Senior Arborist Apprentice

$20.00 - $24.00 hourly
  • Stewart Services Tree Care
  • Courtice, ON, Canada
  • Feb 07, 2022
Full time Arborist Apprentice

Job Description

Job Title:

Senior Arborist Apprentice

Main Purpose of the Job:

To continue education under approved Arborist in preparation of advancement within the company, while keeping business reputation and client experience a priority.

Pay Rate:

$20-$24 an hour, Pay negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

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

Direct Reports:

Certified Arborist, Trainer

Evan Stewart, Owner

Duties and Responsibilities:

Arborist Apprentice

  • Excellent Attendance and punctuality.
  • Responsible for own transportation to yard (Courtice).
  • Experience in completing safety tailboards.
  • Assist in Book 7 set ups.
  • To adhere to Arboriculture standards regarding safety and techniques.
  • Responsible for Gear Inspections of personal tools.
  • Observe Time management of jobs by leading Arborist.
  • Excellent client customer service.
  • Communicate professionally with Ground crew & Arborist.
  • Contribution to Social Media (Instagram) with Photos/videos.
  • Yard Duties: Keeping yard neat and tidy.
  • Responsible for safe operation and maintenance of personal and business tools: Chainsaws, Wood Chipper, Vehicles (automatic), hand tools, stump grinder.
  • Perform all aspects of tree pruning, removal, deadwooding, hazards, services safely and skillfully under supervision of Arborist.
  • Continue Ground Crew responsibilities under supervision of Arborist. Duties to include:
  • Groundwork support for trimming operations.
  • Chainsaw and Chipper operation/loading brush.
  • Assist in site setup, debris removal and cleanup.
  • Abide by industry safety policies and procedures.
  • Raking up/ leaf blowing job sites.
  • Rigging down limbs.
  • Experience in driving Large trucks with equipment towed behind.

Arborist Apprentice Training

  • To be an eager Apprentice under Arborist to optimize learning (MRS, SRS climbing systems).
  • To practice decision making using professional Arboriculture standards.
  • Continue with training and understanding regarding best Arboriculture practices.
  • Continue education and prepare for ISA Certification.


  • Post Secondary School Certification (In Progress or Completed) in Forestry or Arboriculture
  • 3+ Years of Driving Experience
  • 1+ Years Climbing Experience
  • 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)
  • First Aid Training (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.
  • 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.

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.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $20.00-$24.00 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Tips


  • Dental care
  • On-site parking
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Application question(s):

  • Are you currently enrolled in Post Secondary in Forestry/Arboriculture program or have recently completed?
  • Do you have 3+ years of Driving Experience?


  • Class G Licence (required)

Work remotely:

  • No