Tree Trimmer

Lake City District - R/W, Construction and Maintenance Lake City, Florida


Description

 

Tree Trimmer

 

Posting Date:September 27, 2022

 

Job Posting Number:            2022-077

 

Pay Grade:T-08

Department:Lake City District Office

 

Location:Lake City

 

Department Head:Troy Adams

 

Immediate Supervisor:Nate Pons

 

Classification:                        Non-Exempt

 

Notes:This is an existing position.

 

 

Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. does not sponsor employment visas.

 

If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request by emailing [email protected] or by calling 352-473-8000, EXT 8264 or 8270.  Please be advised that this assistance is available for individuals who require accommodation due to disability.

 

Classification Summary:

 

Individuals in positions allocated to this class perform outside physical labor using appropriate equipment to cut new right-of-way and recut existing right-of-way necessary for providing reliable electrical service to our members.

 

Work is performed under the supervision of a Right-of-Way Crew Leader who reviews results on a daily basis to assure that the employee is adhering to Clay Electric's Safety Manual and performing work in a satisfactory manner.

 

Essential Job Duties (shown on performance appraisal):

 

(Note: These job duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this class.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  All employees are expected to demonstrate cooperation in working with others, deal effectively with members and practice safety consciousness.)

 

  1. Operation of Truck.   Is proficient with and proper and safe operation of an aerial lift truck as related to cutting, trimming and removing right-of-way from near power lines. 
  2. Tools/Equipment.   Is proficient with the proper, safe use and repair of chain saws, brush chipper, bush hook, axe, pole saw, clippers, brush clipper, ropes, climbing tools and all other job related tools and equipment. Safely operates spray equipment and is familiar with all trees and brush and the necessary amount of chemical to apply for their growth control. 
  3. Tree Felling/Trimming. Knows and uses the correct way to cut and fell all types of trees utilizing climbing tools and equipment.  Is able to safely climb, trim and remove all types of trees around power lines, houses and member’s property. 
  4. Cutting of Right of Way.  Recut existing right-of-way and cut new right-of-way, trim trees, dispose of brush, all in accordance with established procedures. 
  5. Mapping System. Uses staking sheets and mapping system to help perform work.  Makes suggestions for improvements in the performance of the work. 
  6. Safety. Practices safe work habits in the performance of all job duties and is familiar with and strictly follows those portions of the Cooperative Safety Manual. 
  7. Other Essential Duties. Each employee is responsible to perform other duties as required to benefit the Cooperative and its members, including responding to and/or assisting in emergency situations.

 

 

Minimum Training and Experience:

 

This position requires a high school certificate or equivalent, and two (2) years of experience in line clearance tree trimming or related work. 

 

This position requires a valid Florida Class A commercial driver's license or a Florida Class A restricted commercial driver's license. A period of six (6) months from the time of employment in this position may be allowed to obtain this license.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

 

Ability to operate personal computers, ipad and other company-issued electronic devices used in the field.

 

Ability to read, write and comprehend both written and verbal instructions.

 

Ability to use ropes and other trim equipment.

 

This position requires after hours work due to workload and/or emergency situations.

 

Employees in this position shall comply with Operating Policy 110, “Residence Required in Districts”.

 

  

Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer.  All applicants for employment shall be considered on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental handicap or disability, where otherwise qualified, or marital or veteran status.  Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. treats all employees equally without discrimination in rates of pay and other opportunities for advancement.

 

Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. has a drug-free workplace policy.

 

Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. participates in E-Verify.  E-Verify electronically compares information entered on the Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9, with records contained in Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases.  This helps employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees.

 

 

 

JOB ANALYSIS FORM

for

TREE TRIMMER

 

This form is used to determine the essential function and physical requirements of each

job class for recruitment purposes to comply with the American With Disabilities Act.

 

Tools, Equipment, Vehicles, or Machinery Used:

 

Operate company vehicle, personal computer, operate a chain saw and all equipment associated with hot line work.

 

Work Conditions:

 

Work is Performed:

Indoors

Outdoors

Both

 

 

X

 

 

Exposure To:

Cold

Heat

Wet/Humid

Noise/Vibration

Hazards

Dust

Fumes

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Communication Requirements:

 

Hearing:

Yes

No

Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.

X

 

Ability to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machine parts.

X

 

 

Talking:

Yes

No

Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word.

X

 

Ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers.

 

X

Ability to speak loudly, such as when speaking over loud machinery.

X

 

No speaking is required.

 

X

 

Visual Requirements:

Yes

No

Field of vision requires the normal ability, such as working with figures, on computer terminals or reading.

 

X

Field of vision requires the ability to see small or detailed items, such as working on machines.

X

 

Field of vision requires the ability to operate equipment, such as trucks, forklifts, cranes.

X

 

Repetitive Motions:

Yes

No

Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers, such as keyboarding or handwriting.

 

X

 

Physical Requirements of the Job:

Note: - In terms of an 8-hour workday, "Occasionally" equals 1% to 33% of the time, "Frequently" means 34% to 66% of the time, and "Continuously" means 67% to 100% of the time.

 

Employee Must Lift & Carry:

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Continuously

Up to 5 lbs

 

 

 

X

6 to 10 lbs

 

 

 

X

11 to 20 lbs

 

 

 

X

21 to 25 lbs

 

 

 

X

26 to 50 lbs

 

 

X

 

51 to 100 lbs

 

 

X

 

 

Employee is Required To:

Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Continuously

Bend

 

 

 

X

Squat

 

X

 

 

Crawl

X

 

 

 

Climb

 

 

X

 

Reach Above Shoulder Level

 

 

X

 

Reach Below Shoulder Level

 

 

 

X

 

Employee Must Use Hands for Repetitive Action:

Simple Grasping

Pushing

Pulling

Fingering

Yes:

X

X

X

X

No:

 

 

 

 

 

Definitions:

  1. Simple Grasping- Apply pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  2. Pushing-Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  3. Pulling-Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  4. Fingering-Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.

 

Employee Must Use Feet for Repetitive Action:

Right

Left

Yes:

 

 

No:

X

X

 

 

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters or must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Some requirements may exclude individuals that cannot be reasonably accommodated or who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.