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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.

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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
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Canadian take on forestry safety

Canadian Forestry News - Wed, 2018-02-14 20:15
On 18 October, 2017, a logger was killed in a tragic incident near Mackenzie in northern British Columbia, Canada. The operator was using a feller buncher to cut timber on a slope when the machine tipped over backwards, cutting off his escape route when the machine caught fire. Source: OHS Canada The logger’s death was devastating for his family, his community and his co-workers. While the cause of the incident is still under investigation by WorkSafeBC, the question arises: What can we do now to try to prevent this from happening again? That was one of the key issues discussed when WorkSafeBC’s Forest Industry Advisory Group met in November 2017 to talk about concrete steps that employers can take to make remote mechanized logging safer. Here are some of the considerations discussed: First, it is critical that employers have an effective plan in place for those who work alone and designate a contact person to whom the lone worker can check in with on a regular, agreed-upon schedule. The worker must always carry a functioning communication device — a satellite phone, cell phone, two-way radio or satellite transceiver — as well as the check-in contact information. The designated contact must have a copy of the working alone procedure and any applicable emergency-response plan, contact information, locations and/or maps that may be necessary for a rescue. Every check-in call must be recorded, and if the worker fails to check in, the contact must initiate search procedures as outlined in the plan — be that rendering assistance personally or contacting someone close by who is trained, equipped and able to assist. Second, employers should consider situations in which their machines have the potential to roll over and particular hazards that may result. In recent years, the changing landscape of logging operations has meant an increase in the use of steep-slope harvesting equipment. Employers, suppliers and manufacturers must ensure that their mobile equipment meets the requirements outlined in the Workers Compensation Act and Parts 16 and 26 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. That includes ensuring that mobile equipment weighing 700 kg or more has a rollover protective structure, as well as structures that guard against falling, flying or intruding objects or materials. Similarly, any tools carried inside the cab need to be secured so as not to create additional hazards. Should a rollover happen, some of the questions that an employer needs to consider include whether they have the equipment necessary to respond in such an emergency and can they be easily accessed and transported to the work site, as minutes can make a difference between life and death in a rescue operation. Third, every piece of mobile equipment must have an alternate means of escape that is clearly marked both inside and outside the cab. Other requirements that an exit should meet include the following: exits must not be located on the same surface as the cab door; they must be usable at all times; they should not pose additional hazards; they can be opened from the inside or out without tools when the equipment is in use; and exits should provide a clear opening with dimensions that comply with the relevant ISO Standard. The employer should test the alternate exit regularly and provide training to familiarize workers with its location and operation, as well as ensure that they can fit comfortably through it in an emergency, as physical fitness or size may be obstacles to a quick escape. If the backup exit is blocked and/or the worker is unable to move, employers must consider what tools can be used to extricate a trapped worker. The fact that machines are designed to keep hazards out poses a particular challenge, as specialized cutters might be needed to pierce cab windows. A supplementary fire extinguisher for use by the rescue crew should always be within reach. Finally, consider where this rescue equipment might be stored; ideally, it will be attached to the machine itself for ease of access.
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4th Annual FLARE Network Meeting: Call for Abstracts

Canadian Forestry Events - Tue, 2018-02-13 14:53
Call for Abstracts: Fourth Annual FLARE Network Meeting October 17-20, 2018 University of Copenhagen, Denmark The FLARE (Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement) network, supported by DFID and coordinated from the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan, is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for our 4th annual meeting. This year?s meeting is being organized in partnership with the University of Copenhagen and the University of East Anglia, who will also host a special forum on Timber Legality on October 17, 2018 (http://symposium.prodjus.eu/) This year?s FLARE meeting will continue to elicit presentations around a variety of key topics in the field, but will also offer a pointed opportunity to share and discuss our successes and failures in research and in practice. Special Issue proposals from accepted papers are a possibility, and we welcome participant engagement in proposal development. The meeting will also feature workshops on ?Sharing research for impact? and on FLARE?s app-based tools (LivWell and CommFor), and we welcome abstracts for additional participant-facilitated workshops. Abstracts for oral presentations, lightning talks, panel sessions, posters, and workshops must address a meeting theme and follow the abstract guidelines. For theme descriptions, abstract guidelines, details about financial assistance for students and scholars from lower income countries, and to submit your abstract, please visit the meeting webpage: http://www.forestlivelihoods.org/annual-meeting-2018 Abstract submission deadline: April 1, 2018 Questions? Email flare.network@umich.edu
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lumber Trader in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with Canadian Wood Products

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Mon, 2018-02-05 23:21

 

Company Description

Do you want to work in a fast-growing company? Are you interested in business and wood industry? Do you have a desire to work in a start-up company? Do you want to be challenged? If so, join our team!

