Bucket Operator - BTI
Company: Utilities Service, LLC
Location: New Bern
Posted on: September 16, 2022
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 -
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
+ Operates a Bucket near energized lines to remove branches and
+ 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
+ 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
+ Work demands physical energy, twisting, some lifting ability, and
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.
+ **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
+ **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
+ 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.**
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