Climbing Arborist Crew Leader | Cortese, Knoxville, TN

Date: Jun 12, 2019

Location: Knoxville, TN, 37918

Company: The Davey Tree Expert Company

Requisition Number:38491 
​Company Name: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: High School Diploma / GED 
Work Experience Required: More than 5 years 
Relocation Available: [[relocation]] 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 

 

 

Davey Tree Expert Company has opportunities in the field of Urban Forestry, as Tree Care Crew Leader. Davey is a leader in the Residential-Commercial tree care, utility line clearing and forestry consulting industries, throughout the US and Canada.

 

STARTING DATEApplications accepted until suitable candidate is selected.

 

SUMMARY:

Position requires leading 2-3 person tree crews to complete tree pruning and tree removal.  Foreman are responsible for utilizing the Job Planning Toolkit to safely and efficiently complete work orders as assigned by management.  This includes performing pre-climb inspections of trees before work begins.  Foreman work directly with the District Manager to mentor and train new employees. 

 

DUTIES:

  • Safely and productively lead a crew in providing Arboricultural care for our clients
  • Climbs and operates aerial lift to perform tree pruning, removal, cabling & bracing
  • Operate chippers, trucks, aerial lifts, stump grinders or special equipment
  • Lead job-site Hazards, Obstacles, Plan, Equipment (H.O.P.E) process
  • Maintain all issued gear, assigned equipment and any associated paperwork
  • Mentor crew members through the Davey Career Development Program
  • Demonstrate professionalism and deliver exceptional customer service to clients

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience  
  • Valid Driver’s License;  Class A CDL preferred
  • Certified Arborist;  CTW & CTSP credentials highly valuable
  • Experience pruning to ANSI A300 standards
  • Comfortable climbing on Split Tail (DRT) system with the option of (SRS)
  • Proficiency tying Climbing Hitches, Termination Knots & Rigging Knots
  • Prior Experience with Sectional Tree Removal utilizing techniques to minimize Dynamic Loads
  • Prior Experience felling with open-faced notch, hinge wood, and back cut for directional control
  • Aerial Lift experience
  • Strong tree ID skills
  • Equipment maintenance experience and customer service are all highly valuable
  • Strong leadership skills: crew management, mentoring and training

 

BENEFITS / WE OFFER:

  • Full time hourly position (compensation based on qualifications and experience)
  • Potential for overtime
  • Generous performance incentive plan
  • Excellent benefits offered
    • Medical, Dental, Vision plans
    • Paid time off vacation, Holiday Pay,  Sick leave
    • 401K retirement plan,  the opportunity to buy Davey stock after 1 year
    • Employee referral bonus program
  • All climbing gear and PPE provided
  • Industry related training and special Davey training courses
  • Reimbursement is available for industry related certifications 
  • Internships and management mentoring program available
  • Work in beautiful Knoxville, TN

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

Full time hourly position.  Compensation based on qualifications and experience.  Davey offers competitive wages, excellent benefits, advancement opportunities and option to buy Company stock after 1 year of employment, plus access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses. 

 Pre-employment Drug Screen, E-verify/Social Security Number Verification and Criminal Background Check are required. 

The Davey Tree Expert Company and Davey Tree Surgery are Equal Opportunity Employers. Davey is Employee Owned. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

 

 

Wolf Tree, Inc., a Davey company, provides a full range of utility and residential tree care services and is based in Knoxville, Tenn.  The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 35 years and has more than 8,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit www.davey.com

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-800-445-8733 ext. 1108 or at ed.help@davey.com.


Nearest Major Market: Knoxville