Log Truck Operator (CDL Required) - NTS

Nelson Tree Service LLC

Warren, MA 01083

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Nelson Tree Service, LLC - 463 Log Truck Operator (CDL Required) - NTS Warren, MA 01083

Job Title: Log Truck Operator

This position operates heavy equipment of various types to remove branches and tree material from electrical lines.

Nelson Tree Service provides utility companies with line clearance services, upholding a commitment to the highest standards of performance and professionalism. If this sounds like you apply today!

Nelson crews are widely heralded as among the most well-trained vegetation management specialists in the United States. At every level, Nelson’s leaders and employees know there is more to line clearance than trimming trees—there’s that whole matter of reputation.

Job Type: Full-Time +, Non-Exempt

Pay: Competitive, Hourly


+ Benefits Available and Vary per position and location

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

+ Operates heavy equipment such as Bulldozers-Backhoes-Skid steers-Excavator-Loaders-Dump trucks, Mowers and Stump grinders.

+ Transport equipment to and from multi state job locations.

+ Works on spared rock and base by Highways, side roads and on the right-of-way.

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

+ Gathers brush and feed brush into wood chipper.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

+ Must be 18 years of age or older.

+ Must be familiar with electrical hazards.

+ Must have knowledge of log truck operation.

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

Education & Experience

+ High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.


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

License & Certifications:

+ CDL Required.

Travel Requirements:

+ Must have transportation to and from the show-up location.

+ Willing to travel, work, and stay out of state.

Physical Requirements:

+ Rare: (less than 10%): sitting, kneeling, crawling, color-vision, climbing stairs.

+ Occasional: (up to 33%): stooping, squatting, climbing on/off truck, reading, pushing, climbing ladders, lifting up to 50 lbs.

+ Frequent: (up to 66%): walking, body twisting, manual dexterity, speaking clearly, hearing-speech range, lifting, carrying, pulling, balancing, lifting up to 50 lbs.

+ Continuous: (up to 100%): standing, sense of touch, seeing distant, climbing, gripping, lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., seeing, reaching, range of motion, depth perception.


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 around hazardous equipment.

+ Works around excessive noise from machines, chain saws, wood chipper, 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 unleveled ground.

+ Works around falling limbs with protection.

About Us:

At Nelson Tree Service, we protect the reputations of the utilities we serve. It is a defining component of our work, as we are the ambassadors for the utilities that entrust us with their vegetation management needs.

We know what it takes to ensure a successful outcome in any line clearance process. Property owners must be informed about the work, and our crews must operate at maximum efficiency while maintaining the highest levels of safety and quality.

Nelson personnel are provided with comprehensive customer service training and a positive work environment, which ultimately sustains our culture of excellence.

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.

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