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Chainsaw Operator (Grounds Person)

Location: Halifax, NS


Under direct supervision of Wesley Jenkins, ISA-Certified Arborist and Owner. Halifax Regional Municipality and surrounding areas (required to meet at the office in Oakfield or at the job site). Hours range from 9 to 25 and up to 40 hours per week, weather pending. Wages range from $16 to $20 an hour depending on experience with potential to earn more. To start as soon as possible. Successful candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements to perform skilled tasks, while maintaining GHTS safety and efficiency standards, in the care and maintenance of trees:


  • Assisting with keeping the area safe to property owners, buildings, pedestrians, and vehicles
  • Handling of lowering lines, ropes for hoisting, and securing of equipment on utility ropes
  • Removing, lifting and cutting up of tree limbs, brush, and trunks with a chainsaw and wood chipper while lifting over 50 lbs
  • Operating a mini skid steer with bucket, grapple, and industrial stump grinder attachments
  • Clearing property of debris when job complete with rakes and shovels
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license with clean record
  • Steel toe safety boots are not provided, employee must have their own
  • Personal cell phone for communicating between jobsites is not provided, employee must have their own phone and cellular plan
  • Adapts easily to changing priorities, dependable and flexible with scheduling
  • Maintains a positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Polite and professional demeanor as a representative of GHTS


Anyone who does not meet the above qualifications need not apply. Preferences will be given to anyone in the Arboriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture and Environmental industry. We accept applications via email only. To apply please put in subject line “Resume”. Attn: Wesley and Julie Jenkins.

Employer Info

71 Sawgrass Drive
Oakfield, Nova Scotia B2T 0G1


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