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BC Plant Health Care Surrey, BC, Canada
Apr 18, 2018
Full time
Consulting Arborist & Training Provider Purpose: Personnel in this position will work closely with the R&D, Consulting & Training Manager, coworkers, clients, and the public providing an abundance of knowledge in arboriculture through written reports, education, and training sessions. The job is a combination of field and office work. The individual will be responsible for producing professional quality reports based on their observations, assessments, data gathered on site, and review of plans and documents. As a Subject Matter Expert in the field of arboriculture, they are a valuable resource to the continuous training and development of staff and the community. Specific Duties: A Consulting Arborist & Training Provider Coordinator will have a variety of tasks to perform daily, varying by the work acquired through the sales and consulting team. The main priorities are to perform field work, tree inventories, tree risk assessments, advise on the preservation of trees, prepare written reports, liaise information to clients, coordinate and provide arboriculture training and seminars, assist with consulting and training sales, and demonstrate a high level of competency and adherence to ANSI Standards, ISA Best Management Practices and Code of Ethics, and company safety policies and procedures.  This role includes mentoring those who have career paths in consulting, training, and furthering a career in arboriculture. Consulting Perform tree resource inventories and management plans Perform impact evaluations Perform development impact appraisals, and produce tree preservation and tree replacement plans Perform tree valuations Perform tree risk assessments Safely operate and gather data with equipment such as an Urban Forest Metrix®, Airspade®, AirKnife®, TreeRadar® and Resistograph®. Ascend trees to perform aerial inspections, obtain observations/data, with experience in performing all duties as a climbing arborist. Prepare written reports on all aspects of arboricultural consulting. Create detailed visual aids to accompany reports, using photo editing programs, Adobe software and computer-aided drafting systems such as CADD. Present data gathered in a comprehensible manner, specific to the intended audience. Understand, interpret and apply knowledge of municipal tree bylaws. Training Host or assist the R&D, Consulting & Training Manager in the provision of arboriculture and safety courses and seminars for company staff and/or the public. Create lesson/training plans for courses offered to internal and external parties. Create visual aids and/or handouts to augment knowledge capture for attendees. Demonstrate expertise in course topic areas such as: ISA Certification/Qualification exams, chainsaw safety & operation, aerial rescue, aerial lift truck operations/rescue, basic pruning, tree planting, consulting tools, report writing, etc. Safety Follow, abide, and lead by example in all safety policies and procedures established by ANSI Z133 and BC Plant Health Care. Support Safety & Training staff in the continuous improvement of company and industry safety standards through review and subject matter expertise. Participate in safety meetings and encourage safe work practices to all staff. Qualifications: Must be an ISA Certified Arborist and have current ISA TRAQ qualification. Must have at minimum (3) three years of comprehensive arboricultural experience. Must possess a Class 5 Drivers Licence with Air Brakes Endorsement and without serious contraventions, able to drive company vehicles including trucks. Must be proficient in digital photography. CADD experience or education is strongly recommended. Have knowledge and familiarity of competitors within local demographics, marketing campaigns and sales materials to meet and exceed the industry standards of report writing with a strong emphasis for on-site consulting, tree risk assessment, land use and development, and tree management plans. Knowledge, Skills & Other Attributes:   Excellent verbal communication skills.   Proactive approach to personal & career growth.   Comfortable with public speaking.   Professional and persuasive written communication.   High attention to detail & accuracy.   Result-focused work ethic.   Collaborative & supportive of team members.   Sensitivity to deadlines & time management.   Strong interpersonal skills with clients.   Flexible with extended hours of work.   Ability to delegate, prioritize and multi-task.   Able to lead & motivate others, set positive examples.   Intermediate computer skills in MS Office & CADD software/similar systems.   Adheres to & promotes strong safety-focused company culture. Relationships: Reports To: R&D, Consulting & Training Manager, Operations Manager, District Managers, Safety & Training Officers External Reports: Customers, Training Attendees, Contractors, and Third-Party Organizations. Working Conditions: Can vary depending on consulting projects acquired by sales and consulting team. Outdoor work sites can vary throughout BC Lower Mainland and beyond. Work time is split between field work gathering data and office time preparing reports, course content for training, and hosting training seminars/courses. Physical fitness is an asset and ability to safely ascend trees may be necessary for jobs. Income: $64,000 - $68,000 annually, depending on experience. Benefits:   Self Directed Benefits Package   Company Vehicle   Medical & Dental   Paid Vacation/Holidays   Safety Allowance   Life, AD&D, & Critical Illness Insurance   Education/Professional Development Allowance  
