South Central Indiana REMC (SCI REMC) is a not-for-profit electric distribution, member-owned cooperative. The cooperative is a leader in distribution technology and is headquartered in a new and progressive facility in Martinsville, Indiana. SCI REMC serves seven counties including Morgan, Monroe, Owen, Brown, Johnson, Putnam and Clay with over 3,542 miles of energized lines and 33,549 meters serving 28,007 members. SCI REMC is also adding high-speed internet services using fiber optics cable to its homes and businesses in and near the service terrritory.
SCI Services, LLC is a subsidiary of SCI REMC and provides tree and vegetation clearance services to SCI REMC. SCI Services, LLC is a unique vegetation management company whose first priorities are its team members, safety of teamembers and the public and encouraging development and training for all team members along with other support for the entire company.
We currently have an opening for an entry level Ground Specialists and the main responsibilities of the position are listed below. Interested and potentially qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume through our website: www.sciremc.com/careers. Resumes or notices of interest are only accepted through the website.
No Phone Calls, Please!
Brief Position Description and Qualifications
The Ground Specialist safely loads and unloads trucks by hand or with booms, winches, skids, and dollies. Carries and lays out materials, tools, and equipment at the work site and furnishes these items to climbers manually or mechanically using lines, blocks, winches, and making a variety of knots in the lines and hitches to raise and lower items up and down the trees. Gives and relays hand signals to direct traffic. Drives a truck with an attached trailer or trailer/chipper and transports a tree clearance crew and their tools, materials, and equipment. Operates the controls for winches, booms, and spray equipment. Follows hand, voice, or other signals or views the work directly in positioning the truck at the site and in operating associated equipment. Must have a current motor vehicle operator’s license and must be capable of operating large motorized vehicles such as those used in tree clearance operations. Applicants with CDL or vegetation management certifications preferred. Successful candidates will be willing to work schedules such as 4 - 10 hour days and working into the evening hours.
Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds across uneven terrain. Position is physically demanding and mobile, reaching, forward bending, and balancing are daily activities.
Ability to crawl beneath large equipment with little ground clearance to maintain equipment.
Safely utilize chainsaw, handsaws, and other hand tools as needed to complete tasks.
Ability to obtain a CDL and drive company vehicles to worksites.
Uses hand, eye and foot coordination in driving the truck and/or trailer on and off the roads; actuating levers and pedals to operate the boom, winch, or winches; in climbing around on the vehicle or trailer; in stock-keeping; using small, common hand tools to service the truck, trailer and equipment, as well as splice a rope, etc. Uses hand lines and prescribed knots to raise and lower objects up and down trees.
Ability to drive personal vehicle to various show-up sites within the service area, as needed.
Adverse Working Conditions –
Works outdoors the year around under adverse weather conditions, especially during storm emergencies and sometimes when performing routine work. Works any hour of the day or night and for long periods at a time during storm emergencies and outages, as needed. Is exposed to hazards of working near power equipment, traffic, high voltage wires, and falling limbs. May also walk or stand in ground conditions of deep mud, snow, swamp, and poisonous plants. As contact person with customers, general public, etc., is subject to attack by vicious dogs and smaller pets.
SCI Services, LLC is an equal opportunity employer
SCI REMC is the largest electric cooperative in Indiana and is expanding services to include offering high-speed fiber to all 28,000+ members. Conveniently located about 1/2 hour south of Indianapolis, Indiana and 20 minutes north of Bloomington, Indiana.