Plant Health Care Technician | SE Seattle (Redmond), WA

  • Davey Resource Group, Inc.
  • Seattle, Redmond
  • May 20, 2020

Job Description

Requisition Number: 67566  
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% 


The Davey Tree Expert Company is seeking qualified Tree Care Workers to join our Redmond, WA team,  working in the capacity as both Plant Health Care Technician, and ocassionally in Ground Support on a tree crew.


The Davey Tree Expert Company is a national leader in the arboriculture and horticulture industries and provides services to residential and commercial clients throughout North America. Davey Tree has an immediate opening for Plant Health/Lawn Care Technicians in our Redmond, WA Office (East of Seattle) .



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. Tree and shrub ID, Pathology, and knowledge of turf or tree physiology are valuable but not required.  Experience in related fields of work (pest control, exterminator) or outdoor work experience (lawn care, yard care, mowing, gardener, weed control, maintenance) is desirable.




  • Provides fertilization, weed, pest and fungi controls on client properties using tankers, spray pumps and injection tools. 
  • Monitor, diagnose and treat insect, disease, and environmental conditions
  • Evaluate and recommended treatment options
  • Demonstrates the proper pesticide application skills
  • Learn and understand insect & disease life cycles, and plant biology
  • Perform accurate and timely record-keeping


During the off-season or slowed periods, work as a member of a tree crew under the supervision of the Crew Leader/Foreman, while progressively learning new skills

  • Maintain clean and orderly drop zone while running ropes and supplying tools to Trimmer(s) and  Foreman
  • Support Foreman and Trimmer(s) completing tree pruning, removal, cabling & bracing




  • 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 species and knowledge of growth rates (Northern CA)
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Class B CDL-Air a plus
  • ISA Certified Arborist is a plus
  • Certified applicators license is highly valuable
  • Related past 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
  • 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 and PPE provided 
  • Industry related training and special Davey training courses
  • Reimbursement is available for industry related certifications 
  • Management mentoring programs available


Additional Information:

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