at Utilities Service, LLC in Texarkana, Texas, United States
Job Title: Work Planner
This position provides planning, scheduling, reporting, and project management for utility right-of-way vegetation management programs.
Are you a real go-getter looking for an amazing opportunity with a nationwide full-service-utility contractor offering competitive wages and incredible benefits? Keep reading because this job might be for you!
Since 1928, Asplundh has been dedicated to safe, efficient and innovative line clearance services to the utility industry. Reliable, uninterrupted power is an important service provided by the world’s electrical utilities and Asplundh has the expertise to help keep the power flowing. Diversification over the years has opened up vegetation management services to other specialized markets such as municipalities, railroads, pipelines, helicopter vegetation services, and departments of transportation.
A family-owned and operated corporation headquartered near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Asplundh has grown to employ over 36,000 service professionals throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Job Type : Full-Time +, Non-Exempt
Pay : Competitive, Hourly
+ Benefits Available and Vary per position and location
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
+ Obtains oral or written permission from property owners to trim or remove trees and apply herbicides.
+ Discusses access obtainment, power interruption, work to be done, etc., with customer or property owner.
+ Discusses responsibility for apparent damage to property, repairs for minor damage, and refers controversial cases to the General Foreperson.
+ Must be 18 years of age or older.
Education & Experience
+ High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
+ Entry-level position, no experience required.
+ Previous experience a plus.
+ Upon offer, employees may be required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background, and/or MVR check.
License & Certifications:
+ Driver License Required.
+ Must have transportation to and from the show up location.
+ Travels from Job site to job site frequently as necessary.
+ RARE (less than 10%): stooping, kneeling, squatting, body-twisting, crawling, climbing poles, color vision, lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, climbing stairs, lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., lifting up to 50 lbs.
+ OCCASIONAL (up to 33%): sitting, manual dexterity, climbing on/off truck, gripping, reaching, range of motion, carrying, balancing, lifting up to 50 lbs.
+ FREQUENT (up to 66%): standing, walking, sense of touch, seeing distant, hearing-speech range, depth perception.
+ CONTINUOUS (up to 100%): seeing, speaking clearly.
Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must have sufficient eyesight to judge distance/coordination of equipment and tools, be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods, be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, be able to wear personal protective equipment as necessary, be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day, have the endurance necessary to traverse various terrain, be capable of performing job duties throughout a standard 8- or 10-hour day, be able to communicate with others, read, write, and comprehend written/verbal job instructions and information, and communicate and handle conflict professionally.
+ Works in all temperatures and weather and will be exposed to nature, i.e., irritating plants and biting or stinging insects, dust, etc.
+ May work around excessive noise from machines, chain saws, wood chippers and other equipment with hearing protection.
+ May work on unlevel terrain.
+ May be exposed to dogs and other animals.
As a full-service utility contractor Asplundh performs tree pruning and removals, right-of-way clearing and maintenance, vegetation management with herbicides and emergency storm work and logistical support. Asplundh is the parent company of Asplundh Infrastructure Group whose subsidiaries provide overhead and underground line construction, planning and design, meter reading and AMR/AMI installation, electrical testing, and street lighting/traffic signal services. Asplundh also operates Rotor Blade Airborne Utilities Management, overhead electric distribution and transmission lines using MD 500 helicopters.
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.