Hamilton, Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Brantford, Brant: 905‑529‑5612

Burlington, Waterdown: 905‑637‑1919

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A Career as an Arborist

Beswick Tree Service is not a fly by night tree care company - we've been around for over 70 years

If you're looking for a few months' worth of work – we like to say that Beswick isn't for you. But if you want to make a career out of this, we will work with you to develop you as a tree care professional. This could include helping you get your ISA certification, enroll you in climbing training courses, sponsor your DZ license and ensure that you get a broad exposure to all things tree care. Beswick’s longest tenured crew leaders have been with us 25+ years for a reason. 

Above all else, we are looking for those who are hungry, humble and have a willingness to learn rather than experience. We can teach you everything else. 

To learn more about each role at Beswick and what roles are available to you as an aspiring tree care professional, click the headers below or scroll down to the relevant section to learn more. 

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Arborist's Apprentice/Ground Support Technician

We are always looking for hardworking and energetic individuals to join our experienced tree crews as an Arborist's Apprentice/Ground Support Technician. We have a proven track record of developing and nurturing our Ground Technicians into full time climbers and eventually Crew Leaders/Foremen. Following this career path at Beswick could result in an increase in your hourly wage of anywhere from 50 – 120%.

Compensation:

  • Hourly wage starting at $17 - $22/hour (range is based on experience and qualifications)
  • Full-time, year-round employment. We talk about solving for the winter slowdown and our focused lead generation effort to combat the degree of slowdown in our business. 
  • Paid training and tuition reimbursement should you decide to enroll in climbing courses, etc.
  • Company events and training - check out some of what we train for here 
  • Advancement within the company
  • Health Spending Account for individuals and family to be used for dental, vision, massage, etc.
  • Equipment allowance

Primary Duties:

  • Assist climbers and other crew members in tree care maintenance and removal
  • Buy into our culture of equipment maintenance. These are our everyday tools that we use to perform a skilled trade. 
  • Keeping the work area clear of debris, cleaning up limbs and branches as they are brought down by the climbers and foremen
  • Responsibly and safely operate equipment such as trucks, skid steers, trailers, wood chippers, chainsaws, hand saws, rakes, shovels
  • Ability to push, pull and lift heavy branches and debris
  • Participate in our weekly safety and training sessions and live training sessions as needed

Qualifications:

  • Strong communicator and a team player with a good attitude. Must be attentive to the climber/foreman's verbal cues throughout the job. 
  • A valid G class license and your own means of transportation is a requirement  
  • Training provided – no experience necessary – but previous landscaping/tree care work is considered an asset. For this role, we are hiring more on fit and attitude rather than experience.

 

Second Climber 

As a Second Climber, you’re responsible for assisting the Foreman/Crew Leader in the cutting of trees/shrubs and performing a complete job-site cleanup once finished, alongside the crew's Ground Support Technician. We also expect our Second Climbers to play an active role in teaching our Ground Support Technicians basic knots, equipment maintenance and chainsaw proficiency. For the sake of the industry and the craft, it is an all-hands on effort to develop more skilled tradesmen and women. 

Compensation:

  • Hourly wage starting at $22 - $28/hour (range is based on experience and qualifications)
  • Full-time, year-round employment. We talk about solving for the winter slowdown and our focused lead generation effort to combat the degree of slowdown in our business. 
  • Paid training and tuition reimbursement should you decide to enroll in climbing courses, etc.
  • Company events and training - check out some of what we train for here 
  • Advancement within the company, including sponsoring your DZ license
  • Health Spending Account for individuals and family to be used for dental, vision, massage, etc.
  • Equipment allowance

Primary Duties:

  • Pass the necessary knowledge and skills of the arboriculture trade down to your Ground Technician
  • Keeping the work area clear of debris, cleaning up limbs and branches as they are brought down by the climber and foreman
  • Buy into our culture of equipment maintenance. These are our everyday tools that we use to perform a skilled trade. 
  • Responsibly and safely operate equipment such as trucks, skid steers, trailers, woodchippers, chainsaws, hand saws, rakes, shovels
  • Ability to push, pull and lift heavy branches and debris
  • Participate in our weekly safety and training sessions and live training sessions as needed

Qualifications:

  • 12+ months of full-time climbing experience
  • Strong communicator and a team player with a good attitude. Being hungry, humble and having a willingness to learn are the things we care most about at Beswick rather than experience.
  • A valid G license and your own means of transportation are required.

 

Foreman/Crew Leader

As a Foreman/Crew Leader, you'll be responsible for leading your crew to and from job sites, ensuring the work order is performed accurately and safely while on site. You are also tasked with teaching and training both your Second Climber and Ground Support Technician the climbing craft (knots, climbing and rigging systems). It is an all-hands on deck effort to support and teach newcomers to our trade the craft of climbing. 

