Tree Works is a family owned and operated business based in Halifax Nova Scotia. Since 1989 Tree Works has been providing residential and commercial Arboriculture services to the HRM and surrounding areas.

We are currently seeking a Chainsaw Operator to join our team for the exciting career in Urban Forestry. Tree Works provides on and off the job training, taking you from the ground to the crown. Tree Works uses a proactive wage scale to continually grow your skillset and responsibilities, setting you up for success.

Chainsaw Operator / Utility Ground Worker
What We offer:

  • Steady, Year Round employment
  • Constant skill development and opportunities
  • On and off the job paid training
  • RRSP and Medical /Dental programs
  • Company vehicles for travel to and from worksites
  • Outdoor work with amazing views
  • Training and instruction on Urban Forestry Equipment
  • Company assistance to gaining and maintaining certificates (CDL, Airbrakes, ISA Cert)
  • Opportunity to advance within company

Job Description:

  • Assist crew supervisor with job planning, worksite setup and safety / hazard assessment
  • Participate in onsite training of safe work practices and equipment operation
  • Operate equipment such as chainsaw, brushsaw and woodchipper
  • Work as part of a crew in removal, disposal and cleanup of vegetation and debris
  • Assist crew supervisor with efficient movement of the crew from one location to the next
  • Willingness to learn how to operate Bucket Trucks, Stump Grinders, Wood Chippers, Grapple Trucks, Skid Steers, Excavators
  • Use Radio headsets to communicate with Peers


  • Valid driver’s license with clean drivers abstract
  • Class 5 Drivers License
  • Experience working on or around equipment is an asset
  • Able to work as part of a team in a physically demanding role
  • WHIMIS and First Aid, Fall Arrest, Electrical Awareness
  • Chainsaw experience
  • Own transportation to Yard

If you enjoy physical outside work and have a willingness to work in a group this is the ideal location for you.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: $50,000.00-$75,000.00 per year


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Vision care


  • 10 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

Work Location: In person