Foreman Trainee | SE Seattle (Redmond), WA

Date: Jun 25, 2021

Location: Seattle, Redmond, WA, 98052

Company: The Davey Tree Expert Company

Foreman Trainee (Crew Leader)  |  The Davey Tree Expert Company  |  Residential & Commercial Division  |  Seattle, WA region 

Considering candidates for two Seattle-area locations:   Lake Forest Park & Redmond, WA 



SUMMARY:  The Foreman Trainee position is intended to introduce experienced Climbers to Davey Tree Company culture and develop their skillset and career toward the full-time leadership position of Foremen/Foreperson.


Foreman Trainees will learn to lead 2- or 3-person tree crews (or sometimes more) to complete tree pruning and tree removal.  Foremen/Forepersons 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.  Foremen/Foreperson work directly with the District Manager to mentor and train new employees.   


  • 1-2+ years' climbing experience
  • Ability to work with various type of clientele, ensuring excellent customer service is provided, while maintaining arboricultural standards, and meeting objectives  
  • Experience pruning to ANSI A300 standards
  • Comfortable climbing on Moving Rope System
  • Ability to set a tie-in-point utilizing Throwball and Throwline
  • Proficiency tying Climbing Hitches, Termination Knots, & Rigging Knots
  • Dedication to safe chainsaw operation and maintenance
  • 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
  • Valid Driver’s License required


Valuable qualifications, but not required:

  • CTW-Climber Specialist, ISA Certified Arborist, and/or CTSP
  • Commercial Driver's License (Class B CDL)  with airbrakes preferred
  • Aerial Lift Experience
  • Crane Experience



  • 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 uniforms, climbing gear and PPE provided (work boots available for purchase through payroll deductions)
  • Industry related training and special Davey training courses
  • Reimbursement is available for industry related certifications 
  • Industry recognized Professional Development through The Davey Institute



Pre-employment Drug Screen and Social Security verification are required.

Full time hourly position. Compensation based on qualifications and experience. Generous performance incentive plan. Davey offers excellent benefits, the opportunity to buy Davey stock after 1 year, and industry related training and special Davey training courses. The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Davey is Employee Owned. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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   If you need assistance with your application, please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at 

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