Responsible for the cutting, clearing, trimming, and spraying of trees, shrubs, and brush for construction and maintenance of power lines.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform manual labor type tasks such as cutting down trees and trimming brush, spraying trees and brush, and chipping up cut brush.
Operate vehicles and heavy equipment including P/U trucks, bucket trucks, possibly bulldozer, and other associated equipment in a safe and proficient manner.
Set up and remove barricades, flags, and signs for traffic control and work zone protection in compliance with safety procedures.
Ensures all tools, equipment, and unused materials are returned and replaced on the truck after the completion of a job or the day’s work.
Operate and maintain transportation equipment, tools, and working equipment in proper condition, and report deficiencies or repairs needed.
Responsible for compliance with the Cooperative's safety rules, safety policies, and safety procedures.
In addition to these responsibilities, may be assigned by the District Operations Supervisor or Foreman to perform other duties from time to time.
Previous experience working with chainsaws, chippers, and power trimmers preferred.
This position requires the individual to perform a variety of tasks with the majority of the work schedule being performed outdoors at various field locations within the service territory each day. Must be willing to work in all adverse and inclement weather conditions. Overtime may be required at times of heavy workload.
High school diploma or equivalency is required.
Abilities and Skills:
Must possess a valid Texas Class A CDL license with good driving record.
Must be able to communicate in English, both in written and oral forms with the general public and co-workers.
Must be able to lift/move 50 pounds or more, as necessary without external assistance of personnel or mechanical aids.
Must be able to operate or learn to operate equipment including bucket trucks, chainsaws, power trimmers, chippers, and other related equipment.
Must be able to perform manual digging with a pick and shovel.
Must be able to walk distances up to one mile in uneven terrain.
Must be able to effectively utilize a two-way radio to communicate duties and location.
Must have sight to be able to see working conditions from a safety standpoint.
Central Texas Electric Co-op (CTEC) received its charter from the State of Texas on June 19, 1947. CTEC is a non-profit organization that is owned and controlled by the people it serves.
CTEC provides electric service in 11 counties: Gillespie, Llano, Mason, Kimble, San Saba, Blanco, Kendall, Kerr, Real, Menard, and McCulloch. CTEC buys its wholesale power and distributes it throughout the service territory on its own network of lines. Currently, the cooperative has over 40,000 meters on over 6,000 miles of energized line. Besides the headquarters office in Fredericksburg, branch offices are conveniently located in Mason, Llano, and Kingsland, Texas. Employees usually number around 140 for the entire area.
CTEC boasts a generous benefits package including comprehensive health, prescription, dental, and vision insurance. We also provide to our employees, life insurance, business travel accident insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance. Paid holidays and PTO (paid time off) are also provided. CTEC has an employer-paid pension plan and a 401(k) plan that is employer-matched.