Stimson Lumber

Priest River, Idaho

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details D.O.E
Deadline Oct 01, 2019

Stimson's Inland Resources Department is seeking a Procurement Forester for its Priest River Operations. The Procurement Forester reports to the Priest River Procurement Manager and is responsible for maintaining an active log purchasing program.

Duties include: developing and maintaining working relationships with non-industrial sellers of logs; appraising and administering timber sales; monitoring the delivery of logs in relation to volume, species, sorts, and log quality; and working cooperatively with other company Procurement Foresters and Managers. Be part of the Stimson team that values excellence, personal accountability, and leadership. Procurement Foresters must live within a 20-minute radius of Priest River, ID.

Responsibility and Accountability: 

  • Maintains an active log purchase program for the Priest River operations. Includes developing and maintaining working relationships with non-industrial sellers of logs tributary to Stimson’s Inland Operations mills.
  • Appraises and administers timber sales as assigned by the Priest River Procurement Manager. Includes overseeing the harvest and delivery of timber from the sales to specified locations.
  • Monitors the delivery of logs in relation to volume, species, sorts, and log quality. Communicates situations not meeting specifications or targets to the appropriate log suppliers and implements corrective actions as needed.
  • Works cooperatively with other company Procurement Foresters and Managers in meeting log volume goals at all Company locations in the Inland Region.
  • Generates reports on delivery schedules, log quality, and open market log prices.
  • Performs all duties in compliance with company policies including Stimson’s “Forest Principles” and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative program.


  • Knowledge of basic harvest methods, logging costs, timber cruising, log scaling, forest regulations, and log values.
  • Skills in oral and written communication and in the use of computers.
  • 4-Year degree in Resource Management or related field with a major in one of the forestry disciplines.
  • 2-Years of field experience in forestland management with experience in log procurement and timber sale administration preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s license. 
  • Live or relocate to within a 20-minute commute of the Priest River Mill.

Stimson Offers:

  • 401(k) with a 6% company match- vested IMMEDIATELY!
  • Medical / Dental / Vision Options
  • Company Profit Sharing
  • Paid Time off & 9 Paid Holidays
  • Employee Referral program; earn a $500-$1000 bonus for a successful referral
  • Wellness Program with reward incentives
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Apprenticeships, Career Development
  • Access to company-owned land for recreation

For details about employee benefits and Stimson values:

Who is Stimson Lumber?

Stimson Lumber is a leader in the forest products and natural resources industry, with over 650 employees and locations across Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. We have a progressive, forward-thinking culture focusing on the development of our people. Our employees are given the tools and opportunities to maximize their talent to achieve professional and personal goals. We have been a recognized leader in our industry for decades because of our commitment to quality, customer service, and continuous improvement mentality.

Why work at Stimson Lumber?

We hire people who are passionate about what they do every day, have a desire to make a difference and thrive in a team environment. We reward our employees through competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and advancement opportunities while being a great place to work. As an equal opportunity employment company, we value the diversity of individuals, ideas, perspectives, insights, and values, and those influences upon the workplace. Applications are welcome from all qualified candidates. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment assessments.


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Category Forestry