Cohen & Master Tree and Shrub Services

Date Posted:
November 10, 2017
Positions:
Production Arborist
Location:
Toronto (GTA)
Description/Summary:

Location of Work:        Toronto (GTA)
Language of Work:      English
Terms of Employment:  Permanent, Full time
Wage: $22.50 per hour
Hours per week:  35-44
Benefits: Health Benefits insurance plan, Paid holidays, Vacation pay
 
Overview:
The Production Arborist is directly responsible for executing and completing the  assigned production tasks. Arboriculture production includes all in-field work associated with the management and care of woody plants within the urban environment.  Safety, quality, and efficiency are paramount.

Qualifications:

Duties:

  • To serve as a guideline but not limited to this list:
    • Examine trees and shrubs to diagnose problems and disease;
    • Pruning of large scale broadleaf and coniferous trees (for safety, structure and health);
    • Fine pruning of ornamental trees and shrubs (for health, to encourage the natural form and improve aesthetic appeal);
    • Fine pruning of all scale of hedges and living fences / privacy screens;
    • Installation of tree support systems including Steel Cable, Synthetic Dynamic cable, Bracing Rods and Tree Props;
    • Full removal of dead, diseased and/or dangerous trees in a safe and controlled manner;
    • Removal of stumps with industry standard grinding machinery (small manual grinders and large hydraulically driven grinders);
    • Controlled lowering of tree material from heights using modern rigging techniques (blocks, pulleys, ropes and winches);
    • Manipulate and move heavy/irregular tree material with the use of specialized dollies, cant hooks, mechanical advantage and cranes;
    • Ascend and work through the canopy of all scale of trees in a safe and efficient manner, imposing no injury on the tree itself through the use of industry standard ropes, harnesses and hardware;
    • Use climbing spikes (spurs) for tree removal and ONLY for tree removal;
    • Utilize aerial lift devices to safely and efficiently access and work through the canopy of all scale of trees in a safe and efficient manner, imposing no injury on the tree itself;
    • Properly inspect all tools of the trade for safety including but not limited to cranes, aerial lifts, chainsaws, climbing equipment, dollies, winches, pulleys ropes etc;
    • Planting of all scale of trees and woody plants in accordance with arboricultural standards;
    • Preparation and application of soil amendments including organic compost and bio-stimulant soil conditioners;
    • Deep aeration and renovation of damaged or poor soils with pneumatic tools;
    • Pruning of roots in association with constriction projects and excavation in accordance with arboricultural standards;
    • Proper installation of safety traffic control barriers;
    • Maintenance and chainsaws and chains;
    • Maintenance of woodchipper machinery;
    • Identify potential hazards in the workplace and mitigate potential hazards in the work place.
Education/Assets/Other:

Requirements:

  • Completion of an Arboriculture diploma program and/or equivalent field experience;
  • 0 to 8 ton Ontario Crane operator License;
  • WAH - Working at Heights training (Ontario provincial standard);
  • Ability to make critical decisions for pruning strategies in accordance with arboricultural standards;
  • Ability to make critical decisions for tree support systems in accordance with arboricultural standards;
  • Experience working in 2 person, 3 person and 5 person arboriculture production crews;
  • Proficiency with modern climbing equipment, techniques and safe work practices (SRT and DDRT proficiency required);
  • Proficiency with modern rigging equipment, techniques and safe work practices. (GRCS experience required);
  • Proficiency with 185 Compressors and Air-Spade tools;
  • Ability to execute all tasks with the required personal protective equipment;
  • Experience working in proximity to energized conductors and utilizing proper barriers including dielectric tested rubber gloves and insulated tools;
  • Trained and practiced in Aerial rescue emergency protocol.
Pay/Benefits:

Benefits: Health Benefits insurance plan, Paid holidays, Vacation pay
Wage: $22.50 per hour
Hours per week:  35-44
Terms of Employment:  Permanent, Full time

Date Ad Expires:
January 10, 2018
How to Apply:

Please email resume to info@cmtrees.com.  Our office may be contacted at (416) 932-0622.

Our mission is to enhance and promote the care and benefit of trees for present and future generations in Ontario through education, research and awareness.