Arborist Trainee | San Jose, CA

  • Davey Resource Group, Inc.
  • San Jose, Santa Clara
  • Nov 08, 2019
Forestry

Job Description

Requisition Number: 43827  
Company Name: The Davey Tree Expert Company 
Service Line: 1RES - Kent-Residential & Commercial Services 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: No Diploma 
Work Experience Required: 1 - 2 years 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 

 

 Groundmanperson/Arborist TRAINEE   -  Residential Tree Care - San Jose, CA

Starting Date:  Immediately. Applications accepted until suitable candidates are selected.

 

Davey Tree is seeking a Groundsperson to join our Residential/Commercial Tree Care team in San Jose, CA and surrounding areas. Those with prior experience in Forestry, Landscape or experience in relatable fields of work (concrete, construction, electrical, landscaping) or outdoor work experience (lawn care, yard care, mowing, gardener, weed control, maintenance) are encourages to apply.

 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Support Foreman and Trimmer(s) completing tree pruning, removal, cabling & bracing
  • Maintain clean and orderly drop zone while running ropes and supplying tools to Trimmer(s) and  Foreman
  • Operate chipper, trucks, stump grinders or special equipment
  • Cutting, chipping and loading brush and wood and proper job site cleanup
  • Participate in job-site Hazards, Obstacles, Plan, Equipment (H.O.P.E) process
  • Responsible for maintaining crew gear and equipment as directed by Foreman
  • Make satisfactory progress in Davey Career Development Program              

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Willingness to learn to prune trees and shrubs from ground
  • Prior experience operating chippers & chainsaws highly valuable
  • Understand the safe use of equipment (handsaw, chippers, chainsaws, etc)
  • Control road and sidewalk traffic as needed by use of warning devices and other methods
  • Understand proper job site set up and cleanup procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to report for work regularly and punctually
  • Willingness to work outdoors during a variety of weather conditions
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred

     

BENEFITS  & PERKS:

  • 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 with employer matched contribution + opportunity to buy Davey stock after 1 year of FT employment
    • Employee referral bonus program
  • All uniforms, climbing gear and PPE provided  (uniforms cleaned and laundered at no cost to you)
  • Industry related training and special Davey training courses
  • Reimbursement is available for industry related certifications 
  • Internships and management mentoring program available
  • Work in sunny San Jose and and enjoy all that San Jose offers (museums, world renowned cuisine, night life) and close proximity to San Francisco, Santa Cruz

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Pre-employment Drug Screen, E-verify/Social Security Number Verification and Criminal Background Check are required.

 

Full time hourly position and compensation based on qualifications and experience. Davey offers competitive wages, excellent benefits, advancement opportunities and option to buy Company stock after 1 year of employment, plus access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses.

 

The Davey Tree Expert Company and Davey Tree Surgery are Equal Opportunity Employers. Davey is Employee Owned. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Visit Davey Website: WWW.DAVEY.COM Job Opportunities & Company Profile Information

 

 

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.

 

 

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 www.davey.com

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-800-445-8733 ext. 1108 or at ed.help@davey.com.

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