Plant Health Care Technician (Arborist)

Website Innovative Tree Care Specialists

Innovative Tree Care Specialists is hiring for the 2023 treatment season!  We are looking for a skilled PHC Technician and/or PHC Intern to add to our team.  All levels of experience are encouraged to apply, but desire to learn and expand your skills is a must.  Innovative Tree Care has been in business since 2017, and we have rapidly grown over the past several years.  We provide a full-spectrum of tree and shrub treatments, consulting, and subcontracting services to the Madison and greater area.  Utilizing the newest technologies and products, we have built our company on providing scientifically-proven treatments that have high success rates.  Our equipment shop is based out of lovely Cambridge, WI and is just about 15 miles from the east side of Madison.  Please review the below job descriptions, and submit a resume and cover letter to be considered for either of these positions.  We look forward to meeting you soon!

Position Description (both Tech and Intern):

  • Independently conduct or assist Arborist in PHC operations (primary) – tree spraying, tree fertilization/biostimulant treatments, insect/disease treatment, trunk injection/root flare infusion (micro-injection/infusion; high and low volume macro-infusion), Air-spade work (stem girdling root investigations, soil compaction mitigation, chlorosis management), application of growth regulators
  • Assist in tree plantings
  • Occasional pruning and/or removal work (off-season)

PHC Technician (experienced/seasonal):  ($22.00-$26.00/hr)

Required:

  • Current WI commercial pesticide applicator’s certification (Turf and Landscape 3.0), or ability to obtain before date of hire; or within 30 days thereafter (trainee license will be provided)
  • 1 full season of experience conducting pesticide applications on trees, shrubs, or turf
  • Valid driver’s License (CDL not required)
  • Ability to identify commonly planted trees in the area
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds, kneel, crouch, etc. as required to complete treatments and other job duties
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time outdoors, during summer months, and in seasonal environmental conditions (heat, rain, mosquitos, etc.)
  • Attention to detail, and ability to keep accurate pesticide application records
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Love of the outdoors and passion for the field of arboriculture
  • Ability to follow directions, keep on task, and ask questions if needed
  • Ability to commit to full treatment season

Preferred:

  • 2 or 4 year degree in Urban Forestry, Natural Resources, Plant Pathology, or related field
  • Proficiency with/in: mixing and loading pesticides, tree injection/infusion equipment and processes, Air-spade utilization, using a hydraulic sprayer to spray and fertilize trees
  • Certified arborist, or willingness to obtain (preferred)
  • Experience working on a tree crew – climbing experience a major plus!

This seasonal position is expected to extend from late March/April – Oct./Nov. 2022.  40+ hours/week with overtime potential.  For the right candidate, this position would have an annual renewal and future growth opportunities within the company.  Ideally, we are looking to train in someone that will be a core member of our operations for years to come.  Part-time hours, into the winter season, may be available for the right person.

PHC Intern (seasonal):  ($15.00 – $18.00/hr)

Required:

  • Ability to obtain WI commercial pesticide applicator’s certification (Turf and Landscape 3.0) after 30 days of hire (a 30 day trainee license will be available for initial month of training; training materials will be provided for test)
  • Enrollment in a 2 or 4 year Urban Forestry program (or related), or recent graduate (preferred)
  • Valid driver’s License (CDL not required)
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds, kneel, crouch, etc. as required to complete treatments and other job duties; ability to work outdoors in seasonal summer conditions
  • Attention to detail, and ability to keep accurate pesticide application records
  • Love of the outdoors and passion for the field of arboriculture
  • Desire to learn, gain professional experience, and expand skills
  • Ability to follow directions, keep on task, and ask questions if needed

This paid intern position will be flexible, but desired commitment would be from May – Sept/Oct.  We are looking for someone that can commit to 10-15+ hours/week (1-2 days).  More hours (up to full time) may be available for the right person. This position would be ideal for a student looking to gain industry experience, and establish networking within the Madison, WI arborist community.

Both the PHC Technician and PHC Intern will enjoy benefits with our company including:

  • Reimbursement of fees for Certified Arborist testing
  • Continued education opportunities
  • All PPE provided; other equipment allowances for climbing gear may be available for the right person
  • Competitive industry compensation, with overtime potential
  • Bonus upon completion of the treatment season
  • Monthly “Wellness” stipend that can be used for any health-related insurance premiums, gym memberships, medical bills, etc. (full time position only)

Resume and cover letter can be emailed to:  jalbertini@innovativetreecarespecialists.com

OR APPLY ON OUR WEBSITE:  www.innovativetreecarespecialists.com

Innovative Tree Care Specialists, LLC

1124 Stewart St.

Madison, WI 53713

(608) 278-8318

To apply for this job email your details to jalbertini@innovativetreecarespecialists.com