Procurement Forester Intern: Louisiana 4/22/2024 +

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Location:Bastrop, Louisiana

Job Description:

Procurement Forester Intern:
At Drax, we are working towards a zero-carbon, sustainable future and you can help make this future a reality.

So, what will you be doing?
The Procurement Forester Intern will be primarily responsible for tracking and analyzing the fiber supply delivered into the Morehouse plant but will play a role in all procurement strategies across Southern NA for all wood pellet producing facilities

Who you are?
Key Accountabilities:

  • Inventory Management - Aid in conducting weekly and monthly inventories of fiber.This will involve tracking and recording inventory levels, identifying possible discrepancies, and working with fiber team members, operations team members, and suppliers to insure adequate inventory levels
  • Forest Sustainability - Participate in mill visits and logging site visits to audit sustainability practices and compliance.Gather information on sourcing practices and sustainability initiatives to support our company’s commitment to responsible sourcing
  • Supplier Relationship Management – Relay information between our teams and suppliers, including order details, delivery schedules, quality requirements, etc.They will play a key role in building and maintaining relationships with suppliers to ensure smooth communication and collaboration
  • Documentation and Reporting – Support the team in maintaining accurate records, preparing reports on inventory levels, supplier performance, and sustainability audits.They will also assist in compiling data and generating insights to inform decision making and strategy development
  • Be a proactive safety leader, creating a “Safety First” culture
  • Assist in weekly/monthly fiber inventory counts
  • Perform tract audits
  • Help in communication with fiber suppliers
  • Manage the execution of the fiber plan Assist in the development of fiber plan and budget
  • Management of 3LOG/LIMS sources and contracts, including settlement of load disputes and reconciliation of fiber receipts

Knowledge, Skills and Experience required:

  • On path to obtaining a Bachelors degree in Forestry or Natural Resources, supply Chain Management
  • Advanced MS Office skills, specifically Excel; proficient with PowerPoint and Word
  • Must be analytical and data-driven
  • Ability to use statistical analysis tools a plus
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Project & time management skills are necessary
  • High level of personal integrity and professionalism

How You Need to Act:
Embodies the Drax Values and Behaviors and is a role model for them in all actions:
We care about what matters – we help each other achieve the things that are important to each of us
We’re a can-do kind of place – we’re empowered and encouraged to make informed decisions, take action and do the right thing
We see things differently – we share inspiration and insight right across Drax, and search for new ideas and ways of working
We listen carefully – we make sure that people feel genuinely heard, acknowledged and that what they say matters
We do what we say we’ll do – we’re proactive, committed, and reliable –and trust others to be the same

What’s it like to work at Drax?

At Drax, we’re at our best when we help each other achieve the things that are important to each of us. We’re passionate about our role in providing a supply of stable, renewable energy and if you want to play your part, then why not apply today?

Apply By:7/22/2024

Posted By: KBrasher

Manager Global Forest Technology and Resource Economics Tennessee 4/9/2024 +

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Organization:International Paper

Location:Memphis, Tennessee

Job Description:

Position Title: Manager - Global Forest Technology and Resource Economics
Relocation Assistance Provided

Pay Rate: $152,300 - $203,000
Multiple factors, including Individual experience, skills and abilities will determine where an employee is ultimately placed in the pay range. Variable pay may provide additional opportunities for financial awards. This job is eligible to participate in IP’s management incentive plans.

Category/Shift: Salaried Full-Time

Physical Location:
International Paper
6400 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38197
Memphis location preferred. Remote location considered.

The Job You Will Perform:
The Manager– Global Forest Technology and Resource Economics is responsible for providing thought leadership and technical direction for International Paper’s global fiber supply activities. The successful candidate will be a member of the Global Fiber Supply Lead Team and will be an active participant in issues related to tactical and longer-term fiber supply operations. The successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communications skills, and is expected to be a safety leader, support company initiatives and policies, and be willing to take on additional tasks as they arise. The position reports to the Vice President, Global Fiber Supply in Memphis, TN.


