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Utilities Service, LLC Equipment Operator with DL in North Augusta, South Carolina

We are currently seeking an Equipment Operator to join our team.

Essential Functions

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

  • Responsible for quality and quantity of production.

  • Performs all aspects of labor as necessary to keep crew operation flowing.

  • Ensures the overall safety, quality and production requirements of the crew are met.

  • Operates heavy equipment of various types to remove branches and tree material from electrical lines.

  • Cleans up and disposes of all debris.

  • Operates and services equipment such as gasoline, hydraulic tools, power saws, power winches, mower deck, weed whacker, chipper, and sprayers.

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

  • 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.

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

  • Trains new personnel.

  • Work in all temperatures and will be exposed to nature i.e., irritating plants and biting or stinging insects.

  • Exposed to traffic.

  • Keeps informed on new equipment, specifications, standard practices, operating procedures, and customer and company employee relations policies and practices.

  • Works near energized parts or equipment.

  • Exposed to 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.

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 grip and turn traffic control sign frequently.

  • Must have good vision and be attentive.

  • 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.

  • Must have transportation to and from the startup location.

  • Must have a valid driver's license.

  • Must pass a background check.

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

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 or stacking in or out of the right of way. Assistance is always available. Largest chainsaw on truck weighs 17 pounds.

Carrying: 1 to 50 pounds. Weed whacker when clearing around poles and other obstructions the equipment cannot access. Pieces of cut wood (which can be cut to the size you want) for loading into chipper or stacking in or out of right of way. Assistance is always available. Largest chainsaw on truck weighs 17 pounds.

Walking: Occasionally on all surfaces

Sitting: Frequently

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 to bend over to 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 1-800-248-8733, ext 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets.