Climbing Arborist | Richmond, VA

Date: Jun 13, 2019

Location: Richmond, VA, US, 23230

Company: The Davey Tree Expert Company

Requisition Number: 38556  
Company Name: The Davey Tree Expert Company 
Service Line: 1RES - Kent-Residential & Commercial Services 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: High School Diploma / GED 
Work Experience Required: 1 - 2 years 
Travel Expectations: None 

 

Climbing Arborist

Division:             Residential & Commercial
Status:                Full Time, M-F, some Saturdays

Starting:             Immediately - Applications accepted until suitable candidates are selected.
Location:            Richmond, VA


 

The Davey Tree Expert Company is seeking experienced Climbing Arborists to join our Residential & Commercial Tree Care team in the Gaithersburg/Washington DC Area.  This is an outdoor based, physically demanding, hands-on position.  Outdoorsmen and women with prior experience in Forestry, Landscaping or working at height are encouraged to apply. 

 

 

DUTIES:

  • Responsible for climbing, pruning and removing trees on residential and commercial properties
  • Assist Foreman in completing all aspects of Tree Pruning, Removal, Cabling & Bracing by working as both second climber and ground crew
  • Services provided include pruning treetops, repairing damaged trees by trimming or removal
  • Operate Chippers, Trucks, Aerial Lifts, stump grinders or special equipment
  • Participate in job-site Hazards, Obstacles, Plan, Equipment (H.O.P.E) process
  • Maintain issued climbing gear, chainsaw, and shared crew equipment as directed by Foreman
  • Complete Davey Aerial Rescue Training
  • Make satisfactory progress in Davey Career Development Program

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Valid Driver’s License required
  • CDL Class B or ability to attain within 3 months preferred
  • Ability to satisfactorily perform Tree Trimmer-Climber duties
  • Under direct supervision ability to demonstrate proficiency:
    • Climbing trees with closed or open climbing system
    • Pruning to ANSI A300 standards
    • Operating chippers and chainsaws
  • Bucket truck experience preferred
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Safe working procedures
  • Customer service
  • Strong tree ID skills, installation experience of cables, bracing and lightening protection are preferred but not required
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Completion of Davey Tree Trimmer Orientation Program upon hire
  • Pesticide license, if required by state law

 

 

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 and Holiday Pay
    • 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/around Richmond, VA

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Full time hourly position and 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.

The Davey Tree Legacy

Since 1880, our clients have trusted us to care for their most precious natural assets. Our history is rooted in preserving and caring for trees, but our evolution has grown to include whole natural environments. Davey is one of only a handful of companies in the world that can claim this rich, century-plus heritage and a record of continuous growth, even during tough economic times.

 

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: Richmond