Compensation:

  • $28 – $38+/hour (range is based on experience and qualifications)
  • Full-time, year-round employment. We talk about solving for the winter slowdown and our focused lead generation effort to combat the degree of slowdown in our business. 
  • Paid training and tuition reimbursement
  • Company events and training - check out some of what we train for here 
  • Advancement within Beswick: we are always looking to develop our tree care professionals into something more and equip them with the necessary skills to advance within the industry. As a Foreman/Crew Leader, this could include advancing to a consulting arborist or a sales estimator
  • Health Spending Account for individuals and family to be used for dental, vision, massage, etc.
  • Equipment allowance

Primary Duties:

  • Pass the necessary knowledge and skills of the arboriculture trade down to your Second Climber and Ground Technician
  • Buy into our culture of equipment maintenance. These are our everyday tools that we use to perform a skilled trade. 
  • Safely and responsibly operate and maintain all equipment such as chainsaws, chippers, skid steers, trucks, trailers
  • Provide regular updates to the arborist estimators on job statuses and how your day is progressing
  • Pruning, thinning and removal of deadwood
  • Assist the Second Climber and Grounds Technician in the clean up of the work site as necessary
  • Participate in our weekly safety and training sessions and live training sessions as needed

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of bucket and bucket truck operating experience
  • 3+ years of full time climbing experience
  • Strong communicator and a team player with a good attitude
  • A valid DZ license and your own means of transportation are required. 

 

Arborist Sales Estimator

The primary objective of the Arborist Sales Estimator is to follow up on requests for service, generate sales opportunities, and meet sales goals while creating positive customer interactions. Primary duties will include surveying residential and commercial properties, handling client proposal requests and performing site inspections to identify and determine necessary arboricultural recommendations.

Compensation:

  • Mix of fixed base salary and commission. Target total annual compensation of $90K+
  • Company provided vehicle, gas and cell phone, including tablet for in-field estimating
  • Full-time, year-round employment
  • Company events and training 
  • Health Spending Account for individuals and family to be used for dental, vision, massage, etc.

Primary Duties:

  • Accurately estimate time and cost for crews to carry out pruning, removal, plant health care, etc.
  • Clearly communicate with clients and their expectations to the Foreman/Crew Leaders
  • Play an active role in our lead generation effort. This includes calling warm and cold leads. 
  • Checking in with crews to maintain customer satisfaction
  • Assist in handling complaints with clients according to company policy
  • Participate in our weekly and monthly training sessions

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year of hands-on tree service experience, including knowledge of shade trees, ornamental trees, shrubs and plant health care (insects, diseases, plants, etc.)
  • Excellent customer service skills and telephone etiquette
  • Safety first mindset, sales focused second
  • Computer literate: MS Office Suite and knowledge of CRM use 
  • Valid G class driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • ISA-certified arborist is considered a plus

 

Plant Health Care (PHC) Technician

Beswick has two lines in addition to tree trimming/removal to satisfy our customers complete tree care needs: fertilizing and spraying. See our service pages for each to understand a bit more about what these services entail.

As a PHC technician, you will primarily be responsible for driving to customers’ homes and injecting a fertilizer application or spraying an application on a customer’s tree. The job is very mobile and independent – you will visit anywhere from 10 – 20 homes in a given day across our service areas.

Compensation:

  • Hourly wage starting at $22 – $30+/hour (range is based on experience and qualifications)
  • Full-time, year-round employment - PHC technicians can move to the tree service side of the business in winter months
  • Paid training and tuition reimbursement should you decide to pursue your applicator’s license, for example
  • Company events and training
  • Health Spending Account for individuals and family to be used for dental, vision, massage, etc.
  • Equipment allowance

Primary Duties:

  • Soil and tree injections, which require strong plant ID knowledge
  • Apply chemicals under the direction of a licensed applicator (unless you are already licensed) with all required PPE
  • Mixing, application and storage of pesticides and fertilizers – strictly following all health and safety measures at Beswick Tree Service
  • Communicate with your Arborist as well as customers on the status of your work and time to completion

Qualifications:

  • A valid G license and your own means of transportation are required 
  • Strong communication skills and ability to take pride in your work
  • Ability to work independently and without much supervision

Get in Touch!

We serve homes and businesses located in Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Dundas, Burlington, Waterdown, Brantford, and Brant County. Call us today for a free on-site assessment by one of our ISA-certified arborists!

Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Dundas: 905‑529‑5612
Burlington, Waterdown: 905‑637‑1919

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