Groundsperson

  • Give and Take Tree Service
  • Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
  • Apr 15, 2024
Full time Grounds person

Job Description

Give and Take Tree Service is looking for an energetic Groundsperson to join the team. Give and Take Tree Service has been around since 2013. We are a well-established residential and commercial tree service company providing work around the Lower Mainland, based out of Maple Ridge. 

 

We are looking for a Groundsperson to join our team.  We have high standards for safety, and work to do our job efficiently and accurately.  This work involves a variety of jobs and job sites and the ability to work effectively as a team member, following direction while adhering to company and industry safety standards and policies. We enjoy an easy going atmosphere with a close-knit and positive team environment. Customer service skills are an asset. Experience is welcome, though being keen and energetic with a willingness to learn can be an even greater asset. A great attitude is definitely required.  

 

The jobs are varied and range from falling dangerous trees, to crane work, rigging, bucket truck work, hedges, emergency work and all things in between.  

 

As a member of the team, your crew leader will direct the crew members for each job while adhering to safety and best practice standards.  We value your ability to learn quickly, perform jobs accurately and abide by safety standards and instructions. Your experience and input is valued by the team and you are encouraged to learn and develop new skills. Advancement opportunities are available.

 

Give and Take Tree Service is a small tree service company that prides itself on quality tree work and safety.  We strive to find the balance between the client’s wishes and the health of the tree and landscape.  We have high safety standards and work to meet or exceed ISA standards, including tree safety, retention and proper pruning techniques. We take pride in our work and value our client relationships as well as a healthy work-life balance for ourselves and our team. 

 

If you’re interested in becoming a climber and/or Certified Arborist, we will support and encourage your desire to learn and/or study towards a CA or CUA.  

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Learn, comprehend, abide by, and enforce all safety rules, industry and company safety policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate high safety standards.

  • Ability to follow direction, procedures and standards safely and accurately.

  • Operate a chainsaw safely and proficiently.

  • Responsible for assisting in the proper maintenance, preparation and operation of all tools and equipment including hand tools, chainsaws, chippers, and aerial lifts.

  • Learn and become proficient in felling and bucking trees of varying sizes.

  • Learn proper pruning, trimming and rigging skills.

  • If interested, learn to climb trees of varying sizes safely and proficiently.

  • Communicate effectively and positively with crews and customers.

  • Learn and assist in managing customer service expectations.




Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • Great attitude and ability to work in all weather.

  • Strong work ethic.

  • Safety orientated.

  • Comfortable working in a team environment.

  • Experience working outdoors in all kinds of weather is an asset.

  • Ability to understand and communicate effectively with the crew, management and customers.

  • A great attitude!! 

  • An interest or experience in the field of tree or landscaping work is an asset but not required.

  • A current driver’s license or Class 5 is an asset but not required. 

 

Benefits: 

  • Boot and Equipment Reimbursement (after 3 months)

  • Safety Gear provided.

  • Weekends and statutory holidays off as well as paid vacation days.

  • Great crew and atmosphere.

  • Flexibility in work schedule when required.

  • Encouragement and support of further learning and advancement if interested in this field.

 

Compensation based on qualifications and experience but around $20-$25 per hour

 

Apply now with your resume! Applications without resumes will not be responded to.