Arborist Climber

  • Tree Service of Virginia, LLC
  • Waynesboro, VA, USA
  • Sep 23, 2019
Part time Climber Foreman/Crew leader Grounds person

Job Description

As a relative newcomer to the tree service industry, Tree Service of Virginia, LLC is seeking an experienced arborist/climber/trimmer to work part time in the Augusta County Virginia area.

An ideal candidate would have 3+ years of climbing experience, own their own climbing gear and carry an ISA certification in either climbing or as an arborist or both. Demonstration of climbing ability will be required. Candidates should have a reasonably flexible schedule to accomodate weekend work. A safe but fun atmosphere is promoted on and off the job. Candidate should have a personal smart phone with email and text capabilities.

Candidates must enjoy working outside year-round in all weather conditions. Basic tree identification ability is highly desired.

Safety is our #1 priority with production coming in next.

Essential Functions

• Prunes 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. He/she cuts branches or trunk sections and drops or lowers them to the ground with lines.

• Uses wedges, sledges, and chain saws in felling trees or trimmed trunks and in cutting and splitting logs into manageable pieces.

• Sprays stumps and brush 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 and keeps trucks and work area clear and orderly, as well ashelps train new employees.

• Performs other related work, as assigned by supervisors.

• Safeguards employees and public from hazards in and around work area. Cooperates with customer, police, and fire departments when blocking street or driveways. Sets up barriers, warning signs, flags, markers, etc. to protect employees and public. Trained to perform tree and bucket rescue.

• Assumes responsibility for the inspection and proper working conditions of tools, truck, and other work equipment. Requests repair or replacement, when necessary. Maintains good housekeeping on truck and at work locations.

• Works around hazardous equipment • Works in close proximity to 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, wood chipper 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 and debris.

• Exposure to traffic hazards. Minimum Requirements

• 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 of time.

• Must be able to wear necessary PPE as per task assigned.

• 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 traverse various terrains.

• 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 no fear of heights.

• Must have own transportation to and from the show up location.

• Must be able to lift, move and maneuver heavy weights up to 70 pounds on an infrequent basis, but up to 30 pounds on a frequent basis.

• Must have 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.

• Must have sufficient eye sight to judge distances and coordination to get and use the appropriate equipment and tools.

• Must be able to operate and service all required tools and equipment.

• Must have good hand-to-eye coordination.

• Must have transportation to and from the start up location.

• Must pass a background and/or MVR check.

• Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

Tree Service of Virginia, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and has a zero tolerance policy for illegal drugs. We are a tobacco free company - no tobacco use on company grounds, in company vehicles or while on customer job sites.