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Requisition Number: 85226  
Company Name: The Davey Tree Expert Company 
Service Line: 1RES – Kent-Residential & Commercial Services 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: High School Diploma / GED 
Work Experience Required: 1 – 2 years 
Travel Expectations: Up to 50% 


The Davey Tree Expert Company Specialty Services (West Chicago IL office) has opportunities in the field of Urban Forestry, as an equipment operator. Davey is a leader in the Residential-Commercial tree care, utility line clearing and forestry consulting industries, throughout the US and Canada.

Job Duties:

Positions involve operating mobile equipment, including but not limited to manlift and mobile crane, during tree removal on Residential-Commecial properties. Responsible for equipment and crew safety when removing trees. Assist in all job functions as a member of the crew.


*Must be willing to travel out of town as needed.


Prefer a minimum of two (2) years hazardous/technical rigging tree removal and training, which provides the necessary crane, prentice loader/log loader, and man lift operations skills, knowledge and abilities required.

The applicant must:

  • Have general knowledge of different mobile equipment used for tree removal.
  • Be able to read, understand and use crane load charts to determine load and radius capabilities of cranes, or be able to learn.
  • Have general knowledge of construction rigging – use of slings, cable chokers, multi-part load blocks, etc.
  • Be capable of successfully passing a crane operations certification test.
  • Must Have a CDL.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Full time hourly position. Compensation based on qualifications and experience. Davey Tree offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and full-time position includes option to buy company stock after one year. Access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses. Pre-employment Drug Screen, E-verify Social Security Number verification, and criminal background check required. The Davey Tree Expert Company and Davey Tree Surgery are Equal Opportunity Employers. Davey is Employee Owned. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 


The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit


If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at

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