Journeyman Tree Trimmer

Company Name: Central Lincoln PUD
Phone Number: (541) 574-2012
City: Newport
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97365
Job Title: Journeyman Tree Trimmer
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Operations
Posting Start Date: May 23, 2017
Salary: $38.11
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

This position works as part of a tree trimming crew that performs utility line clearance work.  Primary responsibilities include trimming trees, clearing brush, maintaining the right of way and providing general maintenance of Central Lincoln facilities near power lines.


Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Trimming and pruning trees, clearing brush and vegetation, maintaining the right of way and performing general maintenance of Central Lincoln facilities, often around and near energized electrical lines.
  • Operating equipment and tools used in tree trimming work.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws.
  • Electric utility materials, equipment and supplies.

Skills in:

  • Working independently and with a crew.
  • Interacting well with coworkers and customers.

Ability to:

  • Use power tools, hand tools, chain saws, hydraulic tree trimming saws, rakes and aerial man lifts, trucks, chippers, and hot sticks.
  • Perform work-related tasks in trees up to 200 feet or more in height.
  • Climb trees with or without spurs and able to pull body weight 45 feet up tree.
  • Push or pull tree limbs, often while bent over in a tree for up to 5 minutes at a time, 4 or more times a day.
  • Perform an aerial rescue in emergency situations.
  • Properly use safety equipment.
  • Speak loudly and clearly enough to be accurately understood when on the ground speaking to a co-worker in the top of a 45-foot tree, despite heavy background noise from traffic, construction equipment or wind, and when visual signals cannot be used.
  • Speak clearly, communicating by two-way radio.
  • Obtain First Aid and CPR certification.
Experience Required:
  • Requires a minimum of two (2) years’ Journeyman experience in clearing and trimming around and near primary voltage energized electrical lines and is able to qualify by examination.
  • Valid driver’s license: Yes, including a Class B State of Oregon CDL and able to obtain a Class A State of Oregon CDL within 6 months of hire.
  • Oregon Public Pesticide Applicator License with Right-of-Way category is required within 6 months of hire.
  • Post-offer background check required: Yes
  • Post-offer drug test required: Yes
  • Post-offer physical/functional test required: Yes
  • Requires completion of a tree trimming apprenticeship.
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Union position)


  • This position reports to the Operations Supervisor.
How to Apply:
Posting End Date: June 6, 2017