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The Industry is Hiring! Check Out These 10 Jobs

If you’re feeling the crunch of the current job market and looking for a change, the forest products industry is a great place to start. Positions are currently open for a wide variety of skilled and unskilled jobs including sales, foresters, lumber yard laborers, engineers, scientists and mill equipment operators. Check out these 10 great jobs located throughout Maine and the Northeastern United States.

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.”

Learn more and apply at Nelma’s job board.

Forester, LandVest, Newport, Vermont

“LandVest is looking for an energetic and dedicated individual for a Forester position for its growing business in its Newport, Vermont Office. The position will primarily involve field work focusing on timber marking, forest inventory and silvicultural operations. LandVest offers the opportunity to work with an experienced and well-respected staff. “

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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.”

Learn more and apply at Nelma’s job board.

Mid-Level Environmental Scientist, Portland, Maine

“Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions’ Portland, Maine Office is seeking a Mid-level Environmental Scientist / Geologist / Hydrogeologist to support environmental assessment and remedial investigation projects including proposal and work plan development, field operations and staff management, project delivery and report preparation. The Portland, Maine Office is a multi-disciplinary science/engineering/architecture team of 130+ staff that offers the opportunity to work on technically challenging projects for a wide range of clients throughout the US. “

Learn more and apply at Wood.

Field Representative, American Lumber Standard Committee

“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 and apply at Nelma’s job board.

Project Manager, New York, New York

“This is a stable and growing company willing to pay bonuses, benefits, and more to the right people for this opportunity.

Currently Searching for strong Project Manager with Project experience $500K-$5m+ in high-end architectural millwork experience.

-Reading of architectural drawings

-Leadership and good interpersonal communications

-Can work under pressure and handle stressful situations

-Will consider 12-15+ years’ AWI/QCP industry specific experience.”

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Sales & Business Development, East Coast


-Building a network of customers by acquisition and finding new uses of the material.

-Structured follow up of customer visits, comments, requirements by using SAP system

-Sales of variety of species of LVL for standardized applications and larger end users or distributors of standardized LVL.


-In depth market knowledge, clear understanding how current successful LVL sales and marketing programs are configured in the US in terms of products, pricing and the corresponding certifications. 

-Basic knowledge on logistics while logistics in general will be handled from home office”

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Lumber Handler, Portage, Maine

“The lumber handlers will stack and unstack board lumber according to grade and sort, strap stacked lumber, cross train on the tilt hoist and fork lift and keep up with mill production. All individuals must maintain housekeeping and cleaning, work cooperatively with other employees in a team environment, follow haz-com and all other safety procedures, support other areas of the department as needed and follow safe work practices.”

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Architectural Millworkers & Cabinetmakers, Upstate New York

“Custom Millwork company is looking for a minimum of 10 years’ experience

-Highly skilled is all aspects of woodworking with more than general knowledge of AWI standards and practices 

-Examples of arch. Millwork bars, reception desks, wall paneling, doors, banquettes, window seating, conference tables, furniture pieces

-Ability to assemble cabinets, size lumber, work from shop drawing, identify material defects, assemble doors and other hardwood components, and apply laminates. 

-Ability to work from shop drawing to completion of architectural millwork items ready for finishing by finishing dept.”

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Laborers and Machine Operators, Ashland, Maine

“Irving Forest Products, Inc. is a growing company on the leading edge of technology in the sawmill industry. Are you:

  • Looking for current or future work in Northern Maine?
  • A hard working and motivated individual, interested in a dynamic career with opportunities for growth?
  • An Operations Professional with a background in:
    • Manufacturing & Production
    • Forestry / Agriculture
    • Quality Control
    • Heavy Equipment Operation

We are currently accepting applications for Laborers and Machine Operators. We are looking for safety-oriented, energetic individuals to join our team!”

Learn more and apply at

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