Log Quality/Value Optimization, Weyerhaeuser, Southern Oregon

Description:

The successful candidate for this position will be working in the Southern Oregon Region, directly reporting to the Region Manager and will primarily interact with company and contract loggers working for the region’s field operations.  This position is responsible for the training and oversight of all individuals in that region whose job it is to merchandise trees into logs with the goal of optimizing value for Weyerhaeuser.

Key Functions:

  • Be a role model for safe work habits.
  • Assist all Operation’s Harvest Managers and hourly personnel in the training and monitoring of those that are responsible for bucking trees and loading logs to optimize the value of every stem.
  • Organize and conduct employee/operator training as required for value optimization with both
    contractor and company personnel.
  • The writing, installation and use of electronic cutting cards for various brands of mechanical processors.
  • Produce and distribute log quality and value tracking reports as needed. (requires use of “log system” and Windows Excel)
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Forest Engineering Specialist/Harvest Manager, Weyerhaeuser, Goshen, OR

This role is an integral part of the leadership team responsible for the forestry, engineering, and harvesting on the South Valley Forest Area, based out of Shady Cove, OR.  This is a full-time, exempt position that works on a small remote team but in coordination with other team members located at Goshen, Oregon.  This position reports to the South Valley Area Manager.  The Forest Engineering Specialist/Harvest Manager position is responsible for managing safety, environmental stewardship, quality, production, and costs on Contract Logging Operations as well as responsible for the planning and management of field engineering activities. It also requires active involvement in road construction and road maintenance activities.  Coordination with all other forest management operations is paramount (i.e. road construction, forestry, and engineering).  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Integrated Skills Development Process (ISDP).  The objective of ISDP is to provide for a structured process for individual development matching business skill set needs in the areas of forestry, engineering, land use, and harvesting.

  Key Functions:

  • Employ harvesting and engineering skills in the planning and field implementation of road layout, road construction, road maintenance, cable/ground-logging systems, and harvest unit layout.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal wildlife, water and forest practice rules/statutes and stewardship goals.
  • Full participation in the management of expense and capital budgets.
  • Negotiating, preparing, and administering contracts.
  • Act as company representative with landowners, government agencies, and community representatives.
  • Strong advocate for safety within the team and throughout the operation.

Safety – Lead safety meetings, perform pre-work safety inspections and needed follow-up, and actively participate in health and safety 

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Associate Professor-Senior Lecturer-Lecturer-Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Stellenbosch University, Department of Forest and Wood Science

Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer   (Ref. AW03/130/0418)

Duties:

  • Undergraduate teaching in compliance with the general  focus of the Department, specifically in regard to Forest Engineering and related fields of timber harvesting, access development, logistics and ergonomics;
  • Supervision of and leadership to postgraduate students;
  • Developing and evaluating course material;
  • Sourcing and managing external research funds;
  • Conducting an active and productive research programme within the general focus of the Department, and publication of such research in relevant peer-reviewed and high-impact journals;
  • Developing national and international research and industry partnerships and networks;
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Forest Engineer, Pacific Forest Management - Forks, WA

Pacific Forest Management is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Forest Engineer. This position is responsible for planning & implementation of forest road projects including replacement and maintenance of stream crossing structures. The position requires a BS in Engineering & 2 years’ experience. The salary is negotiable DOE. This position also comes with paid holidays, paid time off, health insurance, dental insurance, retirement, life insurance and continuing education. I am attaching a full position description as well. Candidates should apply by sending a resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions, either email or call at (360) 374-8755. 

Purpose: As a member of the Forest Engineering team this position is responsible for gathering data, exploring options, and preparing designs and cost estimates for forest engineering projects. Works with a variety of clients to ensure their engineering needs are met.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum education is a BS degree in Forest Engineering, Civil Engineering, or closely related field. Six months’ experience in the field application of engineering skills.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to work independently in steep rugged terrain for extended periods of time in inclement weather conditions.
  • Travel to remote work stations in Oregon is required

Job Requirements

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Forest Engineering Lands Program Specialist, Idaho Dept. of Lands - Coeur d'Alene, ID

The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) recruiting for a Forest Engineering Specialist to join a dynamic team of technical professionals to work on projects involving road layout and design, cost analyses for road location and surfacing alternatives, construction oversight, and environmental site evaluations.

Become part of an organization where you will work with dedicated people who are committed and skilled in managing and protecting Idaho’s natural resources.

The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) believes in its employees and values stewardship, service, accountability and cohesiveness. Our goals emphasize our people and processes, financial stewardship, and customer focus.  We strive for a culture in which leadership equips, entrusts and expects employees to make decisions in fulfillment of our mission.  View our Strategic Plan here.

Under the direction of the Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners, IDL manages more than 2.4 million acres of state endowment trust land under a constitutional 

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M.S. or Ph.D. Assistantships in Forest Operations-Biomass Utilization - Northern Arizona Univ - Flagstaff, AZ

The Ecological Restoration Institute of Northern Arizona University (NAU) has openings for two (2) graduate research assistantships available immediately. We seek applications from highly-motivated individuals interested in pursuing PhD or MS graduate studies in Forest Operations and Biomass Utilization. The goal of our research projects are to facilitate successful implementation of forest restoration and fuel reduction thinning treatments through innovations in forest operations and biomass utilization. The successful candidates may begin their initial research work in the summer of 2018 before starting their program of graduate studies in the fall of 2018 at NAU. 

Research projects will focus on:

  • Analysis of thinning operations to restore and improve forest conditions such as reduced fire, insect and disease hazards, restored natural tree density, increased surface and groundwater yield, as well as improved wildlife habitat using various harvesting systems (conventional, cut-to-length, skyline, and helicopter);
  • Evaluation of technical and utilization strategies for increasing efficiencies in harvesting, processing, and transportation of small-diameter trees;
  • Economics and equipment options for recovery of forest residues (limbs, branches, and bole material) left at landings and on harvesting sites;
  • Marketing strategies and product diversifications that are targeted toward utilizing woody materials resulting from forest restoration and fuel reduction thinning treatments; and
  • Development of a forest products industry to support forest management practices in National Forests and other forestlands.

The graduate research assistantship will include an annual stipend ($24,000 for a PhD student or $18,000 for a MS student) for a full-time appointment plus tuition waivers and health benefits.

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M.S. and Ph.D. Assistantships in Forest Operations - Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA

The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech is searching for high quality M.S. or Ph.D.level graduate students to conduct research regarding forest operations Specifically, projects will focus on the effectiveness of water quality best management practices throughout the southeastern US. Students should have strong backgrounds and interest in applied forestry and field data collection. Positions are available beginning Fall Semester 2018. Interested students should contact Dr. Scott Barrett (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Dr. Chad Bolding (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or Dr. Mike Aust (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information. Prior to completing an online application, please email a resume with a brief statement of interest by February 28, 2018 for full consideration.

This full-time (20 hours per week) assistantship with stipend includes a waiver of academic-year tuition. In addition, Virginia Tech offers enhanced benefits to graduate students on assistantship by providing a partial subsidy for health insurance. Comprehensive and technology fees are the responsibility of the student.

Applications must be submitted to the Virginia Tech Graduate School: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/admissions/how-to-apply.html GRE scores are required.

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