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Utilities Service, LLC Equipment Operator (CDL Preferred) - ATE in Hammond, Louisiana

Job Title: Equipment Operator (Driver License Required)

This position operates heavy equipment of various types to remove branches and tree material from electrical lines.

Are you a real go-getter looking for an amazing opportunity with a nationwide full-service-utility contractor offering competitive wages and incredible benefits? Keep reading because this job might be for you!

Since 1928, Asplundh has been dedicated to safe, efficient and innovative line clearance services to the utility industry. Reliable, uninterrupted power is an important service provided by the world's electrical utilities and Asplundh has the expertise to help keep the power flowing. Diversification over the years has opened up vegetation management services to other specialized markets such as municipalities, railroads, pipelines, helicopter vegetation services, and departments of transportation.

A family-owned and operated corporation headquartered near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Asplundh has grown to employ over 36,000 service professionals throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Job Type : Full-Time +, Non-Exempt

Pay : Competitive, Hourly

Benefits:

  • Benefits Available and Vary per position and location

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Plans, assigns, directs, checks, and coordinates work.

  • Operates and services equipment such as gasoline, hydraulic tools, power saws, power winches, mower deck, weed whacker, chipper, and sprayers.

  • Cleans up and disposes of all debris.

  • Uses hand-tools, such as axes, hand-lines, saws, block and tackle, pruners and other equipment as required.

  • Sprays brush and stumps, making proper and selective application of herbicides.

  • Responsible for quality and quantity of production.

  • Performs all aspects of labor as necessary to keep crew operation flowing.

  • Ensures the overall safety, quality and production requirements of the crew are met.

  • Obtains written or oral permission from property owners to trim or remove trees or perform other work on property.

  • Arranges with customer or property owner to obtain access, advises of interruption, explains work to be done, etc.

  • Promotes and maintains good customer and public relations through the effective accomplishment of assigned work and the appropriate behavior of employees on the crew.

  • Safeguards employees and the public from hazards in and around work area.

  • Sets up barriers, warning signs, flags, markers, etc. to protect employees and public.

  • Trains new personnel.

  • Keeps informed on new equipment, specifications, standard practices, operating procedures, and customer and company employee relations policies and practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Possesses working knowledge and be able to identify tree and shrub species.

  • Familiar with electrical hazards.

Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

Pre-Screen

  • Upon offer, employees may be required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background, and/or MVR check.

License & Certifications:

  • Driver's license required.

  • Commercial Driver License (CDL) preferred.

Travel Requirements:

  • Must have transportation to and from the show up location.

Physical Requirements:

  • RARE (less than 10%): sitting, kneeling, crawling, color vision, climbing stairs.

  • OCCASIONAL (up to 33%): stooping, squatting, climbing on/off truck, reading, pushing, climbing ladders, lifting up to 50 lbs.

  • FREQUENT (up to 66%): walking, body twisting, manual dexterity, speaking clearly, hearing-speech range, lifting, carrying, pulling, balancing, lifting up to 10 lbs.

  • CONTINUOUS (up to 100%): standing, sense of touch, seeing distant, climbing, gripping, lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., seeing, reaching, range of motion, depth perception.

Safety

Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must have sufficient eyesight to judge distance/coordination of equipment and tools, be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods, be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, be able to wear personal protective equipment as necessary, be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day, have the endurance necessary to traverse various terrain, be capable of performing job duties throughout a standard 8- or 10-hour day, be able to communicate with others, read, write, and comprehend written/verbal job instructions and information, and communicate and handle conflict professionally.

  • Work in all temperatures and will be exposed to nature i.e., irritating plants and biting or stinging insects.

  • Works near energized parts or equipment.

  • Exposed to traffic.

  • Works around excessive noise from machines, jackhammers, gas drills and other equipment with proper hearing protection.

About Us:

As a full-service utility contractor Asplundh performs tree pruning and removals, right-of-way clearing and maintenance, vegetation management with herbicides and emergency storm work and logistical support. Asplundh is the parent company of Asplundh Infrastructure Group whose subsidiaries provide overhead and underground line construction, planning and design, meter reading and AMR/AMI installation, electrical testing, and street lighting/traffic signal services. Asplundh also operates Rotor Blade Airborne Utilities Management, overhead electric distribution and transmission lines using MD 500 helicopters.

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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