Climbing Arborist

We started Touchwood Tree Services back in 2011, although Brendan has a lifetime of experience in the industry as a second generation arborist with 20 years of climbing under his harness. Growing up in the industry, Brendan has seen many improvements and innovations to the way tree work has been carried out and has an absolute passion for what he does. We are a small team, who make safety (ours, our staff's and our client's) our highest priority, and pride ourselves on our client satisfaction.
We service the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle area.


What dating app do arborists prefer?
A. Timber…….

You won’t find us on Tinder, Plenty of Trees, or [stump] Grinder, but we are searching for a soulmate to complete our team.

Touchwood Tree Services is one of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie’s most trusted tree services. We are a well-established, award-winning business and have been operating in Lake Mac for over 10 years, we’ve built a solid foundation, and now it's time to grow our team again.

We are on the search for a climber who is good at what they do, and most importantly has the right attitude to complement our small easy-going team, someone who is reliable, able to lead a team and has great communication skills both in the team environment as well as with dealing with clients and contractors. We want somebody who is passionate about tree work and is prepared to continue to learn and grow within their role every day. Touchwood supports the continued growth of our whole team.

The Nitty Gritty Stuff
The position available is for a climbing arborist and falls under the Gardening and Landscaping Services Award 2010
(MA000101). It is a casual position to start off and will be on a 6-month trial and could end up as a leadership position down the track for the right person. We are based in the Caves Beach area and work from around the South-eastern side of Lake Macquarie up into the Newcastle area.

If you have recently swiped left on your job and are looking to join a team built on family values in a positive fun environment, where there’s still time to get a surf in after knock off or an early morning wave before work. (There are half a dozen awesome breaks around the corner from the office), then you need to swipe right and get in contact with us.


Requirements: -
• A couple of years climbing experience. You need to be competent and safe; we can teach you everything else
• MR Truck licence is a minimum requirement for this position (experience towing a chipper is a benefit)
• A white card
• Chainsaw ticket
• First aid certificate is an advantage
• Your own transport
• Own climbing kit is an advantage but not essential
• EWP / 5099 / Traffic Control or any other relevant tickets also an advantage but not essential
• Professional Attitude
• Team player

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Touchwood Tree Services

New South Wales

Hunter Region




Closing date:

30 November 2021

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Climbing Arborist

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