Utility Arborist

$30.00 - $50.00 hourly
  • Tree Doctors Inc
  • 343 Olivewood Road, Etobicoke, ON, Canada
  • May 01, 2023
Full time Utility Arborist

Job Description

Tree Doctors, Inc., is a tree-care company located in Toronto, Ontario. We perform a wide range of tree services, including tree removal, tree planting, tree trimming, stump grinding, tree fertilization, and consulting in the greater Toronto area. All of our teams are highly trained, experienced and able to solve any tree care problems swiftly and professionally.


Experienced Utility Arborist - Bucket Truck Operator

Hourly will range $30.00 - $50.00 per hour


If the following describes your education and experience then this position is for you.

The Utility Arborist role includes rigging or moving tree branches and woody vegetation that is in proximity or could contact any electrical apparatus. A Utility Arborist uses climbing techniques, climbing systems and mechanized equipment to work at heights in urban, rural and off-road locations. 

The role also requires the Utility arborist to:


  • Remove dangerous trees using industry approved techniques

  • Conducts condition assessments within the electrical system rights of ways to determine the work to be completed

  • Secures authorization to perform work, including from the general public, utility customers, government agencies, first nations communities and landowner associations

  • Uses different types of on- and off-road aerial devices to work at heights in urban, rural and off-road locations

  • Operates on- and off-road equipment such as snow machines, all-terrain vehicles and large tracked aerial devices for work that is away from main highways


  • 2 years of line clearing experience is required.

  • Previous experience and knowledge with pruning around hydro utility.


  • Previous experience in managing a crew

  • ISA certification in good standing is also an asset.

  • Competent in technical report-writing, tree identification & assessment

  • Practical knowledge of tree biology, tree biomechanics and arboricultural practices

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Exhibits a true passion for arboriculture

  • Ability to identify plants, diagnose problems and recommend management solutions based on good arboricultural practices and current industry standards

  • Excellent communication skills—verbal, nonverbal, active listening, observational, written & negotiating

  • Excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills – staying professional and composed, managing emotions, focusing on goals and desired outcomes, communicating effectively for desired results

  • Strong sense of teamwork based on respect for production staff, management, and customers

  • Good time management skills, organization, follow through and tenacity

  • Able to work increased hours as needed in high season and during storm & emergency response

  • Able to perform job functions in all types of weather and conditions

  • Desire and ability to invest time in developing knowledge and performance through continued education and training.



  • Signing bonuses being offered to the successful candidate(s)

  • Year-round full-time employment.

  • Vision care.

  • Supplied company-branded uniforms.

  • PPE and equipment/gear reimbursement plan.

  • Dental care.

  • Life insurance.

  • Profit-sharing and performance bonus programs.

  • Company events & social hours.

  • Education reimbursement.


Expected start date: As soon as possible