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Utility Arborist Crew Lead

Columbia Utility Services/ Professional Arborist - Windsor, Ontario , Canada

Starting Date :

Location of job:

Posted By: :
Sherri Perkins

Job Description:

Columbia Utility Services is a growing urban forestry company located in Windsor and Essex County. We offer a wide range of services to residential, commercial, institutional and municipal clients throughout the province of Ontario. Our dedicated employees care about what they do and it shows in the high-quality services delivered with consistency to our clients.


Columbia encourages individual growth and learning, while working in a well-organized, supportive team environment. We value health & safety along with continuous training and skill development of our workforce.


We are searching for an experienced Arborist to join our team as Crew Lead/Supervisor who is flexible, able to travel and eager to grow with our organization. The position is currently based in Windsor, Ontario, however, the ideal candidate must be able to travel to job sites across Ontario.

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and manage tree care crew while performing all aspects of tree care services, as directed by the Forestry Operations Manager
  • Review scope of work and safety issues with the crew prior to beginning each work assignment and report any safety hazards
  • Ensure crew members conduct tree risk assessments prior to working on trees
  • Lead team in storm emergency situations
  • Lead in investigating and recommending future R-O-W maintenance requirements
  • Plan field operations to optimize the crews/labour to stay within quoted pricing
  • Manage and train apprentices with a focus on a healthy and safe work environment
  • Perform arborists duties including:
    • Removing brush, diseased trees and branches that have potential to interfere with electricity transmission lines
    • Trimming trees from ground level, branch and/or tree removal by means of climbing and safe forestry bucket operations
    • Vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines to perform live line clearing via means of rope and saddle or bucket operations
    • Other arborists duties as required


  • At least 3 years of tree climbing and bucket operation experience in the tree care industry
  • Knowledge of proper pruning and removal techniques
  • ISA Arborist Certification and or Ontario Utility Arborist is preferred but not required
  • Valid G and DZ Driver’s License

Working Conditions:

  • Outdoor field environment
  • Remote locations as well as urban city environment
  • Daily travel from site to site
  • Out of town travel
  • Walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills and slopes
  • Exposure to noise, dust, grease and all types of weather and temperature conditions
  • Work on call as required for storm calls, respond and report timely and in good condition to perform work duties

Start Date: Immediate

Rate of pay dependent on experience

*Willing to assist with relocation

Employee Benefits, Overtime Pay, RRSP Match program


Contact Information

Sherri Perkins
2735 Meldrum Rd
Windsor, Ontario N8W 4G4, Canada
Phone: 5198195439
Fax: NA