Foreman Trainee | Seattle (Lake Forest Park), WA

  • Davey Resource Group, Inc.
  • Seattle, Lake Forest Park
  • Jul 12, 2019

Job Description

Tree Crew Leader Trainee (Foreman Trainee)    |     Davey Tree - Residential Division    |   Seattle (Lake Forest Park), WA



The Foreman Trainee position is intended to introduce experienced climbers to Davey Company Culture & develop them into full-time Foremen.

Foreman Trainee will learn to lead 2 or 3 person tree crews (or sometimes more) to complete tree pruning and tree removal.  Foremen are responsible for utilizing the Job Planning Toolkit to safely and efficiently complete work orders as assigned by management.  This includes performing pre-climb inspections of trees before work begins.  Foremen work directly with the District Manager to mentor and train new employees.   


  • Ability to work with various type of clientele, ensuring excellent customer service is provided, while maintaining arboricultural standards, and meeting objectives  
  • Experience pruning to ANSI A300 standards
  • Comfortable climbing on Moving Rope System
  • Ability to set a tie-in-point utilizing Throwball and Throwline
  • Proficiency tying Climbing Hitches, Termination Knots, & Rigging Knots
  • Dedication to safe chainsaw operation and maintenance
  • Prior Experience with Sectional Tree Removal utilizing techniques to minimize Dynamic Loads
  • Prior Experience felling with open-faced notch, hinge wood, and back cut for directional control
  • Valid Driver’s License required


Valuable qualifications, but not required:

  • CTW-Climber Specialist, ISA Certified Arborist, and/or CTSP
  • Class B CDL with airbrakes preferred
  • Aerial Lift Experience
  • Crane Experience



  • Full time hourly position (compensation based on qualifications and experience)
  • Potential for overtime
  • Generous performance incentive plan
  • Excellent benefits offered
    • Medical, Dental, Vision plans
    • Paid time off vacation, Holiday Pay,  Sick leave
    • 401K retirement plan,  the opportunity to buy Davey stock after 1 year
    • Employee referral bonus program
  • All climbing gear and PPE provided
  • Industry related training and special Davey training courses
  • Reimbursement is available for industry related certifications 
  • Industry recognized Professional Development through The Davey Institue 



Pre-employment Drug Screen and Social Security verification are required.


If you need assistance with your application, please contact us at 1-800-445-8733 ext. 1108 or at

The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 35 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit


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