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Forest Technician

Company: Roseburg Forest Products
Location: North Bend
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Founded in 1936, Roseburg Forest Products is a privately owned company and one of North America's leading producers of particleboard, medium density fiberboard and thermally fused laminates. Roseburg also manufactures softwood and hardwood plywood, lumber, LVL and I-joists. The company owns and sustainably manages more than 600,000 acres of timberland in Oregon, North Carolina and Virginia, as well as an export wood chip terminal facility in Coos Bay, Ore. Roseburg products are shipped throughout North America and the Pacific Rim. To learn more about the company please visit
PurposeThis is an entry level position with a focus on learning the basic principles of silviculture and applied intensive forestry as practiced by Roseburg. This is a supervised field oriented position with workload usually assigned by the District Forester and/or Senior Forester. Key Responsibilities

  • Administer and inspect contractor work for compliance with contract specifications for various silvicultural activities including but not limited to; tree planting, pre-commercial thinning, vegetation management, and animal damage control
  • Conduct stocking surveys and become proficient in identifying and developing vegetation management and restocking prescriptions
  • Perform inventory cruising field work to RRC specifications
  • Perform harvest unit layout including riparian buffers and road design to RRC specifications
  • Assist other foresters with slash burning and become familiar with burn permitting procedures and regulations as they relate to smoke management and air quality control
  • Use a working knowledge of herbicides, their modes of action, and field application techniques to execute field work
  • Develop a working understanding of state rules and regulations pertaining to forest practices and reporting procedures governing operations.
  • Use knowledge of brush species common in our operating area to execute a brush control plan as assigned
  • Secure an Oregon Private Pesticide Applicators License within 6 months of hire and maintain through continuing education
  • Become qualified at the LRB level for wildfire suppression in conjunction with agency partners
  • Independently recognize and solve complex issues in the assigned work package
  • Continuously gain knowledge and skills as informed by the assigned development plan
  • Maintain good relationships with the public and neighbors at all times
  • Represent the Company positively in all interactions with agencies and industry cooperators
  • Models company core values
  • Other duties as assigned
    Required Qualifications
    • High School diploma with 6-12 months related forestry field experience
    • Physically capable of working productively on steep and adverse terrain in all weather conditions
    • Ability to work alone and navigate in the woods using paper maps, digital devices and/or aerial photos
    • Proficient in the safe use of 4X4 trucks on steep terrain and on varied road surfaces

Keywords: Roseburg Forest Products, Eugene , Forest Technician, Professions , North Bend, Oregon

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