Austin Beautiful Trees Austin, TX, United States
Sep 06, 2017Part time
Do you enjoy being part of a happy productive team? Do you enjoy contributing to the health and beauty of trees? Do you enjoy climbing trees and athletic challenges? Do you like to be well paid for quality work? If you do, you should read more about the job available at Austin Beautiful Trees. Essential Functions and Requirements Prunes and/or removes trees by climbing with the aid of a ladder, safety belt, climbing line, powered lift truck, and/or works from the ground using gasoline, hand-powered saws, pruner, etc. He/she cuts branches and/or trunk sections and drops or lowers them to the ground with lines using proper rigging and climbing techniques. Makes proper pruning cuts according to accepted ANSI A300 standards. Uses chain saws on felled trunks to cut logs into manageable pieces. Safeguards employees, the public, and private property from hazards in and around work area. Cooperates with customers, police, and fire departments when blocking street or driveways. Sets up barriers, warning signs, flags, markers, etc. to protect employees and public. Wears required PPE on job sites. Any use of alcohol or illegal drugs before or during working hours is not permissible and is a terminable offense without further notice. Loads and unloads trailers with logs, stumps, brush, and debris. Repairs slight damage to lawns, fences, and walks caused by tree trimming. Services gasoline and hand-powered tools and other equipment. Relays hand-signals, directs traffic. Keeps work area clear and orderly. Performs other related work, as assigned by superiors. Works around hazardous equipment Works in close proximity to energized power lines but only within area permissible by city code. 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, wood chipper and other equipment, with hearing protection. Work will be performed at varying heights above ground. Works on uneven and sometimes rough terrain. Work will be performed at varying heights while secured. Works around falling limbs. Exposure to traffic hazards. Must have valid driver’s license Due to the nature of our business, workers are required to work on a variety of different properties, including school grounds and private property. Therefore, individuals convicted of a sexual offense that limits or restricts the areas to which they may go or who are a registered sex offender in any state or national database do not meet the qualifications for employment. Must be able to safely drive an approved company vehicle. Must be 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. Must be able to write, read and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information. Must be able to work with hands above head for extended periods of time. Must be able to 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. Must have own transportation to and from the show up location. Must be able to lift, move and maneuver heavy weights on an infrequent basis, but up to 65 pounds on a frequent basis. Must have endurance necessary to perform these duties throughout a standard eight or ten hour day. Must have sufficient eye sight to judge distances and coordination to get and use the appropriate equipment and tools. Must have sufficient eye sight to manage and safe guard work zones. Must be able to operate and service all required tools and equipment. Must have good hand-to-eye coordination. Must have positive mental attitude and be an effective member of a team.