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Career Openings


Klismith Tree Service is seeking a responsible and self-motivated individual to join our growing company as a Climber. We have provided expert tree care to hundreds of residential, commercial and municipal clients in Central Illinois since 2011. We are members of the Illinois Arborist Association, the Tree Care Industry Association, and the International Society of Arboriculture.
An employee in this full-time, year-round position will:
  • perform all aspects of tree work including pruning, removal, ground clean-up and stump grinding, plus other duties as assigned, as part of a team;
  • climb or use an aerial lift/bucket truck to work in the trees;
  • safely operate a variety of equipment including chainsaws, handsaws, chippers, stump grinders, etc.;
  • perform inspections and general maintenance of equipment;
  • provide excellent customer service to our clients.
We provide:
  • competitive compensation based on experience, abilities and certifications
  • year-round employment
  • paid time off (holidays and personal days)
  • work-related safety clothing, safety boots, PPE and equipment
  • career growth through training and educational opportunities
We are looking for applicants who:
  • have 2+ years of experience with proper tree pruning and removal practices, as well as with climbing, rigging, and chainsaw and chipper operation
  • are familiar with industry standards for tree work and safety, including modern climbing techniques and technical rigging
  • seek to contribute to a safe work environment for all employees through safe practices and equipment operation
  • have a valid CDL with air-brake endorsement and a clean driving record (Class A preferred)
  • are able to pass a DOT physical exam and annual random drug/alcohol screening
  • have clear communication skills, a good attitude, and who are reliable
Preference will be given to applicants who also possess current ISA Arborist certification or advanced safety certifications. Klismith Tree Service is a safety-oriented, drug-free, and equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please fill out an application and email it to Keith at klismithtreeservice@gmail.com or mail it to:

Klismith Tree Service
901 W. Ford Harris Road
Champaign, IL 61822

We look forward to meeting with you!