  • Ensure integration of best technical information and approaches into IP’s evaluation of domestic & global fiber supply issues & opportunities.
  • Identify emerging trends/opportunities/challenges/technologies relevant to IP’s fiber supply strategy and translate them into actionable recommendations.
  • Lead IP’s multidisciplinary collaborative interactions with external technology programs and partners relevant to fiber supply (e.g., universities, governmental agencies, advocacy groups, contract service providers, etc.)
  • Collaborate with internal resources (advanced analytics, disruptive technologies) to develop and integrate internal data management platforms & models (GIS, optimization, forecasting)
  • Develop improved internal decision support tools, incorporating relevant systems/technologies (remote sensing, resource data, market models)
  • Provide technical guidance on the impacts of climate change and forest carbon issues related to fiber supply concerns, sustainability, and policy development.
  • Refine IP’s quantification and management of risk in its fiber supply chain.

The Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge You Will Bring:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (experience within last 5 years):

  • Excellent analytical and statistical skills, including an understanding of sampling and modern analytics. Knowledge of modern computer programming languages and statistical software (e.g., R, Python, SAS, SQL), and familiarity with remote sensing methods and data sources used to monitor forests and land uses.
  • Familiarity with forest inventory and monitoring methods and databases, including the USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory & Analysis (FIA) database; understanding of how to apply FIA data, including its use in economic and timber supply modeling; knowledge of the theory and principles of forest biometrics, forest economics, forest management, and related disciplines.
  • Understanding of forest carbon dynamics & carbon offset markets
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, presentation skills, and demonstrated professional writing skills.
  • Understanding of the impact of domestic and international macroeconomic changes on wood prices, including regional and local supply/demand relationships and the effects of these relationships on historical, current, and future wood prices.
  • Ability to discern company wood supply research needs and to translate them into clear, objective candidate projects.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, working independently and as a team player in a dynamic work environment.


  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Managing Through Systems
  • Customer Focus
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Getting things done
  • Business Analytics
  • Planning
  • Teamwork
  • Strategic Agility
  • Business Acumen
  • Creativity/innovation
  • Drive for Results
  • Approachability
  • Listening
  • Action Oriented
  • Ethics & Values

EDUCATION: Highly preferred earned doctoral degree in forest biometrics, forest mensuration, forest economics, or a related field. An MS degree in an appropriate scientific discipline and five or more years of experience demonstrating increasing levels of personal/professional growth and leadership responsibility.

The Benefits You Will Enjoy: International Paper offers a benefits package that includes health, welfare and retirement plans including Medical, Dental, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-term and Long-term Disability, 401(k), Company-funded retirement contributions, Paid Time Off, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement), Student Loan Repayment Assistance, and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets.

The Career You Will Build:

  • Leadership training
  • Promotional opportunities

The Impact You Will Make: We continue to build a better future for people, the planet, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 125 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP.

The Culture You Will Experience: International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. We have team members all around the world with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. These are our strengths. We are committed to creating a culture where all individuals are respected, valued, engaged and have an opportunity to do their best work every day. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly inclusive and diverse culture.

The Company You Will Join: International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2022 were $21.2 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting

Apply By:7/9/2024

Posted By: KBrasher

Lumber Mill Lead Man Alabama 2/27/2024 +

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Organization:Fitt's Industries, Inc.

Location:Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Job Description:


In 1985 Fitts saw a need in the market for an expansive offering of ready to ship stair products for the building materials industry. What we embarked on changed the future of the stair parts industry. Today, our depth of product offering combined with superior US manufacturing capabilities answers the call for critical stair part needs. Able to deliver one-off custom products, as well as high volume stair parts, Fitts' innovative concepts and designs are reshaping the modern era of staircases and redefining the relationship between the utilitarian and the aesthetic.

Family owned and operated since 1947, Fitts Industries' focus remains the same – we are driven by customer satisfaction and excellence in manufacturing and are a recognized leader in the building materials industry. Whether you need hardwood, softwood, pre-primed, or metal stair parts, Fitts has the right products for your next project.


To follow instructions and perform the list of duties below in a speedy and organized fashion, product the proper quantity and grade to assure product will meet our customers’ expectations.



