Climbing Arborist / Trimmer - San Diego # 21902

The Davey Tree Expert Company

The Davey Tree Expert Company

San Diego, CA, US, 92120 , San Diego , CA - 92120

Job Description

Requisition Number: 21902  
Company Name: The Davey Tree Expert Company 
Service Line: 1RES - Kent-Residential & Commercial Services 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: High School Diploma / GED 
Work Experience Required: 1 - 2 years 
Relocation Available: No 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 


Davey is seeking a qualified Climbing Arborists /Tree Trimmers to join our Residential Tree Care team in San Diego, CA   


  • Assist Foreman in completing all aspects of Tree Pruning, Removal, Cabling & Bracing by working as both second climber and ground crew
  • Operate Chippers, Trucks, Aerial Lifts, stump grinders or special equipment
  • Participate in job-site Hazards, Obstacles, Plan, Equipment (H.O.P.E) process
  • Maintain issued climbing gear, chainsaw, and shared crew equipment as directed by Foreman
  • Complete Davey Aerial Rescue Training
  • Make satisfactory progress in Davey Career Development Program



  • Valid Driver’s License required – CDL Class B or ability to attain  preferred.
  • Ability to satisfactorily perform Groundman duties
  • Under Direct Supervision ability to demonstrate proficiency:
  •               Climbing trees with Closed or Open Climbing System
  • Pruning to ANSI A300 standards.
  • Operating chippers and chainsaws

Additional Information

  • Ongoing training and career development  opportunities.
  • Work in beautiful San Diego, CA, only 25 minutes to the beach, alongside passionate and talented crew members.  

  • We provide all employees with PPE & Climbing Gear. 
  • Rigging gear is crew issued and assigned relative to job demands and crew ability. 



  • Competitive hourly wage and advancement opportunities.
  • Overtime hours available.
  • Davey employees are eligible for health, dental & vison insurance benefits.
  • After 1 year employees are eligible for 401k plan with company match and ESOP stock purchase plan.   
  • Reimbursement is available for industry related certifications. 



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 maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 35 years and has more than 8,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-800-445-8733 ext. 1108 or at