BC Plant Health Care Surrey, BC, Canada
Apr 18, 2018
Full time
Assistant District Manager Purpose: The Assistant District Manager is a role which supports the District Manager(s) and Operations Manager in the acquisition of customers, assessments, sale of services, scheduling of work, and supervision of their subordinates.  As this is a management role, they are expected to be subject matter experts in all aspects of arboriculture and safe work practices, to lead by example and act as a mentor and motivator for their peers. Specific Duties: This position is a combination of sales, office administration, supervision, and quality control. The main priorities are to quote and sell clients our arboriculture services, perform tree risk assessments and analysis, ensure safe work procedures are being followed by crews, assist in scheduling work, and supervise their subordinates. Sales and Customer Acquisition Meet with residential, commercial, municipal, and other clients to provide assessments, quotes, and professional guidance on their arboricultural needs. Use a proactive approach to achieve required sales goals. Be familiar with local competitors, marketing campaigns, and sales materials/strategies to meet sales goals. Analyze sell-through information to project seasonal sales, and identify inconsistencies. Perform sales forecasting and recommend forecasting revisions. Cross-sell and up-sell clients to provide more comprehensive tree services. Support the acquisition and retention of customers. Understanding of financial aspects of operations and accurately quoting/scheduling accordingly. Represent and promote the company and services. Administration and Scheduling Effectively quote and prepare proposals for customers. Accurately forecast manpower and resources needed to complete work to be sold. Prepare quotes, work orders, and arborist reports for clients. Coordinate, delegate, and assist in allocation and scheduling of work across districts. Assist in the coordination and use and maintenance of company vehicles and equipment. Provide feedback and guidance in organizing office workflow to ensure efficiency, accuracy, quality of work, and profitability. Participate in 24-hour Emergency Paging System responsibilities.   Safety Ambassador Demonstrate a high level of competency and adherence to ANSI Z133 and company safety policies and procedures. Lead crews by example through monitoring performing all arboricultural services to the highest level of safety and efficiency. Visit various crews/sites and perform safe work observations. Provide immediate feedback from safe work observations and discipline for violations when necessary. Participate in weekly safety meetings with crews, propose topics of discussion. Perform tree risk assessments/other consulting tasks. Supervision and Mentorship Act as a mentor for assigned coworkers, check-in with them regularly. Schedule periodic performance reviews with mentees. Act as a coach to facilitate work improvements in safety, quality, and efficiency. Promote positive work relationships and company culture. Encourage employee personal and professional development through guidance and suggestions for further training and education. Recognize and praise positive work behaviours. Offer constructive feedback on areas of improvement on employee performance, attitudes and behaviours. Create goals in collaboration with mentees to measure performance against. Qualifications: Must have at least two years of sales experience in arboriculture and/or horticulture. Must be an ISA Certified Arborist. Must have ISA Tree Risk Assessor Qualification. Must possess a Class 5 Drivers Licence with Air Brakes endorsement and without serious contraventions, able to drive company vehicles including trucks. Knowledge, Skills and Other Attributes:   Excellent verbal communication skills.   Proactive approach to personal and career growth.   Build rapport with crews and clients.    Professional and persuasive written communication.   High attention to detail and accuracy.   Proven incident investigation skills and techniques.   Collaborative and supportive of team members.   Sensitivity to deadlines and time management.   Strong interpersonal skills with crew/clients.   Flexible with extended hours of work.   Ability to delegate, prioritize and multi-task.   Effectively lead and motivate others.   