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Utility Tree Trimmer

Welcome to Rocky Mountain House

The Rocky Rural Electrification Association (Rocky REA) provides reliable rural power to more than 3,500 sites in Alberta. Founded in the 1950s, we are a member-owned cooperative with a long history of service excellence. We have grown exponentially over the last few years and now have great opportunities to expand and diversify our power distribution services. Currently employing a team of 24, we offer exciting opportunities for skilled and dedicated professionals to pursue rewarding careers with plenty of variety and challenge.

An Exciting Opportunity Awaits

We have an exciting opportunity for a skilled Utility Tree Trimmer to join our dedicated team in Alberta on a full-time basis.

Based in Rocky Mountain House, we are just one hour from Red Deer and two hours from both Calgary and Edmonton. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to enjoy the natural splendor of rural life, while still being within reach of the city.

In this role, you'll be responsible for the removal of trees and vegetation that could come into contact with power lines, helping to maintain the reliability of power lines and ensure the safety of customers, the general public and field staff of Rocky REA.

Key responsibilities and duties include:

* Inspect and vehicle, equipment, and materials prior to travel to job site
* Review assigned job sites, check in with operator-in-charge
* Visually inspect each site and assess for safety related factors
* Review/assign work among crew
* Trim, slash, mulch, remove vegetation and trees around power lines
* Train and orient new staff and monitors work performance
* Document and complete Vegetation Management Report (VMR), timesheets
* Complete snow removal in the mornings (seasonal)
* Keep Vegetation Crew Foreman updated on a regular basis

Of course, we're not just looking for someone who can fulfill these specific requirements. For this role, we're also seeking someone who is driven and ambitious to grow with the organization. As a flexible and adaptable team player, you'll have no issues taking on tasks and projects that may fall outside of your job description. As a cooperative, we work solely for the benefit of our membership, and our work reflects their needs. The work that you'll be doing in this role will be highly visible and will have a direct (and positive) impact on the community.

This is a full-time Monday to Friday role with the flexibility to conduct field work outdoors.

The Ideal Candidate

To qualify for this role, you'll have a Utility Tree Trimmer Certificate and two (2) years of relevant experience. A Mulcher Certificate is also considered an asset.

The ability to learn and participate in the delivery of a successful vegetation management system is required, as is the ability to prepare and complete reports, logbooks, inspections, time records, etc.

The successful candidate will also have:

* Familiarity with trucks, chippers, mulchers, trim saws and two-way radios
* A valid driver's license and clear driver's abstract
* Occupational Health and Safety training, including WHMIS and First Aid/CPR
* The ability to read maps/GPS

Most importantly, you'll be an expert communicator with high attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills. You enjoy challenges, thrive under pressure and are looking to join a fun, close-knit, and supportive team where cooperation is the number one priority. You work collaboratively with management and peers and can have a keen interest in maintaining/updating your skills, training and professional development.

Is this sounds like you, please read on to see what a career with Rocky REA can offer you!

About the Benefits

Upon joining us, you will receive a competitive salary that is commensurate with your experience, skills, and qualifications. You will also receive access to a great range of employee benefits, including:

* Medical and dental benefits
* Life and long-term disability
* RRSP matching (4%)
* 56 hours of paid personal leave annually
* $500 health spending account
* 3 weeks' vacation (to start)

Why Move to Rocky Mountain House?

Located only one hour from Red Deer and two hours from Calgary and Edmonton, we also have easy access to the world-renowned Icefields Parkway, which offers spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, Jasper National Park, and Banff National Park. For more information about the region, please visit www.rockymtnhouse.com

Don't miss this great opportunity to apply your skills and engage in meaningful and challenging work that will directly benefit the community. Apply to Rocky REA today at www.applyfirst.ca/job89944