Climbing Arborist Crew Lead

$27.00 - $32.00 hourly
  • Trees for Life
  • 6450 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
  • May 23, 2023
Full time Arborist Crew Leader Climbing Arborist

Job Description


Individual will have extensive experience (3-5 years) as a climbing arborist. They will be able to complete complex pruning and removals efficiently while demonstrating excellent skills in all domains. The individual will be able to supervise and instruct production crews in all phases of professional tree care work. English required. 


  • Proficiency, speed and safe climbing techniques on trees up to 150 feet
  • Aerial lift truck operations
  • Pruning trees and shrubs, hedging
  • Limb and buck trees on the ground
  • Operate a chipper and other specialized equipment,
    • i.e. stump grinder, skid steer, chainsaws, pole saws/pruners, bucket truck
  • Mitigate hazards and safely work on hazardous trees
  • Choose and load the necessary daily equipment
  • Perform daily inspections of equipment and vehicles
  • Drive vehicles, lift/chipper trucks, or trailers around Chilliwack and in surrounding cities
  • Inspect/maintenance equipment when applicable
  • Able to practice maintenance on all arborist equipment
  • Inspect worksite and identify hazards
  • Positively interact with customers
  • Proven ability to be an effective and motivating Crew Leader


  • Class 5 Drivers License or higher is required
  • Airbrakes Endorsement and driving manual transmission is required
  • Enjoys hands-on, physical and outdoor work
  • Proactive approach to personal and career growth
  • Works well on teams and crews
  • Effective communication skills – verbal and written
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and accuracy
  • Result-focused work ethic
  • Collaborative and supportive personality
  • Sensitivity to deadlines and time management
  • Strong interpersonal skills with clients/crew
  • Able to lead and motivate crews, set positive examples
  • Approaches learning and work in a flexible manner
  • Adheres to and promotes a strong safety-focused company culture

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $27.00-$32.00 per hour

Benefits: On-site parking, paid time off

Schedule: 8 hour shift, Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types: Bonus pay, overtime pay

(604) 378-4694