Old Growth Tree Service Arborist: Entry Level Groundsperson Gypsum, CO · Full time

Start Your Career in Tree Care

Description

Do you love being active outdoors? Are you ridiculously strong and fit—or would you like to be? Do you love the smell of 2-stroke and the sound of chainsaws? Are you naturally inclined to climb trees and mountains? How about working with big machines? If any of the above interests you, you’re a prime candidate to join the Old Growth tree removal team. If you’re new to this kind of work, we’ll train you with the skills and knowledge you need to start a career. And most importantly, you’ll be a part of an extraordinary team of individuals who will have your back as you work together to accomplish tasks that others might find daunting or impossible. 


Our work ranges from clearing brush for fire mitigation, to large scale removals of massive trees using cranes and helicopters; from the valley floor to remote estates nestled high up in majestic aspen groves. We also do a lot of technical pruning to improve the health of trees, or to make the most of a view; and when mother nature’s wrath brings a tree down on someone’s home, we are ready and able to take care of the most technical hazard removals. 


Your season will start in April, depending of course on the weather; and we will keep you busy through December or until the snow flies, intersecting perfectly with winter work at the ski areas. And if you prove yourself worthy and you’re interested in staying on through the winter, our growing company is adding new, year-round positions each season. 


Pay depends on experience and we offer ample opportunity to increase your wage and grow professionally through in-house and outside training that we will pay for and pay you to complete!


What You’ll be Doing

  • Working as a part of a team to create a safe work environment while maintaining a high level of production 
  • Aiding climbers with appropriate tools and safety protocols
  • Utilizing specialized machinery such as an air spade, chipper, and stump grinder
  • Operating hand equipment including but not limited to chainsaws, rakes and blowers
  • Maintaining a high level of quality in all work performed
  • Removing limbs and debris to the disposal area (this includes raking and basic yard cleanup)
  • Performing daily inspections of equipment and vehicles
  • Choosing and inspecting personal protective equipment
  • Choosing and loading necessary daily equipment
  • Driving specialized trucks to various work sites around the valley
  • Ensuring all tools, equipment, and materials are well maintained and accounted for prior to and after completion of each job
  • Inspecting worksites and identifying risks
  • Directing vehicle and pedestrian traffic
  • Completing all duties in compliance with AMTL safety policies, ANSI Z133.1, OSHA safety standards, and ANSI A300 Pruning standards
  • This is a sampling of responsibilities. A complete job description will be provided during the hiring process


Where You Will Work

  • You will perform services for a wide variety of clients in diverse locations from private gardens and backyards, to public spaces, or remote areas.
  • The majority of work time is spent in the field operating machinery or hand tools, performing arboricultural services, clean-up, and being courteous to customers.
  • Some of your time will be spent indoors to complete paperwork, and attend meetings and trainings.


What You Need to Bring to the Table

  • A strong work ethic, positive attitude, personal integrity, and desire to grow personally and professionally
  • Physical fitness and ability to work outside at all times in all weather conditions are required. Duty modifications may be made during specific seasons throughout the year.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. 


How We Will Support You and Your Aspirations

  • An incredible team of individuals that includes robust administrative support
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid training with pay increases based on successful completion of training
  • Paid holidays after 30 days
  • Sick time accrual
  • 401K after 1000 hrs
  • All PPE safety equipment supplied
  • All tools provided


Our Core Values 

Old Growth Tree Service was founded in 2016 and we have experienced exponential growth each year since then. We strive each day to raise the standards of the arboriculture industry by providing an experience that goes above and beyond expectations for both our customers and employees. We have built our business around these Core Values that guide our every action and decision: 


  • Integrity - We live in accordance with our deepest values, we are honest with everyone,  and always keep our word. We are genuine.  
  • Respect - We treat each other and our customers with kindness, respect, and sensitivity.  We value everyone's contributions in all aspects of the business. We check our egos at the door.  
  • Teamwork - One dream, one team. We recognize and support each other's talents. We all have a part to play. By working together, we can achieve exceptional results.  
  • Training & Knowledge- We support all Old Growth Tree Service employees with any  training necessary so they can perform their job safely, efficiently and with confidence.  
  • Quality & Customer Service- We have a passion for understanding and exceeding our  customers’ expectations. We deliver quality and excellence in all that we do.  


Salary

$23 - $27 per hour