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Foreman - Crew Leader Arborist

Company: Lewis Tree Service
Location: Port Charlotte
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

You have a passion for tree work and growing your leadership skills. 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:

* Lead a tight-knit crew, creating and promoting a positive team environment

* Interpret tree trimming, removal and spraying orders initiated by General Foreman or representative of the customer

* Plan and layout daily work for your crew. (Considering time required to complete work, clean-up time, equipment available, weather conditions, customer's permission, etc.)

* Perform a Pre-Job Hazard Survey at each job site with all crew members and assigns work tasks based on an individual's knowledge skills and abilities.

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

* Climb trees and operate a bucket for 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. Enforce on-the-job safety practices.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

* Two years or more experience working as a Trimmer/Climber, working around utility lines.

* Ability to lead people including strong communication skills

* 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

* Understanding of drawings and symbols representing types of lines, voltage, line equipment, etc.

* 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: CDL

* 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:

Le apasiona trabajar con árboles y desarrollar sus habilidades de liderazgo. Queremos ayudarle a hacer crecer esa pasión con oportunidades profesionales, liderazgo solidario y dedicación a la seguridad. ¡Este trabajo le da una oportunidad para aprender la posición de un Capataz (General Foreman) en el trabajo!

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.

QUÉ HARÁ:

* Dirigir una cuadrilla (crew) muy integrada, creando y promoviendo un ambiente de equipo positivo.

* Interpretar las órdenes de poda, remoción y pulverización de árboles iniciadas por el Capataz General o representante del cliente

* Planificar y diseñar el trabajo diario para su Cuadrilla (Crew). (Considerando el tiempo requerido para completar el trabajo, el tiempo de limpieza, el equipo disponible, las condiciones climáticas, el permiso del cliente, etc.)

* Realizar una Encuesta de Riesgos Previa en cada sitio de trabajo con todos los miembros de la cuadrilla (Crew) y asignar tareas de trabajo basadas en las habilidades y conocimientos de cada individuo.

* Realizar tareas de limpieza de líneas y poda de árboles para los clientes de Servicios Públicos (Utilidades) de Lewis Tree Service, que incluyen: podar copas y ramas de árboles, podar o quitar árboles en riesgo/dañados, así como quitar ramas rotas de cables, techos, etc.

* Escalar/trepar árboles y operar una canastilla para podar y remover dentro y por encima de las líneas eléctricas.

* Preparar, operar y mantener todas las herramientas y equipos, incluidas las herramientas manuales, motosierras, astilladoras 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. Hacer cumplir las prácticas de seguridad en el trabajo.

QUÉ NECESITARÁ:

* Dos o más años de experiencia trabajando como Podador/Escalador, trabajando alrededor de líneas de Servicios Públicos.

* Habilidad para liderar gente, incluyendo fuertes herramientas de comunicación.

* Conocimiento en árboles, incluida la identificación, los hábitos de crecimiento y las técnicas correctas de arboricultura para el corte, la poda, la reparación, el mantenimiento y la eliminación, según corresponda, para trabajar cerca de conductores energizados.

* Experiencia en escalada (trepa) de árboles, atado de nudos y Equipo de Protección Personal (PPE)

* Comprensión de dibujos y símbolos que representan

Keywords: Lewis Tree Service, Port Charlotte , Foreman - Crew Leader Arborist, Other , Port Charlotte, Florida

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