Equipment Operator / Groundsman

$24.00 - $26.00 hourly
  • MapleGreen Tree Services
  • Caledon, ON, Canada
  • Mar 04, 2021
Full time Arborist Apprentice Grounds worker Other

Job Description

Looking for a hardworking professional to join our experienced tree crew. Working from our home base in Caledon to varying locations across the GTA with lots of steady work. Varying tree services, tree removal, stump removal, tree pruning, shrub pruning, wood and brush cleanup, storm damage cleanup, front & back yards of residential, estate and forested properties. Exciting work with professional equipment, trucks, trailers, skid steers, ATV's and more. Reliable and punctual worker with cell phone and G licence required, DZ preferred. Must have own means of transportation to get to and from our yard near HWY 9 and HWY 50.


  1. Follows proper PPE mandatory requirements
  2. HI-VIZ clothing, gloves, steel-toed boots, safety glasses, helmet, ear muffs, chainsaw pants
  3. Safeguards employees and public from hazards in and around the work area
  4. Performs the following job tasks as required or assigned:
  5. Operate power equipment such as trucks, dump trailers, skid steers, mini-loaders, cranes, wood chippers, stump grinders, chainsaws, blowers, hand tools such as rakes, shovels, axes, ropes and rigging gear
  6. Assist tree crews with tree removals, tree pruning, using specialized power equipment to cleanup properties, cut wood & brush, use skid steers, loaders & ATV's to load & move tree material, run wood chippers

iii. Remove stumps using specialized stump grinder equipment and clean up general work site area with machinery

  1. Make proper application of all vehicles and equipment to prevent damage, safeguard company and customer property, in addition to protecting desirable vegetation, lawn, or otherwise
  2. Full and thorough inspection clean up of all worksites and circle check of all vehicles and equipment before leaving yard and work sites.
  3. In addition to above, performs other duties as required or assigned.


  1. Have cell phone with plan & good communication skills
  2. Must have a valid G or DZ drivers license & own means of transportation
  3. Must have mechanical aptitude & problem solving skills
  4. Must be able to use and maintain dump trucks, trailers, specialized equipment such as skid steer, mini-loader, crane, wood chipper, ATV, as required chainsaw, stump grinder
  5. Must be capable of operating two handed equipment (rakes, shovels, axe, etc.) and have the physical ability to endure extreme climate variances
  6. Must be skilled in the reading and understanding of work orders and maps
  7. Must be able to perform physical labour such as lifting a minimum of 50 lbs. to shoulder height or more
  8. Must obtain and maintain Operators certification (First Aid, CPR, Skid Steer, Crane, Chainsaw, etc.) or other licences as required by MapleGreen
  9. Previous experience operating any relatable power equipment, skid steers, mini excavators, tractors, fork-trucks, cranes, chainsaws, all an asset
  10. Full additional training provided on site


Hard working, punctual, attention to detail, overall responsibility for all actions, communication between crew members and foreman, teamwork, positive attitude


- Full Time/Contract (January – December)

- Work Days: Monday - Friday

- Hours: 40-44/week

- Overtime: After 44 hours/week


- Starting wage based on experience and qualifications

- Range $24-$26/hr

- 6% vacation pay (3 weeks)

- 3 months probation & training

- Raise after probation based upon excellent performance

- Great opportunities for advancement with increased experience and qualifications