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Capital Transmission Trimmer Operator - Union - ATE

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

Job Description:

**Capital Transmission Trimmer Operator NO Experience Necessary!**

**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. Over the years, diversification has opened 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.

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

**Pay** : $36.05 - 44.22/hr. BENEFIT and WAGE package


Union benefits package includes, but is not limited to:

+ 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 per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

+ Trims and/or removes trees by climbing with a ladder, safety belt, climbing line, powered trimmer lift truck, or works from the ground using gasoline, air, hand-powered saws, pruner, etc. Cuts branches or trunk sections and drops or lowers them to the ground with lines.

+ Uses wedges, sledges, and chain saws in felling trees or trimmed trunks and in cutting and splitting logs into manageable pieces.

+ Sprays stumps and brush with hand-spraying equipment to prevent further growth.

+ Loads and unloads trucks with logs, stumps, brush, debris, and/or feeds brush into a wood chipper.

+ Repairs slight damage to lawns, fences, and walks caused by tree trimming.

+ Services gasoline, air, and hand-powered tools and other equipment.

+ Relays hand-signals, directs traffic, drives, and operates trucks and equipment, as assigned, and keeps trucks and work area clear and orderly, as well as helps train new employees.

+ Performs other related work, as assigned by superiors.

+ Safeguards employees and the public from hazards in and around the work area. Cooperates with customers, police, and fire departments when blocking streets or driveways. Sets up barriers, warning signs, flags, markers, etc. to protect employees and the public. Trained to perform tree and bucket rescue.

+ Assumes responsibility for the inspection and proper working conditions of tools, trucks, and other work equipment. Requests repair or replacement, when necessary. Maintains good housekeeping on trucks and at work locations.

+ Works around hazardous equipment.

+ Works near energized power lines.

+ Works in all temperatures and weather and will be exposed to nature i.e., irritating plants and biting or stinging insects, and dust.

+ Works around excessive noise from machines, chain saw wood chipper, and other equipment, with hearing protection.

+ Work will be performed at varying heights above ground.

+ Works on unlevel terrain.

+ Works will be performed at varying heights while secured.

+ Works around falling limbs.

+ Exposure to traffic hazards.

Minimum Qualifications:

+ Must be 18 years of age or older.

+ Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods.

+ Able to wear necessary PPE as per task assigned.

+ Able to safely drive an approved company vehicle.

+ Entering and exiting a vehicle numerous times a day.

+ Able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, i.e. rain, heat, sun, and cold.

+ Traverse various terrains.

+ Write, read and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information.

+ Must be able to work with hands above head for extended periods.

+ Able to walk, climb, and work from ladders, or at various heights, on uneven and slippery surfaces, performing mentally/physically demanding work under unfavorable weather conditions while handling equipment or material.

+ Have no fear of heights.

+ Transportation to and from the show-up location.

+ Must be able to lift, move and maneuver heavy weights up to 50 pounds on an infrequent basis, but up to 10 pounds frequently.

+ Endurance is necessary to perform these duties throughout a standard eight or ten-hour day. Must be able to work long hours and overtime during holidays, emergencies, weekends, etc. Subject to call-out work.

+ Sufficient eyesight to judge distances and coordination to get and use the appropriate equipment and tools.

+ Able to operate and service all required tools and equipment.

+ Good hand-to-eye coordination.

+ Transportation to and from the start-up location.

+ Must affiliate with the local union.

Education & Experience

+ No experience is required.


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

License & Certifications:

+ Driver's License Required.

Physical Requirements:

**RARE** (less than 10%): Sitting, Kneeling, Crawling, Color Vision, Climbing Stairs

**OCCASIONAL** (up to 33%): Stooping, Squatting, Climbing On/Off Trucks, Climbing Ladders, Pushing, Reading,

**FREQUENT** (up to 66%): Carrying, Pulling, Lifting up to 50 lbs., Balancing, body-twisting, Hearing/Speech Range, Lifting, Lifting up to 10 lbs., Manual Dexterity, Reading, Speaking Clearly, Walking

**CONTINUOUS** (up to 100%): Standing, Sense of Touch, Gripping, Seeing Distant, Reaching, range-of-motion, Depth Perception, Lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., Climbing Poles


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.**

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