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Business Development and Technical Specialist

Posting period

  • From: September 18, 2017
  • To: November 17, 2017

Specifications

  • Location: Canada / To be determined in consultation with the successful applicant
  • Business Group / Department: Plant Care/ BioForest / Business Development & Technical Support
  • Starting date: To be determined in consultation with the successful applicant
  • Status: Permanent / Full time Work schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm / Some work outside of regular business hours is required.
  • Salary offered: Commensurate with experience / BioForest offers competitive salaries, group medical benefits, a registered pension program and paid vacation.

Organization

Lallemand Inc. is a privately held Canadian company, founded at the end of the 19th century, specializing in the development, production and marketing of yeasts and bacteria. The company is comprised of 12 major business units, each focused on specific applications of yeast and bacteria, with operations and management throughout the world. Corporate offices for the parent company Lallemand Inc. are based in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 3300 people working across more than 45 countries, on 5 continents.

Lallemand Plant Care, one of our business groups, specializes in developing, producing and marketing biological plant protection, biostimulation and biofertilization products that improve productivity and plant vitality, without releasing pesticide residues into the environment

Since 1996, BioForest, has kept forests healthy with scientific and technical expertise. They specialize in innovative product development and forest protection strategies. In addition to forest health surveying and consulting, BioForest offers products for the management of various tree pests and diseases, including TreeAzin® Systemic Insecticide; the leading insecticide for the control of Emerald Ash Borer in Canada.

Main Functions

Reporting to the Senior Technical Specialist, the Business Development and Technical Specialist is responsible for providing high-quality technical support to customers of BioForest in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. As the first point of contact for existing customers and new sales leads, the Business Development and Technical Specialist is responsible for the growth of BioForest’s customer base. Duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Provide technical support to customers within the territory, including topics related to injection technology, insecticides, fungicides, other products as well as key pests and pathogens as they relate to management of the urban or commercial forest;
  • Develop and nurture relationships with current customers in an effort to retain and potentially increase sales within that group;
  • Develop and nurture the relationship with prospective BioForest customers, including potential service providers and end users such as municipalities, and work to convert these leads into new customers;
  • Develop new business for BioForest by attending trade shows, conferences, in-field demonstrations, following up on inquiries and other similar duties;
  • Organize workshops in the territory to showcase BioForest’s pest management expertise and provide education on current urban and commercial forest health issues and innovations;
  • Perform presentations, demonstrations and conduct sales meetings with potential customers;
  • Assist in the development of training materials and deliver training to customers as required;
  • Assist in the development of marketing materials in coordination with the marketing manager, and review various marketing materials from time to time to ensure technical accuracy;
  • Develop technical documents to support customers;
  • Develop and improve processes and procedures related to technical support;
  • Develop and maintain advanced knowledge in pest management, both urban and commercial;
  • Monitor competitive technologies and develop recommendations for an appropriate response;
  • Provide feedback to R&D as well as the production manager on potential improvements or new opportunities (e.g., new products, new pests, new pathogens);
  • Provide timely sales projections and other market related data to management as required;
  • Maintain high quality electronic and paper records;
  • Adhere to BioForest’s customer service standards;
  • Adhere to Health and Safety Policy at all times.

Required Qualifications

Technical Skills
  • Essential: College diploma or University degree in a related field or equivalent;
  • Essential: Minimum five years’ experience in forestry, arboriculture or related field;
  • Professional designation in arboriculture (ISA) or forestry (R.P.F.) is highly preferred;
  • Knowledge of forest entomology and pathology;
  • Pesticide Applicators Licence would be an asset.
General Criteria
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and provide a driver’s abstract upon request;
  • Must have a valid passport and the ability to travel to the United States;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and perform presentations;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
  • Experience in business development or sales is preferred;
  • Experience in technical support would be an asset;
  • Willing to relocate if necessary.
Personal Strengths Required
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.

This offer is for you? Apply now to:

Administration department: admin@bioforest.ca . No later than midnight, October 20th, 2017.

Thank you for your interest in our organization, please note that for reasons of treatment volume, only retained candidates will be contacted.



WoodBuffalo

 

 

FireSmart Analyst, Recovery

Wood Buffalo Recovery Task Force

CUPE 1505

 

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is recovering from a devastating wildfire that threatened the lives of our people and the very existence of our community. If you’re passionate about helping others, motivated to get results and wanting to join a strong team that is working to rebuild a community, the Wood Buffalo Recovery Task Force is what you’ve been looking for. Join our team, join our community and feel what it means to be #ymmstrong.