Canadian Wood Products specializes in the sale and delivery of all sorts of wood and lumber products. Our global network of offices enables us to respond promptly to any imbalances in supply and demand. We create value by carefully managing time, location, quality, product and logistics. The core strength of CWP derives from our human capital which provides the basis for our perpetual motion.

Job Description

We are currently recruiting a Lumber Trader to develop is own business. Allowing you to work with few restrictions as well as our financial and industry expertise support. This is a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic setting and to draw upon new knowledge.

Qualifications

If…

  • You are someone who’s able to sell. If you have reached a ceiling in your current job, you will be offered a brand-new playground free of limits, which will allow you to go as high as you can.
  • You are someone with a high-level sporting bag. If you have reached a professional / semi professional level during your lifetime, you would be totally matching the style of the company given the entrepreneurial culture that is highly encouraged.
  • You are someone with experience in the lumber industry. If you have ever worked in construction, with lumber or you understand the forestry industry, Canadian Wood Products could be a natural extension of your career.

Finally …

  • You are a good team player and you have an ability to communicate with people

 Then, you are the person we’re looking for!

Additional Information

Furthermore, your new working conditions will be the envy of all your friends and family:

  • Group personal trainer services 1 to 2 times per week;
  • Reimbursement (up to 80%) of your public transit pass (Opus, Tram, etc.);
  • Competitive salary;
  • Virtual Cloud Desktop;
  • Parties, cocktail hours and corporate activity days each month;
  • Beautiful open-plan offices located in Old Montreal;
  • Comprehensive benefits package (dental, health, life, disability, travel, group RRSP with employer contributions, etc.);
  • A unique culture and much more!

 

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IUFRO 2018 - 15th Conference on Adaptive Management for Forested Landscapes in transformation

Canadian Forestry Events - Sun, 2018-02-04 23:03
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 - Fri, 05 Oct 2018, Organizer: IUFRO, Argentina, Posadas, Misiones. IUFRO 2018 - 15th Conference on Adaptive Management for Forested Landscapes in transformation
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Forestry Technician in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada with Province of Nova Scotia

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2018-01-30 23:28

Forestry Technician 2(A)-(B)-3 

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form, cover letter, or on your resume. 

Duties 

Under the general supervision of the District Supervisor, the technician delivers departmental programs concerning the development, maintenance, protection and public education of forestry, wildlife and recreation resources which may involve Crown Land management, Private Land management, monitoring for Forest Sustainability Regulations compliance, forest fire prevention and suppression, wildlife studies, biological surveys, insects and diseases surveys, parks operations, properties and vehicle maintenance, land administration, public liaison and education, and other activities as may be assigned. 

The focus of this position will be the delivery of the Wildlife, Provincial Parks, Wildfire Management, Land Administration, Crown Lands Management and Extension Program areas. 

Qualifications 

Requires successful completion of a department recognized two-year Natural Resources Technical Diploma. (Transcript upon request). 

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a proven knowledge and experience in the processes, policies, procedures and regulations related to the Wildlife Management, Wood Acquisition Program (WAP), Wildlife Habitat and Watercourse Protections (WHWP) regulations, Crown Road and Extension Methods. In addition, the principles and practices involved in wildland fire, public education activities, and occupational health & safety. 

They must possess competent verbal and written communication skills, have sound judgement and proven ability to provide exceptional service to clients as well as respond appropriately to crisis situations. Applicants must be computer literate. Experience with Global Positioning Systems, ArcView, a Valid NS driver’s license (minimum Class 5 or equivalent) and access to a motor vehicle are essential. The successful candidate will be required to operate department vehicles, including off road vehicles, boats and equipment. Work in remote areas and travel long distances, on foot, over rough terrain. Certification regarding Canadian Firearm Safety Course, N.S. Hunter Safety Course, N.S. Fur Harvester Course and the DNR Rifle and Shotgun course would be assets. 

Pay Grade: TE 16 - TE 25 

Salary Range: $1,533.00 - $2,561.00 Bi-Weekly 

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU) . 

If applying from outside a g overnment office, e mployees must apply correctly via this link: 

Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified c ivil s ervice bargaining unit candidates. 

