This interactive Career Path Tool lets you map out the forest products sector career path that’s best for you.

You choose a starting point (i.e., as an engineering student) and progress through various career options. For each position in your chosen career path, our Job Forecast Tool tells you how many jobs will be available in five years and where they’ll be located. You’ll also be directed to the colleges or universities offering the education or training required for the position.

The Career Path tool shows paths within career types (Administration, Sciences and Engineering, Skilled Trades, Woodlands, Mill Operations), but keep in mind that it’s common to shift from one career type to another. For example, you could start in Woodlands and shift to Mill Operations; or you could start in Sciences and Engineering and shift to Administration. The possibilities are limitless!


  • Administration +-
    • Account Representative
    • Account representatives, wholesale trade (non-technical), sell non-technical goods and services to retail, wholesale, commercial, industrial, professional and other clients domestically and internationally. Sales representatives, wholesale trade who are supervisors are also included in this unit group.

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      sales coordinator

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      account executive
      sales manager

      Top Level Jobs

      director, sales
      senior account representative

    • Accounting Clerk
    • Accounting and related clerks calculate, prepare and process bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivable, budgets and other financial records according to established procedures. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

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      accounting clerk

    • Accounting Professional
    • Accounting and related administrative clerks calculate, prepare and process bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivable. They also keep track of budgets and other financial records. These roles are all about finding efficiencies, creating opportunities and maximizing value for the forest products industry. If you follow this rewarding path in the forest products industry, you will need to have proficiency in software programs, good organizational and communication skills and be able to multitask. Working as an accounting clerk in the forest products industry opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory or skilled financial occupations, such as accounts payable supervisor, bookkeeper or office manager.

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      supervisor, accountants
      senior cost accountant
      internal auditor
      internal audit project manager
      management accountant
      industrial accountant
      financial accountant
      controller
      Top Level Jobs

      chief accountant

    • Administrative Manager
    • This unit group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate departments responsible for corporate governance and regulatory compliance, records management, security services, admissions and other administrative services not elsewhere classified. Also included in this unit group are managers responsible for departments involved in two or more of the following activities: finance, human resources, purchasing or administrative services. Managers in this unit group are employed throughout the public and private sector.

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      project coordinator
      project assistant

      Top Level Jobs

      project manager
      senior project manager
      project director
      managing director
      junior project manager

    • Administrative Officer
    • Administrative officers oversee and implement administrative procedures, establish work priorities, conduct analyses of administrative operations and co-ordinate acquisition of administrative services such as office space, supplies and security services. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors. Administrative officers who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

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      communication coordinator
      administrative officer

      Mid-Level Jobs

      administrative supervisor

      Top Level Jobs

      manager, administration

    • Business Consultant
    • Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants conduct research, formulate policies and manage programs to stimulate industrial and commercial business investment or tourism in urban and rural areas, or to promote commercial or industrial products and services. They are employed by government departments, international organizations, marketing firms and business associations or may be self-employed.

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      junior business consultant
      junior business analyst

      Mid-Level Jobs

      business consultant

      Top Level Jobs

      business analyst
      senior business consultant
      senior analyst

    • Cleaner
    • Specialized cleaners clean and refurbish building exteriors, carpets, chimneys, industrial equipment, ventilation systems, windows and other surfaces, using specialized equipment and techniques. They are employed by specialized cleaning service companies or they may be self-employed.

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      building maintenance technician

      Mid-Level Jobs

      building maintenance

      Top Level Jobs

      manager, building maintenance

    • Communications Director
    • Communications directors plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of establishments and departments involved in commercial, industrial and e-business advertising, marketing and public relations. They are employed by commercial and industrial establishments, government departments, and advertising, marketing and public relations firms or consulting businesses.

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      communications coordinator

      Mid-Level Jobs

      communications manager

      Top Level Jobs

      communications director

    • Credit Manager
    • Banking, credit and other investment managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of financial establishments or operational departments within such establishments, or credit departments in industrial and commercial establishments. They oversee business development and manage overall performance in accordance with established strategic directions and policies. Banking managers are employed by banks, trust companies and credit unions. Credit managers are employed by credit departments in department stores, utility companies, car dealerships, insurance companies or other industrial or commercial organizations. Other investment managers are employed by credit card companies, consumer loan companies, mutual fund investment firms, mortgage investment companies or other financial establishments concerned with extending loans and financing and investments.

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      credit coordinator

      Mid-Level Jobs

      assistant credit manager

      Top Level Jobs

      credit manager

    • Database Analyst
    • Database analysts design, develop and administer data management solutions using database management software. Data administrators develop and implement data administration policy, standards and models. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.

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      junior database administrator

      Mid-Level Jobs

      database administrator
      database analyst

      Top Level Jobs

      analyst manager
      database manager

    • Economist and Risk Analyst
    • Forest economists and risk analysts understand and forecast the micro-economic and macro economic implications of forest management. These professionals are dedicated to following sound economic principles, financial and cost accounting, and generally accepted accounting principles. As an economist or risk analyst in the forest products industry, you will help develop and monitor business plans. Conducting research, monitoring data, analyzing information and preparing reports will also be part of your day-to-day work responsibilities. Working as an economist or risk analyst opens up the opportunity to move up to senior executive positions in the forest products industry.

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      economist
      business analyst – economics

      Top Level Jobs

      economic analyst

    • Executive
    • Executives in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, the overall operations of goods production, utility, transportation and construction companies. They formulate policies which establish the direction to be taken by these companies, either alone or in conjunction with other members of a board of directors.

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      chief financial officer
      chief forester
      president & ceo
      executive
      vice president

    • Executive Assistant
    • Executive assistants co-ordinate administrative procedures, public relations activities and research and analysis functions for members of legislative assemblies, ministers, deputy ministers, corporate officials and executives, committees and boards of directors. They are employed by governments, corporations and associations.

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      office administrative assistant
      receptionist

      Mid-Level Jobs

      administrative assistant
      office administrator

      Top Level Jobs

      executive assistant

    • General Office Support Worker
    • General office support workers prepare correspondence, reports, statements and other material, operate office equipment, answer telephones, verify, record and process forms and documents such as contracts and requisitions and perform general clerical duties according to established procedures. They are employed in offices throughout the public and private sectors.

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      general office support worker
      office assistant
      office clerk

      Mid-Level Jobs

      bookkeeper

    • Health and Safety Inspector
    • Inspectors in this unit group evaluate and monitor health and safety hazards and develop strategies to control risks. They inspect industrial establishments, water treatment facilities systems, and workplaces to ensure compliance with government regulations regarding sanitation, pollution control, the handling and storage of hazardous substances and workplace safety.

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      environmental compliance coordinator
      junior health and safety inspector

      Mid-Level Jobs

      health and safety inspector
      health and safety specialist

      Top Level Jobs

      manager, health and safety

    • Human Resource Professional
    • Human resources and recruitment o­fficers identify and advertise job vacancies, recruit candidates, and help select and reassign employees. In forest products companies, human resources offi­cers are involved in activities in areas like working practices, recruitment, pay, employment conditions, negotiating with external suppliers, and ensuring equality and diversity are in balance at the workplace.

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      compensation officer
      business representative, labour organization
      human resources coordinator

      Mid-Level Jobs
      staff relations administrator
      occupational analyst – human resources
      human resources specialist
      employment equity adviser – human resources
      labour organization liaison officer
      consultant, human resources
      diversity & inclusion advisor
      indigenous facilitator
      human resources business partner
      Top Level Jobs

      director of human resources
      manager, human resources

    • Information Systems Consultant
    • Information systems analysts and consultants analyze and test systems requirements, develop and implement information systems development plans, policies and procedures, and provide advice on a wide range of information systems issues. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the public and private sectors, or they may be self-employed.

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      junior system analyst
      junior information systems consultant

      Mid-Level Jobs

      senior information systems consultant
      system analyst

      Top Level Jobs

      information technology manager
      information management & technology director

    • IT Specialist
    • Information technology specialists use their computer skills in a variety of ways in the forest products industry. Managing land-related data with geographic information systems (GIS) is a key duty. IT specialists also maintain computer networks, run databases, record data in the field, and manage software applications. Working as an IT specialist might also require you to develop and implement information systems. You may also provide technical support and troubleshooting services to staff. Working as an IT specialist opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory or managerial positions.

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      it assistant
      it administrative support
      it associate

      Mid-Level Jobs
      systems implementation manager – computer systems
      manager, computer system operations
      management information systems (MIS) analyst
      information systems business analyst
      informatics security analyst
      computer systems analyst
      information system superintendent
      network administrator
      Top Level Jobs

      IT (information technology) development manager
      director of technology management
      computer systems development manager
      communication systems design manager

    • Janitor
    • Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents clean and maintain the interior and exterior of commercial, institutional and residential buildings and their surrounding grounds. Building superintendents employed in large establishments are responsible for the operation of the establishment and may also supervise other workers. They are employed by office and apartment building management companies, condominium corporations, educational institutions, health care facilities, recreational and shopping facilities, religious, industrial and other establishments.

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      office cleaner

      Mid-Level Jobs

      office cleaning supervisor

      Top Level Jobs

      office cleaning manager

    • Marketing Agent
    • This unit group includes specialists in advertising, marketing and public relations who analyse, develop and implement communication and promotion strategies and information programs, analyse advertising needs and develop appropriate advertising and marketing plans, publicize activities and events, and maintain media relations on behalf of businesses.

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      advertising coordinator
      marketing coordinator
      stakeholder relations coordinator

      Mid-Level Jobs

      advertising account executive
      marketing manager

      Top Level Jobs

      director, marketing
      director, external & stakeholder relations

    • Office Worker
    • Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in minor groups: General Office Workers and Office Equipment Operators. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.

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      Entry Level Jobs

      project coordinator

    • Project Manager Communication /​ Marketing
    • Project Managers Communication/Marketing identify and advertise job vacancies, recruit candidates, and assist in the selection and reassignment of employees. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

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      communications & marketing coordinator

      Mid-Level Jobs

      Project Manager Communication /​ Marketing

      Top Level Jobs

      director, communications & marketing

    • Purchasing Agent
    • Purchasing agents and officers purchase general and specialized equipment, materials, land or access rights and business services for use or for further processing by their establishment. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.

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      purchasing agent
      purchasing assistant
      junior purchaser
      purchasing coordinator

      Mid-Level Jobs

      purchaser
      buyer
      purchasing officer

      Top Level Jobs

      manager, purchasing

    • Purchasing Manager
    • Purchasing managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a purchasing department and develop and implement the purchasing policies of a business or institution. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.

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      Top Level Jobs

      procurement manager

    • Sales Representative
    • To be successful in sales in the forest products industry, you must be driven, disciplined and focused. You will be expected to plan daily sales activities and to seek out sales through cold calls, door-to door contact, networking and marketing e­fforts. As a sales representative, you will also be expected to have a solid understanding of the forest products industry and the innovative products it produces. Depending on the company you work for, you may have the opportunity to travel across Canada and internationally. But many sales representatives have smaller territories that allow them to come home at the end of each day. Working as a sales rep opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory, managerial or even executive positions.

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      wholesale trade representative
      salesperson

      Mid-Level Jobs

      sales agent
      broker, dealer

      Top Level Jobs

      technical sales consultant

    • Shipper and Receiver
    • Shippers and receivers ship, receive and record the movement of parts, supplies, materials, equipment and stock to and from an establishment. They are employed in the public sector and by retail and wholesale establishments, manufacturing companies, and other commercial and industrial establishments.

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      shipper
      shipping agent
      shipper-receiver
      receiver

      Mid-Level Jobs

      shift supervisor

      Top Level Jobs

      shipping manager

    • Supervisor, Supply Chain
    • Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Shippers and Receivers, Storekeepers and Partspersons, Production Logistics Co-ordinators, Purchasing and Inventory Control Workers Dispatchers and Transportation Route and Crew Schedulers.

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      shipping coordinator

      Mid-Level Jobs

      supervisor, supply chain
      shipping supervisor

      Top Level Jobs

      manager, supply chain
      logistics manager

  • Skilled Trades +-
    • Carpenter
    • Carpenters construct, erect, install, maintain and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials. They are employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, and maintenance departments of factories, plants and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

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      apprentice carpenter

      Mid-Level Jobs

      carpenter
      carpenter technician

      Top Level Jobs

      carpenter lead hand
      carpenter charge hand

    • Control Systems Specialist
    • Control systems specialists maintain the hardware and software systems in a facility. You will find solutions and look for ways to improve processes. You will also work with electrical and electronics engineers to design, plan, research, evaluate and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems. Other duties include preparing material cost and timing estimates, reports, and design specifications for electrical and electronic systems and equipment. Control systems specialists are responsible for recommending methods to improve safety, quality, throughput and uptime. They make sure the systems and equipment associated with this work are maintained and backed up, and they provide support for electrical personnel on shift. Control systems specialists do their jobs in a variety of workspaces. You may spend most of your time in a control room, or your role could involve more time maintaining computer and electrical systems on a mill floor.

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      apprentice industrial instrument mechanic

      Mid-Level Jobs
      service technician, process control equipment
      process control equipment mechanic
      precision instrument mechanic
      instrument mechanic – utilities
      instrument maintenance mechanic
      industrial instrument technician
      industrial instrument mechanic
      mechanical technician
      Top Level Jobs

      senior mechanic

    • Drafting Technician
    • Drafting technologists and technicians prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information, in multidisciplinary engineering teams or in support of engineers, architects or industrial designers, or they may work independently. They are employed by consulting and construction companies, utility, resource and manufacturing companies, all levels of government and by a wide range of other establishments.

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      drafting technician

      Mid-Level Jobs

      technologist, computer-aided design (CAD)
      engineering design and drafting technologist
      mechanical draftsperson
      heating and ventilation systems draftsperson
      draftspersons supervisor
      drafter
      CAD (computer-aided design) specialist – drafting

      Top Level Jobs

      manager, draftsperson

    • Electrical Mechanic
    • Electrical mechanics maintain, test, rebuild and repair electric motors, transformers, switchgear and other electrical apparatus. They are employed by independent electrical repair shops, service shops of electrical equipment manufacturers and maintenance departments of manufacturing companies.

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      apprentice electrical mechanic

      Mid-Level Jobs

      Electrical Mechanic
      electrical mechanic, repairer

      Top Level Jobs

      electrical mechanic charge hand
      electrical mechanic group leader
      electrical mechanic lead hand

    • Electronic Service Technician
    • Electronic service technicians service and repair household and business electronic equipment such as audio and video systems, computers and peripherals, office equipment and other consumer electronic equipment and assemblies. They are employed by electronic service and retail establishments, by wholesale distributors and within service departments of electronic manufacturing companies.

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      apprentice electronic service technician

      Mid-Level Jobs

      electronic service technician

      Top Level Jobs

      electronic service technician charge hand
      electronic service technician lead hand

    • Heavy-Duty Mechanic
    • Heavy-duty equipment mechanics repair and maintain big machines and heavy-duty equipment. Your day-to-day duties would include adjusting, repairing and replacing worn and damaged mechanical, hydraulic and electrical parts on tractors, steam shovels, trucks and other heavy equipment. You need the skills to diagnose electrical, mechanical and hydraulic troubles. Working as a heavy-duty mechanic means taking equipment apart and reassembling equipment like engines, transmissions, and fuel and exhaust systems. Heavy-duty mechanics rely on hand and power tools and specialized equipment. As a heavy-duty mechanic, you may specialize in specific types of machinery like tracked vehicles, fuel injection systems, power shift transmissions, hydraulics or electronics. A day in the life of a heavy-duty mechanic might include repairing a massive logging truck in tome for a driver to deliver his load.

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      heavy-duty equipment mechanic apprentice

      Mid-Level Jobs

      tractor mechanic
      mechanic, heavy equipment
      heavy-duty equipment technician
      journeyman/​woman heavy-duty equipment mechanic
      heavy mobile logging equipment mechanic
      heavy equipment mechanic
      construction equipment mechanic

    • Industrial Electrician
    • Industrial electricians install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. In the forest products industry they play a variety of roles but are typically found working in mills and other industrial settings like pellet plants and planer facilities. Industrial electricians troubleshoot and diagnose electrical and failures in manufacturing processes. To be good at troubleshooting means you need a broad understanding of electrical systems so you can isolate and repair faults and failures. A day in the life of an industrial electrician might involve repairing a critical electrical fault fast enough to prevent an entire mill operation from shutting down. Electrical technology and equipment also changes rapidly, so you need to stay on top of what’s happening in your industry. Increasing use of robotics and other computerized control equipment is creating more work for industrial electricians, because they are the ones who install and maintain the equipment. Technological change usually results in a greater demand for industrial electricians.

