Arborist - Tree Trimmer / Tree Climber

Lewis Tree Service Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago

There's nothing like it - being up in the trees. Once you experience that sense of freedom and adventure, it becomes a part of you. We want to help grow that passion with career opportunities, supportive leadership and a dedication to safety.

We're the second-largest vegetation management company in North America and always growing. But really, we're in the people success business, we just happen to trim trees.

Who you are

Open-Minded: open to new ideas, willing to listen and observe, humble

Love the Outdoors: enjoys varying environments/weather, not afraid to get dirty, adventurous

Self-Motivated: driven, strong work ethic, willing to "do what it takes"

Adaptable: can think on your feet, nimble, flexible

Collaborative: strong people skills, able to give and receive constructive feedback, willing to speak-up

What you'll do:

  • Be part of a tight-knit crew working in a team environment

  • Perform line clearing and tree trimming duties for Lewis Tree Service's utility customers including pruning trees and limbs, trimming or removal of trees as well as removing broken limbs from wires, roofs, etc.

  • Climb trees for manual trimming and removals in and above the power lines.

  • Prepare, operate and maintain all tools and equipment including hand tools, chainsaws, chippers, and aerial lifts.

  • Remove limbs and brush, cleanup and dispose of debris.

  • Mixing and apply spray chemicals, preserving desirable vegetation

  • Safeguard employees and the public from hazards in and around the working area. Help enforce on the job safety practices.

What you'll need:

  • At least six months experience as a crew member as groundperson or equivalent, working around utility wires.

  • Knowledge of trees including identification, growth habits and correct arboriculture techniques for the trimming, pruning, repairing, maintaining and removing, as applicable to working close to energized conductors.

  • Ability to perform physical labor such as lifting a minimum of 50 lbs. to shoulder height or more.

  • Capable of operating two-handed equipment (chain saw, circular saw, etc.) and have the physical ability to endure extreme climate variances.

  • Willing and able to obtain specialized training and certifications as required, such as:

  • Local, state and federal licenses

  • First Aid and CPR cards

  • Pass a pre-employment drug test and job duty skills tests

We offer

  • Specialized paid training & certifications

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Health insurance plans

  • Paid time off

  • Employee stock ownership plan

  • Retirement & savings plans options

  • Employee assistance program

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.

Spanish version of job description / Versin en espaol de la descripcin del trabajo:

No hay nada como - estar en lo alto de los rboles. Una vez que usted experimenta la sensacin de libertad y de aventura, se convierte en parte de usted. Nosotros queremos ayudarlo a que crezca esa pasin con las oportunidades de hacer una carrera, liderazgo de apoyo y dedicacin a la seguridad

Somos la segunda compaa de manejo de vegetacin ms grande de Norteamrica... y siempre estamos creciendo. Pero realmente, estamos en el negocio del xito personal, y adems nos encargamos de cortar rboles.

Usted es

  • De Mente Abierta: abierto(a) a nuevas ideas, dispuesto(a) a escuchar y observar, es modesto (a) /humilde

  • Ama los Exteriores: disfruta de una variedad de ambientes/climas, no tiene miedo a ensuciarse, es aventurero (a)

  • Auto motivado(a): con impulso, fuerte tica laboral, deseoso (a) de hacer "lo que se debe"

  • Adaptable: puede pensar rpido, gil, flexible

  • Colaborativo: Fuertes habilidades personales, dispuesto a dar y recibir retroalimentacin constructiva, deseoso (a) de hacerse escuchar.

  • .

Que es lo que va a hacer:

  • Ser parte de una cuadrilla (crew) de trabajo fuertemente integrado trabajando en un ambiente de equipo

  • Realizar el despeje de lneas y tareas de poda de rboles para las compaas de Utilidades (Servicios Pblicos) clientes de Lewis Tree Service incluyendo: la poda de rboles y ramas, poda o remocin (tala) de arboles asi como tambin la remoscion de ramas rotas que estn sobre cables, techos, etc.

  • Escalar/trepar rboles para podar manualmente los rboles y remover dentro y por encima de las lneas elctricas.

  • Preparar, operar y mantener todas las herramientas y equipos, incluidas las herramientas manuales, motosierras, astilladoras (chippers) y elevadores areos.

  • Remover las ramas y la maleza, limpiar y eliminar los escombros.

  • Mezclar y aplicar productos qumicos en aerosol, preservando la vegetacin deseable

  • Proteger a los empleados y al pblico de los peligros dentro y alrededor del rea de trabajo. Ayudar a que se cumplan las prcticas de seguridad en el trabajo.

Qu necesita:

  • Por lo menos seis meses de experiencia trabajando como un miembro de una cuadrilla (equipo) como trabajador en tierra (groundsperson) o algn puesto equivalente, trabajando alrededor de lneas/cables de Servicios Pblicos (utilidades).

  • Conocimiento de la identificacin de rboles, los hbitos de crecimiento y las tcnicas correctas de arboricultura para el corte, poda, reparacin, mantenimiento y remocin (tala), como sea aplicable para trabajar en proximidad a conductores energizados.

  • Habilidad para realizar trabajo fsico como levantar un mnimo de 50 libras (22.68 kg)a la altura de sus hombros o ms alto.

  • Tener la capacidad de operar equipo con dos manos (motosierra, sierra circular, etc.) y tener la habilidad fsica para soportarlas variaciones de climas extremos.

  • El deseo y la disponibilidad de obtener entrenamiento especializado y las certificaciones que se requieran, tales como:

  • Licencias locales, estatales y federales

  • Tarjetas de Primeros Auxilios y de RCP (Resucitacin Cardio Pulmonar ) en ingles conocida como CPR

  • Pasar una prueba de drogas antes de ser contradado(a) y los exmenes de habilidades para el trabajo

Ofrecemos

  • Formacin especializada y certificaciones pagadas

  • Oportunidades de desarrollo profesional

  • Planes de Seguro Mdico

  • Tiempo libre pagado

  • Plan de propiedad de acciones para empleados

  • Opciones en planes de jubilacin (retiro) y ahorro

  • Programa de asistencia al empleado

Lewis Tree Service es un empleador de Igualdad de Oportunidades encargado de proveer igualdad de oportunidades para todos, incluyendo los aplicantes y los empleados. Lewis Tree Service se prohbe la discriminacin o el acoso de empleados y aplicantes por el motivo de raza, credo, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad (40+), religin, discapacidad, estatus matrimonial, orientacin sexual, informacin gentica, estatus de ciudadana, estatus de veterano, o cualquier otra caracterstica protegida por la ley, todas la decisiones de empleo, incluyendo pero no limitado a reclutamiento, contratacin, compensacin, entrenamiento, promocin, democin, transferir, suspender y terminacin, y todos los otro trminos de empleo. Las practicas de Lewis Tree Service son administradas de acuerdo con las leyes federales, estatales, y locales aplicables.

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