The Davey Tree Expert Foreman Trainee | Rochester, NY in Rochester, New York

Requisition Number: 34830
Company Name: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Service Line: 1RES - Kent Residential & Commercial Services
Employment Type: Regular
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level Required: High School Diploma / GED
Work Experience Required: 1 - 2 years
Travel Expectations: Up to 25%

POSITION: Foreman Trainee - Davey Residential | Rochester, NY

Starting Date: Applications accepted until suitable candidate is selected.

JOB DUTIES: The Foreman Trainee is learning to lead 3-5 person tree crews to complete tree pruning and tree removal. Foremen are responsible for utilizing the Job Planning Toolkit to safely and efficiently complete work orders as assigned by management. This includes performing pre-climb inspections of trees before work begins. Foremen work directly with the District Manager to mentor and train new employees. The Foreman Trainee position is intended to introduce experienced climbers to Davey Company Culture & develop them into full-time Foremen. QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience pruning to ANSI A300 standards.
  • Comfortable climbing on Moving Rope System
  • Abillity to set a tie-in-point utilizing Throwball and Throwline
  • Proficiency tying Climbing Hitches, Termination Knots, & Rigging Knots
  • Dedication to safe chainsaw operation and maintenance
  • Prior Experience with Sectional Tree Removal utilizing techniques to minimize Dynamic Loads
  • Prior Experience felling with open-faced notch, hinge wood, and back cut for directional control

Valuable qualifications, but not required:

  • CTW-Climber Specialist, ISA Certified Arborist, and/or CTSP
  • Class B CDL
  • Aerial Lift Experience
  • Crane Experience


  • Full time hourly position (compensation based on qualifications and experience)
  • Potential for overtime
  • Generous performance incentive plan
  • Excellent benefits offered
    • Medical, Dental, Vision plans
    • Paid time off vacation, Holiday Pay, Sick leave
    • 401K retirement plan, the opportunity to buy Davey stock after 1 year
    • Employee referral bonus program
  • All climbing gear and PPE provided. Uniforms provided and laundered at no cost
  • Industry related training and special Davey training courses
  • Reimbursement is available for industry related certifications
  • Management mentoring program available

Additional Information: Pre-employment Drug Screen, E-verify/Social Security Number Verification and Criminal Background Checks are required. The Davey Tree Expert Company and Davey Tree Surgery are Equal Opportunity Employers. Davey is Employee Owned. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.

The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 35 years and has more than 8,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit