Ground Worker

Precision Tree Services Ltd - Courtenay, BC (30+ days ago)

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Precision Tree Servcies Ltd is looking for a Groundman. This is a full-time position. As a Groundman your responsibilities will include:
- conducting safety inspections of equipment
- setting up a safe work zonen using signs & traffic cones
- moving trees/branches to the brush chipper
- operating a brush chipper
- using a chainsaw
- safely working around vehicles and pedestrians on roadways
- working with an arborist using an aerial lift or climbing trees

We will train our new teammate in more advanced skills such as:
- first aid
- traffic control
- operating a chainsaw (slashing, felling)
- driving a commercial vehicle
- climbing trees
- operating an aerial lift
- tree care, assessment, and maintenance

The successful candidate will be professional above all else. On time. Clean cut. Honest. Dedicated to doing the best job possible. You'll be a team player that wants to learn, develop skills and who also enjoys physical challenges. You will be a NON SMOKER. Steel toed boots are mandatory, all other safety equipment provided. You will be given a Position Agreement, Progressive Skill Development List and personalized training to help you learn. Pay is $17.50-$22.56/hr to start plus profit sharing. Benefits package available after 6 months.

We have the highest standards in our industry, including a strict zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy. As a new hire, you will be required to take a drug and alcohol test. If you have to think about whether or not drugs/alcohol may be an issue for you, please don't apply for this job.

Shortlisted candidates will:
1. Be e-mailed
2. Get a phone interview
3. Have references checked.
4. Get interviewed in real life
5. Earn a try out with the team
6. Have a second debrief interview
7. Get offered The Position, which will require reviewing and signing a Position Agreement prior to commencing work.

Please include a cover letter telling us why you'd be an awesome fit for our team with your application. Maximum effort yields maximum results. Don't half ass it. Low/No effort applications - ie those without cover letters - will be reviewed with equal effort. Which is none. Which means we'll trash them without a look.

Thank you for taking the time to read to the end of our really ridiculously long posting. Maybe you should apply.

~James, Team Captain, Precision Tree Services Ltd

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $17.50 to $22.56 /hour


  • work: 2 years (Required)


  • Secondary School (Required)


  • Courtenay, BC (Preferred)


  • English (Required)