Silviculture Specialist

Silviculture Specialist
Employment type: Full-time
Sherri U. Sutton
City: Whitecourt
Last visit: 2014-10-10
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-10-10


Millar Western is

a progressive forest

company offering diverse,

rewarding careers in great

Alberta communities, with

excellent advancement

opportunities and a

healthy work-life balance. Grow with us.

Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. is a privately-owned, Alberta-based company that has been active in the forest business for more than a century. Operating high-tech lumber and pulp mills supplied by woodlands teams recognized for leadership in sustainable forest management, we provide stable, full-time employment in lively, friendly communities that deliver excellent quality of life.

We offer:

Industry-leading wage and benefits package that includes comprehensive dental and health insurance, a pension plan and a profit-sharing plan

Commitment to the highest safety standards, with a health and safety program recognized under initiatives such as Partners in Injury Reduction, Work Safe Alberta and the Premier's Award for Healthy Workplaces

Collaborative and respectful work environment that values the skills of our people and encourages them to take on new challenges and advance within the organization

Continuous improvement approach demonstrated in state-of-the-art technology and best practices

Live where you work – no commuting or camps

Silviculture Specialist


Millar Western’s Whitecourt Wood Products Division is seeking a Silviculture Supervisor.  Reporting to the Forestry Superintendent, the Silviculture Supervisor will work as part of a team responsible for supplying fibre to our Whitecourt lumber and pulp facilities, as well as a new, state-of-the-art sawmill in Fox Creek.  He or she will play a lead role in implementing the company’s vegetation management program, consisting mainly of aerial and ground-based herbicide application, and will work with other silviculture team members to deliver successful planting, site preparation, regeneration survey and tree improvement programs while upholding progressive, sustainable forest management practices.  Additional responsibilities will include involvement in budgeting and forecasting for the silviculture program and assessing the effectiveness of silviculture strategies in relation to plan targets.



The ideal candidate

Ideal applicants will have a post-secondary education in forestry, combined with several years of experience in operational silviculture.  Although not mandatory, experience with herbicide application supervision in a forest environment would be a considered an asset.  This position will require extended hours during peak periods.  Candidates must be eligible for registration with the College of Alberta Professional Foresters or College of Alberta Professional Forest Technologists.  Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are essential.  Experience with GIS and GPS systems and various forest certification standards, in particular ISO 14001 and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, would be considered assets.


Application deadline: October 24, 2014

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Millar Western is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants in advance; only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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If you want to work for a family-oriented company that invests in its communities and employees, and offers exciting careers in sustainable resource management and the manufacture of high-quality forest products, consider Millar Western.

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Career Level: Experienced

Years of Relevant Experience: Any

Education: Diploma

Industry: Forestry

Job Function: Manufacturing