Aerial Lift or Bucket Truck Operator

Overview

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Type                 Full-time (40 hrs)
Location          Baie-D’Urfé, Québec
Start date        March or April

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Description

Royal Tree Service provides ISA-standard tree care throughout Montréal’s West Island. It is the largest local tree service. Our employees are career-oriented arborists and tree professionals with a genuine interest in tree health, taking pride applying the safest and most efficient practices in arboriculture. The majority of our work comes from repeat customers and referrals, for whom impeccable customer service and respect for property is essential. Royal Tree Service maintains a positive and supportive work environment, sharing the work until the job gets done.

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At Royal Tree Service we believe in opening opportunities for employees to advance in the industry and within the company. Please e-mail for more information. Send CV to the attention of Karen Quilliam, writing ‘Employment’ in the subject heading.

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Duties

  • The Aerial Lift or Bucket Truck Operator uses an 83-foot tracked aerial lift or a bucket truck to prune trees that are hard to access, or to remove dead or structurally weak trees. They work in collaboration with cranes and ground staff to remove trees and lower sections of wood. The Operator drives a variety of vehicles. A Class 3 licence is required to use the bucket truck.

Skills and Responsibilities

  • Experience using tracked lifts or other aerial platforms;
  • Experience working with trees, rigging and chainsaws;
  • Willingness to work 8-hour days in difficult weather conditions;
  • Sensitivity and care towards specialized and expensive equipment;
  • Reliable and positive team player;
  • Valid driver’s license and mobile phone;
  • Class 3 driver’s license an asset (required for the bucket truck);
  • Bilingualism (English and French) an asset but not required.

Season

  • Monday to Friday, March or April to December
  • Statutory holidays, potential summer breaks assessed on a case-by-case basis

Salary and Benefits

  • 25 – 35$/hr, based on experience and skills;
  • Continuing education in all aspects of arboriculture provided throughout the season by ISA trainers;
  • Benefits, bonuses and stipends.

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