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DirectEmployers Association is a nonprofit HR consortium of leading global employers formed to improve labor market efficiency through the sharing of best practices, research and the development of technology. In accordance with its Corporate By-Laws, the business and affairs of the Association are managed by a Board of Directors consisting of member company representatives. Daily operations are managed by an Executive Director and operations staff at the direction of the President and Board of Directors. Officers are elected and goals and objectives are determined by member employers at DirectEmployers Associations annual meeting scheduled in the fourth quarter of each year.

Job Description

We are currently seeking a EXPERIENCED AERIAL LIFT OPERATOR to join our team.


Under the direct supervision of the Foreperson, an Experienced Aerial Lift Operator:

  • Plans, assigns, directs, checks, and coordinates work.

  • Responsible for quality and quantity of production and for following safe practices and rules while clearing and trimming trees and brush away from utility lines.

  • Must be familiar with the electrical hazard.

  • Removes branches and tree material.

  • Climbs trees near energized power lines.

  • Operates a Bucket near energized lines.

  • Cleans up and disposes of all debris.

  • Operates and services equipment, such as gasoline, hydraulic tools, power saws, power winches, bucket, chipper, and sprayers.

  • Uses hand-tools, such as axes, hand-lines, saws, block and tackle, pruners, etc.

  • Sprays brush and stumps, making proper and selective application of herbicides.

  • Obtains written or oral permission from property owners to trim or remove trees or perform other work on property. Arranges with customer or property owner to obtain access, advises of interruption, explains work to be done, etc.

  • Promotes and maintains good customer and public relations through the effective accomplishment of assigned work and the appropriate behavior of employees on the crew.

  • Safeguards employees and the public from hazards in and around work area

  • Cooperates with customers, police, and fire departments when blocking street or driveways.

  • Sets up barriers, warning signs, flags, markers, etc. to protect employees and public.

  • Performs tree and bucket rescue.

  • Trains new personnel.

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

  • Works near energized parts or equipment.

  • Works in traffic.

  • Works around excessive noise from machines, jackhammers, gas drills and other equipment with proper hearing protection.

  • Possesses working knowledge and be able to identify tree and shrub species.

  • Exposed to hazards of working near power equipment, traffic, high voltage wires, and falling limbs.

  • Minimum Requirements

  • Must be able to wear necessary PPE as necessary.

  • Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, i.e., rain, heat, sun, cold.

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

  • Must be able to verbally communicate with other crew members and fully understand instructions and information.

  • Must be familiar with electrical hazards.

  • Work demands physical energy, twisting, some lifting ability, and hand-to-eye coordination.

  • Uses machines, tools, equipment, and work aides used include chainsaws, hydraulic tools, and hand tools as required.

  • Must have transportation to and from the show up location.

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

  • Must pass a background check / MVR according to region guidelines.

  • Must have a valid CDL.

  • Physical Requirements:


    Rarely = less than 10%

    Occasionally =up to 33%

    Frequently = up to 66%

    Continuously = 67% to 100%

    Standing: Continuously

    Seeing: Continuously

    Walking: Frequently

    Reading: Occasionally

    Sitting: Rarely

    Reaching: Continuously

    Stooping: Occasionally

    Range of Motion: Continuously

    Kneeling: Rarely

    Hearing - Speech Range: Frequently

    Squatting: Occasionally

    Depth Perception: Continuously

    Body Twisting: Frequently

    Color Vision: Rarely

    Crawling: Rarely

    Lifting: Frequently

    Sense of Touch: Continuously

    Carrying: Frequently

    Manual Dexterity: Frequently

    Pushing: Occasionally

    Speaking Clearly: Frequently

    Pulling: Frequently

    Seeing Distant: Continuously

    Climbing Ladders: Occasionally

    Climbing On/Off Truck: Occasionally

    Climbing Stairs: Rarely

    Climbing: Continuously

    Balancing: Frequently

    Gripping: Continuously

    Lifting up to 10 lbs: Frequently

    Lifting over 10 lbs to 50 lbs: Continuously

    Lifting up to 50 lbs: Occasionally

    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-###-####, ext 1339.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets.


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    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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