Plant Health Technician/Groundsman | Portland, OR

Davey Tree Portland , OR 97228

Posted 11 months ago

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.


  • 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

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

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