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The Lumber Industry is Hiring! Apply to These 10 Jobs

Calling all accountants, salespeople, managers, drafters, electricians and laborers! The lumber and forestry industries want to hire you. Positions are open all over the Northeast (and beyond!) for people with experience or those brand new to the industry or the job market.

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 the Nelma Jobs Board.

Sawmill Machine Operator/Laborer, Ashland, Maine

“General labor work within the sawmill, including stacking lumber, packaging lumber, and operation of machinery in a clean, high tech environment. Qualified applicants must be willing to do shift work and weekends as needed. Candidates must have the ability to work in a team environment that is committed to working safely while focused on production.”

Learn more and apply at the Nelma Jobs Board.

Custom Drafter, Connecticut (Remote OK)

Need a job you can do from virtually anywhere? A company in Connecticut is hiring a custom drafter with a starting base salary of $65-75K depending on experience. “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. Operate CabinetVision & cut listing is a plus!”

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Inside Sales, Minnesota

“A Local Lumber company is looking for a Inside Sales person that is interested in joining our fast paced environment of building material sales. A minimum of 3+ year of experience in the lumber industry in order to leverage sales. Previous experience selling Andersen Windows and Millwork is a HUGE plus! Strong written, verbal and computer skills. Starting base salary:$60-75K + commission.”

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Electrician, Searsmont, Maine

“Looking for a full-time Maintenance Electrician. experience needed in high voltage distribution systems, AC and DC motors and drives, instrumentation, PLC controls and communication systems. Must posses a State of Maine Electrician License, Master Electrician is a plus. We offer competitive salary and benefits to the qualified applicant.”

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General Forestry Laborer, New York/Pennsylvania

“The Cortland & Falconer, New York Offices and the Titusville, Pennsylvania Office of FORECON, Inc. have immediate openings for highly-motivated, seasonal General Forestry Laborers. Opportunity for full-time employment dependent upon skills and job performance. Principle duties include herbicide application, site preparation and tree planting, other duties pertaining to our current land management accounts, as well as industrial and private clients. Pay and benefits are commensurate with skills and experience. Entrepreneurial spirit, solid communication skills, strong work ethic, and dedication to meet company and client needs are essential. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in forestry/natural resources, environmental or biology is not required, but preferred.”

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Branch Manager, Massachusetts

“Branch Manager will be responsible for daily operations, P&L, managing/development of staff, budgeting, marketing, and inventory management.  Outside Sales Representative, Inside Sales Representatives, and Operations Manager report directly to the incumbent Branch Manager. Required: Experience in wood products and milling operations, computer (Excel, Word, & Outlook) and IT system literate, a minimum of 7 years of operations or sales experience and a minimum of 3 years in management experience. Starting base salary: $70-130K.”

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Production Worker, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

“We are currently hiring production workers for the sawmill and planer mill. Both day and night shift available. Production work within the sawmill which includes stacking lumber, packaging lumber, and operation of machinery in a clean, high tech environment. Must have a safe work habit. Ability to work in a team environment. Experience in a sawmill environment is not required as long as candidate has a positive attitude and is willing to be trained to work in a safe and efficient manner. Full-time benefits are available.”

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Field Representative (Various Areas)

“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. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with the ability to work independently. A minimum two-year forestry or wood technology degree or equivalent work experience is required.  Good written and verbal communication skills are required. Experience with sawmill quality control and/or kiln drying is a plus. The field representative will be expected to be away from home 140-150 nights a year. We offer medical & dental insurance, life insurance, 401 (K) profit sharing, paid vacations, paid holidays.”

Learn more and apply at the Nelma Jobs Board

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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