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Maintenance - Tree Climber
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Maintenance - Tree Climber

Job Description

For more than 35 years, Becker Landscape has been serving individuals and companies throughout central Indiana with a comprehensive range of services that encompass every aspect of landscaping, including lawn care, lawn maintenance, design/build, irrigation, lighting and snow removal. To every client, we bring a wealth of experience, integrity, a commitment to quality, and a proven track record of customer satisfaction.

Becker Landscape is looking for a Tree Climber to join our Commercial Maintenance department. Under the direction of the ­­Maintenance Superintendent, the tree climber will use 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, power pruners, brush chippers, and stump grinders. Works off the ground in the tree canopy and may use truck-mounted lifts or other devices.

 

 

 Duties  
   

  • Supervise others engaged in tree trimming work and train lower-level employees the proper techniques and safety requirements to successfully complete the job.
  • Engage in learning, understanding, teaching, and practicing safety.
  • Climb trees, using climbing hooks and belts, or climb ladders to gain access to work areas.
  • Operate boom trucks, loaders, stump cutters, brush chippers, tractors, power saws, trucks, sprayers, and other equipment and tools.
  • Clean, sharpen, lubricate, and repair tools and equipment as needed.
  • Inspect trees to determine if they have diseases or pest problems.
  • Prune, cut down, fertilize, and spray trees as directed by tree surgeons.
  • Remove broken limbs from wires, using hooked extension poles.
  • Cut away dead and excess branches from trees, or clear branches around power lines, using climbing equipment or buckets of extended truck booms, and/or chainsaws, hooks, handsaws, shears, and clippers.
    Trim, top, and reshape trees to achieve attractive shapes or to remove low-hanging branches.
  • Transplant and remove trees and shrubs, and prepare trees for moving.
  • Spray trees to treat diseased or unhealthy trees, including mixing chemicals and calibrating spray equipment.
  • Collect debris and refuse from tree trimming and removal operations into piles, using shovels, rakes or other tools.
  • Clear sites, streets, and grounds of woody and herbaceous materials, such as tree stumps and fallen trees and limbs.
  • Attend seminars and continuing education to develop necessary skills.
  • Maintain efficiency and Becker quality for every project by staying organized, planning, and prioritizing work properly.
  • Lead by example, encourage teamwork, and promote the Becker philosophy.

Job Requirements

 

  • Must have 3 years practical tree climbing experience
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of tools, equipment, and rigging equipment, and also knots and equipment used.
    Able to climb without spikes to prune.
  • Knowledgeable of pruning standards.
  • Work and maneuver at heights up to 100ft or more; have physical strength, good balance, and agility to complete the work.
  • Constantly strives for safety principles and practices.
  • Exercise and demonstrate strong decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and nonverbal
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs or more
  • Must qualify for the MICCS program, which includes submitting to pre-employment, random, and post accident drug testing

 

Preferred:

  • ISA Certification or the ability to obtain one in a reasonable time frame.
  • Possess a valid CDL or the ability to obtain one in a reasonable time frame.

 

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Construction, Skilled Labor - Trades, Management
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Relocation No
Industry Landscaping, Construction, Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
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Maintenance - Tree Climber


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