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Lewis Tree Service, Inc Divisional Safety Trainer in Rhode Island


At Lewis, we provide the stability of a long-standing, employee-owned company with the progressive nature of a growing, improvement-minded future. We’re the second-largest utility vegetation management company in North America… and always growing.

We’re in the people success business, we just happen to trim trees.

Why you’ll love being part of the Lewis Family:

  • We are empowered to share our talents. We care deeply. We conquer challenges. We respect our differences. We trust each other. We keep each other safe. Together, we do great things.

  • We offer for Non-Union positions:

  • Competitive pay ($35.50 hourly)

  • Specialized paid training & certifications

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Affordable health insurance plans including Dental, Vision and Health Savings Accounts

  • Retirement plans including Employee stock ownership and 401(k) plan

  • Paid time off

  • Employee assistance program

We Believe…

  • That everyone on the team matters

  • That we don’t constrain workers in order to create safety, we ask workers what they need to do work safely, reliably, and productively.

  • That workers aren’t the problem; workers are the problem solvers.

  • That through diversity we build strength

  • That being an employee-owned company (ESOP), it provides future financial stability for our employees

  • That when you join the Lewis Tree Team, your potential is unlimited

Why you'll love this Job:

  • You love the outdoors: you enjoy varying environments/weather, not afraid to get dirty, adventurous

  • You are open to new ideas: willing to listen and observe, humble

  • You are self-motivated: driven, strong work ethic, willing to “do what it takes”

  • You are adaptable: can think on your feet, nimble, flexible

  • You are collaborative: strong people skills, able to give and receive constructive feedback, willing to speak-up

What you’ll do as a Divisional Safety Trainer at Lewis:

  • Complete necessary training and certifications for new employees within 45 days of hire

  • Administer First Aid and CPR training/certification

  • Roping and Rigging Training, Evaluation, Certification and Recertification

  • Identify, plan, and implement training based on crew observations and cooperation with Divisional Leaders

  • Technical Skills and Knowledge Certification/Testing

  • Weekly activity related to After Action Reviews utilized as learning tools for leadership and craft workers

  • CDL driver training

  • Smith Driver Training

  • Quarterly Training

  • Partner with Utilities, build relationships, help deliver on our Safety commitment

  • Storm Response work on both crew level and supervisor level

  • Support additional training initiatives related to safety and human performance as identified by operational leadership.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you’ll need:

  • 3-5 Years Line Clearance Experience

  • High School Diploma or the equivalent

  • Certified Tree Care Safety Professional credential – Must have or obtain as well as maintain credentials

  • Valid CDL Driver’s License

Our DEI Promise:

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is key to the success of our business. We respect the differences among us, and we leverage those differences to create an environment where all employees feel welcome and fairly treated. We seek the best solutions possible by attracting and engaging a diverse workforce where all perspectives are sought and valued.

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.