Certified/Qualified Arborist

$25.00 - $50.00 hourly
  • Stewart Services Tree Care
  • Courtice, ON, Canada
  • Feb 07, 2022
Full time Arborist Crew Leader

Job Description

Job Title: 

Certified/Qualified Arborist

Pay Rate:

$25-$50 per hour Pay or Salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Bonus Structure for Sales Position to reward efforts and excellence.

Main Purpose of the Job:

To Quote & Operate a Tree Service Crew with Apprentice while keeping business reputation and client experience a priority. 

Direct Reports:

Evan Stewart, Owner

Duties and Responsibilities:

Production Tree Climber

  • Excellent Attendance and punctuality.
  • Responsible for own transportation to yard (Courtice).
  • Knowledge and experience in completing safety tailboards.
  • Responsible for Book 7 set ups.
  • To adhere to Arboriculture standards regarding safety and techniques.
  • Gear Inspections of crew and tools.
  • Time management of jobs.
  • Excellent client customer service.
  • Communicate professionally with Ground crew & Apprentice.
  • Contribution to Social Media (Instagram) with Photos/videos.
  • Yard Duties: Keeping yard neat and tidy.
  • Responsible for safe operation of personal and business tools: Chainsaws, Wood Chipper, Vehicles (automatic), hand tools, stump grinder.
  • Perform all aspects of tree care, including but not limited to Pruning, Removal, Deadwooding, Hazards, safely and skillfully
  • Experience in driving Large trucks with equipment towed behind.

Sales & Management

  • Communicate with Office to receive quotes for Tree Care/Plant Health Care.
  • Responsible for completing Arborist Reports.
  • Responsible in providing competitive and profitable quotes to clients with excellent customer service and knowledge of the industry.
  • Focus on new business development, up-selling clients if opportunity arises.
  • Deliver a professional client experience in all interactions.
  • End of day communication in work scheduling with Office Manager & Owner.
  • Following up with clients to ensure customer satisfaction post job completion and encourage reviews.

Arborist Apprentice Training

  • To help give Apprentices new experiences in the tree care industry with climbing, pruning and gear use. (MRS, SRS climbing systems).
  • To help apprentices with decision making using professional Arboriculture standards.
  • Continue with training and understanding regarding best Arboriculture practices .
  • *Apprentices received will be enrolled or attending Post Secondary Arboriculture Programs*.

Plant Health Care Management (ASSET)

  • Responsible for completing Arborist Reports.
  • Installation of structural support systems (steel cabling, cobra cabling).
  • Deep root fertilizing.
  • Tree Planting.
  • Insect and Disease diagnosis.
  • Root Crown Excavation.
  • Assist Owner in further Developing Division of Company.


  • Post Secondary School Certification in Forestry or Arboriculture
  • 6+ years  of Driving experience
  • 5+ Years Climbing Experience
  • Experience in a Supervisor Role
  • First Aid Training 
  • Valid, with clean drivers Abstract, G licence
  • Pass Police background check
  • ArbCanada Training (Asset)
  • Spray Technician (Asset)
  • ISA Certified (Asset)
  • Working at Heights (Asset)
  • D License (Asset)

Working Conditions:

  • Stewart Services works in all weather conditions. The Day can be called when the working conditions are no longer acceptable or safe for crew.
  • This role will be overseen heavily and in partnership with the Owner to ensure all Tree Service crews are running efficiently and productively.
  • The candidate is to provide feedback on a regular basis regarding business improvement opportunities 
  • Work schedule is Monday to Friday with weekends based off of business need.
  • Stewart Services operates 12 months of the year.
  • Overtime is available.
  • Employment start date is flexible.
  • Sales work schedule to be discussed at time of Interview.

Physical Requirements:

Strength Guideline:

  • Can lift 60lbs using smart lifting practices.

Motion Parameters:

  • Arborist is expected to use good Ergonomics to stay safe on worksite.

Psychological Demands:

  • Employee is expected to make quick decisions, Supervise workers, problems solve.

What we Provide:

  • Advancement opportunities
  • Excellent in house Benefits Program (Customizable); Vision, Dental, Mental Heath Services, Chiropractic & Massage
  • Stewart Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Gear Allowance, use towards preferred clothing or tools
  • WSIB Coverage for all employees
  • Training and Continued Education Allowance
  • Will provide company vehicle for quotes or will pay mileage for personal vehicle