Arborist Assistant

$18.00 - $22.00 hourly
  • Eco Tree Care
  • Kingston, ON, Canada
  • Jun 17, 2022
Full time Grounds worker

Job Description

Join the Eco Tree Care team today!

Arborist Assistant 

  • Do you want to work for an actively growing company with strong community roots?
  • Do you have a desire to learn to climb, care for, and remove urban trees?
  • Are you lacking a healthy company culture in your current position
  • Are you the type of person who is only happy when they are working in an outdoor environment?

About Eco Tree Care:

Eco Tree Care is an environmentally friendly company that has been offering a wide range tree care services for rural and urban landscapes across Southeastern Ontario since 2011. Since our founding Eco Tree Care has been steadily expanding our operations, deploying numerous crews with a diverse range of equipment. Our staff includes some of the most experienced and certified arborists in the industry, and we are actively working to train all of our employees to the same high standards. 

Our Purpose:

We are growing For the Future

Our Niche:

We are experts in all tree services

Our Core Values

  • Humbly Confident - Know your skill set and trust your ability
  • Safety Matters - Everyone goes home, ask if unsure, don't look the other way.
  • Positive AttitudeWe take the good with the bad with a smile on our face. Even when things are bleak or undesirable, we deliver in an up beat and charismatic way.
  • Growth MindsetWhat got you to where you are, won’t get you to the next level, continuously accept challenges and learning opportunities.
  • TeamworkBe there for one another and lend the helping hand.

The Arborist Assistant role is for you if:

  • You are looking to start a long-term career in the arboricultural industry
  • You enjoy working in outside all year long
  • You have an eye for detail and a desire to learn
  • You take pride in delivering services that meet customer expectations
  • You want to become a member of a close knit team of professionals

Descriptions of Duties

  • Providing assistance with tree pruning and tree removal to client properties.
  • Responsible for assisting in the preparation of  trucks, heavy equipment, chainsaws, any rigging and/or additional equipment.
  • Performing site cleanup including brush and wood removal, raking and site remediation.
  • Assisting with required general maintenance and daily inspection of equipment.
  • Abiding by safety policies and procedures. 
  • Trained to use chainsaws, chippers and other power/handheld tools safely
  • Developing tree and shrub identification skills. 
  • Following the directions given by lead hand, foreperson or management.


  • $18 - $22 an hour based on experience and qualifications 
  • Full Benefits (health, life and dental)
  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • Full WSIB coverage
  • On-site parking
  • Regular industry related training
  • Company events
  • RRSP match

Skills and Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Valid “G” license
  • Ability to lift and carry 75 lbs.
  • Willingness to work towards becoming a certified arborist
  • Previous industry experience in landscape/horticulture considered an asset
  • capable of working up to 50 hours a week


If this sounds like you and you are eager to start your career with Eco Tree Care, email your resume to Today!