The positions listed below are only a few of the classifications of jobs within the Bureau of Forestry. The Bureau also has positions available for Equipment Operators, Semi-Skilled Laborers, Maintenance personnel, and Mechanics. Regardless of your talent, please click the link below for more opportunities within the Bureau of Forestry and the Natural Resource industry. Please check the PA state jobs board by clicking on the link below:
A forester is a professional who specializes in forests and provides a variety of assistance in forestry and conservation. Forester careers involve all aspects of the forest lifecycle including harvesting, restoration, protection of fragile areas, and recreation. Duties vary significantly from job to job, but the following list includes typical job duties one might encounter as a forester: Caring for, planting, and managing trees or forests. Assisting with conservation. Taking inventory on how much wood can be harvested and determining costs. Protecting wildlife habitats and ways to foster new forest growth. Managing protected wooded areas.
This is technical work in the field of forest management, forest pest control, and nursery culture. A Technician performs a variety of technical forestry assignments in the areas of timber sales, fire prevention, insect and disease control, forest tree nursery development, and recreation projects. Work involves conducting surveys to accurately measure and record forest resource characteristics, summarizing and reporting field data, and implementing standard forest management practices. Assignments are received from a forestry professional through general instructions, and employees are required to interpret maps, drawings, and plans in the execution of assignments.
develops, implements, coordinates, evaluates, and promotes statewide programs designed to manage, protect, and conserve forest resources. Evaluates statewide program activities in one of the statewide programs such as: forest facilities maintenance and construction, timber sales, forest fire prevention and suppression, forest resources utilization, forest resources planning, forest road maintenance, forest insect and disease identification, forest insect spraying programs, cooperative forest management, forest recreation, employee safety, and forest tree improvement. Interprets technical program goals, objectives, priorities, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards for field personnel, co-worker, and others.
Responsibilities include patrolling the park grounds to ensure visitor safety and compliance with park rules and regulations. You will also provide information and assistance to park visitors. You will wear a uniform. Office work includes issuing boat permits, electronic correspondence and answering calls from the public. Ensure building and facility security and safety and assist in search and rescue operations.
All interested persons can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Jasimine Cooper, Director of Workforce Development at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Work Readiness Manager” in the email subject line. This position will remain open until filled.
Work Readiness Manager Reports to: Director of Workforce Development
Position Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt,
Permanent Location: In-person at our office at 201 N. Braddock Ave, #230 Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Landforce is committed to building a just world, where everyone belongs, lives in a healthy environment, and surpasses their greatest dreams. We nourish a culture of self-empowerment for people aspiring towards meaningful and stable employment, as we protect and improve the environment. At Landforce, we combine workforce development and environmental stewardship to help restore and maintain land and green space and help individuals get back to work. By providing professionally skilled crews who can assist in environmental management we are able to construct, maintain and rehabilitate trails, vacant lots, green stormwater infrastructure, and natural habitats. At the same time, we support our Crew Members’ passion to become strong employees for Landforce and future employers through training, career coaching, and other supports. This meaningful short term employment builds skills and confidence for individuals that have historically been excluded from the workforce. Over the last eight years we have hired 147 people and contributed 61,156 hours of environmental stewardship to our region. Our crew members have participated in 23,533 hours of training and 2,334 hours of case management. In a typical year, 83% of crew members complete their training with us, 71% of those who successfully enter the work phase complete their tenure with us, and 73% of our finishers go on to other employment within 2 weeks of completing our season. In 2023, 93% of our finishers showed an increase in job readiness during their tenure with us. In our most recent data (2020), 100% of respondents are still working 12 months after leaving Landforce. The average wage for our most recent cohort is $19.42/hour. We understand that creating a just and equitable world begins with intentionally establishing an organizational culture that respects people in our fullest diversity. We believe that everyone brings pre-existing skills and experience to the table, that we all can learn from each other, and that if we fully embody these beliefs, we can lead the way to create a brighter tomorrow for people and the planet.
