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Pike Corporation Equipment Operator - (Feller Buncher) in Plainfield, Indiana

Position Summary: As an Equipment Operator - Feller Buncher your primary responsibility is to operate and maintain a range of specialized forestry equipment, such as Feller Bunches, Jarraffs, brush cutters, and Timberlands.

Essential Functions:

As an Equipment Operator you will support your team by:

  • Prioritizing safety in all tasks and operations.

  • Demonstrating trustworthiness and responsibility while performing daily tasks.

  • Experience may vary in operating specialized equipment and performing tasks related to line clearance work, such as pruning and removing trees near electrical conductors.

  • Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the particular machines assigned to operate and all safety aspects of its operation.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have 3-5 years of feller bunchers experience.

  • Must have a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

  • Able to read and communicate effectively in English.

  • Bilingual (Spanish / English) a plus.

  • Able to travel long distances on short notice, when required.

  • Readily join storm restoration efforts in times of need.

  • Able to work for extended periods in various locations, when required.

  • Able to lift in excess of 50 lbs.

  • Willing to work over-time when requested.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Other Requirements:

  • Properly inspect Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Understand when to wear personal protective equipment.

  • Maintain company vehicles, equipment, and tools in good working order.

  • Able to perform rigorous physical labor.

  • Understand proper use of company radio.

  • Understand the proper use and maintenance of hand tools.

  • Capable of receiving and following directions.

  • Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces.

  • Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather.

  • Does all other related work as required to complete the job.

  • Able to read/write and communicate effectively.

  • Dutifully follows established Safety Rules and Company Policy.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are typical of those that must be met by a team-member to successfully perform the essential functions of their job in vegetation management.

While performing the duties of this job, team-members are regularly required to talk or hear. The team-member is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; and reach with hands and arms.

The team-member is frequently required to perform rigorous physical labor; sit; standing for extended periods of time; or balance; and stoop, kneel crouch or crawl. Team-members frequently lift or move up to or in-excess of 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, team-members may frequently be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. Team-members are occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment can be loud. Vegetation clearing work is performed outside and is subject to diverse weather conditions.


  • Team-Oriented

  • Self-Motivated

  • Customer Service Focused

  • Ethical and Honest

  • Responsible

  • Trustworthy

  • Ethical

  • Honest

  • Punctual

  • Excellent communication skills


Burford’s Construction is a Non-Union Company

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as requested to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Burford’s Construction is a leading provider of services in the electric utility industry throughout the Southeastern, Midwestern, and Western United States. With a great team of qualified professionals, Burford’s Construction can serve all project needs.

Those services include:

  • Vegetation Maintenance

  • New ROW Clearing

  • ROW Reclamation/Widening

  • Erosion Control

  • Access Matting

  • Civil/Site Grading AND Many More!

    We offer these services as turnkey support to customers across our service territory in Transmission, Distribution, and Generation. It is our belief that our work entails a true partnership with our clients to consistently exceed expectations. Our company culture and core values of safety for all, environmental stewardship, diversity and inclusion, customer service, and productivity are integral in every partnership.

Requisition ID: 23005833