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Graduate Research Assistant Mississippi 4/28/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

 

 

MS Graduate Research Assistantship in Forest Biometrics

Job Description:

One graduate research assistantship for the M.S. in Forest Biometrics is available in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University. The assistantship will include stipend, 100% tuition waiver, and reimbursement for cost of student health insurance policy. The successful candidate will work on an integrated project that aims to develop methods and models to meet the needs pertaining to the evolving resource management objectives; use combination of ground measurement and remote sensing data to understand forest structure and change; and assess trend in forest productivity and change in the southern United States. Results of this research will assist forest managers and policy makers in the region to make informed forest management decisions. The expected start date is Fall Semester of 2021.

Qualifications:

Candidates for this position must have an undergraduate degree in Forest Sciences, Forest Ecology, Forest Management, or a related field. Applicants must have a strong quantitative background with fundamental knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics. Excellent written and oral communication skills are expected. Some programming experience using statistical software (e.g., R or SAS) and proficiency in GIS would be preferred.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts and test scores, and the names and contact information of three references by email as a single PDF file to Dr. Krishna Poudel at krishna.poudel@msstate.edu. Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A full application to the Graduate School will be required for an official offer to be made.

Additional information can be found at the MSU Department of Forestry website (https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/forestry/graduate.asp) and the MSU Office of Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu/).

 

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

 

 

Required Education:

Undergraduate degree in Forest Sciences, Forest Ecology, Forest Management or related field.

Skills:


Candidates for this position must have an undergraduate
degree in Forest Sciences, Forest Ecology, Forest Management, or a related
field. Applicants must have a strong quantitative background with fundamental
knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics. Excellent written and oral
communication skills are expected. Some programming experience using
statistical software (e.g., R or SAS) and proficiency in GIS would be preferred.


Salary:

Tuition remission and monthly stipend


Apply By:7/28/2021

Email:krishna.poudel@msstate.edu


Posted By: Dr. Krishna Poudel

MS Logger Equipment Operator Academy Instructor Mississippi 4/28/2021 +
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Organization:Hinds Community College

Location:Raymond, Mississippi

Job Description:

Position Title: MS Logger Equipment Operator Academy Instructor

Job Description: The MS Logger Equipment Operator Academy Instructor will be responsible for teaching the assigned classes of students according to the overall goals and objectives of the department, advancing the students’ knowledge of the subject matter. This position will report to the Vice-President of Workforce and Community Development

GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE FUNCTION
The MS Logger Equipment Operator Academy Instructor will be responsible for teaching the assigned classes of students according to the overall goals and objectives of the department, advancing the students’ knowledge of the subject matter. This position will report to the Vice-President of Workforce and Community Development.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Mandatory:

  • Candidates with an Associate Degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years of directly related experience in the Logger Equipment Operator trade is required.
  • Extensive experience operating and maintaining a wide variety of logging equipment (loaders, graders, skid-steer)

Preferred:
Candidates have one or more of the following industry-recognized credentials:

  • NCCER Core
  • NCCER Heavy Equipment Operations-Level 1; Certification
  • OSHA 10
  • Forklift Certification and other relevant credentials
  • PLM Qualification.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Teach assigned classes according to Board policies.
  • Issue to students a course syllabus at the beginning of the semester and objective sheets for each unit of the course during the semester.
  • Keep classes in session for the full scheduled time. (Classes identified in the schedule as independent study classes will meet according to requirements of the instructor.)
  • Set aside sufficient time for student conferences, guidance, and tutorial assistance.
  • Keep prompt, up-to-date, accurate records of attendance, grades, and other reports.
  • Follow the required institutional process for recording student attendance and identifying “no-shows” in a timely manner.
  • Work a 12-month employee contract on campus from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Participate in the establishment, assessment, and review of Student Learning Outcomes.
  • Attend general faculty, division, and departmental meetings.
  • Participate in student/teacher and faculty/administrator evaluations and performance review conferences.
  • Meet reporting requirements of the Workforce, and Career and Technical Education divisions of the Mississippi Community College Board.
  • Develop a personal and professional improvement plan in those areas deemed necessary as a result of evaluations.
  • Serve on committees as appointed.
  • Participate in departmental meetings, formulation, execution, and evaluations of departmental goals and objectives.
  • Cooperate in the execution of the college, division, and department policies.
  • Recommend budgetary items and submit appropriate documentation for ordering items to the Dean’s or Director’s office.
  • Participate in the selection of textbook and library materials.
  • Participate in staff development activities, professional associations, presentations, publications, applied educational research, consulting, evaluations, and similar activities which enhance the individual and the education profession.
  • Use teaching techniques that include the effective utilization of resources that motivate students to achieve their potential.
  • Assume responsibility for inventory, care, and maintenance of instructional equipment and supplies.
  • Present a personal appearance in keeping with contemporary community standards for a professional person.
  • Supervisory responsibilities as assigned.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds Specific abilities required by this job include close vision.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, and the employee is occasionally required to perform job responsibilities in the outdoors and off site.

