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Journeyman Tree Trimmer - Union IBEW Local 94

Summit, New Jersey
1 Jun 2022


NG Gilbert under IBEW Local 94

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The below benefits are what a full-time employee with Union membership can expect to receive:

  • Health and Wellness Benefits
  • Disability Insurance Benefits
  • Time Off Benefits
  • Industry leading Safety and Training programs
  • OJT - paid on the job training
  • First Aid and CPR Training may be available
  • DOT regulated Drug Free Environment
  • Since 1939, NG Gilbert Services has performed utility line clearance for utility companies throughout the U.S.

    Whether clearing vegetation from rights of way or helping to restore power after storms, NG Gilbert Services plays a key role in keeping the power on nation-wide. We constantly strive to contribute to our clients' success with a culture of excellence, safety, and continuous improvement.

    NG Gilbert Services employs the most talented and safety-minded people to support the electric utility industry. We work with clients to develop a project pre-planning program to facilitate complete project awareness for all personnel and to meet all identified goals.

    Position Description

    While providing supervision, a Journeyman Tree Trimmer maintains trees for public safety. This position provides tree trimming for assigned jobs by pruning, cutting, removing, and caring for trees. A Journeyman Tree Trimmer may be exposed to hazards of working near traffic, falling limbs, and power lines making attention to detail and safety guidelines critical. A Journeyman Tree Trimmer provides on-the-job training, specific day-to-day directions, and crew supervision. This position is a top-level class in the Tree Trimmer series and serves as Lead Trimmer in the Foreperson or General Foreperson's absence.


    Duties Include

    Essential Functions:

  • Properly maintains tools and equipment used to work around energized power lines
  • Identifies due diligence and assesses tree failure risk
  • Performs ground operations and equipment usage
  • Performs precision tree felling and safe operation of chain saws
  • Performs tree-climbing operationsDemonstrates proper pruning techniquesDemonstrates knowledge of and ability to explain the biology of tree
  • Demonstrates ability to identify tree species and characteristics of trees
  • Performs tree pruning and tree removal functions
  • Performs brush chipping and stump grinding
  • Uses climbing hooks, belts, ropes, and climb ladders to gain access and move safely in trees
  • Operates and maintains tree-trimming equipment, including trucks, aerial lift trucks, chain saws, pole pruners, root pruners, stump grinders, and brush chippers
  • Performs traffic control to ensure the safety of cars, pedestrians, and tree crew in traffic areas
  • Cables, braces, ties, bolts, stakes, and guys trees and branches to provide support
  • Cleans, sharpens, and lubricates tools and equipment
  • Clears sites, streets, and grounds of woody and herbaceous materials, such as tree stumps, fallen trees, and limbs
  • Collects debris and refuse from tree trimming and removal operations into piles, using shovels, rakes, or other tools
  • Cuts away dead and excess branches from trees or clears branches around power lines, using climbing equipment or buckets of extended truck booms and chainsaws, hooks, handsaws, shears, and clippers
  • Inspects trees to determine if they have diseases or pest problems
  • Loads debris and refuse onto trucks and hauls it away for disposal
  • Operates shredding and chipping equipment and feeds limbs and brush into the machines
  • Sprays trees to treat diseased or unhealthy trees, including mixing chemicals and calibrating spray equipment
  • Removes broken limbs from wires using hooked extension poles
  • Trims jagged stumps using saws or pruning shears
  • Trims, tops, and reshapes trees to achieve attractive shapes or to remove low-hanging branches
  • Hoists tools and equipment to tree trimmers and lowers branches with ropes or block and tackle
  • Provides training to other trimmers
  • Secondary Duties:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use lowering techniques, saw maintenance and devices as related to tree work in the field
  • Must be semi-skilled in mechanics
  • Must be proficient in proper tree groundwork, including but not limited to basic tree pruning and tree removal
  • Must be able to complete a proficiency test consisting of climbing a ladder; knot tying; chain saw maintenance; the safe and proper handling and operation of chain saws, chippers, and stump grinders
  • Must demonstrate appropriate tree groundwork abilities using various equipment, including but not limited to ropes, pole pruners, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications

    What You'll Bring to the Team

  • Journeyman level required, additional experience a plus
  • Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time
  • Experience with a tree care/maintenance program, including but not limited to the operation of stump grinders, chippers, chipper trucks, bucket trucks, and other tree-related equipment
  • Possession of valid Driver's License
  • Must have an acceptable driving record
  • Will be required to pass a Department of Transportation physical examination to obtain the appropriate Commercial Driver's License
  • QLCTT certified
  • Ability to obtain Pesticide License
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Certified Flagger
  • Must be willing to join the local Union
  • Must be willing to pay Union Dues
  • 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
  • Why NG Gilbert?

    NG Gilbert'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

    NG Gilbert is committed to employees, their development and their well-being. NG Gilbert offers full-time employees with a variety of voluntary benefit plans.

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Paid Time Off to balance Work and Family
  • Health Care
  • Vision Care
  • Dental Care
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • 401K Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • These benefits help employees and their families to maintain a high quality of life, both professionally and personally.

    NG Gilbert is an 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.


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    • Job Reference: 609789277-2
    • Date Posted: 1 June 2022
    • Recruiter: Townsend
    • Location: Summit, New Jersey
    • Salary: On Application