We are currently seeking people for these positions at the Destin location:
Grounds Person – No experience required but preference would be given to those with tree care experience. Must be hard working and able to lift at least 50 lbs. numerous times per day. Must have reliable transportation to and from work. A valid FL driver’s license is a plus and allows for advancement opportunities. Applicants but be able to pass E-Verify and pre-employment drug testing.
Second Climber – 3 years’ experience required. Must be familiar with spike-less climbing techniques and proficient in using them. Must know proper pruning standards as well as all aspects of rigging for removals. Experience with removals via cranes is not required but will be considered a plus. A valid FL driver’s license is required for driving and would allow for future advancement.
Crew Leader – 3-5 years minimum experience required. Must be able to communicate and read and comprehend the English language. Must have a valid FL Driver’s license. CDL is not required but would be given preference among applicants. Experience with all aspects of tree care to include but not limited to removals, (including crane removals), spike-less pruning, cabling and bracing, and lightning protection. Experience with bucket truck or lift operations would be a plus. ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Tree Worker a plus.
Equipment Operator – Must have a valid FL Class A CDL. Experience with excavators and tractors a plus.
Plant Health Care Technician – Must have a valid FL driver’s license. Experience with trees and large shrubs is a plus. FL Dept of Agriculture Category #24 pesticide license is required or the ability to achieve one within 6 months. Ability to self-manage and be responsible is a must as this job usually involves working alone. Cross-training in tree care will take place as technicians must be willing to work in other company operations as required.
Mechanic – Must have a valid FL driver’s license. Experience working on light to medium trucks is required. Small engine and equipment experience preferred. Must own you own tools.
Downey Trees Inc. is a Certified Drug Free workplace. ALL employees are required to pass a pre-employment drug test as well as random and post-accident drug test. If you use drugs please do not bother to apply.
All applicants must be able to pass E-Verify before employment can be granted.
*All full time Downey Trees employees will be eligible for full benefits that include Blue Cross Blue Shield health and dental insurance, life insurance, paid sick/personal days, paid vacation, gear allowance, uniform allowance, 401K with a company match, and a company profit sharing program. If you would like to work for the largest and most reputable tree care service in the Southeast, please fill out an application and send it in right away.
If you said yes or felt yourself smiling at any of these questions, you are just the person we are looking for!
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