Climber

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

Job Description

Give and Take Tree Service is looking for an energetic Climber 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 an experienced Climber to join our team.  We have high standards for safety, and work to complete our jobs 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, giving instructions 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 definitely an asset. We’d like to see 3-5 years experience as a climber.  We’d like to see a well-rounded tree worker, able to prune trees effectively, trim hedges as well as remove or subordinate trees. Taking initiative, asking questions when you need guidance and being energetic with a willingness to build on your experience is well regarded. A great attitude is definitely required.  If you are lacking skills in one area, we are open to hearing about it so we can develop that with you to round your skills out more.

 

The jobs are varied and range from standard tree removals and pruning, to felling trees, dangerous tree removals, crane work, rigging, bucket truck work, hedges, emergency work and all things in between. 

 

As a member of the team, you will be comfortable as the crew leader to direct the crew members for each job while adhering to safety and best practice standards.  You will also be keen to learn from the owner, practice becoming more efficient and introduce new strategies to your repertoire. 

We value your ability to learn quickly, perform jobs accurately and safely. Your experience and input is valued by the team and you are encouraged to learn and develop new skills. Advancement opportunities are available for the right people.

 

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. 

 

Drivers License is required.  Air brakes certification is an asset.

 

If you’re not already, but are interested in becoming a Certified Arborist, we will support and encourage your desire to learn and/or study towards a CA or CUA.  

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Trim, cut, prune, fell and remove and trees of various sizes and hedges proficiently.

  • Demonstrate high safety standards.

  • Demonstrate proper pruning, trimming and rigging skills.

  • Lead crew effectively and skillfully on a variety of jobs. 

  • Teach and enforce all safety rules, industry and company safety policies and procedures.

  • Ability to direct crew actions and procedures, while adhering to standards safely and accurately.

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

  • Communicate effectively and positively with crews and customers.

  • Learn and assist in managing customer service expectations.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated climbing experience. 

  • Great attitude and ability to work in all weather.

  • Strong work ethic.

  • Safety orientated.

  • Comfortable working in a team environment.

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

  • A great attitude!! 

  • A current driver’s license or Class 5 is required.  Air Brakes Certification an asset. 

 

Benefits: 

  • Boot and Equipment Reimbursement (after probation period)

  • 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 $25-$30 to start.

 

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