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      apprentice industrial electrician

      Mid-Level Jobs

      mill electrician
      maintenance electrician – industrial
      machine shop, journeyman/​ woman industrial electrician
      journeyman/​woman industrial electrician
      industrial maintenance electrician
      electrician
      electrical repairer

      Top Level Jobs

      Industrial electrician lead hand
      Industrial electrician charge hand

    • Machinist
    • Machinists are precise people. They enjoy making complex parts with and without the help of computers. Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to cut or grind metal, plastic or other materials to make or modify parts or products – all to exact dimensions. Machinists also work as machining and tooling inspectors who inspect machined parts and tooling in order to maintain quality control standards. Are you a techie at heart who takes pride in producing high-quality manufactured products? If the answer is yes, then you could be a machinist. Your workspace is a workshop. Many machinists spend their days transferring complex mechanical engineering drawings from a computer screen to computerized machinery. This means you move back and forth between the worlds of computers and precision machines.

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      machinist apprentice

      Mid-Level Jobs

      tooling inspector
      machinist, maintenance
      machinist
      machining inspector
      machinist technician

      Top Level Jobs

      machinist charge hand
      machinist lead hand

    • Millwright and Industrial Mechanic
    • A millwright, or industrial mechanic, is a tradesperson who installs, maintains and repairs stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment. They interpret drawings, follow layouts and assemble parts until they are in perfect working order. Millwrights and industrial mechanics work in a variety of industries, and can pursue complementary training and develop extra skills in steel fabrication, welding, machining, electronics, hydraulics or pneumatics. Construction millwrights are mostly engaged in the initial installation of industrial plant machinery and equipment. Industrial mechanics are more concerned with the post-installation maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment. Industrial mechanics and millwrights may be cross-trained in a second trade such as pipefitting, welding, machining or electrical maintenance. A day in the life of a millwright might involve installing a giant turbine for an industrial mechanic to maintain and keep humming.

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      industrial mechanic apprentice
      apprentice millwright

      Mid-Level Jobs
      treatment plant maintenance mechanic
      maintenance millwright
      plant equipment mechanic
      millwright
      maintenance mechanic
      journeyman/​woman industrial mechanic
      industrial mechanic and millwright
      industrial mechanic
      millwright technician
      Top Level Jobs

      millwright charge hand
      millwright group lead
      millwright lead hand

    • Power Engineer
    • As the job title suggests, working as a power steam engineer is all about keeping power running in big industrial and commercial facilities. Effi­ciency and safety are your two biggest responsibilities. Your duties include supervising, operating and maintaining machinery and boilers that provide steam, power, heat, refrigeration and other utility services. Many mills are automated to improve efficiency and safety. These automated systems are often the responsibility of power steam engineers. In some mills, senior power steam engineers work in control rooms. They need to be able to analyze problems and take action to keep a mill running smoothly and safely. More junior power steam engineers may find themselves spending most of their time on the mill floor monitoring and adjusting equipment.

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      stationary engineer apprentice
      power engineer apprentice

      Mid-Level Jobs
      turbine operator – stationary engines
      steam turbine operator
      steam plant operator
      steam power plant stationary engineer
      stationary engineer steam power plant
      stationary engineer
      powerhouse operator
      power engineer
      power technician
      Top Level Jobs

      manager, power engineering
      senior power engineer

    • Sawfiler
    • Canada’s forest products industry produces a lot of lumber and it takes a lot of high-tech cutting equipment to get the job done. A sawfiler, or saw doctor, maintains and repairs these high-tech saws in a saw mill. Sawfilers work in a mill’s filing room. Saws used in timber mills are huge and expensive. They must be carefully maintained to operate safely. Repairing a damaged saw takes a lot of skill. Circular saws have multiple components that need to align. In fact, to become a qualified sawfiler takes many years of full-time saw-filing. If you like using power tools and hand tools, you could be a perfect fit as a sawfiler.

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      apprentice saw repairer

      Mid-Level Jobs

      sawmill saw fitter
      sawfiler
      forest products sawfiler
      sawfiler technician

    • Steamfitter /​ Pipefitter
    • Steamfitters and pipefitters plan and lay out piping systems. These systems carrying water, steam, chemicals and fuel for heating, cooling and lubricating. As a steamfitter or pipe fitter you will also be responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing piping systems. These piping systems operate under extremely high pressure and temperature. This means you need to have a thorough knowledge of scientific principles to do this job. Steamfitters and pipefitters typically work in maintenance departments of mills and other kinds of factories and plants. A day in the life of a steam fitter or pipe fitter might include moving a 40-tonne boiler and installing it in a small confined space. To do this you would need to choose the right tools for the move and come up with a plan to coordinate a team to do the install.

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      apprentice pipefitter /​ steamfitter
      apprentice pipefitter

      Mid-Level Jobs

      steamfitter-pipefitter
      steamfitter
      pipefitter
      journeyman /​ woman steamfitter /​ pipefitter
      sprinkler system fitter
      fire protection mechanic
      pipefitter technician

      Top Level Jobs

      senior pipefitter

    • Vibration Analyst
    • Vibration analysts are described more formally as non-destructive testers and inspection technicians. They test forestry machinery and infrastructure using radiographic, ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current and other testing equipment. If you follow this career path, you probably have an a­ffinity for quality control, maintenance and safety. You will spend time evaluating the condition of a range of machines by understanding vibration data and how machines perform. Whatever your day brings, you’ll know that every time you head into work, you can look forward to being happy with the lifestyle you’ve earned.

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      apprentice performance engineer

      Mid-Level Jobs

      weld tester
      vibration analysis technician – non-destructive testing
      dye penetrant tester
      boiler tester
      vibration technician

      Top Level Jobs

      manager, performance engineering

    • Welder
    • Welders cut and join pieces of metal. Welders may also work as machine operators who operate previously set-up welding, brazing and soldering equipment. Working as a welder for a forest product company means you will be in a fast-paced environment. Fixing broken equipment may mean you have to step in and manage a situation without much notice. Welding is physically demanding, and it requires manual dexterity and an eye for detail. Welder Level A is someone who has advanced training, skills and abilities to weld all materials, including specialized alloys, by any manual welding process. Welder Level B is a person who can weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals on plates and pipes. Welder Level C is someone who can weld various steel and aluminum parts. Welding work also overlaps with the work of industrial mechanics (millwright), sheet-metal workers, steamfitters, pipefitters, metal fabricators (fitter), iron workers and boilermakers. With extra training, welders can transfer their skills to these related occupations.

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      apprentice welder

      Mid-Level Jobs
      wire welder
      welding machine operator
      welder-fitter
      welder
      machine welder
      journeyman/​woman welder
      general welder
      welding technician
      Top Level Jobs

      welder lead hand
      welder charge hand

  • Mill Operations +-
    • Crane Operator
    • Crane operators operate cranes or draglines to lift, move, position or place machinery, equipment and other large objects at construction or industrial sites, ports, railway yards, surface mines and other similar locations. They are employed by construction, industrial, mining, cargo handling and railway companies.

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      Entry Level Jobs

      crane operator apprenticeship

      Mid-Level Jobs

      assistant crane operator

      Top Level Jobs

      crane operator

    • Health & Safety Coordinator
    • Health & Safety Co-ordinators plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of human resources and personnel departments, and develop and implement policies, programs and procedures regarding human resource planning, recruitment, collective bargaining, training and development, occupation classification and pay and benefit administration. They represent management and participate actively on various joint committees to maintain ongoing relations between management and employees. Health & Safety Co-ordinators are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

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      health and safety officer

      Mid-Level Jobs

      health and safety co-ordinator/​supervisor

      Top Level Jobs

      manager, health and safety
      director, health and safety

    • Labourer in wood, pulp and paper processing
    • Labourers in this unit group carry out a variety of general labouring and routine wood processing activities and assist pulp mill and papermaking machine operators. They are employed by pulp and paper, and paper converting companies, sawmills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing companies.

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      Entry Level Jobs

      labourer in wood, pulp and paper processing
      labourer – pulp and paper
      labourer – wood processing

      Mid-Level Jobs

      supervisor – wood processing
      supervisor – pulp and paper

    • Light Duty Cleaner
    • Light duty cleaners clean lobbies, hallways, offices and rooms of hotels, motels, resorts, hospitals, schools, office buildings and private residences. They are employed by hotels, motels, resorts, recreational facilities, hospitals and other institutions, building management companies, cleaning service companies and private individuals.

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      light duty cleaner

    • Log Trader
    • Log Traders buy merchandise for resale by retail or wholesale establishments and are usually responsible for the merchandising operations of retail or wholesale establishments. Retail and wholesale buyers who are supervisors and those who are assistants are included in this unit group.

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      Entry Level Jobs

      junior log trader

      Mid-Level Jobs

      log trader

      Top Level Jobs

      trader

    • Logging Machinery Operator
    • Logging machinery operators operate cable yarding systems, mechanical harvesters and forwarders and mechanical tree processors and loaders to fell, yard and process trees at logging sites. They are employed by logging companies and contractors.

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      machine operator
      mobile chipper operator
      log processor operator
      harvesting operator

      Mid-Level Jobs

      machinery supervisor

      Top Level Jobs

      logging crane & claw operator

    • Lumber Grader
    • Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders inspect and grade lumber, shingles, veneer, waferboard and similar wood products to identify defects, ensure conformance to company specifications and classify products according to industry standards. They are employed by sawmills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing companies.

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      Entry Level Jobs

      grader level 1

      Mid-Level Jobs

      lumber grader

    • Machining Tool Operator
    • Machining tool operators set up and operate or tend metal-cutting machines designed for repetitive machining work. They are employed by metal products and other manufacturing companies and in machine shops. This unit group also includes workers who etch or chemically mill metal pieces.

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      production coordinator

      Mid-Level Jobs

      production supervisor

      Top Level Jobs

      manager, production

    • Maintenance Manager
    • Maintenance managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the maintenance department within facilities.

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      maintenance coordinator

      Mid-Level Jobs

      maintenance supervisor

      Top Level Jobs

      maintenance manager
      director, maintenance

    • Maintenance Planner
    • Maintenance planners plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of commercial, transportation and recreational facilities. In the forest products industry, you could find yourself managing the maintenance of a large sawmill or a pulp and paper mill. You will also find yourself directing a team of people with a wide range of skills. And as a maintenance manager you, will work closely with mechanical engineers and other technical staff.

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      maintenance technician

      Mid-Level Jobs

      Maintenance planner

      Top Level Jobs

      manager, maintenance

    • Manufacturing Manager
    • Usually reporting to the site manager, the manufacturing manager is responsible for overseeing the safe, efficient and cost-effective production and shipping of forest products. The manufacturing manager is responsible for overseeing the production team, the log yard team and the shipping team. Your work as a manufacturing manager in the forest products industry would also involve constantly monitoring product quality. And at the same time, you need to be focused on cost control. To meet these two, sometimes competing demands, manufacturing managers in the forest products industry have to encourage a culture of innovation. Your career track could see you move into senior managerial positions.

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      Mid-Level Jobs
      superintendent, production
      quality-control services manager
      pulp and paper mill manager
      production manager
      plant manager
      operations manager
      mill manager
      lumber mill manager
      industrial and manufacturing production manager
      Top Level Jobs

      director, manufacturing

    • Manufacturing Technician
    • Manufacturing technicians may work independently or provide technical support and services in the development of production methods, facilities and systems, and the planning, estimating, measuring and scheduling of work. They are employed by manufacturing and insurance companies, government departments, and establishments in other industries.

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      manufacturing coordinator

      Mid-Level Jobs

      wood products manufacturing technician
      manufacturing technician

    • Material Handler
    • These workers handle, move, stack, load and unload materials by hand or with equipment like forklifts. In a sawmill, you might find yourself stacking lumber and getting it ready for shipping. Attaching labels and keeping track of materials could also be part of your day-to-day work.

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      warehouse person
      stock keeper
      material handler
      operator, forklift
      heavy materials handler
      forklift operator
      equipment operator
      bulk materials loader operator
      box filler
      bin filler
    • Occupational Health Nurse
    • Occupational health nurses are an integral part of the human resources team at forest products companies. They are responsible for diagnosing and providing primary care for work- and non-work related injuries and illnesses. Nurses also help screen candidates during the hiring process. Working as an occupational health nurse in the forest products industry also means carrying out duties like helping employees return to work after an injury or illness. Many forest products companies also have health and wellness programs, which you would oversee. Working as an occupational health nurse opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory or managerial positions in human resources management.

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      occupational health nurse
      nurse
      registered industrial nurse
      tele-nurse
      office nurse

      Mid-Level Jobs

      shift supervisor

      Top Level Jobs

      head nurse
      charge nurse

    • Operation Manager
    • This unit group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of utility companies or services of heating fuel distribution companies. The services provided include treatment of water and waste, distribution of water, electricity, natural gas and heating oil to residential, commercial and industrial consumers, waste disposal and waste recycling. Utilities managers are employed in public and private sector utilities and in heating fuel distribution companies.

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      Mid-Level Jobs

      operations supervisor

      Top Level Jobs

      operations manager
      director, operations

    • Paper Converting Machine Operator
    • Paper converting machine operators operate various machines which fabricate and assemble paper products such as paper bags, containers, boxes, envelopes and similar articles. They are employed by paper products manufacturing companies.

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      paper converting machine operator

    • Production Co-ordinator
    • Production co-ordinators co-ordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within an establishment, prepare work and production schedules and monitor the progress of production and construction projects. They are employed by manufacturing and construction companies, printing and publishing companies and other industrial establishments.

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      production co-ordinator
      production clerk
      production officer

      Mid-Level Jobs

      production supervisor

      Top Level Jobs

      procurement manager

    • Pulping, Papermaking & Coating Control Operator
    • Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators operate and monitor multi-function process control machinery and equipment to control the processing of wood, scrap pulp, recyclable paper, cellulose materials, paper pulp and paperboard. They are employed by pulp and paper companies.

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      pulping, papermaking & coating control operator

    • Quality Control
    • This unit group includes supervisors, not elsewhere classified, who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who assemble, fabricate and inspect a variety of products. They are employed in a wide variety of manufacturing companies.

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      junior quality control officer
      quality control technician

      Mid-Level Jobs

      senior quality-control supervisor
      quality control analyst

      Top Level Jobs

      quality-control supervisor
      manager, quality control

    • Sawmill Machine Operator
    • Sawmill machine operators operate, monitor and control automated lumbermill equipment to saw timber logs into rough lumber; saw, trim and plane rough lumber into dressed lumber of various sizes; and saw or split shingles and shakes. They are employed in sawmills and planing mills.

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      sawmill machine operator
      trimming operator
      splitter operator
      shake sawyer
      planer mill machine operator

      Mid-Level Jobs

      head sawyer

    • Security Officer
    • This unit group includes workers who guard and implement security measures to protect property against theft, vandalism and fire, control access to establishments, maintain order and enforce regulations at public events and within establishments, conduct private investigations for clients or employers and provide other protective services not elsewhere classified. They are employed by public or private security agencies, residential complexes, educational, cultural, financial and health institutions, retail establishments, businesses and industry, investigation service companies, transportation facilities, and organizations throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

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      security officer
      security guard

      Mid-Level Jobs

      security supervisor

      Top Level Jobs

      security manager

    • Supervisor, Forest Products Processing
    • Forest products processing supervisors lead teams who operate pulp and paper mills, paper- converting mills, sawmills, planing mills, and plywood, waferboard, and other wood and paper products mills. One of their biggest responsibilities is to make sure that people are doing their jobs properly as they execute the hi-tech processing tasks in mills. To become a supervisor in a mill, you will need technical training covering some or all of the complex processes in the mill. Learning on the job and building your seniority in the mill is essential as well. As you gain experience, you may also act as a mentor and trainer to other staff­. Your career track could see you move into senior managerial, design, advanced control, training or sales positions.

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      Top Level Jobs

      supervisor, forest products processing
      shift operating supervisor – pulp and paper
      pulp mill supervisor
      sawmill supervisor
      paper mill supervisor
      core room supervisor – pulp and paper
      beater room supervisor – pulp and paper

    • Wood Processing Machine Operator
    • Machine operators in this unit group operate and tend wood processing equipment and machines to remove bark from logs, produce wood chips, preserve and treat wood, and produce waferboards, particleboards, hardboards, insulation boards, plywood, veneers and similar wood products. They are employed in sawmills, woodrooms of pulp mills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing plants.

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      wood processing machine operator
      sawmill equipment operator

  • Woodlands +-
    • Assembler
    • Assemblers in this unit group assemble a variety of wood products and millwork, such as window sashes and doors. Inspectors in this unit group inspect wood products to ensure product quality. They are employed by establishments engaged in manufacturing a variety of wood and millwork products.

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      junior assembler

      Mid-Level Jobs

      supervisor

    • Forestry Labourer
    • Logging and forestry labourers perform a variety of manual tasks such as attaching choker cables to logs, planting trees, clearing brush, spraying chemicals, cleaning up landing areas and assisting other workers in woodlands operations. They are employed by logging companies and contractors.

