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Arborist - Tree Trimmer

Lewis Tree Service
Elkhart IN
Job Type: Full Time
Posting Date: 8/28/2020


There s nothing like it being up in the trees. Once you experience that sense of freedom and adventure, it becomes a part of you. We want to help grow that passion with career opportunities, supportive leadership and a dedication to safety.

We re the second-largest vegetation management company in North America and always growing. But really, we re in the people success business; we just happen to trim trees.

Who you are

  • Open-Minded: open to new ideas, willing to listen and observe, humble
  • Love the Outdoors: enjoys varying environments/weather, not afraid to get dirty, adventurous
  • Self-Motivated: driven, strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes
  • Adaptable: can think on your feet, nimble, flexible
  • Collaborative: strong people skills, able to give and receive constructive feedback, willing to speak-up

What you ll do:

  • Be part of a tight-knit crew working in a team environment
  • Perform line clearing and tree trimming duties for Lewis Tree Service s utility customers including pruning trees and limbs, trimming or removal of trees as well as removing broken limbs from wires, roofs, etc.
  • Climb trees for manual trimming and removals in and above the power lines.
  • Prepare, operate and maintain all tools and equipment including hand tools, chainsaws, chippers, and aerial lifts.
  • Remove limbs and brush, cleanup and dispose of debris.
  • Mixing and apply spray chemicals, preserving desirable vegetation
  • Safeguard employees and the public from hazards in and around the working area. Help enforce on-the-job safety practices.

What you ll need:

  • At least one year s experience working as a Trimmer/Climber, working around utility wires.
  • Knowledge of trees including identification, growth habits and correct arboriculture techniques for the trimming, pruning, repairing, maintaining and removing, as applicable to working close to energized conductors.
  • Experience in tree climbing, knot tying and PPE
  • Ability to perform physical labor such as lifting a minimum of 50 lbs. to shoulder height or more.
  • Capable of operating two-handed equipment (chain saw, circular saw, etc.) and have the physical ability to endure extreme climate variances.
  • Willing and able to obtain specialized training and certifications as required, such as:Local, state and federal licenses
  • First Aid and CPR cards
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test and job duty skills tests

We offer

  • Specialized paid training & certifications
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Health insurance plans
  • Paid time off
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Retirement & savings plans options
  • Employee assistance program




2 years: Tree Care Experience

Licenses & Certifications


First Aid Certification