Ground Technician - Farmington

CARRS TREE SERVICE
Dodge Center, MN 55927
United States
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Farmington - Farmington, MN

Description

Carr’s Tree Service is currently hiring motivated Ground Technicians to join our Tree Care team.


As a Ground Technician, you will play a vital role in supporting our arborists and tree care specialists in delivering top-notch services to our valued clients. If you are passionate about the environment, enjoy working outdoors, and want to be part of a dynamic and growing company, this is the opportunity for you.


 


Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:



  • Assist arborists and tree care specialists in various tree care tasks, including tree pruning, trimming, and removals.

  • Safely and efficiently operate equipment, such as chainsaws, chippers, stump grinders, and aerial lifts, under the guidance of experienced team members.

  • Help in the proper set-up and maintenance of work zones to ensure the safety of the team and the public.

  • Load and unload equipment and materials from company vehicles and assist with their transportation to job sites.

  • Manage tree debris and brush, ensuring proper disposal or recycling as per company guidelines.

  • Perform routine maintenance on tree care equipment to keep them in optimal working condition.

  • Support the team in identifying tree health issues, pest infestations, and potential hazards.

  • Follow all safety protocols and adhere to industry best practices during tree care operations.

  • Maintain a clean and organized work area to promote efficiency and safety.

  • Uphold a positive attitude with landowners, crew members, and the public.

  • Take part in pre-job briefing with crew assessing each work zone for hazard potential.

  • Set out cones and signs as needed at work sites.

  • Work as a flagger utilizing traffic communication devices.

  • Work as a spotter ensuring that crew members stay out of the minimum approach distance of the powerlines.

  • Ability to react in an emergency situation. Understand and perform first aid, CPR aerial rescue procedures, and maintain certifications.

  • Attend all-company meetings, functions, and trainings required.

  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned. Changes in this job description may occur at any time.


 


Job Requirements:



  • Previous experience as a Ground Technician or in a similar role within the tree care industry is advantageous but not mandatory.

  • Basic knowledge of tree care practices, equipment, and safety procedures is desirable.

  • A strong commitment to safety and the ability to follow instructions and guidelines.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.

  • Valid driver's license and the ability to drive company vehicles to job sites.

  • Ability to operate and service all required tools and equipment.

  • Has/willing to obtain a valid First-Aid and CPR card

  • Relevant certifications or training in tree care and safety will be considered a plus.

  • Physical fitness and the ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions and handle physically demanding tasks. Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check. Able to Pass DOT medical exam and receive DOT Medical Card


 


Physical Requirements include but are not limited to:



  • Ability to communicate professionally, both verbal and in writing, with the general public, customers, and fellow employees.


  • Needs to be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times per day.



  • Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work tasks such as rain, heat, sun, cold, snow. Including working in varying temperatures: 90F to -25F.


  • Climb trees for limbing or topping using spikes/belts/ropes.

  • Lift, carry, push, pull, and drag tree limbs/branches/brush and feed into brush chipper.

  • Stand and walk up to 2 hours at a time.

  • Working near or under high voltage energized power lines.

  • Withstand heights up to 60 feet.

  • Ability to work in conditions/areas which may include dust, pollen, smoke, noxious weeds, poison ivy, bees, and other insects.

  • Must be able to write, read, and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information.

  • Drive and operate vehicles and equipment within DOT, OSHA, and manufacturer regulations.


 


Company Values:



  • Honesty and Integrity

  • Safety

  • Customer Service

  • Reliability

  • Hard Work

  • Respect and Dignity


 


Benefits:



  • Competitive Wages Based on Experience

  • Path to Advancement Program

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • 401K Contributions

  • Short Term Disability



  • Life Insurance

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Faith-Based Company


 


All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status regarding public assistance.


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