Ground Hand (Former Employee) – Hugo, OK – January 12, 2018
working with a wood chipper and chainsaw, learning to use buckets and climb to reach necessary limbs, clearing roadways and power lines, most weekends off depending on area, and overtime pay for storm damage
Foreman (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – December 5, 2017
A typical day involves getting to the show up at 7 for a meeting, then driving to location, hard work, dangerous environment. It was sort of like the military how you and your crew cared for each other.
Ground person/ equipment operator (Former Employee) – Covington, LA – November 30, 2017
I enjoyed working for Asplundh because I was able to be out in the woods, not in a building all day, I had a good group of guy's working with me. It is not a safe job though i had to walk in weeds taller than me, near live power lines, with a bush hog right behind me slinging debris everywhere.
Excellent job security with many oppurtinities to higher positions.
Climber/Trimmer (Former Employee) – Connecticut – May 22, 2017
Reading paper work to locate area of job. Assess the power lines distance to the trees and determine which trees are to be trimmed or removed. Making sure that all chain saws, ropes and climbing harness are in good working order. Getting and a good look at each tree that is to be climber to locate any hazards such as broken hanging branches and weak spots in the trees. Climb said tree and begin removing branches and determining which branches will be needed to be roped/rigged out. Bringing the butt log to a lower height than the primary power lines then dropping the butt log in the opposite direction of the power lines. Repeat until 9 hours have gone by.
Groundsperson / Arborist Apprentice (Current Employee) – Willow Grove, PA – February 6, 2017
Attended morning meetings for daily assignments and potential issues foresight.Prep for jobs Stack, chip, and cut trees Utilized Bucket Machinery for line clearance. I work in a very professional environment that stresses safety ,and is always willing to teach. Enduring the weather is the hardest part of the job. Looking back at the work you've done is the most enjoyably part of my job.