Overview

EnerStar Electric Cooperative
Position Description
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POSITION TITLE: FORESTRY 1
Reports to: ROW Crew Leader FLSA: Non-exempt
Department: Operations Date Updated: February 2023
Mission Statement: EnerStar Electric Cooperative exists to reliably distribute affordable electricity to its member-owners while upholding its values of integrity, accountability, and commitment to our community.
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Position Purpose/Summary

The Forestry 1 team member assists in the clearing of right-of-way of electric power lines to minimize storm and short-circuit hazards by performing these essential duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs vegetation management practices including, but not limited to, spraying, tree trimming, brush cutting, chipping, and debris clean up
  • Operates power-driven machinery such as chain saw, hydraulic pruning equipment, gasoline-powered hedge trimmer, stump grinder, chipper, chemical sprayer, mower/bush hog, and/or similar equipment
  • Applies knowledge of modern tree trimming and tree surgery techniques, as well as vegetation management hazards and safe work practices
  • Prunes trees to eliminate hazards and to preserve tree health
  • Applies herbicides in accordance with applicable rules/statutes, as required
  • May be required to drive equipment requiring a class A CDL license
  • Demonstrates proper care/maintenance of specialized tools and equipment
  • Communicates effectively with members regarding the value of EnerStar’s vegetation management practices on an as-needed basis
  • Offers recommendations that have the potential to improve safety, efficiency, or best work practices related to vegetation management
  • Applies herbicides in accordance with applicable rules/statutes, as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions of the job.

Education and Experience

  • Qualified candidate must have High School Diploma or GED, familiarity with vegetation management and have transferrable experience.

Certifications

  • Must have a current class A CDL license
  • Must obtain and maintain proficiencies/certifications related to all aspects of vegetation management

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to use hands and arms
  • Regularly stand; walk; sit; climb; balance; stoop; kneel; crawl; talk; hear
  • Occasionally lift up to 100 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required such as close vision; distance vision; color vision; depth perception; and ability to adjust focus

Work Environment

  • Exposed to all outside weather conditions
  • Exposed to moving items at various heights
  • Exposed to airborne particles
  • The noise level is moderate