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Practices Forester in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada with BC Public Service Agency

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Thu, 2018-05-17 03:22

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Terrace

Practices Forester

$56,662.05 - $70,770.36 annually

This is a temporary appointment with an anticipated end date of April 30, 2019, working with BC Timber Sales, Skeena Business Area, in Terrace BC

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) plans, develops, and sells through auction, a substantial and representative portion of the Province’s annual available timber volume. The bid prices received from auctioned timber support the Market Pricing System (MPS) in setting stumpage rates for coastal and interior operating areas of the province. The costs incurred by BCTS also provide data for the Tenure Obligation Adjustments, contributing to another integral part of the MPS. The goal of BCTS is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the MPS through auctions of public timber.

To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website.

The Practices Forester is accountable for performing a wide variety of professional services including operational planning, cut block and forest road layout and development, planning and evaluating silviculture activities, and ensuring compliance with the Forest Stewardship Plan. The range of duties assigned to a particular Practices Forester will vary from Business Area to Business Area due to the geographic location, apportionment and management requirements.

Qualifications for this role include:

·        A Registered Professional Forester (RPF), or be eligible for registration as an RPF with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) AND two years (gained within the last five years) of experience in operational forestry such as forest tenures, cut-block and road development, engineering, silviculture, harvest operations or compliance and enforcement.

·        Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job

·        Please include your registration number with Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) within your application, as you, must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with ABCFP. If you are not yet registered with the ABCFP, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a registered RFP member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to ABCFP)

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Harvesting Supervisor in The Pas, Manitoba, Canada with Canadian Kraft Paper

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Thu, 2018-05-17 00:38

Canadian Kraft Paper offers a work environment that promotes diversity, embraces change, and encourages continuous growth and development for every team member. We offer a workplace where everyone plays an essential role in the success of our Company and where individual efforts are acknowledged. If you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment, we want you to be a part of our team! We are seeking a highly skilled professional to help take us even further as we continue to produce High Performance Kraft Paper for globally distribution.

Our structure and culture encourages innovation, growth and change in an open environment, and we believe in and practice environmental sustainability.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Under the direction of the Harvesting Superintendent, the Harvesting Supervisor is responsible for all operational activities within an assigned unit for the Forest Management License. The Harvesting Supervisor is accountable to provide input to forest planning and silviculture, harvesting and hauling, road layout and construction, and block layout in accordance with predetermined key production, safety and financial performance targets ensuring that all Company operations comply with government regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The incumbent must have completed a recognized Post-Secondary Forestry Program.

    • Recognized programs include a Forestry Degree or Forestry / Resource Management Diploma.  

  • Minimum 3 years related harvesting operations experience.

  • The incumbent must possess technical forestry and logging related skills as well as a thorough understanding of forest policy, guidelines and regulations and other applicable forestry legislation.

  • The successful applicant is required to be a self-starter with excellent organizational, problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills and must possess the ability to work with minimal supervision and changing priorities.

  • The ability to pay keen attention to detail is essential and must have working knowledge of computer programs.

  • The ability to work safely, alone outdoors in all weather conditions, in remote areas.

  • The incumbent must be able to operate in a team environment as well as manage relationships with contractors, government agencies and other outside resources.

  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License

LIVING IN THE PAS:

The Pas community is one of the oldest and most striking settlements in Northern Manitoba.  It is truly a place to call home for all those that love the outdoors with an abundance of outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, ATV and skidoo trails; and camping, boating, hunting and fishing are at their finest!  Boasting one of the three true blue lakes in existence, its raw natural beauty attracts visitors from around the world.

Learn more from the website at www.townofthepas.com about the wonders of The Pas, where the Northern Lights shine year-round.


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Forestry Summer Students in Gold River, British Columbia, Canada with West Coast Timber Consultants Ltd

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Sun, 2018-04-29 23:50

THE COMPANY 

West Coast Timber Consultants Ltd . (WCTC) is a consulting firm specializing in the Management of 
Natural Resources, based out of Courtenay, BC. The company was established on the basic principle of 
providing clients with high quality management services within the natural resource sector. We are 
currently seeking summer student to meet our client’s goals. 

Location – Gold River, BC 

The Village of Gold River (http://www.goldriver.ca/) The Gateway to Historic Nootka Sound on Canada’s pacific coast, this is where the road ends and true Canadian wilderness begins. Easy ocean access to the world’s best salmon and halibut fishing. Wilderness and wildlife abound; this is the land of discovery! Whether you get your kicks fishing for halibut and salmon weighing over 30 lbs., mountain biking remote trails through old growth forest, spelunking hundreds of feet underground, or surfing set after set of perfect waves coming in off the Pacific on a deserted beach, Gold River is your start and end point. 

Position – Summer Student - Assistant Engineer (2) 

Career opportunities for individuals looking to expand on their professional development with exposure to a diverse and complex forestry operation on West Vancouver Island. Field work is physically demanding with exposure to all types of weather and ground conditions. 

