Trimmer/Climber Trainee (Trepador De Arboles)

Lewis Tree Service Westerville , OH 43082

Posted 2 months ago

This job description is in both English and Spanish. Esta descripcin del trabajo est en ingls y espaol.


  • A total of three months experience working on tree trimming crews or clearing crews as a Ground person/ driver.

  • Have a valid driver's license, CDL and/or medical certification as required for the vehicle being operated. Have valid First Aid and CPR cards.

  • Know and understand all approved operating procedures that apply to the Trimmer Trainee Job Description.

  • Must successfully complete a Trimmer Trainee Technical Knowledge & Skills Certification.

  • Must have and maintain a Herbicide and Applicator or Operators certification and licenses as required by Lewis Tree Service Policy and state, local and federal law.

  • Must be able to work and maneuver at considerable heights during adverse weather conditions. Must be able to hear verbal instructions from a distance.

  • Must be able or be trainable to climb and descend trees using ropes and safety saddle.

  • Must have met all qualifications of a Ground person.

Nature of Duties:

  • Trims and/or removes trees by climbing or with aid of an aerial lift, but only under the direct supervision of a crew leader or qualified line clearance tree trimmer.

  • Works from ground, using gasoline and hand powered saws, pruner, etc. Uses hand lines to aid in the lowering of limbs.

  • Removal of trees and brush, cleanup and disposal of debris. Spray stumps and brush.

  • Loads and unloads trucks with logs, brush and debris and/or feed brush into brush chipper. Drives and operates trucks and other equipment as assigned. Keeps trucks and work area picked up and orderly.

  • Responsible for the inspection and proper working conditions of all tools and equipment assigned to the employee by the crew leader.

  • Safeguards employees and public from hazards in and around the work area. Helps enforce on the job safety practices.

  • In addition to the above performs other duties as required or assigned.

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:

Aptitudes de aprendiz de podador

  • Se requiere un total de tres meses de experiencia trabajando en cuadrillas de poda de rboles o cuadrillas de despeje de lneas como personal de tierra/conductor.

  • Debe contar con una licencia de conductor valida, licencia Comercial para conducir y/o certificado mdico requerido para el vehculo que va a operar. Debe contar con cartillas de certificacin de primeros auxilios y reanimacin cardiopulmonar

  • Conoce y entiende todos los procedimientos operativos aplicables para la descripcin del empleo de Aprendiz de podador.

  • Debe completar con xito la certificacin de conocimiento y habilidades tcnicas de aprendiz de podador.

  • Debe mantener una Certificacin de Manejo de Herbicidas o certificacin de operadores y el licenciamiento requerido por la poltica de Lewis Tree Service, as como la legislacin estatal, local y federal aplicable.

  • Debe poder trabajar y maniobrar a alturas considerables durante condiciones de clima adverso. Debe ser capaz de escuchar instrucciones orales a distancia.

  • Debe ser capaz o debe estar en condiciones de capacitarse para descender de rboles usando cuerdas y una silla de seguridad.

  • Debe cumplir con todas las calificaciones requeridas para el trabajo de personal de tierra.

Caractersticas principales de los deberes:

  • Poda y retira los arboles ya sea escalndolos o con ayuda de un elevador areo, sin embargo solo podr hacer esta tarea bajo la supervisin directa de un lder de cuadrilla o un podador de rboles capacitado para delimitar una lnea de seguridad.

  • Trabaja desde el suelo, usando sierras y podadoras a gasolina o manuales, etc. Utiliza lneas manuales para ayudar a bajar secciones de los rboles.

  • Remocin de rboles y arbusto, limpieza y eliminacin de residuos. Roca los tocones y follaje.

  • Carga y descarga los camiones con troncos, follaje y material residual y/o alimenta el astillador con material vegetal. Conduce y opera camiones y otro equipo que se le asigne. Mantiene los camiones y el rea de trabajo limpia y ordenada.

  • Responsable de la inspeccin y condicin operativa idnea de todas las herramientas y equipo asignado al empleado por el lder de cuadrilla.

  • Protege a los empleados y al pblico en contra de peligros dentro y alrededor del rea de trabajo. Ayuda a ejercer las prcticas de seguridad de trabajo.

  • Adems de lo anterior lleva a cabo otras tareas en la medida que se le requiera o se le asigne.

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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Trimmer/Climber Trainee (Trepador De Arboles)

Lewis Tree Service