Tree Climber

Dallas, TX 75247
Salary: $15.00 to $18.00 /hour

Job Summary:

This position uses sophisticated climbing and rigging techniques, to cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, hand pruners, clippers, and power pruners.

Essential Function:

  • Report to office punctually each day prepared to work a full day.
  • Assist in preparing truck and materials needed for day’s work at crew leader’s direction.
  • Shall perform professional tree maintenance activities as directed by crew leader.
  • Shall help to maintain and keep track of all tools and/or equipment used in daily operation.
  • Shall constantly observe and practice climbing and tree maintenance skills in a continued effort to improve his own professional skills.
  • Shall use all equipment and perform all jobs safely, making accident prevention a part of daily conduct.
  • Shall be ready and willing to assist other crew members in all aspects of daily activities and shall be capable of taking a leadership role when required.
  • Trim or removes tree by climbing or with the aid of an aerial lift device but only under the direct supervision of a crew leader or qualified climber.
  • Loads and unloads trucks with logs, brush and debris often weighing 25 lbs. or more; lifts and feeds brush into brush chipper.
  • Works from the ground using hand saws, pole saws and pruners, hand pruners, loppers and gas-powered chain saws.
  • Drives trucks or operates other equipment as assigned.
  • Responsible for the inspection and proper working condition of all tools and equipment assigned to him or her.
  • Safeguards employees and public from hazards in and around the work area.
  • Helps enforce on-the-job safety practices.
  • Performs other related work as assigned.
  • Uses hand lines to lower limbs and equipment
  • Keeps work area clean and orderly.
  • Carriers, lays out and stows materials, tools and equipment at work site.
  • Works from the ground using handsaws, poles saws.
  • Services trucks and equipment. Keeps trucks and other assigned equipment in a neat and orderly fashion. Reports the need for repairs to truck and equipment to crew leader.
  • Responsible to work safely, assist in ensuring safe working conditions exist and report unsafe conditions to manager.

***Bonus awarded after 90 days of employment***

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