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      general labourer
      logging labourer
      log rider
      boom worker

    • Forestry Professional
    • There are many jobs in the forest products industry in the forestry professionals category. It’s a diverse mix of jobs, but each one plays a role in forest operations management. Forestry professionals guide decisions and policies relating to forest land management. These roles are considered professional because they require specific educational qualifications combined with operational experience. As a forestry professional, you may find yourself working with a wide range of people – landowners, purchasers, managers, technicians, contractors, and other professionals – to manage the forest in an environmentally and economically sustainable way. If you enjoy intellectually demanding work that also gets you outdoors, consider becoming a forestry professional. Some of your week could be spent walking over rough terrain and driving to remote forest job sites.

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      junior forestry professional

      Mid-Level Jobs
      urban forester
      unit forester
      research forester
      project forester
      operations forester
      industrial forester
      forestry superintendent
      forester
      forest engineer
      district forester
      appraisal forester
      Top Level Jobs

      manager, forestry

    • Forestry Technician
    • Forestry technicians are skilled people experienced in technical tasks that don’t usually require heavy equipment, tools or hard physical labour. Instead, their main work requires applied knowledge and skills in data recording. Working as a forestry technician means you’re comfortable using a range of instruments to do things like taking measurements, surveying land, and inspecting and monitoring job sites. There are many diff­erent kinds of forestry technicians. Most of their work happens outdoors. You need to be fit enough to trek across rough, often steep, terrain. A typical day could see you working as part of team to fight forest fires. Or you could be tasked with marking timber to set up environmentally sustainable harvesting operations. Road and trail construction is another key duty. The job also off­ers a chance for advancement because you are exposed to so many di­fferent aspects of a forest company’s operation.

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      forestry coordinator

      Mid-Level Jobs
      technologist, forest engineering
      technician, forest resource management
      silviculture technician
      road management technician
      research assistant – forestry
      log scaler
      log grader
      forestry conservation technician
      forestry aid
      fire technician
    • Geomatic Technician
    • Technical occupations in geomatics include aerial survey, remote sensing, geographic information systems, cartographic and photogrammetric technologists and technicians, who gather, analyze, interpret and use geospatial information for applications in natural resources, geology, environmental research and land use planning. Geomatics technologists and technicians are employed by all levels of government, utilities, mapping, computer software, forestry, architectural, engineering and consulting firms and other related establishments. Meteorological technologists and technicians are employed by all levels of government, the media, natural resources, utilities and transportation companies and consulting firms.

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      mapping technician

      Mid-Level Jobs

      geomatic engineer
      engineering technician – mapping

      Top Level Jobs

      senior engineer – mapping

    • Harvesting Labourer
    • Harvesting labourers assist other workers to harvest, sort and load logs.

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      harvesting labourer

      Mid-Level Jobs

      harvesting supervisor

      Top Level Jobs

      senior harvester

    • Heavy Equipment Operator
    • In the forest products industry, heavy equipment operators operate machines like articulated haul trucks, tractor-loader-backhoes, excavators, dozers, loaders and graders. Their duties may include assessing sites and terrain. You may also do material handling work – say, stacking lumber and getting it ready for shipping. Being a heavy equipment operator is a fast-paced, physically demanding job that requires attention to detail and good hand-eye co-ordination. You could also find yourself driving heavy equipment to perform a combination of operations at logging areas, like harvesting sections of trees for processing in a sawmill. To do this, you would operate a $300,000-feller-buncher machine on a caterpillar track. Manipulating a powerful, but precise, arm with a saw lets heavy equipment operators practise selective, sustainable harvesting.

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      heavy-duty equipment operator
      heavy equipment operator
      apprentice heavy equipment operator

      Mid-Level Jobs

      shift supervisor

      Top Level Jobs

      senior equipment operator

    • Logging Truck Driver
    • Logging truck drivers operate heavy trucks to transport lumber and other wood products over urban, interurban, provincial and United States routes. They can work directly for forest products companies, or they may be self-employed. There are also truckers who work on special-purpose trucks, and there are shunters who move trailers to and from loading docks within trucking yards or lots. Whatever your day brings, you’ll know that every time you get behind the wheel of your rig, you can look forward to being happy with the lifestyle you’ve earned.

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      truck driver, tractor-trailer
      truck driver, heavy truck
      transport driver
      truck driver
      shunt truck driver
      long-haul truck driver
      logging truck driver
      flatbed truck driver
      bulk goods truck driver
    • Silviculturalist
    • Silviculturalists do a variety of jobs related to reforestation. They also help manage, improve and conserve forest lands. There are many di­fferent kinds of silviculturalists. If you choose this career path, most of your work will be outdoors. You need to be fit enough to trek across rough, often steep, terrain. A typical day could see you working as part of team to fight forest fires. Or you could be tasked with marking timber to set up environmentally sustainable forest management harvesting operations. Road and trail construction is another key duty. The job also o­ffers a chance for advancement because you are exposed to so many di­fferent aspects of a forest company’s operation.

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      tree spacer
      silviculture worker
      forestry worker
      scarification equipment operator
      forest firefighter
      crewman/​woman, forestry
      crew worker
      brush cutter
    • Supervisor, Logging and Forestry
    • Logging and forestry supervisors lead teams of workers who harvest and plant trees and who perform all the supporting tasks associated with these operations. Physical fitness is a must for these supervisors, because they travel to job sites over uneven terrain in remote locations. To become a supervisor, you will need technical training covering all of the activities your crew executes. This means everything from understanding the capabilities of heavy machinery to safety procedures for chain saws. Learning on the job and building your seniority is essential as well. As you gain experience, you may also act as a mentor and trainer to other staff. Your career track could see you move into senior managerial, training or sales positions.

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      silviculture supervisor
      production supervisor – logging
      logging supervisor
      logging contractor
      hook tender
      forestry crew supervisor
      forest operations supervisor

    • Woodlands Manager
    • This unit group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of establishments in forestry and logging.

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      woodlands superintendent

      Mid-Level Jobs

      woodlands supervisor

      Top Level Jobs

      woodlands manager
      senior woodlands manager

  • Sciences and Engineering +-
    • Biologist
    • In the forest products industry, working as a biologist means you are a key player in ensuring that forestry operations are run in an environmentally sustainable way. Your scientific background is complemented by a working knowledge of relevant environmental legislation. Biologists can be specialists or generalists. Forest products companies, for example, may have bird biologists on staff. Other companies may have biologists on staff who perform a whole range of duties, including mapping terrestrial ecosystem, assessing tree stands, counting fish and other wildlife populations, and analyzing the impact of forestry operations on watersheds.

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      associate biologist

      Mid-Level Jobs
      wildlife biologist
      research biologist
      plant scientist
      naturalist
      forest pathologist
      forest ecologist
      biologist
      biological scientist
      bio-informatician
      Top Level Jobs

      manager, biologist
      senior biologist

    • Chemical Engineer
    • Chemical engineers design and develop chemical processes and equipment, in order to transform raw materials into useful products. They also oversee the operation and maintenance of industrial chemical plants. The forest products industry employs chemical engineers in pulp and paper mills. As a chemical engineer in a pulp and paper mill, you will work closely with technical and operations personnel to monitor and optimize processes. You could also find yourself coordinating projects and trials to increase production, improve quality and reduce costs.

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      apprentice chemical engineer
      associate chemical engineer

      Mid-Level Jobs
      waste treatment engineer
      pulp and paper engineer
      process control engineer, chemical
      environmental chemical engineer
      engineer, coatings
      chief process engineer
      chemical process engineer
      chemical engineer, environmental
      biochemical engineer
      adhesives engineer
      chemical technician
      Top Level Jobs

      senior chemical engineer
      manager, chemical engineering

    • Civil Engineer
    • Civil engineers plan, design, develop and manage projects for the construction or repair of buildings, earth structures, powerhouses, roads, airports, railways, rapid transit facilities, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams, ports and coastal installations and systems related to highway and transportation services, water distribution and sanitation. Civil engineers may also specialize in foundation analysis, building and structural inspection, surveying, geomatics and municipal planning. Civil engineers are employed by engineering consulting companies, in all levels of government, by construction firms and in many other industries, or they may be self-employed.

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      associate civil engineer

      Mid-Level Jobs
      water systems engineer
      survey engineer
      pollution control engineer
      materials and testing engineer, civil
      foundation engineer
      environmental engineer
      construction project engineer
      civil engineer
      civil engineering technician
      Top Level Jobs

      manager, civil engineering
      senior civil engineer

    • Electrical Engineer
    • Electrical and electronics engineers are primarily concerned with how electricity is produced, transmitted and used. They design and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems. As an electrical engineer in a mill, you will work closely with technical and operations personnel to monitor and optimize processes. You could also find yourself coordinating projects and trials to increase production, improve quality and reduce costs. You will also work to maximize mill uptime and the need for reliable power systems. Unexpected outages can create problematic amounts of waste, so you will work to prevent downtime so the mill can maintain production. Electrical engineers also get to show off their green credentials by maximizing the forest products industry’s ability to produce green energy. Co-generation projects, in which sawmills burn waste wood to generate additional power, are a prime example.

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      associate electrician
      apprentice electrician

      Mid-Level Jobs
      test engineer, electronics
      process instrumentation engineer
      engineer, instrumentation
      electronics engineer
      electrical engineer
      electrical distribution engineer
      displays and controls design engineer
      control systems engineer
      electrician technician
      Top Level Jobs

      chief electronics engineer
      senior electrical engineer
      manager, electrical engineering

    • Engineering Manager
    • Engineering managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of an engineering department, service or firm. They are employed by a wide range of private sector and government establishments and by consulting engineering and scientific research companies.

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      Engineering Manager

    • Environmental Supervisor
    • In the forest products industry, working as an environmental supervisor means understanding how to run forestry operations in a environmentally sustainable way. You will find yourself working with other land management professionals who have the knowledge and administrative skills to follow environmental regulations and laws. Your skill set also means you can make sure environmental protection is considered during contracting and project design. Your commitment to sound legal and business practices makes you a key player in Canada’s sustainable forest products industry.

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      waste reduction program co-ordinator
      natural and applied sciences researcher
      environmental program co-ordinator

      Mid-Level Jobs

      natural resources policy analyst
      environmental program development supervisor

      Top Level Jobs

      manager, environment program

    • Industrial Engineer
    • The work of an industrial engineer comes down to integrating systems of people, materials, equipment and energy. Industrial engineers conduct studies and develop ways to enhance efficiency. Their work covers how equipment is used, how human resources are deployed, and how technology is integrated into operations. If you think of yourself as a versatile problem solver, industrial engineering could be a good fit. Your skill set will make you a sought-after professional in the forest products industry. It’s an industry that is focused on efficiency, innovation and environmental sustainability. Industrial engineers are designing better ways to produce lumber and other forest products. They are greening operations by integrating environmentally sustainable energy systems, like co-generation from wood waste, into mills.

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      industrial engineering associate
      industrial engineer apprentice

      Mid-Level Jobs
      quality control engineer
      safety engineer
      systems engineer – manufacturing
      production engineer
      plant engineer
      manufacturing engineer
      industrial engineer
      industrial efficiency engineer
      computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) engineer
      industrial technician
      Top Level Jobs

      manager, industrial engineering
      senior industrial engineer

    • Manager, Energy & Environment
    • Managers of energy / environment plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the energy and environmental activities of an organization. They are employed by a wide range of private sector and government establishments.

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      associate environmental engineer

      Mid-Level Jobs

      senior energy & environment

      Top Level Jobs

      manager, energy & environment
      senior manager, enery & environment

    • Mechanical Engineer
    • Mechanical engineers design and build machinery and systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing and manufacturing. Canadian mechanical engineers have delivered many important technological advances for forest industries, including designing harvesting equipment and machinery for pulp and paper production. As a mechanical engineer, you get to show o­ your green credentials by maximizing the forest products industry’s ability to produce green energy. Co-generation projects, in which sawmills will burn waste wood to generate additional power, are a prime example.

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      associate mechanical engineer
      apprentice mechanical engineer

      Mid-Level Jobs
      mechanical maintenance engineer
      power plant engineer
      refrigeration engineer
      mechanical design engineer
      internal combustion engineer
      engineer, power generation
      HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) engineer
      building systems engineer
      energy conservation engineer
      acoustics and vibration engineer
      mechanical technician
      Top Level Jobs

      senior mechanical engineer
      manager, mechanical engineering

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Mid-Level
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Account Representative

Account representatives, wholesale trade (non-technical), sell non-technical goods and services to retail, wholesale, commercial, industrial, professional and other clients domestically and internationally. Sales representatives, wholesale trade who are supervisors are also included in this unit group.

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sales coordinator
Account Representative

Accounting Clerk

Accounting and related clerks calculate, prepare and process bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivable, budgets and other financial records according to established procedures. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

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accounting clerk
Accounting Clerk

Administrative Manager

This unit group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate departments responsible for corporate governance and regulatory compliance, records management, security services, admissions and other administrative services not elsewhere classified. Also included in this unit group are managers responsible for departments involved in two or more of the following activities: finance, human resources, purchasing or administrative services. Managers in this unit group are employed throughout the public and private sector.

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project coordinator
project assistant
Administrative Manager

Administrative Officer

Administrative officers oversee and implement administrative procedures, establish work priorities, conduct analyses of administrative operations and co-ordinate acquisition of administrative services such as office space, supplies and security services. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors. Administrative officers who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

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communication coordinator
administrative officer
Administrative Officer

Business Consultant

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants conduct research, formulate policies and manage programs to stimulate industrial and commercial business investment or tourism in urban and rural areas, or to promote commercial or industrial products and services. They are employed by government departments, international organizations, marketing firms and business associations or may be self-employed.

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junior business consultant
junior business analyst
Business Consultant

Cleaner

Specialized cleaners clean and refurbish building exteriors, carpets, chimneys, industrial equipment, ventilation systems, windows and other surfaces, using specialized equipment and techniques. They are employed by specialized cleaning service companies or they may be self-employed.

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building maintenance technician
Cleaner

Communications Director

Communications directors plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of establishments and departments involved in commercial, industrial and e-business advertising, marketing and public relations. They are employed by commercial and industrial establishments, government departments, and advertising, marketing and public relations firms or consulting businesses.

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communications coordinator
Communications Director

Credit Manager

Banking, credit and other investment managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of financial establishments or operational departments within such establishments, or credit departments in industrial and commercial establishments. They oversee business development and manage overall performance in accordance with established strategic directions and policies. Banking managers are employed by banks, trust companies and credit unions. Credit managers are employed by credit departments in department stores, utility companies, car dealerships, insurance companies or other industrial or commercial organizations. Other investment managers are employed by credit card companies, consumer loan companies, mutual fund investment firms, mortgage investment companies or other financial establishments concerned with extending loans and financing and investments.

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credit coordinator
Credit Manager

Database Analyst

Database analysts design, develop and administer data management solutions using database management software. Data administrators develop and implement data administration policy, standards and models. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.

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junior database administrator
Database Analyst

Executive Assistant

Executive assistants co-ordinate administrative procedures, public relations activities and research and analysis functions for members of legislative assemblies, ministers, deputy ministers, corporate officials and executives, committees and boards of directors. They are employed by governments, corporations and associations.

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office administrative assistant
receptionist
Executive Assistant

General Office Support Worker

General office support workers prepare correspondence, reports, statements and other material, operate office equipment, answer telephones, verify, record and process forms and documents such as contracts and requisitions and perform general clerical duties according to established procedures. They are employed in offices throughout the public and private sectors.

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general office support worker
office assistant
office clerk
General Office Support Worker

Health and Safety Inspector

Inspectors in this unit group evaluate and monitor health and safety hazards and develop strategies to control risks. They inspect industrial establishments, water treatment facilities systems, and workplaces to ensure compliance with government regulations regarding sanitation, pollution control, the handling and storage of hazardous substances and workplace safety.

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environmental compliance coordinator
junior health and safety inspector
Health and Safety Inspector

Human Resource Professional

Human resources and recruitment o­fficers identify and advertise job vacancies, recruit candidates, and help select and reassign employees. In forest products companies, human resources offi­cers are involved in activities in areas like working practices, recruitment, pay, employment conditions, negotiating with external suppliers, and ensuring equality and diversity are in balance at the workplace.

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compensation officer
business representative, labour organization
human resources coordinator
Human Resource Professional

Information Systems Consultant

Information systems analysts and consultants analyze and test systems requirements, develop and implement information systems development plans, policies and procedures, and provide advice on a wide range of information systems issues. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the public and private sectors, or they may be self-employed.

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junior system analyst
junior information systems consultant
Information Systems Consultant

IT Specialist

Information technology specialists use their computer skills in a variety of ways in the forest products industry. Managing land-related data with geographic information systems (GIS) is a key duty. IT specialists also maintain computer networks, run databases, record data in the field, and manage software applications. Working as an IT specialist might also require you to develop and implement information systems. You may also provide technical support and troubleshooting services to staff. Working as an IT specialist opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory or managerial positions.

