Davey Tree is hiring a Climbing Arborist Trainee

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Climbing Arborist Trainee | Naperville, IL

Location: Naperville, IL, 60440

Please apply at www.davey.com


Davey Tree, is seeking a Climbing Arborist Trainee to join our Residential Tree Care team in Naperville, IL.  Those with prior experience in Forestry, Landscape or experience in relatable fields of work (concrete, construction, electrical, landscaping) or outdoor work experience (lawn care, yard care, mowing, gardener, weed control, maintenance) are encourages to apply.


Starting Date:  Immediately. Applications accepted until suitable candidates are selected



  • Support Climbing Arborist Crew Leader and Climbing Arborist(s) completing tree pruning, removal, cabling & bracing
  • Maintain clean and orderly drop zone while running ropes and supplying tools to Climbing Arborist(s) and Climbing Arborist Crew Leaders
  • Operate chipper, trucks, stump grinders or special equipment
  • Cutting, chipping and loading brush and wood and proper job site cleanup
  • Participate in job-site Hazards, Obstacles, Plan, Equipment (H.O.P.E) process
  • Responsible for maintaining crew gear and equipment as directed by Foreman
  • Make satisfactory progress in Davey Career Development Program



  • Willingness to learn to prune trees and shrubs from ground
  • Prior experience operating chippers & chainsaws highly valuable
  • Understand the safe use of equipment (handsaw, chippers, chainsaws, etc)
  • Control road and sidewalk traffic as needed by use of warning devices and other methods
  • Understand proper job site set up and cleanup procedures
  • Pesticide license, if required by state law
  • Demonstrated ability to report for work regularly and punctually
  • Willingness to work outdoors during a variety of weather conditions
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License required and Commercial Driver’s License highly valuable



  • All uniforms, climbing gear and PPE provided
  • Industry related training and special Davey training courses
  • Reimbursement is available for industry related certifications
  • Full time hourly position (compensation based on qualifications and experience)
  • Excellent benefits offered
    • Medical, Dental, Vision plans
    • Paid time off Vacation, Holiday Pay,  Sick leave
    • 401K retirement plan with employer matched contribution + opportunity to buy Davey stock after 1 year of FT employment
    • Employee referral bonus program  (refer a friend and earn a bonus if they’re hired)
    • Management mentoring program available should you desire to advance your career



  • Pre-employment Drug Screen, E-verify/Social Security Number Verification and Criminal Background Check are required.
  • The Davey Tree Expert Company and Davey Tree Surgery are Equal Opportunity Employers. Davey is Employee Owned. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • Full time hourly position and compensation based on qualifications and experience. Davey offers competitive wages, excellent benefits, advancement opportunities and option to buy Company stock after 1 year of employment, plus access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses.
  • Visit Davey Website: WWW.DAVEY.COM Job Opportunities & Company Profile Information