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Find a Career in the Lumber Industry! Introducing NeLMA’s Job Board

Interested in working in the wood products industry? Want to move up from the job you already have? We frequently feature career opportunities in all sorts of fields, from design and sales to engineering and forestry, and many of those jobs are spread out all over the country. If you’re based in Maine, like the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturing Association (NeLMA), you might want to check out their new job board. They’ve even got a variety of videos giving you a peek into what jobs like kiln operation and log scaling entail.

Lots has changed in today’s lumber manufacturing industry!  New careers in business management, operations, lumber grading, information technology, sales and marketing and more are waiting to be discovered!  You will not find an industry anywhere that is more sustainably responsible on the planet! Take a few moments to view our brief video selections on this page to learn more about career options at a lumber mill that you may have never thought existed.  Then browse the current job listings available today!”

Here are a few of NeLMA’s current listings. For the rest, head on over to


Employer: Hancock Lumber
Job location: 639 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel, ME, USA
Contact: Kevin Raven –
Job Title: Planer Mill Quality Control Supervisor
Job Description:Become an Expert in all facets of a Lucidyne Grade Scanner and supporting equipment. Must have knowledge of NELMA Eastern White Pine board grades and grade policies and procedures. Develop and maintain a quaility program around the grade scanner including physical grade checks and review of on screen data. Ensure routine machine maintenance and calibrations. Trouble shoot and repair of scanner systems. Prepare, review and disseminate milling list for Planer Mill runs. Monitor inventory levels and make changes to products per customer expectations.

Salary Range: Range TBD, Salary Position
Comments:Reports to Finish Products Manager. Directs Lucidyne Technicians. Work Hours; Monday-Friday up to 48 hours. Occasional weekends are needed. Excellent benefits, Wellness plan, Performance Bonuses and Retail lumber yard discounts.


Employer: Moose River Lumber Company
Job location: 25 Talpey Road, Moose River, ME, USA
Contact: Laura Ramming –
Job Title: Sawmill Laborer
Job Description:Sawmill laborers are responsible for safely operating machines and cleaning. Multiple positions are available within the mill.

Salary Range: Negotiable depending on experience
Comments:We offer full time day or night shift with weekends off and optional overtime. Full time benefits are available!


Employer: Moose River Lumber Company
Job location: 25 Talpey Road, Moose River, ME, USA
Contact: Laura Ramming –
Job Title: PLC Programmer/Automation Technician
Job Description: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 an procedures.

Salary Range: Negotiable depending on experience
Comments:We offer a very flexible schedule for this position with full time benefits.


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