Tree Climber/Bucket Operator

Application Deadline

Location

Gloucester , Massachusetts

Tree Climber/ Technician

Qualifications

  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Valid driver’s license (CDL a plus), a current DOT card and clean driving record.
  • Willing and able to work outdoors under varying (sometimes adverse) weather conditions and on mixed terrain.
  • Possess physical strength and agility (able to lift and move up to 50lbs), good balance, good depth perception and the ability to hear verbal instructions from a distance.
  • Ability to recognize and quickly remove him/herself from a potential danger area.
  • Knowledgeable (willing and able to learn more) about the daily maintenance and safe operation of all equipment commonly used in their division.
  • Open minded, capable of creative thinking and on-site problem solving.
  • Able to identify most common landscape plants, shrubs and trees, along with their coinciding pests and pathogens.
  • Working knowledge of knots, ropes and rigging devices used in tree pruning and tree removals.
  • Familiar with electrical hazards and appropriate operating procedures when in proximity to electrical conductors.
  • Willing and able to safely maneuver and perform strenuous manual labor at considerable heights, using rope and safety saddle or aerial lift.
  • Willing and able to administer and implement emergency rescue techniques, including tree rescue and all applicable first aid techniques.
  • Minimum of 1 year of climbing and bucket operation experience.
  • ISA or MAA Arborist Certification is encouraged but not required.