(Local, Southern California applicants sought - NO RELOCATION OFFERED.)
The starting pay rate for this position is $19.59 per hour
At Disneyland Resort, a Pruner provides day-to-day tree care for the Resort urban forest, under the direction of an Arboricultural Manager. Duties include maintaining trees and Resort aesthetics in accordance with the appropriate theme of the specific area of the property while ensuring the comfort and safety of our Guests and Cast Members.
- Must be able to enter a tree (10 to 150feet) via safe climbing practices under WC-CTW, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and ANSI Z133.1 guidelines, as well as safely use an aerial lift under DLR guidelines. Ability to gain proficiency and knowledge of different climbing systems is required
Young Tree Care:
- Must be able to prune young and mature trees using ISA and ANSI Z133.1 pruning standards, as well as Disney Show quality standards. Must be capable of safely using hand pruners, pole pruners, hand saws, pole saws and chainsaws to complete the job.
Staking New Trees
- Planting: Must be able to plant 15-gallon, 120-foot box trees using ISA and ANSI Z133.1 standards. Shoveling, bending, pushing/pulling and lifting (25-100 lbs.) are involved.
- Transplanting: Must be able to box up to a 120-foot root ball. Shoveling, strapping, bending, pushing/pulling and lifting (25-100 lbs).
Inventory Maintenance and Inspection:
- Must be proficient in staking, use of a ladder, stake pounder, and other staking tools.
Mature Tree Care:
- Involves tree tagging, tree inspection, recording of data in field and on the Access Database Inventory Program. Must have the ability to understand Arboriculture in regards to tree health and structure defects, as well as the ability to input data into the Access computer program.
- Cabling and Bracing: Must be familiar with hardware and ISA/ANSI Z133.1 installation guidelines.
- Rigging: Must have the ability to safely perform rigging operations under the standards found in ISA/ANSI Z133.1. Must have the ability to gain proficiency and knowledge of different rigging systems.
- Removals: Must be proficient in safely removing trees (10-150 feet) using tools specified for pruning.
- Involves safely securing the work area, providing ground assistance to the climber(s) in the tree (knot knowledge), removing and loading, safely reducing the size of debris with a chainsaw, and safe chipper operation under ISA/ANSI Z133.1 standards.
- Must be able to handle and react to stressful emergency situations within the tree crew, as well as other possible Cast Member or Guest needs. Must be available on an on-call basis 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Basic Qualifications:Schedule Availability
– Must be open to any shift (1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift) including holidays, with any combination of days off
- Must have experience performing the duties and actions listed under Responsibilities, above.
- Must have a valid California Driver’s License
- Must possess a Western Chapter Certified Tree Worker (WC-CTW) certification or the level of ability to obtain a Certified Tree Worker qualification
- Western Chapter Certified Tree Worker (WC-CTW) certification
- CPR and First Aid Certification
About Disneyland Resort:
When Walt Disney opened Disneyland on July 17, 1955, he said he hoped it would be “a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.” Since then, the Disneyland Resort has welcomed more than 800 million guests, expanding to become an approximately 500- acre, multifaceted, world-class family resort destination, complete with two renowned Disney theme parks, three hotels and the exciting shopping, dining and entertainment area known as Downtown Disney District. Through a combination of creativity, technology and innovation, the resort brings storytelling to new heights, and Disneyland Resort cast members play an integral part in bringing that Disney magic to life for thousands of guests every day.
About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.
This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Disneyland Resort.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.