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Jarraff/Sky Trim Operator

Company: Townsend
Location: Beaverton
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:


*** for Townsend Tree Service (Utility) ***

Townsend Tree Service is an operating unit of The Townsend Corporation providing tree-trimming, clearance and integrated vegetation management services for power and communication lines, pipelines and roadways.

We possess extensive equipment capabilities and resources, with one of the largest fleets of All Terrain Aerial Buckets (ATAB), Right-of-Way (ROW) brush mowers, spray application equipment and other specialty tools.

With the use of modern IVM techniques and advanced herbicides that target invasive species, Townsend provides the best in habitat management. With our research partners, Townsend helps redefine right of way stewardship, producing benefits like improved motorist safety, better service crew access, lower maintenance costs, improved drainage and enhanced aesthetics.

Position Description

The Jarraff/Sky Trim Operator is responsible to operate and maintain equipment required for assigned jobs. This position will also be responsible for ensuring that proper safety guidelines are followed at all times and report any safety concerns immediately. The Jarraff/Sky Trim Operator will ensure that the safety of the work area and everyone around the work area is not at risk. This position will report to the General Foreperson and Manager for the area.


Duties Include

Essential Functions:

Inspects and reports necessary repairs to tools, truck, and other equipment

Loads and unloads equipment onto trucks and trailers

Services equipment to keep it in clean, neat, and specified mechanical condition

Participates in daily job briefings and safety meetings

Operates heavy equipment of various types to remove branches and tree material from job sites

Operates and services equipment such as gasoline and hydraulic tools, power saws, power winches, mower decks, weed whackers, chippers, and sprayers

Safeguards employees and the public from hazards in and around work areas

Sets up barriers, warning signs, flags, and markers to protect employees and public

Trains new personnel

Works in all temperatures and will be exposed to nature, i.e. irritating plants and biting or stinging insects

Keeps informed on new equipment, specifications, standard practices, operating procedures, and customer and company employee relations policies and practices

Works near energized parts or equipment

Starts each workday with an inspection of tires, controls, fuel, and fluids to ensure reliable operation

Changes attachments, makes adjustments, verifies information and troubleshoots problems

Operates equipment manually and through use of electronic or technical methods of operation

Secondary Duties:

Provides recommendations for maintaining and improving environmental performance

Operates equipment on public roadways, maintaining proper awareness of surroundings

Performs other duties as assigned


What You’ll Bring to the Team

Must be able to wear and utilize PPE

Must be able to safely operate equipment and/or safely drive a vehicle

Must be able to operate all tools required on job site, or have the ability to learn to operate them

Must be able to traverse uneven terrain

Must be able to enter and exit equipment/vehicles numerous times a day

Must be able to withstand exposure to elements throughout the year (heat, cold, rain, and other weather conditions)

Must have good vision and be attentive

Must be able to verbally communicate with other crew members and fully understand instructions and information

Must have transportation to and from the startup location

Must have a valid driver's license

Must be able to meet all physical requirements of the position

Pass all drug and alcohol screens as required by Company policy and, if applicable, required by DOT regulations

Be at least 18 years of age, or 21 if CDL is required

Legally authorized to work in the United States


Two (2) years equipment operator experience

Mechanical training

DOT Compliance knowledge


Why Townsend?

Townsend’s number one core value is Safety; we operate a strict Drug Free workplace. A condition of employment is passing a drug screening and routine background checks. Vehicle operators will be required to have and maintain safe driving records and licenses.

Our Goal is to assure that all employees work safely and return home safely to their families every day.

Competitive Benefits + Compensation

Townsend and its family of companies are committed to employees, their development and their well-being. Townsend offers full-time employees with a variety of voluntary benefit plans.

Competitive Compensation

Paid Time Off to balance Work and Family

Health Care

Vision Care

Dental Care

Short and Long Term Disability

401K Plan

Life Insurance

These benefits help employees and their families to maintain a high quality of life, both professionally and personally.

The Townsend Corporation and its family of companies are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Keywords: Townsend, Beaverton , Jarraff/Sky Trim Operator, Other , Beaverton, Oregon

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