Crew Lead/Arborist

Arborist climbing into a tree

Now Hiring – Crew Lead/Arborist

Full Time – Buckhorn, ON (Kawarthas)

The successful candidate for the Crew Lead/Climbing Arborist position will be responsible for leading a crew to perform all tree care services offered by Logan Tree Experts. 

We are seeking an extremely proficient, keen, and safety-conscious person with proven technical ability and experience leading a crew and managing a work site. This individual has a passion for arboriculture, wants to be part of a team that continually builds their knowledge and skills, and wants to excel in the industry.

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Qualifications:

  • Multi-year experience in tree climbing, pruning, rigging, and removals.
  • Multi-year experience leading a tree service crew.
  • Strong leadership skills, demonstrated by effective communication, task delegation, and team motivation.
  • Capable of performing physically demanding labour in a variety of weather conditions.
  • A certificate/diploma in arboriculture, forestry, or horticulture is preferred.
  • ISA Certified Arborist certification is preferred.
  • Experience operating heavy equipment.
  • Class G driver’s license and clean driver abstract.
  • Experience driving a truck with a chipper/trailer.
  • DZ, AZ, or AR licensing (3 years experience) (asset).
  • Mobile crane (knuckle-boom) operator 8t certificate (asset).
  • Experience operating an Aerial Lift (Spiderlift) (asset).
  • Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness Training. 
  • First Aid/CPR.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and direct a crew to safely and efficiently complete prescribed work.
  • Ensure that all work is fully executed and complies with the contracted scope of the work order.
  • Ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure that service is always provided to clients following company core values.
  • Assist in leading the team and maintaining high employee engagement levels.
  • Provide direction, feedback, coaching, and mentorship to team members.
  • Be the point of contact between the team and Management.
  • Ascend and perform aerial operations to safely and efficiently remove trees of all sizes, including storm and hazard trees.
  • Perform rigging techniques to safely dismantle trees with various targets.
  • Perform proper pruning techniques in trees of all sizes, for clearance, structure, and safety.
  • Remove and prune trees utilizing equipment including aerial devices and cranes.
  • Operate and maintain chainsaws, chippers, stumper, and other equipment.
  • Perform ground support such as, but not limited to, rigging, cutting, brush management, chipping, and site clean-up.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork (timesheets, project notes, project risk assessment forms) accurately and on time.
  • Arrive on time with a professional appearance, positive attitude, and eagerness to work and learn.

Hours: 40-44 hours/week (Depending on weather and season)

Wage: Starting wage based on skill level, experience, and qualifications. $24-$30/hr.

To Apply: please send a cover letter and resume to office@logantreeexperts.com and reference the position you’re applying for.