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Entry Level Arborist

Almstead Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care Company

This is a Contract position in New Rochelle, NY posted April 30, 2021.

Almstead Tree and Shrub Care is a second-generation, family-owned arboriculture firm that has been offering environmentally conscious services the NY, NJ, and CT tri-state area since 1964. We are a TCIA accredited company that values our employee’s professional aspirations, career development, safety and quality of life.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about the environment, love working outdoors, and who want to begin their career in tree care! This position offers $17 – $20 per hour DOE, overtime, year-round work, paid time off, health and retirement benefits, inclusive company culture and so much more! If you are ready to enjoy going to work every day, come grow with us!

Begin your career on the ground, this is a pivotal role on tree care crews, with the primary responsibility of assisting the climbers and crew leader in the performance of all general tree work services.

Responsibilities

  • Perform all required ground duties in support of specific job assignments, as directed by crew leader.
  • Assist in the performance of specialized pruning and take-downs, installing cabling and bracing.
  • Safely operate equipment.
  • Participate in all job site safety briefings.
  • Perform proper felling, limbing and bucking techniques with a chainsaw.
  • Perform pruning from the ground with hand tools and pole saws, application of approved rigging techniques and knowledge of standard knots.
  • Assist with driving, backing, dumping, and parking duties.
  • Perform ground duties such as job site set up and clean up as required.

Requirements

  • Previous industry experience is desired, but willing to train right candidate.
  • Knowledge of pruning techniques including large shade trees and ornamentals.
  • Ability to operate chainsaw, chipper, stump grinder and log mover.
  • Knowledge of industry standard rigging techniques and knots
  • Knowledge of native and introduced tree and shrub species and characteristics of each species is desired.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs and occasionally 80-100lbs with assistance
  • Valid Driver’s License, CDL preferred.
  • Bi-lingual is a plus

Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package including medical and dental plans with employer contribution, 401K retirement savings plan, paid time off, and more!

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Company, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.