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Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@clippertreeservice.com. You may submit these through the form below. When completing your cover letter, please tell us why you are passionate about this industry and how you hope to make a difference. Thank you for your interest.

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Apprentice Program

Clipper Tree & Landscape is currently accepting applications for its Apprentice Program. We are seeking motivated candidates, with a passion for environmental sustainability, who are looking to put this passion to work. Bring your passion and we will provide the rest!!

The Program is intended for recent graduates (and students graduating in May 2017) with associate’s and bachelor’s degrees or certifications in horticulture, arboriculture, forestry, soil/agricultural/plant science, sustainability, landscape design, and other related programs. The two-year program is designed to immerse inexperienced candidates in the tree and landscape industry through both hands-on and classroom-style training. Candidates will become proficient in the following areas:

  • Tree & Plant Biology
  • Soil & Water Science
  • ANSI & OSHA Safety Standards
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Landscape Design
  • Grounds & Bed Maintenance
  • Plant Identification & Selection
  • Planting & Early Care
  • Tree & Shrub Pruning
  • Plant Diagnosis & Disorders
  • Plant Health Care & Pest Management
  • Chain Saw & Chipper Operation
  • Ground Operations
  • Electrical Hazards Awareness
  • Tree Risk Assessment
  • Tree Protection & Preservation
  • Tree Climbing, Knots & Felling
  • Sales Estimating & Customer Service

Upon completion of the program, the candidate will be prepared to pass the ISA Certified Arborist Exam and NALP designation exams as well as several other industry certifications that best fit their career objectives. Once completed, candidates will be promoted within the Company to career tracts in Tree Climbing, Tree & Landscape Ground Operations, Landscape Design, or Plant Health Care.

Clipper Tree & Landscape offers competitive wages as well as benefits including paid holidays, paid vacation, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and 401k plan.

Climber I

Clipper Tree & Landscape is currently accepting applications for its Climber Specialist I. We are seeking motivated candidates, with a passion for tree climbing, who are looking to put this passion to work. Bring your passion and we will provide the rest!!

The Program is intended for tree climbers with experience performing both pruning and small-to-medium removals. Applicants should have a basic-to-intermediate understanding and familiarity with the following concepts:

  • Identification and Use of Climbing Equipment
  • Gear Inspection
  • Hazard Risk Assessment
  • Climbing Knots
  • Methods for Ascending & Descending
  • Climbing Work Plans
  • Rope Installation and Tying-In
  • Isolating a Throw Line
  • Safe Climbing Techniques
  • Work Positioning
  • Limb-Walking
  • False Crotch Installing & Use
  • Techniques for Double-Crotching, Recrotching, and Redirecting
  • Techniques for Lowering with Control Lines
  • Identification and Use of Rigging Equipment
  • Rigging Forces, Hazards and Knots

The following requirements will need to be met by any applicants:

  • Experience 1-3 years as a full-time climber
  • Basic understanding of ANSI A300 Standard (Part I Pruning)
  • Familiarity with ANSI Z133 Safety Standards
  • Aerial Rescue Techniques
  • Required PPE for Climbers
  • Electrical Hazard Awareness

ISA Certified Arborist credential strongly preferred, but not required. We will expect the candidate pass the exam within one year of joining the Company.

Clipper Tree & Landscape offers competitive wages as well as benefits including paid holidays, paid vacation, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and 401k plan.

Climber II

Clipper Tree & Landscape is currently accepting applications for its Climber Specialist I. We are seeking motivated candidates, with a passion for tree climbing, who are looking to put this passion to work. Bring your passion and we will provide the rest!!

The Program is intended for tree climbers with experience performing both pruning and medium-to-large removals. Applicants should have an intermediate-to-expert understanding and familiarity with the following concepts:

  • Identification and Use of Climbing Equipment
  • Gear Inspection
  • Hazard Risk Assessment
  • Climbing Knots
  • Methods for Ascending & Descending
  • Climbing Work Plans
  • Rope Installation and Tying-In
  • Isolating a Throw Line
  • Safe Climbing Techniques
  • Work Positioning
  • Limb-Walking
  • False Crotch Installing & Use
  • Techniques for Double-Crotching, Recrotching, and Redirecting
  • Techniques for Lowering with Control Lines
  • Identification and Use of Rigging Equipment
  • Rigging Forces, Hazards and Knots

The following requirements will need to be met by any applicants:

  • Experience 5+ years as full-time climber
  • Intermediate understanding of ANSI A300 Standard (Part I Pruning)
  • ANSI Z133 Safety Standards
  • Aerial Rescue Techniques
  • Required PPE for Climbers
  • Electrical Hazard Awareness

ISA Certified Arborist credential strongly preferred, but not required. We will expect the candidate pass the exam within one year of joining the Company.

Clipper Tree & Landscape offers competitive wages as well as benefits including paid holidays, paid vacation, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and 401k plan.

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Clipper Employment Benefits

Clipper Tree & Landscape offers:

  • competitive wages
  • paid holidays
  • paid vacation
  • health insurance
  • dental insurance
  • life insurance
  • 401k plan.

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