Lewisburg, West Virginia

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Negotiable based on experience - Benefits, 401k & bonus included
Deadline May 26, 2022
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

At Weyerhaeuser (www.weyerhaeuser.com) we believe trees are a remarkable resource that can, and should, be managed responsibly to make a range of products that meet human needs, while also providing recreation, wildlife habitat, and other important ecosystem benefits. For more than a century, we’ve been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable forest products.

Weyerhaeuser owns and manages approximately 13 million acres of commercial timberlands in the U.S., including a southern ownership that extends from the east coast of North Carolina and Florida to eastern Oklahoma.  Weyerhaeuser is committed to sustainable forest management that includes protecting aquatic resources and all ownership is certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).

Weyerhaeuser has an opening for a forester in our West Virginia Timberlands Region reporting to the Lewisburg office.  This is a full-time, exempt position, with salary level dependent on skills and experience.  The primary function of this role would be to manage our veneer operations with focus on product merchandizing and evaluation of veneer logs. Other roles include working with our results-focused Timberlands Team on all aspects of our forestry business including safety, operational excellence, land management, and environmental compliance.   

Key Functions

  • Participate in the planning and preparation of timber sales including harvest area identification, sale set-up and boundary layout, and layout and construction of logging roads.
  • Logging contract administration
  • Planning and scheduling of veneer logs from harvest units to yard on a weekly basis that requires high level of communication with loader truck operators
  • Good working knowledge of hardwood species, grades, and scale
  • Supervising veneer yard operations on a weekly basis
  • Strong advocate for safety within the team and throughout the operation
  • Ability to operate a chainsaw to periodically assist in veneer log preparation
  • Interact with the customers, public, government agencies, and other industry professionals

NOTE: This position is about 75% field time and necessitates working in all types of weather conditions and terrain.

Qualifications - External

  • Bachelor's Degree in Forestry or related field desired
  • At least 2 years of forestry experience is required
  • Demonstrated experience in timber sale setup, managing logging contracts, and log merchandising preferred
  • Able to develop, plan, prioritize and manage activities to meet deadlines and targets
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team player with ability to work effectively with people of varying backgrounds
  • Computer proficiency in use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook

About Timberlands

We believe trees are a remarkable resource that can and should be managed responsibly to make a range of products that meet human needs, while also providing recreation, wildlife habitat, and other important ecosystem benefits. 

For more than a century, we've been taking care of forests to make life better.

About Weyerhaeuser

We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference. 

We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.  

Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of our five core values and we strive to maintain a culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team.


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