  • Works around excessive noise from machines, chain saws, wood chipper, with hearing protection.
  • Works in all temperatures and weather and will be exposed to nature, i.e., irritating plants, biting or stinging insects, dust, etc.
  • Works on un-level ground.
  • Works around falling limbs with protection.

Minimum Requirements

  • Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to wear necessary PPE as necessary.
  • Must be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day.
  • Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, i.e., rain, heat, sun, cold.
  • Must be able to traverse various terrains.
  • Must be able to write, read and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information.
  • Must be able to communicate with others.
  • Must be able to maintain attention during dangerous tasks.
  • Must be able to lift, move and maneuver up to 50 pounds.
  • Must have endurance necessary to perform these duties throughout a standard eight or ten hour day. Must be able to work long hours and overtime during emergencies.
  • Must have sufficient eyesight to judge distances and coordination to get and use the appropriate equipment and tools.
  • Must be able to operate and service all required tools and equipment.
  • Must have a valid driver's license. Position requires driving of company vehicles. CDL License is a plus.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen.
  • Willing to train the right candidate.

Benefits:  Health & Dental Insurance, Paid Holidays, Earned Paid Time Off, Retirement Simple Plan with Employer Matching

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Competitive based on experience,  $15.00 - $18.00 per hour