Seasonal Forestry Technician (Summer 2014) - West Forks, Maine
Plum Creek - West Forks, ME

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Plum Creek's 2014 Seasonal Forestry Technician Program (West Forks, Maine)

Plum Creek is one of the largest private landowners in the United States, with 6.8 million acres of timberlands in 20 states. We are headquartered in Seattle, publicly traded on the NYSE (Symbol: PCL) and listed on the S&P 500. Our seasonal forestry technician program provides college students and graduates the opportunity to apply the education and skills you have learned in the classroom to actual real-world situations and projects. In other words, it's that opportunity you have been waiting for to transform yourself from "book smart" to "field ready".

The program offers a chance to achieve the following:
  • Gain valuable experience in forest management
  • Collaborate with professional foresters
  • Explore forestry disciplines and career interests
  • Learn progressive practices from an industry leader
  • Earn an income
  • Build a professional network
  • Contribute to the future of sustainable forestry
What Our Seasonal Forestry Techs Do

Seasonal Forestry Techs work alongside and under the supervision of professional foresters, wildlife biologists, and other forestry professionals to actively manage Plum Creek forestland. The positions are structured as entry-level jobs that expose participants to dozens of skills and build proficiencies in a variety of forestry disciplines and duties. These areas may include:
  • Harvest planning and administration
  • Site preparation administration
  • Regeneration surveys
  • Road construction and maintenance
  • Forest products marketing and manufacturing
  • Nursery, seed orchard, and silviculture operations
  • Supporting the achievement of environmental objectives
  • Recreational operations
  • Ecological research or conservation easement formation
  • Use of current technologies, including GIS, mobile load tracking, and Xmap


Special Note: Seasonal Forestry Tech s are NOT required to be current students. We will consider both forestry graduates and current students for our Seasonal Forestry Tech positions.
  • A minimum of one year of college studies in Forestry, Forest Engineering, Natural Resources, or a related field is required. A Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in these areas is a plus.
  • Completed courses in dendrology and GIS are a plus.
  • Successful completion of a forestry summer camp or an equivalent summer field skills camp is preferred.
Additional Requirements
  • Willingness to work in all types of weather; ability to perform strenuous work in remote areas on all types of terrain.
  • Willingness to travel overnight for company purposes.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to read a map and use a compass and GPS.
  • Basic knowledge of forestry.
  • Ability to work well with co-workers/contractors/agencies in unsupervised situations.
  • Ability to accurately document work and demonstrate knowledge of and compliance with safe operating procedures.
This is a temporary, seasonal summer opportunity that is hired and paid through a temporary staffing service that will conduct pre-employment background checks and drug screens. You will have access to a company vehicle, so a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record is required. Compensation begins at $12 per hour, with additional consideration for prior work experience.

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Plum Creek is one of the largest private landowners in the United States, with 6.7 million acres and over 40 offices from coast-to-coast. We...