   
Position Type/ Hours: This is a temporary full-time position working thirty-five (35) hours per week for approximately twelve (12) months within the Wood Buffalo Recovery Task Force. This position is within the CUPE 1505 Bargaining Unit. This position is located in the community of Fort McMurray, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s urban centre.

 

Position Description: Provides technical expertise relating to wildfire hazard assessment and evaluation of the community’s wildfire readiness. The FireSmart Analyst will support the primary objectives and desired outcomes of the Environment, Rebuild and Mitigate Pillars of the RMWB 2016 Wildfire Recovery Campaign Plan, including creating a defensible space that mitigates future fires from advancing and endangering the community.

 

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·          Provides technical and functional guidance regarding the seven disciplines of FireSmart.

·          Will ensure consistency and legislative compliance.

·          Prepares briefing notes, presentations, reports and special projects – including those of a confidential nature.

·          Analyzes and advises on key issues related to the reconstruction of our community to address and repair wildfire damages.

·          Assesses and remediates the environmental impacts due to the wildfire and implements mitigation measures with a view to improve resiliency into the future.

·          Coordinates the FireSmart program in the region, wildfire risk assessments, wildfire management planning, and supports community planning.

·          Prepares and delivers public education programs related to the FireSmart Program.

·          Uses innovativeness through the coordination, analysis, and delivery of work.

·          Contributes directly to service delivery in the community with involvement in daily operations and overall administration.

·          Aligns all daily activities with the RMWB 2016 Wildfire Recovery Plan and the RMWB 2016 Wildfire Recovery Campaign Plan to ensure desired outcomes are achieved.

 

Qualifications: ·          A diploma in Forestry, Forest Technology, Urban Forestry, Arboriculture or related discipline with three (3) years’ experience in forest management, urban forestry, arboriculture, land management planning or wildfire prevention is required.

OR

·          A certificate in Fire Inspection, Environmental Management or related discipline with five (5) years’ experience in wildland urban interface, wildfire prevention preparedness and mitigation is required.

·          Wildland Fire Training is considered an asset.

·          Experience in post emergency response or recovery environment is considered an asset.

·          Experience working in a public sector environment with unionized and non-unionized employees is considered an asset.

 

You will possess the following:

·          Ability to understand and interpret technical data and maps, work with GIS mapping systems and GPS equipment.

·          Strong communication skills, including ability to prepare reports and presentations.

·          Sound technical, planning, prioritization and project execution skills.

·          Ability to provide guidance to contractors and consultants as required.

·          Strong proficiency with various computer programs (MS Office, Visio, and Project).

·          Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders that establishes trust, credibility and rapport.

·          A strong commitment to the recovery of our community and a positive, results-focused attitude.

·          Must be willing to work outside in all weather conditions.

·          Valid Alberta Class Five (5) driver’s licence is required (clear driving record is an asset).

Pay Level: PL 11
Salary Range: $43.77 (Temporary Rate)
  In addition to the rate of pay, we offer:
  an additional bi-weekly payment of $480 which represents a cost of living allowance 

 

Requisition Number: 005092
Closing Date: September 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Posting Type: Internal & External (Posted: August 26, 2017   Original CUPE 1505 Closing Date: September 3, 2017)

 

To apply:  Please visit our website at www.rmwb.ca

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals
selected for interviews will be contacted.

Late applications will not be accepted.


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Contact Name: Hailey Kathryn

Company Name and Short Bio: ArborCare Tree Service

Jim Fisher established ArborCare Tree Service in 1983. ArborCare has grown from 1 truck to a fleet of over 100 vehicles, trucks and specialized equipment, including 5 of the largest aerial trucks in Western Canada. ArborCare is the largest Canadian owned tree service company in Canada, and we are leaders in the arboriculture industry with over 150 full-time employees. ArborCare provides exceptional service in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, with offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Vernon and Kelowna. ArborCare is a dynamic and progressive company providing commercial, residential and utility services.

Position Available: ISA Certified Arborists/Dual Certified Arborists.

Qualifications Necessary: ISA Certification, UTW/UTT Beneficial but not mandatory. Non-certified arborists with experience will be considered for available positions as ArborCare will assist candidates in receiving the training that is required of them.

Starting Wage: $23 – $30

Format in which potential resumes are to be received: Email Careers@ArborCare.Com or Fax 403-272-1536.

If you’re looking for an exciting career change and working outdoors, you could be the perfect addition to our team of world class Arborists.

We are currently hiring for entry and non entry level positions to help us grow our roots across Western Canada. Whether you’ve spent the past five years as an Arborist, or the past five years wishing you were, we could have the perfect position available for you! We have immediate positions available in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge and contract work available throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and parts of BC.

