This is a full time, year round, outdoor, physical labor opportunity. Duties include : driving and operating a bucket truck, running a crew of 2 to 3 people, manual removal of vegetation from work areas, running various forestry equipment and performing line clearance, pruning, and removals.
Previous experience in the tree industry, climbing & Aerial Lift preferred. Must be 18 years of age. Must have a current and valid driver’s license.
Must be able to work outside in various types of weather. Must be physically able to perform the requirements of the position.
Must be willing and able to learn how to operate a bucket 75 ft in the air & operate all equipment safely. Must be willing and able to learn how to climb trees using the proper tools of the trade.
Must be willing and able to obtain a CDL A or B license within the first 2 months of employment (this is paid for by Lucas Tree Experts) and a truck will be provided to test.
Must be willing and able to obtain, and maintain licenses & certifications as required by the position in order to grow your career (this is paid for by Lucas Tree Experts).
Must be able to successfully complete a post offer physical & drug screen as well as a background and motor vehicle check.
In an effort to promote more qualified personnel to the current workforce in Virginia, Lucas Tree is adopting the following incentive : An employee who refers a qualified experienced utility foreman with a CDL / Air Brake driver’s license will earn a $1,000 bonus once the referral has worked 90 days and has performed to the Supervisor’s satisfaction and expectations.
The referral will earn a $1,000 sign on bonus once he has achieved 90 days of employment and has performed to Supervisor’s expectations.
Minimum of 6 months experience as bucket foreman Must attain Arborist trainee OTM level within the 90 days (supervisor sign off ) CDL License with air brake endorsement Successful completion of EHAP certification within 5 days Successful completion of Supervisor Drive Along Completes 90 days of positive employment verified by Supervisor Successful professionals at Lucas Tree Experts have come from a variety of backgrounds, including : Tree Worker, Bucket Operator, Trimmer, Foreman, Climber, Rock Climbing, Outdoor Labor, Utility Line Clearance, Arboriculture, Environmental Studies, Horticulture, Arborist, Vegetation Management, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Storm Restoration, and Landscape Maintenance.
Lucas Tree Experts offers paid, hands-on, on the job training, paid educational courses for advancement in the industry.
We also offer safety and bonus incentive programs & a complete benefits package. Come work for a company that offers advancement opportunities and a great quality of work life.
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