Arborsmith Ltd.™ seeks new arborist 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:
Applicant requirements: high school diploma minimum, however, advanced course work or university degree with an interest in horticulture appreciated, must have a valid Illinois driver’s license, and reliable transportation to and from work, want to work outside year round, and be able to work in trees 20 to 70 feet off the ground. Certified Arborist preferred, or 1-2 years experience working towards certification. Proficiency in the use of tree injection equipment and or fertilizing equipment appreciated, Illinois licensed Spray Operator or Applicator an advantage.
Job expectations: Arborist will demonstrate proficiency in or 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 towards B license or CDL license), and high pressured fertilizing/spraying equipment, and trunk injection equipment. Arborist will demonstrate proficiency or 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. Arborist will be responsible for self-motivated production on a small crew in all operations of tree care including tree identification and disease and pest diagnosis, tree climbing, tree trimming, fertilizing, plant health care applications, brush and log clean up requiring the lifting of loads up to 50 to 75lbs, and tree and shrub removals and plantings.
Arborist will be expected to arrive to work on time, prepared for outdoor work with appropriate attire and a cheerful attitude. Arborist will attend and participate in regular safety, training and organizational meetings held during regular business hours and help be responsible in the maintenance and upkeep of equipment that is used on the job. Arborist will be expected to attend appropriate educational seminars and be maintaining or working toward ISA 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 within the context of the Arborsmith Advantage ProcessTM. These skills and this knowledge base should be able to be clearly communicated to clients and other team members in possible training situations of seasonal staff.
Candidate will possess character traits including commitment, honesty, enjoyment of hard physical work outdoors, positive mental attitude and a teachable spirit. They should enjoy working with a team cooperating to achieve a common objective. They should attend to detail. They will be working and training in the unique process of the Arborsmith AdvantageTM. They will also be required to take the Kolbe to show compatibility with the Arborsmith Team. 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.