UTT/UTW Utility Arborist & Tree Worker

Wright Tree Service

Wright Tree Service

UTT/UTW Utility Arborist & Tree Worker

Opened on: 2020-01-30
Closes on: 2020-04-30
Location: Edmonton, Alberta/Saskatchewan
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UTT/UTW Utility Arborist: Positions available immediately in Edmonton, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Only applicants with valid certifications for utility line clearance operations or other relevant experience, (apprentice), will be considered. Some Sub-contract positions may be available.

Arborist Wages:

UTT Utility Arborist: $30-$36.00 per hour based on experience and certification.

UTW Utility Tree Worker: $26-$32.00 per hour based on experience and certification.

Benefits:

Competitive wages.

Employee Owned and Operated

Paid lodging and per diem for out of town work.

Benefits package with health, dental, and life insurance.

Employee recognition program. Company awards.

Paid in-house training and work safe practices.

Safe work place, substance abuse testing program.

Flexible work schedule.

Full time year round work.

Opportunity for career advancement.

Modern fleet of vehicles and equipment.

Members of PVMAA, ISA, TCIA, LANTA, and other industry associations.

Responsibilities:

Inspect, identify, and evaluate trees and brush along electric ROWs

Notify customers and obtain work authorization of vegetation management with private and local land owners

Submit inspection results and work plans to utility clients

Conduct safety audits and tree risk assessments

Interact with customers and respond to customer inquiries

Conduct QA/QC field auditing of line clearance work

Estimate vegetation management work to be performed

Interact with municipalities and tree organizations

Utilize GIS maps, rangefinders, tremble units, planning software on tablets on a daily basis

Assist during emergency response times such as storms or fires as needed

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

Manage all assigned equipment and enforce the equipment maintenance program

Effective reporting of all problems, incidents, and accidents to the supervisor

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

Handle and address customer concerns

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

Obtain landowner consents

Complete administrative work as needed or assigned

Perform other job related duties as required or assigned

Requirements:

Degree in forestry or related field and/or experience within the utility tree care industry

Valid UTT, CUA or UTW

Valid class 5 driver’s license with a clean driving record, air brakes endorsement a plus

Species identification skills and invasive species knowledge, plus knowledge of tree characteristics and growth rates

ISA Arborist Certification preferred

CSTS, WHMIS, First Aid and TDG certifications preferred

Ability to work independently and self-motivate with good time management

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Excellent customer service skills

Flexibility with traveling in and out of town, via plane and/or vehicle

Maintain a high level of technical knowledge and retain valid First Aid certification

Ability to travel and work in rugged terrain and inclement weather

Proficient in map navigation skills and orienteering

Experience with Microsoft Office and data collection software (GIS experience a plus)

Assistance may be required during major storm events

Applicant must pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $26.00 to $32.00 /year

Experience:

Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)

GIS: 1 year (Preferred)

Map navigation: 1 year (Preferred)

Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)

Licence:

Class 5 Driver's license (Required)

CSTS (Preferred)

CUA (Required)

First Aid (Preferred)

ISA Arborist Certification (Preferred)

TDG (Preferred)

UTT (Required)

UTW (Preferred)

WHMIS (Preferred)