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Top Trimmer at Lewis Tree Service Inc.

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Summerville, South Carolina

Job Description:


  • A total of two years’ experience working on tree trimming crews or clearing crews.

  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of trees including: identification, growth habits and correct arboriculture techniques for the trimming, pruning, repairing, maintaining and removing.

  • Know and understand the American National Standards for tree care operations ANSI Z133.1.

  • Know and understand all AOPs that apply to the Top Trimmers job description

  • Must have a basic knowledge of electrical circuits and must be skilled in the reading and understanding circuit maps.

  • Must have a valid driver's license, CDL and/or medial certificate as required for the vehicle being operated. Have a valid First Aid and CPR card.

  • Must successfully complete a Top Trimmer Technical Knowledge & Skills Certification.

  • Must have and maintain Herbicide Applicators or Operators Certification license as required by Lewis Tree Service Policy and state, local and federal law.

  • Must have met all qualifications of Trimmer.

Nature of Duties:

  • Performs actual work functions as a qualified line clearance tree trimmer.

  • Directs tree crew when crew leader is away from the job.

  • Responsible for the inspection and proper working conditions for all tools and equipment assigned to the employee by the Crew Leader. Request repairs or replacements when necessary.

  • Safeguards employees and public from hazards in and around the working area.

  • Keeps informed on new equipment specifications, standards, practices, and procedures.

  • Conducts and assists in conducting a job briefing at each job site. (Pre-Job Hazard Survey).

  • When required by Crew Leader, conducts field training or retraining of crew members in the performance of the following functions:

    • Trims trees, involving climbing and working in trees near energized lines.

    • Removal of trees and brush, dispose of debris.

    • Operation of power equipment, such as trucks, chippers, aerial lifts, power saws, sprayers, use of ladders and tools.

    • Spraying brush and stumps, mixing, proper application of spray chemicals to prevent damage to desirable vegetation.

  • Assist crew leader with obtaining written permission from property owners. Help promote and maintain good customer and public relations

  • Help enforce job safety practices

  • In addition to the above, performs other duties as required or assigned.  

Licenses & Certifications


  • CDL C


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