BC Plant Health Care

BC Plant Health Care is a progressive arboriculture services company which focuses on education, contemporary arboriculture practices and meticulous workmanship.  We carry full WCB and liability insurance as required by law and our plant health care focus is on environmentally friendly and biological treatments.  Our reputation is built on professional service, customer care and excellent customer satisfaction. We have been serving the lower mainland for over 18 years. Join our team by emailing your resume to arborcareer@bcplanthealthcare.com.

BC Plant Health Care 18465 53 Avenue, Surrey, BC, Canada
Oct 07, 2019
Full time
Are you ready to sink your roots into a company that will recognize you for the special skills and attributes you have to offer? Do you like the idea of working outside, sometimes at a height with a perspective many do not have the privilege of witnessing? How about the thought of working along side like-minded industry professionals who will literally show you the ropes of arboriculture? We’re local!   BC Plant Health Care prides itself on being a team of highly motivated, educated, and dedicated professionals who are committed to   keeping it green, one tree at a time ™. Over the past 18 years, the company has grown and adapted to the ever-changing urban environments of BC while proudly remaining a locally owned and operated business. We love green!   BC Plant Health Care has been recognized by the BBB and local communities as being a truly green company, incorporating eco-friendly techniques and approaches into our daily operations. This is achieved through initiatives like our company car pool program or live green roof. We also volunteer by planting trees, distributing saplings, and educating the public about the importance and benefits of trees. Get Paid to Learn!   If you are looking to kick-start a fulfilling, exciting, challenging - but rewarding career at a company that will support your personal and professional growth, please apply with your resume and cover letter to   arborcareer@bcplanthealthcare.com   !   We thank all those who apply, however only those who are requested for an interview will be contacted. Benefits: $18.00 - $24.00/hour Self-Directed Benefits Including Medical & Dental Vacation/Holidays Safety Allowance Education/Professional Development Allowance BCPHC supplies all climbing gear Safety Allowance for boots & chainsaw pants Employee Car-Pool Program. Duties An Arborist Apprentice 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 Arborists with arboricultural practices, equipment selection and maintenance, adhering to safety procedures, and occasional interactions with customers. Arboricultural Read and understand job details in a work order. Assist a tree climber in rigging and removing limbs and tree sections. Take down trees using spurs and an aerial lift truck under supervision. Prune small trees and shrubs under supervision. Limb and buck trees on the ground. Operate a chipper & specialized equipment, i.e. stump grinder, skidsteer, hi-ab, and airspade. Tree installation and transplanting. Integrated pest management and invasive species control. Root pruning and install root barriers. Storm cleanup. Equipment, Machine & Tool Use Choose and load necessary daily equipment. Perform daily inspections of equipment and vehicles. Drive vehicles including carpool cars, lift/chipper trucks, with or without trailers. Set up and take down of work site. Refuel, sharpen, maintain and safely operate power tools such as chainsaws and blowers. Inspect/maintain larger mobile equipment. Clean up of job site. Safe Work Practices Choose and inspect personal protective equipment. Inspect worksites and identify risks. Direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Complete aerial rescue and lift truck rescue training. Qualifications Minimum Education: High School Diploma. WHMIS Certificate Work experience in Arboriculture, Horticulture, Landscaping, Hardscaping preferred. Class 5 Drivers Licence or will pursue shortly after hire.
BC Plant Health Care 18465 53 Avenue, Surrey, BC, Canada
Oct 04, 2019
Full time
Arborist: Class A Purpose: Arborists will support their crews and General Foreman as a production-focused individual with knowledge and experience in all aspects of arboriculture, with excellent skills in all domains. 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: A Class A Arborist 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 Takedown and prune trees by climbing and aerial lift truck operations. Practice removals of Class 1-5 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 the company and ANSI Z133 Safety Standards. Equipment, Machine and Tool Use Choose and load the 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 and ISA Tree Worker. Must have ISA TRAQ and perform Aerial Tree Risk Assessments including reports. Must have at least 4 years of experience in climbing/aerial lift truck operation. Proven ability to be an effective and motivating Crew Leader. BCPHC’s Training Passport must be completed or accomplished shortly after. 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 relations skills with customers. Able to lead and motivate crews, set positive examples. Approaches learning and work in a flexible manner. Adheres to and promotes a 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 of clients all year round in diverse locations from private gardens and backyards, to public spaces, or remote areas. The 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 the 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: $29.00 - $33.00 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 is not extensive and is subject to change, other related duties may be asked/required of the employee.
