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Harvesting Forester

West Fraser
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Full Time
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West Fraser is a diversified North American wood products company producing southern yellow pine lumber and wood chips across the Southern US and Western Canada. We are the largest lumber producer in North America!

Our employees operate in a culture that values safety first and rewards hard work. We recognize and support our team culture and focus on growing our team by promoting from within – many of our employees have built their careers with us.

We are seeking a Harvesting Forester to be part of a team responsible for the purchase, delivery, quality and cost of pine saw timber.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Competent and qualified to partner with independent logging contractors on OSHA safety, wood quality, best management practices
  • Ability to solve on the ground contractor concerns
  • Experience in laying out skid trails, haul roads and logging sets
  • Good verbal communication skills to work with logging contractors and land owners

Required skills and experience include:

  • 4-year degree in Forestry or equivalent degree or a minimum of 5 years of woods contractor supervision
  • Good leadership and communication skills are essential
  • Must be proficient in Word and Excel software and other software skills such as ArcGIS, Access, etc. are a plus
  • Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check, and drug screen test