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Skilled Operative (Aboriculture)
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The main purpose of the role is to assist, generally as part of a team, in delivering hedge, tree and associated works on the highway. Roles are available in both our Wardle and Brunswick Depots.
Work as part of the highway maintenance operational team
Ensure that all works are completed safely
Hedge and tree pruning, pollarding, crown thinning, felling etc.
Tree climbing to carry out maintenance works
Soft estate maintenance works (e.g. grass cutting, strimming, etc.)
Traffic Management operations.
Receive daily briefings and understand risks and control measures required for the task
Complete daily record sheets and associated documents
Ensure that works are completed to the required standard and within required timescales
Report safety concerns
Ensure waste is dealt with in the appropriate manner
Assist with inspection of plant, machinery and vehicle
The post holder will be required to participate in out-of-hours winter maintenance and emergency response activities on a rota basis, which will sometimes involve working unsociable hours, weekends and public holidays.
Skills and Experience
Possesses multiple skills to carry out a variety of highway maintenance and construction tasks
Understands and behaves safely, encourages others to behave safely
Ability to deal effectively with peers, client representatives and the general public
Able to take responsibility for setting and operating traffic management
Able to give clear basic instruction
Encourages other members of the team by example
Take personal responsibility for work produced, makes decisions and provides detailed solutions when escalating decisions upwards
Preference in holding driving licenses, HGV 2 / 7.5 ton & car.
Minimum of 5 years highways maintenance experience
Winter Maintenance and emergency response
12 A/B Traffic Management
Hedge and tree maintenance to include use of hedge cutters, chainsaws, pole pruners, climbing
Valid CSCS card
- Salary: TBC - depending on experience
- Type: Permanent
- Location: Cheshire
- Career Level: n/a
- Terms: n/a
- Keywords: Operative