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Lumber is an Essential Business! 10 Jobs Open Now


Wood products and forestry have been declared essential industries in many states, and many positions are available right now! Check out these jobs in retail sales, college-level teaching, lumber yard management, millwrights, laborers, apprentices and more.

Lumber Yard Manager, Harwich, Massachusetts

“Our Lumber Yard Manager controls the flow of our lumber yard and products. You will be responsible for our lumber sales building, shipping/receiving of all product, inventory control and employee development. The right candidate will be customer and product driven with a passion for bringing new products to the market. Salary range $50,000 – 75,000, Previous experience in a management role is required. Contact Shannah Cullen at”

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Maintenance Millwright, Pittsfield, Maine

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.”

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Retail Sales, Portland, Maine

Eldredge Lumber & Hardware is a family run company serving Southern Maine and beyond since 1937. We are currently looking to fill full and part time positions at our York and Portland stores. Positions include cashier, sales floor and contractor sales. Candidates must have excellent customer service skills and be able to work weekends. Applications can be fount online at or at 627 Rt 1 in York and 145 Presumpscot Street in Portland.”

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Carpenter Apprentice, Westbrook, Maine

Tradesmen International is seeking highly motivated Carpenter Apprentices to join our team. If you are a Carpenter Apprentice eager to become a skilled Carpenter by improving your skills and learning new ones, this is your chance to launch your career! Current postions are in Westbrook and Portland, ME. Hours are 7 days a week, 12 hour days and regular position with 5 day/week 40 hours/week. Pay ranges from $20-25/hr.”

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Operations Forester, Coudersport, Pennsylvania

Three Rivers Forest Management manages over 67,000 acres of working forestland in north central Pennsylvania and southern New York owned by an affiliate of The Lyme Timber Company. We are committed to sustainable forest management, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, and expertise in our business practices. We are looking for an outstanding individual to join our team in Coudersport, Pennsylvania.  The position will offer challenging work in a fast-paced environment.  The Operations Forester will support harvest planning and operations across managed timberlands, assisting the General Manager in forestry, GIS, and special project management. The Operations Forester will help formulate and implement forest management strategies and practices, supervise timber operations, and develop initiatives to improve property operations and performance.”

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Assistant Professor of Forest Technology, SUNY ESF Ranger School, New York

The SUNY-ESF Ranger School ( in Wanakena, NY invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Environmental and Natural Resources Conservation, Forest Technology and Land Surveying Technology programs. The selected individual will teach sophomore-level, technical courses in subjects supporting an entry-level career in forestry or natural resources.  These subject may include dendrology, silviculture, forest and natural resources measurements, and forest and natural resource management, among others.   All courses include both lecture and lab components, and most incorporate outdoor field exercises.”

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Licensed Boiler Operator, Searsmont, Maine

We have a full time opening for a Licensed Boiler Operator to run a new bio-mass fueled high pressure 8.5 MW steam turbine. Georges River Energy is a subsidiary of Robbins Lumber, Inc. It is co-located on a 40 acre site. Robbins Lumber is a high tech Eastern White Pine Lumber Mill. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits to the qualified applicant. Please look at our website for more information and for an application or call 207-342-5221.”

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Field Representative, American Lumber Standard Committee Inc.

Primary responsibilities of a field inspector are to conduct spot audits of randomly selected mills and facilities who are subscribers of accredited agencies.  The audit is a check on the performance of the accredited agencies and their compliance with ALSC program enforcement regulations.  Every field representative is given a geographic region for which they are responsible.”

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Sawmill Laborer, Moose River, Maine

Moose River Lumber Company: Sawmill laborers are responsible for safely operating machines and cleaning. Multiple positions are available within the mill. We offer full time day or night shift with weekends off and optional overtime. Full time benefits are available! Salary negotiable depending on experience.”

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Loader Operator, Solon, Maine

The Log Loader Operator shall adopt the culture, standards, values and working environment as outlined by the Sawmill Manager and the entire executive management team. The Log Loader Operator is responsible for safely and efficiently handling all logs activity in accordance with the Kennebec Lumber Co. standards, keeping an organized and well, maintained Log yard, providing excellent customer service to all customers and vendors while maintaining a high level of confidentiality. In addition, this position will service the mill, incoming and outgoing trucks, and assist in maintenance of the grounds, log row organization and the daily care of the equipment.”

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