Plant Health Care Tech Trainee | Portland, ME

The Davey Tree Expert Company Test
Baltimore, ME
United States
Job Description

Additional Locations: Portland, ME

Primary Locations: ME, Gorham, 298 New Portland Road, 4038 

Requisition ID: 170528

Position Overview

Performs fertilization and pest management on trees, shrubs and lawns using spray and injection tools by performing the following duties. 


Job Duties

What You’ll Do: 

  • Cultivate your career and fertilize your future! 

  • Properly identify and diagnose insects, weeds, fungus conditions and pest prone areas.  

  • Communicate with and educate the client regarding the diagnosis and the prescribed pest control and fertilization service with customers. 

  • Continuously monitor plant heath quality and fertilizing methods after application and communicate progress to customers and supervisors. 

  • Drive, use, maintain and properly operate equipment (truck and sprayer). 


What We’re Looking For: 

  • Love of the outdoors 

  • Preferred: Background in Forestry, Horticulture or Landscaping 

  • Preferred:  Turf, Weed, Tree and shrub ID, Pathology and knowledge of turf or tree physiology 

  • Ability to complete the Davey Tree Qualified Plant Health Care Tech training program upon hire 

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

  • Valid driver’s license 

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

Additional Information

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 & discounted stock purchase options 

  • Group Health Plan 

  • Employee referral bonus program 

  • Locations throughout US in major cities and desirable areas 

  • Career Development Program supported by Industry Expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers 

  • Scholarship Program for Children of Employees 

  • Charitable matching gift program 

*all listed benefits available to eligible employees  

Company Overview

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 exchanging 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 Plant Health Care Technician to our passionate team of tree care professionals.  Your office is outdoors, and you get a new view every day! 


Divisional Overview


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


Employment Type: Permanent 

Job Type: Full Time 

Travel Expectations: Up to 25%