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Mulcher Operator - Tree Cutter

Highland Council
Full time
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SSE plc
Mining, resources & energy
10,001+ employees
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What is the Role?

Base Location: Inverness

Salary: £26,609 - £35,892 depending upon skills and experience + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Remote Controlled Mulching Machine Operator / Tree Cutter to join our in-house vegetation management team.

Key Responsibilities:

- You will work within a highly skilled team involved in all aspects of vegetation management around our overhead and underground networks as well as substations and other Transmission assets.

- You will be responsible for the daily maintenance and operation of a Green Climber LV800 remote-controlled mulching machine ensuring all mulching requirements are conducted safely, efficiently, and effectively to meet delivery targets.

- You will also be involved with assisting the wider team conducting other tree cutting activities.

- You will understand the relevant industry legislation and safety guidelines associated with conducting arboriculture work within the proximity off power lines.

- Involved with both internal and external tree cutting teams to ensure work is completed to a high standard.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Previous experience in operating and maintaining mulching or similar machines would be advantageous although full training would be provided.

- Experience in tree cutting or similar industry with some relevant NPTC qualifications for chainsaw work would be a bonus, however not essential as training would be provided.

- Enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to changing business and project priorities.

- High regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do is a key priority.

- Effective communication, customer relationship skills and a commitment to always providing a high-level service.

- A full, current driving license is essential along with trailer towing, categories B + C.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Iona on / 01738 344049.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.