Intermediate computer skills in MS Office and other reporting software(s)   Acts as a safety ambassador to promote a strong safety-focused company culture. Relationships: Reports To: District Manager, Operations Manager, Owners. Direct/Indirect Reports: General Foreman, Arborists, Apprentices. External Reports: Customers, Municipalities, Suppliers, Contractors, and Third-Party Organizations. Working Conditions: Can vary depending on sale sites, work site locations and projects acquired by the consulting team. Outdoor work sites can vary throughout BC Lower Mainland and beyond. Work time is heavily weighted on visiting prospective worksites, and performing safe work observations, with office time preparing quotes, work orders, reports, administrative duties, and attending all safety and manager meetings. Physical fitness is an asset and ability to safely ascend trees is necessary. Income: $66,000 - $71,000 annually, depending on experience. Annual performance bonus. Benefits:   Self Directed Benefits Package   Company Vehicle   Medical, Dental, and Insurance Options   Paid Vacation/Holidays   PPE Safety Allowance   Education/Professional Development Allowance  
BC Plant Health Care Surrey, BC, Canada
Apr 18, 2018
Full time
Arborist – P3 Purpose: Arborists will support their crews and General Foreman as an production-focused individual with knowledge and experience in all aspects of arboriculture, with a greater focus on pruning. Specific Duties: An Arborist P III will have a variety of duties and tasks to perform daily, varying by the type of work being done at each given site. The main priorities are to assist General Foremen with arboricultural practices, equipment selection and maintenance, adhering to safety procedures, lead/assist in leading crews, and interactions with customers [*] . Arboricultural Take down and prune trees by climbing and aerial lift truck operations. Practice removals safely and efficiently. Assist a tree climber in rigging and removing limbs and tree sections. Able to work as a second arborist/climber. Pruning trees and shrubs, hedge shearing. Limb and buck trees on the ground. Operate a chipper and other specialized equipment, i.e. stump grinder, skid steer, hi-ab, and airspade. Tree and plant relocation, installation and transplanting. Integrated pest management and invasive species control. Root pruning and install root barriers. Storm cleanup. Ensure all work is performed to company and ANSI Z133 Safety Standards. Equipment, Machine and Tool Use Choose and load necessary daily equipment. Perform daily inspections of equipment and vehicles. Drive vehicles including carpool cars, lift/chipper trucks, or trailers. Set up and take down of work site. Refuel, sharpen and/or operate a chainsaw. Able to practice basic maintenance on all arborist tools. Inspect/maintenance equipment when applicable. Clean up of job site.   Safe Work Practices Choose and inspect personal protective equipment. Inspect worksites and identify hazards. Flag vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Complete aerial rescue and lift truck rescue training. Other Lead or assist in leading small crews according to BCPHC’s policies and values. Positively interact with customers, providing information when applicable. Accurately document safety records, work orders, tailgates and other correspondence. Possibly train apprentices as per competency testing/training. Qualifications: Credentials/Education: Post Secondary in related field or Arborist Technician Certification. Actively pursuing ISA Certified Arborist. Class 5 Drivers License. Airbrakes Endorsement or to be accomplished shortly after. Pesticide Applicator License is an asset. Working Conditions: BCPHC performs services for a wide variety or clients all year around in diverse locations from private gardens and backyards, to public spaces, or remote areas. Majority of work time is spent in the field operating heavy machinery or hand tools, performing arboricultural services, clean-up, and being courteous to customers. Physical fitness and ability to work outside is required for a successful career as an arborist. Occasional office work needed to complete paperwork, and attend meetings/training. Knowledge, Skills and Other Attributes:   Enjoys hands-on, physical and outdoor work.   Proactive approach to personal and career growth.   Works well on teams and crews.   Effective communication skills – verbal and written.   Demonstrates attention to detail and accuracy.   Result-focused work ethic.   Collaborative and supportive.   Sensitivity to deadlines and time management.   Good public relation skills with customers.   Able to lead and motivate crews, set positive examples.   Approaches learning and work in a flexible manner.   Adheres to and promotes strong safety-focused company culture.   Relationships: Reports To: Operations Manager, District Manager(s), Safety & Training Officer, General Foreman. Direct/Indirect Reports: Arborist Apprentices, Crew Members. External Reports: Customers, Contractors, and Third-Party Organizations. Income: $23.00 - $25.00 per hour, depending on experience. Benefits:   Self Directed Benefits Package   Employee Carpool Program   Medical, Dental, and Insurance Options   Paid Vacation/Holidays   PPE Safety Allowance   Education/Professional Development Allowance [*]  Please note, the list of duties below is not extensive and is subject to change, other related duties may be asked/required of the employee.
