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Right-of-Way Tree Trimmer

Job Description: 
Right-of-Way Tree Trimmer - Pearsall, Texas
Power Delivery - Transmission
Full-Time, Regular
Reports To: 
Right of Way Tree Trimming Leadman

The Tree Trimmer will trim trees and remove vegetation from transmission line right-of-way in accordance with the current Transmission Line Vegetation Management Program and applicable to the ANSI tree trimming standards. This position will safely and efficiently operate hand tools, power tools, chainsaws, chippers and other tools and equipment necessary for tree trimming and will perform minor parts replacements and repairs to tools and equipment.

Typical Functions: 

Qualified candidates will have:

• High school diploma or equivalent
• Previous experience working outdoors
• Valid Texas Class A CDL Driver License or ability to obtain within 120 days of employment
• Acceptable MVR

Typical duties include:

• Safely and efficiently operates and utilizes tools and machinery in performance of vegetation management on 
  transmission line right-of-way.
• Inspects, maintains, repairs and documents the condition of all tools, vehicles and equipment.
• Performs work in a safe manner in compliance with safety program requirements and OSHA regulations.
• Operates hand tools, chainsaws, herbicide spraying equipment and other tools and equipment necessary for tree 
• Trains in tree climbing techniques.
• Performs scheduled Preventative Maintenance on tools and equipment.
• Performs minor parts replacements and repairs on tools and equipment when needed.
• Clears brush and other vegetation from transmission easement and away from structures and wires.
• Operates chipping equipment at the direction of the supervisor.
• Patrols rights-of-way and documents state of vegetation.
• Participates in tailgate, company and departmental safety meetings.
• Performs other duties, tasks and special projects as assigned.

Working conditions: 

• Lifts and carries up to 50 pounds and pulls, pushes or drags up to 75 pounds with or without assistance. 
• Sits, stands, stoops or twists for extended periods of time. 
• Works both indoors and outdoors in extreme temperatures including heat, cold, humidity, temperature swings and 
  inclement weather, frequent exposure to dust, odor, electrical, mechanical, loud noise, exhaust, petroleum products, wild 
  life and other toxic hazards. 
• Operates hand tools, heavy equipment, Department of Transportation regulated trucks, light trucks, power tools and other 
• Wears company-provided Personal Protective Equipment. 
• 20/20 corrected vision is required to perform visual inspection of small defects, small parts and operation of measurement 
  devices and assembly of fabricated parts. 
• Ability to travel to and from business-related locations. 
• May be required to work on call, after hours, weekends and holidays and respond timely to urgent or emergency situations.

The above description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job. The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental or similar duties which may be required from day-to-day.

Interested candidates should submit a STEC application and resume to STECHR@STEC.ORG. If you have any questions about vhe process, please contact STEC HR at (361) 485-6121.


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