BC Plant Health Care 18465 53 Avenue, Surrey, BC, Canada
Oct 04, 2019
Full time
Arborist: Class B Purpose: Arborists will support their crews and General Foreman as a production-focused individual with knowledge and experience in all aspects of arboriculture, with expertise in some domains. Specific Duties: A Class B Arborist 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 Takedown and prune trees by climbing and aerial lift truck operations. Practice removals of Class 1-4 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 the company and ANSI Z133 Safety Standards. Equipment, Machine and Tool Use Choose and load the 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 medium-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 apprentices as per competency testing training, present new tailgates to peers, and lead by example. Qualifications: Credentials/Education: ISA Certified Arborist and ISA Tree Worker. Must have 2-4 years of experience in climbing/aerial lift truck operation. Proven ability to be a Crew Leader. Class 5 Drivers License with Airbrakes Endorsement is required. Desire to pursue ISA TRAQ and Aerial Tree Risk Assessments. Possess and maintain a First Aid Certificate. Pesticide Applicator License is an asset. 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 of clients all year round in diverse locations from private gardens and backyards, to public spaces, or remote areas. The 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 the 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 relations skills with customers. Able to lead and motivate crews, set positive examples. Approaches learning and work in a flexible manner. Adheres to and promotes a strong safety-focused company culture. Income: $27.00 - $29.00 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 18465 53 Avenue, Surrey, BC, Canada
Oct 04, 2019
Full time
Arborist: Class C Purpose: Arborists will support their crews and General Foreman as a production-focused individual with knowledge and experience in all aspects of arboriculture. Specific Duties: A Class C Arborist 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 Takedown and prune trees by climbing and aerial lift truck operations. Practice removals of Class 1-3 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 the company and ANSI Z133 Safety Standards. Equipment, Machine and Tool Use Choose and load the 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: ISA Certified Arborist or equal Post-Secondary. Class 5 Drivers License with Airbrakes Endorsement is required. ISA Certified Tree Worker is an asset. Pesticide Applicator License is an asset. 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 of clients all year round in diverse locations from private gardens and backyards, to public spaces, or remote areas. The 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 the 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 relations skills with customers. Able to lead and motivate crews, set positive examples. Approaches learning and work in a flexible manner. Adheres to and promotes a strong safety-focused company culture. Income: $25.00 - $27.00 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 is not extensive and is subject to change, other related duties may be asked/required of the employee.
BC Plant Health Care 18465 53rd Avenue, Surrey, BC, Canada
Oct 04, 2019
Full time
CUA: General Foreman Purpose: This is a supervisory position that requires the individual to be production-focused and manage tree care crews while performing all aspects of arboriculture. General Foremen must have excellent skills and expertise in all aspects of arboriculture and utility arboriculture work.   Specific Duties: A Utility Arborist General Foreman 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 manage and lead crews safely and efficiently, office administration and paperwork, equipment distribution, training, crew scheduling and coordination, adhering to safety procedures, and interactions with customers [*] . Arboricultural Takedown & prune trees by climbing and aerial lift truck operations. Practice removals of Class 1-5 safely & efficiently. Perform tree risk assessments. 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 & 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 the company and ANSI Z133 Safety Standards. Equipment, Machine & Tool Use Perform, monitor and schedule equipment repair, maintenance, and service. Responsible for equipment sign out requests for employees. 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. Safe Work Practices Choose and inspect personal protective equipment. Inspect worksites and identify hazards. Complete aerial rescue and lift truck rescue training. Attend all district safety meetings. Supervisory & 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 and motivate coworkers to learn new skills and advance their careers. Update management with observations of employee's skills and competency demonstrations. Take on 24-Hour Emergency Paging System responsibilities. Work with management to schedule sold work. Present new tailgates to peers, offer training, and lead by example. Qualifications: Minimum Credentials/Education: Certified Utility Arborist, ISA Certified Arborist, and/or ISA Tree Worker. Must have at least 4 years of Utility Arboriculture experience or related. Has or will pursue ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessment Qualification. Ability to manage workload of large Municipal contracts. Familiarity with all tree species, common pests, and health issues. Proven ability to be a motivating and safety-focused supervisor and leader. BCPHC’s Training Passport must be completed. Class 5 Drivers License with Airbrakes Endorsement is required. Conduct Aerial Tree Risk Assessment including reporting. Possess and maintain a First Aid Certificate. Pesticide Applicator License is an asset. Relationships: Reports To: Operations Manager, District Manager(s), Safety & Training Officer. Direct/Indirect Reports: Arborist Apprentices, Crew Members. External Reports: Customers, Contractors, and Third-Party Organizations. Working Conditions: BCPHC performs services for a wide variety of clients all year round in diverse locations from private gardens and backyards, to public spaces, or remote areas. The 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 the ability to work outside is required for a successful career as an arborist. Office work needed to complete paperwork, and attend meetings/training. Knowledge, Skills & Other Attributes: Enjoys hands-on, physical & outdoor work. Proactive approach to personal & career growth. Leads all types of coworkers and crews. Effective communication skills – verbal & written. Demonstrates attention to detail & accuracy. Team-oriented work ethic. Result-focused work ethic. Flexible with extended hours of work/weekends. Collaborative & supportive. Able organize, delegate, and perform duties. Sensitivity to deadlines & time management. General understanding of financial aspects of services. Excellent public relations skills with customers. Able to lead & motivate crews, set positive examples. Approaches learning & work in a flexible manner. Strong commitment to safety and promotes a strong safety-focused company culture. I ncome: $33.00 - $36.00 per hour, depending on experience. [*]  Please note, the list of duties is not extensive and is subject to change, other related duties may be asked/required of the employee.