The Davey Tree Expert Company

Equipment Operator (Special Services) | West Chicago, IL

West Chicago, IL, US, 60185

Additional Locations: Not applicable

Primary Locations: IL, West Chicago, 395 Industrial Drive, Unit C and D, 60185 

Requisition ID: 190256

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.

Job Duties

What You’ll Do:

  • Crane Operation
  • Skilled operation of front-end loaders, log loaders/prentice loaders, root pruner, backyard lift/omni portable lift 
  • Experience with CDL preferred 
  • Locally import and export raw materials within a walking floor semi 
  • Ability to learn operations of large grinding equipment 
  • Perform basic daily maintenance on equipment (training provided) 
  • Perform basic repairs as applicable on equipment • Provide unmatched customer service


What We’re Looking For: 

  • Industry experience in heavy equipment and semi driving operations desired but not required
  • Should possess basic climbing as well aerial lift skills
  • A valid Class A semi driver’s license with air brake endorsement is required Strong mechanical and welding experience is preferred
  • Ability to work in all inclement types of weather
  • Able to lift and carry 50 lbs CDL preferred but not necessary.

Additional Information

What We Offer: *

  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • On the job training for the right candidates
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Employee-owned company & discounted stock purchase options
  • Group Health Plan
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Locations throughout US in major cities and desirable areas
  • Career Development Program supported by Industry Expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers
  • 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.  

Company Overview

Divisional Overview

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, marital or familial status, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person, or other classification protected by law.


The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. We care about our clients, each other and the world around us. We offer the resources, size and stability of a big company while maintaining the culture, entrepreneurial spirit and feel of a small one. We invest in our employees by offering industry-leading training, technology and benefits that lead to a rewarding and safe work experience at all levels. Wherever you want to grow your career, there’s a place for you at Davey. To learn more, visit


If you need 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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