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Lewis Tree Service, Inc Planner in Detroit, Michigan


Are you looking for an opportunity where you can enjoy the outdoors while meeting new people? Do you take pride in your community, having a vested interest in keeping it safe and beautiful for years to come? This entry-level position is a great way to use your people skills and grow your career.

Lewis Tree Service is the second largest vegetation management company in North America … and always growing. But really, we’re in the people success business, we just happen to trim trees.

Who you are…

  • Open-Minded: open to new ideas, willing to listen and observe, humble

  • Love the Outdoors: enjoys varying environments/weather, not afraid to get dirty, adventurous

  • Self-Motivated: driven, strong work ethic, willing to “do what it takes”

  • Adaptable: can think on your feet, nimble, flexible

  • Customer-Focused: strong people skills, ability to manage conflict

    What you’ll do…

  • Meet with the utility company daily to assess and discuss line clearance work (tree and vegetation trimming/removal around their power lines.)

  • Obtain permission from the home or business owner for Lewis Tree Service crews to do necessary line clearance work on their property

  • Communicate to utility company any limitations or refusals of line clearance work that may arise while planning the work to be done

  • Interpret utility circuit maps

  • Assists crews on a variety of vegetation management tasks such as spraying, brush clean-up and trimming

  • Help enforce job safety

    What you’ll need...

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • Experience in customer service settings with skills in conflict de-escalation

  • Experience with or willing to learn how to interpret drawings, environmental engineering plans, construction plans and/or utility circuit maps

  • Proficiency in standard office computer hardware and software such as Microsoft Office

  • Willing and able to obtain specialized training and certifications as required, such as:

  • Tree species identification

  • Local, state and federal licenses

  • First Aid and CPR cards

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test

    We offer…

  • Specialized paid training & certifications

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Health insurance plans

  • Paid time off

  • Employee stock ownership plan

  • Retirement & savings plans options

  • Employee assistance program

Working behind a counter or on the sales floor isn’t for you. You’re looking for something bigger… where you can work outside and grow your career. If this sounds like you, then a Groundsperson job at Lewis Tree is a great way to get into the industry.