The Davey Tree Expert Company

Utility Arborist Apprentice

West Kelowna, British Columbia, CA, V1Z 1G5

Additional Locations: Kamloops Region

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

Requisition ID: 193616

Position Overview

As a Utility Arborist Apprentice with Davey Tree you will begin to gain exposure on all aspects of the Arborist role. You will spend your day in the field supporting Arborists all while ensuring a clean, safe, and organized site. In time Davey Tree would look to support the apprentice in becoming a certified Arborist.

The pay rate for this position is $27.83 - $31.54 per hour.

Job Duties

  • Control lowering ropes.
  • Supply tools for tree workers aloft.
  • Control road and sidewalk traffic as needed by use of warning devices.
  • Perform daily, weekly and monthly maintenance inspections on equipment.
  • Cut, chip and load brush and wood.
  • Complete proper job site cleanup.
  • Assist other crew members in performing job duties.
  • Abide by Davey and industry safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Valid provincial driver’s license. Licensed to drive a 5-ton vehicle and air brake endorsement considered an asset.
  • Previous arboriculture/horticulture experience
  • Utility line clearing experience an asset
  • Willingness to work towards becoming a certified Arborist.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work safely as part of a team and possess the willingness to learn and progress.

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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