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it assistant
it administrative support
it associate
IT Specialist

Janitor

Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents clean and maintain the interior and exterior of commercial, institutional and residential buildings and their surrounding grounds. Building superintendents employed in large establishments are responsible for the operation of the establishment and may also supervise other workers. They are employed by office and apartment building management companies, condominium corporations, educational institutions, health care facilities, recreational and shopping facilities, religious, industrial and other establishments.

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office cleaner
Janitor

Marketing Agent

This unit group includes specialists in advertising, marketing and public relations who analyse, develop and implement communication and promotion strategies and information programs, analyse advertising needs and develop appropriate advertising and marketing plans, publicize activities and events, and maintain media relations on behalf of businesses.

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advertising coordinator
marketing coordinator
stakeholder relations coordinator
Marketing Agent

Office Worker

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in minor groups: General Office Workers and Office Equipment Operators. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.

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project coordinator
Office Worker

Project Manager Communication /​ Marketing

Project Managers Communication/Marketing identify and advertise job vacancies, recruit candidates, and assist in the selection and reassignment of employees. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

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communications & marketing coordinator
Project Manager Communication /​ Marketing

Purchasing Agent

Purchasing agents and officers purchase general and specialized equipment, materials, land or access rights and business services for use or for further processing by their establishment. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.

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purchasing agent
purchasing assistant
junior purchaser
purchasing coordinator
Purchasing Agent

Sales Representative

To be successful in sales in the forest products industry, you must be driven, disciplined and focused. You will be expected to plan daily sales activities and to seek out sales through cold calls, door-to door contact, networking and marketing e­fforts. As a sales representative, you will also be expected to have a solid understanding of the forest products industry and the innovative products it produces. Depending on the company you work for, you may have the opportunity to travel across Canada and internationally. But many sales representatives have smaller territories that allow them to come home at the end of each day. Working as a sales rep opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory, managerial or even executive positions.

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wholesale trade representative
salesperson
Sales Representative

Shipper and Receiver

Shippers and receivers ship, receive and record the movement of parts, supplies, materials, equipment and stock to and from an establishment. They are employed in the public sector and by retail and wholesale establishments, manufacturing companies, and other commercial and industrial establishments.

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shipper
shipping agent
shipper-receiver
receiver
Shipper and Receiver

Supervisor, Supply Chain

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Shippers and Receivers, Storekeepers and Partspersons, Production Logistics Co-ordinators, Purchasing and Inventory Control Workers Dispatchers and Transportation Route and Crew Schedulers.

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Entry Level Jobs
shipping coordinator
Supervisor, Supply Chain

Account Representative

Account representatives, wholesale trade (non-technical), sell non-technical goods and services to retail, wholesale, commercial, industrial, professional and other clients domestically and internationally. Sales representatives, wholesale trade who are supervisors are also included in this unit group.

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account executive
sales manager
Account Representative

Accounting Professional

Accounting and related administrative clerks calculate, prepare and process bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivable. They also keep track of budgets and other financial records. These roles are all about finding efficiencies, creating opportunities and maximizing value for the forest products industry. If you follow this rewarding path in the forest products industry, you will need to have proficiency in software programs, good organizational and communication skills and be able to multitask. Working as an accounting clerk in the forest products industry opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory or skilled financial occupations, such as accounts payable supervisor, bookkeeper or office manager.

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Mid-Level Jobs
supervisor, accountants
senior cost accountant
internal auditor
internal audit project manager
management accountant
industrial accountant
financial accountant
controller
Accounting Professional

Administrative Officer

Administrative officers oversee and implement administrative procedures, establish work priorities, conduct analyses of administrative operations and co-ordinate acquisition of administrative services such as office space, supplies and security services. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors. Administrative officers who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

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Mid-Level Jobs
administrative supervisor
Administrative Officer

Business Consultant

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants conduct research, formulate policies and manage programs to stimulate industrial and commercial business investment or tourism in urban and rural areas, or to promote commercial or industrial products and services. They are employed by government departments, international organizations, marketing firms and business associations or may be self-employed.

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business consultant
Business Consultant

Cleaner

Specialized cleaners clean and refurbish building exteriors, carpets, chimneys, industrial equipment, ventilation systems, windows and other surfaces, using specialized equipment and techniques. They are employed by specialized cleaning service companies or they may be self-employed.

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Mid-Level Jobs
building maintenance
Cleaner

Communications Director

Communications directors plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of establishments and departments involved in commercial, industrial and e-business advertising, marketing and public relations. They are employed by commercial and industrial establishments, government departments, and advertising, marketing and public relations firms or consulting businesses.

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communications manager
Communications Director

Credit Manager

Banking, credit and other investment managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of financial establishments or operational departments within such establishments, or credit departments in industrial and commercial establishments. They oversee business development and manage overall performance in accordance with established strategic directions and policies. Banking managers are employed by banks, trust companies and credit unions. Credit managers are employed by credit departments in department stores, utility companies, car dealerships, insurance companies or other industrial or commercial organizations. Other investment managers are employed by credit card companies, consumer loan companies, mutual fund investment firms, mortgage investment companies or other financial establishments concerned with extending loans and financing and investments.

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Mid-Level Jobs
assistant credit manager
Credit Manager

Database Analyst

Database analysts design, develop and administer data management solutions using database management software. Data administrators develop and implement data administration policy, standards and models. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.

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Mid-Level Jobs
database administrator
database analyst
Database Analyst

Economist and Risk Analyst

Forest economists and risk analysts understand and forecast the micro-economic and macro economic implications of forest management. These professionals are dedicated to following sound economic principles, financial and cost accounting, and generally accepted accounting principles. As an economist or risk analyst in the forest products industry, you will help develop and monitor business plans. Conducting research, monitoring data, analyzing information and preparing reports will also be part of your day-to-day work responsibilities. Working as an economist or risk analyst opens up the opportunity to move up to senior executive positions in the forest products industry.

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economist
business analyst – economics
Economist and Risk Analyst

Executive Assistant

Executive assistants co-ordinate administrative procedures, public relations activities and research and analysis functions for members of legislative assemblies, ministers, deputy ministers, corporate officials and executives, committees and boards of directors. They are employed by governments, corporations and associations.

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Mid-Level Jobs
administrative assistant
office administrator
Executive Assistant

General Office Support Worker

General office support workers prepare correspondence, reports, statements and other material, operate office equipment, answer telephones, verify, record and process forms and documents such as contracts and requisitions and perform general clerical duties according to established procedures. They are employed in offices throughout the public and private sectors.

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Mid-Level Jobs
bookkeeper
General Office Support Worker

Health and Safety Inspector

Inspectors in this unit group evaluate and monitor health and safety hazards and develop strategies to control risks. They inspect industrial establishments, water treatment facilities systems, and workplaces to ensure compliance with government regulations regarding sanitation, pollution control, the handling and storage of hazardous substances and workplace safety.

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Mid-Level Jobs
health and safety inspector
health and safety specialist
Health and Safety Inspector

Human Resource Professional

Human resources and recruitment o­fficers identify and advertise job vacancies, recruit candidates, and help select and reassign employees. In forest products companies, human resources offi­cers are involved in activities in areas like working practices, recruitment, pay, employment conditions, negotiating with external suppliers, and ensuring equality and diversity are in balance at the workplace.

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Mid-Level Jobs
staff relations administrator
occupational analyst – human resources
human resources specialist
employment equity adviser – human resources
labour organization liaison officer
consultant, human resources
diversity & inclusion advisor
indigenous facilitator
human resources business partner
Human Resource Professional

Information Systems Consultant

Information systems analysts and consultants analyze and test systems requirements, develop and implement information systems development plans, policies and procedures, and provide advice on a wide range of information systems issues. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the public and private sectors, or they may be self-employed.

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senior information systems consultant
system analyst
Information Systems Consultant

IT Specialist

Information technology specialists use their computer skills in a variety of ways in the forest products industry. Managing land-related data with geographic information systems (GIS) is a key duty. IT specialists also maintain computer networks, run databases, record data in the field, and manage software applications. Working as an IT specialist might also require you to develop and implement information systems. You may also provide technical support and troubleshooting services to staff. Working as an IT specialist opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory or managerial positions.

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Mid-Level Jobs
systems implementation manager – computer systems
manager, computer system operations
management information systems (MIS) analyst
information systems business analyst
informatics security analyst
computer systems analyst
information system superintendent
network administrator
IT Specialist

Janitor

Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents clean and maintain the interior and exterior of commercial, institutional and residential buildings and their surrounding grounds. Building superintendents employed in large establishments are responsible for the operation of the establishment and may also supervise other workers. They are employed by office and apartment building management companies, condominium corporations, educational institutions, health care facilities, recreational and shopping facilities, religious, industrial and other establishments.

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Mid-Level Jobs
office cleaning supervisor
Janitor

Marketing Agent

This unit group includes specialists in advertising, marketing and public relations who analyse, develop and implement communication and promotion strategies and information programs, analyse advertising needs and develop appropriate advertising and marketing plans, publicize activities and events, and maintain media relations on behalf of businesses.

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Mid-Level Jobs
advertising account executive
marketing manager
Marketing Agent

Project Manager Communication /​ Marketing

Project Managers Communication/Marketing identify and advertise job vacancies, recruit candidates, and assist in the selection and reassignment of employees. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

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Project Manager Communication /​ Marketing
Project Manager Communication /​ Marketing

Purchasing Agent

Purchasing agents and officers purchase general and specialized equipment, materials, land or access rights and business services for use or for further processing by their establishment. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.

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Mid-Level Jobs
purchaser
buyer
purchasing officer
Purchasing Agent

Sales Representative

To be successful in sales in the forest products industry, you must be driven, disciplined and focused. You will be expected to plan daily sales activities and to seek out sales through cold calls, door-to door contact, networking and marketing e­fforts. As a sales representative, you will also be expected to have a solid understanding of the forest products industry and the innovative products it produces. Depending on the company you work for, you may have the opportunity to travel across Canada and internationally. But many sales representatives have smaller territories that allow them to come home at the end of each day. Working as a sales rep opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory, managerial or even executive positions.

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sales agent
broker, dealer
Sales Representative

Shipper and Receiver

Shippers and receivers ship, receive and record the movement of parts, supplies, materials, equipment and stock to and from an establishment. They are employed in the public sector and by retail and wholesale establishments, manufacturing companies, and other commercial and industrial establishments.

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Mid-Level Jobs
shift supervisor
Shipper and Receiver

Supervisor, Supply Chain

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Shippers and Receivers, Storekeepers and Partspersons, Production Logistics Co-ordinators, Purchasing and Inventory Control Workers Dispatchers and Transportation Route and Crew Schedulers.

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Mid-Level Jobs
supervisor, supply chain
shipping supervisor
Supervisor, Supply Chain

Account Representative

Account representatives, wholesale trade (non-technical), sell non-technical goods and services to retail, wholesale, commercial, industrial, professional and other clients domestically and internationally. Sales representatives, wholesale trade who are supervisors are also included in this unit group.

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Top Level Jobs
director, sales
senior account representative
Account Representative

Accounting Professional

Accounting and related administrative clerks calculate, prepare and process bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivable. They also keep track of budgets and other financial records. These roles are all about finding efficiencies, creating opportunities and maximizing value for the forest products industry. If you follow this rewarding path in the forest products industry, you will need to have proficiency in software programs, good organizational and communication skills and be able to multitask. Working as an accounting clerk in the forest products industry opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory or skilled financial occupations, such as accounts payable supervisor, bookkeeper or office manager.

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Top Level Jobs
chief accountant
Accounting Professional

Administrative Manager

This unit group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate departments responsible for corporate governance and regulatory compliance, records management, security services, admissions and other administrative services not elsewhere classified. Also included in this unit group are managers responsible for departments involved in two or more of the following activities: finance, human resources, purchasing or administrative services. Managers in this unit group are employed throughout the public and private sector.

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Top Level Jobs
project manager
senior project manager
project director
managing director
junior project manager
Administrative Manager

Administrative Officer

Administrative officers oversee and implement administrative procedures, establish work priorities, conduct analyses of administrative operations and co-ordinate acquisition of administrative services such as office space, supplies and security services. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors. Administrative officers who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

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Top Level Jobs
manager, administration
Administrative Officer

Business Consultant

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants conduct research, formulate policies and manage programs to stimulate industrial and commercial business investment or tourism in urban and rural areas, or to promote commercial or industrial products and services. They are employed by government departments, international organizations, marketing firms and business associations or may be self-employed.

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Top Level Jobs
business analyst
senior business consultant
senior analyst
Business Consultant

Cleaner

Specialized cleaners clean and refurbish building exteriors, carpets, chimneys, industrial equipment, ventilation systems, windows and other surfaces, using specialized equipment and techniques. They are employed by specialized cleaning service companies or they may be self-employed.

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Top Level Jobs
manager, building maintenance
Cleaner

Communications Director

Communications directors plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of establishments and departments involved in commercial, industrial and e-business advertising, marketing and public relations. They are employed by commercial and industrial establishments, government departments, and advertising, marketing and public relations firms or consulting businesses.

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Top Level Jobs
communications director
Communications Director

Credit Manager

Banking, credit and other investment managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of financial establishments or operational departments within such establishments, or credit departments in industrial and commercial establishments. They oversee business development and manage overall performance in accordance with established strategic directions and policies. Banking managers are employed by banks, trust companies and credit unions. Credit managers are employed by credit departments in department stores, utility companies, car dealerships, insurance companies or other industrial or commercial organizations. Other investment managers are employed by credit card companies, consumer loan companies, mutual fund investment firms, mortgage investment companies or other financial establishments concerned with extending loans and financing and investments.

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Top Level Jobs
credit manager
Credit Manager

Database Analyst

Database analysts design, develop and administer data management solutions using database management software. Data administrators develop and implement data administration policy, standards and models. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.

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Top Level Jobs
analyst manager
database manager
Database Analyst

Economist and Risk Analyst

Forest economists and risk analysts understand and forecast the micro-economic and macro economic implications of forest management. These professionals are dedicated to following sound economic principles, financial and cost accounting, and generally accepted accounting principles. As an economist or risk analyst in the forest products industry, you will help develop and monitor business plans. Conducting research, monitoring data, analyzing information and preparing reports will also be part of your day-to-day work responsibilities. Working as an economist or risk analyst opens up the opportunity to move up to senior executive positions in the forest products industry.

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Top Level Jobs
economic analyst
Economist and Risk Analyst

Executive

Executives in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, the overall operations of goods production, utility, transportation and construction companies. They formulate policies which establish the direction to be taken by these companies, either alone or in conjunction with other members of a board of directors.

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chief financial officer
chief forester
president & ceo
executive
vice president
Executive

Executive Assistant

Executive assistants co-ordinate administrative procedures, public relations activities and research and analysis functions for members of legislative assemblies, ministers, deputy ministers, corporate officials and executives, committees and boards of directors. They are employed by governments, corporations and associations.

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Top Level Jobs
executive assistant
Executive Assistant

Health and Safety Inspector

Inspectors in this unit group evaluate and monitor health and safety hazards and develop strategies to control risks. They inspect industrial establishments, water treatment facilities systems, and workplaces to ensure compliance with government regulations regarding sanitation, pollution control, the handling and storage of hazardous substances and workplace safety.

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Top Level Jobs
manager, health and safety
Health and Safety Inspector

Human Resource Professional

Human resources and recruitment o­fficers identify and advertise job vacancies, recruit candidates, and help select and reassign employees. In forest products companies, human resources offi­cers are involved in activities in areas like working practices, recruitment, pay, employment conditions, negotiating with external suppliers, and ensuring equality and diversity are in balance at the workplace.

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Top Level Jobs
director of human resources
manager, human resources
Human Resource Professional

Information Systems Consultant

Information systems analysts and consultants analyze and test systems requirements, develop and implement information systems development plans, policies and procedures, and provide advice on a wide range of information systems issues. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the public and private sectors, or they may be self-employed.

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Top Level Jobs
information technology manager
information management & technology director
Information Systems Consultant

IT Specialist

Information technology specialists use their computer skills in a variety of ways in the forest products industry. Managing land-related data with geographic information systems (GIS) is a key duty. IT specialists also maintain computer networks, run databases, record data in the field, and manage software applications. Working as an IT specialist might also require you to develop and implement information systems. You may also provide technical support and troubleshooting services to staff. Working as an IT specialist opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory or managerial positions.

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Top Level Jobs
IT (information technology) development manager
director of technology management
computer systems development manager
communication systems design manager
IT Specialist

Janitor

Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents clean and maintain the interior and exterior of commercial, institutional and residential buildings and their surrounding grounds. Building superintendents employed in large establishments are responsible for the operation of the establishment and may also supervise other workers. They are employed by office and apartment building management companies, condominium corporations, educational institutions, health care facilities, recreational and shopping facilities, religious, industrial and other establishments.

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Top Level Jobs
office cleaning manager
Janitor

Marketing Agent

This unit group includes specialists in advertising, marketing and public relations who analyse, develop and implement communication and promotion strategies and information programs, analyse advertising needs and develop appropriate advertising and marketing plans, publicize activities and events, and maintain media relations on behalf of businesses.