Primary responsibilities include:
Assist in completion of road and cut block layout, road designs, and deactivation plan preparation. 

Additional duties include daily mentoring of junior crewmembers and safety program implementation. 

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and organizational skills. Enrolled or just graduated from a post-secondary forestry program and a valid driver’s license and 1 Aid. 

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Senior Stewardship Resource Technologist in Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada with BC Public Service Agency

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Thu, 2018-04-26 01:57

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Williams Lake


Senior Stewardship Resource Technologist
$56,478.64 - $64,337.78 annually

An exciting multi-faceted opportunity in forest stewardship

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land and natural resources, and protection of B.C.’s archaeological and heritage resources. Overseeing a land base of 94.8 million hectares, the Ministry supports the sustainable management of forest, mineral and land resources, the prosperity, viability and competitiveness of industries that use them, and public access for a wide range of activities such as hunting, fishing and recreation. The Ministry is responsible for policy development, operational management and implementation, and oversees over 50 statutes and associated regulations.

As a Senior Stewardship Resource Technologist, you will provide a range of technical evaluation and advisory services to support decisions on the use of natural resources, and the achievement of, and/or coordination of, the forest stewardship aspect of natural resource management.

In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing location, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities.

Qualifications for this role include:

·  Degree, diploma, or equivalent in a natural resource field.

·  Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Forest Technologist [RFT] with the ABCFP.  Immediately eligible for registration is defined as currently a RFT member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure eligibility.

·  Experience performing technical duties and working with key statutes that support natural resource management.

·  Experience in negotiating/mediating solutions in natural resource management.

·  Preference may be given to applicants with understanding and experience in managing forest health pests such Douglas-fir bark beetles.

·  Valid B.C. driver’s licence.     

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Forester in Norfolk, Virginia, United States with US Army Corps of Engineers

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Wed, 2018-04-18 00:46
Job Description:

Serves as a Forester for the North Atlantic Division and for the Acquisition Management and Disposal Branch of the Norfolk District Real Estate Division, boundaries range from the Canadian border to the Virginia- North Carolina state line.

Qualifications:
  • Assists District Forester with the installation's Timber Disposal Program specifically Department of Public Works and Environment Divisions concerning installation activities.
  • Assists District Forester with sales of forest products, promotes interest in sales, keeps the public informed of the timber disposal activities through appropriate solicitation media, and administration of agricultural leases.
  • Makes field site inspections and administers cutting and logging operations to ensure that all terms of the contract are in compliance.
  • Conducts research involving the development and testing of new techniques in forest management.
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Woodlands Manager, Forestry in The Pas, Manitoba, Canada with Canadian Kraft Paper

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2018-04-03 05:23

Canadian Kraft Paper offers a work environment that promotes diversity, embraces change, and encourages continuous growth and development for every team member. We offer a workplace where everyone plays an essential role in the success of our Company and where individual efforts are acknowledged. If you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment, we want you to be a part of our Team!

Our structure and culture encourages innovation, growth and change in an open environment, and we believe in and practice environmental sustainability.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, The Woodlands Manager, Forestry will lead development of short and long term forest management strategies to ensure sustainable and cost effective fibre supply from the companies Forest Management License Area.

Responsibilities of a Woodlands Manager, Forestry:

The Woodlands Manger, Forestry is responsible to ensure that Woodlands Environmental and Forest Management Systems are maintained to international standards and the compliance of all Acts and regulations related to forestry, wildlife, environment and safety are adhered to.  The incumbent will strive to build strong relationships with local, provincial and First Nations governments, in addition to solidifying relationships with First Nation and northern communities and other third-party stakeholder in all areas of forest management.  The Woodlands Manager, Forestry will lead a team in areas of strategic improvements of renewal and silviculture activities.

Qualifications:

  • University Degree or Diploma in Forestry

  • 10 years’ experience within the forestry industry

  • 5 years’ experience in a Supervisory/Leadership role

  • Must possess a good understanding of operational forest management including planning of all silviculture activities, site preparation and scarification and silvicultural surveys

  • A comprehensive understanding of Provincial & Federal Regulations, contract negotiations and sustainable forest management certification

  • Effective working relationships with Indigenous communities

  • Experience with silviculture, planning and harvesting systems

  • A proven commitment and focus on safety

  • Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. 

     Living in The Pas

The Pas community is one of the oldest and most striking settlements in Northern Manitoba.  This traditional meeting place between Native trappers and the French and English fur traders has grown beyond its longstanding resources of trapping and fishing to truly become the Gateway to the North – a bountiful, proud and progressive community now firmly based upon a solid and diversified industrial foundation of agriculture, forestry, transportation and tourism.

It is truly a place to call home for all those that love the outdoors, with an abundance of outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, ATV and skidoo trails; and camping, boating, hunting and fishing are at their finest!  Boasting one of the three true blue lakes in existence, its raw natural beauty attracts visitors from around the world.

