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Careers at Almstead

Tree Climbers and Tree Crew Foremen - All Locations

 

Basic Function

Tree Climbers serve a pivotal role on tree care crews with the primary responsibility of climbing and assisting the crew foreman in the performance of all services. Tree Crew Foremen also serve a pivotal role on tree care crews with the primary responsibility of climbing and guiding his/her team in the performance of all services.

 

Tree Climber Responsibilities

  • Perform all required ground, climbing, and aerial lift duties in support of specific job assignments, as directed by crew leader.
  • Assist in the performance of specialized pruning and take-downs, installing cabling and bracing.
  • Safely operate equipment (chainsaw, chipper, trucks, and hand tools).
  • Participate in all job site safety briefings.
  • Demonstrate and perform proper climbing techniques and procedures, pruning skills, application of approved knots and rigging techniques.
  • Assist with driving, backing, dumping, and parking duties.
  • Utilize knowledge of compartmentalization and other concepts related to tree wounding/pruning.

 

Tree Climber Requirements

  • Two/four year degree in Arboriculture; 2+ years industry experience also qualifies.
  • Knowledge of proper pruning practices including large shade trees and ornamentals.
  • Knowledge of native and introduced tree and shrub species and characteristics of each species.
  • Knowledge of chain saw safety and operation.
  • Adept in tree climbing & bucket truck operation.
  • CDL license preferred.

 

Tree Foremen Responsibilities

  • Direct crew in performance of work to be done; assign job specific tasks.
  • Supervise workmanship to ensure the work meets job order specifications.
  • Walk job site with consulting arborist.
  • Ensure crew members wear all safety equipment at all times and that safety practices and measures are followed.
  • Manage time, equipment and materials used to ensure job organization, equipment utilization and manpower are used in the most efficient manner.
  • Direct the cleanup of job site and ensure all equipment and supplies are secured on the trucks.
  • Reorder materials and supplies needed for trucks and equipment.
  • Adhere to company safety and training policies to maintain safe and controlled work environment at all times.
  • Confirm that all maintenance checks and services on equipment are followed.
  • Ensure that crews are properly trained and understand company safety policies and procedures.
  • Participate in all job site safety briefings.
  • Demonstrate and perform proper climbing techniques and procedures, pruning skills, application of approved knots and rigging techniques.

 

  • Tree Foremen Requirements
  • 5-7 years industry experience in residential tree care with the ability to train/direct crew members in all facets of tree care.
  • Knowledge of native and introduced tree and shrub species and characteristics of each species.
  • Knowledge of proper pruning practices including large shade trees and ornamentals.
  • Knowledge of chain saw safety and operation.
  • Adept in tree climbing & bucket truck operation.
  • Quality workmanship, quality control with customer care attitude.
  • CDL license preferred.
  • Utilize knowledge of compartmentalization and other concepts related to tree wounding/pruning.

 

 

Apply Today

Send your resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co.

58 Beechwood Avenue, New Rochelle NY 10801

 

Or email us at jobs@almstead.com

 

 

We offer a competitive compensation package for full-time employees including medical and dental plans with employer contribution, 401K, and paid vacation/sick/holidays.

 

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Company, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status or genetics.

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