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Work in Wood: 10 Jobs to Apply For Today

Ready to change your life? Dive into a whole new career or find a new position within wood products and forestry. These 10 openings include entry-level positions, sales, engineering, forestry, lumber grading and a professorship at the University of Maine.

Sawmill Lumber Grader, East Baldwin, Maine

“Ideal candidate will be NELMA certified in grading Eastern White Pine Lumber with two years experience. Works in a two-station grading and trimming system. Candidate must be self-motivated, quality driven and able to work in a team environment. Lumber graders rotate into several other positions in the sawmill throughout the day. This position has potential for working with and supporting computer and optimization systems throughout the operation.”

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Operations Forester, Millford, Maine

“American Forest Management, Inc. (AFM) is the largest forest consulting and real estate brokerage firm in the United States. AFM currently manages over 6 million acres of privately owned timberland and has sold over $3 billion in real estate transactions. With 273 employees operating from 49 offices located in 16 states, AFM’s team of professionals are focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range of forestry services including land and wildlife management, land sale and acquisition services, forest inventory and design, growth and yield modeling, cash flow projections, environmental services, appraisal, forest resource data management and harvest scheduling. Our small regionally dispersed offices allow us to provide individualized services, and our large overall size allows us to coordinate teams of foresters and technical specialists for large, complex jobs.”

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Project Manager, St. Cloud, Minnesota

“The Commercial Project Managers are responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating all job activities including preparing, producing, and delivering products. Responsibilities include: ensure accurate contracts and adequate notice on buyouts; read prints and specifications in order to understand all aspects of a project; communicate with purchasing dept. about product samples and delivery dates; work closely with drafters to ensure product is drawn according to prints and meets regulations. Salary $60,000-$80,000 annually.”

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Consultative Sales Representative, Remote Position

“The Consultative Sales Professional will drive revenue growth, profitability, and market share for Forest2Market. The primary function of this role is to accelerate the growth of sales of our proprietary pricing benchmarks (SilvaStat360 – Forest2Market’s Business Intelligence Platform). Success will be measured primarily on generating new sales and secondarily in maintaining subscription renewals. The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, hands-on, self-starter who is energetic, persuasive and well organized. This position will report to the Global Sales Manager.”

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Field Representative, Location TBD

“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. “

Learn more and apply at the Nelma Jobs Board.

Assistant Professor of Forestry, University of Maine at Fort Kent

“The University of Maine at Fort Kent is currently looking for a temporary, nine-month, full time Lecturer/Instructor/Assistant Professor of Forestry with a possible continuation beyond initial appointment, based on performance. This position is eligible to be part of AFUM bargaining group. The Applied Forest Management program at UMFK is a five-semester, Associate of Science degree program with an emphasis on technical, field-oriented, forestry education. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 12 credit hours per academic semester in support of the program and must be able to teach a diverse range of field, laboratory, and lecture courses in Forestry and Environmental Studies. Courses taught may include Forest Mensuration, GPS, Forest Ecology, Principles of Environmental Science, Careers in the Sciences, or other courses in the discipline. When determining teaching assignments, the chosen candidate’s individual interests and expertise will be considered if possible.”

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Entry Level Mill Laborer, Buckfield, Maine

“RE Lowell Lumber now hiring! Position available in our sawmill/planer mill operation. Will train general laborers and equipment operators. This is a full time position. Pay: $12-$14 per hour plus employee discount and health insurance. 8-hour day shift, Monday to Friday. Overtime and bonus pay available. High school or equivalent education preferred.”

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Drafter/Engineer, Reading, Pennsylvania

“Requirements: three plus years of AutoCAD within a custom millwork manufacturing atmosphere; basic understanding and usage of Microvellum & Excel; ability to read architectural drawing is a must; knowledge in AWI Standards is a HUGE Plus! Responsibilities include: producing shop drawing for customer approval; meet deadlines for shop drawings to meet clients’ schedules; communicating special unique items or situation to management; knowledge and or ability to research hardware and appliances specifications. Salary $60,000-$65,000 annually.”

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Inside Sales, Minneapolis, 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. Responsibilities: process customer orders and quotes, close yard and outer sales of walk-in customers, achieve a working knowledge of company’s products and services; answer incoming phone calls and assist customers face to face in a retail setting; walk customer thorough the process if needed and all materials involved for the project. Salary $60,000-$70,000 a year plus commission.”

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Production/Manufacturing Worker, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

“Pleasant River Lumber is a family owned company that always has a eye on the future of lumber manufacturing. Position overview: Fast paced positions working at different machine centers. Job positions are rotated to reduce repetitive motion injuries and improve skill diversity of the crew. Positions could be in the sawmill or Planer mill. Starting pay is $15 per hour with a $1.00 per hour shift differential for nights. Eligible for safety incentive bonus of $40 per week after trial period.”

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