ArborCare Tree Service is currently looking to hire ISA certified Arborists.

PRIMARY DUTIES – Sales and Consulting Arborist

  • Responsible for all areas of sales within a defined territory, including selling, marketing, customer service and other non selling tasks including, but not limited to, administration, production, and training new field sales representatives
  • Prepares estimates and consulting reports for clients and potential customers using laptop and electronic methods
  • Maintains a high level of technical knowledge, attends ISA conventions and workshops
  • Develops and updates Annual Plant Health Care Programs
  • Demonstrate knowledge of trees, insects, and disease and provide recommendations for proper care
  • When required, performs all required ground, climbing, and aerial lift duties in support of specific job assignments, as directed by designated supervisor
  • Responsible for training green hand apprentice arborists, and upholding a high level of safety and customer service standards when completing jobs and interacting with the public
  • Arriving on time to designated sites with the proper gear needed to do the required tasks assigned each day and maintains assigned company gear

The ideal candidates will have 5+ year’s of experience within the Tree Care Industry with above average Tree Identification Knowledge. Valid ISA Certification or degree in Forestry, Arboriculture or a related field is mandatory , though candidates without certification may be considered for other available positions. Must have valid driver’s license , air brakes endorsement not required but beneficial.

ArborCare provides opportunity for a long term career with growth potential, training opportunities, company wide benefits, and competitive compensation!

Wages between $23-$30 based on experience, certifications, and skill level demonstrated in the field.

Please send all resumes in confidence to Hailey Kathryn via replying to this ad, or Via Fax 403-272-1536.

Applicants over the phone will not be accepted.


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Company: Green Drop
Position Information: Production Arborist
Status: Monday to Friday, 40hrs + overtime
Qualifications: Mb Arborist license (ISA preferred), tree identification, insect/disease identification/diagnosis, tree/shrub pruning/removal, climbing, bucket operation, tree planting, valid class 5 license (Class 3 with air endorsement preferred)
Wage: $25.00 / per hr + Benefits + Company vehicle
Job Overview: Directly responsible for day-to-day operations of production crew completing residential and municipal contracts

Please email your resume or letter of interest to: nstewart@greendrop.com


 

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Company: City of Brooks
Position Information: Parks Maintenance Operator
Location: Brooks, AB
Status: Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm
Salary: $21.79 to $28.99 per hour depending on qualifications and experience

The City of Brooks’ Parks Services Department has an opening for a permanent full time Parks Maintenance Operator. Reporting to the Parks Services Foreman, you will be responsible for performing the day to day operation and maintenance of all parks, pathways, sports fields, cemeteries and any other related parks amenities under the department’s area of responsibility.

As the successful applicant, you must have completed the twelfth (12th) school grade, or equivalent, and possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License with Q-Brake Endorsement with a clean driver’s abstract. Previous parks equipment operation and maintenance experience would be considered an asset. The following certifications would also be considered an asset: Standard First Aid and CPR; WHMIS; Chainsaw Safety and Cutting Techniques Training; Fall Protection; Tree Insect Management; Tree Pruning Training; Confined Space; CSA Playground certificate; Pesticide Application; and Turf Grass Management Level 2. Irrigation experience would be a major asset for this position.

The City of Brooks offers a competitive salary and benefit package with this position falling within the scope of the Collective Agreement between the City of Brooks and Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1032. The 2017 salary range is $21.79 to $28.99 per hour depending on qualifications and experience. Regular working hours are Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm. The Collective Agreement including wages can be found online at www.brooks.ca. The successful applicant will also receive a free family membership to the JBS Canada Centre during the term of employment

A clean criminal records check and current driver’s abstract will be required before an offer of employment is presented to the successful applicant. Please submit your cover letter and resume to the address below:


Human Resources
City of Brooks
201 – 1st Avenue West Box 879, Brooks, AB T1R 1B7
Bus: (403) 362-3333 Fax: (403) 501-0090
Email: hr@brooks.ca
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is chosen. The City of Brooks thanks all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


 

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DRG Utility Arborist Technician

Company: Davey Resource Group, a Division of Davey Tree Expert Co. Of Canada Limited
Position Information: Utility Arborist Technicians or Utility Arborists (4 positions)
Status: Contract, 40 – 60 hours per week. Approximate duration June-September, 2017.
Work Location: Manitoba
Salary: Compensation based upon qualifications and relevant experience

Davey Resource Group, a Division of Davey Tree Expert Company provides a full range of natural resource and utility consulting services to the commercial, residential, municipal and governmental markets. That’s officially what we do. In fact, “innovations through solutions and expertise” is our brand promise. Davey Resource Group (DRG), has immediate contract opportunities for 4 positions in the field of Utility Forestry Consulting located in Manitoba for the summer months in 2017.

