Job Description

Tree Climber Apprentice

Posted February 2, 2016

Tree Climber Apprentice is an entry level position for General Tree Care (GTC) operations. General Tree Care (GTC) operations consist of the pruning and removal of trees, shrubs and stumps. A Tree Climber Apprentice must have first completed the Ground Operations Specialist test and certification.


  • All responsibilities associated with Ground Operations Specialist
  • Ability to learn and consistently perform all safe and proper tree climbing techniques
  • Ability to learn, understand and consistently perform all ANSI A300 Tree Pruning Standards
  • Ability to learn and consistently perform the safe and proper use of hand and power pruning tools within the tree
  • Ability to learn and perform basic in the tree removal and lowering techniques
  • Assist Tree Climber Specialist(s) in the safe and proper pruning and removal of trees as requested
  • Ensure all tools and personal belongings are removed from each job site and properly stowed on trucks and
    trailers upon job completion
  • Daily removal and disposal of all personal and/or crew generated trash from all vehicles, equipment and trailers
  • Show up consistently on time and be ready to work immediately upon arrival
  • Strict adherence to all company safety protocols
  • Consistent and proper use of all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as instructed
  • Clearly and respectfully communicate with all crew members and clients
  • Safely and courteously drive company vehicles as qualified obeying all traffic laws
  • Complete and maintain annual EHAP (Electrical Hazardous Awareness Program) training
  • Immediately report all equipment and/or property damages to supervisor
  • Maintain a composed, respectful and positive attitude toward all fellow employees, clients and working
    situations at all times


  • Must have a valid Pennsylvania drivers license
  • Must pass a pre-employment substance screening exam
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical exam
  • Must pass a company administered basic driving test
  • Must complete the Ground Operations Specialist test and certification
  • Must be physically able to easily and repeatedly lift own body weight
  • Must have the ability and willingness to learn how to work at considerable heights
  • Must be willing and able to work in all outdoor weather conditions all year round
  • Must be willing and able to work 40 hours or more per week when requested
  • Must be willing and able to work weekends and holidays when requested
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