Utility Tree Trimmer / Worker

Utility Tree Trimmer / Worker

Opened on: 2019-02-22
Closes on: 2019-06-22
Location: Onoway, Alberta
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EQUS REA LTD. owns and operates the power lines that delivers electricity to commercial and industrial developments, oil and gas operations, telecommunication towers, production facilities and farms throughout 26 Alberta municipal districts and counties. As Canada’s largest member-owned utility, we work together to produce savings for our 11,800+ members, not profits for shareholders. We are also active in the communities we serve, supporting local groups and initiatives. EQUS – Delivering More Than Power.

EQUS is seeking a Utility Tree Trimmer / Worker to join our team. Based out of Onoway, Utility Tree Trimmer (UTT) is responsible for implementing all brushing policies set forth by EQUS.  They are also be responsible for supervising and training Utility Tree Workers and Groundspersons in all brushing and ground work.

Workplace Values

This role lives EQUS’ organizational values of:


UTTs demonstrate quality in their work, adhering to the professional standards for utility vegetation management.


In the field, UTTs appreciate the risk and potential liabilities of the work they perform and demonstrate due diligence in managing vegetation growth close to utility installations.


UTTs value good working relationships with their colleagues, facilitating the achievement of shared objectives and goals.

UTTs prioritize the regular maintenance and routine upkeep of the tools of their trade and ensure that all company property is in good working order.


Utility Tree Trimmers are skilled in their trade and share their expertise with others. They have the experience and technical knowledge to deal with vegetation management issues.


UTTs are important partners in ensuring efficient power distribution system operation, cooperating with other team members within the organization. They are stewards of their profession. When interacting with members they show an appreciation of member service and understanding.

Duties and Responsibilities

- Ensure safe limits of approach and maintaining right-of-way access by eliminating problem vegetation growing along high voltage power lines

- Manage all assigned equipment and enforce the equipment maintenance program

- Report of all problems, incidents and accidents to the supervisor

- Give pre-notification of public for forestry work on private property including obtaining permission from property owners to do necessary line clearance

- Deal with member concerns

- Use climbing equipment to climb and work at varying heights cutting, trimming and pruning trees

- Obtain landowner consents

Review and Approval of Work

This position reports to the Vegetation Leader


- Certified Utility Tree Trimmer through the Professional Vegetation Managers Association, or similar

- Valid class 5 driver's license with a clean driver's abstract and a Q air endorsement

- Working knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in tree trimming and tree removal

- Ability to read maps to determine maintenance of existing right-of-ways

- Experience operating mulchers considered an asset

Note: In accordance with EQUS’ Substance Abuse Prevention Policy, all offers of employment for all positions identified as ‘safety sensitive’ are conditional upon the successful completion of pre-employment alcohol and drug testing.


EQUS strives to attract and retain highly skilled talent and expertise vital to our organization’s success, offering competitive wages at an equal or better level to those offered for similar industry positions. Regular working hours afford our team members valuable work-life balance.


Our employees share in EQUS’ success through a comprehensive wage and benefits package and excellent opportunities for development and growth.

Power up your career by joining the EQUS team!

Submit your application to HR@EQUS.CA

EQUS would like to thank you in advance for your resume. It will be kept on file for 6 months from the date you submit it, for the purpose of assessing your suitability for the position for which you are applying as well as any positions that may become available during that period. You may modify or update the information by contacting the office. After 6 months your application, and any personal information collected about you during the verification process will be destroyed.

EQUS REA LTD. (EQUS) collects only that personal information about job applicants that is needed to determine suitability for employment. The information will be used only for the purpose of evaluating that suitability.  EQUS will not distribute your information to anyone else.


Apply at: https://www.equs.ca/about-us/careers/