Climbing Arborist Crew Lead

  • Trees for Life
  • Chilliwack, BC, Canada
  • Jan 26, 2022
Full time Arborist Crew Leader Bucket Truck Operator Climbing Arborist

Job Description

Individual will have extensive experience as a climbing arborist. They will be able to complete complex pruning and removals efficiently while demonstrating excellent skills in all domains. The individual will be able to supervise and instruct production crews in all phases of professional tree care work.

Duties Include:

  • Takedown and prune trees by climbing and aerial lift truck operations.
  • Pruning trees and shrubs, hedging.
  • Limb and buck trees on the ground.
  • Operate a chipper and other specialized equipment, i.e. stump grinder, skid steer,
  • Mitigate hazards and safely work on hazardous trees
  • Choose and load the necessary daily equipment.
  • Perform daily inspections of equipment and vehicles.
  • Drive vehicles, lift/chipper trucks, or trailers.
  • Inspect/maintenance equipment when applicable.
  • Able to practice maintenance on all arborist equipment.
  • Inspect worksites and identify hazards.
  • Positively interact with customers.
  • Proven ability to be an effective and motivating Crew Leader.


  • Class 5 Drivers License is required
  • Airbrakes Endorsement is an asset
  • Enjoys hands-on, physical and outdoor work.
  • Proactive approach to personal and career growth.
  • Works well on teams and crews.
  • Effective communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Result-focused work ethic.
  • Collaborative and supportive.
  • Sensitivity to deadlines and time management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with clients/crew.
  • Able to lead and motivate crews, set positive examples.
  • Approaches learning and work in a flexible manner.
  • Adheres to and promotes a strong safety-focused company culture.