Learn more from the website at www.townofthepas.com about the wonders of The Pas, where the Northern Lights shine year-round.

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Harvesting Supervisor in BC Interior, British Columbia, Canada with Forest People

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Thu, 2018-03-22 04:07

This growth oriented Canadian company operating in British Columbia’s interior region focuses on forestry, sawmilling, and power generation.  From an exceptional fibre basket, the company’s mills manufacture structural grade dimension lumber and produce clean, renewable energy.

The Harvesting Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of our logging, construction, maintenance and log hauling activities to ensure timely delivery of fibre.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Overseeing all phases of timber operations, including road construction and maintenance, harvesting, hauling and post-harvest obligations
  • Participate in the budgeting process as well the development of Annual Work Schedules and Annual Reports
  • Implementing operational safety, environmental and forest certification programs and ensuring compliance with plans and government regulations

Here is what is offered: 

  • Excellent financial compensation and health benefit package, including an annual health spending allowance
  • A wide range of professional development and training opportunities
  • Flexible work hours
  • The chance to live and work in an active and growing community offering the best aspects of small town life with a wide range of amenities, including superb outdoor recreational opportunities of all types, extensive all season trail systems, golf course, hospital, and nearby ski hill

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn, a positive attitude, be physically fit, and able to produce positive results with clients and contractors
  • Have the ability to work in both an office and field environment where the tasks are very diverse
  • Registered (or eligible for registration) as a forestry professional with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals
  • Valid class 5 drivers licence
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Plant Accountants in BC, British Columbia, Canada with West Fraser Timber Co Ltd

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2018-03-20 00:33

Listed on the TSX, West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest products company. Recognized for the fifth time as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and one of Canada's Best Employers for Recent Graduates for 2017, we continue to grow. Are you interested in working for a company that offers both a challenging work environment and a rewarding career path? We have openings in various locations for:

PLANT ACCOUNTANTS
  • 70 Mile House, BC, Canada
  • Quesnel, BC, Canada
  • Smithers, BC, Canada
  • Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Reporting to the Divisional Controller, this role will gain exposure to the full cycle of accounting and all matters impacting the financial team on site.  This is an exciting opportunity for recent graduates. West Fraser believes in promoting from within. Our ultimate goal is to promote the selected candidate to Divisional Controller in one of our Canadian Operations as opportunities arise. 

Specifically, the role will be responsible for:

  • Preparation and processing of various month end duties including journal entries, financial statement package, related mandatory reporting and general ledger reconciliations
  • Involvement as a key member of the management team on site
  • Coordination and compilation of annual business plan
  • Assisting mill management in department cost control, cost/benefit analysis and providing financial information and recommendations

 The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A professional accounting designation (CPA) or be enrolled in the CPA program or be a university graduate
  • A strong computer systems skill set
  • Well established organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Good verbal and written communication abilities
  • A detailed and proactive approach to work
  • A high level of motivation

We are looking for an individual who is interested in a full-time, long-term career. The successful candidate should be interested in future growth opportunities within the company.  We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, excellent benefits, an outstanding pension plan and relocation package.

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Production Supervisor in High Level, Alberta, Canada with Miriam Sherris Recruiting

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Fri, 2018-03-16 22:38

Job Opportunity: Production Supervisor with manufacturing experience.

his position is permanent, full-time and is based in High Level, AB.  Relocation is required.  Our client is seeking a career-minded Production Supervisor with strong leadership skills and experience in a unionized, continuous-process manufacturing environment.

How can you stand out? If You…

  • Have 3 or more years production supervisory experience, in a manufacturing environment (forestry would be ideal) and are committed to working the graveyard shift
  • Are seeking an exciting career opportunity and truly enjoy leading your team to achieve departmental goals, while always focusing on their career development
  • Are a team player who makes ‘safety first’ a top priority….This role might be for you!
  • As the ideal candidate, you are seeking an interesting career change where you will be part of a well-established team, with a reputable forestry employer.  If you want to make your mark and help contribute to the continued success of the operation and career development of your team, make sure to apply today!

You…

  • Are legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status)
  • Are an inspiring and organized leader, who truly cares about your team and their contribution to the success of the operation
  • Must have experience in a continuous process manufacturing environment (forestry would be a definite asset)
  • Are proficient in the English language (verbal and written)

Our client is a well known and well respected employer who manufactures lumber, panel products, co-products, biomass power, and a growing number of specialty wood products in its operations across Western Canada.  As an industry leader in world markets, they provide a dynamic environment and consider the success of their people the most valuable resource.

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Forestry Coordinator in Georgian Bluffs/Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada with Grey Sauble Conservation

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Wed, 2018-03-14 23:10

 

Are you a Professional Forester who is passionate about forests and sustainable forest management?  Do you want to lead a department that provides sustainable management directly to 23,000 acres of forest, and delivers programs and services that support healthy forests across the watershed?  Then come and join our team at Grey Sauble Conservation (GSC).

