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Climbing Arborist 1500 Sign-On Bonus San Jose CA

Company name
The Davey Tree Expert Company

San Jose, CA, United States

Employment Type

Agriculture, Bluecollar, Hourly

Posted on
Sep 27, 2021

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Requisition Number: 151247  

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% 



* * $1,500 Sign-On Bonus available to qualified candidate * *



The Davey Tree Expert Company is seeking experienced Climbing Arborists  to join our Residential & Commercial Tree Care team in  San Jose, CA.



*Responsible for climbing, pruning and removing trees on residential and commercial properties *Assist Foreman in completing all aspects of Tree Pruning, Removal, Cabling & Bracing by working as both second climber and ground crew *Services provided include pruning treetops, repairing damaged trees by trimming or removal, as well as removing broken limbs from wires, roofs, and other objects *Operate Chippers, Trucks, Aerial Lifts, stump grinders or special equipment *Participate in job-site Hazards, Obstacles, Plan, Equipment (H.O.P.E) process *Maintain issued climbing gear, chainsaw, and shared crew equipment as directed by Foreman *Complete Davey Aerial Rescue Training *Make satisfactory progress in Davey Career Development Program



*1-2 years' professional tree care experience *Valid Driver's License required *CDL Class-B (Commercial Driver's License)  or ability to attain within 3 months preferred *Ability to satisfactorily perform Tree Trimmer-Climber duties *Under direct supervision ability to demonstrate proficiency:

*Climbing trees with closed or open climbing system *Pruning to ANSI A300 standards *Operating chippers and chainsaws

*Bucket truck experience preferred *Equipment maintenance *Safe working procedures *Customer service *Strong tree ID skills, installation experience of cables, bracing and lightening protection are preferred but not required

*High school diploma or equivalent preferred *Completion of Davey Tree Trimmer Orientation Program upon hire



*Full time hourly position (compensation based on qualifications and experience) *Potential for overtime *Generous performance incentive plan *Excellent benefits offered

*Medical, Dental, Vision plans *Paid time off vacation, Holiday Pay,  Sick leave *401K retirement plan,  the opportunity to buy Davey stock after 1 year *Employee referral bonus program

*All climbing gear and PPE provided *Industry related training and special Davey training courses *Reimbursement is available for industry related certifications  *Management mentoring programs available

             *for qualified employees


Qualifications of the signing bonus and they payout structure to be discussed during the interview process.






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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