BC Plant Health Care Surrey, BC, Canada
Apr 18, 2018
Full time
Arborist – P 1 Purpose: Arborists will support their crews and General Foreman as an production-focused individual with knowledge and experience in all aspects of arboriculture, with excellent skills in pruning . They are able to train other arborists and apprentices, supervise and instruct production crews in all phases of professional tree care work. They will ensure all work from their crews are performed to company and industry standards through leading by example. Specific Duties: An Arborist P I will have a variety of duties and tasks to perform daily, varying by the type of work being done at each given site. The main priorities are to lead crews and assist General Foremen with arboricultural practices, equipment selection and maintenance, adhering to safety procedures, and interactions with customers [*] . Arboricultural Take down and prune trees by climbing and aerial lift truck operations. Practice removals safely and efficiently. Able to perform cable and bracing. Work as an arborist/climber. Pruning trees and shrubs, hedge shearing. Limb and buck trees on the ground. Operate a chipper and other specialized equipment, i.e. stump grinder, skid steer, hi-ab, and airspade. Tree and plant relocation, installation and transplanting. Integrated pest management, PHC diagnosis/treatment, and invasive species control. Root pruning and install root barriers. Storm cleanup. Ensure all work is performed to company and ANSI Z133 Safety Standards. Equipment, Machine and Tool Use Choose and load necessary daily equipment. Perform daily inspections of equipment and vehicles. Drive vehicles including carpool cars, lift/chipper trucks, or trailers. Set up and take down of work site. Refuel, sharpen and/or operate a chainsaw. Able to practice maintenance on all arborist tools. Inspect/maintenance equipment when applicable. Clean up of job site.   Safe Work Practices Choose and inspect personal protective equipment. Inspect worksites and identify hazards. Flag vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Complete aerial rescue and lift truck rescue training. Other Lead large sized crews according to BCPHC’s policies and core values. Positively interact with and retain customers, providing information when applicable. Accurately document safety records, work orders, tailgates and other correspondence. Train arborists and apprentices as per competency testing training, present new tailgates to peers, and lead by example. Qualifications: Credentials/Education: ISA Certified Arborist. ISA Tree Worker is an asset. Must have at least 4 years of experience in climbing/aerial lift truck operation. Proven ability to be an effective and motivating Crew Leader. Completion of BCPHC’s Training Passport , must be pursued. Class 5 Drivers License with Airbrakes Endorsement is required. Possess and maintain a First Aid Certificate. Pesticide Applicator License is an asset. Knowledge, Skills and Other Attributes:   Enjoys hands-on, physical and outdoor work.   Proactive approach to personal and career growth.   Works well on teams and crews.   Effective communication skills – verbal and written.   Demonstrates attention to detail and accuracy.   Result-focused work ethic.   Collaborative and supportive.   Sensitivity to deadlines and time management.   Strong interpersonal skills with clients/crew.   Desire to pursue sales.   Good public relation skills with customers.   Able to lead and motivate crews, set positive examples.   Approaches learning and work in a flexible manner.   Adheres to and promotes strong safety-focused company culture. Relationships: Reports To: Operations Manager, District Manager(s), Safety & Training Officer, General Foreman. Direct/Indirect Reports: Arborist Apprentices, Crew Members. External Reports: Customers, Contractors, and Third-Party Organizations.   Working Conditions: BCPHC performs services for a wide variety or clients all year around in diverse locations from private gardens and backyards, to public spaces, or remote areas. Majority of work time is spent in the field operating heavy machinery or hand tools, performing arboricultural services, clean-up, and being courteous to customers. Physical fitness and ability to work outside is required for a successful career as an arborist. Occasional office work needed to complete paperwork, and attend meetings/training. Income: $27.00 - $31.00 per hour, depending on experience. Benefits:   Self Directed Benefits Package   Employee Carpool Program   Medical, Dental, and Insurance Options   Paid Vacation/Holidays   PPE Safety Allowance   Education/Professional Development Allowance   [*]  Please note, the list of duties below is not extensive and is subject to change, other related duties may be asked/required of the employee.