We are looking for an outgoing, skilled, energetic and organized department leader who has a passion for the outdoors.  If you have a track record of setting goals, presenting well-considered options convincingly to decision-makers such as Boards of Directors and municipalities, and of implementing innovative programs then you will enjoy further building your career at GSC.

In Ontario Conservation Authorities are watershed-based.  The GSC watershed spans five major river basins between the shores of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay and takes in some of the most picturesque and breathtaking views in Ontario.  The GSC Administrative office is in the Municipality of Georgian Bluffs just south of the City of Owen Sound.

The Forestry Coordinator reports directly to the Chief Administrative Officer/General Manager.  GSC is a progressive conservation authority that seeks to provide expert advice and services to its municipalities and others, and to work cooperatively with partners and stakeholders.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Forestry Coordinator

Purpose of Position:

To lead and manage Grey Sauble Conservation’s (GSC) own forests and more broadly GSC’s forest-related programs, policies and strategies across the watershed such that GSC:

- Improves the health and diversity of GSC’s and other forests and the habitats they provide, including promoting native forest species populations;

- Supports the local economy and forest-related industry through the management and sale of forest products;

- Seeks to protect native species and Species at Risk and control the spread of invasive species; and

- Supports GSC so it remains sustainable and service-driven.

To ensure that GSC’s own forests enable and support the work of other departments, such as Lands and Habitats, Water Management, and Conservation Education.

Reporting Relationship:

Reports to the Chief Administrative Officer

Job Requirements:

a) Education, License(s), and Accreditation

- Graduation from a university program in forestry or a related field.

- Designation as a Professional Forester by the Ontario Professional Foresters Association (OPFA), or the ability to become designated within one year.

- Valid Ontario Class G Drivers License.

- Certified Tree Marker.

- Pesticides Act Exterminator Technician Certificate and ability to obtain a Pesticide Operator License on behalf of GSC.

- Managed Forest Plan Approver credential for the Ontario Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program.

b) Technical Knowledge and Experience

- Minimum of 10 years experience in forest management, including delivery of all facets of sustainable forest management.

- Minimum of 5 years experience in a supervisory capacity, including developing and continuously improving the programs and/or services delivered.

- Knowledge of the principles and practices of sustainable forestry, including current silvicultural standards and guides, and an understanding of natural resource management.

- Knowledge of Species at Risk and Invasive Species including related forest habitats, and legislation and regulations enforced in Ontario

- Familiarity with the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), air photo interpretation and mapping.

- An understanding of what makes a sound policy and guidelines framework and why, and experience in writing and implementing policies and guidelines.

- An understanding of the Canadian Forest Stewardship Council’s Forest Management Certification and/or similar certifications.

- Experience with fair and transparent public tendering principles and approaches.

c) Skills

- Demonstrated leadership and good judgement.

- Effective communication skills, including consistent messaging, tact, effective presentations, active listening and clear written and oral communication.

- Demonstrated fiscal accountability and effectiveness.

- Sound decision-making and the ability to balance competing priorities, deal with ambiguities and take risk mitigation and political implication into account.

- Demonstrated ability to work in a team and to develop and leverage working relationships and partnerships to influence and support the Authority’s desired outcomes.

- A focus on customer service, results and continuous improvement

- Strong organizational skills.

Responsibilities:

1. Lead and Manage the Forestry Department (25%)

1.1. Lead, supervise and motivate department staff, including the identification of the skills

needed, hiring and performance management and succession planning.

1.2. Propose department program(s), including their desired outcomes, performance measures and targets, and track results.

1.3. Create annual budget and operational plan, and manage in-year to meet financial targets.

1.4. Attend Authority Board of Directors, local Municipalities and Counties Councils and stakeholder meetings to advise and provide comments on forest management, including the development of supporting staff reports.

1.5. Work with the Finance Coordinator to apply for and supervise special funding and employment programs related to the department and seek external funding program supports when available.

1.6. Work with other Coordinators to identify and support where forests and forest management can be used to further GSC’s desired outcomes, and provide advice to other departments.

1.7. Support public education on sustainable forests management, and public notification/consultation about activities on GSC’s properties.

1.8. Propose updates and improvement to policies, standards and guidelines for the department, to better achieve GSC’s desired outcomes, including seeking the input of partners and stakeholders.

1.9. Adhere to GSC’s policies and guidelines, including non-harassment and personnel policies.

1.10. Manage Forestry Committee preparations, including agendas, materials and minutes.

1.11. Contribute Forestry needs to the Authority’s Asset Management Plan, in conjunction with GSC’s Field Superintendent.

1.12. Participation in GSC’s Risk Management activities, including ensuring that Occupational Health and Safety is fully implemented in the department.

1.13. Ensuring complete and central organized file and data structures for the department (in alignment with overall information lead/coordinator).

