Work Planner

Wright Tree Service is currently seeking a Work Planner to start in the Austin, TX area on a full-time basis. Wright Tree Service provides vegetation management, storm restoration, and work planning services to utility companies and their communities across the country.

Essential Functions:

◦Obtains oral or written permission/notification from property owner, municipal, business to trim, remove or apply herbicide to trees. Secures appropriate permits when necessary. Arranges with customer or property owner to obtain access and advises of any interruption if applicable. Explains work to be done and sets timelines.

◦Responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of all records and reports related to permission/notification from customer/home owner to General Foreman and crew personnel.

◦Plans and lays out work for crew members. Considers factors such as the ability to get power equipment to locations, time required to complete work, clean-up time, equipment available, weather conditions and special instructions by customers/homeowners.

◦Has an understanding and follow all applicable work methods pertaining to line clearance work.

◦Inspects right of ways to assess vegetation conditions and determine required maintenance.

◦Responds to questions and concerns regarding work specifications and requirements.

◦Inspects work completed by crew/contractors for compliance and utility specifications.

◦Assists in the management of crew/contractors during storm restoration operations.

◦Provides support and assistance on special projects as assigned by the utility.

◦May work on rough terrain due to nature of responsibilities.

◦Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

◦Minimum of 3 years’ experience working on tree trimming or clearing crews and/or has successfully completed applicable performance reviews.

◦Must be able to achieve ISA Certified Arborist & ISA Utility Specialist within 1 year of employment.

◦Texas Dept of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Applicatory License (Category 5) preferred or ability to obtain within 6 months.

◦Must be able to read, write, and speak English.

◦Possess excellent leadership skills and be able to handle stressful situations along with being able to multi-task.

◦Basic knowledge of trees, including identification, growth habits and correct arboricultural techniques for the trimming, pruning, repairing, maintaining and removing, as applies to working in close proximity to energized conductors.

◦Knowledge and understanding of the American National Standards for Tree Care Operations (ANSI Z133.1-2000).

◦Basic knowledge of electrical circuit and must be skilled in the reading and understanding of circuit maps.

◦Ability to communicate professionally, both verbal and in writing, with the general public, customers, and fellow employees.

◦Must be able to wear necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.

◦Ability to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times per day.

◦Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work tasks such as rain, heat, sun, cold, snow.

◦Ability to communicate with others and represent Wright Tree Service in a professional manner.

◦Ability to work long hours and overtime during emergencies (including holidays, weekends, storm work) and will be subject to call-out work.

◦Must have valid driver’s license and be able to pass a pre-employment drug test.

◦Possess valid First-Aid and CPR cards.