Utility Tree Trimmer – Sudbury, ON

Utility Tree Trimmer – Sudbury, ON

Sudbury, ON

VistaCare Communications is a leading telecommunications solutions provider for a wide range of businesses and organizations. We are currently seeking a motivated Utility Tree Trimmer to join our telecommunication construction operations in Sudbury, ON for permanent, full-time positions. Using climbing and rigging techniques, a Utility Tree Trimmer will cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain clearance for utilities.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ability to safely operate/maintain chainsaw and chipper equipment;
  • Prune and remove trees and branches up to limits of utility approach within urban setting.
  • Operate vehicle-mounted aerial device equipment;
  • Operate cable lashing machines and other line equipment;
  • Load and unload equipment and cable trailers;
  • Outside Plant (OSP) line construction with coax, copper and fibre cables;
  • Perform testing and troubleshooting if required;
  • Adhere to all company safety policies and procedures.
Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Strong manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions, confined spaces, isolation;
  • Ability to work construction in a physically demanding atmosphere including, but is not limited to: carry, raise and climb a ladder, carry, lift and handle heavy equipment (manhole covers, cable reels);
  • Self-disciplined, motivated, organized, and a team player;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and repetitive tasks.
Experience Required: 
  • Certified Utility Tree Trimmer or Arborist;
  • Experience rigging/cutting/chipping trees in residential areas;
  • Experience removing trees from utility lines is an asset;
  • Line Technician related experience is an asset;
  • Technical training or lineman training/certification considered an asset;
  • Preference given to candidates with telecommunication experience in outside plant construction (OSP) and FTTx projects.
Additional Requirements: 
  • Valid driver’s license (preference given to Class DZ and above) - Class DZ with airbrakes an asset);

* May be required to obtain the Class DZ with airbrakes if not already in possession

  • Willingness to work overtime, weekends, or on emergency call outs as required;
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal record check.
Compensation and Benefits: 
  • Competitive compensation based on experience and skill level;
  • 50% employer paid comprehensive group benefits (health, dental, vision, insurance);
  • Group Life Insurance;
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP);
  • Employee Referral Program;
  • Free on-site parking;
  • Company discounts;
  • Company-Matched RRSP.