2. Deliver Sustainable Forests Management on GSC’s Lands (35%)

2.1. Manage and deliver Sustainable Forests Management, including:

·         Updates of the Forest Management Plan;

·         Classification of property parcels and stands;

·         Forest Resource Inventory;

·         Identification of Values and Areas of Concern; and

·         Forest Database Management / Geographic Information System (GIS) use for data and inputs, and the provision of improvement suggestions to the data and GIS administrators.

2.2. Forest Management Program Development.

2.3. Forest Operations, including delivery and oversight of management prescriptions, tree marking, sustainable tree harvesting, tree planting (including planting quality assessments, post-plant reports, 1st, 2nd and 5th year survival assessments), vegetation control, pest and disease management and stand tending.

2.4. Performance Measure (success) Reporting.

2.5. Manage GSC’s enrollment in and ongoing updates to the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program plans, and support others in Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program enrollments.

2.6. Manage the sale of GSC’s forest products, including annual programs, tendering, policies, guidelines, partner and stakeholder consultations, field implementation, harvesting compliance and public communications.

3. Promote Sustainable Forest Management on Others’ Properties (Grey Bruce Forestry Service) (35%)

3.1. Plan, coordinate, promote and implement a full range of Sustainable Forest Management services for non-GSC landowners that is ethical, affordable and enables good forest management and afforestation, and generates revenue to offset GSC’s programs.

3.2. Participate in grant programs such as the 50 Million Tree Program.

4. Other (5%)

4.1. Respond to public and staff inquiries.

4.2. Attend workshops, seminars and tours.

4.3. Ensure GSC participation on working groups and committees where it can help achieve

GSC’s desired outcomes, potentially including the Bruce Grey Woodlands Association and the Bruce Grey Forest Festival.

4.4. Network with others to support GSC’s goals, such as with the Community Forest Managers across Ontario and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

4.5. Work with Field Superintendent to identify and arrange forestry equipment purchases and leases.

4.6. Support GSC corporate endeavours, such as participation on the Health and Safety Committee, and strategic planning input.

4.7. Review land acquisition proposals and prepare timber estimates.

4.8. Assist with other departments as required (e.g flood monitoring/prevention activities).

4.9. Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

Works in the Administration Centre with frequent site inspections to GSC and private landowner properties.

Site visits including navigation through rough on-trail and off-trail terrain such as forests and wetlands, during all seasons and all weathers.

Some schedule adjustments are required to accommodate meetings with public, interest groups, neighbours of properties, etc. outside core working hours.

Infrequent out of watershed meetings.

Contacts:

Regular contacts with the Board of Directors, county and local municipal staff and councils, staff of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Forests Ontario, local interest groups, organizations, landowners, clients, general public, naturalists, hunters, etc.

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Saw Filers in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada with Skeena Sawmills Ltd

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Mon, 2018-03-05 00:36

Specific responsibilities of the position:

  • Sawmill Experience an Asset
  • Level 3 First Aid and COFI Grading Tickets would also be an asset.

Company:

Skeena Sawmills Ltd. (“Skeena”) is a Canadian corporation headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Skeena’s sawmill and its forestry and woodlands operations are located in Terrace, British Columbia. The sawmill has a capacity of approximately 200 million board feet (471,947 m3) of lumber production annually. The mill is located 135km from Prince Rupert Container Port. Skeena is one of the major sawmills in British Columbia producing Hemlock and Balsam products for the Pacific Rim and the North American markets. In addition, the mill produces Western Red Cedar (WRC) products for the North American market.

With Customer Satisfaction being the primary focus, the Company has established a strong following in the international market place. We pride in producing high quality products in variety of sizes at competitive prices to meet our customer needs.

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Registered Professional Forester (RPF) or Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) in Fort St. John, Prince George or Terrace, B.C., British Columbia, Canada with Roy Northern Environmental Ltd.

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Fri, 2018-03-02 05:02

ROY NORTHERN LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL is an expanding progressive surface land and environmental consulting firm with a special interest in oil and gas, forestry, mining, energy, and agricultural industries, as well as municipal authorities throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Canada’s north. We employ a team of over 65 staff members located in our Fairview, Calgary, Fort St. John, Prince George, and Terrace offices, and we offer interdisciplinary expertise to develop environmental solutions for our clients throughout western Canada.  For over 30 years, we have directly assisted clients in regulatory application, and have provided consulting expertise on environmental legislation, regulations and guideline compliance related to project planning, development and reclamation.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Registered, eligible or a desire to register with the Association of BC Forest Professionals as RPF, RFT, FIT, TFT, ATC or SAS

  • 2+ years of relevant forestry experience (additional environmental consulting experience a plus)

  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office

  • Current Safety Tickets (a plus); Valid Class 5 Driver’s License; Canadian Citizen or Permanent Residency

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Experience with timber cruising

