Arborist Wanted - Thetford
About the job
We are an Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor and due to continued growth we have vacancies for arborists and aerial rescue qualified ground crew based from our Depot in Thetford.
At JOC Arb we believe in delivering a high quality product whilst supporting a good work life balance for our staff as well as providing the best equipment, uniform and PPE for all our colleagues. You won’t find yourself working 50 hour weeks or rushing to get jobs finished in the dark. With an excellent variety of clients and work streams every day will be different and with our excellent supply chain mechanised support will be available to reduce your manual handling. We want our arborists to have long and successful careers and offer progression into team leader, supervisor and tree surveying roles
You will hold NPTC qualifications for ground based and aerial chainsaw activities including as a minimum CS30, CS31, CS38, CS39 as well as chipper operation and maintenance and an in date emergency first aid certificate (preferably arb/forestry specific).
A level 2 qualification in Arboriculture would be an advantage as would certificates in rigging operations and MEWP competency, New Roads and Street Works act certification.
As well as being a competent climber with a minimum of 2 years climbing experience you will have a keen focus on safe working practice, care and maintenance of arboricultural plant, vehicles and equipment and a passion for high quality tree care.
You must be focused, committed and hard working and as well as being resourceful and able to work well with others should be a motivator and an independent self starter
A full driving licence is required as a minimum (Ideally B+E) and 2 references will be required
Training available for the right candidate – attitude and commitment to high standards of quality, health and safety are foremost
About the Company
John O'Conner (GM) Ltd
Founded in 1969, John O’Conner is a privately owned company that keeps people at its heart. We are dedicated to the continuous development of each and every employee, and that commitment is reflected by the high-quality services we deliver to our clients. Operating throughout the UK, we provide extensive Arboriculture, grounds maintenance and landscaping services to both public and private sectors.