The position of Utility Arborist Technician or Utility Arborist will work as a project team member to conduct utility vegetation surveys and data recording along distribution lines for future developing maintenance planning. Key responsibilities will include but not limited to vegetation assessments, data collection using GIS systems and subscribing appropriate clearing prescriptions to the distribution systems. Recommendations that will be developed will include herbicide tree control, mechanical brush control, tree trimming and pruning and full tree removal. The Utility Arborist will hold a high degree of responsibility for completing the surveys individually and will be required to travel throughout the duration of employment.

Qualifications

  • College/University education in forestry, urban forestry, utility arboriculture, or related field.
  • One of ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Certified Arborist Utility Specialist or Forester (RPF designation) mandatory.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in utility arboriculture preferred. Utility vegetation survey experience considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with typical utility vegetation maintenance programs, treatment methods, and associated equipment in relation to a) tree trimming and pruning, b) mechanical brush control, c) herbicide tree control, d) right-of-way widening, e) hazard tree identification.
  • Basic understanding of transmission and distribution of hydroelectric power systems.
  • Possess good judgement, be able to perform work under minimal supervision, make good decisions with sometimes minimal guidance and supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand topographical and utility mapping.
  • Experience using ArcGIS preferred and considered an asset.
  • Willing and able to travel and work in isolated and remote areas of Manitoba for extended hours and durations, potentially with limited “modern conveniences”.
  • Proficient in the operation and use of personal computers, including Microsoft email, Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated capability to become familiar with, and adhere safety manuals and other approved operational and environmental practices.
  • Valid First Aid and CPR.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a clean required.
  • Required to undertake a Personal Risk Assessment and pre-employment drug screening.

The Davey Tree Expert Company and Davey Resource Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please forward resume with attention to Dylan Glazer, Canadian DRG Manager, at dylan.glazer@davey.com or contact (289) 442-3719.


 

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ISA Certified Arborist

Our fast growing Tree Company based out of Airdrie, Alberta is looking for a Certified ISA Arborist or equivalent to fill a permanent full-time position within our organization.

Short listed candidates must have Personal PPE, a Driver’s License in good standing, and reliable Transportation.

Skills Required:

  • Experienced operation of Aerial Truck and Bucket
  • Knowledge of Proper pruning/Felling practices in accordance to ISA Standards.
  • Climbing experience/Rigging
  • Air Brake Endorsed
  • Manual Transmission
  • First Aid/CPR

Benefits:

  • Competitive wages
  • Employee Benefits
  • Incentive Trainings

Please forward your resume with references to our fax number: 403-980-9174 or by email to: info@precisepruning.com

We thank all applicants for their response and will contact those we require further information from.

Please feel free to check out our website at www.precisepruning.com

 


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ISA Certified Arborist or Tree Care Worker

Classic Landscapes & Canadian Tree Care

Leading local landscape and tree care company is looking for additional workers with large tree removal and climbing experience. ISA certified arborists or experienced grounds people welcome.

Interview today, start tomorrow!

Title: Tree pruner – landscaping ( Climber or arborist ) ( NOC: 8612 )

Terms of Employment: Permanent, Full Time, Overtime, Day 45 Hours per week or more depending on weather

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

Skill Requirements: Experience pruning and removal of large trees, Climbing Experience, safe work practices, operation of wood chippers and other tree removal equipment (chainsaws, etc)Valid driver’s licence required – air brakes an asset but not required

Work Setting: Park or public area, Landscape contractor, Commercial establishment, Private home, Farm, Institution (hospital, school or church), Landscape maintenance

Specific Skills: Prune and trim trees and plants, Clear snow (manually, mechanized equipment, truck or scraper)

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Manual dexterity, Attention to detail, Standing for extended periods, Bending, crouching, kneeling

Work Site Environment: Outdoors

Transportation/Travel: Urban and rural areas in and around Edmonton, Various locations, On-site customer service

Essential Skills: Reading/Writing text, Communication (English), Working with others, Decision making, Job task planning and organizing

How to Apply: In person between 9:00 and 17:00 at:
10008 – 6 Avenue SW  EDMONTON, Alberta T6X 0S8
By Phone between 8:00 and 16:00 (780) 988-9888 By Fax:(780) 450-8815
Online: www.classiclandscapes.com

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Experience pruning and removing large trees: minimum 1 year

Required language:

  • English

Required license or certification:

  • Class 5 driver’s license