Climbing Arborist or Arborist Apprentice

  • Treecologic Inc.
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full time Climber Grounds person Utility Arborist

Job Description

Experience: Experience not required but considered a major asset 

Contract Length: 9 to 12 months with option for renewal (a lay off period January - mid March may occur depending on weather and workload at the time) 

 

Wage: $13 - $21 depending on experience level and performance with room to grow

 

Benefits:

Health and dental benefits offered after a probationary period

Training and seminar opportunities through ISA and affiliate groups

Temporary housing can be discussed for candidates from out of province

Financial support for gaining further credentials and designations

 

Job Responsibilities

Perform daily safety inspections of equipment and tools prior to work

Use safe driving practices traveling to and from job sites

Perform work in a safe and observant manor as directed by crew leader

Participate in maintenance of tools and equipment at the shop and on the jobsite

Participate in post job cleanup of work sites

Conduct oneself in a courteous and professional manner on the job site and when dealing with customers

Willingness to learn and develop skills and abilities at all times

A positive and progressive attitude is a must

 

Job Requirements:

Grade 12 education

Must be physically fit, willing to work outside in various weather conditions and perform heavy labor

Valid “G” driver’s license with clean record

Willing to periodically work on Saturdays, and longer days when needed

Willing to travel with the company when “Storm chasing” opportunities arise

Comfortable working around and with heavy machinery

 

Considered Major Assets: 

Post-secondary certificate (or greater) in arboriculture  or a related field

Demonstrate proficiency in safe climbing and working aloft in trees

Strong knowledge of knots used for climbing and rigging

Demonstrate knowledge of safe chainsaw and hand tool techniques aloft and on the ground

Experience in both tree removal and tree pruning techniques on the ground and aloft

Ability to perform proper pruning cuts on all woody tree and shrub species

Strong knowledge of safe rigging procedures for tree pruning and removal

ISA Tree Worker/ Climber Specialist or Certified Arborist Certificate 

Mechanically ability to assist in equipment maintenance and repair

Experience operating heavy machinery

Plant Health Care experience