Utilities Service, LLC Apprentice / Trimmer with DL non-union Region 168 in Lawton, Oklahoma

We are currently seeking a Vegetation Apprentice Trimmer to join our team.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Groundperson uses a chainsaw to cut brush, logs and stumps of larger trees.

  • Responsible for temporary traffic control and equipment (cones, signs and flagging)

  • Must ensure the safety of himself and others by following all company safety policies

  • Must adhere to Region Policy Manual

  • Must be able to work all scheduled work hours

  • Gather and drag brush and feed brush into wood chipper.

  • Apply herbicide to right-of-way, following brush removal utilized hose and spray nozzle from spray equipment which includes tank, pump, hose reel, 200 feet of ½ inch hose, or utilizing back-pack to treat remote areas.

  • Services truck, chipper, and equipment, maintaining them in neat, clean, and specified mechanical order.

  • Responsible for daily inventory on truck

Special Requirements:

  • Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.

  • Must obtain current Medical DOT card before Orientation

  • Must obtain written CDL permit within 4 weeks of hire date

  • Must obtain a CDL within 120 days of hire date

  • Must obtain Herbicide license within 120 days of hire date

  • Must be able to wear necessary PPE as per task assigned.

  • Must be able to safely drive an approved company vehicle.

  • Must be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day.

  • Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, i.e. rain, heat, sun, cold.

  • Must be able to traverse various terrains.

  • Must be able to write, read and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information.

  • Must be able to communicate with others.

  • Must be able to maintain attention during dangerous tasks.

  • Must be able to lift, move and maneuver heavy weights up to 50 pounds on an infrequent basis, but up to 10 pounds on a frequent basis.

  • Must have endurance necessary to perform these duties throughout a standard eight or ten hour day.

  • Must be able to work long hours and overtime during emergencies, including holidays and weekends

  • Must be able to work during crew location changes if employee must relocate their work location due to work load

  • Required to report and/or travel for storm emergencies

  • Must have sufficient eye sight to judge distances and coordination to get and use the appropriate equipment and tools.

  • Must be able to operate and service all required tools and equipment.

  • Must have transportation to and from the start-up location.

  • Must have a valid driver's license.

  • Must pass a background and/or MVR check.

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen.


  • Exposed to various vehicle traffic situations on work sites

  • Works around hazardous equipment

  • Work in all temperatures and weather

  • Works around excessive noise from machines, chain saws, wood chipper, with hearing protection

  • May be exposed to nature i.e., irritating plants and biting or stinging insects, reptiles and dust

  • May be exposed to dogs and other animals

  • Work may be performed on unlevel ground

  • Work around falling limbs

Physical Requirements:


Rarely = less than 10%

Occasionally =up to 33%

Frequently = up to 66%

Continuously = 67% to 100%

Standing: Frequently

Seeing: Continuously

Walking: Frequently

Reading: Occasionally

Sitting: Rarely

Reaching: Frequently

Stooping: Frequently

Range of Motion: Frequently

Kneeling: Occasionally

Hearing - Speech Range: Frequently

Squatting: Frequently

Depth Perception: Frequently

Body Twisting: Frequently

Color Vision: Rarely

Crawling: Rarely

Lifting: Frequently

Sense of Touch: Continuously

Carrying: Continuously

Manual Dexterity: Frequently

Pushing: Frequently

Speaking Clearly: Frequently

Pulling: Continuously

Seeing Distant: Frequently

Climbing Ladders: Rarely

Climbing On/Off Truck: Occasionally

Climbing Stairs: Rarely

Climbing Poles: Rarely

Balancing: Occasionally

Gripping: Continuously

Lifting up to 10 lbs: Frequently

Lifting over 10 lbs to 50 lbs: Frequently

Lifting up to 50 lbs: Occasionally

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets.