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Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Line Clearance Tree Trimmer/ Climber I in Little Rock, Arkansas

Salary Range

$18.65 - $22.78 an hour


Line Clearance Tree Trimmer/ Climber I

Remote – Location May Vary

Right of Way – Full Time

Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future.As a leader in the energy industry we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide power to over 500,000 members of our 17 electric distribution cooperatives.

A Line Clearance Tree Trimmer/Climber IPerforms various duties related to right of way clearing and re-clearing.In this position, you will be given the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and strive to push forward AECI’s mission.


  • Trims, cuts, piles, treats, and disposes of trees and brush as necessary to maintain adequate right of way clearance for distribution and/or transmission power lines; performs clearance by climbing and other various manual methods.

  • Performs daily inspection and maintenance of chainsaws and safety equipment; must be able to safely and efficiently operate chainsaws. Notifies supervisor in the event of safety hazards.

  • Safely cuts danger trees and ropes and direct trees and limbs away from hazards or obstacles.

  • Clears trees, limbs, brush and overhang near transmission lines and on single and three phase distribution lines.

  • Removes dead or danger trees over and around energized power lines.

  • May work in a bucket truck under the supervision of an operator to assist in the removal of trees and/or limbs.

  • Performs traffic control duties around work area as needed.

  • Reports to Foreman regarding work related problems, material or supply needs, and equipment issues

  • Ensures climbing and safety equipment is inspected before each use and immediately reports any issues or damage to the Foreman.

  • Utilizes and understands proper climbing, roping, and rigging techniques. Must be able to perform tree top rescue.

  • Assist in the training of employees new to the climbing crew.

  • Must understand general safety rules and policies and promote good relations with other crew members, patron cooperatives, and the general public.

  • The ability to handle stress and work well with others are essential functions to this position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • In pursuant of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act 593, this position is a designated safety-sensitive position according to AECC/AECI standards and processes.

  • As a condition of employment, this position requires a post – offer, pre-employment Fitness for Duty Exam

  • At least 3 months climbing experience and/or training.

  • A valid driver's license is required.

  • Able to work in outside or inside working environment, wherein there are potentially hazardous working conditions and life-threatening situations exist (fire, chemical, moving mechanical parts, electrical sources, fumes, airborne particles, heights, dangerous people, etc.).

  • Able to work in extreme heat or cold

  • Able to work in extremely loud areas

  • Able to perform highly repetitive and physical functions

  • Must be able to travel to various locations and stay overnight as required to complete work assignments

  • Must be able to work extra hours when necessary and report to work whenever needed during non-scheduled working periods

  • Training specified in 29 CFR 1910.269(a)(1)(i)(E)

  • CPR and First Aid certification (or ability to obtain within 6 months)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Commercial Applicator Technician

  • Class A or B CDL License

  • Temporary Traffic Control


  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 9 Paid holidays

  • Educational assistance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Short-term disability

  • Long-term disability

  • Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program


Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.

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Job ID 2023-2856