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Top Level Jobs
director, marketing
director, external & stakeholder relations
Marketing Agent

Project Manager Communication /​ Marketing

Project Managers Communication/Marketing identify and advertise job vacancies, recruit candidates, and assist in the selection and reassignment of employees. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

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Top Level Jobs
director, communications & marketing
Project Manager Communication /​ Marketing

Purchasing Agent

Purchasing agents and officers purchase general and specialized equipment, materials, land or access rights and business services for use or for further processing by their establishment. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.

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Top Level Jobs
manager, purchasing
Purchasing Agent

Purchasing Manager

Purchasing managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a purchasing department and develop and implement the purchasing policies of a business or institution. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.

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Top Level Jobs
procurement manager
Purchasing Manager

Sales Representative

To be successful in sales in the forest products industry, you must be driven, disciplined and focused. You will be expected to plan daily sales activities and to seek out sales through cold calls, door-to door contact, networking and marketing e­fforts. As a sales representative, you will also be expected to have a solid understanding of the forest products industry and the innovative products it produces. Depending on the company you work for, you may have the opportunity to travel across Canada and internationally. But many sales representatives have smaller territories that allow them to come home at the end of each day. Working as a sales rep opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory, managerial or even executive positions.

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Top Level Jobs
technical sales consultant
Sales Representative

Shipper and Receiver

Shippers and receivers ship, receive and record the movement of parts, supplies, materials, equipment and stock to and from an establishment. They are employed in the public sector and by retail and wholesale establishments, manufacturing companies, and other commercial and industrial establishments.

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shipping manager
Shipper and Receiver

Supervisor, Supply Chain

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Shippers and Receivers, Storekeepers and Partspersons, Production Logistics Co-ordinators, Purchasing and Inventory Control Workers Dispatchers and Transportation Route and Crew Schedulers.

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manager, supply chain
logistics manager
Supervisor, Supply Chain

Carpenter

Carpenters construct, erect, install, maintain and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials. They are employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, and maintenance departments of factories, plants and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

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Entry Level Jobs
apprentice carpenter
Carpenter

Control Systems Specialist

Control systems specialists maintain the hardware and software systems in a facility. You will find solutions and look for ways to improve processes. You will also work with electrical and electronics engineers to design, plan, research, evaluate and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems. Other duties include preparing material cost and timing estimates, reports, and design specifications for electrical and electronic systems and equipment. Control systems specialists are responsible for recommending methods to improve safety, quality, throughput and uptime. They make sure the systems and equipment associated with this work are maintained and backed up, and they provide support for electrical personnel on shift. Control systems specialists do their jobs in a variety of workspaces. You may spend most of your time in a control room, or your role could involve more time maintaining computer and electrical systems on a mill floor.

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Entry Level Jobs
apprentice industrial instrument mechanic
Control Systems Specialist

Drafting Technician

Drafting technologists and technicians prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information, in multidisciplinary engineering teams or in support of engineers, architects or industrial designers, or they may work independently. They are employed by consulting and construction companies, utility, resource and manufacturing companies, all levels of government and by a wide range of other establishments.

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drafting technician
Drafting Technician

Electrical Mechanic

Electrical mechanics maintain, test, rebuild and repair electric motors, transformers, switchgear and other electrical apparatus. They are employed by independent electrical repair shops, service shops of electrical equipment manufacturers and maintenance departments of manufacturing companies.

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apprentice electrical mechanic
Electrical Mechanic

Electronic Service Technician

Electronic service technicians service and repair household and business electronic equipment such as audio and video systems, computers and peripherals, office equipment and other consumer electronic equipment and assemblies. They are employed by electronic service and retail establishments, by wholesale distributors and within service departments of electronic manufacturing companies.

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apprentice electronic service technician
Electronic Service Technician

Heavy-Duty Mechanic

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics repair and maintain big machines and heavy-duty equipment. Your day-to-day duties would include adjusting, repairing and replacing worn and damaged mechanical, hydraulic and electrical parts on tractors, steam shovels, trucks and other heavy equipment. You need the skills to diagnose electrical, mechanical and hydraulic troubles. Working as a heavy-duty mechanic means taking equipment apart and reassembling equipment like engines, transmissions, and fuel and exhaust systems. Heavy-duty mechanics rely on hand and power tools and specialized equipment. As a heavy-duty mechanic, you may specialize in specific types of machinery like tracked vehicles, fuel injection systems, power shift transmissions, hydraulics or electronics. A day in the life of a heavy-duty mechanic might include repairing a massive logging truck in tome for a driver to deliver his load.

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Entry Level Jobs
heavy-duty equipment mechanic apprentice
Heavy-Duty Mechanic

Industrial Electrician

Industrial electricians install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. In the forest products industry they play a variety of roles but are typically found working in mills and other industrial settings like pellet plants and planer facilities. Industrial electricians troubleshoot and diagnose electrical and failures in manufacturing processes. To be good at troubleshooting means you need a broad understanding of electrical systems so you can isolate and repair faults and failures. A day in the life of an industrial electrician might involve repairing a critical electrical fault fast enough to prevent an entire mill operation from shutting down. Electrical technology and equipment also changes rapidly, so you need to stay on top of what’s happening in your industry. Increasing use of robotics and other computerized control equipment is creating more work for industrial electricians, because they are the ones who install and maintain the equipment. Technological change usually results in a greater demand for industrial electricians.

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apprentice industrial electrician
Industrial Electrician

Machinist

Machinists are precise people. They enjoy making complex parts with and without the help of computers. Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to cut or grind metal, plastic or other materials to make or modify parts or products – all to exact dimensions. Machinists also work as machining and tooling inspectors who inspect machined parts and tooling in order to maintain quality control standards. Are you a techie at heart who takes pride in producing high-quality manufactured products? If the answer is yes, then you could be a machinist. Your workspace is a workshop. Many machinists spend their days transferring complex mechanical engineering drawings from a computer screen to computerized machinery. This means you move back and forth between the worlds of computers and precision machines.

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Entry Level Jobs
machinist apprentice
Machinist

Millwright and Industrial Mechanic

A millwright, or industrial mechanic, is a tradesperson who installs, maintains and repairs stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment. They interpret drawings, follow layouts and assemble parts until they are in perfect working order. Millwrights and industrial mechanics work in a variety of industries, and can pursue complementary training and develop extra skills in steel fabrication, welding, machining, electronics, hydraulics or pneumatics. Construction millwrights are mostly engaged in the initial installation of industrial plant machinery and equipment. Industrial mechanics are more concerned with the post-installation maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment. Industrial mechanics and millwrights may be cross-trained in a second trade such as pipefitting, welding, machining or electrical maintenance. A day in the life of a millwright might involve installing a giant turbine for an industrial mechanic to maintain and keep humming.

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industrial mechanic apprentice
apprentice millwright
Millwright and Industrial Mechanic

Power Engineer

As the job title suggests, working as a power steam engineer is all about keeping power running in big industrial and commercial facilities. Effi­ciency and safety are your two biggest responsibilities. Your duties include supervising, operating and maintaining machinery and boilers that provide steam, power, heat, refrigeration and other utility services. Many mills are automated to improve efficiency and safety. These automated systems are often the responsibility of power steam engineers. In some mills, senior power steam engineers work in control rooms. They need to be able to analyze problems and take action to keep a mill running smoothly and safely. More junior power steam engineers may find themselves spending most of their time on the mill floor monitoring and adjusting equipment.

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Entry Level Jobs
stationary engineer apprentice
power engineer apprentice
Power Engineer

Sawfiler

Canada’s forest products industry produces a lot of lumber and it takes a lot of high-tech cutting equipment to get the job done. A sawfiler, or saw doctor, maintains and repairs these high-tech saws in a saw mill. Sawfilers work in a mill’s filing room. Saws used in timber mills are huge and expensive. They must be carefully maintained to operate safely. Repairing a damaged saw takes a lot of skill. Circular saws have multiple components that need to align. In fact, to become a qualified sawfiler takes many years of full-time saw-filing. If you like using power tools and hand tools, you could be a perfect fit as a sawfiler.

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Entry Level Jobs
apprentice saw repairer
Sawfiler

Steamfitter /​ Pipefitter

Steamfitters and pipefitters plan and lay out piping systems. These systems carrying water, steam, chemicals and fuel for heating, cooling and lubricating. As a steamfitter or pipe fitter you will also be responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing piping systems. These piping systems operate under extremely high pressure and temperature. This means you need to have a thorough knowledge of scientific principles to do this job. Steamfitters and pipefitters typically work in maintenance departments of mills and other kinds of factories and plants. A day in the life of a steam fitter or pipe fitter might include moving a 40-tonne boiler and installing it in a small confined space. To do this you would need to choose the right tools for the move and come up with a plan to coordinate a team to do the install.

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Entry Level Jobs
apprentice pipefitter /​ steamfitter
apprentice pipefitter
Steamfitter /​ Pipefitter

Vibration Analyst

Vibration analysts are described more formally as non-destructive testers and inspection technicians. They test forestry machinery and infrastructure using radiographic, ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current and other testing equipment. If you follow this career path, you probably have an a­ffinity for quality control, maintenance and safety. You will spend time evaluating the condition of a range of machines by understanding vibration data and how machines perform. Whatever your day brings, you’ll know that every time you head into work, you can look forward to being happy with the lifestyle you’ve earned.

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Entry Level Jobs
apprentice performance engineer
Vibration Analyst

Welder

Welders cut and join pieces of metal. Welders may also work as machine operators who operate previously set-up welding, brazing and soldering equipment. Working as a welder for a forest product company means you will be in a fast-paced environment. Fixing broken equipment may mean you have to step in and manage a situation without much notice. Welding is physically demanding, and it requires manual dexterity and an eye for detail. Welder Level A is someone who has advanced training, skills and abilities to weld all materials, including specialized alloys, by any manual welding process. Welder Level B is a person who can weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals on plates and pipes. Welder Level C is someone who can weld various steel and aluminum parts. Welding work also overlaps with the work of industrial mechanics (millwright), sheet-metal workers, steamfitters, pipefitters, metal fabricators (fitter), iron workers and boilermakers. With extra training, welders can transfer their skills to these related occupations.

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apprentice welder
Welder

Carpenter

Carpenters construct, erect, install, maintain and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials. They are employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, and maintenance departments of factories, plants and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

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carpenter
carpenter technician
Carpenter

Control Systems Specialist

Control systems specialists maintain the hardware and software systems in a facility. You will find solutions and look for ways to improve processes. You will also work with electrical and electronics engineers to design, plan, research, evaluate and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems. Other duties include preparing material cost and timing estimates, reports, and design specifications for electrical and electronic systems and equipment. Control systems specialists are responsible for recommending methods to improve safety, quality, throughput and uptime. They make sure the systems and equipment associated with this work are maintained and backed up, and they provide support for electrical personnel on shift. Control systems specialists do their jobs in a variety of workspaces. You may spend most of your time in a control room, or your role could involve more time maintaining computer and electrical systems on a mill floor.

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Mid-Level Jobs
service technician, process control equipment
process control equipment mechanic
precision instrument mechanic
instrument mechanic – utilities
instrument maintenance mechanic
industrial instrument technician
industrial instrument mechanic
mechanical technician
Control Systems Specialist

Drafting Technician

Drafting technologists and technicians prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information, in multidisciplinary engineering teams or in support of engineers, architects or industrial designers, or they may work independently. They are employed by consulting and construction companies, utility, resource and manufacturing companies, all levels of government and by a wide range of other establishments.

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Mid-Level Jobs
technologist, computer-aided design (CAD)
engineering design and drafting technologist
mechanical draftsperson
heating and ventilation systems draftsperson
draftspersons supervisor
drafter
CAD (computer-aided design) specialist – drafting
Drafting Technician

Electrical Mechanic

Electrical mechanics maintain, test, rebuild and repair electric motors, transformers, switchgear and other electrical apparatus. They are employed by independent electrical repair shops, service shops of electrical equipment manufacturers and maintenance departments of manufacturing companies.

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Mid-Level Jobs
Electrical Mechanic
electrical mechanic, repairer
Electrical Mechanic

Electronic Service Technician

Electronic service technicians service and repair household and business electronic equipment such as audio and video systems, computers and peripherals, office equipment and other consumer electronic equipment and assemblies. They are employed by electronic service and retail establishments, by wholesale distributors and within service departments of electronic manufacturing companies.

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Mid-Level Jobs
electronic service technician
Electronic Service Technician

Heavy-Duty Mechanic

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics repair and maintain big machines and heavy-duty equipment. Your day-to-day duties would include adjusting, repairing and replacing worn and damaged mechanical, hydraulic and electrical parts on tractors, steam shovels, trucks and other heavy equipment. You need the skills to diagnose electrical, mechanical and hydraulic troubles. Working as a heavy-duty mechanic means taking equipment apart and reassembling equipment like engines, transmissions, and fuel and exhaust systems. Heavy-duty mechanics rely on hand and power tools and specialized equipment. As a heavy-duty mechanic, you may specialize in specific types of machinery like tracked vehicles, fuel injection systems, power shift transmissions, hydraulics or electronics. A day in the life of a heavy-duty mechanic might include repairing a massive logging truck in tome for a driver to deliver his load.

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tractor mechanic
mechanic, heavy equipment
heavy-duty equipment technician
journeyman/​woman heavy-duty equipment mechanic
heavy mobile logging equipment mechanic
heavy equipment mechanic
construction equipment mechanic
Heavy-Duty Mechanic

Industrial Electrician

Industrial electricians install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. In the forest products industry they play a variety of roles but are typically found working in mills and other industrial settings like pellet plants and planer facilities. Industrial electricians troubleshoot and diagnose electrical and failures in manufacturing processes. To be good at troubleshooting means you need a broad understanding of electrical systems so you can isolate and repair faults and failures. A day in the life of an industrial electrician might involve repairing a critical electrical fault fast enough to prevent an entire mill operation from shutting down. Electrical technology and equipment also changes rapidly, so you need to stay on top of what’s happening in your industry. Increasing use of robotics and other computerized control equipment is creating more work for industrial electricians, because they are the ones who install and maintain the equipment. Technological change usually results in a greater demand for industrial electricians.

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mill electrician
maintenance electrician – industrial
machine shop, journeyman/​ woman industrial electrician
journeyman/​woman industrial electrician
industrial maintenance electrician
electrician
electrical repairer
Industrial Electrician

Machinist

Machinists are precise people. They enjoy making complex parts with and without the help of computers. Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to cut or grind metal, plastic or other materials to make or modify parts or products – all to exact dimensions. Machinists also work as machining and tooling inspectors who inspect machined parts and tooling in order to maintain quality control standards. Are you a techie at heart who takes pride in producing high-quality manufactured products? If the answer is yes, then you could be a machinist. Your workspace is a workshop. Many machinists spend their days transferring complex mechanical engineering drawings from a computer screen to computerized machinery. This means you move back and forth between the worlds of computers and precision machines.

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tooling inspector
machinist, maintenance
machinist
machining inspector
machinist technician
Machinist

Millwright and Industrial Mechanic

A millwright, or industrial mechanic, is a tradesperson who installs, maintains and repairs stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment. They interpret drawings, follow layouts and assemble parts until they are in perfect working order. Millwrights and industrial mechanics work in a variety of industries, and can pursue complementary training and develop extra skills in steel fabrication, welding, machining, electronics, hydraulics or pneumatics. Construction millwrights are mostly engaged in the initial installation of industrial plant machinery and equipment. Industrial mechanics are more concerned with the post-installation maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment. Industrial mechanics and millwrights may be cross-trained in a second trade such as pipefitting, welding, machining or electrical maintenance. A day in the life of a millwright might involve installing a giant turbine for an industrial mechanic to maintain and keep humming.

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treatment plant maintenance mechanic
maintenance millwright
plant equipment mechanic
millwright
maintenance mechanic
journeyman/​woman industrial mechanic
industrial mechanic and millwright
industrial mechanic
millwright technician
Millwright and Industrial Mechanic

Power Engineer

As the job title suggests, working as a power steam engineer is all about keeping power running in big industrial and commercial facilities. Effi­ciency and safety are your two biggest responsibilities. Your duties include supervising, operating and maintaining machinery and boilers that provide steam, power, heat, refrigeration and other utility services. Many mills are automated to improve efficiency and safety. These automated systems are often the responsibility of power steam engineers. In some mills, senior power steam engineers work in control rooms. They need to be able to analyze problems and take action to keep a mill running smoothly and safely. More junior power steam engineers may find themselves spending most of their time on the mill floor monitoring and adjusting equipment.

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turbine operator – stationary engines
steam turbine operator
steam plant operator
steam power plant stationary engineer
stationary engineer steam power plant
stationary engineer
powerhouse operator
power engineer
power technician
Power Engineer

Sawfiler

Canada’s forest products industry produces a lot of lumber and it takes a lot of high-tech cutting equipment to get the job done. A sawfiler, or saw doctor, maintains and repairs these high-tech saws in a saw mill. Sawfilers work in a mill’s filing room. Saws used in timber mills are huge and expensive. They must be carefully maintained to operate safely. Repairing a damaged saw takes a lot of skill. Circular saws have multiple components that need to align. In fact, to become a qualified sawfiler takes many years of full-time saw-filing. If you like using power tools and hand tools, you could be a perfect fit as a sawfiler.

