Townsend Tree Service (Utility)


Job Locations US-PA-Blairsville | US-PA-Altoona | US-PA-Indiana | US-PA-Brookville | US-PA-DuBois | US-PA-Punxsutawney
General Labor (Field)
Regular Full-Time


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Townsend Tree Service is an operating unit of The Townsend Corporation providing tree-trimming, clearance and integrated vegetation management services for power and communication lines, pipelines and roadways.


We possess extensive equipment capabilities and resources, with one of the largest fleets of All Terrain Aerial Buckets (ATAB), Right-of-Way (ROW) brush mowers, spray application equipment and other specialty tools.


With the use of modern IVM techniques and advanced herbicides that target invasive species, Townsend provides the best in habitat management. With our research partners, Townsend helps redefine right of way stewardship, producing benefits like improved motorist safety, better service crew access, lower maintenance costs, improved drainage and enhanced aesthetics.


As an operating unit of the larger Townsend Corporation, Townsend Tree Service is held to the same commitment to safety and quality. These are the same standards that have guided the Townsend Corporation for over six decades.


Position Description

A Foreperson coordinates operations and oversees tree crew personnel. This position provides management and leadership to a tree crew while performing assigned jobs. The Foreperson communicates with the General Foreperson daily regarding all aspects of the job.


Duties Include

Essential Functions:

  • Receives and interprets orders for tree trimming and spraying from the General Foreperson
  • Plans and lays out daily work for the crew
  • Assigns work for individual crew members and directs crews in performing work
  • Enforces safe work practices, as experience, judgment, company policy, and OSHA specifies
  • Obtains oral or written permission from property owners to trim or remove trees and apply herbicides
  • Promotes and maintains good customer and public relations through effective completion of assigned work and the appropriate behavior of employees on the crew
  • Maintains accurate records, timesheets, and reports related to the performance of the crew operations
  • Safeguards the public from hazards in and around work areas
  • Inspects and makes or provides for repairs to tools, trucks, and other equipment
  • Conducts field training/retraining and instructs crews on new or revised job units
  • Works around hazardous equipment
  • Works in proximity to energized power lines
  • Works around excessive noise from machines, chain saws, woodchippers, and other equipment with hearing protection
  • Works in all temperatures and weather and will be exposed to nature, such as irritating plants and biting or stinging insects, dust, etc.
  • Works at varying heights above ground and on unlevel terrain

Secondary Duties:

  • Ability to read and understand work orders, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Demonstrates knowledge of problem-solving techniques
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others
  • Ability to operate assigned equipment required for the job
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions
  • Performs other duties as assigned


What You’ll Bring to the Team

  • Must be able to wear necessary PPE as required
  • Must be able to drive an approved company vehicle safely
  • Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, such as rain, heat, sun, cold
  • Must be able to traverse various terrains
  • Must be able to write, read and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information
  • Must be able to work with hands above head for extended periods
  • Must be able to walk, climb and work from ladders, or at various heights, on uneven and slippery surfaces
  • Must be able to work efficiently and effectively from heights
  • Must be able to operate and service all required tools and equipment
  • Must have excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the reporting location
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Experience with a tree care/maintenance program, including but not limited to the operation of stump grinders, chippers, chipper trucks, bucket trucks, and other tree-related equipment
  • Must have an acceptable driving record
  • May be required to pass a Department of Transportation physical examination to obtain the appropriate Commercial Driver’s License
  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements of the position
  • Pass all drug and alcohol screens as required by Company policy and, if applicable, required by DOT regulations
  • Be at least 18 years of age, or 21 if CDL is required
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States


  • High School diploma or GED preferred
  • Conversational knowledge of the Spanish language


Why Townsend?

Townsend’s number one core value is Safety; we operate a strict Drug Free workplace. A condition of employment is passing a drug screening and routine background checks. Vehicle operators will be required to have and maintain safe driving records and licenses.


Our Goal is to assure that all employees work safely and return home safely to their families every day.


Competitive Benefits + Compensation

Townsend and its family of companies are committed to employees, their development and their well-being. Townsend offers full-time employees with a variety of voluntary benefit plans.

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Paid Time Off to balance Work and Family
  • Health Care
  • Vision Care
  • Dental Care
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • 401K Plan
  • Life Insurance

These benefits help employees and their families to maintain a high quality of life, both professionally and personally.


The Townsend Corporation and its family of companies are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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