Full Time/Part Time: Full time

Position Type: 12 Month 260 Days

Job Classification: Faculty - Technical, Faculty - Vocational

Scheduled Hours: 37.5

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Apply By:7/28/2021


Posted By: KBrasher

Product Support Specialist Mississippi 4/9/2021 +
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Organization:FORESTRY SUPPLIERS, INC.

Location:JACKSON, Mississippi

Job Description:

Job Description

The Forestry Products Support Specialist will handle a variety of responsibilities for Forestry Suppliers, including:

- Assisting customers with product selection and product support and usage training for forestry and other outdoor/natural resource professions

- Customer support related to activities on website

- Attend conventions/trade shows related to forestry and other outdoor professions

- Provide input regarding the selection of new products

- Assisting in the production and proofing of marketing materials

- Support other departments with product support knowledge: Special Orders, Customer Service, Telephone Sales, Counter Sales, Creative, Receiving, Internet
 

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
  

Desired Skills and Expertise

- 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
 

The position is located in Jackson, Mississippi, and does require some travel (driving and flying). Normal working hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Competitive salary with excellent benefits with a long-time stable company.

 


Apply By:7/9/2021

Phone:6013543565

Email:BARLOWD@FORESTRY-SUPPLIERS.COM


Posted By: DEBBIE BARLOW

Wood Process Engineer Mississippi 5/20/2021 +
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Organization:Masonite Corporation

Location:Laurel, Mississippi

Job Description:

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Champion for the development and improvement of the various door facing forming processes, both wood based and sheet molding fiberglass compounds at the Laurel, MS location.
  • Leverage skills and tools to eliminate waste, increase capacity, and drive cost out of the organization.
  • Serve as leader to validate and standardize processes, creating consistency in performance
  • Must use expertise and analytical skills as the backbone to successfully launch, and land new product introductions and strategic process improvement projects.
  • Actively supports and assists with execution of safety initiatives within the plant. All Masonite employees are expected to be leaders in safety performance.
  • Responsible for systematically identifying and implementing improvement initiatives.
  • Drives continuous improvement projects from inception to completion, including sustainment measures.
  • Utilizes Lean tools to eliminate waste, increase capacity, and drive cost out of the process.
  • Facilitates process improvement events with plant operations teams in alignment with Operational Efficiency objectives.
  • Facilitates raw material qualification events in conjunction with Masonite research and plant operations teams.
  • Orchestrates process validation projects.
  • Acts as a crucial link in capital project pipeline development with accurate data capture and thorough analysis. Also responsible for development of process specifications and identifying critical to quality parameters.
  • Provides data analysis and technical support to manufacturing and quality functions.
  • Develops process documentation including work instructions, control plans and visual aids
  • Provides process related training to operations personnel to enhance troubleshooting skills
  • Works with equipment suppliers, Quality Managers, and other technical staff to stabilize and control manufacturing processes if they waver.
  • Once experienced, will serves as the process expert within the manufacturing areas.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Wood Science, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, or Polymer Science.
  • 5+ years’ experience in driving continuous improvement in a complex manufacturing environment performing Process/Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with compression molding tooling production and maintenance a plus
  • Experience with wood based panel production a plus o SPC Experience is a plus
  • Lean Six Sigma fluency a plus.
  • Statistical data analysis skills and technical report writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative on a wide range of project activities and situations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of a manufacturing organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage workload with flexibility and close attention to detail.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work autonomously.
  • Computer proficiency including MS Office. AutoCAD proficiency a plus.
  • Minitab and SAS software knowledge is a plus.
  • PLC programing and Pi Process Book knowledge is a plus.


