Career Opportunity Available

Crew Leader – Equipment Operation Specialists

King Tree Specialists, Inc. is a company known for safety, education, professionalism, and quality.  We provide the safest and most efficient tree care serving Central Illinois.  We are in Groveland, IL, and are looking for an experienced Equipment Operation Specialists.  If you are honest, competitive, accountable, professional, and would like to work with a positive team of individuals that have a passion working outdoors and for a company that promotes growth and development, we want you to join our team! 


  • Operate and maintain all assigned equipment in an efficient, safe and economical manner; such as; stump grinder, stand on skid steer, track loader, small and large trucks.
  • Provide quality customer service and job site clean-up to company standards. 
  • Efficiently use hand tools (shovel, rake, axe, pitchfork).
  • Efficiently check over equipment and vehicle prior to job site dispatch. 
  • Assist in mulch processing – customer delivery and on-site loading with skid steer and wheel loader. 
  • Complete work schedule in the most efficient time possible and to the satisfaction of the client.
  • Willingness to cross train and learn new tasks – chainsaw safety, tree felling, limbing & bucking, and mulch & firewood processing.  
  • Assist tree crew in ground operations – operate shredding and chipping equipment and feed limbs and brush into the machines.


  • Efficiently operate all equipment necessary to complete all job assignments.
  • Understand and practice preventative maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • The ability to wear and utilize the appropriate equipment and proper PPE as required by company, clients, OSHA and ANSI standards.
  • Work directly with Sales to ensure all assigned tasks are thoroughly completed.
  • Ability to work outdoors for extended periods of time, which will involve standing, entering, and exiting vehicles/equipment, and assisting with cleanup of job sites involving the use of log carts, dragging brush, and picking up other forms of debris.
  • Ability to react appropriately in an emergency.


  • Exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and up to 50lbs. of force frequently and up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
  • Stand and walk at and around the work site.
  • Reach (i.e.: extending arms, hands, and fingers) and handle (i.e.: holding and grasping tools, limbs, etc.) and twist.
  • Work with and around power tools and equipment (i.e., start and utilize front loader, stump grinder, shovel, rake, and equipment as necessary to complete the assigned task).
  • Balance (when using equipment), pull and push (i.e.: wheelbarrow).
  • Work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.  
  • Organize and combine different pieces of information into meaningful order to identify problems. Communicate when issues arise to maintain safe working environment.


  • High school diploma preferred. 
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record required.
  • Valid driver’s license with CDL Class A with air brake endorsement. (Ability to attain within 90 days of hire)
  • On-the-job training provided by King Tree Specialists, Inc. 

Employee Benefits

  • Clothing and boot allowance
  • Simple IRA retirement plan, employer match of up to 3% 
  • Overtime pay, paid time off and holiday pay 
  • Sign on bonus $500
  • On-site and off-site training provided by King Tree Specialists, Inc. 

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