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Right of Way Clearing/Tracked Tree Felling Equipment Operator

Little Rock, AR
Woodson Incorporated

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Are you an experienced Equipment Operator in the Logging/Clearing Industry and tough enough to perform demanding physical work? Do you enjoy traveling and working in different locations outdoors? We are looking for individuals that have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and would enjoy being part of a tight knit team that travels to various sites and works over extended periods of time together.

Employees in this role can expect to be paid competitively and work onsite for two weeks at a time, traveling home every other weekend. If you are selected for this role, you will have the opportunity to grow your career with a growing company that rewards caring, committed, and trustworthy employees.

Since 1980, Woodson, Incorporated has led a team of experts focused on safety and innovative solutions. We see our people as our greatest asset and work with a safety first mindset. We have the mobility, reach, exceptional expertise, and diverse array of equipment to promptly resolve our client's challenges. We're staffed with over 80 caring, committed, and trustworthy individuals willing to lead the industry in the increasingly high-tech and challenging world of forestry and vegetation management.

Minimum Qualifications for an Equipment Operator 2:

As an Equipment Operator 2, you will maintain and operate various pieces of equipment on the customer’s job sites and at company locations. You must be experienced and able to run and maintain skid steer, telehandler, and tractors. You will simultaneously be training to become qualified to run and maintain other larger equipment.

Minimum Qualifications for an Equipment Operator 1:

Meet all requirements of an Equipment Operator 2 as well as be proficient to run and maintain an excavator, wheel loader, dozer and skidder AND/OR be able to run a tree cutting machine or tracked mulcher.


  • Using the process of Plan, Brief, Execute, and Debrief, the Spotter and the Equipment Operator will review the task(s), hazards, environment, and mitigation of hazards prior to beginning the job or any time the job conditions change.
  • Drives and operates trucks and equipment*.
  • Loads and hauls equipment according to qualification status*.
  • Operates certain equipment and tools on site and trains others on the proper operation of that equipment including maintenance as to where all elements and other items receive daily and weekly maintenance*.
  • Follows Basic Machine Maintenance.
  • Oversees and maintains the equipment assigned.
  • Repairs and maintains equipment on job site.
  • Completes scheduled services to include the replacement of service stickers, pulling oil samples, and proper notation on weekly maintenance reports.
  • Completes weekly equipment reports and turn in on time.
  • Works in conjunction with all members on the crew.
  • Takes direction from the crew foreman as to the order and manner that activities are to be accomplished.
  • Discusses alternatives to help increase safety and productivity.
  • Works with crew to meet the daily work schedule, goals and daily task.
  • Ensure all employees, subs, and site visitors are following safety guidelines and have signed the tailboard and the JSA.
  • Work with foresters to mark risk trees and identifies hazard trees.
  • Performs fence repair, gate installation, finding access, and traffic control.
  • Communicates with landowners and customers.
  • Maintains minimum stocking level of supplies, and tools for equipment repair and crew safety
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the crew foreman.
  • Attend Tailboards and Hazard Analysis for the crew.
  • Shall follow all company safety guidelines.
  • Shall wear all appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required for the job duties.
  • Shall notify the crew foreman if other members of the crew, other contractors on-site, or members of the general public on-site are not working or behaving in a safe manner.
  • Report safety violations, incidents, or near misses to crew foreman.

Work Environment:

This job may operate in remote locations, void of sanitary facilities, in extreme weather conditions both hot and cold and precipitation, during light of day, during the night and possibly in flooded areas.

Physical Demands:

  • Required to:
    1. Sit for up to 4 hours
    2. Squat for up to 30 minutes, or
    3. Stand for up to 8 hours
  • Height for climbing – 6’ (Required to climb a ladder, stairs, or tree for up to 6’.)
  • Maximum single step height – 2’ (Required to make a maximum single step height of up to 2’ with one leg.)
  • Maximum weight carried while climbing – 30lbs (Required to carry up to 30 lbs while climbing ladder, stairs, or tree.)
  • Crawl height – 2’ (Required to be able to crawl under a 2’ crawl space.)
  • Small space/hole – 2.5’ wide (Required to be able to fit through a 2.5’ wide crawl space.)
  • Max weight single hand – 30lbs (Required to be able to lift up to 30 lbs with a single hand.)
  • Max weight both hands – 60lbs (Required to be able to lift up to 60 lbs with both hands.)
  • Max floor to waist lift – 75lbs (Required to be able to lift up to 75 lbs from the floor to the waist.)
  • Above shoulder lift – 40lbs (Required to be able to lift up to 40 lbs from the floor to above the shoulders)

Expected Hours of Work:

Hours are subject to change based on business requirements and per company policy.

Other Duties:

As an employee of Woodson Incorporated it will be required for you to complete work that is not in your job description. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Travel Required: 80% to 100%

Woodson, Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages all to apply (Women, Minorities, Veterans, Persons with disabilities, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, religion, origin, and genetic information). We are committed to a drug-free workplace and require all applicants under consideration to submit to a drug screen and a background check. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law. If due to a disability, you need special assistance in completing our application, please contact hr@woodsonincorporated.com.

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