Plant Health Care Technician | Arborguard Tree Specialists, Atlanta, GA

  • Davey Resource Group, Inc.
  • Avondale Estates, GA, USA
  • Jul 12, 2019

Job Description

Plant Healthcare Technician | Arborguard Atlanta, A Davey Company



Plant Health Care Technicians (PHC Techs) performs all functions of the Integrated Pest Management Program, including administration, scheduling, inspections, treatments, equipment maintenance, record keeping, and customer relations. Professionalism and customer service is a key element of the position, as well as routing, product mixing and application. Participating in consulting work such as tree inventory projects is also required.  Tree and shrub ID, Pathology, and knowledge of tree physiology are valuable but not required.  Experience in related fields of work (pest control, exterminator) or outdoor work experience (landscaping, lawn care, yard care, mowing, gardener, weed control, maintenance) is desirable.




  • Diagnose insect, disease, and cultural/environmental conditions.
  • Evaluate and recommended treatment options.
  • Ensure proper filling/mixing procedures and material dilution are followed.
  • Understand and operate state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Learn/understand insect & disease life cycles, plant biology, and soil biology.
  • Perform accurate and timely record-keeping.
  • Maintain a safe and controlled work environment.
  • Adhere to company safety, state and local regulations.
  • Operate, calibrate and maintain equipment.
  • Maintain open communication with consulting Arborists and clients to provide feedback on plant health care issues.
  • Conduct consulting work such as tree inventories and tree risk assessment as appropriate



  • Two or Four-year degree in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, Horticulture or related discipline is a plus, but not required
  • Leadership experience and a desire for career growth will be given a priority
  • Ability to identify local tree and shrub species
  • Familiarity with soil science and horticulture is a plus, but not required
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Class A or B CDL-Air is a plus
  • ISA Certified Arborist is a plus
  • Related previous experience is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Specific task training provided



  • Full time hourly position (compensation based on qualifications and experience)
  • Potential for overtime
  • Generous performance incentive plan
  • Professional Development & growth opportunities
  • Excellent benefits offered
    • Medical, Dental, Visin plans
    • PTO and Hliday Pay
    • 401K retirement plan, the pportunity to buy Davey stock after 1 year
    • Emplyee referral bonus program
  • All uniforms and PPE provided
  • Industry related training and special Arborguard/Davey training courses
  • Reimbursement is available for industry related certifications 
  • Internships and management mentoring programs available


Full time hourly position. Compensation based on qualifications and experience. Davey Tree offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and full-time position includes option to buy company stock after one year. Access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses. 


Pre-employment Drug Screen, E-verify Social Security Number verification, and criminal background check required. The Davey Tree Expert Company and Davey Tree Surgery are Equal Opportunity Employers. Davey is Employee Owned. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.




The Davey Tree Legacy

Since 1880, our clients have trusted us to care for their most precious natural assets. Our history is rooted in preserving and caring for trees, but our evolution has grown to include whole natural environments. Davey is one of only a handful of companies in the world that can claim this rich, century-plus heritage and a record of continuous growth, even during tough economic times.



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