  • Experience with timber reconnaissance work

  • Experience in cutting permit and appraisal submissions

  • Familiar with BC Forestry Legislation, Regulations and Policy & Practices

  • Well versed in applicable environmental regulations, guidelines and associated industry practices within BC

  • Strong commitment to client satisfaction and a working knowledge of the oil and gas and forestry industry

  • Ability to manage time and priorities effectively and ability to produce professional deliverables on time

  • Strong commitment to health and safety

  • Superior attention to detail, well organized, and ability to maintain accurate and up to date field information

  • Strong communication and technical report writing skills

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participation in a team environment, working closely with Project Managers and co-workers to complete work programs

  • Preparing and coordinating project documentation, subcontractors and equipment for field programs

  • Participation in field data collection programs (i.e., watercourse, wetland, vegetation, soil, timber, and wildlife assessments)

  • Timber cruising/valuation and waste surveying

  • Experinence3 with Timber reconnaissance survey

  • Reviewing, understanding and implementing plans consistent with BC Forestry Legislation, Regulations and Policy & Practices, guidelines, best management practices, higher level plans, etc.

Please email applications to humanresources@roynorthern.com.  This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected. We thank all applicants for applying and advise that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted

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Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Forestry in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada with Advantage Personnel

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Mon, 2018-02-26 03:10
Job Type: Permanent Location: Various Locations 
Shift/Hours: Days/Eves
Career Level: intermediate 
Education: Experience as an operator or up to and including Red Seal Certified
Salary: $17-20 an hour based on experience 
  The Advantage Group is an independently Canadian-owned employment and staffing firm, consisting of three employment and staffing services: The Advantage Group, Advantage Personnel, and Alternative Human Resources.  Advantage has been successfully helping people find rewarding careers since 1986. Advantage understands that our employees have different needs, and we believe that our role is to match employees with careers where they will fit best. Our goal is to help employees find work that they are satisfied with, regardless of their career goals. Our commitment to creating a positive and enriching work environment is evident by the thousands of satisfied applicants we have placed.  Duties and Responsibilities  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Maintain and repair of forestry equipment
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment and vehicles; including cleaning, inspecting, testing and operating. Performs servicing and changes tires as needed
  • Operate power tools, jacks, hoists, grinders, welder and cutting torch; may cut, braze, weld and fabricate
  • Work as an integral part of the Company shop team
  • Follow safe work practices at all times
  • Maintain written service and repair records
  • Position travels locally, usually by car, up to 25% of the time
Qualifications/Physical Requirements
  • 3-5 years of experience – must have own tools and experience repairing hydraulic and electrical systems
  • Must maintain and carry a valid driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles, including automobiles and trucks, in accordance with company policy guidelines
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of software ( Microsoft Suites)
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear and frequently is required to climb or balance
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds
  • Vision abilities required include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
Categories: Canadian, Forestry, Jobs

Practices Forester in Fort St James, British Columbia, Canada with BC Public Service Agency

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Thu, 2018-02-22 02:28

BC Public Service

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Fort St James

Practices Forester
 
An exciting multi-faceted opportunity in forest management planning

2 positions available in Fort St James

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) plans, develops, and sells through auction, a substantial and representative portion of the Province’s annual available timber volume. The bid prices received from auctioned timber support the Market Pricing System (MPS) in setting stumpage rates for coastal and interior operating areas of the province. To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website.

The Practices Forester is accountable for performing a wide variety of professional services including operational planning, cut block and forest road layout and development, planning and evaluating silviculture activities, and ensuring compliance with the Forest Stewardship Plan. The range of duties assigned to a particular Practices Forester will vary from Business Area to Business Area due to the geographic location, apportionment and management requirements.
 
Qualifications for this role include:

  • A Registered Professional Forester (RPF), or be eligible for registration as an RPF with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) AND two years (gained within the last five years) of experience in operational forestry such as forest tenures, cut-block and road development, engineering, silviculture, harvest operations or compliance and enforcement.

  • Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.

  • Please include your registration number with Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) within your application, as you, must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with ABCFP. If you are not yet registered with the ABCFP, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a registered RFP member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to ABCFP) 

    For more information and to apply by March 4, 2018, please go to:

    https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=48240 

    Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.

Categories: Canadian, Forestry, Jobs

Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Forestry Sector) in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada with Advantage Personnel

