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Experienced Tree Climber

Company: Woodson Inc
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Do you have experience in the utility vegetation industry and like to work outdoors? Would you enjoy the opportunity to work in different places throughout the year? We are looking for an experienced Tree Climber with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, desire to travel, and the ability to work together well with a close knit group of teammates. Woodson, Inc. offers competitive pay ($24-$30/hour), a sign-on bonus of $2,000, full benefits including paid health insurance, paid vacation and holidays. If you are selected for this role, you will be paid competitively to travel to locations to clear the right of way for utilities against energized power lines. Employees in this role will potentially be asked to be on a job site for two weeks, traveling home every other weekend. Since 1980, Woodson, Incorporated has led a team of experts focused on safety and innovative solutions. We see our people as our greatest asset and work with a safety first mindset. We have the mobility, reach, exceptional expertise, and diverse array of equipment to promptly resolve our client's challenges. We're staffed with over 80 caring, committed, and trustworthy individuals willing to lead the industry in the increasingly high-tech and challenging world of forestry and vegetation management.Duties/Responsibilities:* Climb trees, using climbing hooks and belts, or climb ladders to gain access to work areas.* Must be proficient in rope and harness climbing, use of climbing gaffs (spurs), modern climbing and rigging tools/techniques.* Perform pruning in accordance with industry standard, American National Standard A300 (ANSI)* Cut away dead and excess branches from trees, or clear branches around power lines, using climbing equipment or buckets of extended truck booms, or chainsaws, hooks, handsaws, shears, and clippers.* Hoist tools and equipment to tree trimmers, and lower branches with ropes or block and tackle.* I.S.A Certifications; Certified Arborist or Certified tree worker are a plus* Line Clearance Certified is a plus* Clean, sharpen, and lubricate tools and equipment.* Inspect trees to determine if they have diseases or pest problems.* Operate shredding and chipping equipment, and feed limbs and brush into the machines.* Supervise others engaged in tree trimming work and train lower-level employees.* Trim, top, and reshape trees to achieve attractive shapes or to remove low-hanging branches.* Clear sites, streets, and grounds of woody and herbaceous materials, such as tree stumps and fallen trees and limbs.* Collect debris and refuse from tree trimming and removal operations into piles, using shovels, rakes or other tools.* Load debris and refuse onto trucks and haul it away for disposal.* Remove broken limbs from wires, using hooked extension poles.* Operate boom trucks, loaders, stump chippers, brush chippers, tractors, power saws, trucks, sprayers, and other equipment and tools.* Provide information to the public regarding trees, such as advice on tree care.* Trim jagged stumps, using saws or pruning shears.Minimum education required of the position:* High School Degree or equivalent (preferred but not required)Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:* Ability to work long hours in a high stress environment, including work outside of normal business hours.* Follow Basic Machine Maintenance.* Oversee and maintain the equipment assigned.Work Environment:This job may operate in remote locations, void of sanitary facilities, in extreme weather conditions both hot and cold and precipitation, during light of day, during the night and possibly in flooded areas.Physical Demands:Required to:* Sit for up to 4 hours* Squat for up to 30 minutes, or* Stand for up to 8 hours* Height for climbing - 120' (Required to climb a ladder, stairs, or tree for up to 120'.)* Maximum single step height - 2' (Required to make a maximum single step height of up to 2' with one leg.)* Maximum weight carried while climbing - 30lbs (Required to carry up to 30 lbs while climbing ladder, stairs, or tree.)* Crawl height - 2' (Required to be able to crawl under a 2' crawl space.)* Small space/hole - 2.5' wide (Required to be able to fit through a 2.5' wide crawl space.)* Max weight single hand - 30lbs (Required to be able to lift up to 30 lbs with a single hand.)* Max weight both hands - 60lbs (Required to be able to lift up to 60 lbs with both hands.)* Max floor to waist lift - 75lbs (Required to be able to lift up to 75 lbs from the floor to the waist.)* Above shoulder lift - 40lbs (Required to be able to lift up to 40 lbs from the floor to above the shouldersHours are subject to change based on business requirements and per company policy.Other Duties:As an employee of Woodson Incorporated it will be required for you to complete work that is not in your job description. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Travel Required: 80% to 100%Woodson, Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages all to apply (Women, Minorities, Veterans, Persons with disabilities, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, religion, origin, and genetic information). We are committed to a drug-free workplace and require all applicants under consideration to submit to a drug screen and a background check. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law. If due to a disability, you need special assistance in completing our application, please contact hr@woodsonincorporated.com.Powered by JazzHRhpKQJXdfkr

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