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sawmill saw fitter
sawfiler
forest products sawfiler
sawfiler technician
Sawfiler

Steamfitter /​ Pipefitter

Steamfitters and pipefitters plan and lay out piping systems. These systems carrying water, steam, chemicals and fuel for heating, cooling and lubricating. As a steamfitter or pipe fitter you will also be responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing piping systems. These piping systems operate under extremely high pressure and temperature. This means you need to have a thorough knowledge of scientific principles to do this job. Steamfitters and pipefitters typically work in maintenance departments of mills and other kinds of factories and plants. A day in the life of a steam fitter or pipe fitter might include moving a 40-tonne boiler and installing it in a small confined space. To do this you would need to choose the right tools for the move and come up with a plan to coordinate a team to do the install.

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steamfitter-pipefitter
steamfitter
pipefitter
journeyman /​ woman steamfitter /​ pipefitter
sprinkler system fitter
fire protection mechanic
pipefitter technician
Steamfitter /​ Pipefitter

Vibration Analyst

Vibration analysts are described more formally as non-destructive testers and inspection technicians. They test forestry machinery and infrastructure using radiographic, ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current and other testing equipment. If you follow this career path, you probably have an a­ffinity for quality control, maintenance and safety. You will spend time evaluating the condition of a range of machines by understanding vibration data and how machines perform. Whatever your day brings, you’ll know that every time you head into work, you can look forward to being happy with the lifestyle you’ve earned.

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weld tester
vibration analysis technician – non-destructive testing
dye penetrant tester
boiler tester
vibration technician
Vibration Analyst

Welder

Welders cut and join pieces of metal. Welders may also work as machine operators who operate previously set-up welding, brazing and soldering equipment. Working as a welder for a forest product company means you will be in a fast-paced environment. Fixing broken equipment may mean you have to step in and manage a situation without much notice. Welding is physically demanding, and it requires manual dexterity and an eye for detail. Welder Level A is someone who has advanced training, skills and abilities to weld all materials, including specialized alloys, by any manual welding process. Welder Level B is a person who can weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals on plates and pipes. Welder Level C is someone who can weld various steel and aluminum parts. Welding work also overlaps with the work of industrial mechanics (millwright), sheet-metal workers, steamfitters, pipefitters, metal fabricators (fitter), iron workers and boilermakers. With extra training, welders can transfer their skills to these related occupations.

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wire welder
welding machine operator
welder-fitter
welder
machine welder
journeyman/​woman welder
general welder
welding technician
Welder

Carpenter

Carpenters construct, erect, install, maintain and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials. They are employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, and maintenance departments of factories, plants and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

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carpenter lead hand
carpenter charge hand
Carpenter

Control Systems Specialist

Control systems specialists maintain the hardware and software systems in a facility. You will find solutions and look for ways to improve processes. You will also work with electrical and electronics engineers to design, plan, research, evaluate and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems. Other duties include preparing material cost and timing estimates, reports, and design specifications for electrical and electronic systems and equipment. Control systems specialists are responsible for recommending methods to improve safety, quality, throughput and uptime. They make sure the systems and equipment associated with this work are maintained and backed up, and they provide support for electrical personnel on shift. Control systems specialists do their jobs in a variety of workspaces. You may spend most of your time in a control room, or your role could involve more time maintaining computer and electrical systems on a mill floor.

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senior mechanic
Control Systems Specialist

Drafting Technician

Drafting technologists and technicians prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information, in multidisciplinary engineering teams or in support of engineers, architects or industrial designers, or they may work independently. They are employed by consulting and construction companies, utility, resource and manufacturing companies, all levels of government and by a wide range of other establishments.

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manager, draftsperson
Drafting Technician

Electrical Mechanic

Electrical mechanics maintain, test, rebuild and repair electric motors, transformers, switchgear and other electrical apparatus. They are employed by independent electrical repair shops, service shops of electrical equipment manufacturers and maintenance departments of manufacturing companies.

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electrical mechanic charge hand
electrical mechanic group leader
electrical mechanic lead hand
Electrical Mechanic

Electronic Service Technician

Electronic service technicians service and repair household and business electronic equipment such as audio and video systems, computers and peripherals, office equipment and other consumer electronic equipment and assemblies. They are employed by electronic service and retail establishments, by wholesale distributors and within service departments of electronic manufacturing companies.

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electronic service technician charge hand
electronic service technician lead hand
Electronic Service Technician

Industrial Electrician

Industrial electricians install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. In the forest products industry they play a variety of roles but are typically found working in mills and other industrial settings like pellet plants and planer facilities. Industrial electricians troubleshoot and diagnose electrical and failures in manufacturing processes. To be good at troubleshooting means you need a broad understanding of electrical systems so you can isolate and repair faults and failures. A day in the life of an industrial electrician might involve repairing a critical electrical fault fast enough to prevent an entire mill operation from shutting down. Electrical technology and equipment also changes rapidly, so you need to stay on top of what’s happening in your industry. Increasing use of robotics and other computerized control equipment is creating more work for industrial electricians, because they are the ones who install and maintain the equipment. Technological change usually results in a greater demand for industrial electricians.

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Industrial electrician lead hand
Industrial electrician charge hand
Industrial Electrician

Machinist

Machinists are precise people. They enjoy making complex parts with and without the help of computers. Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to cut or grind metal, plastic or other materials to make or modify parts or products – all to exact dimensions. Machinists also work as machining and tooling inspectors who inspect machined parts and tooling in order to maintain quality control standards. Are you a techie at heart who takes pride in producing high-quality manufactured products? If the answer is yes, then you could be a machinist. Your workspace is a workshop. Many machinists spend their days transferring complex mechanical engineering drawings from a computer screen to computerized machinery. This means you move back and forth between the worlds of computers and precision machines.

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machinist charge hand
machinist lead hand
Machinist

Millwright and Industrial Mechanic

A millwright, or industrial mechanic, is a tradesperson who installs, maintains and repairs stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment. They interpret drawings, follow layouts and assemble parts until they are in perfect working order. Millwrights and industrial mechanics work in a variety of industries, and can pursue complementary training and develop extra skills in steel fabrication, welding, machining, electronics, hydraulics or pneumatics. Construction millwrights are mostly engaged in the initial installation of industrial plant machinery and equipment. Industrial mechanics are more concerned with the post-installation maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment. Industrial mechanics and millwrights may be cross-trained in a second trade such as pipefitting, welding, machining or electrical maintenance. A day in the life of a millwright might involve installing a giant turbine for an industrial mechanic to maintain and keep humming.

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millwright charge hand
millwright group lead
millwright lead hand
Millwright and Industrial Mechanic

Power Engineer

As the job title suggests, working as a power steam engineer is all about keeping power running in big industrial and commercial facilities. Effi­ciency and safety are your two biggest responsibilities. Your duties include supervising, operating and maintaining machinery and boilers that provide steam, power, heat, refrigeration and other utility services. Many mills are automated to improve efficiency and safety. These automated systems are often the responsibility of power steam engineers. In some mills, senior power steam engineers work in control rooms. They need to be able to analyze problems and take action to keep a mill running smoothly and safely. More junior power steam engineers may find themselves spending most of their time on the mill floor monitoring and adjusting equipment.

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manager, power engineering
senior power engineer
Power Engineer

Steamfitter /​ Pipefitter

Steamfitters and pipefitters plan and lay out piping systems. These systems carrying water, steam, chemicals and fuel for heating, cooling and lubricating. As a steamfitter or pipe fitter you will also be responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing piping systems. These piping systems operate under extremely high pressure and temperature. This means you need to have a thorough knowledge of scientific principles to do this job. Steamfitters and pipefitters typically work in maintenance departments of mills and other kinds of factories and plants. A day in the life of a steam fitter or pipe fitter might include moving a 40-tonne boiler and installing it in a small confined space. To do this you would need to choose the right tools for the move and come up with a plan to coordinate a team to do the install.

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senior pipefitter
Steamfitter /​ Pipefitter

Vibration Analyst

Vibration analysts are described more formally as non-destructive testers and inspection technicians. They test forestry machinery and infrastructure using radiographic, ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current and other testing equipment. If you follow this career path, you probably have an a­ffinity for quality control, maintenance and safety. You will spend time evaluating the condition of a range of machines by understanding vibration data and how machines perform. Whatever your day brings, you’ll know that every time you head into work, you can look forward to being happy with the lifestyle you’ve earned.

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manager, performance engineering
Vibration Analyst

Welder

Welders cut and join pieces of metal. Welders may also work as machine operators who operate previously set-up welding, brazing and soldering equipment. Working as a welder for a forest product company means you will be in a fast-paced environment. Fixing broken equipment may mean you have to step in and manage a situation without much notice. Welding is physically demanding, and it requires manual dexterity and an eye for detail. Welder Level A is someone who has advanced training, skills and abilities to weld all materials, including specialized alloys, by any manual welding process. Welder Level B is a person who can weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals on plates and pipes. Welder Level C is someone who can weld various steel and aluminum parts. Welding work also overlaps with the work of industrial mechanics (millwright), sheet-metal workers, steamfitters, pipefitters, metal fabricators (fitter), iron workers and boilermakers. With extra training, welders can transfer their skills to these related occupations.

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welder lead hand
welder charge hand
Welder

Crane Operator

Crane operators operate cranes or draglines to lift, move, position or place machinery, equipment and other large objects at construction or industrial sites, ports, railway yards, surface mines and other similar locations. They are employed by construction, industrial, mining, cargo handling and railway companies.

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crane operator apprenticeship
Crane Operator

Health & Safety Coordinator

Health & Safety Co-ordinators plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of human resources and personnel departments, and develop and implement policies, programs and procedures regarding human resource planning, recruitment, collective bargaining, training and development, occupation classification and pay and benefit administration. They represent management and participate actively on various joint committees to maintain ongoing relations between management and employees. Health & Safety Co-ordinators are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

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health and safety officer
Health & Safety Coordinator

Labourer in wood, pulp and paper processing

Labourers in this unit group carry out a variety of general labouring and routine wood processing activities and assist pulp mill and papermaking machine operators. They are employed by pulp and paper, and paper converting companies, sawmills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing companies.

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labourer in wood, pulp and paper processing
labourer – pulp and paper
labourer – wood processing
Labourer in wood, pulp and paper processing

Light Duty Cleaner

Light duty cleaners clean lobbies, hallways, offices and rooms of hotels, motels, resorts, hospitals, schools, office buildings and private residences. They are employed by hotels, motels, resorts, recreational facilities, hospitals and other institutions, building management companies, cleaning service companies and private individuals.

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light duty cleaner
Light Duty Cleaner

Log Trader

Log Traders buy merchandise for resale by retail or wholesale establishments and are usually responsible for the merchandising operations of retail or wholesale establishments. Retail and wholesale buyers who are supervisors and those who are assistants are included in this unit group.

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junior log trader
Log Trader

Logging Machinery Operator

Logging machinery operators operate cable yarding systems, mechanical harvesters and forwarders and mechanical tree processors and loaders to fell, yard and process trees at logging sites. They are employed by logging companies and contractors.

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machine operator
mobile chipper operator
log processor operator
harvesting operator
Logging Machinery Operator

Lumber Grader

Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders inspect and grade lumber, shingles, veneer, waferboard and similar wood products to identify defects, ensure conformance to company specifications and classify products according to industry standards. They are employed by sawmills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing companies.

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grader level 1
Lumber Grader

Machining Tool Operator

Machining tool operators set up and operate or tend metal-cutting machines designed for repetitive machining work. They are employed by metal products and other manufacturing companies and in machine shops. This unit group also includes workers who etch or chemically mill metal pieces.

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production coordinator
Machining Tool Operator

Maintenance Manager

Maintenance managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the maintenance department within facilities.

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maintenance coordinator
Maintenance Manager

Maintenance Planner

Maintenance planners plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of commercial, transportation and recreational facilities. In the forest products industry, you could find yourself managing the maintenance of a large sawmill or a pulp and paper mill. You will also find yourself directing a team of people with a wide range of skills. And as a maintenance manager you, will work closely with mechanical engineers and other technical staff.

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maintenance technician
Maintenance Planner

Manufacturing Technician

Manufacturing technicians may work independently or provide technical support and services in the development of production methods, facilities and systems, and the planning, estimating, measuring and scheduling of work. They are employed by manufacturing and insurance companies, government departments, and establishments in other industries.

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manufacturing coordinator
Manufacturing Technician

Material Handler

These workers handle, move, stack, load and unload materials by hand or with equipment like forklifts. In a sawmill, you might find yourself stacking lumber and getting it ready for shipping. Attaching labels and keeping track of materials could also be part of your day-to-day work.

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warehouse person
stock keeper
material handler
operator, forklift
heavy materials handler
forklift operator
equipment operator
bulk materials loader operator
box filler
bin filler
Material Handler

Occupational Health Nurse

Occupational health nurses are an integral part of the human resources team at forest products companies. They are responsible for diagnosing and providing primary care for work- and non-work related injuries and illnesses. Nurses also help screen candidates during the hiring process. Working as an occupational health nurse in the forest products industry also means carrying out duties like helping employees return to work after an injury or illness. Many forest products companies also have health and wellness programs, which you would oversee. Working as an occupational health nurse opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory or managerial positions in human resources management.

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occupational health nurse
nurse
registered industrial nurse
tele-nurse
office nurse
Occupational Health Nurse

Paper Converting Machine Operator

Paper converting machine operators operate various machines which fabricate and assemble paper products such as paper bags, containers, boxes, envelopes and similar articles. They are employed by paper products manufacturing companies.

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paper converting machine operator
Paper Converting Machine Operator

Production Co-ordinator

Production co-ordinators co-ordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within an establishment, prepare work and production schedules and monitor the progress of production and construction projects. They are employed by manufacturing and construction companies, printing and publishing companies and other industrial establishments.

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production co-ordinator
production clerk
production officer
Production Co-ordinator

Pulping, Papermaking & Coating Control Operator

Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators operate and monitor multi-function process control machinery and equipment to control the processing of wood, scrap pulp, recyclable paper, cellulose materials, paper pulp and paperboard. They are employed by pulp and paper companies.

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pulping, papermaking & coating control operator
Pulping, Papermaking & Coating Control Operator

Quality Control

This unit group includes supervisors, not elsewhere classified, who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who assemble, fabricate and inspect a variety of products. They are employed in a wide variety of manufacturing companies.

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junior quality control officer
quality control technician
Quality Control

Sawmill Machine Operator

Sawmill machine operators operate, monitor and control automated lumbermill equipment to saw timber logs into rough lumber; saw, trim and plane rough lumber into dressed lumber of various sizes; and saw or split shingles and shakes. They are employed in sawmills and planing mills.

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sawmill machine operator
trimming operator
splitter operator
shake sawyer
planer mill machine operator
Sawmill Machine Operator

Security Officer

This unit group includes workers who guard and implement security measures to protect property against theft, vandalism and fire, control access to establishments, maintain order and enforce regulations at public events and within establishments, conduct private investigations for clients or employers and provide other protective services not elsewhere classified. They are employed by public or private security agencies, residential complexes, educational, cultural, financial and health institutions, retail establishments, businesses and industry, investigation service companies, transportation facilities, and organizations throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

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security officer
security guard
Security Officer

Wood Processing Machine Operator

Machine operators in this unit group operate and tend wood processing equipment and machines to remove bark from logs, produce wood chips, preserve and treat wood, and produce waferboards, particleboards, hardboards, insulation boards, plywood, veneers and similar wood products. They are employed in sawmills, woodrooms of pulp mills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing plants.

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wood processing machine operator
sawmill equipment operator
Wood Processing Machine Operator

Crane Operator

Crane operators operate cranes or draglines to lift, move, position or place machinery, equipment and other large objects at construction or industrial sites, ports, railway yards, surface mines and other similar locations. They are employed by construction, industrial, mining, cargo handling and railway companies.

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assistant crane operator
Crane Operator

Health & Safety Coordinator

Health & Safety Co-ordinators plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of human resources and personnel departments, and develop and implement policies, programs and procedures regarding human resource planning, recruitment, collective bargaining, training and development, occupation classification and pay and benefit administration. They represent management and participate actively on various joint committees to maintain ongoing relations between management and employees. Health & Safety Co-ordinators are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

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health and safety co-ordinator/​supervisor
Health & Safety Coordinator

Labourer in wood, pulp and paper processing

Labourers in this unit group carry out a variety of general labouring and routine wood processing activities and assist pulp mill and papermaking machine operators. They are employed by pulp and paper, and paper converting companies, sawmills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing companies.

