The Davey Tree Expert Company

Arborist Technical Advisor

Ancaster, ON, CA, L9G 4V5

Additional Locations: NA

Primary Locations: Ontario, Ancaster, 611 Tradewind Drive Suite 500, L9G 4V5 

Requisition ID: 185092

Position Overview

The Davey Tree Expert Company is one of the largest Employee Owned companies in the nation.  We have a unique culture that focuses on the open exchange of ideas, community partnerships, a commitment to safety, and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in horticultural and environmental services in Ancaster, ON. 

Job Duties

Davey is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Horticulture Technical Advisor in Canada. This leadership position is within the Davey Institute, which is responsible for technical services, research and development, environmental programs, and education and training for Northeast operations. 

Davey Technical Advisors and Scientists guide field service teams in diagnosing biotic and abiotic pest problems and prescribing the best products, application procedures, and cultural practices to be used at the customer site. Our experts are specialists in fields such as entomology, horticulture, urban forestry, agronomy, plant pathology, and turf and landscape care. They train our technicians and serve as resources to address the specific needs of our customers. Field teams use internet access to our multimedia reference materials, including detailed photos, videos, and databases to properly diagnose a customer’s lawn, landscape or tree related issues. 


  • MS or PhD in horticulture or related plant science discipline 
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written: 
  • Ability to work with multiple project leaders in a team-based work environment 
  • Computer literate and able to assist with preparation of research reports and Davey literature 
  • Ability and willingness to travel on a national scale up to 50% time 
  • Ability to operate a vehicle; read and speak clearly and lift up to 50 lbs 
  • Ability to teach co-workers and colleagues in person and via written and remote technologies 
  • Comfort with public and client-directed presentations 

Additional Information

  • Assist Davey Service Lines in strategic, growth-oriented projects and program level initiatives 
  • Provide technical support to field personnel via telephone and consultation travel to various Davey locations 
  • Develop and assist with research projects conducted by the Davey Institute.  These may include evaluating various products or services intended for Davey operations or external cooperators.  Work is often required which may involve lifting, digging, chemical applications, and rating treatment responses in indoor and outdoor environments 
  • Assist with and develop formal training programs for Service Line personnel 
  • Assist District, Project and Account Managers in preparing bids and meeting with prospects and key clients.  
  • Develop opportunities for external funding 


We will consider all internal candidates if they:

  • Meet the position’s minimum criteria.
  • Perform their current role satisfactorily.
  • Internal candidates will not be required to take part in a pre-screening process and interviews will only occur once the current manager is aware of the applicant’s interest.

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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