Job Title: Groundperson
The groundperson is responsible for gathering and feeding brush & debris into a woodchipper, scanning areas from trip and fall hazards, ensuring other workers stay out of the path of travel. This position is also responsible for maintaining equipment and materials.
**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
+ Company Sponsored Retirement Plan
+ Health Insurance (Medical/Dental/Vision)
+ Employee Assistance Program
+ Life, long-term/short-term disability insurances
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
+ Operate chainsaw to cut brush, logs and stumps of larger trees.
+ Drag, gather, and feed brush into wood chipper.
+ Services vehicles and equipment, maintaining them in neat, clean, and specified mechanical order.
+ 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.
+ Upon offer, employees may be required to subject and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background and/or MVR check.
License & Certifications:
+ Valid driver's license required.
+ **RARE** (less than 10%): Sitting, Crawling, Climbing Poles, Color Vision, Climbing Ladders, Climbing Stairs
+ **OCCASSIONAL** (up to 33%): stooping, kneeling squatting, body twisting, sense of touch, climbing on/off 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
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.
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 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.**