The Davey Tree Expert Company

Apprentice Climber | Billings, MT

Shepherd, MT, US, 59079

Additional Locations: Billings, MT, Bozeman, MT

Primary Locations: MT, Shepherd, 5008 Providence St. (NEW), 59079 

Requisition ID: 159835


Company 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 Climbing Arborist Trainee to our passionate team of tree care professionals. Your office is outdoors, and you get a new view every day! 

Job Duties

What You’ll Do:  

  • Learn how to climb trees. (Yes, we will pay you to do that.) Davey offers both DdRT/MRS and SRT/SRS climbing systems 

  • Perform all aspects of tree pruning and removal services safely and skillfully for major electric utility providers.  Including but not limited to:   

  • Pruning treetops, repairing damaged trees by trimming or removal 

  • Removing broken limbs from utility lines, roofs, and other objects 

  • Tree identification and pruning to industry guidelines 

  • Properly maintain, prepare and operate all tools and equipment including chainsaws, chippers, aerial lifts and more.   

  • Operate as an active crew member with supporting ground crew and foreman.  

  • How high you grow depends on you!  


What We’re Seeking:  

  • Love of the outdoors  

  • Ability to complete the Davey Tree Trimmer Orientation Program upon hire  

  • Ability to complete the Davey Tree First Aid, CPR and defensive driving course upon hire    

  • Required: line clearance experience or other related tree work 

  • Required: Valid driver’s license  

  • Preferred: Commercial Driver’s License-Class A or B with Airbrake Endorsement 

  • 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    

    • *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 Surgery Company is a subsidiary of The Davey Tree Expert Company and provides a full range of utility tree care services and is based in Livermore, Calif.  Davey Tree 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: Billings
Nearest Secondary Market: Montana

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