The Davey Tree Expert Company


Columbus, OH, US, 43224

Additional Locations: Dayton, OH

Primary Locations: OH, Columbus, 3567 Westerville Rd., 43224 

Requisition ID: 159761

Position Overview

Assists line crew or network crew members by working on the ground, handing tools, and heavy materials to workers. Digs holes and pad ditches, and performs other similar work in support of telecommunication construction and maintenance of overhead and underground utilities. This position is the highest of a multi-step progression and is expected to know all aspects of Groundhand duties for DRG. Lower steps in this classification are expected to progress into all aspects of these duties. 

Job Duties

  • Passes tools to line crew or network crew members by acting as a general helper on the ground. 

  • Handles cables, conduits, and other materials as directed.

  • Assists in installing telecommunication fixtures. 

  • Assists line crew with setting poles and filling anchor holes by using a shovel or pick-ax. 

  • Clears undergrowth from right-of-way by using hand tools or saws. Piles debris to clear path. 

  • Performs general clean-up of job sites following completion of work.

  • Positions reels of electric cable beside trenches and lays heavy underground residential distribution (URD) cables in ditches and pads by shoveling fine soil around the cable. 

  • Assists telecom crew lineman with lowering and raising tools or other heavy materials to team members working below or above. 

  • Operates hand tools as authorized or trained. 

  • Notifies customers of impending disruption of service while lines are under repair. 

  • Flags traffic to protect employees and the public from potential harm or injury. 

  • May assist lineman as directed, operating a jackhammer, or using pry-bars to break concrete or rocks. 

  • May drive 3/4-ton or 1-ton pickup truck to the job site or to obtain supplies. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned in support of the project. Job duties are subject to change as directed by team leadership. 



  • Requires good mechanical/electrical aptitude. 

  • Must possess great communication skills. 

  • Prior electrical training is a plus. 

  • Requires valid driver's license: CDL license preferred. 

  • Other combinations of education/experience may be considered. 

Additional Information

Company Overview

Divisional Overview

Asset Management is a division of Davey Resource Group Inc. (DRG) which has been employee-owned since 1979. Asset Management specializes in managing the assets of utility companies throughout the U.S. by providing solutions, focused around the electrical and telecommunication industries. We believe in smart growth that continues to provide career advancement opportunities. We utilize cutting-edge technology to deliver proven solutions for 

utility companies with design, construction, and field inspection services. Asset Management is currently seeking motivated self-starters that can thrive in a fast-paced environment to learn and develop new skills to contribute to our group.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at Recruiting@davey.com.


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 75% 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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Nearest Major Market: Columbus