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Lead Arborist/Crew Supervisor

Our team at Safe Tree is looking for a highly motivated, hard-working, safety conscious individual to lead one of our crews as our new Lead Arborist/Crew Supervisor.  In an industry that’s physically challenging and unpredictable our Crew Leads need to be adaptable, prioritize & model safe practices with strong decision-making capabilities.

Safe Tree Ltd. is a full-service tree care company serving both Niagara & Hamilton Regions. We offer competitive wages, including a full employee benefit program.  At Safe Tree we value innovation and are always looking for fresh, passionate minds to add to our crews. 

If you love the idea of a rewarding, physical, tree-centric career then Safe Tree Ltd. will be a great fit for you. We always come back to our roots and remember that trees are an important part of life. Not only do we care about them, but we prioritize them and you; because trees are our passion and safety, our way of life.

The Lead Arborist/Crew Supervisor is responsible for leading their respective crew in all job operations, including maintaining and taking care of equipment. The Lead Arborist will be a certified, climbing arborist with experience mentoring and/or leading a team. In this Supervisor role the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring all staff adhere to safety policies and procedures, as well as provide on the job training that encourages development within their roles.

 At Safe Tree, we expect everyone to expand and grow within the company so as part of the Supervisor role you will be asked to evaluate your team’s overall performance and make suggestions on how we can improve team efficiency, safe practices and staff development. Crew Leaders must have a positive and approachable personality, with the ability to make quick, well-thought out decisions, have a hardworking mentality with an eagerness to lead their team in a positive work environment.

While experience is an asset, we want to make sure we have the right teams together so priority will be given to the right people, over the right qualifications. Anyone can grow into a solid leader, but it takes someone special to truly grow into all this career can be. Let us help you reach your dreams – the sky is the limit here at Safe Tree Ltd.

Qualifications you must have:

  • Certified Arborist
  • Chainsaw license
  • Extensive knowledge of chipper and stumper use
  • Aerial Lift Operations
  • First Aid 
  • IHSA MTO book 7
  • Valid and clean Driver’s License G and DZ (Please note that we require 3 years documented experience for DZ licenses)
  • Leadership experience 2+ years in the field with a focus on leading by example.
  • Customer service, client relations and sales experience would be considered an asset

All Applicants must be responsible, driven/hardworking, an exceptional team player, with strong communication skills and a desire to push personal & physical boundaries. We want this to be a career for you, not a pay check.   

Think you’d be a perfect fit?

Let us know why Safe Tree Ltd. is a great fit for you! Please submit an up-to-date cover letter and resume to Alison Wright, Office Manager at We’d love to have you on the Safe Tree team!


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