Garibaldi Tree, Climbing Arborist – Junior Position

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Garibaldi Tree is looking for a Climbing Arborist – Junior Position.

Are you a climbing arborist looking to advance your career? Garibaldi Tree is offering the opportunity to practice tree work in one of the most beautiful places on Earth – Whistler, B.C.

From the start of spring ‘till the end of fall, your outdoor office is guaranteed an amazing view of the Whistler Valley. Then, when winter arrives, whether you ski, board, or snowmobile, you’ll have a few months to recharge and get up the mountain.

Garibaldi Tree is an established tree company with nearly three decades in business servicing Whistler and Pemberton. We offer tree removal, tree trimming and pruning, hedge trimming, tree stump removal, lot clearing, and consulting. We’re a small but robust team of tree care experts, climbing arborists, and groundworkers.

Here’s what you can expect when working with Garibaldi Tree:

Extended health (massage, physio, etc.), vision, disability and dental benefits.
Competitive, above-industry pay.
Seasonal employment; our work season typically finishes around the end of November and starts back up again in March. Please note that the exact timing varies depending on the weather, so some flexibility with your schedule is appreciated.
Being able to share your knowledge and passion for trees and the natural environment with coworkers (and a boss) who are equally as passionate.
Being part of a fun, experienced and highly knowledgeable team.

Position Overview

We’re looking for a motivated climbing arborist with at least one year of experience to join our team. In this role, the candidate will perform all aspects of tree work in residential, commercial and municipal settings, including tree pruning, removals, clean up, stump grinding, and equipment maintenance.

A large portion of the duties will include groundwork. Climbing will be on an as needed basis, depending on the project. There will be regular opportunities to learn and gain instruction from experienced climbers.

This role requires a commitment of approximately 40 hours per week, from Monday to Friday. Our official hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; however, they are subject to change depending on the weather. For example, in the summer months, we typically start earlier and finish earlier to beat the heat.

Key Responsibilities

Perform safe tree service operations according to project directions and instructions.
Operate and maintain equipment such as saws, chippers, stump grinders, ladders, pruners, ropes and rigging.
Safely climb, prune and remove trees using industry-standard techniques.
Safely operate our chipper truck and other vehicles, as required.
Evaluate and control hazards to effectively maintain a safe work site.
Collaborate with an experienced crew to ensure a continuous workflow.

Qualifications and Experience

At least one year of experience working in the residential tree care industry.
An unrestricted Class 5 driver’s licence with a clean driving history and experience driving chipper trucks.
Knowledge of trees, shrubs and plants native to our area.
Knowledge and experience in the safe operation of equipment used in residential tree care, including saws, chippers, stump grinders, ladders, and pruners.
Knowledge and experience in the safe use of climbing systems – SRT/DRT.
First aid certification is preferred but not required.

Other Requirements

A positive and team-oriented attitude.
A growth mindset – you’re not afraid of feedback and love learning.
The drive to persevere through hard work and variable weather conditions (heat, rain, cold).
Able to continuously move for multiple hours.
Able to lift, push and pull objects over 50 lbs.
Comfortable with considerable exposure to the elements such as variable temperatures and loud noises.
Strong communication skills.

The start date for this role depends on when our 2024 work season begins; sometime between March 15th and April 1 is expected.

Please apply before February 28th.

If you think you would be a good fit for this position but don’t meet all the requirements, we encourage you to apply. There may be opportunities for training or we may have another position available better suited to your capabilities.

Are you considering moving to Whistler for this position? You may want to check out Tourism Whistler’s “Live and Work in Whistler” resource linked below. Also, Garibaldi Tree is officially based out of Pemberton, and a few of our employees choose to live in Pemberton instead of Whistler. This decision has many perks, including reduced housing costs. For other reasons to move to Pemberton, check out this article by Whistler Real Estate Company:

Tourism Whistler’s “Live and Work in Whistler”:


Job Title: Climbing Arborist - Junior Position

Job Status: Open

Job Sectors: Services & Trades

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $37 - $45 hourly

Duty Hours: 8:00 - 5PM

Regions: Pemberton, Whistler

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Pemberton - Whistler

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