Vegetation Technician | Watsonville, CA

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Watsonville, CA, USA
  • Aug 21, 2021

Job Description




Vegetation Control Technician  


Invest in your future. Join one of the largest employee owned companies in the nation!  Davey has a unique culture that focuses on the open exchange of ideas, community partnerships, a commitment to safety, and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in horticultural and environmental services.   


We are currently looking to add a dynamic Vegetation Control Technician to our passionate team of utility vegetation management professionals. Your office is outdoors, and you get a new view every day!  


What You’ll Do:  


  • Maintain standard levels of vegetation in the surrounding area around utility poles by: 

  • Applying herbicides to control weeds and grasses around utility poles 

  • Using equipment to maintain appropriate levels of weeds and brush 

  • Following contracts for work conditions and job specifications 

  • Collect data to monitor and manage levels of invasive species of vegetation.  

  • Properly maintain, calibrate, and operate all tools and equipment including hand tools, chainsaws, chippers, aerial lifts and more.   

  • There is plenty of room for growth with us! 


What We’re Seeking: 


  • Love of the outdoors  

  • Preferred: line clearance experience or other related work 

  • Ability to complete Electrical Hazard Awareness Program and OSHA Training 

  • Ability to complete the Davey Tree First Aid, CPR and defensive driving course upon hire    

  • Preferred: Valid driver’s license with Class A or B with Airbrake Endorsement  

  • Preferred: Relevant pesticide and related licenses and certificates, if required by state law  

  • Preferred: ISA Certified Arborist ®, ISA Certified Tree Worker ®, and/or TCIA Certified Tree Care Safety Professional ®  


What We Offer: * 


  • Progressive advancement in job classification and wage 

  • Benefits through IBEW 1245 including health insurance and pension 

  • Opportunity to travel  

  • Opportunity for overtime work 

*All listed benefits available to eligible employees 


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 


The Davey Tree Surgery Company is a subsidiary of The Davey Tree Expert Company and provides a full range of utility tree care services and is based in Livermore, Calif.  Davey Tree 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 40 years and has more than 10,000 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 1-877-411-7601 or at


Requisition Number:147187 
Company Name: The Davey Tree Surgery Company 
Service Line: 2UTL - Surgery Utility 
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 50% 



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