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Jobs Galore: Openings in Forestry, Wood Products & More

The wood products industry is HIRING! Demand for lumber is high, and companies are looking for mill workers, machine operators, accountants, engineers, sales people and more to join their teams. Check out these 10 openings, which range from intern and entry-level positions to high paying remote jobs.

Sawmill and Planing Mill Positions, Grand Marais, Minnesota

“Entry-Level positions handling lumber, operating machinery, gaining knowledge to get promoted fast. Full time, year-round, full benefits. Review and a raise after 90 days. Day shift, Monday – Friday, 2.5 day weekends.”

Learn more and apply at NeLMA’s Jobs Board.

Sawmill Machine Operators/Pine Log Scaler, Sanford, Maine

“Sawmill Machine Operators will learn multiple jobs throughout the Mill. We are in need of 2 Pine Log Scalers to scale our Pine Logs. Pleasant River Lumber has been going strong during this Pandemic. We are looking for some experienced help to join our team to ensure we can keep things running smooth. If you are the right person for the job or if you want to schedule a tour of our facility please contact Jamie Fall.”

Learn more and apply at NeLMA’s Jobs Board.

Machinery Sales, Remote/Eastern USA

Looking for a job that lets you work from home? If you have a background in sales, check out this one with a starting base salary of $60-80K plus commission. 

Responsibilities: Develops and recommends pricing strategy, including product positioning, development of product lines and standardized upgrade programs for deployment to furniture and cabinet shops. Develops direct relationships with shops and plants to foster increased market presence, collect feedback about existing products, and to learn more about the market. Supports collaboration and coordination between other cross-functional departments including the Administrative, Production, and Marketing organizations. Develops and builds internal capabilities to deliver pricing & growth targets for woodworking machinery sales as well as monthly sales targets for sales. Works collaboratively with the Marketing team to develop both digital and print collateral that is used to help close deals and encourage upgrades. Performs competitive market analyses to determine appropriate product positioning and pricing strategy for highly competitive projects.

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Accountant, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

“An exciting full time position is available for an Accountant to join a progressive, fast paced company.  The ideal candidate has a strong background in accounting (Bachelor’s degree or combination of lower degree and experience), with experience in general and manufacturing cost accounting preferred.  This role provides assistance to the Financial Officer in providing quality financial statements, and provides support to Sales, Logistics, and Operation’s Team ensuring the effective & smooth running of the day to day operations.”

Learn more and apply at NeLMA’s Jobs Board.

District Forester, Jackman, Maine

“LandVest is looking for an energetic, entrepreneurial, and dedicated professional for a District Forester position to serve our clients in northern Maine. The position may also include assisting on other project work within the Division. Primarily, the position involves field work focused on road and harvest operations but will include inventory/cruising work as well. As the candidate gains or demonstrates experience, responsibilities may grow to include preparing forest management plans and maintaining existing client relationships.”

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Forester, Vermont/New Hampshire/Maine

“Primary responsibilities will be conducting timber harvest marking and layout, contract crew inspections and supervision, as well as completing forest inventories, boundary marking (including collecting GPS field data), recordkeeping and maintaining files. Field time may, at times, consist of out-of-town work. We are seeking a highly-motivated individual with the ability to work independently and in a team environment. A minimum of a two-year forestry degree is required. An additional three to five years’ experience in this and/or a similar forestry field is preferred. Computer skills in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word, as well as good written and verbal communication skills, are required. Experience with GIS is a plus. The selected individual will need to live in the region.”

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Finishing Manager, Upstate New York

“This Seating and Millwork Company finishes about 200 chairs a day in over 1,000 different finishes for customers to choose. 


-Fully understanding the finish process and materials involved. -Holds 15 employees accountable with a good eye for color and detail. -Prep and sanding, quality issues, process improvements, Color matches, and more. – 5+ years experience managing a furniture or millwork / cabinetry manufacturing finishing department. -Use/adjust finish equipment, match stains, topcoats, systems, etc. -Working well managing others and team building.”

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Inside Sales, Minnesota

“A Local Lumber company is looking for an Inside Sales person that is interested in joining our fast paced environment of building material sales. 


-Process customer orders and quotes. -Close yard and counter sales of walk-in customers. -Achieve a working knowledge of company’s products and services. -Answer incoming phone calls and assist customers face to face in a retail setting. -Walk customers through the process if needed and all materials involved for the project.”

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CNC Programmer/Operator, New York

“Ability to work from approved shop drawing, program and operate CNC nested base routers (both operate and program preferred but not required). 

-Proficient in programing architectural millwork parts and casegoods.

-Work with operator to insure parts are machined correctly. 

-Managing machine programs and machine run times.”

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Forester Intern, Marquette, Michigan

“J.M. Longyear, LLC, is a privately-held asset based manager with a 145+ year track record for growing long-term value. Longyear operates across a spectrum of markets including: manufacturing, real estate, forestry and land management, mining and metals, hardwood products and medical device products.

We are currently seeking full – time Forester Interns for Summer 2021 to join our Forestry team. The positions will be located out of the Marquette and/or Houghton County areas.”

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