• Bucket Operator with CDL UNION

    Utilities Service, LLCLockport, NY 14095

    Job #1628716937

  • We are currently seeking a BUCKET OPERATOR to join our team.


    Under the direct supervision of the Foreperson, a Bucket Operator:

    • Plans, assigns, directs, checks, and coordinates work.

    • 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.

    • Must be familiar with the electrical hazard.

    • Removes branches and tree material.

    • Operates a Bucket near energized lines.

    • Cleans up and disposes of all debris.

    • Operates and services equipment, such as gasoline, hydraulic tools, power saws, power winches, bucket, chipper, and sprayers.

    • Uses hand-tools, such as axes, hand-lines, saws, block and tackle, pruners, etc.

    • Sprays brush and stumps, making proper and selective application of herbicides.

    • Obtains written or oral permission from property owners to trim or remove trees or perform other work on 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.

    • Safeguards employees and the public from hazards in and around work area

    • Cooperates with customers, police, and fire departments when blocking street or driveways.

    • Sets up barriers, warning signs, flags, markers, etc. to protect employees and public.

    • Performs tree and bucket rescue.

    • Trains new personnel.

    • 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.

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

    • Exposed to hazards of working near power equipment, traffic, high voltage wires, and falling limbs.

    Minimum Requirements

    • 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 be able to wear necessary PPE as necessary.

    • 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 stand for extended periods of time.

    • Must be able to read and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information.

    • Must be able to verbally communicate with other crew members and fully understand instructions and information.

    • Must be familiar with electrical hazards.

    • Work demands physical energy, twisting, some lifting ability, and hand-to-eye coordination.

    • Uses machines, tools, equipment, and work aides used include chainsaws, hydraulic tools, and hand tools as required.

    • Must have transportation to and from the show up location.

    • Must have a valid CDL

    • Must pass a background check.

    • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

    • Must be willing to pay union dues.

    Physical Requirements :

    Rarely = less than 10%

    Occasionally = up to 33%

    Frequently = up to 66%

    Continuously = from 67% to 100%

    Lifting: 1 to 50 pounds. Pieces of cut wood (which can be cut to the size you want) for loading into chipper. Assistance is always available. Largest chainsaw on truck weighs 17 pounds

    Carrying: 1 to 50 pounds. Pieces of cut wood (which can be cut to the size you want) for loading into chipper. Assistance is always available. Largest chainsaw on truck weighs 17 pounds.

    Walking: Occasionally on all surfaces.

    Sitting: None

    Standing: Frequently on all surfaces

    Stooping: Occasionally

    Kneeling: None

    Pushing: None

    Pulling: Occasionally

    Climbing: Occasionally; trees unable to trim with bucket

    Crouching: None

    Crawling: None

    Balancing: None (unless balancing to bend over and pick up wood)

    Reaching: Frequently

    Handling: Frequently

    Fingering: Frequently

    Feeling: Frequently

    Talking: Occasionally

    Seeing: Frequently

    Hearing: Occasionally

    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 ~~~, ext 1339.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets.

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