Climbing Arborist Trainee | Trimmer | Austin, TX (South Austin Metro)

  • Davey Resource Group, Inc.
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Aug 31, 2019

Job Description

Requisition Number: 41016  
Company Name: The Davey Tree Expert Company 
Service Line: 1RES - Kent-Residential & Commercial Services 


POSITION: Climbing Arborist Trainee - South Austin Metro Residential and Commercial Tree Care

Davey Tree is seeking a Climbing Arborist -Trainee to join our Residential/Commercial Tree Care team in Texas' South Austin Metro area.  Those with prior experience in Forestry, Landscape or working at height are encouraged to apply.  Trainees will work directly with the territory's  crew leaders & foremen to learn all aspects of Arboricultural operations.  After familiarization with ground duties such as job-site setup, chipping, and chainsaw operation, Trainees will learn skills necessary for pruning trees to ANSI A300 guidelines.  Trainees will progress through Davey's Career Development Program as they learn to utilize ropes for ascending and working in trees.  


-Function as a member of a tree crew while progressively learning new skills

-Make satisfactory progress in Davey's Career Development Program
-Operate chainsaws, chippers, stump grinders, and other equipment as needed on job-sites

-Utilize ropes for work positioning at heights up to 60 feet, while pruning or removing trees

- Maintain issued personal gear, crew gear, and equipment
-Learn tree Identification and ANSI A300 Pruning guidelines


-Background in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Landscaping, or working at heights

-Demonstrated ability to report for work regulary and punctually

-Valid Driver's License, Commercial Driver's License highly valuable

-Willingness to work outdoors in Austin area during a variety of weather conditions
-Knowledge of common tree species in Austin area is helpful


Additional Information:

This is a full-time, hourly position with opportunity for overtime.  Compensation base pay is $16 per hour with the opportunity for more dependent upon experience. This position comes with incentives for completing training and certifications.  Davey provides all PPE, uniforms, climbing gear, and related equipment.  Davey is Employee Owned and offers benefits including health and 401k.   Pre-employment drug screen and e-verify are required.  Davey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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 8,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-800-445-8733 ext. 1108 or at


Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: High School Diploma / GED 
Work Experience Required: Less than 1 year 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 



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