Landforce is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. POSITION DESCRIPTION Landforce is growing and is excited about the opportunities this creates for the team and our work and future. In 2024 we will nearly double the number of Crew Members who join Landforce, and have identified a second Work Readiness Manager as an essential component of our success. The Landforce Work Readiness Manager will work closely with Landforce Crew Members to assess their current career skills, interests, and aptitudes. They will assist Crew Members to set career path goals, including future training or employment. In addition, the Work Readiness Manager will work with Crew Members to identify employment barriers, including unmet mental health needs, connecting individuals to available social/supportive services, and ensuring they reach significant career development milestones on their way to achieving their goals. The WRM will work closely with the Director of Workforce Development and our current WRM, and may be called upon to assist in training sessions and building employer, recruitment, and social service partnerships. The WRM will help build a culture focused on healing-centered engagement. We are seeking an energetic, collaborative, people-person that brings deep knowledge of community resources and counseling/casework practices with high-risk populations, including mental health treatment and the impact of trauma. We encourage people with a demonstrated passion for justice and equity to apply, and are interested in learning about your experience using asset-based communication and a focus on turning trauma-informed-care into healing-centered engagement. We look forward to welcoming a new member of our team who is eager to share their skills, who cares deeply about our dual mission, and is willing to learn alongside us as we continue to work together to build a just world for people and the planet.
Candidate will have the choice of weekly stipend of $14-$16 per hour, depending on relevant qualifications OR a scholarship award at the end of the 8-week program that may be eligible for a PHEAA match. Daily travel and work-related expenses reimbursed.
The selected candidate will operate from the central hub of the AHUG office in Kane, PA, working on a statewide environmental education project and a landscape invasive species project, while also spending time in the field networking and performing duties alongside assigned mentors (to be selected from AHUG partners in forestry, land management, logging/harvest operations, sawmilling, secondary and by-products manufacturing, economic development, promotion, state government and industry advocacy).
The goal of the Susan Swanson Memorial Internship is to develop the future leaders and entrepreneurs of the Pennsylvania forest and wood products industry by providing an immersive experience into the dynamics of the region’s natural resource and hardwood industry sectors, and the efforts to provide advocacy, promotion, education and economic development services in support of its continued growth.
The Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG) is a non-profit forest industry association, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and private industry, committed to promoting the long-term economic growth and development of the forest and wood products industry of Northwest and North Central PA. In accomplishing our mission, AHUG’s efforts are focused on promotion of the industry and its products; encouraging sustainable, science-based management of our region’s natural resource assets; providing industry representation, outreach and training; providing career awareness and public education programming; and providing support for hardwood research and development.
Susan Swanson was a lifelong resident of the McKean County, PA and was involved in Pennsylvania’s hardwood industry for over 40 years. She began her career by providing administrative support to her husband’s logging business, then moving to AHUG as an Administrative Assistant before taking over as the Executive Director in 1997. Under Susan’s leadership, AHUG fostered a reputation for being the “go-to” organization in the Allegheny region on issues involving the hardwood industry, partnering with other agencies and organizations to tackle topics ranging from natural resource access to workforce and economic development. She forged strong working relationships on the local, state and national level that helped to save jobs and bolster the economic prosperity of the Allegheny region hardwood industry. Susan was as comfortable talking politics in Washington DC as she was spending a day in the woods with school students.
Based on Experience
The General Labor must be highly flexible individuals and possess solid interpersonal skills allowing them to work effectively in a diverse, team, working environment. You will work in our manufacturing operations with other employees focusing on workplace efficiency and product quality, while maintaining a clean and environmentally safe work area through the implementation of 5S procedures. A knowledge of machinery and maintenance, plus an understanding of optimization and quality guidelines is a plus. Through a dedication to continuous improvements with special emphasis on safety, quality, environment, production, and cost, you will be an essential member of the Weaber, Inc. Team.