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.

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Softwood Lumber & The US Forest Service

Canadian Forestry News - Wed, 2018-01-24 03:19

What do the Softwood Lumber dispute and the US Forest Service have to do with one another?  At first glance, very little.  However, there could be an unlikely connection.  One of the main complaints from the US Forest Industry (Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports) has been that the Canadian Forest Industry had been subsidised with … Continue reading "Softwood Lumber & The US Forest Service"

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Mill Production Worker in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada with Columbia Forest Products

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2018-01-23 21:52

Successful candidates must be able to work in various jobs which can include rotating to different job duties. These job duties could include various machine operations, handling material, grading material, quality checks, clean up, and other similar manufacturing activities. This position requires you to follow written and verbal job instructions. Being able to provide constructive feedback and apply critical thinking are other keys to this position. Employees must be able to use personal safety equipment while working in a manufacturing environment that includes moving machinery, fast paced fork lift traffic, machine noise, and a work environment that will vary depending on the time of the year. If you’re ready to be a team player in a family-like setting with a rich history, then apply now. 

Qualifications Skills

Required

Can add, subtract, mulitp Intermediate Quality Focused Intermediate Follows Detailed Instructions Advanced

Preferred

Can rotate and cross train job duties Some Knowledge Problem Solving Skills Some Knowledge Ability to read a tape measure Some Knowledge Basic computer literacy Some Knowledge Behaviors

Required

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Preferred

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Motivations

Preferred

Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

Education

Preferred

High School or better.

Experience

Preferred

Demonstrated safety performance

History of great attendance

   
Columbia Forest Products is North America’s largest manufacturer of hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer products. Columbia’s decorative interior veneers and panels are used in high-end cabinetry, fine furniture, architectural millwork and commercial fixtures. 
  
Columbia Forest Products is an employee owned company that has a wide array of benefits:  Canadian Employee Stock Opportunity Plan (ESOP), dental and prescription benefits. Our company stands out because of our commitment to our employees. In fact, we have a company foundation dedicated to helping our employees, employees families and the local community. 

Our Core Values we take pride in: Customer Service Above all Else, We Are Family, Share the Success and Absolute Integrity. If these are core values that you represent, please take the time to apply online for this rewarding career with Columbia Forest Products.

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Safety Improvement Leader in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada with Personnel Source Inc

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2018-01-16 21:43

Objectives:

Drive Safety Improvement in Sawmills and Woodlands.

As the Process Owner / Lead Auditor for the Safety Management System (SMS), you will be responsible to drive Safety Best Practices across Sawmills and Woodlands regions, including communication of best practices, and ensuring all Best Practices are documented and accessible. You will also be required to coach Managers and Safety Coordinators on improvement areas.

You will also be responsible for leading initiatives and projects to drive safety improvements.

Manage Safety Results

You will be responsible for safety results reporting as well as analyzing incident data to identify trends and focus areas.

To fulfill this role, you must demonstrate the following:

Key Competencies:

  • Display well developed leadership and organizational skills.
  • Have the ability to lead change.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and implement processes.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Display effective verbal and written communication skills with employees, management, and external stakeholders.
  • Have the ability to analyze and evaluate data and systems.
  • Have high attention to detail.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years safety-related work or operations experience.
  • Familiarity with provincial safety laws and regulations would be an asset.
  • Six Sigma / Leadership training is an asset.
  • Ability to communicate in English and French is preferred.
  • Holding or be eligible for a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) Designation is an asset.
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Forests, bioenergy and climate change mitigation: are the worries justified?

Canadian Forestry News - Tue, 2018-01-16 10:00

A group of scientists has published a Letter exploring the use of forest biomass to produce energy, ahead of the European Parliament vote on the EU Renewable Energy Directive on 17 January.

Download the letter as a pdf

There is heated debate about the best way to realize the potential of our forests in the fight against climate change. In the EU, the debate is currently very much focused on questioning the use of forest biomass to produce bioenergy. Our view[1] is that bioenergy from sustainably managed forests can contribute positively to climate change mitigation. 

One of the criticisms against forest bioenergy refers to the observation that a tree stops growing and accumulating carbon when it is cut, and the carbon stock in a single stand decreases at harvest. But this narrow perspective overlooks fundamental principles behind forest management, which is coordinated across the whole landscape to maintain forest growth and obtain a continuous flow of wood for the forest industry. 

