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Tree Care Groundsperson - STC

Newport News, VA Chesapeake, VA
Req ID: 57195


At BrightView / Smith's Tree Care, the best teams are created and maintained here. If you are searching for your next fulfilling career, picture yourself on a best-in-class team where you can grow to be your brightest. We are looking for a Grounds Person. Can you picture yourself here?

We are Hiring in Chesapeake & Newport News.

Here’s what you’d do:

The Grounds Person Tree Care assists in the trimming and removal of trees, clearing, chipping and disposal of tree debris. Demonstration of role specific skills or verifiable requisite experience.

You’d be responsible for:

The primary function of this position is to work as a member of a tree crew which includes varying numbers of grounds workers, climbers, and crew leaders. A Grounds Person work as part of an effective tree care team and assists and supports the crew leader and climber in a variety of ways. 

  • Performs tree care activities that maintain safe and healthy trees for our clients. 
  • Responsible for daily equipment inspection and maintenance. 
  • Sets up safety items including positioning cones and signs and roping or taping off crew work areas.
  • Assisting the Climber 
  • Ensures that all operations, job sites and employees are safe and that the general public which might come into contact with the area will be safe.
  • Supports other team members in tree care activities and works as part of a team.
  • Communicates effectively with other crew members and the public. 

Valid Drivers License - All driving positions require a pre-employment Drug Screen in addition to DOT requirements including; driving record, DOT physical, and road test at the expense of the company.

 You might be a good fit if you have:

  • Able to successfully follow directions and establish procedures related to roping and rigging, maintenance of equipment, adjustments to equipment, and reporting malfunctioning equipment.
  • Ability to perform mathematical operations (add, subtract, multiply, and divide) using weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to calculate or estimate weight, volume and distance related to arboricultural field operations.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to understand and carry out instructions. Perform standardized tasks with occasional variables encountered. 
  • 1-2 Years of Tree Care Experience 
  • Roping, saw sharpening, stump grinding and skid steer experience is a plus 
  • CDL Preferred 
  • Effective communication skills. 
    • Communicate using hand signals with climbers to ensure safety and to perform work within acceptable standards.
    • Communicate verbally with the general public to direct them safely around the work area. 

Here’s what to know about working here:

Here at BrightView, we’re as passionate about caring for our clients as we are about caring for each other. Though we’re the nation’s leading landscape company, we maintain a small company feel and supportive environment that makes our team members feel at home. 

If you’re looking to join a team of talented go-getters who tackle big vision projects other companies could only dream of, you just might have found your match. With our range of services, including landscape design, development, maintenance and enhancements, there’s no limit to what we can do, and what you can achieve.

Growing Everyday

Like the communities we serve, you are on a constant path of discovery to shape your career and personal development. In addition to best-in-class opportunities and competitive salary, you may be eligible for benefits and perks like:

  • Paid time off (Based on Position)
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Health and wellness coverage
  • Year-Round work 
  • Paid PPE Gear/Uniforms
  • Referral Bonus Program 
  • 401k savings plan
  • Competitive Salary $14-20 /Hr

Start Your Bright New Career Journey


BrightView is an Equal Employment Opportunity and E-Verify Employee

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