Tree Climbers/Tree Crew Foremen

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co.

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co.

58 Beechwood Rd , New Rochelle , NY - 10801

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co.

Job Description

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co. is a multi-state tree, shrub and lawn care firm with a long history of excellent customer service and employee retention. We are looking for experienced Tree Climbers and Tree Crew Foremen to join our team.  Tree Climbers will serve a pivotal role on tree care crews with the primary responsibility of climbing and assisting the crew foreman in the performance of all services. Tree Crew Foremen also serve a pivotal role on tree care crews with the primary responsibility of climbing and guiding his/her team in the performance of all services.

Tree Climber Responsibilities:

  • Perform all required ground, climbing, and aerial lift 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 (chainsaw, chipper, trucks, and hand tools).

  • Participate in all job site safety briefings.

  • Demonstrate and perform proper climbing techniques and procedures, pruning skills, application of approved knots and rigging techniques.

  • Assist with driving, backing, dumping, and parking duties.

  • Utilize knowledge of compartmentalization and other concepts related to tree wounding/pruning.

    Tree Climber Requirements:

  • 2+ years industry experience.

  • Knowledge of proper pruning practices including large shade trees and ornamentals.

  • Knowledge of native and introduced tree and shrub species and characteristics of each species.

  • Knowledge of chain saw safety and operation.

  • Adept in tree climbing & bucket truck operation.

  • CDL license preferred.

    Tree Crew Foremen Responsibilities:

  • Direct crew in performance of work to be done; assign job specific tasks.

  • Supervise workmanship to ensure the work meets job order specifications.

  • Walk job site with consulting arborist.

  • Ensure crew members wear all safety equipment at all times and that safety practices and measures are followed.

  • Manage time, equipment and materials used to ensure job organization, equipment utilization and manpower are used in the most efficient manner.

  • Direct the cleanup of job site and ensure all equipment and supplies are secured on the trucks.

  • Reorder materials and supplies needed for trucks and equipment.

  • Adhere to company safety and training policies to maintain safe and controlled work environment at all times.

  • Confirm that all maintenance checks and services on equipment are followed.

  • Ensure that crews are properly trained and understand company safety policies and procedures.

  • Safely operate equipment (chainsaw, chipper, trucks, and hand tools).

  • Participate in all job site safety briefings.

  • Demonstrate and perform proper climbing techniques and procedures, pruning skills, application of approved knots and rigging techniques.

    Tree Crew Foremen Requirements:

  • 5-7 years industry experience in residential tree care with the ability to train/direct crew members in all facets of tree care.
  • Knowledge of native and introduced tree and shrub species and characteristics of each species.
  • Knowledge of proper pruning practices including large shade trees and ornamentals.
  • Knowledge of chain saw safety and operation.
  • Adept in tree climbing & bucket truck operation.
  • Quality workmanship, quality control with customer care attitude.
  • CDL license preferred.
  • Utilize knowledge of compartmentalization and other concepts related to tree wounding/pruning.

    Excellent compensation / Benefits Package, Including:

  • Company 401K savings plan with employer contribution.

  • Medical and dental plans w/employer contribution.

  • Paid vacation, personal and holidays.

  • Strong mentoring and training program / Continuing education reimbursement.