Foreman - Crew Leader Arborist at Lewis Tree Service in Orlando, Florida

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Job Description:

You have a passion for tree work andgrowing your leadership skills.We want tohelp grow thatpassionwith career opportunities, supportive leadership anda 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 youare...

  • Open-Minded:open to new ideas, willing to listen and observe, humble

  • Love theOutdoors:enjoysvarying environments/weather, not afraid to get dirty,adventurous

  • Self-Motivated: driven, strong work ethic, willing to "do what it takes"

  • Adaptable: can think onyourfeet, nimble, flexible

  • Collaborative: strongpeople skills, able to give and receive constructive feedback, willing to speak-up

What you'll do:

  • Leada tight-knit crew, creatingand promotingapositiveteam environment

  • Interpret tree trimming, removal and spraying orders initiated by General Foreman or representative of the customer

  • Plan and layout daily work foryourcrew.(Consideringtime 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.

  • Performline clearing and tree trimmingdutiesforLewis Tree Service'sutilitycustomersincludingpruning treetopsand limbs,trimming or removal ofat-risk/damaged trees as well as removing broken limbs from wires, roofs,etc.

  • Climb treesand operate a bucketfor trimming and removals in and above the power lines.

  • Prepare,operateand maintainall tools and equipment including hand tools, chainsaws, chippers, and aerial lifts.

  • Removelimbsand brush, cleanup and disposeof debris.

  • Mixingand applyspray 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:

  • Twoyears or moreexperienceworkingas a Trimmer/Climber, working around utilitylines.

  • Ability to lead peopleincluding strong communication skills

  • Knowledgeof trees including identification, growth habits and correct arboriculture techniques for the trimming, pruning, repairing, maintaining and removing, as applicable to workingclose toenergized conductors.

  • Experience in tree climbing, knot tying andPPE

  • 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 testand job dutyskills tests

  • Active Driver's License - CDL is a plus!

We offer...

  • Specializedpaidtraining &certifications

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Health insurance plans

  • Paid time off

  • Employee stock ownership plan

  • Retirement & savings plans options

  • Employeeassistanceprogram

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.