Climbing Arborist

$20.00 - $30.00 hourly
  • Chippers, Inc
  • Woodstock, VT, USA
  • 12 Feb, 2020
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Job Description

Our mission at Chippers, Inc is to advance and sustain our position as the premier provider of comprehensive green care services to our clients, and to be the preferred employer for professionals and staff in our industry:

We’re All About Your Life Outside™

We’re green care professionals devoted to delighting our clients, offering a great place to spend one’s career.

All About the highest standards of professionalism and excellence in everything we do.

Your Life our clients’ lives and happiness; our employees’ lives and happiness; the cultivated landscape’s health and beauty; the greater natural world and all green and growing things.

Outside most everything we do is outside or is caring for green and growing things inside, we want our clients to love the beauty and health of their outdoor spaces, and we want teammates who are passionate about our work and company.

The Arborist Climber is responsible for most of these areas:

  • Preparing equipment for the day
  • Planting & transplanting
  • Large tree & ornamental pruning
  • Structural support & lightning protection installation
  • Hazardous tree removal
  • Maintenance of PPE, climbing gear, tree care tools and equipment
  • Safe operation of company vehicles, tools and equipment

Primary Objectives

  • Provides clients with exceptional customer service and enhanced value
  • Exhibits a positive attitude regarding the company safety culture, vision and mission

Ability to teach and lead a safe and efficient crew

  • Capable of on the job problem solving

Arborist Climber Requirements

  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to obtain CDL license
  • Must have or obtain ISA Certification
  • Team player with positive attitude and proven ability to work efficiently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Education and Experience

  • Knowledge and familiarity of plant health care practices and terms
  • Minimum 2 years arboricultural climbing experience
  • ISA Certification preferred

What we can offer you:

  • $2,500 Sign-On Bonus
  • 2020 Vermont's Best Places To Work
  • Full time hourly position (compensation based on qualifications and experience)
  • Potential for overtime
  • Devoted Safety Trainer is each location to promote skill and career advancement
  • Positive I WILL safety culture
  • Industry related training and Chippers training courses
  • Excellent benefits offered
  • Medical, Dental, Vision plan
  • Paid time off
  • Roth IRA Matching
  • Employee referral bonus program

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20.00 to $30.00 /hour


  • tree care: 2 years (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Signing bonus
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment


  • Monday to Friday
  • Day shift
  • Overtime
  • 8 hour shift
  • 10 hour shift

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