Lewis Tree Service, Inc Arborist - Grounds Person in Columbia, South Carolina
Working behind a counter or on the sales floor isn’t for you. You’re looking for something bigger… where you can work outside and grow your career. If this sounds like you, then a Groundsperson job at Lewis Tree is a great way to get into the industry.
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 group working in a team environment
Trim and/or removes trees by climbing or with aid of an aerial lift (under the direct supervision of a crew leader or qualified line clearance tree trimmer.)
Load and unload trucks with logs, brush and debris and/or feed brush into brush chipper. Use hand lines to lower limbs and equipment. Use and maintain small power tools at ground level. Spray stumps and brush.
Drive and operates trucks and other equipment as assigned.Report the need for repairs of trucks and equipment to crew leader.
Safeguard employees and the public from hazards in and around the working area. Help enforce on-the-job safety practices.
What you’ll need…
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:
Tree species identification
Local, state and federal licenses
First Aid and CPR cards
To pass a pre-employment drug test
Specialized paid training & certifications
Career advancement opportunities
Health insurance plans
Paid time off
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.