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Arborist - Tree Trimmer / Tree Climber

Company: Lewis Tree Service
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Job Description:

There's nothing like it - being up in the trees. Once you experience that sense of freedom and adventure, it becomes a part of you. We want to help grow that passion with career opportunities, supportive leadership and a dedication to safety.

We're the second-largest vegetation management company in North America… and always growing. But really, we're in the people success business, we just happen to trim trees.

WHO YOU ARE…

* Open-Minded: open to new ideas, willing to listen and observe, humble

* Love the Outdoors: enjoys varying environments/weather, not afraid to get dirty, adventurous

* Self-Motivated: driven, strong work ethic, willing to "do what it takes"

* Adaptable: can think on your feet, nimble, flexible

* Collaborative: strong people skills, able to give and receive constructive feedback, willing to speak-up

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

* Be part of a tight-knit crew working in a team environment

* Perform line clearing and tree trimming duties for Lewis Tree Service's utility customers including pruning trees and limbs, trimming or removal of trees as well as removing broken limbs from wires, roofs, etc.

* Climb trees for manual trimming and removals in and above the power lines.

* Prepare, operate and maintain all tools and equipment including hand tools, chainsaws, chippers, and aerial lifts.

* Remove limbs and brush, cleanup and dispose of debris.

* Mixing and apply spray chemicals, preserving desirable vegetation

* Safeguard employees and the public from hazards in and around the working area. Help enforce on-the-job safety practices.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

* At least one year's experience working as a Trimmer/Climber, working around utility wires.

* Knowledge of trees including identification, growth habits and correct arboriculture techniques for the trimming, pruning, repairing, maintaining and removing, as applicable to working close to energized conductors.

* Experience in tree climbing, knot tying and PPE

* Ability to perform physical labor such as lifting a minimum of 50 lbs. to shoulder height or more.

* Capable of operating two-handed equipment (chain saw, circular saw, etc.) and have the physical ability to endure extreme climate variances.

* Willing and able to obtain specialized training and certifications as required, such as:

* Local, state and federal licenses

* First Aid and CPR cards

* Pass a pre-employment drug test and job duty skills tests

WE OFFER…

* Specialized paid training & certifications

* Career advancement opportunities

* Health insurance plans

* Paid time off

* Employee stock ownership plan

* Retirement & savings plans options

* Employee assistance program

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 / Versión en español de la descripción del trabajo:

No hay nada como - estar en lo alto de los árboles. Una vez que usted experimenta la sensación de libertad y de aventura, se convierte en parte de usted. Nosotros queremos ayudarlo a que crezca esa pasión con las oportunidades de hacer una carrera, liderazgo de apoyo y dedicación a la seguridad

Somos la segunda compañía de manejo de vegetación más grande de Norteamérica... y siempre estamos creciendo. Pero realmente, estamos en el negocio del éxito personal, y además nos encargamos de cortar árboles.

USTED ES…

* De Mente Abierta: abierto(a) a nuevas ideas, dispuesto(a) a escuchar y observar, es modesto(a) /humilde

* Ama los Exteriores: disfruta de una variedad de ambientes/climas, no tiene miedo a ensuciarse, es aventurero(a)

* Auto motivado(a): con impulso, fuerte ética laboral, deseoso(a) de hacer "lo que se debe"

* Adaptable: puede pensar rápido, ágil, flexible

* Colaborativo: Fuertes habilidades personales, dispuesto a dar y recibir retroalimentación constructiva, deseoso (a) de hacerse escuchar.

QUE ES LO QUE VA A HACER:

* Ser parte de una cuadrilla (crew) de trabajo fuertemente integrada trabajando en un ambiente de equipo

* Realizar el despeje de líneas y tareas de poda de árboles para las compañías de Utilidades (Servicios Públicos) que son clientes de Lewis Tree Service incluyendo: la poda de árboles y ramas, poda o remoción (tala) de árboles así como también la remoción de ramas rotas que estén sobre cables, techos, etc.

* Escalar/trepar árboles para podarlos manualmente y remover ramas dentro y por encima de las líneas eléctricas.

* Preparar, operar y dar mantenimiento a todas las herramientas y equipos, incluyendo las herramientas manuales, motosierras, astilladoras (chippers) y elevadores aéreos.

* Remover las ramas y la maleza, limpiar y eliminar los escombros.

* Mezclar y aplicar productos químicos en aerosol, preservando la vegetación deseable

* Proteger a los empleados y al público de los peligros dentro y alrededor del área de trabajo. Ayudar a que se cumplan las prácticas de seguridad en el trabajo.

QUE NECESITA:

* Por lo menos un año de experiencia trabajando como Podador/Escalador (Trimmer/Climber), trabajando alrededor de cables de utilidades (servicios públicos).

* Conocimiento para la identificación de árboles, los hábitos de crecimiento y las técnicas correctas de arboricultura para el corte, poda, reparación, mantenimiento y remoción (tala), como sea aplicable para trabajar en proximidad a conductores energizados.

* Experiencia en trepa de arboles, atar nudos y con el Equipo de Protección Personal (PPE)

* Habilidad para realizar trabajo físico como levantar un mínimo de 50 libras (22.68 kg)a la altura de sus hombros o más alto.

* Tener la capacidad de operar equipo con dos manos (motosierra, sierra circular, etc.) y tener la habilidad física para soportarlas variaciones de climas extremos.

* El deseo y la disponibilidad de obtener entrenamiento especializado y las certificaciones que se requieran, tales como:

* Licencias locales, estatales y federales

* Tarjetas de Primeros Auxilios y de RCP (Resucitación Cardio Pulmonar ) en ingles conocida como CPR

* Pasar una prueba de drogas antes de ser contratado(a) y los exámenes de habilidades para el trabajo

OFRECEMOS…

* Formación especializada y certificaciones pagadas

* Oportunidades de desarrollo profesional

* Planes de Seguro Médico

* Tiempo libre pagado

* Plan de propiedad de acciones para empleados

* Opciones en planes de jubilación (retiro) y ahorro

* Programa de asistencia al empleado

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 prohíbe la discriminación o el acoso de empleados y aplicantes por el motivo de raza, credo,

Keywords: Lewis Tree Service, Fort Myers , Arborist - Tree Trimmer / Tree Climber, Other , Fort Myers, Florida

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