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10 Great Open Jobs in Wood Products & Forestry

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Ready to relocate, move up or try something new? Positions are open all over New England and beyond in the wood products and timberland industries, whether you’re a programmer, millwright, planer operator, lumber grader or production manager. Check out these job postings from NELMA’s job board and other resources!

PLC Programmer/Automation Technician, Moose River Lumber Company, Moose River, ME

The PLC Programmer/Automation Technician is responsible for maintaining programming, hardware networking, and communication. He/she will troubleshoot, determine causes of failure, and then correct the issues as well as be able to interface/troubleshoot motor starters, run relays, VFDs, servo motors and controls, and all other PLCs. He/she will also contribute to a learning environment and adhere to established company policies and procedures. We offer a very flexible schedule for this position with full time benefits.

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Maintenance Millwright, Hancock Lumber, Pittsfield, ME

Requirements; Safety Conscious, Self Motivated, Mechanically Skilled, Reliable Team Player. Responsible for Mill Preventative and Workorder Maintenance. Maintain equipment considering operator input. Able to interpret technical data and prints. Researches parts needed in advance and has a plan. Test to ensure machine operates after maintenance procedure. Accurately records PM and Workoder data proficient with technology-Computer/I-Pad. Reports to Maintenance Supervisor. Work hours: Tuesday-Friday 2pm-12am, 40 hrs minimum. Excellent benefits, Wellness plan, Performance Bonuses and Retail Lumber Yard Discounts.

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Sawmill Machine Operator, Hancock Lumber, Casco, ME

Requirements; Safety Conscious, Motivated, Reliable Team Player. experienced Sawmill Machine Operator, Knowledge and skilled in Log Debarking, Band sawing, Edging, Trimming, Sorting and Stacking. Knowledge of NELMA Eastern White Pine Grades is important. Reports to Sawmill Manager. Work hours; Monday-Thursday 6-430pm and a half day on friday. Excellent benefits, Wellness plan, Performance Bonuses and retail lumber yard discounts.

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Tooling Technician, Limington Lumber Company, East Baldwin, ME

The ideal candidate will have experience in precision grinding and sharpening using CNC machines. This position will be responsible for manufacturing all pattern and straight knives. Grinding, sharpening and maintaining the heads for our WACO MAXI planer. Must be detail oriented and mechanically inclined. Has the ability to work independently and a team player as well. Planer mill experience is a plus. Limington Lumber will train a strong candidate. We Offer: Competitive wages, production bonus, safety incentives, medical & dental insurance, life insurance, 401 (K) profit sharing, paid vacations, paid holidays, paid sick time, employee discounts.

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Planer & Molder Operators, DiPrizio Pine Sales, Middleton, NH

Experienced Planer and Molder Operator positions open. 40 hours a week with an on time bonus. We offer matching 401k, health insurance, vacation days & personal time, life insurance, on time weekly bonus and much more.

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Lumber Grader, DiPrizio Pine Sales, Middleton, NH

Positions open for a Lumber Grader Certified by NELMA. 40 hours a week with an on time bonus. We offer matchign 401k, health insurance, vacation days & personal time, life insurance, on time weekly bonus and much more.

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GIS Technician I, FORECON Inc. Falconer, NY (IT)

The Falconer, New York Office of FORECON, Inc. has an immediate opening for a full-time Geographic Information Systems Technician I.
The primary function of this entry-level employee is to create map and data products using the ESRI ArcGIS software platform. The preferred candidate for this position has the desire and ability to continually learn new skills.
Principal Duties Include:
• Produce quality map and data products for clients and technical staff.
• Assist field staff with data collection and processing.
• Under supervision, assist office and field staff with minor IT issues.

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Operations (Warehouse/Yard) Assistant, Weekes Forest Products, Saint Paul MN

The primary responsibility of this position is to perform all duties associated with shipping, receiving, stocking, and general cleaning within a warehouse and lumber yard. Willing to help others when the workload demands, treating teammates with respect, effectively communicating with a team, safety conscious, and able to effectively manage their time to their assigned tasks.

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Plant Production Manager, Furniture Manufacturer, PA

A Custom hospitality furniture manufacturer is hiring a new plant production manager. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years’ experience in managing a diverse workforce, knowledge of commercial hospitality furniture construction methods and standards, understand CAD drawings and forecasting skills. The position requires managing and directing the sanding, finishing, final assembly and packaging area. Our typical production load consist of several large and small custom orders going through the factory simultaneously.

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Senior Construction Operations Manager, NY

As Senior Construction Operations Manager, you will be directly responsible for the management of all active projects across the current portfolio of heavy civil projects and actively participate in developing relationships to secure future work. The Senior Construction Operations Manager will provide overall leadership and direction to the project teams and develop and implement strategic and tactical operational plans in order to surpass the overall business and client objectives.

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