Apply By:8/20/2021

Mailing:

Dennis Farrell, Technical Manager at 601-422-2295

Al Pascual, HR Manager, 601-606-9090


Posted By: KBrasher

Ph.D. Biometrics Graduate Research Assistant Mississippi 5/18/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University Department of Forestry

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Ph.D. Assistantship: Habitat Suitability Modeling for Bottomland Hardwoods Species at Mississippi State University

Deadline: 6/30/2021 – 12:00pm

Employer: Mississippi State University (Dr. Joshua J. Granger)

Job Field: Other

Job Type: Assistantship

Location: Mississippi State University (Starkville, MS)

Job Description: The Ph.D. student would work with Dr. Joshua Granger and the researchers from the College of Forest Resources at MSU and others from around the Southeast to explore habitat suitability modeling techniques for economically and ecologically important bottomland hardwood species within the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley (LMAV). This area once supported an estimated 24 million acres of bottomland hardwood forests but the anthropogenic shifts in land use have resulted in a net loss of more than 75% of these floodplain forests. Since the late 1980s, significant efforts from national and state conservation easement programs have been invested into restoring the LMAV region. Afforestation has primarily been through artificial regeneration methods such as direct seeding and planting of bareroot seedlings. Unfortunately, these efforts have often resulted in inadequate seedling survival and growth due in part to an inability to consistently match the correct species to an appropriate planting site. Without reliable, predictable, and scale-appropriate information that matches species to optimal habitats, the afforestation and reforestation efforts of land managers and conservation agencies will continue to be suboptimal. Therefore, there is a critical need for the advancement of techniques for modeling species’ habitat requirements and predicting future stand success.

The selected candidate would develop a dissertation focused on modeling and contrasting important bottomland hardwood species’ habitat requirements and forecasting future stand productivity. Given the nature of this project, the candidate would have project-specific deliverables that must be fulfilled but would be given wide latitude to pursue an array of independent research questions. It would be expected that the candidate would publish peer-reviewed manuscripts, with manuscripts ready for publication prior to graduation, and they would be required to present their research at several professional venues. The candidate will also work closely with stakeholders to disseminate findings.

Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications:

  1. M.S. in forestry, quantitative ecology, wildlife ecology, or related fields.
  2. Knowledge of GIS/geospatial analysis in R, general statistics, and modeling.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary research group.

Highly Desirable:

  1. Record of peer-reviewed publications
  2. Spatiotemporal modeling experience (e.g., spatial statistics, time series, programming)
  3. Experience working with and managing large heterogeneous data sets

Salary: Competitive stipend with tuition waiver


Apply By:8/18/2021

Email:joshua.j.granger@msstate.edu

Mailing:

Mississippi State Department of Forestry


ATTN:  Dr. Joshua Granger


PO Box 9681


Mississippi State, MS 39762-9681


Posted By: Dr. Johsua Granger

Graduate Research Assistant Mississippi 5/11/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University Department of Forestry

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Silviculture Lab in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for a funded M.S. assistantship. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Adam Polinko on research topics broadly focused in silviculture and/or stand dynamics.

Candidates that are creative, independent and passionate about silviculture, forestry or ecology are encouraged to apply. The position will likely involve long days in the field as well as behind a computer. Master’s Assistantships are 2-year positions and include stipend ($15,000 annually), tuition waiver and insurance. The start date of the position is Fall 2021.

Required qualifications:

• A bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology, ecology, natural resource management or related field

• Ability to meet all admissions requirements to the Department of Forestry M.S. program

• Demonstrated excellence in English (written and oral) communication skills

• Valid driver’s license

Preferred qualifications:

• Enthusiasm for problem solving and data analysis.

• Interest or experience in programming languages such as R and/or python.

Information about the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University as well as admissions criteria can be found at https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/forestry/index.asp and http://www.grad.msstate.edu/.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Adam Polinko by emailing a letter of interest, your CV, undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for two references using the information below. Successful applicants will also be required to apply to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

Contact Information:

Dr. Adam Polinko

Assistant Professor

Department of Forestry

Mississippi State University

E-mail: adam.polinko@msstate.edu

Phone: (662) 325-3510

Required Education:

A bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology, ecology, natural resource management or related field

Skills:

• A bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology, ecology, natural resource management or related field


• Ability to meet all admissions requirements to the Department of Forestry M.S. program


• Demonstrated excellence in English (written and oral) communication skills


• Valid driver’s license

Salary:

 Master’s Assistantships are 2-year positions and include stipend ($15,000 annually), tuition waiver and insurance.


Apply By:8/11/2021

Phone:662-325-3510

Email:adam.polinko@msstate.edu

Mailing:

Mississippi State University


Attn:  Dr. Adam Polinko


PO Box 9681


Mississippi State, MS 39762-9681


Posted By: Dr. Adam Polinko