Groundperson - ATE

Utilities Service, LLC
Chadbourn, NC
United States
Category
Job Description
Job Title: Groundperson

****We are hiring Entry-level and Skilled Groundperson** On-the-job training is provided. The perfect opportunity to build a career in the Line Clearance industry. If you enjoy the great outdoors, this position is tailor-made for you.**



Our team is on the lookout for bold individuals who love to work in all-weather elements. Wind, rain, sunshine, or snow - we tackle them all! If you want to experience the world from a tree's perspective, this is the job for you. Our crews trim, top, and reshape trees to remove low-hanging, dead, and excess branches, providing clearance for utility powerlines.



**Are you a real go-getter looking for an amazing opportunity with a nationwide full-service utility contractor offering competitive wages and incredible benefits? Keep reading because this job might be for you!**



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 up vegetation management services to other specialized markets such as municipalities, railroads, pipelines, helicopter vegetation services, and departments of transportation.



A family-owned and operated corporation headquartered near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Asplundh has grown to employ over 36,000 service professionals throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.



Job Type:



+ Full-Time +, Non-Exempt



Pay:



+ Competitive, Hourly



Benefits:



+ Company Sponsored Retirement Plan

+ Health Insurance (Medical/Dental/Vision)

+ Employee Assistance Program

+ Life, long-term/short-term disability insurance



Essential Functions & Responsibilities:



+ Operate chainsaw to cut brush, logs, and stumps of larger trees.

+ Drag, gather, and feed brush into a woodchipper.

+ Services vehicles and equipment, maintaining them in neat, clean, and specified mechanical order.



Minimum Qualifications:



+ Must be 18 years-of-age or older.



Education & Experience:



+ High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

+ Entry-level position, no experience required.

+ Previous experience a plus.



Pre-Screen:



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



License & Certifications:



+ Driver's License Preferred, but not required.



Physical Requirements:



+ **RARE** (less than 10%): Sitting, Crawling, Climbing Poles, Color Vision, Climbing Ladders, Climbing Stairs

+ **OCCASIONAL** (up to 33%): stooping, kneeling squatting, body twisting, sense of touch, climbing on/off the truck, gripping, lifting over 10 lbs to 50 lbs., reaching, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, balancing, lifting over 50 lbs.

+ **FREQUENT** (up to 66%): standing, walking, manual dexterity, seeing distant, seeing, reading, range of motion, hearing-speech range, depth perception, climbing stairs, lifting up to 10 lbs.

+ **CONTINUOUS** (up to 100%): Sense of Touch, Gripping, Seeing, Carrying, Pulling



Safety:

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 of time, 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 & handle confrontations professionally.



+ Works around hazardous equipment.

+ Works around excessive noise from machines, chain saws, and woodchippers, with hearing protection.

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

+ Works on unlevel ground.

+ Works around falling limbs with protection.



About Us:

As a full-service utility contractor Asplundh performs tree pruning and removals, right-of-way clearing and maintenance, vegetation management with herbicides and emergency storm work and logistical support. Asplundh is the parent company of Asplundh Infrastructure Group whose subsidiaries provide overhead and underground line construction, planning and design, meter reading and AMR/AMI installation, electrical testing, and street lighting/traffic signal services. Asplundh also operates Rotor Blade Airborne Utilities Management, overhead electric distribution, and transmission lines using MD 500 helicopters.



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