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Capital Transmission Trimmer Operator Foreperson - Union - ATE

Company: Utilities Service, LLC
Location: Arkdale
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

**Transmission Foreperson**

**Job Type** : Full-Time +, Non-Exempt

**Pay** : $51.13/hr. BENEFIT and WAGE PACKAGE


+ Family health, dental, and vision insurance (LINECO)


+ TWO Retirement Plans: National Electrical Annuity Plan AND National Electrical Benefit Fund

+ 10 Paid Holidays (offered after 520 hours worked)

+ Bereavement pay

+ $75, $159, or $175 Daily Per Diem when requirements are met

**Other benefits of working at Asplundh include:**

+ Fulltime work

+ 4, 10-hour days which allows for a 3-day weekend

+ Overtime opportunities (when available)

+ The potential to work out-of-state storms

+ Weekly direct deposit

+ Excellent growth opportunities

+ Industry-leading safety and training programs

+ 1st aid/CPR training

+ All PPE and tools required to perform applicable position provided by Asplundh

+ OJT - All training is provided one on one / On the job, On the clock

*Disclaimer - above rates, benefits, and opportunities are applicable at the time of this posting and are subject to change without notice or per the Collective Bargaining Agreement

This position ensures the productivity of daily operations, working closely with management to determine recruiting/hiring needs, deadlines, and safety protocols to enforce among the crew. The Foreperson is responsible for troubleshooting routine job-site issues and engages all employees/contractors in required training, managing, and mentoring.

**Are you a real go-getter looking for an amazing opportunity with a nationwide full-service utility contractor offering competitive wages and incredible benefits? Keep reading because this job might be for you!**

Since 1928, Asplundh has been dedicated to safe, efficient, and innovative line clearance services for the utility industry. Reliable, uninterrupted power is an important service provided by the world's electrical utilities and Asplundh has the expertise to help keep the power flowing. Diversification over the years has opened up vegetation management services to other specialized markets such as municipalities, railroads, pipelines, helicopter vegetation services, and departments of transportation.

A family-owned and operated corporation headquartered near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Asplundh has grown to employ over 33,000 service professionals throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Essential Functions:

+ Coordinates, and assigns daily work for the crew after receiving/interpreting orders from a General Foreperson/Line Clearance Supervisor.

+ Conducts field training/retraining, instructing crew on new or revised job units.

+ Enforces safe work practices, such as experience, judgment, company policy, and OSHA.

+ Specifies and conducts safety training by company policies and procedures.

+ Discusses with property owner/customer(s) issues such as obtaining access, power interruption, work to be done, and responsibility for apparent property damage; refers controversial cases to the General Foreperson.

+ Obtains oral or written permission from property owners to perform required work.

+ Promotes and maintains good customer and public relations through effective completion of assigned work and the appropriate behavior of employees on the crew.

+ May be delegated the authority to investigate incident reports, damage claims, etc., and to settle minor damage claims.

+ Maintains accurate records, timesheets, and reports related to the performance of the crew operation.

+ Controls crew costs, including effective use of people power, work methods, operation of equipment, etc.

+ Furnishes General Foreperson and utility representative with reports of orders completed, units of work completed, crew time, minor damage repairs and distribution, etc.

+ Periodically furnishes reports on incidents, truck breakdowns, private property damage, new employee follow-up, etc.

+ Cooperates with customers, police, and fire departments when blocking streets or driveways.

+ Sets up barriers, warning signs, flags, markers, etc., to protect employees and safeguard the public from hazards. In emergencies, determines the action to be taken to eliminate hazards to life and property.

+ Inspects and makes or provides for necessary repairs to tools, trucks, and other equipment.

+ Maintains good housekeeping on the truck and at the work location.

+ Responsible for DOT maintenance and inspection requirements on all required vehicles.

+ Keeps informed regarding new equipment, specifications, standard practices, operating procedures, and customer and company employee relations policies and practices, including EEO and AA policies. Requests repair or replacement, when necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

+ Requires the understanding of drawings and symbols representing lines, voltages, line equipment, etc.

+ Excellent communication and leadership skills.

+ Organization skills and the ability to multitask.

+ Capable of adjusting to field requirements and taking independent action without close supervision.

+ Must be able to safely drive an approved company vehicle.

+ Able to work with hands above head for extended periods.

+ Due to the capacity of existing equipment, the weight of the employee should not exceed approximately 300 pounds.

+ Must have no fear of heights.

+ Must be willing to affiliate with the union.

The above rates, benefits, and opportunities are applicable at the time of this posting and are subject to change per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Education & Experience

+ Must be 18 years or older.

+ High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred.


+ Upon offer, employees may be required to subject and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background, and/or MVR check.

License & Certifications:

+ Valid Driver's License required.

+ Valid commercial driver's license (CDL) preferred.

+ DOT Medical Card.

Physical Requirements:

+ **RARE** (less than 10%): sitting, kneeling, crawling, color vision, climbing stairs

+ **OCCASIONAL** (up to 33%): stooping, squatting, climbing on/off trucks, pushing, climbing ladders, lifting up to 50 lbs.,

+ **FREQUENT** (up to 66%): walking, body-twisting, manual dexterity, speaking clearly, hearing-speech range, lifting, carrying, pulling, balancing, lifting up to 10 lbs.

+ **CONTINUOUS** (up to 100%): standing, seeing, sense of touch, seeing distant, climbing, gripping, lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., reaching, range of motion, depth perception.


Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must have sufficient eyesight to judge distance/coordination of equipment and tools, be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods, be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, be able to wear personal protective equipment as necessary, be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day, have the endurance necessary to traverse various terrain, be capable of performing job duties throughout a standard 8- or 10-hour day, be able to communicate with others, read, write, and comprehend written/verbal job instructions and information, and communicate and handle conflict professionally.

About Us:

As a full-service utility contractor, Asplundh performs tree pruning and removals, right-of-way clearing and maintenance, vegetation management with herbicides, and emergency storm work and logistical support. Asplundh is the parent company of UtiliCon Solutions whose subsidiaries provide overhead and underground line construction, planning and design, meter reading and AMR/AMI installation, electrical testing, and street lighting/traffic signal services. Asplundh also operates Rotor Blade Airborne Utilities Management, overhead electric distribution, and transmission lines using MD 500 helicopters.

**Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.**

**An Equal Opportunity Employer.**

Keywords: Utilities Service, LLC, Madison , Capital Transmission Trimmer Operator Foreperson - Union - ATE, Other , Arkdale, Wisconsin

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