Arborsmith Ltd.™ seeks new arborist trainee to join the Arborsmith™Advantage team
Description of firm:
Arborsmith Ltd., an equal opportunity employer/DFWP has been in business since January 1, 1982. Please review the “Our Story” section on the website to get a detailed description of the history of the company and the remainder of the website to get a feel for the branding and ethos of the company. We maintain a small staff of certified arborists that have been trained while in our employ. We have exceptionally long retention of our staff.
Job Description for Arborist Trainee:
Applicant requirements: high school diploma or GED minimum, must have valid Illinois driver’s license, have reliable transportation to and from work, entry level position: so no experience required, however, course work and an interest in horticulture appreciated, want to work outside year round, and have a desire to learn to work off the ground in the trees operating hand and power equipment.
Arborist trainee will learn to safely operate all equipment used in the trimming and caring for trees, including chain saws, brush chipper, 2 1/2 ton dump truck working to receive B license or a CDL license, high pressured fertilizing equipment. Trainee will learn safe and responsible use of rope and saddle to climb trees and act as a responsible grounds crew for other arborists while they are aloft. Trainee will be responsible for self-motivated production on a small crew in all operations of tree care including climbing, trimming, fertilizing and spraying, brush clean up, tree and shrub removals and plantings.
Trainee will be expected to arrive to work on time, prepared for outdoor work with appropriate attire and a cheerful attitude. Trainee will attend and participate in regular safety and training meetings held during regular business hours and help be responsible in the maintenance and upkeep of equipment that is used on the job. Trainee will be expected to attend appropriate educational seminars and be working toward eventual arborist certification. This will require employees to learn the names of plants with which they are working and the proper horticultural methods of maintaining their long-term health and beauty. Trainee will be learning and working in the unique processes of the Arborsmith AdvantageTM.
Trainee will exhibit character traits including commitment, honesty, hard work, positive mental attitude and a teachable spirit. Position is an hourly pay structure. Benefits available will be outlined at the interview stage of hiring.
Interested parties please apply by filling out an Employment Application.