Aerial rescue qualified ground staff Wanted - Irvine

Ground Staff Irvine, Scotland (United Kingdom) Full Time£26,000 - £32,000 (GBP)

About the job

Since expanding our arboricultural operations department into Southern Scotland we have been succesful in securing a number of contracts and as such are looking to grow our teams based in our Irvine depot

We are looking for an aerial rescue qualified groundsman to work alongside our qualified and competent arborists. You might be a new entrant into the industry looking for an opportunity to learn and grow into a full time climbing arborist or you might be an experienced groundsman with the qualifications and ability to perform an aerial rescue should the situation ever arise

With new vehicles, tools, plant and machinery you wont find yourself bashing the chipper with a hammer to make it work and you won't be working till 6pm on a Friday evening.

We believe in providing a safe working environment and a healthy work life balance. Whilst overtime is often available its the exception not the norm

You will have a wide range of work locations and types across our suite of contracts and you'll be working alongside positive and likeminded arborists who want to deliver the best results

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Preferred Skills

Ideal candidates will have:

Full clean driving licence

NPTC CS 30 / 31/ 38 (Level 2 award in chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting, Level 2 award in felling and processing trees up to 380mm, level 2 award in accessing tree using rope and harness, level 3 award in aerial tree rescue)

Emergency first aid at work F+

An enhanced DBS check will be required

Benefits Offered

40 hours per week Mon - Fri

Full time employed position - 6 month probation period

Top of the range PPE, uniform, tools, plant and equipment

Ongoing training and development, refresher training and upskilling

Long term career prospects

About the Company

John O'Conner (GM) Ltd

Founded in 1969, John O’Conner is a privately owned company that keeps people at its heart. We are dedicated to the continuous development of each and every employee, and that commitment is reflected by the high-quality services we deliver to our clients. Operating throughout the UK, we provide extensive Arboriculture, grounds maintenance and landscaping services to both public and private sectors.

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