Overview

We are seeking an individual with prior tree climbing experience who loves to work outdoors; is not afraid of hard, physical labor; and is willing to learn new skills.

The candidate must also be able to be a part of a team, being able to work with others to safely get the job done.

Essential Duties

– Safely climb trees of varying heights utilizing ropes, bucket trucks, and/or spikes

– Be knowledgeable about the most efficient and safest ways to trim/prune trees, remove limbs and dead wood, and completely take trees down

– Be able to execute the above bullet point

– Be able to climb trees in a variety of conditions, such as light winds, heat, and light rain

– Move, drag, carry, and chip brush

– Move, carry, and load small-large pieces of wood

– Utilize hand-, gasoline-, and battery-powered equipment to saw, move, and chip brush and wood

– Assist in the lowering of limbs and large chunks of wood as they are being cut from the tree with various ropes and lines

– Drive various pieces of equipment and trucks as able

– Assist with cleanup of job sites by raking and removing debris

– Assist in ensuring the safety of the crew by maintaining vigilance during operations and alerting other crew members of potential hazards

Required Qualifications

– Valid driver’s license

– Ability to use a chainsaw and other power tools

– Willingness and ability to learn how to use equipment and tools otherwise unfamiliar with

– Previous climbing experience

– Comfortability working outdoors in various weather conditions

Preferred Qualifications

– Ability to drive a vehicle with a manual transmission

– Ability to drive large trucks (i.e., bucket/forestry/boom trucks), preferably having a CDL

– Ability to drive trucks with trailers in-tow

Physical Requirements

– Ability to perform physical labor for approximately 8 hours/day

– Ability to lift light-heavy loads

– Ability to drag brush

– Ability to bend over, squat down, climb stairs and ladders, and lift arms and loads above head

– Ability to stand for long periods of time

– Ability to withstand harsh weather conditions, such as high heat, rain, snow, and very low temperatures

– Ability to work in multiple terrains – hills, rocky surfaces, uneven ground, sand, tall grass, wooded areas, etc.

– Ability to climb trees with ropes and spikes

No minimum education requirement.

clear drug screening is also required prior to employment; ongoing drug screenings will also be required throughout time of employment, at random intervals. (The cost of the drug screening will be covered.)

You must agree to abide by the following company policies:

  • Safety Procedures
  • Electronic Device Policy
  • No-Show and Tardiness Policy
  • Safety Reading & PTO Policy

The above policies will be discussed in more detail upon start of employment.

Work schedule varies based upon job location, weather, and time of year. Typically, a work day totals 6-8 hours. Start time is always in the morning, but may have to be adjusted based on weather or the customer’s needs.

We work all across the Roanoke Valley. The farthest any job tends to be outside of Roanoke is at Smith Mountain Lake. However, the majority of the jobs remain here in the valley.

We’d love to have you join our crew!

Please feel free to send a message with any questions you may have that were not addressed in this job description!

*There is opportunity for pay increase based upon time with the company and job performance*

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $25.00 – $30.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: Multiple locations