The Townsend Corporation Jarraff/Sky Trim Operator in Floyds Knobs, Indiana
* for Townsend Tree Service (Utility) *
Townsend Tree Service is an operating unit of The Townsend Corporation providing tree-trimming, clearance and integrated vegetation management services for power and communication lines, pipelines and roadways.
We possess extensive equipment capabilities and resources, with one of the largest fleets of All Terrain Aerial Buckets (ATAB), Right-of-Way (ROW) brush mowers, spray application equipment and other specialty tools.
With the use of modern IVM techniques and advanced herbicides that target invasive species, Townsend provides the best in habitat management. With our research partners, Townsend helps redefine right of way stewardship, producing benefits like improved motorist safety, better service crew access, lower maintenance costs, improved drainage and enhanced aesthetics.
The Jarraff/Sky Trim Operator is responsible to operate and maintain equipment required for assigned jobs. This position will also be responsible for ensuring that proper safety guidelines are followed at all times and report any safety concerns immediately. The Jarraff/Sky Trim Operator will ensure that the safety of the work area and everyone around the work area is not at risk. This position will report to the General Foreperson and Manager for the area.
Inspects and reports necessary repairs to tools, truck, and other equipment
Loads and unloads equipment onto trucks and trailers
Services equipment to keep it in clean, neat, and specified mechanical condition
Participates in daily job briefings and safety meetings
Operates heavy equipment of various types to remove branches and tree material from job sites
Operates and services equipment such as gasoline and hydraulic tools, power saws, power winches, mower decks, weed whackers, chippers, and sprayers
Safeguards employees and the public from hazards in and around work areas
Sets up barriers, warning signs, flags, and markers to protect employees and public
Trains new personnel
Works in all temperatures and will be exposed to nature, i.e. irritating plants and biting or stinging insects
Keeps informed on new equipment, specifications, standard practices, operating procedures, and customer and company employee relations policies and practices
Works near energized parts or equipment
Starts each workday with an inspection of tires, controls, fuel, and fluids to ensure reliable operation
Changes attachments, makes adjustments, verifies information and troubleshoots problems
Operates equipment manually and through use of electronic or technical methods of operation
Provides recommendations for maintaining and improving environmental performance
Operates equipment on public roadways, maintaining proper awareness of surroundings
Performs other duties as assigned
What You’ll Bring to the Team
Must be able to wear and utilize PPE
Must be able to safely operate equipment and/or safely drive a vehicle
Must be able to operate all tools required on job site, or have the ability to learn to operate them
Must be able to traverse uneven terrain
Must be able to enter and exit equipment/vehicles numerous times a day
Must be able to withstand exposure to elements throughout the year (heat, cold, rain, and other weather conditions)
Must have good vision and be attentive
Must be able to verbally communicate with other crew members and fully understand instructions and information
Must have transportation to and from the startup location
Must have a valid driver's license
Must be able to meet all physical requirements of the position
Pass all drug and alcohol screens as required by Company policy and, if applicable, required by DOT regulations
Be at least 18 years of age, or 21 if CDL is required
Legally authorized to work in the United States
Two (2) years equipment operator experience
DOT Compliance knowledge
Townsend’s number one core value is Safety; we operate a strict Drug Free workplace. A condition of employment is passing a drug screening and routine background checks. Vehicle operators will be required to have and maintain safe driving records and licenses.
Our Goal is to assure that all employees work safely and return home safely to their families every day.
Competitive Benefits + Compensation
Townsend and its family of companies are committed to employees, their development and their well-being. Townsend offers full-time employees with a variety of voluntary benefit plans.
Paid Time Off to balance Work and Family
Short and Long Term Disability
These benefits help employees and their families to maintain a high quality of life, both professionally and personally.
The Townsend Corporation and its family of companies are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.
External Company URL: thetownsendcorp.com
Post End Date: 10/29/2020