Arborist/Groundscrew

  • Weatherhead Tree Services
  • Oakville, ON, Canada
  • Mar 09, 2022
Full time Arborist Apprentice Climbing Arborist Grounds worker

Job Description

TREE CLIMBER

Primary duties:

  • Leading a crew of 2 or 3;
  • Climbing trees using the most recent climbing techniques and gear;
  • Complete daily from large to small pruning including shrubs shaping and hedge trimming as well as removing trees in a safe and timely manner;
  • Working with the team starting with job planning to collecting debris from tree trimming and removal operations into piles to be handles as each job specifies. Hauling, chipping and maintaining a cleared and safe work zone;
  • Cabling, bracing, tying, bolting, staking and guying trees and branches;
  • Comfortable with working in hot, cold and wet environments.
  • Working and leading in an efficient manner while representing safety within the crew. (Wear your PPE)

Specialized skills and requirements for the new hired:

  • Career oriented attitude.
  • Good communication, leadership and customer service skills;
  • Capable of reaching daily quota;
  • Skill and knowledge to operate and also perform maintenance on specialized equipment including a chipper, stump grinder, and chainsaw in a safe and responsible manner;
  • Knowledge in knot tying, advanced rigging, safety procedures and safely working with ropes, rigging blocks and other type of hardware;
  • Great customer service and leadership skills;
  • 3-4 years’ experience in the field is a plus;
  • The desire to continue skill development, advance education and maintain certifications and accreditations.
  • Commitment to workplace safety;
  • Must have A or D driver’s license
  • Physically fit, able to work in all weather conditions;
  • Salary between $50,000-$62,000 per year based on experience
  • Signing bonus
  • Additional perks available.

Additional optional qualifications

  • Graduate of arboriculture post-secondary program;
  • ISA Certified Arborist or Utility Arborist qualification is an asset
  • Having a clean driving record is a plus;
  • Bucket Truck experience

 

GROUND TECHNICIAN

Primary duties:

  • Strong knowledge of tying and specific uses for tree-industry knots;
  • Safety for all types of equipment used (Chipper, Stump Grinder, Chainsaw);
  • Being a reliable member of the team responsive to visual cues and hand signals from the Climber and acting promptly with ground support. Wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the task;
  • Keeping the work area clear of debris, cleaning up limbs and branches as they are brought down in tree cutting work. Raking the area clear to maintain a safe work zone;
  • Lining up branches and piling appropriately for loading into the Chipper;
  • Keeping tools in the staging area and safe zone;
  • Assuring that all lines are kept clear at all times;
  • Being attentive to the Climber’s cues throughout the job, always keeping their eyes on the Climber;
  • Filling of equipment with gasoline or diesel and maintain the safe handling of fuels;
  • Ability to pull, push and lift heavy branches and wood using proper tools and techniques to facilitate the work;
  • Comfortable with working in hot, cold and wet environments.
  • $18-$25/hr

Specialized skills and requirements for the Climber:

  • General knowledge of crane operations;
  • Knowledge of chain saw blade sharpening and maintenance;
  • Stump grinder and chipper operation and maintenance;
  • Knowledge of riggings used in tree work – ex. Rope breaks and speed lines;
  • 3-4 years’ experience in the field is a plus;
  • The desire to continue skill development, advance education and maintain certifications and accreditations.

We offer competitive wage and benefits program. Year-round work and the possibility of advancement within the company. We treat everyone like being part of a family. If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit a copy of your resume detailing relevant experience and mentioning why you would be the best fit for us. Due to the volume of applicants only those with relevant experience will be contacted for this role.