Have valid driver's license, CDL and/or medical certificate as required for the vehicle being operated.
Must be able to hear, speak and see with ability of walking five or more miles a day, if necessary, over different types of terrain (i.e. rural transmission lines). Must be able to endure extreme weather conditions.
Must be able to learn, follow, and adhere to the specifications for tree trimming as set by the utility company in the area where work is to be done.
Must be able to effectively communicate to customers the necessary line clearance to be done on their property.
Must be able to effectively communicate with other work coordinators, crew leaders, and General Foreman about work that is planned.
Must be able to interpret a utility circuit map.
Must have effective written communication skills in dealing with customers, utility company personnel, and tree trimming crews.
Must be able to identify tree species which may vary from area to area.
Must obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid cards.
Must be able to obtain and maintain Herbicide Certification and licensing as required by Lewis Tree Service policy and local, state, and federal laws.
Nature of Duties:
Approaches utility customers on a daily basis to assess and discuss line clearance on the customer's property. This is usually done by walking door-to-door along an assigned circuit.
Leaves line clearance notification cards at those properties where a customer cannot be reached.
Obtains permission for Lewis Tree Service tree trimming crews to do necessary line clearance work on customer's property.
Interprets proper form to be used for customer contact based on utility and the nature of the work to be done.
Communicates to utility company any limitations or refusals on line clearance work that may arise while planning the work to be done.
Follow-ups on customer questions and concerns, normally by phone.
Contacts local land assessment offices, as necessary, to locate property owners.
Helps enforce job safety.
Sprays brush and stumps; makes proper application of spray chemicals to prevent damage to desirable vegetation.
Performs other related work as assigned.
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