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Plant Health Care (PHC) Technician (Burlington)

Division: Residential
Status: Full Time

Position Information:

Company Overview

Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, Limited has been performing tree care and vegetation management services across Canada since 1930. With over 850 employees, we continuously pride ourselves on unmatched quality and safety. Davey Tree is the leading full-service tree care provider for residential, commercial, utility line clearing and forestry consulting throughout Canada.  All crews are professionally trained to ensure the scope of our work is completed safely, and well before any deadlines.

Divisional Overview - Residential

With residential tree service offices across Canada, Davey and our employees are dedicated to providing all aspects of professional Tree care for our customers. Davey tree arborists live and work in your community. Our widespread team allows us to build a relationship with our clients to provide an exceptional customer experience.

Position Overview – Plant Healthcare Technician

As a Plant Healthcare Technician your major focus will be on fertilization, treatment and injection of trees and shrubs. Customers and clients will look to you to provide diagnosis and treatment to several of their vegetation needs. You will not only be looked upon to treat but also to educate our clients on what you are doing while you are in the field.

Job Duties:

  • Complete application of fertilization and integrated pest management application on trees and shrubs using foliar and injection applications.
  • Provide exceptional customer service and educate clients regarding the diagnosis and the prescribed pest control and fertilization service with customers.
  • Properly identify trees and shrubs with a strong knowledge of pathology and physiology.
  • Properly identify and diagnose insects, fungus conditions, and pest prone areas.
  • Continuously monitor plant health quality and fertilizing methods after application and communicate progress to customers and supervisors.
  • Drive, use, maintain and properly operate equipment (truck and sprayer).
  • Apply specified treatments to plant material on both residential and commercial properties.


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Tree and shrub ID, Pathology, and knowledge of tree physiology is an asset.
  • 1-3 years experience.
  • Certification as an Arborist or willingness to work towards considered an asset
  • Strong tree and shrub identification skills.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Valid provincial driver’s license.
  • License to drive a 5 ton vehicle and air brake endorsement considered an asset.
  • Ability to work safely as part of a team and possess the willingness to learn and progress.
  • Preferred background in Forestry, Horticulture or Landscaping.
  • Commercial Pesticide Applicator License preferred.

Additional Information:

  • Full time. Year-round employment.
  • Occasional overtime required.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Excellent Benefits package, RRSP and careers advancement opportunities.
  • Employee owned company with stock purchase available after 1 year of service.
  • Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Davey provides ongoing training.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, provincial law. 

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