Albuquerque, NM, USA
Southwest Tree Specialists

Tree Trimming Service has Immediate Opening for Crew Leader / Groundsman to join our team.

Essential Functions

  • Trims 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.
  • 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 as helps train new employees.
  • 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.
  • Works on unlevel terrain.
  • Work will be performed at varying heights while secured.
  • Works around falling limbs.
  • 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 obtain security clearance for work at secured facilities.
  • 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 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 50 pounds on an infrequent basis, but up to 10 pounds on a frequent basis.
  • Must be able to operate and service all required tools and equipment.
  • Must have good hand-to-eye coordination.

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