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Stump Grinder Operator, Tree Care - STC

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Location: Newport News, VA, United States
Date Posted:
Req number: 52322
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
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Pay Range: -

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You’ve entered a professional environment rooted in respect, collaboration and achievement. Our focus is improving life, naturally! We’re looking for a Stump Grinder Operator to join our team.

Here’s what you’d do:

The Equipment Operator / Stump Grinder Operator is responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner. Heavy equipment may include trucks, Stump Grinder, front end loaders, and other pieces of equipment. 

Pay Range: $14-20/hr 

You’d be responsible for:

  • Operating Stump Grinder and other equipment in a safe and effective manner in order to minimize the risk of injury, or property damage.
  • Performing daily safety and maintenance check.
  • Cleaning heavy equipment as scheduled and/or required
  • Ensuring heavy equipment is safely and securely stored
  • Safely perform all loading, hauling, delivery, and clean up of trees, debris, and wood chips. 
  • Advising Foreman of any requirements for maintenance or repairs
  • Participating in routine maintenance
  • Practicing workplace safety
  • Maintaining inventory

You might be a good fit if you have:

  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in Stump Grinder and equipment operating maintenance. 
  • Drivers License with clean Driving Record 

And while not mandatory, it would be great if you also have:

  • Work in/or about situations near direct automotive traffic
  • Work near or about natural bodies of water
  • Work 8+ hours per day with applicable breaks x 5 days/week (some overtime/weekend work required)
  • Ability to work in extreme conditions – temperatures may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Ability to work in direct sunlight for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry 40 lbs. (mulch, fertilizer, Trees, etc.)
  • Ability to load/unload burlaps with plant cuttings onto trailer (up to 50 lbs.)
  • Ability to bend, stoop and twist continuously throughout the day

Here’s what to know about working here:

At Smith Tree Powered by Brightview, our vision is to accomplish landscaping & Tree goals while providing the best possible experience for our employees and our clients. We value integrity, safety, and teamwork. We emphasize investing in our team through knowledge and trust. If you are ready to build a confident career while building beautiful landscapes, join us!

In addition to industry-leading development opportunities and competitive salary, employees may be eligible for benefits and perks like:

  • Paid time off - Based on Position
  • Health and wellness coverage
  • 401k savings plan
  • Paid Uniforms/PPE 
  • Referral Bonus Program 

We are dedicated to delivering a picture-perfect experience for our team.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity and E-Verify Employer.


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