The Davey Tree Expert Company

Vegetation Maintenance Equipment Operator | NorthEast, OH

Kent, OH, US, 44240

Additional Locations: NE Ohio

Primary Locations: OH, Kent, 295 S. Water Street, 3rd Floor, 44240 

Requisition ID: 194480

Position Overview

Primary Locations: NorthEast Ohio

Position Overview 

The Davey Resource Group, a division of the Davey Tree Expert Company’s utility vegetation management division is seeking qualified candidates for an equipment operator. Davey Resource Group is a leader in arboricultural and landscape services throughout the US and Canada. Our production employees are key to providing safe and cleared right-of-ways. This position has potential for growth within our company locally and nationally. 


Full time position with potential for overtime. Pay dependent on experience; to be discussed during the interview process.  

Competitive pay available based on experience ($17-20 per hour). 

Excellent benefits package available  

Industry-Related Training  

Growth and Advancement Opportunities-We Emphasize Promotions from Within 


At the Davey Resource Group in NorthEast Ohio we are proud to operate in a large office with great culture and safety focus. Our office offers reasonable working hours with optional weekend availability. Employees are also eligible for overtime pay (time-and-a-half pay for over 40 hours worked per week). 

We utilize new industry equipment (skid steers, brush hogs, chainsaws, string trimmers, etc.), provide employees with hardhats, safety glasses, high vis safety vests, and chainsaw protection, offer flexible vacation hours, host regular training opportunities, include our senior crew leaders in planning meetings, operate with integrated working relationships between management/sales/production teams, utilize the modernized safety focus of the Davey Institute and Safety Department. Please contact us with questions, we look forward to welcoming you to our team.

Job Duties


Skilled operation with skid steers, dense vegetation mowers, and chainsaws.

Perform basic daily maintenance on equipment (training provided)  

Perform basic repairs as applicable on equipment  

Utilize digital applications for work orders and documentation of work performed

Perform right-of-way inspections & property owner notification of work to be performed


Strong mechanical experience is preferred  

Standard hours begin at 7 am Monday-Thursday; occasional fridays and weekends as required

Ability to work in all inclement types of weather   

Able to lift and carry 50 lbs

Ability to use technology for work scheduling and documentation

Additional Information

What We Offer:

Paid time off and paid holidays.

Opportunities for advancement. 

All job specific equipment and safety gear provided. 

401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match. 

Employee-owned company and discounted stock purchase options. 

Group Health Plan. 

Employee Referral Bonus Program:  Send-A-Friend. 

Locations throughout the United States in major cities and desirable areas. 

Career Development Program supported by industry expert safety specialists and skilled trainers. 

The Davey Tree Family Scholarship for children of employees. 

Charitable matching gift program. 

*All listed benefits available to eligible employees.


At Davey, our values are our compass and core to everything we do. Davey Resource Group values itself on Safety, Integrity, Expertise, Leadership, Stewardship, and Perseverance. Pre-employment drug screen (marijuana included) and background check required.


The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


If requested by an employee or otherwise as required by law, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Company Overview

DAVEY RESOURCE GROUP, a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company, is a leader in the natural resource, environmental, and forestry consulting industries throughout the United States.

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, marital or familial status, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person, or other classification protected by law.


Davey Resource Group, Inc., is a leader in the natural resource, environmental, and forestry consulting industries throughout the United States.  The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. We care about our clients, each other and the world around us. We offer the resources, size and stability of a big company while maintaining the culture, entrepreneurial spirit and feel of a small one. We invest in our employees by offering industry-leading training, technology and benefits that lead to a rewarding and safe work experience at all levels. Wherever you want to grow your career, there’s a place for you at Davey. To learn more, visit


If you need assistance at any time, please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 

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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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland