Power Saw Operator

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Nanaimo, BC, Canada
  • Nov 12, 2021

Job Description

Additional Locations: This role will require frequent travel across a territory

Primary Locations: British Columbia, Nanaimo, 202-2520 Bowen Road, V9T 3L3, British Columbia, Victoria, 888 Viewfield Road, V6P 6Z7 

Requisition ID: 160057

Position Overview

As a Power Saw Operator (Slasher) you will be working closely on a small crew supporting our client in several different locations and terrains. In this role you will be required to travel to various locations within a territory.

Job Duties

  • Brush cutting using Chainsaw or Brushsaw.
  • Working on steep slopes and uneven ground.
  • Groundwork support for trimming operations. 
  • Chipper operation and loading brush. 
  • Assist the Foreperson in job- site setup, debris removal, cleanup and equipment maintenance.
  • Abide by Davey and Industry safety policies and procedures.
  • Providing excellent customer service.


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with maintenance and safe power saw operation.
  • Valid provincial driver’s license. Licensed to drive a 5-ton vehicle and air brake endorsement considered an asset.
  • Willingness to work towards becoming a certified arborist.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Valid First Aid certification
  • Enform or Forest Safety Council training preferred.
  • Ability to work safely as part of a team and possess the willingness to learn and progress.

Additional Information

  • Mostly rural locations.
  • Daily Per Diem where required.
  • Hotel expenses covered while on assignment.
  • Shifts vary based on scope and location however can include requirements for turnaround. 
  • Full time. Year-round employment. 
  • Occasional overtime required. 
  • Must be 18 years of age or older. 
  • Excellent Benefits package, RRSP and careers advancement opportunities.
  • Employee owned company with stock purchase available after 1 year of service.
  • Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Davey provides ongoing training.

Company Overview

Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, Limited has been performing tree care and vegetation management services across Canada since 1930. With over 850 employees, we continuously pride ourselves on unmatched quality and safety. Davey Tree has numerous crews that are professionally trained to provide tree trimming and removal services to ensure the scope of this contracted work is completed safely, and well before any deadlines. Our relatable experiences and industries serviced include notably Utilities, Municipalities, Government, Rail, Commercial and Residential.

Divisional Overview

We provide utilities, rail and road transport with safe and efficient right of way clearance services. Clients rely on us for timely resource mobilization during severe weather events and proactive planning services, such as system hardening and storm restorations.


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

If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please email canada.recruiting@davey.com.



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