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Arborist - Tree Climber

Company: Lewis Tree Services
Location: Mount Pleasant
Posted on: February 24, 2021

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.
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            Spanish version of job description / Versi-n en espa-ol de la descripci-n del trabajo:
            No hay nada como - estar en lo alto de los -rboles. Una vez que usted experimenta la sensaci-n de libertad y de aventura, se convierte en parte de usted. Nosotros queremos ayudarlo a que crezca esa pasi-n con las oportunidades de hacer una carrera, liderazgo de apoyo y dedicaci-n a la seguridad
            Somos la segunda compa--a de manejo de vegetaci-n m-s grande de Norteam-rica... y siempre estamos creciendo. Pero realmente, estamos en el negocio del -xito personal, y adem-s nos encargamos de cortar -rboles.
            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 -tica laboral, deseoso(a) de hacer -lo que se debe-
            • Adaptable: puede pensar r-pido, -gil, flexible
            • Colaborativo: Fuertes habilidades personales, dispuesto a dar y recibir retroalimentaci-n 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 l-neas y tareas de poda de -rboles para las compa--as de Utilidades (Servicios P-blicos) que son clientes de Lewis Tree Service incluyendo: la poda de -rboles y ramas, poda o remoci-n (tala) de -rboles as- como tambi-n la remoci-n de ramas rotas que est-n sobre cables, techos, etc.
              • Escalar/trepar -rboles para podarlos manualmente y remover ramas dentro y por encima de las l-neas el-ctricas.
              • Preparar, operar y dar mantenimiento a todas las herramientas y equipos, incluyendo las herramientas manuales, motosierras, astilladoras (chippers) y elevadores a-reos.


                • Remover las ramas y la maleza, limpiar y eliminar los escombros.
                • Mezclar y aplicar productos qu-micos en aerosol, preservando la vegetaci-n deseable
                • Proteger a los empleados y al p-blico de los peligros dentro y alrededor del -rea de trabajo. Ayudar a que se cumplan las pr-cticas de seguridad en el trabajo. --

                  Que necesita:

                  • Por lo menos un a-o de experiencia trabajando como Podador/Escalador (Trimmer/Climber), trabajando alrededor de cables de utilidades (servicios p-blicos).


                    • Conocimiento para la identificaci-n de -rboles, los h-bitos de crecimiento y las t-cnicas correctas de arboricultura para el corte, poda, reparaci-n, mantenimiento y remoci-n (tala), como sea aplicable para trabajar en proximidad a conductores energizados.
                    • Experiencia en trepa de arboles, atar nudos y con el Equipo de Protecci-n Personal (PPE)
                    • Habilidad para realizar trabajo f-sico como levantar un m-nimo de 50 libras (22.68 kg)a la altura de sus hombros o m-s alto.-
                    • Tener la capacidad de operar equipo con dos manos (motosierra, sierra circular, etc.) y tener la habilidad f-sica 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 (Resucitaci-n Cardio Pulmonar ) en ingles conocida como CPR


                      • Pasar una prueba de drogas antes de ser contratado(a) y los ex-menes de habilidades para el trabajo

                        Ofrecemos-

                        • Formaci-n especializada y certificaciones pagadas
                        • Oportunidades de desarrollo profesional
                        • Planes de Seguro M-dico
                        • Tiempo libre pagado
                        • Plan de propiedad de acciones para empleados
                        • Opciones en planes de jubilaci-n (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 proh-be la discriminaci-n o el acoso de empleados y aplicantes por el motivo de raza, credo, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad (40+), religi-n, discapacidad, estatus matrimonial, orientaci-n sexual, informaci-n gen-tica, estatus de ciudadan-a, estatus de veterano, o cualquier otra caracter-stica protegida por la ley, todas la decisiones de empleo, incluyendo pero no limitado a reclutamiento, contrataci-n, compensaci-n, entrenamiento, promoci-n, democi-n, transferir, suspender y terminaci-n, y todos los otro t-rminos de empleo. Las practicas de Lewis Tree Service son administradas de acuerdo con las leyes federales, estatales, y locales aplicables.

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