Arborist Crew Leader

$32.00 - $42.00 hourly
  • Lakeside Tree Experts
  • 560 Anne Street North, Barrie, ON, Canada
  • Sep 03, 2022
Full time Arborist Crew Leader

Job Description

Job description

Starting Immediately! Signing Bonus for Qualified Candidates.

If you are a skilled Arborist looking for a place to be appreciated for your talent, respected for your work ethic, and trusted for your leadership, Lakeside Tree Experts is looking for you. Our management team is aware that the industry is changing as is the work place. We are looking for upbeat, positive people to come alongside and help us facilitate the changes needed for growth both for you personally and also collectively. Come and be a part of a dynamic, industry leading company.

As an Arborist Crew Leader, you will manage the operations for your crew on a daily basis, communicating the work and delegating responsibilities. On site you would coordinate tailboard talks with your crew and liaison with homeowners, project managers to ensure the work is clearly understood and carried out safely and efficiently with technical accuracy.

At Lakeside, you will have the opportunity to participate in team building events and training and to apply your skill set to deliver exceptional client service and craftsmanship.

Company Description

Lakeside Tree Experts, is a progressive and growing company providing professional tree care and modern arboriculture services in the Simcoe County and Central Ontario area since 1963. We offer a safe and professional atmosphere for both our employees and clients. If you are a team player, trained, educated and certified Arborist passionate about applying your skills and safe practices in arboriculture, we would love to have you come and advance your career with us.

Qualifications Required

Minimum 2 years experience or training and 1-2 years crew leadership experience

An aptitude for teaching technique and mentoring your colleagues

ISA Certified Arborist or Certified Arborist 444A and/or Certified Utility Arborist 444B

Proven leadership skills, excellent client communication and customer service skills

Knowledgeable and competent in modern arboriculture practices and climbing techniques

Safe operation of Aerial lift, Chippers, Stumpers, and Chainsaws.

0-8 tonne crane competency certificate an asset

EUSA/IHSA (Line Clearing – Safety and Awareness) an asset.

A good working knowledge of Plant Health Care an asset

Pesticide license an asset

Must possess a valid driver’s license. Clean drivers abstract preferred

D license with a Z endorsement preferred and given priority

Working at Heights, WHMIS and First Aid Certification preferred

Competent in tree and woody plant Identification

Primary Job Duties

Perform all duties related to modern arboricultural practices at a high level.

Ascend and work at heights safely and efficiently in tree canopy of any size

Ability to utilize SRT and DRT as well as traditional climbing methods.

Competence in spur assisted hazard tree removal

Prune trees to ANSI A300 pruning standards

Operate aerial lifts for pruning and removal of trees with a high degree of competence

Technical rigging for large limb and tree removal.

Competence in aerial rescue.

Able to perform cabling and bracing procedures.

Manage wounds and defects in woody plants

Manage pests, diseases and disorders

Able to perform advanced felling techniques.

Display safe work practices and the use of PPE to work in a safe environment

Excellent interpersonal skills with team members and clients

Able to work well with others and communicate cordially and effectively with clients.


$1,000 Signing Bonus for the successful candidate

Excellent wage package with overtime and bonus pay

Benefits package offered including dental, vision care, chiropractic and extended health care

Company clothing and PPE supplied

Boot reimbursement

Climbing gear of your choice supplied

Safe workplace. WSIB coverage

Excellent opportunity for growth and career advancement

Access to training, continuing education programs, and a variety of resources

Industry credential/license pay increases - we encourage and invest in professional development

Salary and Benefit Package is commensurate with experience and education.

Job Type: Full-time

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those being considered will be contacted.


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Arboriculture: 2 years (required)