Careers

Join the Environmental Advantage Team

Environmental Advantage is looking for tree care professionals to join our growing team.

Our Core Values

Purpose: We are united by a shared purpose to make a positive impact on the environment. Every service we offer is designed to enhance the natural beauty and health of our customer’s properties, contributing to a greener, more sustainable Earth.

Integrity: We operate with unwavering integrity, ensuring honesty, transparency, and ethical practices are at the heart of everything we do. Our trustworthiness is the foundation of our relationships with customers, partners, and each other.

Environmental Stewardship: Our dedication to environmental stewardship is reflected in our efforts to preserve and protect the ecosystem. We embrace our responsibility to care for the earth, promoting practices that support biodiversity, encourage proper utilization of our natural resources, and foster environmental resilience.

Continuous Improvement: We are committed to continuous improvement, always seeking to innovate and enhance our services, processes, and personal development. This value drives us to stay at the forefront of environmental care, ensuring we can offer the most effective and sustainable solutions.

High Say:Do Ratio: We pride ourselves on maintaining a high say:do ratio, demonstrating our commitment to follow through on our promises. This value underscores our dedication to delivering results, ensuring that our actions consistently reflect our words and ambitions.

Environmental Advantage is looking for tree care professionals to join our growing team.

Our Core Values

Purpose: We are united by a shared purpose to make a positive impact on the environment. Every service we offer is designed to enhance the natural beauty and health of our customer’s properties, contributing to a greener, more sustainable Earth.

Integrity: We operate with unwavering integrity, ensuring honesty, transparency, and ethical practices are at the heart of everything we do. Our trustworthiness is the foundation of our relationships with customers, partners, and each other.

Environmental Stewardship: Our dedication to environmental stewardship is reflected in our efforts to preserve and protect the ecosystem. We embrace our responsibility to care for the earth, promoting practices that support biodiversity, encourage proper utilization of our natural resources, and foster environmental resilience.

Continuous Improvement: We are committed to continuous improvement, always seeking to innovate and enhance our services, processes, and personal development. This value drives us to stay at the forefront of environmental care, ensuring we can offer the most effective and sustainable solutions.

High Say:Do Ratio: We pride ourselves on maintaining a high say:do ratio, demonstrating our commitment to follow through on our promises. This value underscores our dedication to delivering results, ensuring that our actions consistently reflect our words and ambitions.

career opportunities

Tree Steward Entry-Level

Starting within the Environmental Advantage team, the Tree Steward is integral for hands-on tree care and equipment operation. This role demands active learning, positive collaboration, and rigorous adherence to safety standards.

Tree Steward Job Description

Objective:

Acquire foundational tree care skills, mastering equipment operation, especially chainsaws, and contribute significantly to team tasks.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Learning and Development
    • Follow directives from Operations and Sales Manager, Sales Consultants, and Lead Tree Stewards.
    • Exhibit excellent communication skills when interacting with team members and customers, whether in person or over the phone.
    • Maintain a positive attitude, fostering healthy team dynamics and customer satisfaction.

2. Tree Care Operations
    • Engage in tasks like pruning, trimming, and removing trees and shrubs varied in tools, including hand pruners, hand saws, pole saws, power pruners, and notably, chainsaws.
    • Learn and practice tree planting techniques.
    • Get introduced to the Plant Health Spray system for tree fertilization.
    • Learn and operate company vehicles, trailers, and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

3. Maintenance and Upkeep
    • Wash, grease, and perform light maintenance on equipment, including basic tasks like oil changes, filter replacements, and fluid checks.
    • Responsible for the upkeep of tools, ensuring their longevity and optimal performance.

4. Documentation and Reporting
    • Diligently fill out and submit bi-weekly timesheets.
    • Turn in Tree Equipment Checklists weekly to the Lead Tree Steward or designated Lead.
    • Report any equipment or operational issues promptly.

5. Safety First
    • Adhere strictly to company safety guidelines, especially when operating chainsaws and heavy machinery.
    • Consistently wear the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on job sites or when handling equipment elsewhere.
    • Promote a culture of safety within the team, raising any concerns or suggestions for improvements.

6. Team Collaboration and Problem Solving
    • Collaborate closely with team members to ensure efficient and safe operations.
    • Actively engage in team discussions, brainstorming sessions, and problem-solving activities.

7. Customer Interaction and Service
    • Uphold the highest standards of customer service during on-site interactions.
    • Handle any customer feedback or concerns with professionalism and courtesy.

8. Miscellaneous Tasks
    • Efficiently use basic tools like rakes, shovels, tree rigging equipment, and wheelbarrows.
    • Stay open to learning and executing other tasks aligning with Environmental Advantage’s services.

Qualifications and Skills:

    • Basic knowledge of trees and plants is a plus, but not mandatory.
    • Keen interest in operating tools and heavy machinery, especially chainsaws.
    • Commitment to safety protocols and best practices.
    • Physical stamina for demanding outdoor tasks in varied weather conditions.
    • A proactive and problem-solving attitude.
    • Class D MN Driver’s License with insurable driving record
    • DOT Health Card

Growth Path:

High-performing individuals can progress to the Intermediate Tree Steward role, embracing more responsibilities and advanced techniques.

Pay Range: $19.00 – $23.00 per hour.

 

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Paid Time Off

Holiday Pay

Health, Vision, and Dental plan options

Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees IRA (SIMPLE IRA)

Servicing
Central Minnesota

Baxter, Brainerd, Nisswa, East Gull Lake, Emily, Pillager, Pequot Lakes, Pine River, Breezy Point, Crosslake, Merrifield, Fifty Lakes, Outing, Aitkin, Deerwood, Crosby, Ironton, Royalton, Staples, Wadena, Hewitt, Bertha, Browerville, Long Prairie, Clarissa, Eagle Bend, Verndale, Motley, Cushing, Randall, Fort Ripley, Pierz, Little Falls, Rice, Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud, Waite Park, Sartell, Bowlus, Foley, Gilman, Clear Lake, Clearwater, St. Joseph, Holdingford, Upsala, Swanville, Garrison, St Stephen, Rockville, St Augusta

I was super satisfied with Zach and his crew His knowledge of trees and plants was outstanding and also he explained things to me that I could understand.. They were all very pleasant and respectful on our property. Answered all my questions and I never felt rushed. I would absolutely highly recommend their services . Everyone put safety as a high priority. And they did such an awesome job with clean up too.

Patty Blum