Foreman - Arborist

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Kitchener, ON, Canada
  • Jun 01, 2022

Job Description

Additional Locations: na

Primary Locations: Ontario, Kitchener, 2-14 Riverview Place, N2B 3X8 

Requisition ID: 168107


Position Overview

This role will report directly to the Area Manager and support our residential operations team. In this role the candidate will be responsible for leading operations in a specific geographic region directing multiple crews and equipment as well and planning the execution of the required work.

Job Duties

  • Safely and efficiently lead a crew in providing arboricultural care for our clients. 
  • Responsible for all safety metrics within the district.
  • Ensure crew leads are set up for success:
    • Crew lead’s are trained on all aspects of the job.
    • Assist crew lead’s where necessary in training of staff.
    • Assist in recruitment of team members where required.
  • Direct multiple crews and equipment for various work sites.
  • Take the lead in planning, sequencing, and execution of assigned work for crews.
  • Operate up to 8-ton crane.
  • Oversee the preventative maintenance of all equipment within a specific location.
  • Develop relationships within the community, promote Davey Tree and ensure quality in execution.
  • Provide mentorship and training to staff and oversee employee development.


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Preferred background in Forestry, Horticulture or Landscaping
  • 3-5 years’ experience as Arborist
  • 5+ years as a supervisor/lead.
  • Valid provincial driver’s license. Licensed to drive a 5-ton vehicle and air brake endorsement considered an asset.
  • Certificate in crane operation, up to 8 ton required.
  • Understanding and implementation of the process of safely ascending tree canopies at all heights.
  • ISA Certification a must
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Strong tree, knot and shrub identification skills
  • Pesticide and herbicide license preferred

Additional Information

  • Full time. Year-round employment.
  • Occasional overtime required.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Excellent Benefits package and RRSP Matching
  • Employee owned company with stock purchase available after 1 year of service.
  • Davey provides ongoing training and careers advancement opportunities.

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

With residential tree service offices across Canada, Davey and our employees are dedicated to providing all aspects of professional tree care for our customers. Davey Tree arborists live and work in your community. Our widespread team allows us to build a relationship with our clients to provide an exceptional customer experience.


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.

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: None 



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