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The Davey Tree Expert Company

Vegetation Control Technician | Watsonville, CA

Santa Cruz, CA, US, 95062

Additional Locations: Watsonville, CA

Primary Locations: CA, Santa Cruz, 2505 Chanticleer, 95062 

Requisition ID: 162141

Position Overview

Invest in your future. Join one of the largest employee-owned companies in the nation!  Davey has 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.

We are currently looking to add a dynamic vegetation control technician to our passionate team of utility vegetation management professionals. Your office is outdoors, and you get a new view every day! 

Job Duties

What You’ll Do: 

  • Maintain standard levels of vegetation in the area surrounding utility poles by:
    • Applying herbicides to control weeds and grasses
    • Using equipment to maintain appropriate levels of vegetation
    • Following contracts for work requirements and job specifications
  • Collect data to monitor and manage levels of invasive species of vegetation
  • Properly maintain, calibrate, and operate all tools and equipment including, chainsaws, chippers, aerial lifts and more.  
  • There is plenty of room for growth with us!

 

Qualifications

What We’re Seeking:

  • Love of the outdoors
  • Ability to complete Electrical Hazard Awareness Program and OSHA training
  • Ability to complete the Davey Tree First Aid, CPR and defensive driving course upon hire
  • Required: valid driver’s license  
  • Preferred: Commercial Driver’s License-Class A or B with Airbrake Endorsement  
  • Preferred: vegetation control experience or other related work
  • Preferred: relevant pesticide and related licenses and certificates, if required by state law 
  • Preferred: ISA Certified Arborist®, ISA Certified Tree Worker®, and/or TCIA Certified Tree Care Safety Professional® 

Additional Information

What We Offer: *

  • Progressive advancement in job classification and wage
  • Benefits through union agreement including health insurance and pension
  • Opportunity to travel
  • Opportunity for overtime work
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided
  • Employee-owned company and discounted stock purchase options
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Scholarship program for children of employees
  • Charitable matching gift program

 

*All listed benefits available to eligible employees

 

Pre-employment Drug Screen and Social Security verification required.  

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, 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. 

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 40 years and has more than 10,000 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 1-877-411-7601 or at Recruiting@davey.com.

 

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: Santa Cruz
Nearest Secondary Market: San Francisco

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