1.       To know all products by category and grade by species i.e., rail, newels, treads, risers, etc.

2.       To understand the process of ripping first operations for best yield to product desired product quantity.

3.       To understand how the cut line cuts material based on value of each cut in cut bill.

4.       To understand the proper grade for specific product i.e., FAS for all solid handrail in the long length products (14’ thru 16’) and #1com for solid cap and as much all solid from that length of lumber.

5.       To understand the general operation of rework to product the largest part possible from the material being reworded.

6.       To be able to measure the output of material by board footage and maintain record of labor hours needed to process that material.

7.       Understand the planer operation and set up to assure proper dressing of lumber to attain correct thickness of material.



1.       Maintain and organize all inventory thru tags for ripped stock and cut stock in Rip Mill

2.       Report an accurate inventory monthly

3.       Maintain all machinery and equipment in good working order.

4.       Maintain production quotas for rip mill.

5.       Maintain and maximize yield for rip mill and keep a running yield study possibly by vendor.

6.       Responsible for quality of all stock produces thru mill.

7.       Maintain a rip yield of no less than 90%

8.       Chop line yields should meet or exceed 85%

9.       Use the appropriate length lumber to produce the lengths you need with the fewest short possible.

10.   Make certain we do not produce too much on accumulation due to lumber length and arbor set ups.

11.   Organize all ripped inventory by specie and width.

12.   If edgings are produced it is imperative this be edge glued immediately after each run of rip mill.

13.   Assure all counts are correct with the proper grade for the product line. To de-stack lumber at the appropriate time to store in dry shed and assure lumber is properly coded for grade and footage once doing so.


Apply By:5/27/2024


Posted By: Cindy Woodring

Outdoor Products Specialist Mississippi 1/11/2024 +

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Location:JACKSON, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Outdoor Products Specialist will join a team of Product Specialists who handle a variety of responsibilities for Forestry Suppliers, Inc., including:

  • Assisting customers with product selection and product support and usage training for outdoor and natural resource professions, as well as archaeology, arborist, geology, surveying and construction, and more.
  • Attend conventions and trade shows related to natural resource and other outdoor professions
  • Provide input regarding the selection of new products
  • Assisting in the production and proofing of marketing materials
  • Provide other internal departments with product support knowledge as needed

We are seeking an applicant who exhibits:

  • Integrity of the highest degree<
  • A utility player mentality who is enthusiastic about learning new skills and generating innovative solutions to solve work challenges and identify opportunities
  • A confident, friendly, positive attitude that shows everything you do as a welcome opportunity to learn more about Forestry Suppliers, Inc.
  • An ability to treat confidential material appropriately
  • Ability to learn quickly and prioritize effectively
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively

The position is located IN PERSON at the company headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi, and involves limited overnight travel. This is NOT a remote position. Normal working hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, plus additional hours as needed. Competitive salary with excellent benefits with a long-time stable company.

How to Apply

Online at
No phone calls, please.

Required Education:

Natural resource-related bachelor’s degree (such as forestry, wildlife management, natural resources) Required.

Required Experience:

Natural resource-related bachelor’s degree (such as forestry, wildlife management, natural resources) and work experience


  • Natural resource-related bachelor’s degree  (such as forestry, wildlife management, natural resources) and work experience

  • Excellent verbal, personal, and computer skills

  • Ability to work with a group

  • Self-starter and capable of working well alone

  • Excellent driving record

  • Excellent office and clerical skills, including experience with Microsoft Office software


Based on education and experience.

Apply By:12/31/2024




P.O. Box 8397

Jackson, MS  39284-8397

Posted By: Deborah Barlow

Field Forester/Forest Technician Mississippi 8/2/2023 +

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Organization:Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.

Location:Quitman, Mississippi

Job Description:

Forest Resource Consultants, Inc. is seeking to fill a Field Forester/Forest Technician position located in the Quitman, Mississippi area. The following information describes our requirements and job responsibilities.

 Position Title: Field Forester/Forest Technician

Reports To: Account Manager

Job Description: To provide support to the FRC organization in pursuit of continuously improving the quality and productivity of services provided to clients. Basic responsibility includes assisting area manager, foresters, account managers, and appraisers in the completion of tasks focused on satisfying various clients.


