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Foreperson

Company: Townsend
Location: Newark
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Job Description:

Overview

*** for Townsend Tree Service (Utility) ***

Townsend Tree Service is an operating unit of The Townsend Corporation providing tree-trimming, clearance and integrated vegetation management services for power and communication lines, pipelines and roadways.

We possess extensive equipment capabilities and resources, with one of the largest fleets of All Terrain Aerial Buckets (ATAB), Right-of-Way (ROW) brush mowers, spray application equipment and other specialty tools.

With the use of modern IVM techniques and advanced herbicides that target invasive species, Townsend provides the best in habitat management. With our research partners, Townsend helps redefine right of way stewardship, producing benefits like improved motorist safety, better service crew access, lower maintenance costs, improved drainage and enhanced aesthetics.

Position Description

A Foreperson coordinates operations and oversees tree crew personnel. This position provides management and leadership to a tree crew while performing assigned jobs. The Foreperson communicates with the General Foreperson daily regarding all aspects of the job.

Responsibilities

Duties Include

Essential Functions:

Receives and interprets orders for tree trimming and spraying from the General Foreperson

Plans and lays out daily work for the crew

Assigns work for individual crew members and directs crews in performing work

Enforces safe work practices, as experience, judgment, company policy, and OSHA specifies

Obtains oral or written permission from property owners to trim or remove trees and apply herbicides

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

Maintains accurate records, timesheets, and reports related to the performance of the crew operations

Safeguards the public from hazards in and around work areas

Inspects and makes or provides for repairs to tools, trucks, and other equipment

Conducts field training/retraining and instructs crews on new or revised job units

Works around hazardous equipment

Works in proximity to energized power lines

Works around excessive noise from machines, chain saws, woodchippers and other equipment with hearing protection

Works in all temperatures and weather and will be exposed to nature, such as irritating plants and biting or stinging insects, dust, etc.

Works at varying heights above ground and on unlevel terrain

Secondary Duties:

Ability to read and understand work orders, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

Demonstrates knowledge of problem-solving techniques

Ability to effectively communicate with others

Ability to operate assigned equipment required for the job

Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions

Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

What You’ll Bring to the Team

Must be able to wear necessary PPE as required

Must be able to drive an approved company vehicle safely

Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, such as rain, heat, sun, cold

Must be able to traverse various terrains

Must be able to write, read and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information

Must be able to work with hands above head for extended periods

Must be able to walk, climb and work from ladders, or at various heights, on uneven and slippery surfaces

Must be able to work efficiently and effectively from heights

Must be able to operate and service all required tools and equipment

Must have excellent communication and leadership skills

Must have reliable transportation to and from the reporting location

Must have a valid Driver’s License

Experience with a tree care/maintenance program, including but not limited to the operation of stump grinders, chippers, chipper trucks, bucket trucks, and other tree-related equipment

Must have an acceptable driving record

May be required to pass a Department of Transportation physical examination to obtain the appropriate Commercial Driver’s License

Must be able to meet all physical requirements of the position

Pass all drug and alcohol screens as required by Company policy and, if applicable, required by DOT regulations

Be at least 18 years of age, or 21 if CDL is required

Legally authorized to work in the United States

Preferred:

High School diploma or GED preferred

Conversational knowledge of the Spanish language

Why Townsend?

Townsend’s number one core value is Safety; we operate a strict Drug Free workplace. A condition of employment is passing a drug screening and routine background checks. Vehicle operators will be required to have and maintain safe driving records and licenses.

Our Goal is to assure that all employees work safely and return home safely to their families every day.

Competitive Benefits + Compensation

Townsend and its family of companies are committed to employees, their development and their well-being. Townsend offers full-time employees with a variety of voluntary benefit plans.

Competitive Compensation

Paid Time Off to balance Work and Family

Health Care

Vision Care

Dental Care

Short and Long Term Disability

401K Plan

Life Insurance

These benefits help employees and their families to maintain a high quality of life, both professionally and personally.

The Townsend Corporation and its family of companies are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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