Project-Based Installer

Posted By: John Nixon Installer,

Position Project-Based Installer
Date Needed 03-25-2024
Organization Bonsai Design, LLC
City Grand Junction
Country United States
State/Province/Region Colorado
Primary Category
Typer of Position
Education Requirements
High School / GED
Salary $18.00 - $26.00 Per Hour DOE


How to Apply / Contact

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Description & Details:


Installers are the front line for each installation project. As part of a team, these craftsmen are the key component to the completion of a successful project and product. Each hour of hard work translates into an amazing product for many to enjoy for years to come.


  • Comply with all Bonsai policies & procedures including proper use and maintenance of Bonsai tools, equipment, and vehicles
  • Primary equipment and materials manager when working on a small installation team
  • Hiking & hauling materials through rough terrain
  • Rope access work: ascending, descending, work positioning, tying knots, splicing, & rope care
  • Perform carpentry & rigging tasks as needed
  • Construction of trails as needed
  • If qualified; tree access, pruning, & felling work, as needed
  • If qualified; operation of heavy equipment, as needed
  • Working in a team of two to four on a daily basis to install zip line/canopy tours, aerial adventure parks, challenge courses and other aerial adventure courses
  • Helping to ensure the construction processes are in compliance with Bonsai and industry standards
  • Communication with all crew members to facilitate the completion of the project as a whole
  • Completing, reporting, and/or documenting various daily tasks to the Foreman’s and Superintendent’s satisfaction
  • Following proper safety & radio communication protocol
  • Managing and mitigating risk whenever possible
  • In the event of an emergency, assisting to enact the Emergency Action Plan
  • Completing periodic rescue practice and testing
  • Complying with the PPE management system and properly inspecting PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Working with project management to regularly update personal ACCT, OSHA, & Bonsai Experience Portfolios
  • Other duties as assigned per Bonsai company needs


  • 100% availability for travel and willingness to live and work on project sites for two to four months at a time
  • Must be physically able to:
    • Work outside in all weather conditions including extreme heat, extreme cold, and precipitation
    • Work at high elevations
    • Be able to lift up to 70 pounds
  • A positive attitude and excellent communication skills
  • A professional demeanor with a team-oriented work ethic
  • The ability to work independently and maintain a high level of productivity
  • A commitment to working at a level that meets or exceeds industry standards
  • A willingness or desire to travel for long periods of time throughout the year
  • A commitment to respect, support, and work in harmony with the ethos, vision, and values of Bonsai Design
  • Must be able to provide and to understand written and verbal instructions to/from jobsite staff
  • Must have the ability to learn and to quickly become familiar with Bonsai’s design concepts
  • Must be able to work/live with coworkers on a daily basis and be respectful of shared housing spaces


  • Experienced with high-angle work and/or rescues; experience on a construction crew
  • Experience or training in general repairs including small engine, automotive, tools, etc.
  • Experience with tools and hardware of various kinds; experience with trail building
  • Familiar with industry standards and common practices
  • CPR, AED, and First Aid or higher medical certification
  • Certified as a Level 1 or 2 Zip Line Guide
  • Previous experience in one of the following areas is recommended:
    • Working as a facilitator, builder, or maintenance on challenge courses and/or zip lines
    • Rock climbing experience
    • Arboreal experience
    • Carpentry, rigging, and/or welding experience


  • Installers are paid $18.00 - $26.00 per hour (based on experience)
  • Travel to and from the job, meals ($55/day meal per diem) and housing are paid for by Bonsai when employee is away from home