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Wed, 2018-02-14 23:06
Job Type: Permanent Location: Various Locations 
Shift/Hours: Days/Eves
Career Level: intermediate 
Education: Experience as an operator or up to and including Red Seal Certified
Salary: $17-20 an hour based on experience 
  The Advantage Group is an independently Canadian-owned employment and staffing firm, consisting of three employment and staffing services: The Advantage Group, Advantage Personnel, and Alternative Human Resources.   Advantage has been successfully helping people find rewarding careers since 1986. Advantage understands that our employees have different needs, and we believe that our role is to match employees with careers where they will fit best. Our goal is to help employees find work that they are satisfied with, regardless of their career goals. Our commitment to creating a positive and enriching work environment is evident by the thousands of satisfied applicants we have placed.   Duties and Responsibilities   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Maintain and repair of forestry equipment
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment and vehicles; including cleaning, inspecting, testing and operating. Performs servicing and changes tires as needed
  • Operate power tools, jacks, hoists, grinders, welder and cutting torch; may cut, braze, weld and fabricate
  • Work as an integral part of the Company shop team
  • Follow safe work practices at all times
  • Maintain written service and repair records
  • Position travels locally, usually by car, up to 25% of the time
Qualifications/Physical Requirements
  • 3-5 years of experience – must have own tools and experience repairing hydraulic and electrical systems
  • Must maintain and carry a valid driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles, including automobiles and trucks, in accordance with company policy guidelines
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of software ( Microsoft Suites)
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear and frequently is required to climb or balance
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds
  • Vision abilities required include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
Categories: Canadian, Forestry, Jobs

Maintenance Supervisor in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada with Miriam Sherris Recruiting

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2018-02-13 07:43

This permanent, full-time career opportunity is based in the beautiful Kamloops, B.C. area and requires a Maintenance Supervisor, with strong leadership and mechanical skills, experienced in a unionized manufacturing environment.  As the ideal candidate, you are interested in making a difference both within the operation and the career development of your employees.  Relocation assistance is being offered.

How can you stand out?  If You….

  • Are a Journeyman Millwright with proven leadership experience, preferably in a unionized manufacturing environment (Mechanical Engineers experienced leading maintenance teams, may also be considered)
  • Are interested and able to work the weekend rotation (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Are eager to join a team where you can truly use your exceptional technical and leadership skills to help build a well-rounded maintenance team by recognizing the strengths, weaknesses and ambitions of your team members and applying your coaching skills accordingly
  • Are interested in living in a beautiful community offering a year round active lifestyle with events and activities for all ages…This role might be for you!

As an integral part of the maintenance team, you thrive in a high volume environment.  You are passionate about leading a successful team with a focus on safety, efficiency and cost effectiveness.  Your proven track record related to coaching, planning, goal setting and management of KPIs has contributed to your career success, thus far.

You…

  • Are authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status)
  • Have 3 to 5 years’ of mechanical maintenance management experience within an industrial manufacturing environment (forestry would be ideal)
  • MUST be a Journeyman Millwright (Mechanical Engineer with relevant experience may be considered)
  • Have experience leading and coaching a team of up to 10 people
  • Have strong labour relations and people skills
  • Have excellent communication skills and a strong command of the English language (both oral and written)
  • Are self-motivated with well-developed organizational, time management and analytical skills
  • Are comfortable working with computers e.g. experience with JDE or similar CMMS program is important

Our client is a well known and well respected employer who manufactures lumber, panel products, co-products, biomass power, and a growing number of specialty wood products in its operations across Western Canada.  As an industry leader in world markets, they provide a dynamic environment and consider the success of their people the most valuable resource.

Categories: Canadian, Forestry, Jobs

Forester Woodlands Supervisor in High Prairie, Alberta, Canada with Miriam Sherris Recruiting

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2018-02-13 07:41

This permanent, full-time career opportunity is based in High Prairie, Albertaand requires someone with the forestry education and experience in planning harvesting areas, including road layout and construction. Relocation assistance is being offered.

How can you stand out? If You….

  • Are eligible to obtain Regulated Forestry Professional status in Alberta
  • Have several years of experience as an Area / Woodlands Supervisor and have been accountable for the planning and approval of harvesting areas including road layout and construction, silviculture and post-harvest programs, safety and financial performance targets ensuring that all operations comply with government regulations
  • Are interested in living in a beautiful community offering an active lifestyle with events and activities for all ages…This role might be for you!

As an integral part of the Woodlands team, you are passionate about leading a successful team with a focus on safety, efficiency and cost effectiveness. Your proven track record related to planning, goal setting and ensuring operations comply with government regulations has contributed to your career success, thus far.

You…

  • Are authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status)
  • Have a degree from a post-secondary education program accredited by CFAB (Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board)
  • Have technical forestry and logging related skills and a thorough understanding of forest policy, guidelines and regulations and other applicable forestry legislation
  • Are proficient in Microsoft Office

Our client is a well known and well respected employer who manufactures lumber, panel products, co-products, biomass power, and a growing number of specialty wood products in its operations across Western Canada. As an industry leader in world markets, they provide a dynamic environment and consider the success of their people the most valuable resource.

Categories: Canadian, Forestry, Jobs

Maintenance Supervisor Manufacturing in High Level, Alberta, Canada with Miriam Sherris Recruiting

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2018-02-13 00:08

This permanent, full-time career opportunity is based in High Level, Alberta and requires relocation to the area.  As the ideal candidate, you have at least 3 years maintenance supervisory experience, in a unionized, manufacturing environment and you are seeking an exciting career opportunity where you can contribute to both the success of the operation and the career development of your team. 

