Forester in Training (Temporary)


Date Posted: September 05, 2019

Job Location: Peace River

Job Number: CN 1953

Job Type: Full Time

Start: September 23, 2019

Company: Mercer Peace River

Address: Postal Bag 4400 Pulp Mill Site, Peace River, Alberta, Canada T8S 1V7

Job Description

Mercer Peace River Pulp Ltd. is an integral part of the Canadian forest products industry, providing the North-West, Alberta region with approximately 300 jobs while sustainably managing the forests. A career at Mercer Peace River offers an opportunity for growth, meaningful work and a collaborative learning environment. Throughout your career you will be supported by a team of highly skilled professionals and provided the self-motivating environment needed to make your goals achievable.

We have an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Forester in Training in the Woodlands Department. The Forester in Training position is responsible for providing assistance to the Woodlands department in the development of harvesting, Silviculture, and forest management plans.

Role and Responsibilities
Complete environmental health and safety inspections and reports.
Supervise and monitor the quality control of Silviculture contractors in site preparation, planting and tending programs.
Complete weed inspections, seed collection, post-harvest assessments and various growth & yield related measurements.
Responsible for data entry, test site maintenance, harvest block updates and other test site administrative duties.
Complete harvest block planning and layout.
Additional duties, as required.

Qualifications and Experience.
Post-secondary education, diploma or degree, in forestry related studies.
Member or eligible to become a member of the Association of Alberta Forest Management Professionals (AAFMP)
Ability to operate ATV’s, snowmobiles, 4x4 vehicles, etc. in a safe manner.
Ability to perform physically demanding work
Experience working with current computer systems (GIS, GPS, and Microsoft Office applications) will be considered an asset.
Experience in integrated operations and supervision will be considered an asset.
Ability to work outdoors in various climates.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and work as part of a team and independently.

Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 0 to 1 year
  • Minimum educational level: Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Certifications:
    • Driver’s licence
  • Language: Jobs

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