Knowledgeable about the daily maintenance and safe operations of all equipment commonly used in tree care.
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of all knots, ropes and rigging devices used in tree trimming and removal operations.
Must be familiar with electrical hazards, appropriate operating procedures when in proximity to electrical conductors, and aerial rescue techniques in the event of an emergency aloft.
Must be able to work and maneuver at considerable heights under varying and sometimes adverse weather conditions.
Must possess physical strength and agility, good balance, good depth perception, and the ability to hear verbal instructions from a distance.
Must be able to climb and descend trees using rope and safety saddle; to learn, administer, and implement emergency rescue techniques; must be able to quickly remove him/herself from a potential danger area.
Report to office punctually each day prepared to work a full day.
Assist in preparing truck and materials needed for day's work at crew leader's direction.
Shall perform professional tree maintenance activities as directed by crew leader.
Shall help to maintain and keep track of all tools and/or equipment used in daily operations.
Shall constantly observe and practice climbing and tree maintenance skills in a continued effort to improve his own professional skills.
Shall use all safety equipment and perform all jobs safely, making accident prevention a part of daily conduct.
Shall be ready and willing to assist other crew members in all aspects of daily activities, and shall be capable of taking a leadership role when required.