Lewis Tree Service, Inc Foreman - Crew Leader Arborist in South Bend, Indiana
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:
Local, state and federal licenses
First Aid and CPR cards
Pass a pre-employment drug test and job duty skills tests
Active Driver's License - CDL is a plus!
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.
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