Our Equipment Operators perform the duties of a Trimmer as well as operate logging or forestry equipment to clear vegetation from the utility right of way, land clearing, and residential and commercial services. Equipment Operators perform preventative maintenance on all equipment owned by the company and assist in diagnosing machine breakdowns. Equipment Operators are expected to lead work crews and meet deadlines for production or follow the direction of the Trimmer A. Must have high school diploma or GED, CDL Class A, experience as Equipment Operator in logging, tree service, or forestry industry, successful completion of pre-employment screens.
Benefits include 100% employer-paid premiums for health, life, disability insurance; paid Holidays, Sick, Vacation; Retirement plan; Profit Sharing bonus; Per Diem, Mileage and Hotel.
- Trim and/or remove trees by climbing with aid of arborist climbing gear and aerial trucks, work from the ground using gasoline, and hand powered saws, pruners, and equipment, cutting branches or trunk sections and dropping or lowering them to the ground with lines
- Spray stumps and brush with equipment to prevent further growth
- Load and unload trucks with equipment, materials, logs, stumps, brush, and debris and/or feed brush into a chipper
- Assume responsibility for the inspection and proper working condition of tools and other equipment and requests repair or replacement when necessary
- Work around forestry equipment, in close proximity of energized power lines, in all temperatures and weather, exposed to nature (i.e., irritating plants, biting and stinging insects, dust, etc.), at varying heights above ground while secured, and on uneven terrain
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Must have experience as an Equipment Operator with logging, forestry, tree service.
- Must be able to work at various heights and on uneven and slippery surfaces performing mentally/physically demanding work under unfavorable weather conditions while handling equipment or material
- Must be able to lift, move, and maneuver up to 30-50 pounds on a frequent basis and heavy weights up to 100 pounds on an infrequent basis
- Must have the endurance necessary to perform duties throughout a standard eight to twelve-hour day
- Must have or obtain a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
- Must have or obtain Pesticide applicators license
- Must be available for overnight travel when necessary; approximately 50%. We pay hotel + per diem + mileage.
- Must pass pre-employment hair and urinalysis drug screens, criminal background, Motor Vehicle Record, and DOT physical and lift tests.
- Must have a good driving record (approved by our insurance company) and reliable transportation to report to varying work sites.
- Must be able to maintain our drug, alcohol, profanity, tobacco, and gossip free work environment
- Must have a minimum of High School diploma or GED
- Must be able to read, write, and comprehend English written and verbal job instructions/information
- Must be authorized to work for any employer in U.S.
- Must be available for overnight travel on a weekly basis to work at varying job sites in Southwestern MI and throughout Indiana.
What is the best part about working for Integrity Tree Services? Our culture, of course! We’re a privately owned and operated drug, tobacco, alcohol, profanity, and gossip free company. We respect everyone for their unique qualities, however, team members are prohibited from using tobacco products while wearing our apparel or operating our equipment. If you’re looking for a culture where you’re respected, challenged, and play an integral team role, then we invite you to join us.