Ground Support

Foster Trees LLC
June 5, 2024
Portland, OR
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Job Summary: Hello! Foster Trees, LLC is looking to hire a ground support teammate. We are looking specifically for a teammate who is interested in this ground support crew role. Though we wish we could support everyone in their goals in the arboricultural industry, we do not have capacity to support a new team member who is hoping to learn to climb, and this role will not include climbing training. We are seeking a skilled teammate who ideally has 2 years experience in the arboricultural industry in a ground support role. We’re seeking a person who can visualize a job from start to finish and act proactively to ensure smooth ground operations. Experience in coordinating with clients is a plus, as is current ISA certification. We’re a small company currently running only one crew, and as such good relationships with teammates are critical. We’re seeking someone who is a clear communicator, a good team player, and who can effectively express themselves when concerns arise or conflict develops.

Job Responsibilities: This role is a skilled position responsible for tree maintenance, pruning and removals on residential and commercial properties. Requires daily inspection of all personal and shared safety equipment including rigging ropes, equipment and personal protective equipment. In this role, you will perform pruning and tree removals in accordance with industry standards (ANSI A300 and Z133.1). This role supports climbing arborists in the tree and supports ground operations. This role is responsible for creating a clear worksite and efficiently participating in ground operations. This role will perform proper maintenance and care of gear and equipment. Requires operation and basic maintenance of chippers, chain saws, blowers, and various hand tools. Requires clear and consistent communication with clients and fellow crew members. Requires capability in driving large vehicles, a clean driving record, and experience in backing, dumping, and parking large vehicles. May include operation of rented equipment.

Required Skills and Qualifications: -Familiarity with standard tree work operations and safety practices -Good attitude in tough conditions -Clean driving record -Safety minded individual -Good communicator -Experience operating chainsaws and wood chipper

Preferred Skills and Qualifications: Preferred candidates will have 1-2 years of experience in a ground support role. ISA Certification is a plus! BIPOC, underrepresented folx and Veterans encouraged to apply!

Compensation: Dependent upon experience

Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to!

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