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Groundperson - Union - NTS

Company: Utilities Service Co Inc
Location: Boonville
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Groundperson
The groundperson is responsible for gathering and feeding brush & debris into a woodchipper, scanning areas from trip and fall hazards, ensuring other workers stay out of the path of travel. This position is also responsible for maintaining equipment and materials.
Nelson Tree Service provides utility companies with line clearance services, upholding a commitment to the highest standards of performance and professionalism. If this sounds like you apply today!
Nelson crews are widely heralded as among the most well-trained vegetation management specialists in the United States. At every level, Nelson's leaders and employees know there is more to line clearance than trimming trees-there's that whole matter of reputation.
Job Type : Full-Time +, Non-Exempt
Pay : Competitive, Hourly

  • Benefits Available and Vary per position and location

    Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

    • Operate chainsaw to cut brush, logs and stumps of larger trees.

    • Drag, gather, and feed brush into wood chipper.

    • Services vehicles and equipment, maintaining them in neat, clean, and specified mechanical order.

      Minimum Qualifications:

      • Must be 18 years-of-age or older.

      • Must be willing to join local union and pay union dues.

        Education & Experience

        • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

        • Entry-level position, no experience required.

        • Previous experience a plus.


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

            License & Certifications:

            • Driver's License Preferred, but not required

              Physical Requirements:

              • RARE (less than 10%): Sitting, Crawling, Climbing Poles, Color Vision, Climbing Ladders, Climbing Stairs

              • OCCASSIONAL (up to 33%): stooping, kneeling squatting, body twisting, sense of touch, climbing on/off truck, gripping, lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., reaching, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, balancing, lifting over 50 lbs.

              • FREQUENT (up to 66%): standing, walking, manual dexterity, seeing distant, seeing, reading, range of motion, hearing-speech range, depth perception, climbing stairs, lifting up to 10 lbs.

              • CONTINUOUS (up to 100%): Sense of Touch, Gripping, Seeing, Carrying, Pulling

                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 of time, 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.

                • Works around hazardous equipment.

                • Works around excessive noise from machines, chain saws, and wood chippers, with hearing protection.

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

                • Works on unlevel ground.

                • Works around falling limbs with protection.

                  About Us:
                  At Nelson Tree Service, we protect the reputations of the utilities we serve. It is a defining component of our work, as we are the ambassadors for the utilities that entrust us with their vegetation management needs.
                  We know what it takes to ensure a successful outcome in any line clearance process. Property owners must be informed about the work, and our crews must operate at maximum efficiency while maintaining the highest levels of safety and quality.
                  Nelson personnel are provided with comprehensive customer service training and a positive work environment, which ultimately sustains our culture of excellence.
                  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 Co Inc, Syracuse , Groundperson - Union - NTS, Other , Boonville, New York

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