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JOB POSTING: Saw Operator

May 18, 2022

Service Area: Tree & Vegetation Management
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Employment Status: Permanent Full Time
Closing Date: Open until filled



Established by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Inlailawatash is an innovative and growing company that provides a range of natural and cultural resource services to diverse clients. The company has five service areas: Archaeology; Ecosystem Restoration; GIS; Mapping & Information Management; Renewable Resources; and Tree & Vegetation Management. By placing the respect of Aboriginal and environmental values as overarching priorities for our business, Inlailawatash is truly unique. Visit for more details.


Job Summary:

The Saw Operator (Tree & Vegetation Management) is assigned to multiple duties related to vegetation management and tree services work, including but not limited to:

  • Working as part of vegetation management / utility arborist crews
  • Providing line clearing and tree trimming for major electric utility company
  • Providing urban forestry and tree services in residential, urban and parkland settings


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Removal / bucking / slashing / pruning of woody plants or trees in utility corridor, urban and parkland settings
  • Basic to advanced use of chainsaws, pruning saws and related arborist equipment
  • Assist with the maintenance and operation of Inlailawatash field equipment
  • Attend safety meetings / training courses / professional development
  • Accurately record work activities in a personal diary / journal for reporting purposes


Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Proven experience with chainsaw operation preferred, but not essential (training provided)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Level 1 First Aid preferred, but not essential (training provided)
  • Ability to apply key safety principles to all work duties
  • Proven track record for reporting for work on time with Personal Protective Equipment
  • Willingness to learn and take direction from more than one crew supervisor
  • Ability to work in a team environment, especially in relation to crew safety and well-being
  • Honest and reliable, solid and dependable work record; demonstrate flexibility and cooperation.


Excellent career opportunities, including funded Apprenticeship Program to qualify as a Certified Arborist, and attractive benefits package offered with this role.

Apply by sending your cover letter, resume and references  to

Short-listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration.

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