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Tracked Tree Felling Equipment Operator

Little Rock, AR
Woodson Incorporated

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Do you have experience in the logging/clearing industry and like to work outdoors? Would you enjoy the opportunity to work in different places primarily in Arkansas throughout the year? We are looking for experienced Tracked Tree Felling Equipment Operators with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, desire to travel, and the ability to work together well with a close knit group of teammates. If you are selected for this role, you will be paid competitively to clear the right of way for utilities against energized powerlines. Employees in this role can expect in this role to travel to a jobsite and work for two weeks at a time and then be home every other weekend. Applicants that live in Arkansas are highly preferred.

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.


  • Drives and operates trucks and equipment*.
  • Loads and hauls equipment according to qualification status*.
  • Operates all equipment and tools on site and trains others on the proper operation of equipment including maintenance as to where all elements and other items receive daily and weekly 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.
  • Works in conjunction with all members on the crew.
  • Takes direction from the superintendent/PM 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
  • Attend and occasionally conduct 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 Superintendent/PM 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 Superintendent/PM.

Minimum education required of the position:

  • High School Degree or equivalent (preferred but not required)

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:

  • Ability to work long hours in a high stress environment, including work outside of normal business hours.
  • Follow Basic Machine Maintenance.
  • Oversee and maintain the equipment assigned.

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:

  • Sit for up to 4 hours
  • Squat for up to 30 minutes, or
  • 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 (M/F/D/V). 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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