Arborist Trainee – Entry Level
Lewiston, ME

Lucas Tree Experts, a leader in the tree care industry, is looking for motivated individuals to join our team as Ground Operations Technicians/Arborist Trainees. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and willing to learn all aspects of the trade: felling, climbing, rigging, equipment operation, and vegetation management.

No experience in the tree industry necessary! Lucas Tree Experts provides FREE on-the-job training for those willing, able, and interested in learning this skilled trade.

Are you looking for a company that provides career advancement opportunities?

Lucas Tree Experts will not only pay for your licensing and certifications to advance your career in the Tree Industry, but they will also provide wage increases for each that is obtained along the way.

Why Lucas Tree Experts?

  • Free On-the-Job Training (Including CDL)
  • High earning potential with weekly incentives
  • Safety first culture
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Competitive and comprehensive benefits package
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Work outdoors!

This is a full time, year-round, outdoor, physical labor opportunity. Duties: manual removal of vegetation from work areas, safely operating various forestry equipment (woodchipper, hydraulic equipment, chainsaws) and performing line clearance, pruning, and removals.


Must be able to work 45 hours weekly.
Must be 18 years of age with a High School Diploma/GED/or equivalent.
Must have a current and valid driver’s license with reliable transportation.
Must be able to work outside in various types of weather.
Must be physically able to perform the requirements of the position (i.e., walk on uneven grounds, carry 75 lbs.)
Must be willing to work at varying heights up to 75 feet.
Must be willing and able to learn how to run a bucket truck & operate equipment safely.
Must be willing and able to obtain a CDL A or B license.
Must be willing and able to obtain, and maintain licenses & certifications as required by the position in order to grow your career.
Must be able to successfully complete a post offer physical & drug screen as well as a background and motor vehicle check.

Successful professionals at Lucas Tree Experts have come from a variety of backgrounds, including Utility Line Clearance, Integrated Vegetation Management, Arboriculture, Field Operations Management, Supervisor, Environmental Studies, Horticulture, Arborist, Forestry, Off-Road, Natural Resource Management, Storm Restoration, and Landscape Maintenance.

Lucas Tree Experts offers paid, hands-on, on-the-job training, paid educational courses for advancement in the industry. We also offer safety and bonus incentive programs as well as a complete benefits package.

Come work for a company that offers advancement opportunities and a great quality of work life!

*Please Note: Correspondence will be primarily via e-mail. Please provide us with a working e-mail on your application. If you don’t hear from Lucas Tree within a day, please check your spam folder.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 – $22.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No nights
  • Overtime

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities

Application Question(s):

  • Please list any relevant work experience (working with trees, around utility lines)
  • Are you at least 18 years old? (Answer required to be considered for employment)
  • What is your phone number?
  • What is your email address?


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: In person