Apprentice Climber - Utility | Los Gatos & Mountain View, CA | Up To $500 Signing Bonus

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Los Gatos, CA, USA
  • Aug 31, 2021

Job Description

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 exchanging of ideas, community partnership, 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 Apprentice Climber (Climbing Arborist Trainee) to our passionate team of utility line clearance professionals. Your office is outdoors, and you get a new view every day! 


What You’ll Do:  


  • Learn how to climb trees. (Yes, we will pay you to do that.) Davey offers both DdRT/MRS and SRT/SRS climbing systems.  

  • Perform all aspects of tree pruning and removal services safely and skillfully for major electric utility providers.   Including but not limited to:   

  • Pruning treetops, repairing damaged trees by trimming or removal 

  • Removing broken limbs from utility lines, roofs, and other objects 

  • Tree identification and pruning to industry guidelines 

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

  • Operate as an active crew member with supporting ground crew and foreman.  

  • How high you grow depends on you!  


What We’re Seeking:  


  • Love of the outdoors  

  • Preferred: line clearance experience or other related work 

  • Ability to complete the Davey Tree Trimmer Orientation Program upon hire  

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

  • Required: Valid driver’s license 

  • Preferred: Commercial Driver’s License-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 union agreement including health insurance and pension 

  • Opportunity to travel  

  • Opportunity for overtime work 


*All listed benefits available to eligible employees 

Pre-employment Drug Screen and Social Security verification required.   

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.  


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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%  

Requisition Number: 148739   



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