The Davey Tree Expert Company

Heavy Equipment Operator [North Interior]

West Kelowna, British Columbia, CA, V1Z 1G5

Additional Locations: Prince George, Vanderhoof, Smithers, Burns Lake, Hazelton, Terrance

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

Requisition ID: 193606

Position Overview

As a Heavy Equipment Operator you will safely operate our large equipment supporting our utility group. You will work with the Foreperson on the safe execution of work for a number of our clients. In this role you will be required to travel to multiple sites across a region; as a result frequent overnight stays will be required.

Job Duties

  • Operation of Hydro Axe, Excavator and/or Skid Steer, Mulcher.
  • Conduct vehicle and equipment checks prior to operation.
  • Assistance in loading/unloading equipment at different work locations.
  • Groundwork support for trimming operations; chainsaw use, chipping / loading brush.
  • Assist the Trimmers and Foreman in job site setup, debris removal, cleanup, and equipment maintenance.
  • Willing and able to temporarily move locations as contract progresses.


  • Valid provincial driver’s license. Licensed to drive a 5-ton vehicle and air brake endorsement considered an asset.
  • 3 years’ experience with excavators, mulchers or front-end loaders.
  • General landscaping experience.
  • Experience with chainsaw and chipping operations.
  • Positive attitude and work ethic, willingness to learn and progress.
  • Ability to work safely, as part of crew team.
  • Bondable with no prior criminal record.

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


If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please email

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law - English | Spanish
Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law Supplement - English | Spanish
Right to Work - English | Spanish
Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision
E-Verify Participation 

Job Segment: Horticulture, Housekeeping, Agriculture, Hospitality