In the absence of management, forest growth rates decline and disturbance risks increase as trees become mature. Therefore, while old and unharvested forests can hold large amounts of carbon per hectare, they have a lower sink strength and may become carbon sources instead of sinks. Sustainable harvesting of trees and managing stem densities and species composition helps to maintain net forest growth (i.e., carbon sink) at a high level, allowing sustained harvesting. The forest growth rates can be enhanced through silviculture, such as species selection, planting and other management options. This has been the case for example in the Nordic countries. 

The carbon stock at a regional or national level can in fact increase simultaneously with increases in harvesting. Indeed, the EU forest carbon sink and forest harvesting have increased simultaneously since the 1960s. This situation is to a large extent the result of improved and more extensive forest management. The increased demand for forest products – including bioenergy products – stimulates and provides income for active forest management that promotes regeneration, enhances growth and helps protect forests against disturbances, such as fires. 

EU forests and the forest sector currently achieve an overall climate change mitigation impact that corresponds to about 13% of the total EU emissions[2]. This includes the carbon sink of forests and harvested wood products, as well as the reduction of emissions achieved when wood products are used instead of emission-intensive materials such as concrete, steel and plastics, or when bioenergy is used instead of fossil fuels. It is important to understand that forest bioenergy is not an independent enterprise but an integral part of forestry-industry-energy systems. Bioenergy systems are often components in value chains or production processes that also produce products such as sawnwood, paper and chemicals.

In most European countries, sawlogs and pulpwood are the main income-generating wood assortments from managed forests. Processing these to produce forest products generates side-streams of residues that are used for bioenergy. Small trees from thinnings, logging residues, and low-quality wood that is not suitable to produce sawnwood and paper products are also used for bioenergy. This situation is reflected in the fact that despite forest bioenergy having increased significantly in the EU in this century, the roundwood production is at the same level today as it was in the beginning of the century. The increased forest bioenergy production is neither the result of EU having increased energy wood imports. Currently, about 96% of the forest bioenergy use in the EU is based on domestic raw materials. Also, EU wood fuel imports - 4% of EU forest bioenergy use - are roughly equal to its wood fuel exports (Data: FAOSTAT).

There can be synergies and trade-offs between forest carbon sequestration and biomass production. Which approach is more beneficial depends on priorities concerning short-term vs. long-term climate objectives, expectations concerning society’s future dependence on carbon based energy and materials, and whether these needs can be met in a climate friendly way without using biomass. Related to this, there is increasing concern that the Paris Agreement target – to limit global warming to well below 2ºC – will not be achieved unless large amounts of CO2 are withdrawn from the atmosphere. Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) is one of the major options for atmospheric CO2 withdrawal.

A holistic perspective that recognizes the multiple roles of forests and forest sector in the GHG balance in needed: the system assimilates CO2 from the atmosphere, stores carbon in soils, standing biomass, and in wood-based products, and it helps to avoid GHG emissions by displacing fossil fuels and other emissions-intensive products. Very detailed regulation, such as imposing strict cascading principles or restricting eligibility for bioenergy to specific feedstocks (e.g., excluding all roundwood, irrespective of size or quality) may prevent the effective management of forest resources to economically meet multiple objectives, including climate change mitigation and adaptation.

A concern expressed in the debate is that the wood demand for bioenergy may rise enormously, threatening the existence of forests. As bioenergy is typically a side-product of forest harvesting and wood processing, and sustainable forest management (SFM) principles provide safeguards against overharvesting, the forest sector’s contribution to providing biomass for bioenergy will be limited. To address sustainability concerns, the EU has set criteria to which bioenergy must comply. Several countries have set additional more strict criteria, in some cases allowing only biomass from certified sources.

In the past, the European forest sector has responded to increased demand for sawnwood and paper by expanding forests and intensifying management to increase wood production. Similarly, the likely response to increased bioenergy demand will be to devise management approaches that enable biomass production for energy in conjunction with supply of sawlogs and pulpwood. Considering market realities, SFM requirements and existing regulations around bioenergy, we do not expect to see a paradigm shift towards large scale cutting of forests solely for bioenergy.

[1] The views expressed in this Letter are those of the authors and not those of their institutions.

[2] Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Philippe Delacote, David Ellison, Marc Hanewinkel, Marcus Lindner, Martin Nesbit, Markku Ollikainen and Annalisa Savaresi. 2015. A new role for forests and the forest sector in the EU post-2020 climate targets. From Science to Policy 2. European Forest Institute.

