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5905 Old Lohman Rd.

Jefferson City, Mo.

Mon - Fri. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

5905 Old Lohman Rd.

Jefferson City, Mo.

Mon. - Fri. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Ground Person, Operator or Climbing Arborist

Employment Type: Regular
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level Required:  High School Diploma / GED
Work Experience Required: None
Travel Expectations: 0%


Are you looking for a career where your office is outdoors, and you get a new view every day? There’s nothing like being up in the trees. Once you experience that sense of freedom and adventure, it becomes a part of you. Join the passionate team of tree care professionals at Hentges Tree Service team as a Ground Person, Operator or Climbing Arborist. We want to help grow that passion with training, supportive leadership and a dedication to safety. At this family-owned company, you’ll have the opportunity to make our next success story your own.


  • Love of the outdoors and working as a team
  • Strength, stamina and mobility to perform heavy physical work
  • Experience operating tree equipment such as chainsaws, bucket truck, aerial lift, stump grinder, woodchipper is preferred but not required
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test

Job Summary

  • Assists with work zone safety procedures
  • Perform duties to include, but not limited to: stump removal, ground, climbing and aerial lift duties as needed for specific job
  • Demonstrates high safety standards, sound tree risk assessment skills
  • Perform various other duties as assigned by Crew Leader


  • Competitive compensation
  • A safety-first company culture
  • Professional workplace
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Medical insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • 401(K) retirement plan, up to 4% match
  • Industry credentials/license pay increases
  • Company-paid PPE and equipment
  • Access to training and continuing education programs

Typical Schedule

  • Monday – Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Occasional Fridays & weekends (with overtime pay after 40 hours/week)

Work Location

  • Throughout Missouri

Benefit Conditions

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible