Line Clearance Trimmer - IBEW Local 1249 Trimmer3

    Lewis Tree Service
    Utica, NY
    Full-time

    Job Description

    There's nothing like it - being up in the trees. Once you experience that sense of freedom and adventure, it becomes a part of you. We want to help grow that passion with career opportunities, supportive leadership and a dedication to safety.

    We're the second-largest vegetation management company in North America... and always growing. But really, we're in the people success business; we just happen to trim trees.

    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:
    • Be part of a tight-knit crew working in a team environment
    • Perform line clearing and tree trimming duties for Lewis Tree Service's utility customers including pruning trees and limbs, trimming or removal of trees as well as removing broken limbs from wires, roofs, etc.
    • Climb trees for manual 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.
    • Mixing and apply spray chemicals, preserving desirable vegetation
    • Safeguard employees and the public from hazards in and around the working area. Help enforce on the job safety practices.
    What you'll need:
    • At least three years experience as a crew member as Trimmer or equivalent, working around utility wires.
    • 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.
    • 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 including CDL A or B
      • 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
    • Paid time off
    • Employee assistance program
    Lewis Tree Service is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity for both applicants and employees. Lewis Tree Service prohibits unlawful discrimination or harassment of employees and applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age (40+), religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic, all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, apprenticeship, promotion, demotion, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Lewis Tree Service's practices and policies are administered in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

    Posting ID: 558254645Posted: 2020-05-21