Utilities Service, LLC Trimmer/Climber - Union (Driver License Required) - ATE in Watertown, Wisconsin
Trimmer / Climber - Union
We are currently seeking a Trimmer / Climber to join our team!
Are you a real go-getter looking for an amazing opportunity with a nationwide full-service utility contractor offering competitive wages and incredible benefits? Keep reading because this job might be for you!
Since 1928, Asplundh has been dedicated to safe, efficient, and innovative line clearance services for the utility industry. Reliable, uninterrupted power is an important service provided by the world's electrical utilities and Asplundh has the expertise to help keep the power flowing. Diversification over the years has opened up vegetation management services to other specialized markets such as municipalities, railroads, pipelines, helicopter vegetation services, and departments of transportation.
A family-owned and operated corporation headquartered near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Asplundh has grown to employ over 33,000 service professionals throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Job Type : Full-Time +, Non-Exempt
Pay : Competitive, Hourly
- Benefits Available and Vary per position and location
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Trims and/or removes 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. Cuts branches or trunk sections and drops or lowers them to the ground with lines.
Uses wedges, sleds, and chain saws in felling trees or trimmed trunks and in cutting and splitting logs into manageable pieces.
Sprays stumps and brushes with hand-spraying equipment to prevent further growth.
Loads and unloads 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.
Services gasoline, air, and hand-powered tools and other equipment.
Relays hand signals, directs traffic, drives, and operates trucks and equipment, as assigned, keeps trucks and work area clear and orderly, as well as helps train new employees.
Performs other related work, as assigned by superiors.
Safeguards employees and the public from hazards in and around the work area. Cooperates with customers, police, and fire departments when blocking streets or driveways. Sets up barriers, warning signs, flags, markers, etc. to protect employees and the public. Trained to perform tree and bucket rescue.
Assumes responsibility for the inspection and proper working conditions of tools, trucks, and other work equipment. Requests repair or replacement, when necessary. Maintains good housekeeping on trucks and at work locations.
Works around hazardous equipment
Works near 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, chain saw woodchippers, and other equipment, with hearing protection.
Work will be performed at varying heights above ground.
Works on unlevel terrain.
Works will be performed at varying heights while secured.
Works around falling limbs.
Exposure to traffic hazards.
Must be 18 years of age or older.
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.
Able to wear necessary PPE as per task assigned.
Safely drive an approved company vehicle.
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.
Able to traverse various terrains.
Write, read and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information.
Work with hands above head for extended periods.
Walk, climb, and work from ladders, or at various heights, on uneven and slippery surfaces, performing mentally/physically demanding work under unfavorable weather conditions while handling equipment or material.
Have no fear of heights.
Have your transportation to and from the show-up location.
Must be able to lift, move and maneuver heavy weights up to 50 pounds on an infrequent basis, but up to 10 pounds frequently.
Have the endurance necessary to perform these duties throughout a standard eight or ten-hour day. Must be able to work long hours and overtime during holidays, emergencies, weekends, etc. Subject to call-out work.
Have sufficient eyesight to judge distances and coordination to get and use the appropriate equipment and tools.
Able to operate and service all required tools and equipment.
Must have good hand-to-eye coordination.
Transportation to and from the start-up location.
Must affiliate with the local union.
Education & Experience
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
- Upon offer, employees may be required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background, and/or MVR check.
License & Certifications:
- Driver License 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,
FREQUENT (up to 66%): Carrying, Pulling, Lifting up to 50 lbs., 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 Distant, Reaching, range-of-motion, Depth Perception, Lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., Climbing Poles, Sense of Touch
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, 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 and handle conflict professionally.
As a full-service utility contractor, Asplundh performs tree pruning and removals, right-of-way clearing and maintenance, vegetation management with herbicides, and emergency storm work, and logistical support. Asplundh is the parent company of UtiliCon Solutions whose subsidiaries provide overhead and underground line construction, planning and design, meter reading and AMR/AMI installation, electrical testing, and street lighting/traffic signal services. Asplundh also operates Rotor Blade Airborne Utilities Management, overhead electric distribution, and transmission lines using MD 500 helicopters.
Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without 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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