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Lewis Tree Service, Inc General Foreperson in Indianapolis, Indiana


You’re looking for that next step in your career, to advance in an industry you love. Lewis Tree Service will set you up for success, providing training and development opportunities.

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

  • Collaborative: strong people skills, able to give and receive constructive feedback, willing to speak-up

    What you’ll do:

  • Lead the team, including Asst. General Forepersons and Forepersons, ensuring successful production results and creating and a positive team environment.

  • Work Oversight & Safety

  • Plan and manage production, bid new work, understanding revenue targets

  • Work together with utility foresters/inspectors to clarify work specifications, coordinate work audits/inspections and address customers issues

  • Visit work sites frequently. Review the Pre-Job Hazard Survey at each job site; inspect work in progress and ensure it conforms to standards; enforce on the job safety practices

  • Takes lead role in safety to ensure the well-being of employees, customers and the public.

  • Personnel Management

  • Ensures that employees receive training to prepare for job assignments

  • Appraises performance of employees to communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback as a means for improvement

  • Identify and develop high potential employees for leadership succession

  • Maintain records and documentation related to man-hours; equipment and tool use; material inventory and storage; accident/incident reports; property-related permission and permits; customer records; labor disputes; and other job-specific records

  • Collaborate with the Corporate office for time keeping, billing, employee relations, contract support and recruiting

    What you’ll need:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Leadership experience in the utility line clearance industry at the Foreperson or Asst. General Foreperson position

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of trees including identification, growth habits and correct arboriculture techniques for the trimming, pruning, repairing, maintaining and removing, as applicable to working in close proximity to energized conductors.

  • Understanding of drawings and symbols representing types of lines, voltage, line equipment, etc.

  • Ability to perform physical labor such as lifting a minimum of 50 lbs. to shoulder height or more.

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

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

  • Local, state and federal licenses

  • First Aid and CPR cards

  • Pass a pre-employment drug test and job duty skills tests

    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