Experienced Climbers Wanted

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co. is a fast-growing, family-owned company that has been in business for over fifty years! Join a team of dedicated professionals that combine knowledge, technology, innovation and experience to provide the best solutions for tree, shrub and lawn care. We are committed to making our employees feel valued and inspired, while offering opportunities for training and advancement. Safety is an important priority to us. We adhere strictly to all safety guidelines and standards in the industry. We offer a competitive compensation package including medical and dental benefits, paid time-off, paid holidays, and a 401K plan with employer contribution. Please see our current job opportunities below in the NY, NJ & CT:
Tree Climber
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.
Requirements
2+ years industry experience.
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 Crew Foremen
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. 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.
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.

Please send resume to jobs@almstead.com.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
 
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