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Training Rehabilitation & Development Institute Tree Trimmer - Ft Hood in Fort Hood, Texas


Hourly Rate: $17.00Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 4:00pmMust be able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends, evenings and holidays as needed.

Benefits include: Medical, Vision, Dental, Health & Welfare, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays.


The Tree Trimmer Technician will maintain trees and shrubs to improve appearance, health, and value of trees and to maintain access to utilities, roads, and sidewalks.


  • Oversee the appropriate maintenance of trees and shrubs as specified in contract and/or Statement of Work in a deadline-focused environment, balancing multiple projects and addressing changing priorities

  • Assists with creation and execution of project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. Manages projects of a smaller scale including project scope, schedule and budget. Insures that said projects are managed within the requirements of governance/contractual document.

  • Minimizes project exposure to risks by creating, implementing, and tracking mitigation and contingency strategies.

  • Conduct, Monitor and schedule urban tree asset mapping, reporting, crowdsourcing, and/or other maintenance tracking as a means of updating complete tree inspection, inventory of work completed and work history.

  • Perform, assign and/or supervise tree crew while performing residential and commercial tree pruning and removals in accordance with ANSI and company standards.

  • Ensure that each crew member is trained appropriately for each designated assignment

  • Operate an aerial lift and/or bucket truck when necessary

  • Supervise tree crews as they Trim and/or remove trees by climbing with the aid of a ladder, safety belt, climbing line, powered trimmer lift truck, or works from the ground using gasoline, air, and hand-powered saws, pruner, etc. Be able to cut branches or trunk sections and drops or lowers them to the ground with lines - appropriately.

  • Possess appropriate rigging and lowering skills to perform pruning/removals safely

  • Perform supplemental support (cabling/bracing) techniques / methods according to ANSI standards

  • Use wedges, sledges, and chain saws in felling trees or trimmed trunks and in cutting and splitting logs into manageable pieces.

  • Sprays stumps and brush with hand-spraying equipment to prevent further growth.

  • Load/unload trucks with logs, stumps, brush, and debris and/or feeds brush into a wood chipper.

  • Repairs slight damage to lawns, fences, and walks caused by tree trimming.

  • Service gasoline, air, and hand-powered tools and other equipment as needed.

  • Relays hand-signals, directs traffic, drives, and operates trucks and equipment, as assigned and keeps trucks and work area clear and orderly, as well as helps train new employees.

  • Be responsible for daily production goals and safety procedures of the crew.

  • Oversees & safeguards employees & public from hazards in and around work area.

  • Cooperates with customer, police, and fire departments when blocking street or driveways. Oversee and/or sets up barriers, warning signs, flags, markers, etc. to protect employees and public.

  • Assumes responsibility for the inspection and proper working conditions of tools, truck, and other work equipment. Requests repair or replacement, when necessary.

  • Performs other related work, as assigned by Project Manager/Superiors.


  • Be familiar with industry safety standards & procedures; enforce company safety policies/training

  • Works around hazardous equipment, falling tree limbs, and traffic hazards

  • Works in close proximity to energized power lines

  • Works in all temperatures and weather and will be exposed to nature i.e., irritating plants and biting or stinging insects, and dust.

  • Works around excessive noise from machines, e.g. chain saw, wood chipper and other equipment, with appropriate hearing protection.

  • Work will be performed at varying heights (while secured) above ground and/or on uneven terrain


  • Must have more than 5 years or more of related supervisory experiences

  • 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.

  • Prior experience in working with a tree crew in a safe & productive manner.

  • Trained to perform tree and bucket rescue.

  • Must be able to wear necessary PPE as per task assigned.

  • Must be able to safely drive an approved company vehicle.

  • Must have physical attributes to complete essential elements of position

  • Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather, and various terrains, while completing work assignments, i.e. rain, heat, sun, cold.

  • Must be able to write, read and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information.

  • Must be able to lift, move and maneuver heavy weights up to 50 pounds on an infrequent basis, but up to 10 pounds on a frequent basis.

  • Must have a valid driver's license.

  • Must pass an MVR check according to region guidelines.

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

    EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE • High school education or GED• 1 year relevant work experience

TRDI hires many individuals with and without disabilities, especially those that are transitioning out of the Armed Services:

If you are self-identifying a disability, please submit supportive documentation (i.e. the official medical/psychological diagnosis signed by the appropriate healthcare provider, along with functional limitations + extent) with the application package for full employment consideration. If you have a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) assigned, you can request a 1-page letter on their official letterhead with the same requested information signed by the VRC. Please fax to 210-572-0408.




  • High School or better



  • Experience using hand saws, sheers, clippers, and commercial tree trimming equipment

  • Tree Trimmer/Pruner Experience

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)