|TREE TRIMMER II|
|Performs skilled work trimming, pruning, and falling trees, removing diseased, broken, or hazardous limbs from trees, or the removal of entire tree when required. Operates heavy trucks such as bucket trucks, claw loaders, etc. for trimming or removal of brush or wood. Work is performed under supervision of a Crew Leader and is reviewed while in progress and upon completion for results obtained. Work is performed outdoors and employee is exposed to weather conditions, insects, and extreme heights.|
|Climbs trees with rope and saddle using various knots and procedures for hoisting.
Removes diseased, broken, or hazardous limbs from trees by using pruning saw, clipper, chain saw, block and tackle, and ropes.
Removes or trims brush and parasitic growth from trees.
Cuts large limbs and stacks for removal.
Required to operate bucket truck for raising, dead wooding, or removal of trees.
Operates various heavy trucks as A-frame, winch, crane truck, and wood hauler to remove/transport wood and brush.
Grinds and stacks brush and wood using high speed brush chipper. Grinds stump to complete tree removal process.
Cleans ground upon completion of removal of brush, limbs, and/or trees.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
|Knowledge of the safe use and operation of vehicles, equipment and tools used in the trimming/removal of trees and brush.
Knowledge of tree maintenance and procedures.
Ability to work at extreme heights, and in inclement weather.
Ability to climb trees and remove limbs using proper equipment and safety precautions.
Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to bend and stoop, dig and pull, and reach over head.
Ability to visually recognize weaknesses and diseases in trees.
Ability to lift 50 lbs. to include heavy limbs in trimming, removal and loading procedures.
Ability to operate bucket truck, crane truck, craw loader, dump truck, chipper, and other various equipment used in tree trimming.
|High school graduate and two (2) years experience in tree trimming activities, to include experience climbing with rope and saddle, bucket truck operation, use of brush chipper, A-frame and claw loader truck. Commercial Drivers License Class B required.
REQUIREMENTS FOR PROMOTION:
A Tree Trimmer l may be promoted to tree Trimmer ll after one year (or more), depending on facility with the skills outlined below.
-Knots: must know how to tie the following knots: Climbing knot (either tautline hitch, or Blake's hitch), Clove Hitch, Bowline, Running bowline, half hitch. Also must know when to use each knot, as knots can be use specific.
-Cuts: 1-2-3 cut, top cut, bottom cut, boring cut, under cut, backcut, step cut.
-Work Site Set-up: (Cone placement, sign placement).
- Safety Procedures: ( PSE or personal safety equipment), basic work place safety (job site specific- don't get between truck and load, don't walk under worker aloft when saw is running, don't wrap lowering line around any part of the body, etc.).
-Basic pruning skills: deadwooding,, thinning, elevation trim, crossovers, broken branches, suckers.