Tree Climber

Hiring Organization: West Michigan Tree Services
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

Tree Worker - Climber 


-Knowledgeable about the daily maintenance and safe operation of all equipment commonly used in tree care.

-Must posses a valid driver's license, CDL preferred, but willingness to obtain will work.

-Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of all knots, ropes and rigging devices used in tree trimming and removal operations.

-Must know and understand all approved operating procedures that apply to the dendrician/climber job description.

-Must be familiar with electrical hazards, appropriate operating procedures when in proximity to electrical conductors and aerial techniques in the event of an emergency aloft.

-Must be able to work and maneuver at considerable heights under varying and sometimes adverse weather conditions.

-Must possess physical strength and agility, good balance, good depth perception and the ability to hear verbal instructions from a distance.

-Must be able to (or: be trained to) climb and descent trees using rope and safety saddle; to learn, administer and implement emergency rescue techniques, including tree rescue and all applicable first aid techniques; must be able to quickly remove him/herself from a potential danger area.


-Report to office punctually each day prepared to work a full day.

-Assist in preparing truck and materials needed for day's work at crew leader's direction.

-Shall perform professional tree maintenance activities as directed by crew leader.

-Shall help to maintain and keep track of all tools and/or equipment used in daily operation.

-Shall constantly observe and practice climbing and tree maintenance skills in a continued effort to improve his own professional skills.

-Shall use all equipment and perform all jobs safely, making accident prevention a part of daily conduct.

-Shall be ready and willing to assist other crew members in all aspects of daily activities and shall be capable of taking a leadership role when required. 

Job Type: Full-time 

Salary: $15.00 /hour 

Required education: 

* High school or equivalent 

Required experience: 

* Tree work - Climbing: 1 year 

Required license or certification: 

* Driver's License Required, CDL-A with Airbrakes will be need to be obtained

Apply online or contact:

Matt Casburn
Administrative Manager
Grand Arbor Group, Inc 
616 456 7727

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