Arborist's Apprentice

$25.00 - $30.00 hourly
  • Tree Wise Guys
  • Parry Sound, Parry Sound District, ON, Canada
  • Dec 13, 2022
Seasonal Arborist Apprentice

Job Description

Spend your summer season working in the beauty of Muskoka with TreeWiseGuys!

TreeWiseGuys is in search of an Arborist's Apprentice looking to gain experience as a climber/arborist's apprentice in the Parry Sound District. As a new business (4th season) we are able to offer you a unique opportunity to acquire one-on-one training in the field on a daily basis. You'll be working under the supervision of ISA certified arborists with over 15 years of combined experience. As a company that deals mainly in residential cottage country we are presented with interesting challenges every day that require precise rigging, expert risk assessment & creative solutions. We see this as an opportunity to train you to become an extremely skilled, knowledgeable & precise arborist. We value safety, communication and team morale above all else. We do not require any formal post-secondary education however it is a huge asset, alongside other traits such as relevant trade experience, a driver's licence, willingness to relocate, eagerness to learn, etc. We do require a high school education.

We offer a variety of perks & incentives that may indulge your interest in TreeWiseGuys! Such as...

  • Accommodations/Rent subsidy, as well as relocating expenses
  • Gear allowance for climbers
  • Health Care Allowance Package
  • Tuition Reimbursement (some conditions may apply)
  • Profit share
  • Work Boot Allowance
  • Signing Bonus
  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • Advancement Training
  • Working outside in the beauty of Muskoka every single day!

The selected applicant will be expected to...

  • Work under the supervision & expectations of TreeWiseGuys crew leaders
  • Be reliable, professional & interested
  • Prepare work-site (unload gear, tool checks, saw sharpening/fuelling, rope management, etc.)
  • Communicate with crew to create awareness & understanding of task
  • Moving, stacking & cleaning brush piles/woody debris
  • Moving/stacking large pieces of wood
  • Cutting brush/trunk wood with chainsaw (training to be provided if necessary)
  • Safely operating wood-chipper/stump grinder
  • Climb on a weekly basis under the supervision of one of our crew leaders (we will never ask you to climb something you're not comfortable with)
  • Learn how to tie appropriate knots, as well as how different rigging systems work and when to apply them
  • Learning how to fell trees (with/without mechanical advantage)
  • Learn how to accurately assess tree conditions/assess risk
  • Work on-site with boom lifts/cranes
  • Learn how to maintain professional grade tools/equipment

Our work is seasonal & so are our employment contracts. We work between April - Nov., however as a new business we are working to extend our season into December. Between those months expect 40+ hour work weeks, Mon. - Fri. (some optional weekend days as well). Furthermore, we are still in the fertility stages of our business so there is no ceiling on how far you can grow with our business, as we continue to develop the company. 

If TreeWiseGuys sounds like a fit for you, please send your resume to treewiseguy@gmail.com

Check us out at treewiseguys.ca