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Start Your New Career! 10 Jobs Hiring in the Wood Products Industry


Lumber grader? Scientist? Truck driver? College student? Customer service representative? You might be surprised by the diversity of jobs that are available within the forestry and wood products industries. Check out these 10 openings located throughout the Northeast, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

NELMA Certified Lumber Grader, Maine

Are you a NELMA certified Lumber Grader who is looking to join a well established local company and their growing team? You could enjoy a 4-day work week with opportunity for over time and work with a great team of individuals while working toward department and company goals!  If you are self-motivated, are great with time management, have a strong work ethic and are looking for a great career opportunity, call Bonney Staffing’s Windham office right away to hear more details!

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Field Representative, American Lumber Standard Committee, Maine

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.

Learn more at the NELMA Jobs Board.

Natural Resources Intern, Student Conservation Association, Vermont

This position will be part of a team assisting the park’s Resource Management program in a variety of natural resource projects, including the survey and management of invasive plants (70%). Other activities may include trail maintenance, salamander cover board and water quantity monitoring, lumber stacking and solar-kiln operation, using hand-held GPS units, data entry, and training and leading other employees and volunteers in resource management activities. Training provided. May 18, 2020 to August 9, 2020, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

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Log Buyer, Besse Forest Products Group, Wisconsin

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 saw logs and veneer logs in the North Eastern Wisconsin area.

Learn more at the SAF Career Center.

Applied Forest Scientist, Manomet Inc., Massachusetts

Manomet, Inc. is seeking an applied forest scientist to support a major new initiative to increase carbon sequestration and storage on managed forest land. This effort will focus on both forest management and carbon market participation. The project will utilize Manomet’s Climate Smart Land Network (CSLN), a 21st century extension program designed to help large-scale forest landowners integrate climate science into their forest management and planning. The Network already contains over 30 million acres of managed forest and includes many of the major forestry companies in North America.

Learn more at the SAF Career Center.

Education Program Specialist, University of Minnesota

Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative, Education Program Specialist. This is a full-time, annually renewable for 40 hours per week, based at the University of Minnesota’s CloquetForestry Center, Cloquet Minnesota.

The Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative (SFEC), located at the University of Minnesota’s Cloquet Forestry Center, has been offering continuing education opportunities to natural resource professionals in a broad range of fields -forest ecology and management, wildlife biology, forest hydrology, botany, best forest management practices, technology transfer, human dimensions, and others since 1997.

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Customer Service Representative, ND Paper, Maine

The Technical Customer Service (TCS) Representative, Mill Specialist reporting to the Sr. Director of Business Operations, supports products from a technical basis produced by ND Paper delivered to customers’ facilities. The TCS representative will work closely with the mill and customers to troubleshoot complaints/claims and performance issues. In addition, the TCS representative will report back to the respective ND Paper production facility on findings providing all relevant information and samples.

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Class A Truck Drivers, Western Maine Timberlands

Opening for a Class A truck driver with center mount experience. Must have a clean driving record and valid medical card. Hauling locally to area mills with no long distance hauls. Full time position with benefits to include, health insurance, 401K plan, uniforms, vacation, holiday pay and generous production bonuses.

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Environmental Scientist, EagleSong, New Jersey

A premier regional environmental consulting and remediation firm, is seeking motivated environmental professionals to join their expanding team.  Candidates must possess a BS degree in environmental science, geology, engineering or a related discipline, have completed OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training and have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience and background with an environmental, engineering and/or remediation company.

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Forest Technician I, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, New Hampshire

The Forest Technicians will assist Forest Management Bureau staff with implementing a variety of forestry and wildlife habitat projects on the Fox Research Forest and other state reservations as needed.Duties shall include conducting forest resource sampling and inventory; assisting with timber harvest preparation and marking; forest stand improvement activities such as pre-commercial thinning with chainsaws and brush-saws and trail maintenance. Applicants should be familiar with the use of compass, prism, and GPS. Duties require travel throughout the southwest portion of the state and the use of personal vehicles may be required. Applicants must posses a valid driver’s license and insurance as well as reliable transportation

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