Estimators are representatives of Lewis Tree Service who meet or communicate with clients to produce proposals for future contracts. Creating proposals requires an understanding of acceptable arboricultural and safety practices, supervising quality control, and meeting customer expectations. Preparing proposals includes calculating time, manpower, and equipment costs to calculate the estimate price. Accepted proposals require scheduling, applying for permits when needed, and coordinating with in-house departments as well as outside parties and subcontractors, with the support of office staff.
Supervising estimators are also responsible for managing the production of their projects and are on call for emergency coordination as needed.
- ISA Arborist Certification
- 5 years of arboriculture experience, including knowledge and background in tree identification, site operations, and equipment use
- 3 years of ground work and climbing experience
- Skills in customer service and written/verbal communication
- Hold a valid driver’s license, CDL is a plus but not required
- Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply
The climber position uses sophisticated climbing and rigging techniques to access and perform tree pruning and removal operations. Experience, knowledge, physical strength, and agility are required elements to perform the position skillfully. Developing leadership skills to increase the atmosphere of safety at the crew level is an essential element on the path to becoming a crew foreman. As with all members of the tree crew, processing of the pruned or removed material, tool and chainsaw maintenance, gear organization, and general clean-up are required.
Additional duties include helping the foreman organize the truck and the jobsite, communicate with customers, coordinate for disposal of processed materials, maintain required documentation, drive, and train the groundmen.
Demonstrates proficiency in
- Advanced chain saw use and felling techniques
- Advanced climbing techniques and equipment
- Basic knots and rope operation for rigging
- Beginning diagnostic training
- Cabling and bracing
- Chipper use and safety
- Electrical hazards training
- Emergency procedures
- General work site safety
- Hazard recognition
- Job briefings
- Lightning protection
- Pruning principles and techniques
- Selection and use of appropriate PPE
- Tree identification and basic tree biology
- Understanding work orders and plans
- Vehicle safety, safe operation, and driving
The groundman position is primarily responsible for ground operations starting in the morning at the yard. Initially, the groundman should conduct pre-trip inspections of the truck and chipper, including maintenance of the water cooler, fuel and oil containers, and truck cleaning and organization. Upon arrival at the jobsite the groundman shall manage road signs, cones and wheel blocks, aid in positioning of the vehicles and equipment, and unpack the tools needed to perform the specific tasks. The primary functions of the groundman during arboricultural operations is to support the climber(s), manage pedestrian and vehicle traffic, secure the designated drop zone, and manage debris. With progression of experience, the groundman should be trained in the use of brush chippers, chainsaw use, pruning, and tree climbing. Upon arrival back to the yard the groundman is responsible for post-trip inspection and, when time allows, truck clean-up.
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Health & Dental Insurance for Employees and Dependents
401K Retirement Savings with Match
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