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supervisor – wood processing
supervisor – pulp and paper
Labourer in wood, pulp and paper processing

Log Trader

Log Traders buy merchandise for resale by retail or wholesale establishments and are usually responsible for the merchandising operations of retail or wholesale establishments. Retail and wholesale buyers who are supervisors and those who are assistants are included in this unit group.

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log trader
Log Trader

Logging Machinery Operator

Logging machinery operators operate cable yarding systems, mechanical harvesters and forwarders and mechanical tree processors and loaders to fell, yard and process trees at logging sites. They are employed by logging companies and contractors.

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machinery supervisor
Logging Machinery Operator

Lumber Grader

Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders inspect and grade lumber, shingles, veneer, waferboard and similar wood products to identify defects, ensure conformance to company specifications and classify products according to industry standards. They are employed by sawmills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing companies.

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lumber grader
Lumber Grader

Machining Tool Operator

Machining tool operators set up and operate or tend metal-cutting machines designed for repetitive machining work. They are employed by metal products and other manufacturing companies and in machine shops. This unit group also includes workers who etch or chemically mill metal pieces.

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production supervisor
Machining Tool Operator

Maintenance Manager

Maintenance managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the maintenance department within facilities.

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maintenance supervisor
Maintenance Manager

Maintenance Planner

Maintenance planners plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of commercial, transportation and recreational facilities. In the forest products industry, you could find yourself managing the maintenance of a large sawmill or a pulp and paper mill. You will also find yourself directing a team of people with a wide range of skills. And as a maintenance manager you, will work closely with mechanical engineers and other technical staff.

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Maintenance planner
Maintenance Planner

Manufacturing Manager

Usually reporting to the site manager, the manufacturing manager is responsible for overseeing the safe, efficient and cost-effective production and shipping of forest products. The manufacturing manager is responsible for overseeing the production team, the log yard team and the shipping team. Your work as a manufacturing manager in the forest products industry would also involve constantly monitoring product quality. And at the same time, you need to be focused on cost control. To meet these two, sometimes competing demands, manufacturing managers in the forest products industry have to encourage a culture of innovation. Your career track could see you move into senior managerial positions.

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superintendent, production
quality-control services manager
pulp and paper mill manager
production manager
plant manager
operations manager
mill manager
lumber mill manager
industrial and manufacturing production manager
Manufacturing Manager

Manufacturing Technician

Manufacturing technicians may work independently or provide technical support and services in the development of production methods, facilities and systems, and the planning, estimating, measuring and scheduling of work. They are employed by manufacturing and insurance companies, government departments, and establishments in other industries.

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wood products manufacturing technician
manufacturing technician
Manufacturing Technician

Occupational Health Nurse

Occupational health nurses are an integral part of the human resources team at forest products companies. They are responsible for diagnosing and providing primary care for work- and non-work related injuries and illnesses. Nurses also help screen candidates during the hiring process. Working as an occupational health nurse in the forest products industry also means carrying out duties like helping employees return to work after an injury or illness. Many forest products companies also have health and wellness programs, which you would oversee. Working as an occupational health nurse opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory or managerial positions in human resources management.

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shift supervisor
Occupational Health Nurse

Operation Manager

This unit group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of utility companies or services of heating fuel distribution companies. The services provided include treatment of water and waste, distribution of water, electricity, natural gas and heating oil to residential, commercial and industrial consumers, waste disposal and waste recycling. Utilities managers are employed in public and private sector utilities and in heating fuel distribution companies.

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operations supervisor
Operation Manager

Production Co-ordinator

Production co-ordinators co-ordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within an establishment, prepare work and production schedules and monitor the progress of production and construction projects. They are employed by manufacturing and construction companies, printing and publishing companies and other industrial establishments.

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production supervisor
Production Co-ordinator

Quality Control

This unit group includes supervisors, not elsewhere classified, who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who assemble, fabricate and inspect a variety of products. They are employed in a wide variety of manufacturing companies.

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senior quality-control supervisor
quality control analyst
Quality Control

Sawmill Machine Operator

Sawmill machine operators operate, monitor and control automated lumbermill equipment to saw timber logs into rough lumber; saw, trim and plane rough lumber into dressed lumber of various sizes; and saw or split shingles and shakes. They are employed in sawmills and planing mills.

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head sawyer
Sawmill Machine Operator

Security Officer

This unit group includes workers who guard and implement security measures to protect property against theft, vandalism and fire, control access to establishments, maintain order and enforce regulations at public events and within establishments, conduct private investigations for clients or employers and provide other protective services not elsewhere classified. They are employed by public or private security agencies, residential complexes, educational, cultural, financial and health institutions, retail establishments, businesses and industry, investigation service companies, transportation facilities, and organizations throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

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security supervisor
Security Officer

Crane Operator

Crane operators operate cranes or draglines to lift, move, position or place machinery, equipment and other large objects at construction or industrial sites, ports, railway yards, surface mines and other similar locations. They are employed by construction, industrial, mining, cargo handling and railway companies.

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crane operator
Crane Operator

Health & Safety Coordinator

Health & Safety Co-ordinators plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of human resources and personnel departments, and develop and implement policies, programs and procedures regarding human resource planning, recruitment, collective bargaining, training and development, occupation classification and pay and benefit administration. They represent management and participate actively on various joint committees to maintain ongoing relations between management and employees. Health & Safety Co-ordinators are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

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manager, health and safety
director, health and safety
Health & Safety Coordinator

Log Trader

Log Traders buy merchandise for resale by retail or wholesale establishments and are usually responsible for the merchandising operations of retail or wholesale establishments. Retail and wholesale buyers who are supervisors and those who are assistants are included in this unit group.

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trader
Log Trader

Logging Machinery Operator

Logging machinery operators operate cable yarding systems, mechanical harvesters and forwarders and mechanical tree processors and loaders to fell, yard and process trees at logging sites. They are employed by logging companies and contractors.

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logging crane & claw operator
Logging Machinery Operator

Machining Tool Operator

Machining tool operators set up and operate or tend metal-cutting machines designed for repetitive machining work. They are employed by metal products and other manufacturing companies and in machine shops. This unit group also includes workers who etch or chemically mill metal pieces.

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manager, production
Machining Tool Operator

Maintenance Manager

Maintenance managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the maintenance department within facilities.

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maintenance manager
director, maintenance
Maintenance Manager

Maintenance Planner

Maintenance planners plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of commercial, transportation and recreational facilities. In the forest products industry, you could find yourself managing the maintenance of a large sawmill or a pulp and paper mill. You will also find yourself directing a team of people with a wide range of skills. And as a maintenance manager you, will work closely with mechanical engineers and other technical staff.

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manager, maintenance
Maintenance Planner

Manufacturing Manager

Usually reporting to the site manager, the manufacturing manager is responsible for overseeing the safe, efficient and cost-effective production and shipping of forest products. The manufacturing manager is responsible for overseeing the production team, the log yard team and the shipping team. Your work as a manufacturing manager in the forest products industry would also involve constantly monitoring product quality. And at the same time, you need to be focused on cost control. To meet these two, sometimes competing demands, manufacturing managers in the forest products industry have to encourage a culture of innovation. Your career track could see you move into senior managerial positions.

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director, manufacturing
Manufacturing Manager

Occupational Health Nurse

Occupational health nurses are an integral part of the human resources team at forest products companies. They are responsible for diagnosing and providing primary care for work- and non-work related injuries and illnesses. Nurses also help screen candidates during the hiring process. Working as an occupational health nurse in the forest products industry also means carrying out duties like helping employees return to work after an injury or illness. Many forest products companies also have health and wellness programs, which you would oversee. Working as an occupational health nurse opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory or managerial positions in human resources management.

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head nurse
charge nurse
Occupational Health Nurse

Operation Manager

This unit group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of utility companies or services of heating fuel distribution companies. The services provided include treatment of water and waste, distribution of water, electricity, natural gas and heating oil to residential, commercial and industrial consumers, waste disposal and waste recycling. Utilities managers are employed in public and private sector utilities and in heating fuel distribution companies.

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operations manager
director, operations
Operation Manager

Production Co-ordinator

Production co-ordinators co-ordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within an establishment, prepare work and production schedules and monitor the progress of production and construction projects. They are employed by manufacturing and construction companies, printing and publishing companies and other industrial establishments.

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procurement manager
Production Co-ordinator

Quality Control

This unit group includes supervisors, not elsewhere classified, who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who assemble, fabricate and inspect a variety of products. They are employed in a wide variety of manufacturing companies.

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quality-control supervisor
manager, quality control
Quality Control

Security Officer

This unit group includes workers who guard and implement security measures to protect property against theft, vandalism and fire, control access to establishments, maintain order and enforce regulations at public events and within establishments, conduct private investigations for clients or employers and provide other protective services not elsewhere classified. They are employed by public or private security agencies, residential complexes, educational, cultural, financial and health institutions, retail establishments, businesses and industry, investigation service companies, transportation facilities, and organizations throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

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security manager
Security Officer

Supervisor, Forest Products Processing

Forest products processing supervisors lead teams who operate pulp and paper mills, paper- converting mills, sawmills, planing mills, and plywood, waferboard, and other wood and paper products mills. One of their biggest responsibilities is to make sure that people are doing their jobs properly as they execute the hi-tech processing tasks in mills. To become a supervisor in a mill, you will need technical training covering some or all of the complex processes in the mill. Learning on the job and building your seniority in the mill is essential as well. As you gain experience, you may also act as a mentor and trainer to other staff­. Your career track could see you move into senior managerial, design, advanced control, training or sales positions.

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supervisor, forest products processing
shift operating supervisor – pulp and paper
pulp mill supervisor
sawmill supervisor
paper mill supervisor
core room supervisor – pulp and paper
beater room supervisor – pulp and paper
Supervisor, Forest Products Processing

Assembler

Assemblers in this unit group assemble a variety of wood products and millwork, such as window sashes and doors. Inspectors in this unit group inspect wood products to ensure product quality. They are employed by establishments engaged in manufacturing a variety of wood and millwork products.

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junior assembler
Assembler

Forestry Labourer

Logging and forestry labourers perform a variety of manual tasks such as attaching choker cables to logs, planting trees, clearing brush, spraying chemicals, cleaning up landing areas and assisting other workers in woodlands operations. They are employed by logging companies and contractors.

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general labourer
logging labourer
log rider
boom worker
Forestry Labourer

Forestry Professional

There are many jobs in the forest products industry in the forestry professionals category. It’s a diverse mix of jobs, but each one plays a role in forest operations management. Forestry professionals guide decisions and policies relating to forest land management. These roles are considered professional because they require specific educational qualifications combined with operational experience. As a forestry professional, you may find yourself working with a wide range of people – landowners, purchasers, managers, technicians, contractors, and other professionals – to manage the forest in an environmentally and economically sustainable way. If you enjoy intellectually demanding work that also gets you outdoors, consider becoming a forestry professional. Some of your week could be spent walking over rough terrain and driving to remote forest job sites.

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junior forestry professional
Forestry Professional

Forestry Technician

Forestry technicians are skilled people experienced in technical tasks that don’t usually require heavy equipment, tools or hard physical labour. Instead, their main work requires applied knowledge and skills in data recording. Working as a forestry technician means you’re comfortable using a range of instruments to do things like taking measurements, surveying land, and inspecting and monitoring job sites. There are many diff­erent kinds of forestry technicians. Most of their work happens outdoors. You need to be fit enough to trek across rough, often steep, terrain. A typical day could see you working as part of team to fight forest fires. Or you could be tasked with marking timber to set up environmentally sustainable harvesting operations. Road and trail construction is another key duty. The job also off­ers a chance for advancement because you are exposed to so many di­fferent aspects of a forest company’s operation.

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forestry coordinator
Forestry Technician

Geomatic Technician

Technical occupations in geomatics include aerial survey, remote sensing, geographic information systems, cartographic and photogrammetric technologists and technicians, who gather, analyze, interpret and use geospatial information for applications in natural resources, geology, environmental research and land use planning. Geomatics technologists and technicians are employed by all levels of government, utilities, mapping, computer software, forestry, architectural, engineering and consulting firms and other related establishments. Meteorological technologists and technicians are employed by all levels of government, the media, natural resources, utilities and transportation companies and consulting firms.

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mapping technician
Geomatic Technician

Harvesting Labourer

Harvesting labourers assist other workers to harvest, sort and load logs.

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harvesting labourer
Harvesting Labourer

Heavy Equipment Operator

In the forest products industry, heavy equipment operators operate machines like articulated haul trucks, tractor-loader-backhoes, excavators, dozers, loaders and graders. Their duties may include assessing sites and terrain. You may also do material handling work – say, stacking lumber and getting it ready for shipping. Being a heavy equipment operator is a fast-paced, physically demanding job that requires attention to detail and good hand-eye co-ordination. You could also find yourself driving heavy equipment to perform a combination of operations at logging areas, like harvesting sections of trees for processing in a sawmill. To do this, you would operate a $300,000-feller-buncher machine on a caterpillar track. Manipulating a powerful, but precise, arm with a saw lets heavy equipment operators practise selective, sustainable harvesting.

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heavy-duty equipment operator
heavy equipment operator
apprentice heavy equipment operator
Heavy Equipment Operator

Logging Truck Driver

Logging truck drivers operate heavy trucks to transport lumber and other wood products over urban, interurban, provincial and United States routes. They can work directly for forest products companies, or they may be self-employed. There are also truckers who work on special-purpose trucks, and there are shunters who move trailers to and from loading docks within trucking yards or lots. Whatever your day brings, you’ll know that every time you get behind the wheel of your rig, you can look forward to being happy with the lifestyle you’ve earned.

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truck driver, tractor-trailer
truck driver, heavy truck
transport driver
truck driver
shunt truck driver
long-haul truck driver
logging truck driver
flatbed truck driver
bulk goods truck driver
Logging Truck Driver

Silviculturalist

Silviculturalists do a variety of jobs related to reforestation. They also help manage, improve and conserve forest lands. There are many di­fferent kinds of silviculturalists. If you choose this career path, most of your work will be outdoors. You need to be fit enough to trek across rough, often steep, terrain. A typical day could see you working as part of team to fight forest fires. Or you could be tasked with marking timber to set up environmentally sustainable forest management harvesting operations. Road and trail construction is another key duty. The job also o­ffers a chance for advancement because you are exposed to so many di­fferent aspects of a forest company’s operation.

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tree spacer
silviculture worker
forestry worker
scarification equipment operator
forest firefighter
crewman/​woman, forestry
crew worker
brush cutter
Silviculturalist

Woodlands Manager

This unit group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of establishments in forestry and logging.

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woodlands superintendent
Woodlands Manager

Assembler

Assemblers in this unit group assemble a variety of wood products and millwork, such as window sashes and doors. Inspectors in this unit group inspect wood products to ensure product quality. They are employed by establishments engaged in manufacturing a variety of wood and millwork products.

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supervisor
Assembler

Forestry Professional

There are many jobs in the forest products industry in the forestry professionals category. It’s a diverse mix of jobs, but each one plays a role in forest operations management. Forestry professionals guide decisions and policies relating to forest land management. These roles are considered professional because they require specific educational qualifications combined with operational experience. As a forestry professional, you may find yourself working with a wide range of people – landowners, purchasers, managers, technicians, contractors, and other professionals – to manage the forest in an environmentally and economically sustainable way. If you enjoy intellectually demanding work that also gets you outdoors, consider becoming a forestry professional. Some of your week could be spent walking over rough terrain and driving to remote forest job sites.

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urban forester
unit forester
research forester
project forester
operations forester
industrial forester
forestry superintendent
forester
forest engineer
district forester
appraisal forester
Forestry Professional

Forestry Technician

Forestry technicians are skilled people experienced in technical tasks that don’t usually require heavy equipment, tools or hard physical labour. Instead, their main work requires applied knowledge and skills in data recording. Working as a forestry technician means you’re comfortable using a range of instruments to do things like taking measurements, surveying land, and inspecting and monitoring job sites. There are many diff­erent kinds of forestry technicians. Most of their work happens outdoors. You need to be fit enough to trek across rough, often steep, terrain. A typical day could see you working as part of team to fight forest fires. Or you could be tasked with marking timber to set up environmentally sustainable harvesting operations. Road and trail construction is another key duty. The job also off­ers a chance for advancement because you are exposed to so many di­fferent aspects of a forest company’s operation.

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technologist, forest engineering
technician, forest resource management
silviculture technician
road management technician
research assistant – forestry
log scaler
log grader
forestry conservation technician
forestry aid
fire technician
Forestry Technician

Geomatic Technician

Technical occupations in geomatics include aerial survey, remote sensing, geographic information systems, cartographic and photogrammetric technologists and technicians, who gather, analyze, interpret and use geospatial information for applications in natural resources, geology, environmental research and land use planning. Geomatics technologists and technicians are employed by all levels of government, utilities, mapping, computer software, forestry, architectural, engineering and consulting firms and other related establishments. Meteorological technologists and technicians are employed by all levels of government, the media, natural resources, utilities and transportation companies and consulting firms.

