Supervisor / General Foreman | Brattleboro, VT

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Brattleboro, 10 Vernon St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
  • Apr 03, 2021

Job Description

Requisition Number: 118027  
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: 3 - 5 years 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 


POSITION: Supervisor/General Foreman — Utility Line Clearance


Starting Date:

Applications accepted until suitable candidate is selected.


Davey Utility Line Clearance, a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company, is pleased to offer a key opportunity in the field of Utility Line Clearance as a Supervisor/General Foreman. Davey is a leader in the tree care, utility line clearing and forestry consulting industries throughout the US and Canada.


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


Duties, Functions and Responsibilities: Includes some or all the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Develop and motivate crew members to achieve desired productivity and job performance.
  • Follow applicable laws and regulations.
  • Understand and follow all company policies, procedures, and work rules.
  • Discipline employees who violate company policies or procedures.
  • Understand and implement accident control program.
  • Investigate accidents and promptly report to appropriate persons/entities.
  • Settle promptly all damage complaints that stem from production activities.
  • Maintain assigned equipment in an efficient, safe, and economical manner (truck, chipper, crane, aerial lift, sprayer, hand saw, chain saw, sledgehammer, dump truck, shovel, rake, ropes, pulleys, and related equipment)
  • Understand and implement preventative maintenance on equipment.
  • Conduct safety meetings including tailgate meetings.
  • Conduct interviews and select employees.
  • Train employees.
  • Understand and perform first aid, CPR, and aerial rescue procedures.



  • Customer Service

       Respond appropriately to requests for service and assistance.

  • Teamwork

       Balance team and individual responsibilities.

       Contribute to building a productive and effective team environment.

  • Communication

       Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

       Communication is required for moderate (80’) distances while equipment is operating.

       Bi-lingual in Spanish is beneficial.

  • Safety

       Observe and follow safety and security procedures.

       Determine and apply appropriate action using guidelines and training.

       Report and correct unsafe or potentially unsafe conditions

       Use and maintain equipment and materials properly.


Education and Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license required; Commercial driver’s license may be required.
  • Obtain and maintain required licenses and certifications. Pesticide or other license, if required by state law First aid, CPR, and defensive driving course
  • Davey extension courses preferred.
  • Experience as a Groundperson or Tree Trimmer Trainee or related formal education or experience.
  • Ability to perform basic math computations.
  • Basic computer skills required.


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described are representative of those employees encounter while performing the essential functions of this Job.

  • Moving mechanical parts
  • Outdoor weather conditions and environments (extreme cold/heat, wet/humid conditions)
  • Work in high, precarious places, including aloft in trees.
  • Fumes and airborne particles
  • Risk of electrical shock
  • Uneven terrain and hiking
  • Exposure to a variety of vegetation, animals, insects, and other potential impediments to completing job requirements.


Demands: The demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Exert up to 100lbs of force occasionally, up to 50lbs of force frequently and up to 20lbs of force constantly to move objects.
  • Exert enough force to lift own body weight up a rope into a tree.
  • Climb (i.e., trees, ladders) using feet, legs, arms, and hands.
  • Stand and walk at and around the work site.
  • Reach (i.e., extending arms, hands, and fingers) and handle (holding and grasping tools, limbs, etc.) and twist.
  • Balance (when using equipment) pull and push (i.e., wheelbarrow)
  • See and judge the distance of objects.
  • Perform the desired tasks in the presence of distractions or work frustrations.
  • Obtain and select pertinent information through investigative, observation and questioning, including organizing and combining different pieces of information into meaningful order to identify problems.
  • Regular and timely attendance


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Full time hourly position. Compensation based on qualifications and experience. Davey Tree offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and full-time position includes option to buy company stock after one year. Access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses. Pre-employment Drug Screen, E-verify Social Security Number verification, and criminal background check required.

The Davey Tree Expert Company and Davey Tree Surgery are Equal Opportunity Employers. Davey is Employee Owned. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply

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


If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at



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