General Forman | Houston, TX

  • Davey Resource Group, Inc.
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Dec 17, 2020

Job Description

Requisition Number:99106 
Company Name: The Davey Tree Surgery Company 
Service Line: 2UTL - Surgery Utility 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: High School Diploma / GED 
Work Experience Required: 1 - 2 years 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 




Job Description

Summary: Manage foreman, field personnel and equipment as well as plan and execute assigned work or tasks by performing the following duties.


  • Maximize production and exacting cost deficiencies in the operation of employees and equipment on the job
  • Organize from start to completion the operations within the most efficient possible manner and to the satisfaction of the client
  • Promptly attend to customer needs and concerns
  • Maintain accurate records of required paperwork. Secure permission to perform work from landowners
  • Understand, implement and manage loss control program
  • Organize and assign crews and equipment to perform the required work
  • Develop and motivate crew members to achieve desired productivity and job performance
  • Discipline employees who violate company policies or procedures
  • Understand and implement accident control program
  • Settle promptly all damage complaints that stem from production activities
  • Investigate accidents and promptly report to appropriate persons/entities
  • Understand all line clearing and basic tree surgery practices, herbicide applications, right-of-way maintenance procedures, safe removal of trees, pruning of trees in and around high tension lines
  • Maintain assigned equipment in an efficient, safe and economical manner (truck, chipper, crane, aerial lift, sprayer, hand saw, chain saw, sledge hammer, dump truck, shovel, rake, ropes, pulleys and related equipment)
  • Understand and implement preventative maintenance on equipment
  • Proper job site cleanup
  • Understand and follow all company policies, procedures, and work rules
  • Conduct safety meetings including tailgate meetings
  • Conduct interviews and select employees
  • Train employees

Education and Qualifications: An individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license required, Commercial driver’s license may be required
  • First aid, CPR and defensive driving course
  • Davey extension courses preferred
  • Experience as a Groundsperson or Tree Trimmer Trainee or related formal education or experience

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Obtain and maintain required licenses and certifications
  • Pesticide or another license, if required by state law

Supervisory Responsibilities: Manage, direct and supervise Foreman and field personnel, assign duties to crew members as necessary to safely and properly complete assigned tasks, duties or jobs



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 Surgery Company is a subsidiary of The Davey Tree Expert Company and provides a full range of utility tree care services and is based in Livermore, Calif.  Davey Tree 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


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