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Tree Trimmer

by City of London

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: May 29, 2024
Compensation range: $31.29 ~ $34.79 Per Hour
City of London

Job Description


Tree Trimmer

Job Close Date:  Jun 04, 2024

File Number: 1044
Service Area: Environment and Infrastructure  
Division: Parks and Forestry 
Employee Group: Local 107 
?Job Type: Full-Time Permanent 
Number of Openings: 1 

Summary of Duties:

Under the direction of a Supervisor or designate.  Provides tree maintenance services on trees on the road allowance and in parks including activities such as trimming, hydro line clearing, tree and stump removal, pest control and tree planting.

Main Duties:


  • Performs tree climbing using rope and saddle and tree trimming, cabling and bracing using up-to-date arboricultural practices.
  • Operate aerial bucket trucks and chipper.
  • Remove dead, decayed or hazardous trees and stumps and restore work site upon completion of work.
  • Clean up fallen and damaged limbs and trees as a result of wind, rain and ice storms including cutting and chipping and hauling brush.
  • Trim and cut trees and hedges to ensure sight lines are maintained for traffic, signs, and bicycle visibility.
  • Plant and transplant trees of all sizes.
  • Install Christmas lights on trees and other structures for Winter Wonderland in Victoria Park and other locations as required.
  • On a continuing basis, assumes some of the normal supervisory responsibilities over others.
  • Keeps records as required.
  • As assigned, performs related duties which are transient, or of an emergency nature, or which are minor but recurring.

Education Qualifications:

Successful completion of Grade 12 in the Province of Ontario plus a 6 month post-secondary program from a recognized Community College in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Arboriculture or the equivalent. 

Specialized Training & Licenses:

  • Thorough working knowledge of OHSA. 
  • Thorough working knowledge in forestry operations. 
  • Certified Arborist certificate from the Ministry of Skills & Labour or International Society of Arboriculture. 
  • Current chainsaw certificate and current First Aid and CPR certificate or the ability to obtain. 
  • Valid Class DZ Driver's License. 
  • Note: Shift work may be required. 

Compensation & Other Information:

$31.29 - $34.79 per hour

This posting is for (1) permanent full-time position(s).

Important Instructions:

NOTE: Applicants may be required to complete a job related test.

Please attach all transcripts or relevant information to your application.

Police Record Check

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC). 

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