I am an ISA certified arborist and the owner of a small tree business located in Olympia, WA. I'm looking to hire one employee in the near future. The position is physically demanding therefore anyone who is interested must be in good shape. Chainsaw and climbing experience are a plus, but I am willing to train someone from the ground up as long as they have a positive attitude and a desire to learn and advance their skills. Daily duties consist of any of the following:
- spurless climbing to access and work on large trees - spur climbing when doing tree removals
- operating a chainsaw to fell, limb, and buck trees
- dragging brush over uneven terrain
- operating and industrial chipper, stump grinder, skid steer, etc..
- using blocks, pulleys, ropes, and lowering devices for rigging operations
- driving a dump truck with chipper in tow
- effectively communicating with team members
- pruning and managing orchards and ornamental landscapes
- equipment maintenance
- planting trees
- cable installations on trees with weak unions
As the owner of this company it is my goal to provide quality tree care services to my customers and a safe and fun working environment for employees. I'm in this business because trees fasicinate me and I love working in and around them. Frequently I attend workshops and classes to learn more about tree care management and to keep up to date on advanced climbing and rigging techniques. As an employee of mine you will receive paid training to increase you knowledge and skills when opportunities arise. Employees are rewarded with pay increases as they gain more skills and certifications. Work days/hours are flexible to suit the needs of all. In general an average work week is 3 to 4 (8 to 10) hour days.
I have been working on creating a sustainable landscape on 5 acres over the past few years. At times you will be paid to help build, plant or grow things on this property as part of your normal work week. You will have the opportunity to work extra hours on this farm if you so desire and get compensated for hours worked.
I do not have housing to offer. Rooms in the Olympia area generally go for around $400 to $500 per month. A few days of work will pay for rent.
Another Arborist here, just saying hi really. Looks like you're in around the same position as I am, needing a good climber but having a hard time finding one.
Looks like you do good work and do it safe, how long have you been in the business? Too bad you're not closer, I'd say we should get together and talk trees and the woes of running a small business.
Good luck in your search, if you find an extra send him my way!
"Instead of Pay It Forward I prefer Plant It Forward" ~Howard Story / "God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." ~John Muir