Utilities Service, LLC Apprentice Trimmer/Climber Trainee JATC REFERRED in Colville, Washington
This position is referred by the Northwest Line Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (“NW Line JATC”). If you are interested in applying for this position, you must first report to the NW Line JATC at the following address. The NW Line JATC will instruct you on whether and how to apply for this position.
Office Manager Claudia Repman
Northwest Line Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
9817 NE 54th St., Suite 101
Vancouver, WA 98662
We are currently seeking a Vegetation Apprentice Trimmer/Climber to join our team.
General Duties and Responsibilities
The Apprentice Trimmer / Climber uses a chainsaw to cut brush, logs and stumps of larger trees.
Responsible for temporary traffic control and equipment (cones, signs and flagging)
Must ensure the safety of himself and others by following all company safety policies
Must adhere to Region Policy Manual
Must be able to work all scheduled work hours
Gather and drag brush and feed brush into wood chipper.
Apply herbicide to right-of-way, following brush removal utilized hose and spray nozzle from spray equipment which includes tank, pump, hose reel, 200 feet of ½ inch hose, or utilizing back-pack to treat remote areas.
Services truck, chipper, and equipment, maintaining them in neat, clean, and specified mechanical order.
Responsible for daily inventory on truck
Must be a member in good standing with the Northwest Line Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.
Must be willing to join local union.
Must be willing to pay union dues.
Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.
Must obtain current Medical DOT card before Orientation
Must obtain written CDL permit within 4 weeks of hire date
Must obtain a CDL within 120 days of hire date
Must obtain Herbicide license within 120 days of hire date
Must be able to wear necessary PPE as per task assigned.
Must be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day.
Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, i.e. 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 communicate with others.
Must be able to maintain attention during dangerous tasks.
Must be able to lift, move and maneuver heavy weights up to 50 pounds on an infrequent basis, but up to 10 pounds on a frequent basis.
Must have endurance necessary to perform these duties throughout a standard eight or ten hour day.
Must be able to work long hours and overtime during emergencies, including holidays and weekends
Must be able to work during crew location changes if employee must relocate their work location due to work load
Required to report and/or travel for storm emergencies
Must have sufficient eye sight to judge distances and coordination to get and use the appropriate equipment and tools.
Must be able to operate and service all required tools and equipment.
Exposed to various vehicle traffic situations on work sites
Works around hazardous equipment
Work in all temperatures and weather
Works around excessive noise from machines, chain saws, wood chipper, with hearing protection
May be exposed to nature i.e., irritating plants and biting or stinging insects, reptiles and dust
May be exposed to dogs and other animals
Work may be performed on unlevel ground
Work around falling limbs
Rarely = less than 10%
Occasionally =up to 33%
Frequently = up to 66%
Continuously = 67% to 100%
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, including disabled and vets.
Range of Motion
Hearing - Speech Range
Sense of Touch
Climbing On/Off Truck
Lifting up to 10 lbs
Lifting over 10 lbs to 50 lbs
Lifting up to 50 lbs