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Heavy Equipment Operator - ABC

Company: Utilities Service, LLC
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Heavy Equipment Operator

This position will operate various types of heavy equipment to remove branches/tree material from electrical lines.

**The Largest Tree Company in the World is Now Hiring! Are you looking for a new opportunity with a solid, nationwide company that offers competitive wages and incredible benefits? Keep reading because this job might be for you!**

Begin your new career with Asplundh: Asplundh Brush Control LLC is now searching for a Notification Specialist to join our team. As a Notification Specialist, you will assist with tree identification, tracking, and documentation.

This is a full-time position year-round with Union benefits and you get PAID WEEKLY!

A family-owned and operated corporation headquartered near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Asplundh has grown to employ over 33,000 service professionals throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

**Job Type** : Full-Time +, Non-Exempt

**Pay** : Competitive, Hourly


+ Paid Weekly

+ Outstanding growth and career advancement opportunities

+ Competitive health/benefits packages including sick pay

+ 401(k) matching

+ All major holidays paid after 90 days

+ Life, Long-Term/Short-Term Disability Insurance

+ Typical work week: Monday-Thursday (10hr days) - 40hr week and 3-day weekend

+ Overtime opportunities available throughout the year

+ Local and travel positions (with per diem) available

+ You will be trained and certified in First Aid & CPR

+ Company vehicle (dependent on position)

+ Employee Assistance Program offered

+ CDL certification opportunities available and paid by the company

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

+ Operates heavy equipment of various types to remove branches and tree material from electrical lines.

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

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

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

+ 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.

+ Cleans up and disposes of all debris.

+ Obtains written or oral permission from property owners to trim or remove trees or perform other work on the property. Arranges with customer or property owner to obtain access, advise of interruption, explain 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 the work area.

+ Sets up barriers, warning signs, flags, markers, etc. to protect employees and the 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.

+ Must be familiar with the electrical hazard.

Education & Experience

+ High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.


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

License & Certifications:

+ Valid driver's license preferred.

Physical Requirements:

+ **Rare** : (less than 10%): sitting, kneeling, crawling, color-vision, climbing stairs.

+ **Occasional** : (up to 33%): stooping, squatting, climbing on/off trucks, 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 50 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.


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.

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

+ Works near energized parts or equipment.

+ Works in traffic.

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

+ Exposed to hazards of working near power equipment, traffic, high voltage wires, and falling limbs.

About Us:

Since 1928, Asplundh has been dedicated to safe, efficient, and innovative line clearance services for 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 vegetation management services to other specialized markets such as municipalities, railroads, pipelines, helicopter vegetation services, and departments of transportation.

**Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without 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.**

Keywords: Utilities Service, LLC, Fort Smith , Heavy Equipment Operator - ABC, Other , Fort Smith, Arkansas

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