Weaber, Inc. offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time team members, including:
Weaber, Inc. is one of the nation's leading hardwood manufactures. The combination of advanced technology and strict standards help our state-of-the-art facility produce High Quality Hardwood Products. It is this quality that our customers have come to rely on.
If you are passionate about the work you do and want to join an amazing team that will invest in your future, we want you here! For more information regarding our open position please visit our website at Weaber.com or call (717) 867-4694 ext. 290.
Weaber, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.
Based on Experience
Weaber is hiring truck drivers, experienced and beginners! Start immediately on a rewarding career in the Hardwood Lumber Industry with a local company that has been around for 80 years.
Truck drivers are always in demand, now more than ever. The economy and our daily operations heavily rely on them. Experienced drivers looking to make a change from being on the road all the time will be put to work right away with scheduled runs that bring them back home 3 nights out of a 5 day work week.
Whether you are a seasoned driver wanting to shift gears or you’ve always loved the idea of driving a big truck and experiencing the freedom of being on the road, apply with us. Here’s what we are offering:
CDL A Tuition Sponsored Training for those who do not have their CDL license. Weaber will provide either upfront payment to a Weaber preferred driving school OR tuition reimbursement after completion.
Family / work balance - Be home 3 nights a week out of a 5 day work week.
Stability - Year-round employment
Consistency - Paid weekly with monthly bonus eligibility
Benefits - Group Medical Insurance, Vision Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, and 401K Plan with Company Contribution
Satisfaction - Build relationships with customers and know they are counting on you every day
Pride - You will be transporting materials used in thousands of homes nationwide
Call our the Weaber Career Center today at (717) 867-4694 ext. 290 or apply online using our website’s Job Portal at www.Weaber.com.
$30 - $40 per hr.
The Industrial Electrical and Controls Supervisor is responsible for the maintenance, troubleshooting and preventative maintenance on Industrial electrical equipment and systems. We are seeking an experienced Industrial Electrician with plc programming experience to undertake a variety of tasks relating to setting up and maintaining our electrical infrastructure.
The Millwright Mechanic works on industrial machinery, mechanical equipment, and components, including mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, fuel, lubrication, cooling and exhaust systems, and pumps, fans, tanks, conveyors, presses, generators, and pneumatic and hydraulic controls.
Who We Are and What We Do? Weaber, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading hardwood manufacturers. The combination of advanced technology and strict standards help our state-of-the-art facility produce High Quality Hardwood Products. It is this quality that our customers have come to rely on.
If you are passionate about the work, you do and want to join an amazing team that will invest in your future, we want you here! For more information regarding our open position please visit our website at www.Weaber.com or call (717) 867-4694 Ext. 290. Weaber, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.
Weaber, Inc. offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time team members, including:
Weaber is seeking an experienced Diesel Mechanic for 1st or 3rd shift in their Hardwood Lumber Mill. The Diesel Mechanic is responsible for performing periodic maintenance, repair, replacement and troubleshooting on various models of forklift equipment. Weaber, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading hardwood manufactures. The combination of advanced technology and strict standards help our state-of-the-art facility produce High Quality Hardwood Products. It's this quality that our customers have come to rely on.
If you are passionate about the work you do and want to join an amazing team that will invest in your future, we want you here! For more information regarding our open position please visit our website at Weaber.com or call (717) 867-4694 ext. 290. Weaber, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.
Weaber, Inc. offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time team members, including:
$16.50/ hr to start or higher with experience
Description: Offering variety, stability and a teamwork environment producing high quality wood products. A machine operator will learn how to identify quality standards in lumber and ripped blanks, operate gang rip, chop computer optimized systems, planers, glue wheel, sanding and priming equipment. Mainly for the custom cabinet, furniture, and architectural millwork industries. Training to rotate and lead a three-person crew is available. Pay level- $18.00/hr to start- higher depending on experience. Lewis Lumber Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Working as an important member of our team, the Lumber Grader will evaluate & grade green lumber products based on NHLA Hardwood Lumber Grading Rules and Standards.
