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Wood Jobs of the Month: Check Out 12 Opportunities Around the Country

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Find a job in the ever-growing wood industry, which encompasses a broad range of fields and specialties including forestry, lumber, cabinetry, HR, accounting, marketing and more. Here are 12 standout opportunities currently available around the country, from Portland, Maine to Mississippi. Want to see the rest? Follow the links in this post to websites specializing in matching job seekers with employment in wood-related businesses.

Millworks Accounts Payable / Billing Specialist, Portland, Maine

A large millwork and door manufacturer in the Portland Maine area seeks an Accounts Payable / Billing Specialist. Minimum of 5 years experience in this field required.

Get details and apply here.

Vice President, Education and Community Engagement, Washington D.C.

Position Summary

The VP for Education and Community Engagement is responsible for the strategy and implementation of SFI’s core pillar of promoting environmental youth education and fostering sustainable communities. Reporting to the President and CEO, this key member of the senior leadership team will lead and grow SFI’s award-winning environmental education program, Project Learning Tree® (PLT), cultivate new and existing community partnerships, strategically direct community grantmaking, and serve as an engaging spokesperson for SFI at community and education events.

The top candidate is a visionary and entrepreneurial leader with demonstrated success designing and expanding innovative and inclusive educational and community engagement programs. Additionally, s/he will have the ability to implement vision, think strategically, innovate, and lead change. This is an exciting opportunity to broaden the reach of SFI’s critical community programming, creating new opportunities for current and future leaders to make an impact in their own communities.

Get details and apply here.

Operations Forester, Northern Maine

Seven Islands Land Company is seeking qualified candidates for an Operations Forester in the northern Maine region.

The operations forester is responsible for the oversight and implementation of silvicultural operations and other aspects of timber management including management planning, road construction & maintenance, TSI, cruising, and wildlife & recreation management.

Experience in northeastern operations and silviculture is preferred, other necessary skills include being computer competent (MS Office & ArcGIS), and be proficient with GPS units, handheld data recorders, and other forestry tools.

We are seeking an independent, self-motivated individual looking for a challenge and an opportunity to work in rugged outdoor conditions in all seasons.

The candidate should have a minimum of either a two-year (AS) degree or a four-year (BS) degree in forestry or natural resources management. For a complete job description visit

Get details and apply here.

Campaign Director, Nashville, Tennessee

Root Nashville is a public-private campaign to plant 500,000 trees in Davidson County by 2050. The campaign aims to increase the county’s tree canopy and create a more equitable distribution of the health and sustainability benefits of trees across all communities in Nashville.

The Root Nashville Campaign Director will report to the CRC Executive Director and work closely with CRC and Metro to manage campaign operations including managing campaign resources, raising the campaign’s profile, engaging partners, advisors and the philanthropic community, monitoring progress  and working with staff to manage tree planting and care efforts.

Get details and apply here.

Lumber Inside Sales Career, Massachusetts

Our client, a leading wholesale distributor of panel and lumber products throughout North America has multiple Inside Lumber Sales positions open in major territories. They are looking for the elite, Inside Sales Professionals within the lumber industry to add to their already premier and profitable team!

Job Overview:

The successful candidate will be responsible for; identifying sales opportunities, developing marketing strategies, assess product profitability, and cultivating customer relations.

They will manage inside sales and trading activity through the designated location. Maintain sales and marketing activities and promote new product sales and grow established business of a wide range of specialty plywood and lumber products.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to

Field Forester, Glen Falls, New York

Finch Paper is a privately owned integrated paper mill with over 600 employees located inupstate NY. We manufacture uncoated printing papers and continuously strive to be the chosen partner for quality papers and value-added services. Our promise is simple: affordable products, made with environmental integrity, and delivered with the type of personal service our customers will respect and remember.

Finch Paper is currently seeking applicants for a Field Forester position with the Finch Forest Management group.

Duties include timber evaluation and inventory, drafting of forest management plans, timber harvest operation setup and supervision, infrastructure construction and maintenance supervision, management and marketing of forest products, wood products sales, forest certification compliance and recreational lease management. Proficiency with Geographic Information Systems necessary. Candidates must possess a Bachelors Degree or greater in Forestry or Natural Resource Management, preferably from an accredited Society of American Foresters college or university; 2-3 years of field experience with timber harvesting layout and supervision is desired.

Get details and apply here.

Sales / Business Development, Arizona

The Cabinetry Sales / Business Development has a proven track record of success in B2B sales. Familiarity with sales tools and methods, customer relations, and product development are all important for sales executive, as is a background of sales success. Must have specific knowledge and background in cabinets and/or counter tops.

Get details and apply here.

Electrical / Instrumentation Maintenance Supervisor, Port Wentworth, Georgia

Electrical/Instrumentation Maintenance Supervisor. You will work for the Area Maintenance Manager and direct a team of Maintenance Technicians in a fast-paced environment. Salary: $83,000 – $122,000

Get details and apply here.

HR Manager, Mississippi

The HR Industrial Manager in Mississippi will provide guidance and advice to the Plant Manager and supervisors in all aspects of human resources.  This position would plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate all site human resource activities.   They would be expected to manage required recordkeeping, administrative processes, and regulatory and compliance guidelines.  $75-$95k+/year depending on experience

Get details and apply here.

Tree Planting Crew Foreman, Lexington, Kentucky

Dave Leonard Tree Specialists is Lexington’s most knowledgeable and well-equipped tree care company. With over 40 years of history providing high-quality tree care in our market, our tree work crews stay busy full-time year round. We offer full benefits package including paid time off, health and dental insurance, company sponsored retirement plan, continuing education, and gear cost sharing.

An Ideal candidate for this position will have 2 or more years of tree care or landscaping experience.  This position is responsible for leading a small production crew which plants trees of various sizes, uses an Air Knife to correct root and soil related issues, and performs simple tree pruning and tree health related items.  Experience using tools such as bobcats, mini skid loaders, knuckleboom cranes, and driving trucks and trailers of various sizes is important.

Get details and apply here.

Urban Forester, Town of Wake Forest, North Carolina

The Town of Wake Forest is seeking a team member to plan, develop and manage the Town’s Urban Forestry program.  Responsibilities for this position include serving in an advisory role for other Town staff members, builders and developers, community organizations, citizens, businesses, volunteer groups and the media.

The Urban Forester will make recommendations regarding the ideal planting, maintenance and preservation of trees located in open spaces, landscaped areas, and pre and post-construction sites.

This position is also responsible for developing and delivering community educational programs regarding urban forestry.  The employee in this position will manage and coordinate the planting, maintenance, removal, preservation and protection of trees located on Town property including, in and around parks and greenways, right-of-ways and other public grounds.  Work also includes serving as the staff liaison on the Urban Forestry Board.

Get details and apply here.

Store Fixture CAD Designer / Drafter, Virginia

Previous Retail Store Fixture, Custom Displays, and or Retail Interior Design and Drafting experience is needed!

Highly skilled to master in AutoCAD design (within the aforementioned industry)

Millwork, casework, or furniture experience is a plus!

Custom / high end retail environments is a plus!

Ability to read blueprints

Starting base salary: $50-60K

Get details and apply here.


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