Climbing Arborist | San Jose, CA

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

Job Description

Requisition Number: 43826  
Company Name: The Davey Tree Expert Company 
Service Line: 1RES - Kent-Residential & Commercial Services 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: High School Diploma / GED 
Work Experience Required: 1 - 2 years 
Relocation Available: [[relocation]] 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 


Climbing Arborist (Tree Trimmer)  -   Residential & Commerical Division of Davey Tree  - San Jose, CA


The Davey Tree Expert Company is seeking Climbing Arborists (Tree Trimmers) to join our Residential & Commercial Tree Care team in San Jose, CA.



  • Responsible for climbing, pruning and removing trees on residential and commercial properties
  • Assist Foreman in completing all aspects of Tree Pruning, Removal, Cabling & Bracing by working as both second climber and ground crew
  • Services provided include pruning treetops, repairing damaged trees by trimming or removal, as well as removing broken limbs from wires, roofs, and other objects
  • Operate Chippers, Trucks, Aerial Lifts, stump grinders or special equipment
  • Participate in job-site Hazards, Obstacles, Plan, Equipment (H.O.P.E) process
  • Maintain issued climbing gear, chainsaw, and shared crew equipment as directed by Foreman
  • Complete Davey Aerial Rescue Training
  • Make satisfactory progress in Davey Career Development Program



  • Valid Driver’s License required
  • CDL Class B or ability to attain within 3 months is  preferred
  • Ability to satisfactorily perform Tree Trimmer-Climber duties
  • Under Direct Supervision ability to demonstrate proficiency:
    • Climbing trees with Closed or Open Climbing System
    • Pruning to ANSI A300 standards
    • Operating chippers and chainsaws
  • Climbing experience without spurs
  • Bucket truck experience
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Safe working procedures
  • Customer service
  • Strong tree ID skills, installation experience of cables, bracing and lightening protection are preferred but not required
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Completion of Davey Tree Trimmer Orientation Program upon hire


  • 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 uniforms, gear and PPE provided
  • Footwear available for purchase through payroll deduction
  • Industry related training and special Davey training courses
  • Internships and management mentoring program




Pre-employment Drug Screen & Social Security # Verification are required.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Davey is Employee Owned.

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




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