Arborist / tree climber Wanted - Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, Canada

Team Leader Nanaimo, British Columbia (Canada) Full Time

About the job

Salary CAD 55,000 - CAD 80,000

VI Tree Services Ltd is a Residential-Commercial and Utility based tree services currently providing services through out western Canada the position available is based in Nanaimo on Vancouver island.

We offer a close knit team environment with interesting work, good equipment and a healthy attitude

RESPONSIBILITIES Perform all required ground, climbing, and aerial lift duties in support of specific job assignments, as directed by crew leader Demonstrate high safety standards, sound tree risk assessment skills, equipment inspection skills, proper application of approved knots, proper climbing techniques and procedures, proper pruningand tree removal skills, and proper rigging skills Learn, understand, and adhere to all safety rules and company safety policies Responsible for carrying out other duties as assigned by the Crew Leader or designated supervisor, Arborist Representative, or Local Manager

QUALIFICATIONS At least 1 year of climbing (DdRT or SRT) and bucket operation experience in the tree care industry A current driver’s license or Class 5 with airbrake endorsement certificate in Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Plant Science, Landscape Management, or a related field is preferred but not required ISA Arborist Certification is preferred but not required

Compensation based on qualifications and experience but around $25-$35 per hour
VI TREE offers excellent wages ,extended medical and dental company contribution pension plan with great advancement opportunities ,paid training and safety equipment

Vancouver island tree service was founded in 2014, with the help of all of our staff has become one of the largest independent tree service company's in western Canada, with over 80 employees covering 3 provinces and 2 territories if you feel up to a challenge and can put in a good days work, send us your resume.

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Preferred Skills

This position requires vefiriable experience leading a tree crew in the safe daily execution of all facets of tree care and vegetation management. In a primarily residential setting the encumbant will be responsible for meeting daily work requirements, following all safety procedures and policies, maintenence and storage (lock up) of all equipmentand vehicles, as well as additional duties as required. Proper reporting of all information internally, via approved methods of communication is imperative to ensure smooth workflow between departments.

Benefits Offered

  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care

About the Company

VI Tree

     Vancouver Island Tree Service, is a company based out of Vancouver Island Canada. Founded in 2014 by Co-Directors Troy Soderstrom and Martin Evans, VI Tree as a company was started with a combined experience of over 40 years in the industry, experience that grows day-in day-out. Both Martin and Troy hold many sought after credentials including; ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor, BC Tree Fallers Endorsement, Certified Utility Arborist and more.

     With an attitude for success, Vancouver Island Tree Service has flourished into a team of more than 80 highly skilled employees from across Canada and Europe and New Zealand. We encourage growth and have a spectrum of experience ranging from 2 years to 25 years in the industry. Our talent pool has included national and international hires from North America, Europe, and New Zealand.

     VI Tree specializes in Utility Vegetation Management, Spur-less Climbing Techniques, Hazard Vegetation Mitigation, Emergency Storm Response, as well as Municipal and Residential tree care. VI Tree provides reliable tree services for several of the islands' rural towns, gulf islands and School Districts.

     VI Tree has a fully functional division on Vancouver Island, as well as a fully functional division in the Vancouver area on the Mainland. The Utilities division is currently working in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Territories.

     VI Tree emphasizes safety in every venture. From lacing up our boots to locking up after work, from record keeping to gear/vehicle maintenance, safety is paramount. Initiative to advance is an attribute that bodes well for all employees, seasoned or green.

     VI Tree operates forestry bucket trucks and chip trucks followed by 8/12 inch capacity wood chippers and uses 4x4 pickups to haul stump grinders and other light equipment.

     VI Tree has over a dozen Certified Utility Arborists and ISA Certified Arborists on staff as well as apprentices.

     VI Tree has in-house and field mechanics, servicing our equipment whenever possible.

     VI Tree takes initiative to conduct business as an ethical and environmentally responsible company, using only bio-degradable chain oil in our saws and bio diesel in our vehicles. VI Tree does not waste the organic material, the entire tree(s) is processed for one purpose or another. We use eco responsible paper in the office and do all our invoicing paperless via email. We work to ANSI A300 Standards for tree work and never use spurs when climbing trees that are to be retained.

     Vancouver Island Tree Service has Endorsed Tree Fallers, ISA Certified Arborists and Certified Tree Risk Assessors on staff. We promote the Industry Training Authority Arborist Apprenticeship Program, having 2 ITA Climbing Arborist Assessors on staff. The majority of our employees get signed up for the Arborist apprenticeship program, as VI Tree strives to excel as an industry leader.

     Vancouver Island Tree Service is a pre-approved contractor for BC Hydro and a proud BCFSC SAFE company.

                     Come grow with us!

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