Job Title: Bucket Operator
This role is responsible for assisting with the clearing & removal of trees along electrical power lines and right-of-ways. A Bucket Operator operates an aerial lift device (bucket truck) to reach branches interfering with electric lines.
**Burford’s has built its reputation and tradition of service excellence by employing top-tier employees, valuing their input, and by implementing a strategy of shared levels of responsibility for safety, quality, and productivity. If this sounds like you - apply today!**
At Burford’s, we understand the level of service that is required to meet and exceed the high standards of the utility industry.
**Job Type** : Full-Time +, Non-Exempt
**Pay** : Competitive, Hourly
+ Benefits Available and Vary per position and location
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
+ Plans, assigns, directs, checks, and coordinates work.
+ Obtains written or oral permission from property owners to trim or remove trees or perform other work on the 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.
+ Cooperates with customers, police, and fire departments when blocking streets or driveways.
+ Safeguards employees and the public from hazards in and around the work area.
+ Sets up barriers, warning signs, flags, markers, etc. to protect employees and the public.
+ 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.
+ Operates and services equipment, such as gasoline, hydraulic tools, power saws, power winches, buckets, chippers, and sprayers.
+ Operates a Bucket near energized lines to remove branches and tree material.
+ Performs tree and bucket rescue.
+ Uses hand tools, such as axes, hand-lines, saws, block and tackle, pruners, etc.
+ Cleans up and disposes of all debris.
+ Sprays brush and stumps, making proper and selective application of herbicides.
+ Trains new personnel.
+ Must be 18 years of age or older.
+ Must be familiar with the electrical hazard.
+ Possesses working knowledge and can identify tree and shrub species.
+ Work demands physical energy, twisting, some lifting ability, and hand-to-eye coordination.
Education & Experience
+ High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
+ Entry-level position, no experience required.
+ Previous experience is a plus.
+ 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.
+ **RARE** (less than 10%): Sitting, Kneeling, Crawling, Color Vision, Climbing Stairs
+ **OCCASIONAL** (up to 33%): Stooping, Squatting, Climbing On/Off Truck, Climbing Ladders, Pushing, Reading, Lifting up to 50 lbs.
+ **FREQUENT** (up to 66%): Carrying, Pulling, Balancing, body-twisting, Hearing/Speech Range, Lifting, Lifting up to 10 lbs., Manual Dexterity, Speaking Clearly, Walking
+ **CONTINUOUS** (up to 100%): Standing, Sense of Touch, Gripping, Seeing, Reaching, range-of-motion, Depth Perception, Lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., Climbing
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, 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 and handle conflict professionally.
+ 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.
+ Exposed to hazards of working near power equipment, traffic, high voltage wires, and falling limbs.
Burford’s Tree is a full-service vegetation management company that has provided the utility industry with quality vegetation management services for over 30 years. We have worked in over 15 states with a wide range of contracts, from one crew to those executed by hundreds of Burford’s employees.
**Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without 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.**