The Davey Tree Expert Company, a national leader in the arboriculture and horticulture industries, is seeking a Plant Health Care Technician/Groundsman, for our Residential Operation in Portland, OR.
BENEFITS & PERKS WE OFFER:
Full time hourly position (compensation based on qualifications and experience)
Potential for overtime
Generous performance incentive plan
Excellent benefits offered
Medical, Dental, Vision plans
Paid time off vacation, Holiday Pay, Sick leave
401K retirement plan, the opportunity to buy Davey stock after 1 year
Employee referral bonus program
All uniforms and PPE provided (uniforms laundered/cleaned at no cost to employee)
Industry related training and special Davey training courses
Reimbursement is available for industry related certifications
Management mentoring programs available
Our ideal candidate will work both as Plant Health Care Technician (PHC Tech), and as Climbing Arborist (or Climbing Arborist-Trainee), to perform all functions of the Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM), and as a member of a tree crew. Professionalism and customer service is a key element of the position, as well as routing, product mixing and application.
Provides fertilization, weed, pest and fungi controls on client properties using tankers, spray pumps and injection tools.
Monitor, diagnose and treat insect, disease, and environmental conditions
Evaluate and recommended treatment options
Demonstrates the proper pesticide application skills
Learn/understand insect & disease life cycles, and plant biology
Perform accurate and timely record-keeping
During the off-season or slowed periods, work as a member of a tree crew under the supervision of the Crew Leader/Foreman, while progressively learning new skills
Maintain clean and orderly drop zone while running ropes and supplying tools to Trimmer(s) and Foreman
Support Foreman and Trimmer(s) completing tree pruning, removal, cabling & bracing
Two or Four year degree in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, Horticulture or related discipline is a plus, but not required
Leadership experience and a desire for career growth will be given a priority
Ability to identify local tree species and knowledge of growth rates (Pacific Northwest)
Valid driver's license required
Class B CDL-Air a plus
ISA Certified Arborist is a plus
Certified applicators license a plus where applicable
Related past experience is a plus
Excellent communication skills
Specific task training provided
Pre-employment Drug Screen, E-verify Social Security Number verification, and criminal background check required.
The Davey Tree Expert Company and Davey Tree Surgery are Equal Opportunity Employers. Davey is Employee Owned. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Full time hourly position. Compensation based on qualifications and experience. Davey Tree offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and full-time position includes option to buy company stock after one year. Access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses.
If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-800-445-8733 ext. 1108 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds