Asplundh Tree Service ULC
Asplundh Tree Service ULC, a subsidiary of Asplundh Canada ULC is Atlantic Canada’s largest Utility Vegetation Management contractor. Since 1928, Asplundh has been dedicated to safe, efficient, and innovative line clearance services to the utility industry. With over 37,000 employees worldwide every person on our team is challenged to consistently exceed the expectations of the customers for whom we work and the people they serve.We are currently seeking an experienced Forest Technician/ Technologist to join our team for a rewarding career with our company. Through the ongoing training to our proactive wage scale, we’re continually growing our group of highly trained and qualified staff.
The successful candidate will ideally have knowledge, training, and experience in the utility vegetation management field with the ability to manage several different priorities simultaneously._What we Offer_ Steady employment and continual advancement through our proactive wage scale. The ability to become proficient at various aspects of utility vegetation management. Continual skill development and opportunities for continuing education courses. Company assistance gaining and maintaining certifications and accreditations.
Company supplied transportation. Training and instruction in basic daily equipment maintenance of handheld tools, power tools, chippers, aerial lifts, other assigned equipment, and reporting deficiencies for repair._Requirements_ MUST have 1 years’ experience in the utility vegetation management field preferably related to transmission line clearing and widening. Post secondary education as a Forestry Technician/ Technologist. Experience in operational planning with a solid understanding of crew and equipment utilization.
Good oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills with various individuals is essential. Good working knowledge of computers and proficient using all aspects of Microsoft Office. Experience using ESRI mapping products such as Field Maps and GPS units would be an asset. Valid Standard First Aid, CPR, WHMIS, Fall Arrest, and Electrical Awareness training.
Chainsaw Safety, Bucking, and Felling near Powerlines or equivalent training would be an asset. Valid Class 5 driver’s licence as a minimum. Able to work independently and as part of a team with a positive attitude and a dedication to safety._Benefits_ Full-time, Permanent employment. Paid Statutory Holidays.
Extended Health, Dental, Vision Care coverage after probationary period. Employee Assistance Program. RRSP matching program. Annual boot allowance and discounts on specialized PPE.
Paid accommodations and pre diem for overnight travel. Competitive compensation depending on experience. Opportunities to learn the industry and grow with us_Location_Various throughout Central/ Western Nova Scotia, travel for extended periods of time will be essential.If you enjoy physical work in an outdoor environment, are easy going, and a team player then we have a career for you.Job Type: Full-timeSalary: $22.00-$24.00 per hourBenefits: Casual dress Company car Dental care Disability insurance Employee assistance program Extended health care Life insurance Paid time off RRSP match Vision careFlexible Language Requirement: French not requiredSchedule: 10 hour shift Day shift Monday to FridayExperience: Forest Technician/ Technologist: 1 year (required)Licence/Certification: Class 5 Drivers Licence (required)Willingness to travel: 50% (required)Work Location: On the road