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Arborist Apprentice - 29821 Gaithersburg MD

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The Davey Tree Expert Company

Gaithersburg, MD

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Requisition Number: 29821  

Company Name: The Care of Trees 

Service Line: 7RES - TCOT Residential 

Employment Type: Regular 

Job Type: Full Time 

Education Level Required: High School Diploma / GED 

Work Experience Required: Less than 1 year 

Travel Expectations: None 




Applications accepted until suitable candidate is selected.


The Davey Tree Expert Company is currently seeking a full time apprentice for the Arborist Apprenticeship Program in our Gaithersburg, MD location.


The Arborist Apprenticeship Program is an earn while you learn model where apprentices work full-time, receive formal classroom instruction, and are eligible for wage increases based on program milestones. You will be partnered with a mentor who will be your journeyworker to train you in areas such as climbing techniques, rigging procedures, operating a chainsaw, operating a chipper, pruning and removing trees and shrubs, plant health care and pesticide application techniques, safety standards, and identifying common tree and shrubs in your region.


Program Details:

*On-the-job training (work processes):  6000+ hours 

*1:1 relationship with skilled arborist and apprentice

*Related Instruction:  440+ hours

*Baltimore County Community College (online)

*Length of program:  Approximately 3 ½ years

Applicants must:

*Be 18 years of age or older *Have a high school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent (recommended) *Have a valid driver's license or the ability to get one *Be physically able to perform the work with reasonable accommodations *Be eligible to work in the United States *Pass a drug or alcohol test at time of selection as an apprentice


*Provides tree trimming services *Services provided include pruning treetops, repairing damaged trees by trimming or removal as well as removing broken limbs from wires, roofs, and other objects *Properly maintain, prepare and operate all tools and equipment including hand tools, chainsaws, chippers, and aerial lifts *Operates as part of a crew with supporting Groundman and Crew Foreman



*Full time hourly position. *Compensation based on qualifications and experience. *Generous performance incentive plan. *Excellent benefits *The opportunity to buy Davey stock after 1 year *Industry related training and special Davey training courses.



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 35 years and has more than 8,000 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 1-800-445-8733 ext. 1108 or at

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