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Positions: Climbing Arborist
Company: Heritage Tree Care Inc
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Heritage Tree Care Inc. is a happily thriving, nicely established and well-regarded tree service based in Toronto’s downtown west end since 2006.

At Heritage Tree Care we specialize in mature oak health care, high-end tree & shrub enhancement, large technical tree pruning, planting and the occasional tricky removal. We have intentionally stayed a smaller company with a big online and local presence so we can pick what jobs we take on and maintain a high-quality work standard. We have a steady flow of satisfying local work and all the necessary machines to deal with it. As well, we are a well-oiled company infrastructure that keeps everything running smoothly with everyone happy and well looked after.

Join us in 2022 and enjoy work/life balance with a 4-day work week and some of the best perks in the industry!

We offer to full time climbers:

  • $25-43 p/h
  • 4-day work week (5th optional)
  • Full Benefits – Health, Life & Dental
  • 6% vacation pay + stat holiday pay
  • Full WSIB coverage (of course)
  • Big yard in downtown west end Toronto (Parkdale - easy commute for a city dweller)
  • Crew tablets with Jobber software (fully utilized and highly organized)
  • Winter break/ possible layoff
  • Excellent in-house Health & Safety Program + Aerial Rescue Training
  • We subsidize Pro Arb courses for committed individuals

The ideal arborist climber candidate will:

  • Have at least one year of experience working in arboriculture and can prove tree climbing competency
  • Be able to show up on time with a professional appearance and a positive attitude
  • Be willing to climb trees daily while exhibiting proficiency in all pruning and removal techniques
  • Be capable of performing physically demanding manual labor in all manner of weather conditions
  • Perform ground support operations such as, but not limited to, rigging, cutting, brush management, chipping, equipment organization, and maintenance
  • Help create and maintain a positive atmosphere and productive team environment
  • Be open to giving and receiving feedback from co-workers and management
  • Be familiar with ISA and Ontario Arborist Safe Work Practices, and adhere to them throughout all aspects of aerial tree care operations
  • Safely operate and maintain chainsaws, chippers, stump grinders, mini skid steer and other equipment as needed
  • Perform meticulous worksite cleanup at every property, every time
  • Firmly adhere to our company code of ethics
  • Carefully follow work order specifications and ensure client satisfaction
  • Have a serious work ethic, high motivation, and keen ambition
  • Be unequivocally available for emergency storm response; be available for 4 weekends of work per year
  • G license with a clean abstract and experience driving large vehicles would be an advantage
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Working at heights training

The ideal candidate for a lead climber will also:

  • Be a highly skilled professional in the safe maintenance and management of trees of all sizes and species in a wide range of conditions (dead, dying, storm damaged and hazardous) and to work in all manner of environments with high-risk target zones
  • Be ready, willing and able to perform any sized tree removal on a regular basis.
  • Have a diploma in arboriculture or are ISA/TCIA Certified
  • Be able to carry out all aspects of aerial tree care operations and conform to Ontario & ISA industry standards & Arborist best work practices.
  • Be able to carefully and accurately follow detailed job directives, delegate to crew members and execute them with the highest standard of quality
  • Embody and practice leadership, communication, and accountability
  • Provide mentoring for Junior Climbers and Groundworkers
  • Be able to conduct a pre-work risk assessment and safety tailgates on the provided tablet on every job
  • Be open to giving and receiving feedback from co-workers and management

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 10 2022    ID: 64374