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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.

Qualifications you must have:

  • ISA Certified Arborist or equivalent

  • Advanced chainsaw, chipper and stumper experience

  • Valid and clean Driver’s License G and/or DZ (with 3 years of proven experience)

  • Leadership experience

  • Strong tree and shrub identification

  • 2+ years in the field with a focus on leading by example

  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral

  • Strong interpersonal skills with customers and co-workers is critical


  • Customer service, client relations and sales experience

  • Utility Arborist certification or equivalent training

  • Landscape exterminators license

  • Health and safety training for Aerial Lift Operations and IHSA MTO book 7


  • $25-$32

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 our Operations Manager, Craig Hartwick via We’d love to have you on the Safe Tree team!


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