The Davey Tree Expert Company

Foreperson - Arborist

Burlington, ON, CA, L7L 5R3

Additional Locations: na

Primary Locations: Ontario, Burlington, 6-4450 Corporate Drive, L7L 5R3 

Requisition ID: 178824

Position Overview

This role will report directly to the Area Manager and support our residential operations team. In this role the candidate will be responsible for leading operations in a specific geographic region directing multiple crews and equipment as well and planning the execution of the required work.

Job Duties

  • Safely and efficiently lead multiple crews and equipment in providing arboricultural care for our clients. 
  • Responsible for all safety metrics within the district.
  • Crew lead’s are trained on all aspects of the job.
  • Assist in recruitment of team members
  • Provide mentorship and training and oversee development
  • Take the lead in planning, sequencing, and execution of assigned work for crews.
  • Drive quality, efficiency, and productivity.
  • Provide support and expertise and leadership on more specialized jobs.
  • Support other regions where required.
  • Operate up to 8-ton crane.
  • Oversee the preventative maintenance of all equipment within a specific location.


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Preferred background in Forestry, Horticulture or Landscaping
  • 3-5 years’ experience as Arborist
  • 5+ years as a supervisor/lead.
  • Valid provincial driver’s license. Licensed to drive a 5-ton vehicle and air brake endorsement considered an asset.
  • Certificate in crane operation, up to 8 ton required.
  • Understanding and implementation of the process of safely ascending tree canopies at all heights.
  • ISA Certification a must
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Strong tree, knot and shrub identification skills
  • Pesticide and herbicide license preferred

Additional Information

  • Full time. Year-round employment.
  • Occasional overtime required.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Excellent Benefits package, RRSP Matching
  • Employee owned company with stock purchase available after 1 year of service.
  • Davey provides ongoing training and careers advancement opportunities.

Company Overview

Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, Limited has been performing tree care and vegetation management services across Canada since 1930. With over 850 employees, we continuously pride ourselves on unmatched quality and safety. Davey Tree has numerous crews that are professionally trained to provide tree trimming and removal services to ensure the scope of this contracted work is completed safely, and well before any deadlines. Our relatable experiences and industries serviced include notably Utilities, Municipalities, Government, Rail, Commercial and Residential.

Divisional Overview

With residential tree service offices across Canada, Davey and our employees are dedicated to providing all aspects of professional tree care for our customers. Davey Tree arborists live and work in your community. Our widespread team allows us to build a relationship with our clients to provide an exceptional customer experience.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, provincial law.

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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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