Duties and responsibilities includes but not limited to...
Brownlee Lumber, Inc. is a global leader in the production of premium quality hardwood products. We take pride in our commitment to excellence, innovation, and superior craftsmanship. Join our team as a Maintenance Technician / Mechanic and play a crucial role in ensuring the reliability and efficiency of our manufacturing operations. Are you a dynamic Maintenance Technician / Mechanic seeking new opportunities for growth? This is a unique opportunity to play a crucial role in several upcoming capital projects and drive innovation on our production line.
Brownlee Lumber Company, Inc. is seeking a skilled and safety-conscious Maintenance Technician / Mechanic to join our team on the first shift. As a Maintenance Technician / Mechanic, you will be responsible for performing maintenance, repairs, and diagnostics on manufacturing plant equipment, heavy machinery, and light-to-heavy trucks, contributing to the seamless operations of our facilities. Additionally, you will participate in the planning and installation of several upcoming major capital projects.
Starting hourly rate $18-$23, reflecting your expertise and contributions. Overtime Opportunities Are Available! Elevate your career with Brownlee Lumber, where exceptional quality and growth opportunities await. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!
Based on Expereince
We are seeking a Supply Planning and Purchasing Manager for our hardwood manufacturing operations. The supply planning and purchasing manager will manage all purchasing activities and establishes strategic purchasing processes and procedures. Maintains relationship with vendors or suppliers and negotiates contracts for major purchases. Evaluates and analyzes purchasing and pricing trends to identify forecast demand and minimize purchasing costs. Ensures that project / department milestones / goals are met by adhering to approved budgets. Manage all aspects of purchasing to support organizational operations efficiently and cost-effectively.
Manages all purchasing activities and establishes strategic purchasing processes and procedures. Maintains relationship with vendors or suppliers and negotiates contracts for major purchases. Evaluates and analyzes purchasing trend and price trend to identify forecasting demand and minimize purchasing costs. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Manage all aspects of purchasing to support organization operations efficiently and cost-effectively.
Cummings Lumber Company is currently seeking an experienced Sawmill Manager for its sawmill and kiln operations to strategically plan, organize, coordinate, manage, and evaluate the work activities and resources necessary for a successful operation. Located in Troy PA, Cummings Lumber Company has successfully operated since 1929 producing quality hardwood products with exceptional service.The Mill manager will lead in accordance with safety, quality, grade recovery, cost and quantity specifications while striving to continuously improve in all aspects of Mill performance.
$18-$22 per hour
Brownlee Lumber Company is searching for a Lumber Grader/Inspector! this position will join the 1st shift team. Topnotch candidates will have the talent to work on a fast paced production line as a safe and skilled team member grading lumber. Brownlee Lumber is world renowned as a preferred provider to those seeking premium quality hardwood products. Our company culture focuses on People, Integrity, Courage, Endeavor, Excellence, Learning, and Balance. The Lumber Grader (Inspector) can expect EXCELLENT wages & benefits including: Health, Life, Vision and Dental Insurance PTO - Paid Vacation and Floating Holidays Paid Sick Leave Rewards and Recognition Programs 401(k) Flexible Spending Account / Health Saving Account Learning and Development Opportunities Regular Company Celebrations / Events Employer Assistance Program.
The Lumber Grader (Inspector) can expect EXCELLENT wages & benefits including: Health, Life, Vision and Dental Insurance PTO - Paid Vacation and Floating Holidays Paid Sick Leave Rewards and Recognition Programs 401(k) Flexible Spending Account / Health Saving Account Learning and Development Opportunities Regular Company Celebrations / Events Employer Assistance ProgramBrownlee Lumber - The Best Place to Grow Your Career in Lumber Manufacturing Apply here today or visit our website.