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geomatic engineer
engineering technician – mapping
Geomatic Technician

Harvesting Labourer

Harvesting labourers assist other workers to harvest, sort and load logs.

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harvesting supervisor
Harvesting Labourer

Heavy Equipment Operator

In the forest products industry, heavy equipment operators operate machines like articulated haul trucks, tractor-loader-backhoes, excavators, dozers, loaders and graders. Their duties may include assessing sites and terrain. You may also do material handling work – say, stacking lumber and getting it ready for shipping. Being a heavy equipment operator is a fast-paced, physically demanding job that requires attention to detail and good hand-eye co-ordination. You could also find yourself driving heavy equipment to perform a combination of operations at logging areas, like harvesting sections of trees for processing in a sawmill. To do this, you would operate a $300,000-feller-buncher machine on a caterpillar track. Manipulating a powerful, but precise, arm with a saw lets heavy equipment operators practise selective, sustainable harvesting.

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shift supervisor
Heavy Equipment Operator

Supervisor, Logging and Forestry

Logging and forestry supervisors lead teams of workers who harvest and plant trees and who perform all the supporting tasks associated with these operations. Physical fitness is a must for these supervisors, because they travel to job sites over uneven terrain in remote locations. To become a supervisor, you will need technical training covering all of the activities your crew executes. This means everything from understanding the capabilities of heavy machinery to safety procedures for chain saws. Learning on the job and building your seniority is essential as well. As you gain experience, you may also act as a mentor and trainer to other staff. Your career track could see you move into senior managerial, training or sales positions.

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silviculture supervisor
production supervisor – logging
logging supervisor
logging contractor
hook tender
forestry crew supervisor
forest operations supervisor
Supervisor, Logging and Forestry

Woodlands Manager

This unit group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of establishments in forestry and logging.

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woodlands supervisor
Woodlands Manager

Forestry Professional

There are many jobs in the forest products industry in the forestry professionals category. It’s a diverse mix of jobs, but each one plays a role in forest operations management. Forestry professionals guide decisions and policies relating to forest land management. These roles are considered professional because they require specific educational qualifications combined with operational experience. As a forestry professional, you may find yourself working with a wide range of people – landowners, purchasers, managers, technicians, contractors, and other professionals – to manage the forest in an environmentally and economically sustainable way. If you enjoy intellectually demanding work that also gets you outdoors, consider becoming a forestry professional. Some of your week could be spent walking over rough terrain and driving to remote forest job sites.

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manager, forestry
Forestry Professional

Geomatic Technician

Technical occupations in geomatics include aerial survey, remote sensing, geographic information systems, cartographic and photogrammetric technologists and technicians, who gather, analyze, interpret and use geospatial information for applications in natural resources, geology, environmental research and land use planning. Geomatics technologists and technicians are employed by all levels of government, utilities, mapping, computer software, forestry, architectural, engineering and consulting firms and other related establishments. Meteorological technologists and technicians are employed by all levels of government, the media, natural resources, utilities and transportation companies and consulting firms.

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senior engineer – mapping
Geomatic Technician

Harvesting Labourer

Harvesting labourers assist other workers to harvest, sort and load logs.

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senior harvester
Harvesting Labourer

Heavy Equipment Operator

In the forest products industry, heavy equipment operators operate machines like articulated haul trucks, tractor-loader-backhoes, excavators, dozers, loaders and graders. Their duties may include assessing sites and terrain. You may also do material handling work – say, stacking lumber and getting it ready for shipping. Being a heavy equipment operator is a fast-paced, physically demanding job that requires attention to detail and good hand-eye co-ordination. You could also find yourself driving heavy equipment to perform a combination of operations at logging areas, like harvesting sections of trees for processing in a sawmill. To do this, you would operate a $300,000-feller-buncher machine on a caterpillar track. Manipulating a powerful, but precise, arm with a saw lets heavy equipment operators practise selective, sustainable harvesting.

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senior equipment operator
Heavy Equipment Operator

Woodlands Manager

This unit group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of establishments in forestry and logging.

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woodlands manager
senior woodlands manager
Woodlands Manager

Biologist

In the forest products industry, working as a biologist means you are a key player in ensuring that forestry operations are run in an environmentally sustainable way. Your scientific background is complemented by a working knowledge of relevant environmental legislation. Biologists can be specialists or generalists. Forest products companies, for example, may have bird biologists on staff. Other companies may have biologists on staff who perform a whole range of duties, including mapping terrestrial ecosystem, assessing tree stands, counting fish and other wildlife populations, and analyzing the impact of forestry operations on watersheds.

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associate biologist
Biologist

Chemical Engineer

Chemical engineers design and develop chemical processes and equipment, in order to transform raw materials into useful products. They also oversee the operation and maintenance of industrial chemical plants. The forest products industry employs chemical engineers in pulp and paper mills. As a chemical engineer in a pulp and paper mill, you will work closely with technical and operations personnel to monitor and optimize processes. You could also find yourself coordinating projects and trials to increase production, improve quality and reduce costs.

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apprentice chemical engineer
associate chemical engineer
Chemical Engineer

Civil Engineer

Civil engineers plan, design, develop and manage projects for the construction or repair of buildings, earth structures, powerhouses, roads, airports, railways, rapid transit facilities, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams, ports and coastal installations and systems related to highway and transportation services, water distribution and sanitation. Civil engineers may also specialize in foundation analysis, building and structural inspection, surveying, geomatics and municipal planning. Civil engineers are employed by engineering consulting companies, in all levels of government, by construction firms and in many other industries, or they may be self-employed.

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associate civil engineer
Civil Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Electrical and electronics engineers are primarily concerned with how electricity is produced, transmitted and used. They design and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems. As an electrical engineer in a mill, you will work closely with technical and operations personnel to monitor and optimize processes. You could also find yourself coordinating projects and trials to increase production, improve quality and reduce costs. You will also work to maximize mill uptime and the need for reliable power systems. Unexpected outages can create problematic amounts of waste, so you will work to prevent downtime so the mill can maintain production. Electrical engineers also get to show off their green credentials by maximizing the forest products industry’s ability to produce green energy. Co-generation projects, in which sawmills burn waste wood to generate additional power, are a prime example.

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associate electrician
apprentice electrician
Electrical Engineer

Environmental Supervisor

In the forest products industry, working as an environmental supervisor means understanding how to run forestry operations in a environmentally sustainable way. You will find yourself working with other land management professionals who have the knowledge and administrative skills to follow environmental regulations and laws. Your skill set also means you can make sure environmental protection is considered during contracting and project design. Your commitment to sound legal and business practices makes you a key player in Canada’s sustainable forest products industry.

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waste reduction program co-ordinator
natural and applied sciences researcher
environmental program co-ordinator
Environmental Supervisor

Industrial Engineer

The work of an industrial engineer comes down to integrating systems of people, materials, equipment and energy. Industrial engineers conduct studies and develop ways to enhance efficiency. Their work covers how equipment is used, how human resources are deployed, and how technology is integrated into operations. If you think of yourself as a versatile problem solver, industrial engineering could be a good fit. Your skill set will make you a sought-after professional in the forest products industry. It’s an industry that is focused on efficiency, innovation and environmental sustainability. Industrial engineers are designing better ways to produce lumber and other forest products. They are greening operations by integrating environmentally sustainable energy systems, like co-generation from wood waste, into mills.

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industrial engineering associate
industrial engineer apprentice
Industrial Engineer

Manager, Energy & Environment

Managers of energy / environment plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the energy and environmental activities of an organization. They are employed by a wide range of private sector and government establishments.

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associate environmental engineer
Manager, Energy & Environment

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineers design and build machinery and systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing and manufacturing. Canadian mechanical engineers have delivered many important technological advances for forest industries, including designing harvesting equipment and machinery for pulp and paper production. As a mechanical engineer, you get to show o­ your green credentials by maximizing the forest products industry’s ability to produce green energy. Co-generation projects, in which sawmills will burn waste wood to generate additional power, are a prime example.

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associate mechanical engineer
apprentice mechanical engineer
Mechanical Engineer

Biologist

In the forest products industry, working as a biologist means you are a key player in ensuring that forestry operations are run in an environmentally sustainable way. Your scientific background is complemented by a working knowledge of relevant environmental legislation. Biologists can be specialists or generalists. Forest products companies, for example, may have bird biologists on staff. Other companies may have biologists on staff who perform a whole range of duties, including mapping terrestrial ecosystem, assessing tree stands, counting fish and other wildlife populations, and analyzing the impact of forestry operations on watersheds.

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wildlife biologist
research biologist
plant scientist
naturalist
forest pathologist
forest ecologist
biologist
biological scientist
bio-informatician
Biologist

Chemical Engineer

Chemical engineers design and develop chemical processes and equipment, in order to transform raw materials into useful products. They also oversee the operation and maintenance of industrial chemical plants. The forest products industry employs chemical engineers in pulp and paper mills. As a chemical engineer in a pulp and paper mill, you will work closely with technical and operations personnel to monitor and optimize processes. You could also find yourself coordinating projects and trials to increase production, improve quality and reduce costs.

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waste treatment engineer
pulp and paper engineer
process control engineer, chemical
environmental chemical engineer
engineer, coatings
chief process engineer
chemical process engineer
chemical engineer, environmental
biochemical engineer
adhesives engineer
chemical technician
Chemical Engineer

Civil Engineer

Civil engineers plan, design, develop and manage projects for the construction or repair of buildings, earth structures, powerhouses, roads, airports, railways, rapid transit facilities, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams, ports and coastal installations and systems related to highway and transportation services, water distribution and sanitation. Civil engineers may also specialize in foundation analysis, building and structural inspection, surveying, geomatics and municipal planning. Civil engineers are employed by engineering consulting companies, in all levels of government, by construction firms and in many other industries, or they may be self-employed.

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water systems engineer
survey engineer
pollution control engineer
materials and testing engineer, civil
foundation engineer
environmental engineer
construction project engineer
civil engineer
civil engineering technician
Civil Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Electrical and electronics engineers are primarily concerned with how electricity is produced, transmitted and used. They design and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems. As an electrical engineer in a mill, you will work closely with technical and operations personnel to monitor and optimize processes. You could also find yourself coordinating projects and trials to increase production, improve quality and reduce costs. You will also work to maximize mill uptime and the need for reliable power systems. Unexpected outages can create problematic amounts of waste, so you will work to prevent downtime so the mill can maintain production. Electrical engineers also get to show off their green credentials by maximizing the forest products industry’s ability to produce green energy. Co-generation projects, in which sawmills burn waste wood to generate additional power, are a prime example.

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test engineer, electronics
process instrumentation engineer
engineer, instrumentation
electronics engineer
electrical engineer
electrical distribution engineer
displays and controls design engineer
control systems engineer
electrician technician
Electrical Engineer

Environmental Supervisor

In the forest products industry, working as an environmental supervisor means understanding how to run forestry operations in a environmentally sustainable way. You will find yourself working with other land management professionals who have the knowledge and administrative skills to follow environmental regulations and laws. Your skill set also means you can make sure environmental protection is considered during contracting and project design. Your commitment to sound legal and business practices makes you a key player in Canada’s sustainable forest products industry.

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natural resources policy analyst
environmental program development supervisor
Environmental Supervisor

Industrial Engineer

The work of an industrial engineer comes down to integrating systems of people, materials, equipment and energy. Industrial engineers conduct studies and develop ways to enhance efficiency. Their work covers how equipment is used, how human resources are deployed, and how technology is integrated into operations. If you think of yourself as a versatile problem solver, industrial engineering could be a good fit. Your skill set will make you a sought-after professional in the forest products industry. It’s an industry that is focused on efficiency, innovation and environmental sustainability. Industrial engineers are designing better ways to produce lumber and other forest products. They are greening operations by integrating environmentally sustainable energy systems, like co-generation from wood waste, into mills.

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quality control engineer
safety engineer
systems engineer – manufacturing
production engineer
plant engineer
manufacturing engineer
industrial engineer
industrial efficiency engineer
computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) engineer
industrial technician
Industrial Engineer

Manager, Energy & Environment

Managers of energy / environment plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the energy and environmental activities of an organization. They are employed by a wide range of private sector and government establishments.

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senior energy & environment
Manager, Energy & Environment

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineers design and build machinery and systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing and manufacturing. Canadian mechanical engineers have delivered many important technological advances for forest industries, including designing harvesting equipment and machinery for pulp and paper production. As a mechanical engineer, you get to show o­ your green credentials by maximizing the forest products industry’s ability to produce green energy. Co-generation projects, in which sawmills will burn waste wood to generate additional power, are a prime example.

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mechanical maintenance engineer
power plant engineer
refrigeration engineer
mechanical design engineer
internal combustion engineer
engineer, power generation
HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) engineer
building systems engineer
energy conservation engineer
acoustics and vibration engineer
mechanical technician
Mechanical Engineer

Biologist

In the forest products industry, working as a biologist means you are a key player in ensuring that forestry operations are run in an environmentally sustainable way. Your scientific background is complemented by a working knowledge of relevant environmental legislation. Biologists can be specialists or generalists. Forest products companies, for example, may have bird biologists on staff. Other companies may have biologists on staff who perform a whole range of duties, including mapping terrestrial ecosystem, assessing tree stands, counting fish and other wildlife populations, and analyzing the impact of forestry operations on watersheds.

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manager, biologist
senior biologist
Biologist

Chemical Engineer

Chemical engineers design and develop chemical processes and equipment, in order to transform raw materials into useful products. They also oversee the operation and maintenance of industrial chemical plants. The forest products industry employs chemical engineers in pulp and paper mills. As a chemical engineer in a pulp and paper mill, you will work closely with technical and operations personnel to monitor and optimize processes. You could also find yourself coordinating projects and trials to increase production, improve quality and reduce costs.

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senior chemical engineer
manager, chemical engineering
Chemical Engineer

Civil Engineer

Civil engineers plan, design, develop and manage projects for the construction or repair of buildings, earth structures, powerhouses, roads, airports, railways, rapid transit facilities, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams, ports and coastal installations and systems related to highway and transportation services, water distribution and sanitation. Civil engineers may also specialize in foundation analysis, building and structural inspection, surveying, geomatics and municipal planning. Civil engineers are employed by engineering consulting companies, in all levels of government, by construction firms and in many other industries, or they may be self-employed.

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manager, civil engineering
senior civil engineer
Civil Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Electrical and electronics engineers are primarily concerned with how electricity is produced, transmitted and used. They design and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems. As an electrical engineer in a mill, you will work closely with technical and operations personnel to monitor and optimize processes. You could also find yourself coordinating projects and trials to increase production, improve quality and reduce costs. You will also work to maximize mill uptime and the need for reliable power systems. Unexpected outages can create problematic amounts of waste, so you will work to prevent downtime so the mill can maintain production. Electrical engineers also get to show off their green credentials by maximizing the forest products industry’s ability to produce green energy. Co-generation projects, in which sawmills burn waste wood to generate additional power, are a prime example.

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chief electronics engineer
senior electrical engineer
manager, electrical engineering
Electrical Engineer

Engineering Manager

Engineering managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of an engineering department, service or firm. They are employed by a wide range of private sector and government establishments and by consulting engineering and scientific research companies.

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Engineering Manager
Engineering Manager

Environmental Supervisor

In the forest products industry, working as an environmental supervisor means understanding how to run forestry operations in a environmentally sustainable way. You will find yourself working with other land management professionals who have the knowledge and administrative skills to follow environmental regulations and laws. Your skill set also means you can make sure environmental protection is considered during contracting and project design. Your commitment to sound legal and business practices makes you a key player in Canada’s sustainable forest products industry.

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manager, environment program
Environmental Supervisor

Industrial Engineer

The work of an industrial engineer comes down to integrating systems of people, materials, equipment and energy. Industrial engineers conduct studies and develop ways to enhance efficiency. Their work covers how equipment is used, how human resources are deployed, and how technology is integrated into operations. If you think of yourself as a versatile problem solver, industrial engineering could be a good fit. Your skill set will make you a sought-after professional in the forest products industry. It’s an industry that is focused on efficiency, innovation and environmental sustainability. Industrial engineers are designing better ways to produce lumber and other forest products. They are greening operations by integrating environmentally sustainable energy systems, like co-generation from wood waste, into mills.

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manager, industrial engineering
senior industrial engineer
Industrial Engineer

Manager, Energy & Environment

Managers of energy / environment plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the energy and environmental activities of an organization. They are employed by a wide range of private sector and government establishments.

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manager, energy & environment
senior manager, enery & environment
Manager, Energy & Environment

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineers design and build machinery and systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing and manufacturing. Canadian mechanical engineers have delivered many important technological advances for forest industries, including designing harvesting equipment and machinery for pulp and paper production. As a mechanical engineer, you get to show o­ your green credentials by maximizing the forest products industry’s ability to produce green energy. Co-generation projects, in which sawmills will burn waste wood to generate additional power, are a prime example.

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