The Davey Tree Expert Company

Certified Utility Arborist

West Kelowna, British Columbia, CA, V1Z 1G5

Additional Locations: Kamloops Region

Primary Locations: British Columbia, West Kelowna, 1240 Industrial Road, V1Z 1G5 

Requisition ID: 193618

Position Overview

As a Utility Arborist you get to apply your skills for our larger customers across electric delivery and rail. You will support multiple locations across our various contracts ensuring we are constantly able to meet and deliver on our clients expectations.As a Utility Arborist you get to apply your skills for our larger customers across electric delivery and rail. You will support multiple locations across our various contracts ensuring we are constantly able to meet and deliver on our clients expectations.

The pay rate for this position is $37.11 - $41.18.

Job Duties

  • Provides line clearing and tree trimming services for major electric utility providers and rail customers
  • Operate as an active crew member with supporting ground crew and crew leader.
  • Perform all aspects of tree pruning and removal services safely and skillfully for clients
  • Pruning, thinning, and removing deadwood throughout the tree canopy
  • Removal of hazardous trees
  • Removal or trimming of trees and brush encroaching onto utility or transportation rights of ways
  • Properly maintain, prepare, and operate all tools and equipment including chainsaws, chippers, aerial lifts and more.
  • Responsible for job site set up, clean up.
  • Abide by Davey and industry safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Certified Arborist or Utility Tree Trimmer designation required.
  • Line clearance certification.
  • Electric utility tree trimming/climbing experience preferred.
  • Understanding and implementation of the process of safely ascending tree canopies at all heights.
  • Minimum 3 years experience.
  • Strong tree and shrub identification skills.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Valid provincial driver’s license. Licensed to drive a 5-ton vehicle and air brake endorsement considered an asset.
  • Ability to work safely as part of a team and possess the willingness to learn and progress.
  • Preferred background in Forestry, Horticulture or Landscaping.
  • First Aid certification preferred.

What We Offer

  • Full time. Year-round employment.
  • Seasonal positions also available
  • Davey provides ongoing training and career advancement opportunities, including assistance with tuition
  • Employee owned company with stock purchase available after 1 year of service
  • Excellent Benefits package and RRSP matching program
  • Paid Sick Days (BC Only)
  • Safety Boot Allowance (BC Only)
  • Employee Referral Program and other company perks
  • Daily Per Diem where required. Hotel and other expenses covered. 

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 of Canada, Limited, is committed to scientifically based horticultural and environmental services with outstanding client service. 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 Davey.com.

 

If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please email canada.recruiting@davey.com.

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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