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At Miller’s Tree Service, we are not just a tree care business; we are a family dedicated to providing exceptional service and cultivating a positive work environment. Our roots are deep in the community. Our commitment to excellence, safety, and environmental stewardship sets us apart. If you are passionate about trees, love the outdoors, and thrive in a dynamic team setting, Miller’s Tree Service might be the perfect place for you.

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Aerial Operations (Crane Operator) & Tree Haul Maestro (Loader Truck Driver)

Aerial Operations (Crane Operator) & Tree Haul Maestro (Loader Truck Driver)

January 04, 20243 min read

Aerial Operations (Crane Operator) & Tree Haul Maestro (Loader Truck Driver) - Dual Role

Opening Statement

This isn't your normal job posting. Can you tell by the job title? We looked through a bunch of comparable jobs and it made us sad. Most of these job listings are "canned" and full of buzzwords. If we were looking for a new job these posts wouldn't excite us. So, here is our attempt to find you... the right person for our team. There is only one of you out there and we are looking forward to meeting you. Please read ahead and follow the instructions or this won't get very far.

A Day in the Life

As a dual role between Aerial Operation (Crane Operator) and Tree Hauling (Loader Truck Driver), your day will depend on the needs of the operation that day.  Below is an outline of your day as a crane operator.  As a loader truck driver, you will be driving a Class B truck from site to site, loading cut trees in the back and bringing them to be chipped at a local depot.

Morning Setup (6:30 AM - 7:00 AM)

Perform a pre-trip inspection, including checking the oil, transmission fluid, tires and lights, ensuring the vehicle is clean and leak free.

Job Site Preparation (7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)

Arrive at the job site, properly set up the crane, and establish 3-way communication.

Crane Operation (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Operate the crane safely, performing tasks such as branch and tree removal, while working in various weather conditions.

Lunch Break (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

Take a break to rest and eat.

Afternoon Tasks (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Continue crane operations and collaborate with the team for efficient workflow until the job is complete.

End of Day (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

Complete daily logs and maintenance reports, and ensure adherence to safety protocols and guidelines.  End your day performing daily maintenance, including cleaning the air filter, greasing the crane and fueling it up to be ready for the next day’s work.

Who We Are

  • We are a customer service business that takes care of trees. 

  • We are large enough for stability but small enough to be scrappy and flexible. 

  • We are growing and will continue to grow. 

  • We plan on running this business for decades with the same team and the same customers, built around great people and great systems. 

  • We like to laugh, and we laugh often.

Who You Are

  • You love to be outside. You’re interested in learning more about trees and the physical environment.

  • You thrive on variety and embrace new challenges daily. You enjoy engaging in diverse tasks and appreciate the excitement of working in different locations.

  • You are tired of working at jobs where people don't really care about the team or the performance.

  • You like to be around excellence. You like to see the team succeed. You like to be on a team of A-players.

  • You like to work hard and see your talents used to their fullest. 

  • You want to find the place where you can hang your hat for the long term.

  • You have experience operating cranes and CDL B trucks.

Compensation and Benefits

Our hourly pay ranges from $18.00 to $25.00, depending on your experience.  We will support your training and development every step of the way

In addition to our hourly wage, we offer:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and life insurance.

  • Paid holidays and personal time off.

  • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching.

  • Opportunities for career advancement and professional development.

  • All expenses paid trip to the Florida ICA Chapter Tree Climbing Championships.

  • Support for obtaining industry certifications, such as ISA Certified Arborist.

  • Employee referral bonus program and education reimbursement.

  • Assistance with relocation costs for eligible candidates.

Timeline and Expectations

  • You apply and follow instructions.

  • We will review your application and call you to schedule a phone interview.

  • Our Head of Operations will conduct an in-person interview.

  • Review of references, background check and drug test.

  • Extend offer.

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Our Values

  • Arboriculture Passion: Devoted to the craft and care of trees.

  • Safety and Ethics Commitment: Upholding the highest standards in safety, ethics, and industry practices.

  • Customer Relationships: Dedicated to building lasting connections with our customers.

  • Cultural Growth: Nurturing a culture of continuous learning and development.

  • Community Involvement: Deeply rooted and actively engaged in the Tallahassee community.

Candidate Key Qualifications

At Miller's Tree Service, we value individuals with a passion for tree care, safety, and professionalism. Key qualifications include:

  • Passion for outdoor work 

  • Commitment to safety protocols and procedures.

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, team-oriented environment.

  • Experience in tree care, landscaping, or related fields

  • Knowledge of equipment operation and maintenance

  • (Position Dependent) Preference given for candidates with relevant certifications and backgrounds in forestry / horticulture / equipment


  • Competitive compensation with performance-based incentives

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and life insurance

  • Paid holidays, vacation, and personal time off

  • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching

  • Opportunities for career advancement and professional development

  • Support for obtaining industry certifications

  • Employee referral bonus program and education reimbursement

  • And More!

Why us?

Miller's Tree Service is more than a workplace; it's a community where great people and great systems come together. We are dedicated to your growth, providing various training and educational opportunities. Join us, laugh often, and become a go-to expert in arboriculture.

Apply Now!

Ready to embark on a fulfilling career with Miller's Tree Service? Apply now and take the first step toward joining our team of passionate tree care professionals.

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