How can you stand out?  If You….

  • Have forestry experience and are seeking an exciting and challenging career opportunity with an organization who values its employees and encourages individual contribution (other industrial manufacturing environment experience may be considered)
  • Are eager to join a team where you can truly use your exceptional technical and leadership skills to help build a well-rounded maintenance team by recognizing the strengths, weaknesses and ambitions of your team members and applying your coaching skills accordingly
  • Are interested in living in a beautiful region offering an active outdoor lifestyle with events and activities for all ages…This role might be for you!

As an integral part of the maintenance team, you thrive in a high volume environment.  You are passionate about leading a successful team with a focus on safety, efficiency and cost effectiveness.  Your proven track record related to planning, goal setting and project management has contributed to your career success, thus far.

You…

  • Are authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status)
  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ maintenance supervisory experience within forestry (other industrial manufacturing experience may be considered)
  • Have a diploma, technical degree or trade certification in a mechanical, electrical, or related field
  • Have experience leading and coaching a team of up to 10 people
  • Have strong labour relations and people skills
  • Have excellent communication skills and a strong command of the English language (both oral and written)
  • Are self-motivated with well-developed organizational, time management and analytical skills
  • Are experienced working with computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) e.g. JD Edwards

Our client is a well known and well respected employer who manufactures lumber, panel products, co-products, biomass power, and a growing number of specialty wood products in its operations across Western Canada.  As an industry leader in world markets, they provide a dynamic environment and consider the success of their people the most valuable resource.

Categories: Canadian, Forestry, Jobs

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) in High Level, Alberta, Canada with Miriam Sherris Recruiting

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2018-02-13 00:05

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) – 4th Year Apprentice or Red Seal

This full-time, permanent career opportunity is based in High Level, AB and requires relocation to the area.  As the ideal candidate, you have some maintenance experience, complemented by a strong mechanical aptitude and a desire to be part of a maintenance team, within an industrial manufacturing environment.

How can you stand out? If You…

  • Are a Red Seal Millwright who thrives in a busy and fast paced manufacturing environment.  (3rd or 4th year apprentice, with maintenance experience may also be considered)
  • Are experienced with a wide variety of equipment such as hydraulics, pneumatics; gear boxes, conveyors; bucket elevators, furnaces and heat generation systems, etc.
  • Are experienced with preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance
  • Are a team player and driven to never give up until you find a solution to every problem….This role might be for you!

As the ideal candidate you are seeking a career opportunity where your efforts are recognized and career growth is not just a myth.  You will also enjoy the benefits of a balanced lifestyle in an area that offers year round activities.

You…

  • Are authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status)
  • Have your Interprovincial Red Seal Millwright certification (Must provide a copy) or are a 3rd or 4th year apprentice
  • Might also have welding experience and/or certificate in Mig, Tig, Stick, Stainless Steel, Aluminum (all considered value add)
  • Have a ‘Can Do’ attitude and a willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Thrive in a unionized environment, have a proactive approach to continually look for improvement opportunities within the operation
  • Are proficient in the English language (oral and written)
  • Have a valid driver’s licence

Our client is a well known and well respected employer who manufactures lumber, panel products, co-products, biomass power, and a growing number of specialty wood products in its operations across Western Canada.  As an industry leader in world markets, they provide a dynamic environment and consider the success of their people the most valuable resource.

Categories: Canadian, Forestry, Jobs

Production Supervisor in High Level, Alberta, Canada with Miriam Sherris Recruiting

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2018-02-13 00:02

Production Supervisor - manufacturing experience

This position is permanent, full-time and is based in High Level, AB.  Relocation is required.  Our client is seeking a career-minded Production Supervisor with strong leadership skills and experience in a unionized, continuous-process manufacturing environment.

How can you stand out? If You…

  • Have 3 or more years production supervisory experience, in a manufacturing environment (forestry would be ideal) and are committed to working the graveyard shift
  • Are seeking an exciting career opportunity and truly enjoy leading your team to achieve departmental goals, while always focusing on their career development
  • Are a team player who makes ‘safety first’ a top priority….This role might be for you!

As the ideal candidate, you are seeking an interesting career change where you will be part of a well-established team, with a reputable forestry employer.  If you want to make your mark and help contribute to the continued success of the operation and career development of your team, make sure to apply today!

You…

  • Are legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status)
  • Are an inspiring and organized leader, who truly cares about your team and their contribution to the success of the operation
  • Must have experience in a continuous process manufacturing environment (forestry would be a definite asset)
  • Are proficient in the English language (verbal and written)

Our client is a well known and well respected employer who manufactures lumber, panel products, co-products, biomass power, and a growing number of specialty wood products in its operations across Western Canada.  As an industry leader in world markets, they provide a dynamic environment and consider the success of their people the most valuable resource.

Categories: Canadian, Forestry, Jobs

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