Trimmer A / Crew Leader
  • Lansing, MI
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Website Treesmiths

TITLE:  Trimmer A / Crew Leader

STATUS:  Full-time

CLASS:  Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:  General Foreman



Foreman provides supervision and direction to tree trimming crew.

  • Plans and executes tree trimming and spraying orders plans a General Foreperson or Utility Forester.
  • Assigns work for individual crew members and directs crew in performing work according to accepted line clearance practices. Must be capable of adjusting to field requirements and take independent action without close supervision.
  • Enforces safe work practices, as experience, judgment, company policy, and OSHA specifies and conducts safety training in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Promotes and maintains good customer and public relations through effective completion of assigned work and the appropriate behavior of employees on the crew.
  • Maintains accurate records, timesheets and reports related to the performance of the crew operation. Furnishes General Foreperson and utility representative with reports of orders completed, units of work completed, crew time, and distribution, etc.
  • Controls crew costs, including effective use of peoplepower, work methods, operation of equipment, etc.
  • Safeguards the public from hazards in and around work area. Cooperates with customers, police, and fire departments when blocking streets or driveways. Sets up barriers, warning signs, flags, markers, etc., to protect employees and public.
  • Inspects and makes or provides for necessary repairs to tools, truck, and other equipment.
  • Ensure equipment is properly maintained.
  • Responsible for DOT maintenance and inspection requirements on all required vehicles.
  • Conducts field training/retraining and instructs crew on new or revised job units.
  • Trims and/or removes trees by climbing with the aid of a ladder, safety belt, climbing line, powered trimmer lift truck, or works from the ground using gasoline, air, and hand-powered saws, pruner, etc.
  • Cuts branches or trunk sections and drops or lowers them to the ground with lines.
  • Sprays stumps and brush with hand-spraying equipment to prevent further growth.
  • Loads and unloads trucks with logs, stumps, brush, and debris and/or feeds brush into a powered chipper.
  • Assumes responsibility for the inspection and proper working conditions of tools, truck, and other work equipment. Requests repair or replacement, when necessary. Maintains good housekeeping on truck and at work locations.


  • Understands and promotes safety practices to crew.
  • Understands the importance of crew well-being.
  • Leads by example.
  • Displays self-motivation.
  • Follows company policies and procedures.
  • Communicates in a professional manner with management, customers, and public.
  • Ability to train and coach crew members.
  • Takes great pride in work being performed; Ensures the crew performs high quality work.
  • Takes care of equipment.
  • Works with the highest integrity.
  • Able to work with other Foreman’s to complete tasks.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a clean MVR, Class B CDL preferred.
  • Ability to complete and pass skills test and training (Safety, EHAP, Foreman, Etc.).
  • Seeks opinions and help from others when unsure.
  • Always willing to learn.


  • Must have the ability to work outside in all weather conditions including sun, rain, wind, snow, hot and cold temperatures etc.
  • Must have the ability to work around and directly with hazardous equipment.
  • Must have the ability to work around excessive noise from machines, chain saws, wood chipper, etc. with hearing protection.
  • Must have the ability to perform physical labor requiring continual and repetitive use of gross motor skills to stand, walk, sit, bend, stoop, crawl, crouch, drag, push, pull, twist, turn, stretch, reach, and continual and repetitive use of fine motor skills and manual dexterity.
  • Must have the ability to lift, carry, push, pull and maneuver objects weighing up to 10 pounds frequently, and occasionally lift, carry, push, pull and maneuver objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • 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.
  • Must have the ability to maintain balance and work safely on steep slopes and uneven ground.
  • Must have the ability to work at varying heights, can be up to and in excess of 50 feet.
  • Must have the ability to see and hear. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception in order to judge distances. Must also have good hand-to-eye coordination to get and use the appropriate equipment and tools.
  • May be exposed to and have to work around falling limbs.
  • May be exposed to traffic hazards.


This position description describes the general nature and level of work performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. This position description is not intended as and does not create a contract of employment between Treesmiths LLC. and any individual employee. Treesmiths LLC. reserves the right to change this position description at any time within its sole discretion.