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Brush Crew


Position Title: 

Brush Crew

Reports To: 

Manager

Department: 

Trail Maintenance

GENERAL PURPOSE:

To assist all trail maintenance crew members in the construction and maintenance of ski trails during the summer, in preparation for the winter ski season.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Brush trails with brush saws, mowers, chainsaws and hand clippers
  • Pile , burn or otherwise dispose of slash
  • Revegetate hillside, planting grasses, spreading seed and mulch
  • Maintain tools and equipment daily
  • Check all safety equipment daily for proper function.
  • Use all safety equipment and procedures at all times. Be aware of the safety of self and others working around machines at all times.
  • Report any existing or potential safety hazard to supervisor immediately.


OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
:

  • Dig post holes, erect gates and other construction duties as assigned
  • Clean up trash
  • Other duties as assigned

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Basic knowledge of heavy construction, farming, logging and skiing. Alertness, concentration, judgment, precision, agility, auditory discrimination, spatial perception, memory, reasoning, initiative, aesthetic sense and olfactory discrimination are necessary abilities.

 

Special Certifications/Licensing:  Valid Colorado Driver’s License.

 

Education or Formal Training:  None required.

 

Experience:  Brush saw, chainsaw and heavy equipment operation preferred.

 

 

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED: Hand tools, power saws, gasoline, oil, lubricants and simple office equipment.

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

99% of the work day is spent outdoors in a mountain forest environment, in changing weather conditions including, but not limited to: extreme cold and heat, wind, snow, rain, thunder and lightening storms.  30% of the work day is spent standing and 60% is spent walking on uneven terrain.  10% of the work day is spent sitting.

Frequently balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, handling, talking and listening, near and far acuity, depth perception, color and field of vision. Occasionally climbing, crawling, fingering, feeling, smelling.  Frequently lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects weighing up to 100 pounds.

Noise levels reach up to 100 decibels for 90% of the work day.  Frequent exposure to vibration, fumes and dusts in the atmosphere.  Occasional exposure to odors, mists, gases and poor ventilation.  Potential hazards include mechanical, radiant energy, electrical, high exposed worksite, burns and explosives.

 

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