The Davey Tree Expert Company

Equipment Operator & Semi Truck Driver | S St. Paul, MN

South St. Paul, MN, US, 55075

Additional Locations: Not Applicable

Primary Locations: MN, South St. Paul, 405 Hardman Avenue South, 55075 

Requisition ID: 174974

Position Overview

The Davey Tree Expert Company’s manufacturing mulch division is seeking qualified candidates for  Class A CDL Heavy Equipment Operators.  Davey Tree is a leader in arboricultural and landscape services throughout US and Canada.  Our production employees are key to providing great mulch and other wood products and services along with unmatched customer care to our clients. This position has potential for growth within our company locally and nationally.


  • Full time position with potential for overtime. Pay dependent on experience; to be discussed during the interview process. 
  • Competitive pay available based on experience ($25-30 per hour).
  • Excellent benefits package available 
  • Industry-Related Training 
  • Growth and Advancement Opportunities-We Emphasize Promotions from Within

At Davey Tree in South St. Paul we are proud to operate in a large office with great culture and safety focus. Our office offers reasonable working hours with optional weekend availability. Employees are also eligible for overtime pay (time-and-a-half pay for over 40 hours worked per week).

We utilize new industry equipment (log loaders, bucket trucks, etc.), provide employees with new Arborwear uniforms, offer flexible vacation hours, host regular training opportunities, include our senior crew leaders in planning meetings, operate with integrated working relationships between management/sales/production teams, utilize the modernized safety focus of the Davey Institute and Safety Department, and even host BBQs! Please contact us with questions, we look forward to welcoming you to our team. 

Job Duties


  • Skilled operation with heavy equipment, grinders and front-end loaders
  • Locally import & export equipment and mulch materials with walking floor semi trucks, roll off trucks and trailers. 
  • Assist in producing mulch products for resale 
  • Ability to learn operations of large grinding equipment
  • Perform basic daily maintenance on equipment (training provided) 
  • Perform basic repairs as applicable on equipment 
  • Perform minimal snow removal services 


  • Industry experience in heavy equipment and semi driving operations is preferred but not required
  • A valid Class A semi driver’s license with air brake endorsement is required 
  • Strong mechanical experience is preferred 
  • Standard hours begin at 7 am Monday-Friday; occasional weekends and nights as required 
  • Ability to work in all inclement types of weather  
  • Able to lift and carry 50 lbs

Additional Information

What We Offer:*

  • Paid time off and paid holidays.
  • Opportunities for advancement.
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided.
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match.
  • Employee-owned company and discounted stock purchase options.
  • Group Health Plan.
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program:  Send-A-Friend.
  • Locations throughout the United States in major cities and desirable areas.
  • Career Development Program supported by industry expert safety specialists and skilled trainers.
  • The Davey Tree Family Scholarship for children of employees.
  • Charitable matching gift program.

*All listed benefits available to eligible employees.


To apply for this job or others visit and search for jobs in South Saint Paul, MN. For questions, contact, 651-230-5756.

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 exchanging 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 Equipment Operator & Semi Truck Driver to our passionate team of tree care professionals.  Your office is outdoors, and you get a new view every day!

Divisional Overview


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

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


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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