  • Associate degree, bachelor's degree or higher in Forestry
  • Experience preferred (2â€Â5 years), but not required
  • Substantial intern experience will be considered
  • Exhibit good interpersonal skills
  • Selfâ€Âmotivated
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Proficient in basic Windows software, i.e., Excel, Word, Access
  • Employee must provide reliable 4WD transportation as well as automobile insurance.  Company reimburses for business use on a per mile basis at the allowable IRS rate.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct timber inventories
  • Mark sale boundaries, SMZ's, etc., as required
  • Supervise contract operations to ensure compliance of the terms of the contract
  • Check on progress of scheduled forest management activities, ensuring compliance with BMP's, governmental regulations, and company policies
  • Complete timber sale inspections
  • Collect GPS field data as required
  • Assist in timely completion of special projects
  • Present positive image of FRC at all times

Key Competencies:

  • Must be proficient in technical forestry skills
  • Motivated to plan and accomplish work with a minimum degree of supervision
  • Exhibits strong work ethic and pride in work quality
  • Ability to work efficiently with a variety of people and personalities
  • Basic understanding of the business in terms of services provided and profitability

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Competitive benefits package includes health care, life and disability insurance, 401(k) plan, optional dental insurance, vacation, and holidays.


Send resume and professional references to the following address for consideration:
Attn: Brad Edmonds
P. O. Box 75
Quitman, MS 39355


Forest Resource Consultants, Inc. is a large regional southeastern consulting firm with an excellent reputation and diverse client base, maintaining a highly ethical work standard and professional topâ€Â quality staff.

Forest Resource Consultants, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender, national origin, religion, disability, age, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law. Forest Resource Consultants, Inc. is an Eâ€Â Verify company.

Apply By:6/1/2024


Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.

P. O. Box 75

Quitman, MS  39355

Posted By: Brad Edmonds

Supervisory Research Economist Wisconsin 5/26/2023 +

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Organization:US Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory

Location:Madison, Wisconsin

Job Description:

The Forest Products Laboratory, a part of Research and Development for the U.S. Forest Service, is announcing a vacancy for a Supervisory Research Economist, GS-0110-13/14/15. The duty station is Madison, Wisconsin.

This position may be filled permanently through use of direct hire authorities or advertised competitively. All respondents will be forwarded the vacancy announcement information once it is advertised in USAJOBS.

The hiring manager is considering use of direct hire authorities available to:

  • Resource Assistants Program Direct Hire Authority (RAP DHA)
  • Veteran’s Recruitment Authority (VRA) • 30% or More Disabled Veteran
  • Individuals with Disabilities (Schedule A)
  • Current federal employees through lateral reassignments

Interested candidates must respond for direct hire consideration. Please follow instructions for responding to this notice and note direct hire authority eligibilities if you have them. To express interest in this position, by close of business June 12, 2023, send the attached form, a cover letter, resume, and documents confirming direct hire eligibility (if applicable) to Please redact personal identifying information from all documents.

Point of Contact

For more information about this position, please contact William A. (Andy) Martin, Assistant Director,

About the Position

This position includes, but is not limited to, the following key activities:

  • Responsible for selecting, defining, and conducting research related to unit.
  • Represents the unit, the laboratory, and the agency in matters related to research work unit such as economic assessments for technologies and provides comprehensive, best available science, life cycle analysis, and statistics.
  • Leads a team of scientist and support staff.
  • Generate original documents (i.e., papers, technical reports) to convey research to the public.
  • Discover and improve knowledge on the economic viability of new technologies.
  • Develop economic assessments of new or alternative technology concepts and the implications of their adoption by industry.
  • Dissemination of research through the generation of original documents (i.e., papers, technical reports) to convey research to the public, collaborators, sponsors, and government officials.

Required Key Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated originality related to economics.
  • Understanding of life cycle analysis and statistics.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Leadership and project / program management.

Other Information of Interest

  • One position(s) will be advertised.
  • The work schedule is Maxi flex.
  • Travel is required occasionally and/or overnight.
  • The Forest Service may use certain incentives and hiring flexibilities, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract highly qualified candidates.


Apply By:6/12/2024

Posted By: Kbrasher