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Employment at Graf Tree Care

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Graf Tree Care, Inc., of Batavia, IL is currently seeking to hire three full time Arborists, one for each of its Divisions.

Certified Arborists are preferred but not required. We offer excellent compensation and benefits in an extremely positive work environment, which allows all team members to grow both personally and professionally.

We are a unique Urban Forestry Company, with a unique Vision. Only the best and brightest work here.

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 Tree Pruning and Removal Technician

Applicants must be able to work in a team setting, and have ability to operate aerial lifts, chainsaws, wood chippers, stump grinders, and skid loaders. Must be able to lift in excess of 50 lbs and work in inhospitable weather environments such as wind, rain, high heat, and extreme cold. Must have valid IL Drivers License, and be able to pass a criminal background check.

Preference will be given to applicants with tree climbing or aerial lift experience, although not necessary to apply. We are willing to invest in training the right person.

Job open immediately. Accepting applications and resumes now.

 


 Plant Health Care Technician

Applicants must have a Pesticide Operators or Applicators License from the Illinois Department of Agriculture, and a general understanding of tree pests such as insects or fungal pathogens.  Duties include operating a spray truck for root feeding, and insecticide/fungicide sprays. Must be able to lift in excess of 50 lbs and work in inhospitable weather environments such as wind, rain, high heat, and extreme cold. Must have valid IL Drivers License, and be able to pass a criminal background check.

Hiring date: March 15, 2018. Accepting applications and resumes January 1, 2018.

 


 Forestry Survey Technician

Applicants must be able to operate Handheld GPS units, and have strong tree identification skills. Must be willing to learn other Geographic Information Systems (GIS) softwares and technologies. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. GIS-Based Tree and Natural Resource Inventory
  2. Perform rudimentary Tree Risk Assessments
  3. Report preparation
  4. Interaction with GIS data
  5. Assist in Wetland Delineations and other miscellaneous field surveys

Data collection phases of our projects are expected to be in a five state Great Lakes region (IL, IN, MI, WI, IA), so applicant must be willing to work out of state on an overnight basis for several days at a time. Must be able to work in inhospitable weather environments such as wind, rain, high heat, and extreme cold. Must have valid IL Drivers License, and be able to pass a criminal background check.

Hiring Date:  March 1, 2018.  Accepting applications and resumes January 1, 2018

 


 

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Interested applicants may submit resumes to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Any questions can also be e-mailed, or feel free to call our office at 630-762-2400.

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What's New

GRAF TREE CARE MOVES INTO NEW FACILITY
Last year, we purchased an empty 5,200 square foot building in Batavia, IL. After the design phase and architectural drawings were completed for our custom buildout, the interior construction began. We decided to use this opportunity to showcase urban wood utilization. Recycled wood planks were used to create our desks, cabinets, shelves, window sills, and a conference room table; all from trees that were removed by our crews and milled right here is Batavia. Click here to read full article.

ZAC KING – ISA BOARD CERTIFIED MASTER ARBORIST
In November, our Plant Health Care Coordinator, Zac King, reached the highest professional level of Certification the International Society of Arboriculture has. This certification is based on years of practical work experience, along with intense independent study. Zac has worked hard in the field in our daily operations, attended conferences and seminars, and studied on his own in order to attain this prestigious certification. Congratulations Zac!.

EVENTS AND PUBLIC APPEARANCES
Here are a few places you can come to see us over the next few winter months:

  • January 19-20: State Park District Conference -Downtown at the Hilton, Chicago, IL. Phil Graf and Steve Lane will be presenting groundbreaking 3D Tree Mapping and Canopy Analysis.
  • January 24-26: Indiana Arborist Association Annual Conference - Indianapolis, IN. This time Municipal Consulting Forester Jim Semelka will be with Phil and Steve set up in the exhibit hall to showcase more urban forestry services and technologies.
  • February 28-29: Great Lakes Park Training at Pokagon State Park – Angola, IN. Phil will be in attendance to network and talk to fellow trainees about urban forestry.
  • March 14-15: Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course - Bethel University, Arden Hills, MN. Steve will be presenting on using GIS for Reforestation Planning after the Emerald Ash Borer.
 
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1485 Louis Bork Dr. Unit #113 | Batavia, IL 60510 | Phone: 630/762-2400 | Fax: 630/578-1304