Utilities Service, LLC Bucket Operator - TRS in Cookeville, Tennessee
Job Title: Bucket Operator
This role is responsible for assisting with the clearing & removal of trees along electrical power lines and right-of-ways. A Bucket Operator operates an aerial lift device (bucket truck) to reach branches interfering with electric lines.
TREES has developed a reputation for professionalism, quality, safety, and dependability. If this sounds like you, apply today!
As a market leader in the industry, TREES, LLC is one of the largest utility vegetation management service companies in the United States.
Job Type : Full-Time +, Non-Exempt
Pay : Competitive, Hourly
Company Sponsored Retirement Plan
Health Insurance (Medical/Dental/Vision)
Employee Assistance Program
Life, long-term/short-term disability insurance
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Plans, assigns, directs, checks, and coordinates work.
Obtains written or oral permission from property owners to trim or remove trees or perform other work on property. Arranges with customer or property owner to obtain access, advises of interruption, explains work to be done, etc.
Promotes and maintains good customer and public relations through the effective accomplishment of assigned work and the appropriate behavior of employees on the crew.
Cooperates with customers, police, and fire departments when blocking streets or driveways.
Safeguards employees and the public from hazards in and around the work area.
Sets up barriers, warning signs, flags, markers, etc. to protect employees and the public.
Responsible for quality and quantity of production and for following safe practices and rules while clearing and trimming trees and brush away from utility lines.
Operates and services equipment, such as gasoline, hydraulic tools, power saws, power winches, buckets, chippers, and sprayers.
Operates a Bucket near energized lines to remove branches and tree material.
Performs tree and bucket rescue.
Uses hand tools, such as axes, hand-lines, saws, block and tackle, pruners, etc.
Cleans up and disposes of all debris.
Sprays brush and stumps, making proper and selective application of herbicides.
Trains new personnel.
Must be 18 years-of-age or older.
Must be familiar with the electrical hazard.
Possesses working knowledge and can identify tree and shrub species.
Work demands physical energy, twisting, some lifting ability, and hand-to-eye coordination.
Education & Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
Entry-level position, no experience required.
Previous experience is a plus.
- Upon offer, employees may be required to subject and pass both a pre-employment drug screen and background and/or MVR check.
License & Certifications:
- Driver's License Preferred, but not required
RARE (less than 10%): Sitting, Kneeling, Crawling, Color Vision, Climbing Stairs
OCCASIONAL (up to 33%): Stooping, Squatting, Climbing On/Off Truck, Climbing Ladders, Pushing, Reading, Lifting up to 50 lbs.
FREQUENT (up to 66%): Carrying, Pulling, Balancing, body-twisting, Hearing/Speech Range, Lifting, Lifting up to 10 lbs., Manual Dexterity, Speaking Clearly, Walking
CONTINUOUS (up to 100%): Standing, Sense of Touch, Gripping, Seeing, Reaching, range-of-motion, Depth Perception, Lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., Climbing
Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must have sufficient eyesight to judge distance/coordination of equipment and tools, be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time, be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, be able to wear personal protective equipment as necessary, be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day, have the endurance necessary to traverse various terrain, be capable of performing job duties throughout a standard 8- or 10-hour day, be able to communicate with others, read, write, and comprehend written/verbal job instructions and information, and communicate & handle confrontations professionally.
TREES, LLC is a provider of professional vegetation management services to utility and municipal customers nationwide. As the company has grown over the past 60 years, so has the scope of the services we provide in order to continuously meet the changing needs of our customers.
Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.
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