Climbing Arborist Trainee | Wilmington, DE

at The Davey Tree Expert in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Requisition Number: 153947

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

Travel Expectations: Up to 25%

Climbing Arborist Trainee

Invest in your future. Join one of the largest employee-owned companies in the nation! Davey has a unique culture that focuses on the open exchange of ideas, community partnerships, a commitment to safety, and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in horticultural and environmental services.


We are currently looking to add a dynamic Climbing Arborist Trainee to our passionate team of tree care professionals in Wilmington, DE. Your office is outdoors, and you get a new view every day!


What You'll Do:

Climb trees! (Yes, we will pay you to do that.) Davey offers both DdRT/MRS and SRT/SRS climbing systems

Operate as a member of a tree crew while progressively learning new skills

Learn to perform all aspects of tree pruning and removal services safely and skillfully for clients. Including but not limited to:

Tree identification and industry pruning guidelines

Prune, thin and remove deadwood throughout the tree canopy

Learn how to install cables, bracing, and lightning protection systems

Assist in the removal of hazardous trees

Properly maintain, prepare and operate all tools and equipment including chainsaws, chippers, aerial lifts and more

How high you grow depends on you


What We're Looking For:

Love of the outdoors

Background in Forestry, Horticulture, Landscaping, or working at heights

Ability to complete the Davey Tree Trimmer Orientation Program upon hire

Ability to complete the Davey Tree First Aid, CPR and defensive driving course upon hire

Preferred: Relevant pesticide and related licenses and certificates, if required by state law

Required: Valid Driver's License


What We Offer: *

Paid time off and paid holidays

Opportunities for advancement

All job-specific equipment and safety gear provided

401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match

Employee-owned company and discounted stock purchase options

Group health plan

Employee referral bonus program

Locations throughout the US in major cities and desirable areas

Career development program supported by industry expert Safety Specialists and Skills Trainers

Scholarship program for children of employees

A charitable matching gift program

*All listed benefits available to eligible employees


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law.


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 40 years and has more than 10,000 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 1-877-411-7601 or at .



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Job Posting: 861536

Posted On: Oct 22, 2021

Updated On: Nov 13, 2021