 

Göran Berndes
Professor in Biomass and Land Use. Dept of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
IPCC Lead Author (Special Report on on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation); Contributing Author (5th Assessment Report); Expert Reviewer (4th Assessment Report)

Johan Bergh
Professor in Silviculture with Focus on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. Dept of Forestry and Wood Technology, Linnaeus University, Sweden.

Annette Cowie
Professor. School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, Australia
Member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of The Global Environment Facility (GEF), Washington DC, USA.
IPCC Lead Author (Special Report Climate Change and Land)

Gustaf Egnell
Associate professor in Forest Based Bioenergy. Dept of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.

Lauri Hetemäki
Adjunct Professor in Forest Economics and Marketing. Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki.
Assistant Director, European Forest Institute, Finland

Pekka Kauppi
Professor in Environmental Science and Policy. Faculty of Biological end Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
 IPCC Lead Author (2nd Assessment Report) and Co-ordinating Lead Author (3rd Assessment Report)

Madhu Khanna
ACES Distinguished Professor in Environmental Economics. Dept of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois

Werner Kurz
Senior Research Scientist, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada.
Coordinating Lead Author or Lead Author of seven IPCC reports.

Marcus Lindner
Principal Scientist, Resilience Programme. European Forest Institute, Germany

Tomas Lundmark
Professor in Silviculture. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
Director, Unit of Field Based Forest Research, SLU, Sweden
Member of the Advisory Panel of The Swedish National Forest Program.

Gert-Jan Nabuurs
Professor European Forest Resources, Wageningen Environmental Research, Wageningen University and Research
IPCC Co-ordinating Lead Author (4th Assessment Report; Good Practice Guidance LULUCF) and Lead author (3rd Assessment Report; Special Report LULUCF)  

Ralph E. H. Sims
Professor in Sustainable Energy. Massey University, New Zealand
Director, Centre for Energy Research
Member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of The Global Environment Facility (GEF), Washington DC, USA.
IPCC Co-ordinating Lead Author (4th Assessment Report; Special Report on Renewables; and 5th Assessment Report).

Birger Solberg
Professor in Forest Economics. Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway.
IPCC Review editor (3rd Assessment Report) and Lead author (Special Report on Land Use Changes and Forestry)

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3rd or 4th Class Power Engineer in Northern Alberta, Alberta, Canada with Miriam Sherris Recruiting

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Thu, 2018-01-11 03:20

This permanent, full-time career opportunity is based in northern Alberta, near the Athabasca Region, and therefore requires relocation to the area. Our client is an industry leader, offering very competitive wages, relocation assistance and health benefits.

How can you stand out? If You….

  • Are a career minded, 3rd Class Power Engineer (a strong 4th Class, will also be considered), with hands on operational experience, preferably within the forestry industry, seeking an exciting permanent, full-time career opportunity with an employer who values its people, takes pride in success and aims to be different
  • If your track record indicates your operational expertise and skills to be in the top 10% in your field and you are eager to be part of an excellent team, we’d love to hear from you
  • If you have been fortunate to enjoy career experiences, involving ‘cradle to grave’ opportunities, we’d also like to hear from you
  • Are seeking a work/life balance where you can enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational activities, year-round…This role might be for you!

Are you ready to make a difference? If so, contact us today!

You…

  • Are authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status)
  • Have your 3rd or 4th Class Power Engineer certificate; experience from within forestry, would be ideal
  • Have excellent knowledge of cost control, principles, practices and techniques of power plant operation and the maintenance of associated equipment
  • Have good command of the English language (written and oral) and take pride in running a safe and efficient operation

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

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Thu, 2018-01-11 03:18

This permanent, full-time career opportunity is based in High Prairie, Alberta and 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.

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CPAWS welcomes support for a historic conservation investment in Budget 2018

Canadian Forestry News - Tue, 2018-01-09 16:58
CPAWS welcomes support from 116 federal MPs and Senators who have signed a letter to the Minister of Finance asking for a historic investment in protecting Canada’s land, freshwater and ocean in the upcoming federal budget.
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CPAWS welcomes support for a large conservation investment in Budget 2018

Canadian Forestry News - Tue, 2018-01-09 16:58
CPAWS welcomes support from more than 100 federal MPs and Senators that have signed a letter to the Minister of Finance asking for a historic investment in conservation in the upcoming federal budget.
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