Position: Pre-Inspector Manager
Location: Sonoma, Willits, Oroville, Chico, Yuba City
Orion Managed Services, LLC is hiring Pre-Inspector Managers (PIMs ). These are full-time, hourly positions on Orion’s professional career track. Some overtime and weekend work may be required. Qualified individuals will possess:
Candidates should also have a minimum 2 years of prior tree crew experience, ideally for utility vegetation management. Candidates will have strong competency doing arboriculture work in and around high-voltage utility lines and be competent to supervise crew members who are responsible for pre-inspection of electric system rights-of-ways to determine vegetation management and clearance requirements for encroaching vegetation and hazard trees. Ideal candidates will also possess ISA arborist certificates as Utility Specialists and/or be certified as Master Arborists and have tree risk assessment qualification certifications (TRAQ). Certificates as climbing specialists and aerial lift specialists are a plus.
PIMs will oversee 5 to ten field arborists that will be responsible to assess vegetation encroachment and hazard trees within utility rights-of-ways. Working knowledge of stand-off distances (i.e., Minimum Violation Clearance Distances) for electric transmission and distribution power lines is a prerequisite. PIMs will document variances in accordance with utility standards and procedures and ensure data quality, accuracy, completeness, consistency, and daily production rates of their crews. Supervising Utility arborists will also be responsible to ensure their crews properly identify and document hazard trees both within and outside utility rights-of-ways. Candidates will identify crew data errors and deviations from utility standards and will identify corrective measures and train and coach their crews to meet a 98-percent accuracy rate for assessing vegetation management needs against utility standards.
A critical component of the PIM position is to ensure that their assigned crew members are effective at outreach to utility customers for requests for access to private property. PIMs will also ensure timely and effective follow-ups and ensure that customer experiences are positive. PIMs will coach their crews for effectiveness with customers and will also intervene to resolve customer concerns. Hazard trees will be assessed against utility standards and in accordance with utility procedures. Strong candidates will display good written and verbal communication skills.
Next Steps: Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must include “Open Position: Pre-Inspector Manager” in the subject line.