Careers

Experienced Trimmers

Areas / Towns:
Type: Full-time

General Duties include but may not be limited to:
  • ​Clean, sharpen, and lubricate tools and equipment.
  • Clear sites, streets, and grounds of woody and herbaceous materials, such as tree stumps and fallen trees and limbs.
  • Climb trees, using climbing hooks and belts, or climb ladders to gain access to work areas.
  • Collect debris and refuse from tree trimming and removal operations into piles, using shovels, rakes or other tools.
  • Cut away dead and excess branches from trees, or clear branches around power lines, using climbing equipment or buckets of extended truck booms, and/or chainsaws, hooks, handsaws, shears, and clippers.
  • Inspect trees to determine if they have diseases or pest problems.
  • Load debris and refuse onto trucks and haul it away for disposal.
  • Operate shredding and chipping equipment, and feed limbs and brush into the machines.
  • Trim jagged stumps, using saws or pruning shears.
  • Trim, top, and reshape trees to achieve attractive shapes or to remove low-hanging branches.
  • Hoist tools and equipment to tree trimmers, and lower branches with ropes or block and tackle.
  • Split logs or wooden blocks into bolts, pickets, posts, or stakes, using hand tools such as ax wedges, sledgehammers, and mallets.
  • Supervise others engaged in tree trimming work and train lower-level employees.
  • Transplant and remove trees and shrubs, and prepare trees for moving.
  • Operate boom trucks, loaders, stump chippers, brush chippers, tractors, power saws, trucks, sprayers, and other equipment and tools.
  • Provide training to other Trimmers, serve as lead Trimmer in the absence of Foreman or General Foreman.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  •  Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be 21 years of age if position requires interstate driving.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the United States of America.
  • Must pass a drug/alcohol screen upon offer of employment.
  • Proven knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Proven ability to properly prune various tree species
  • Proven knowledge and ability to tie basic knots including but not limited to: bowline, Blake’s hitch, taut line hitch, and clove hitch.
  • Proven knowledge and ability to use lowering techniques, knot tying, saw maintenance and devices as related to tree work in the field.
  • Proven knowledge of and/or the ability to learn about the care and proper use of tools and equipment used in the development and maintenance of trees.
  • Must have sufficient physical strength and ability to independently and repeatedly lift, move and carry objects weighing up to 60 pounds and to repeatedly lift, move and carry objects weighing more than 60 pounds with assistance.
  • Must successfully complete a proficiency test consisting of: climbing a ladder, knot tying, chain saw maintenance, the safe and proper handing and operation of chain saws, chipper and stump grinder and demonstrate proper tree groundwork abilities using a variety of equipment including but not limited to ropes, pole pruner etc.
  • Must be semi-skilled in mechanics.
  • Must be proficient in proper tree groundwork including but not limited to: basic tree pruning and tree removal.
  • Must be able to report for work on time and to perform the duties of the job for an entire workday.
  • Ability to work flexible hours with some weekend and holiday work required.
  • Ability to perform frequent overtime work, which may involve late night or early morning hours.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees and the public.
  • Must be able to pass physical abilities test/post offer screen for employment.
  • Experience with a tree care / maintenance program preferred, including but not limited to: operation of stump grinder, chipper, chipper truck, bucket truck, and other tree-related equipment.
  • This classification may require the use of personal or company vehicles on company business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record. In addition, individuals may be required to pass a Department of Transportation physical exam and possess the appropriate commercial driver's license.

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Please provide a summary of your work experience above, including any tree experience you have.
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