Utility Arborist (full time)

Wright Tree Service of Canada Ltd.

Wright Tree Service of Canada Ltd.

Utility Arborist

Opened on: 2020-11-06
Closes on: 2021-03-05
Location: Alberta (Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna) and Saskatchewan
Reference code: 006

Wright Tree Service of Canada, Ltd. is currently seeking an Arborist to start in the Calgary and Edmonton Alberta area on a full-time basis.Wright Tree Service of Canada, Ltd. provides vegetation management, storm restoration, and work planning services to utility companies and their communities across the country. Safety is always our highest value. That focus is guided by our “Brother’s Keeper” pledge to keep both ourselves and others safe. We abide by the highest ethical standards, knowing our service is critical to utilities and their customers, and we work as a team to deliver creative solutions to our clients. Finally, we are proud of our family-founded history and have worked to retain those family values in our culture since becoming employee-owned in 2002.

A career with Wright Tree Service of Canada, Ltd.

Competitive wages, piece work & contracts available

Paid lodging and per diem for out of town work

Benefits package with health, dental, and life insurance

Employee recognition program, 1,3,5,10,15,20+ years service

Paid in-house training, certifications paid for

Safe work place, modified work plans

Flexible work schedule

Full time year round work, plus seasonal opportunities

Opportunity for career advancement

Modern fleet of vehicles and equipment

Members of PVMAA, ISA, TCIA, LANTA, and other industry associations

Duties, Responsibilities, and Skills:

Assigns, instructs and directs tree trimmers and park groundsmen

Directs tree spray programs

Oversees the planting, pruning, topping, feeling, cabling, and climbing of trees

Plans, plants and maintains all flower beds

Operates power saws and spraying equipment

Inspects trees, develops a tree inventory and determines appropriate action

Advises and assists in turf management program

Lays out jobs and estimates manpower and equipment needs

Recommends new equipment and requisitions supplies

Prepares information for budget requests

Maintains records and reports for arborist maintenance program


Strong communication and organizational skills

Ability to work independently and on a team in a fast-paced environment

Ability to read and complete daily paperwork

Knowledge of principles and practices of tree maintenance and arboriculture

Thorough knowledge of safety in the industry, as well as the use of equipment including power and hand tools

Knowledge of trees, insects, and diseases in order to provide recommendations for proper care

Valid ISA certification

Experience within the tree care industry, including aerial operator and/or climbing skills, pruning experience, and tree-identification skills

Valid class 5 driver's license, air brakes endorsement considered an asset

Must maintain a high level of technical knowledge, and retain valid First Aid and CPR cards

In-town and out-of-town positions available, some job positions may require additional certifications such as CSTS

Negative drug and alcohol screen result(s)


Paid Training

Industry Leading Pay

Excellent Benefits

Ongoing Training & Credentialing

Opportunity to participate in the Company's Deferred Stock Unit (DSU) program

Employee Recognition Program and Company awards

To apply, complete an application on our website through our careers tab. A pre-employment drug screen and valid driver's license is required. Wright Tree Service of Canada, Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $26.00-$30.00 per hour


Dental care

Employee stock purchase plan

Extended health care

Vision care


Monday to Friday



Tree Care: 1 year (Required)


Drivers License (Class 5) (Preferred)

ISA Certified Arborist (Preferred)

First Aid (Preferred)

Apply at: https://ca.indeed.com/job/arborist-07a121966655a4f6