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saw filer

A Saw Filer is responsible for safely maintaining saw equipment, performing machine alignment and providing preventive maintenance to saw filing machines.

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industrial electrician

Industrial electricians install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls.

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Sawmill heavy equipment operator

Heavy equipment operators control machines like articulated haul trucks, tractor-loader-backhoes, excavators, dozers, loaders and graders.

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millwright

A millwright is a tradesperson who installs, maintains and repairs stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment.

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truck driver

Truck drivers operate heavy trucks to transport lumber and other wood products over urban, interurban, provincial and United States routes.

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welder

Welders cut and join pieces of metal and work as machine operators who maneuver previously set-up welding, brazing and soldering equipment.

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heavy equipment mechanic

Heavy equipment mechanics repair and maintain big machines and heavy-duty equipment in the logging industry.

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logging equipment operator

Heavy equipment operators in the logging industry control machines like skidders, feller bunchers, excavators, dozers and graders.

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log truck driver

Log truck drivers operate heavy trucks to transport logs and other wood products over urban, interurban, provincial and United States routes.

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professional forester

Professional foresters guide the decisions and policies related to forest land management. The job requires special qualifications.

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forest products processing manager

Forest products processing managers oversee mill and plant operations. Complex processes will be trained.

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industrial engineer

Industrial engineers conduct studies and develop ways to enhance efficiency.

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forestry worker

A forestry worker is employed to assist other forest workers in safely accomplishing specific forest management tasks.

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mechanical engineer

Mechanical engineers design and build machinery and systems for multiple purposes in forestry.

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log grader

Log graders and scalers are responsible for inspecting and estimating the value of logs or pulpwood.

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land management forester

They oversee public and private forested lands for economic, recreational and conservation purposes.

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sales representative

Sales reps are expected to have a solid understanding of the forest products industry and the innovative products it produces.

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chemical engineer

Chemical engineers design and develop chemical processes and equipment, in order to transform raw materials into useful products.

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heavy equipment mechanic

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics repair and maintain big machines and heavy-duty equipment.

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consulting forester

A consulting forester is a trained professional that works for a private business.

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forestry technician

Forestry technicians are skilled in technical tasks that don’t usually require heavy equipment, tools or hard physical labor.

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IT Specialist

IT specialists use their computer skills in a variety of ways in the forest products industry.

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GIS forester

A GIS forester manages geographic information systems in support of land management and other forestry activities.

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government forester

They manage the overall land quality of forests, parks, rangelands and other natural resources owned by the government.

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timber buyer

Timber buyers are responsible for procuring timber from private landowners for delivery to local mills.

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Accountant

Accountants prepare and examine financial records. They make sure records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time.

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fISH & wildlife biologist

As a biologist, you are a key player in ensuring that forestry operations are environmentally sustainable.

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electrical engineer

Electrical engineers are primarily concerned with how electricity is produced, transmitted and used.

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logging worker

Logging workers do a variety of tasks including sawing, operating machines, and grading logs while harvesting timber.

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land surveyor

Land surveyors help determine property boundaries and provide data relevant to the land.

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scalehouse operator

A scalehouse operator is responsible for operating weigh scales, computer and software data programs, data entry and record keeping.

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procurement forester

Procurement foresters are responsible for the oversight of the procurement of timber and safe execution of the contracts that conduct harvesting and transport work.

 

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careers by category

 

Private forestry in the U.S. supports 2.5 million jobs.

Alabama’s forest industry is one of the largest exporting industries in the state.

The top 3 jobs employers have difficulty filling are skilled trade workers, engineers, and technicians.


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work in forestry

There is an abundance of opportunity to work in forestry. Visit our job board to find entry level job opportunities near you.