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Great Job Alert! 10 Current Openings in Wood Products & Forestry


Looking for a new career in the Wood Products and Forestry industries? Check out these openings from around New England and beyond!

Electrician, Pleasant River Lumber, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

Maintains the overall electrical distribution system to provide safe and efficient operation. Trouble shoots system and takes corrective action. Make repairs to ensure compliance with the national electrical code. Ensures that feeders and branch circuits have the correct over current protection and cable size/ check switch gears, disconnect contactors, starts and similar equipment to determine their reliability.

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Boiler/Kiln Operator, Moose River Lumber Company, Maine

Boiler/kiln operators ensure the safe operation of the boiler for heat/kiln production. Some duties include, but are not limited to operating a forklift, cleaning, shoveling, sanding, plowing, kiln changes, loading lumber into kilns for drying, checking moisture content percentage, and assisting/supporting all other departments where necessary. Employees are encouraged to obtain state boiler operator permit/licensing.

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Loader Operator, Pleasant River Lumber, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

Operators Loader in a safe and efficient manner. Moves lumber, round wood, or residuals to facilitate the operation of the mills, kilns, and shipments. Responsible for fueling, lubricating, daily maintenance and safety checks as required by the operator maintenance checklist.

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Human Resources Recruitment and Retention Specialist, Besse Forest Products Group, Wisconsin

Besse Forest Products Group (BFPG) is a leading manufacturer of quality northern hardwood, veneer, lumber, and specialty plywood with over 400 full-time employees. BFPG operates veneer mills, sawmills, lumber drying concentration yard, plywood operation, and forestry department. Besse Forest Products Group also exports North American hardwood products to markets and customers around the world. Currently there is an immediate opening for an HR Recruitment & Retention Specialist. This position will be based in either Gladstone, MI, Goodman, WI or Mattoon, WI.

Job responsibilities include: Partners with Besse Forest Products Group management to implement recruitment initiatives, social media marketing, succession and workforce planning, Total Rewards enrichment programs, and employee engagement; Creates, develops, and maintains Besse Forest Products Group’s social media presence to attract top talent to the company; Serves as corporate management’s representative by traveling to BFPG’s veneer mills, sawmills, lumber drying concentration yard, and plywood mill locations

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Silviculture Forester, Roseburg Forest Products, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Founded in 1936, Roseburg Forest Products is a privately owned company and one of North America’s leading producers of particleboard, medium density fiberboard and thermally fused laminates. Roseburg also manufactures softwood and hardwood plywood, lumber, LVL and I-joists. The company owns and sustainably manages more than 600,000 acres of timberland in Oregon, North Carolina and Virginia, as well as an export wood chip terminal facility in Coos Bay, Ore. Roseburg products are shipped throughout North America and the Pacific Rim. To learn more about the company please visit

Job responsibilities include: Budgeting including annual budget preparation, forecasting and tracking of expenditures by entity as well as overall adherence to approved budgets; Support RTM in developing annual silviculture program consistent with needs, budget, and desired outcomes; Supervise projects and associated Company staff, interns, and contractors; Manage the Roanoke Timberlands reforestation program including project planning, execution and seedling deployment

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Forestry Laborer, City of West Allis, Wisconsin

Do you like working outdoors and are interested in Forestry?  You would be part of a team that helps keep our City’s plants and trees healthy and beautiful in the community.  The City provides an outstanding benefit and compensation package along with the ability to learn and grow with the City of West Allis! The primary duties include light to heavy manual labor on a wide variety of tasks involving all aspects of Arboriculture, Horticulture and landscape maintenance.  This position requires emotional intelligence, work ethic, accountability, and initiative to effectively perform the duties.

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Custom Drafter, Connecticut

Assist PM with job launch and bids set. Start a job using company format for Shop Drawings. Produce Submittals and make changes accordingly. Make redlines need by architect / client. Implement field measurements as well. Must come from and have experience in a Commercial Custom Architectural Millwork and / or High End Woodworking manufacturing atmosphere
Strengths in AutoCAD drafting and designing of AWI certified projects; Abilities to work in a team environment

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Log Buyer, Besse Forest Products, Northern Lower Michigan

Besse Forest Products Group, a leading manufacturer of quality Northern hardwood veneer, lumber, and plywood, is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a Log Buyer position. This position will procure veneer logs in the Northern Lower Michigan areas. Responsibilities include: Purchasing veneer logs using Besse buying processes and log grades; Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers; Utilize handheld data recorder and tagging system for inventory control purposes; Have a working understanding of the forestry market and trends; The ability to work in a fast paced environment while focusing on quality; Know all environmental regulations

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Natural Resources Specialist (Recreation), Department of Agriculture

The incumbent is responsible for development of annual work plans and execution/administration of short range plans relating to recreation, lands, trails, special uses and minerals activities. Supervises less than 20% of the time. Duties listed are at the full performance level, GS-09. Conducts surveys and studies of existing dispersed and developed recreation facilities and their present use and demand. Implements recreation plan objectives and inspects the full range of recreation uses, administration of special authorization for recreation events and concessionaire operations.

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Supervisory Forester, Department of Agriculture

The position is responsible for the planning, implementation, and administration of the timber management program. Develop timber plans that protect soil water retention and reestablishment of the forest growth for a timber management program. Adjust cutting plans for a timber sale program to prevent the spread of insects or disease and to salvage infested or infected timber. Review and appraise timber resources to meet demand and future needs. Develop the annual program of work and project work plans for a timber management program.

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