Tree Trimmer, Line Clearance

Company Name: Missoula Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Phone Number: (406) 541-6325
City: Missoula
State/Provence: Montana
Zip: 59808
Job Title: Tree Trimmer, Line Clearance
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Miscellaneous Positions
Posting Start Date: February 7, 2018
Salary: IBEW Union Contract
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 10
Work Time Type: Hours

Summary:  Trims trees to clear right-of-way for electric power lines to minimize storm and short-circuit hazards by performing the duties listed in the job description.

Some essential duties and responsibilities include:  Climbs trees to reach branches interfering with wires and transmission towers.  Prunes treetops.  Repairs trees damaged by storm or lightning by trimming jagged slumps and painting them to prevent bleeding of sap.  Removes broken limbs from non-energized power line wires.  Fells trees interfering with power service.  Loads trees and branches to haul away and runs chipper to dispose of limbs and branches.  Responsible for making sure all properties where trimming has taken place are left clean and in as near to original condition as possible.  Works from bucket of extended truck boom to reach limbs.

Experience Required:

Line Clearance certification through ACRT or comparable required.  ISA Certified Arborist preferred.  Must hold or be able to obtain, within 30 consecutive days of hire, a valid Montana Class A, Interstate Commercial Driver’s License.  First Aid and CPR certificate required.  Must be a certified flagger. High school graduation or equivalency and 3-5 years of related experience.  Mechanical aptitude, training or experience preferred.  Must have experience in felling, climbing and trimming trees and clearing right-of-ways.  Must know how to use and maintain brush chipper, chain saws, proper rigging practices, how to operate and maintain trucks and aerial devices.

How to Apply:

To be eligible to be considered, the following must be completed in full and submitted:  cover letter, resume and MEC Application for Employment.  See job description and application at

Posting End Date: February 26, 2018