Railroad Vegetation Management Equipment Operator/Tree Trimmer Job | Kansas City, MO

  • Davey Resource Group, Inc.
  • Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Jun 23, 2020

Job Description

Requisition Number: 62866  
Company Name: The Davey Tree Expert Company 
Service Line: 1UTL - Kent-Utility SL 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: High School Diploma / GED 
Work Experience Required: 1 - 2 years 
Travel Expectations: Up to 75% 


POSITION: Trimmer — Railroad Vegetation Management

Starting Date:      

Applications accepted until suitable candidate is selected.

The Davey Tree Expert Company, is pleased to offer a key opportunity in the field of Railroad Vegetation Management as a Trimmer/Climber.


Provides line clearing and tree trimming services for major railroads

Services provided include pruning treetops, repairing damaged trees by trimming or removal as well as removing broken limbs from rails, wires, roofs, and other objects

Properly maintain, prepare, and operate all tools and equipment including hand tools, chainsaws, chippers, and aerial lifts

Operates as part of a crew with supporting Groundman and Crew Foreman


High school diploma or equivalent preferred

Driver’s license required. Commercial driver’s license preferred and may be required, depending on job requirements

Completion of Davey Tree Trimmer Orientation Program upon hire

Certificates and Licenses if necessary

Pesticide license, if required by state law

Ability to obtain Railsafe certifications (training will be provided)

Railroad tree trimming/climbing experience preferred

Knowledge or ability to learn railroad vegetation management techniques and procedures

Living in or ability to relocate to the midwest and ability to travel to various job sites throughout the region

Must be flexible with working hours as railroad vegetation management is weather and schedule dependent. Weekend work and overnight travel may be required throughout the duration of the season.


Full time hourly position. Compensation based on qualifications and experience. Generous performance incentive plan. Davey offers excellent benefits, the opportunity to buy Davey stock after 1 year, and industry related training and special Davey training courses.



We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 


The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit www.davey.com


If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-800-445-8733 ext. 1108 or at ed.help@davey.com.



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