Arborist Forman / Crew leader

$24.00 - $30.00 hourly
  • Eco Tree Care
  • Kingston, ON, Canada
  • Feb 22, 2021
Full time Arborist Crew Leader Bucket Truck Operator

Job Description

Position Overview 

Provide direction and support to other team members to assist crew with a range of arboriculture decisions, while also performing the work. This position requires both production and crew management.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Provide expert tree trimming services and inspections to client properties.
  2. Responsible for climbing, pruning, and removing trees as per work specifications.
  3. Perform required general maintenance and daily inspection of equipment.
  4. Manage customer service expectations, safely lead jobsite and crew operations.
  5. Abide by safety policies and procedures. 
  6. Ability to lift and move 75 lbs.
  7. Advanced chainsaw, chipper and other power/handheld tool operation.
  8. Strong tree and shrub identification skills. 
  9. Provide direction and support to direct reports including, Forman, lead hand and labourers

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Ideal Education: Degree or diploma in Arboriculture, Forestry, combination of education and experience.
  • Possess or be willing to attain an ISA Certification, Ontario Qualified Arborist 444A or Ontario Qualified Utility Arborist 444B
  • Minimum Experience:  5 years Industry Experience pruning and removal
  • Valid “DZ” or “ARZ” Drivers License with a Clear abstract
  • Working at Heights 
  • First Aid

Other Skills/Abilities


  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • High level of knowledge with knots, rigging, pruning and species identification
  • Interest in working outdoors year round performing manual labour in all weather conditions.
  • Writing content for internal and external communications.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of arborist techniques and concepts.


  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with clients.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Strong organizational, planning and time management skills.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work cooperatively and be willing to assist others.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Analytical, fair problem-solver.

Working Conditions

  • Outdoor environment – working in all-weather condition to lead crews for an extended period of time.
  • Moderate travel required to get to job sites or attend special events and functions.

Technology & Equipment

  • Computer: cellphones, Singleops, Tsheets, Internet, e-mail.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.