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Utilities Service, LLC Groundperson in Gibsonburg, Ohio

We are currently seeking a Vegetation Groundperson to join our team.

Essential Functions

  • Uses a chainsaw to cut brush, logs and stumps of larger trees.

  • Gathers brush and feed brush into wood chipper.

  • Applies chemical herbicide to right-of-way, following brush removal

  • Utilizes hose and spray nozzle from truck mounted spray equipment which includes tank, pump, hose reel, 200 feet of ½ inch hose, or utilizes back-pack to treat remote areas.

  • Maintains truck, chipper, and equipment, in neat, clean, and specified functional order.

  • Assists senior spray person in mixing herbicide in holding tank.

  • Works around hazardous equipment.

  • Works around excessive noise from machines, (eg chain saws, wood chipper), with hearing protection.

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

  • Works on unlevel ground.

  • Works around falling limbs with personal protection equipment.

Minimum Requirements

  • 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.

  • Must be able to wear necessary PPE as necessary.

  • Must be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day.

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

  • Must be able to traverse various terrains.

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

  • Must be able to communicate with others.

  • Must have endurance necessary to perform these duties throughout a standard eight or ten hour day. Must be able to work long hours and overtime during emergencies (including holidays, weekends, etc.) Subject to call out work.

  • Must have sufficient eyesight coordination to use the appropriate equipment and tools.

  • Must have transportation to and from the startup location.

  • If this is a driving position: Must possess a valid Drivers' License or CDL.

  • If this is a driving position: Must pass an MVR check.

  • If this is a driving position: Must have a valid DOT medical card.

  • If this is a union job must be willing to join local union and pay union dues.

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Physical Requirements:

Continuously (67% to 100% of the time):

  • Must have sufficient eyesight to judge distances

  • Sense of touch

  • Gripping

  • Carrying

  • Pulling

Frequently (up to 66% of the time):

  • Standing

  • Walking

  • Stooping

  • Squatting

  • Body Twisting

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Reaching

  • Full body range of motion

  • Speaking clearly and projecting to a distance

  • Seeing at a distance and good depth perception

  • Lifting up to 50 pounds

Occasionally (up to 33% of the time):

  • Lifting over 50 pounds

  • Climbing on/off a truck

  • Reading in native language

  • Balancing

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets. 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.