From $25 an hour – Permanent, Full-time

Full job description

Ground Worker – Entry Level Arborist – profit sharing & employee share ownership plan!

Company Intro

Precision Tree is currently the #2 ranked utility tree contractor in BC, and we want you to help us get to #1. We are building a team of leaders with a purpose – to protect people, property, and power from pain. Precision offers a comprehensive training program to ensure you learn the skills you need to succeed. Our long-term contracts with mean you’ll get an opportunity to work with some of the industry’s best utility arborists with the biggest equipment (incluing mulitple 75′ aerial lifts and a ultra rare 125′ aerial lift) for the hugest customers on the largest wood in the world. We guarantee that working with Precision will make you smarter, safer, and even better looking. Seriously.

Job Position Description

We’re looking for a full-time Groundman – Entry Level Arborist to support our aerial workers (and, ideally, eventually become an aerial worker yourself). The requirements to work with Precision are as follows:

  • You are a NON-SMOKER
  • You have a valid Driver’s License
  • You have an excellent attitude
  • You want to grow your skills and advance your career
  • You want to get paid better for doing better
  • You can work shifts in the North Vancouver Island area, from Courtenay to Port Hardy and anywhere in-between
  • You must send in a cover letter with your application

Steel toed boots are mandatory, all other safety equipment provided. No experience needed to apply. We actually prefer hard working applicants without prior experience so we can make sure to teach you to work with Precision from the ground up. Starting entry level, no experience wage is $25/hr and increases for experienced ground crew. As you grow your skills, your wage increases. When you get up into the trees, your wages climb with you. If you help us hit our profit target this can substantially increase your pay. Our “Skip the Praise, Give Us the Raise” profit sharing plan isn’t like the other guy’s – we run an open book business so you can see what you helped us earn. We will strive to give you every opportunity to build new skills, add qualifications, and get experience to move you up as quickly as possible.

Top Benefits / Perks

As a team member at Precision Tree, you’ll enjoy:

  • Aggressive profit sharing
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Open book management and financial literacy training
  • Comprehensive mentoring program with some of the most reputable utility arborists in the industry
  • Getting certifications for: first aid, traffic control, air brakes, chainsaw operation, tree climbing, Certified Utility Arborist, ISA Certified Arborist, Falling Bucking Endorsement, Power System Safety Protection
  • Access to the best tools, techniques, and equipment in the business
  • Benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance available after probation period
  • Bonus birthday pay
  • Training on the best and biggest equipment in the industry, including at 125′ aerial lift truck


Precision Tree is located in the Comox Valley, BC, the hub of outdoor recreation on Vancouver Island. Surrounded by stunning mountain views, some of the world’s best mountain biking trails, crystal clean lake systems and premiere hunting and fishing grounds, the Comox Valley is the best place in Canada to play, get paid and raise a family.

Contact/Application Information

Want to get smarter, safer, and even better looking? Seriously? Send your cover letter and resume to Team Captain James Flawith. If we accept your application, we’ll be in touch to schedule an interview. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Full-time, Permanent
  • From $25.00 per hour
  • Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Commuter benefits
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Profit sharing
  • Relocation assistance
  • Stock options
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • 10 hour shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Overtime pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Courtenay, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Application question(s):

  • Submitting a cover letter is requirement for this job. If you do not have a cover letter, write one. If you cannot provide a cover letter your application will not be considered.


  • work: 2 years (required)


  • English (required)


  • Driver’s Licence (required)


  • Courtenay, BC (required)