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Western Forest Products Inc. 
Operations and Silviculture Field Planners 
Operations and Silviculture Field Planners - Multiple PositionsTO OPERATIONS AND SILVICULTURE FIELD PLANNERS - MULTIPLE POSITIONS THE OPPORTUNITY We are currently recruiting for Operations and Silviculture Field Planners on North Vancouver Island, BC. What You'll Do: Our Field Planners are responsible for field activities related to engineering layout and/or silviculture and supporting forest management and sustainability programs at their operations. Who You Are: This is a great opportunity for someone newer to their forestry career, who has a degree or diploma in Forestry or Natural Resource Management and aspirations to obtain their RPF or RFT designation. We have a clearly defined career path within our forestry team and are always looking to develop our people and promote from within. This role would progress through to a Senior Field Planner or Forester once designation is achieved. Current vacancies include: Operations Field Planner, Port McNeill, BC - 1 temporary position (8 months) Operations and Silviculture Field Planner, Quatsino/Holberg, BC - 1 temporary position (8 months) Operations and Silviculture Field Planner, Quatsino/Holberg, BC - 1 permanent position Operations Field Planner, Englewood, BC - 1 permanent position About WFP's Forestry Team: WFP demonstrates an industry leading forest management strategy with a focus on silviculture, climate change, carbon management, biodiversity, public engagement, water and much more. Our Timberlands Operations are primarily located on the north and west portions of beautiful Vancouver Island. We have more than 100 Forest Professionals sustainably delivering timber from our 6 area based Tree Farm Licences and 10 volume based tenures to the 8 manufacturing facilities WFP owns and operates on Vancouver Island. If you are searching for a rewarding career where you can have a significant impact, we want to hear from you! RESPONSIBILITIES Actively participates as part of the Forestry team in field activities related to engineering layout and/or silviculture; Assists in the preparation of the various plans and assessments associated with cutblock development including: Site Plans, Harvest, Road, Silviculture and Deactivation Instructions, Cutting Permit Submissions, Road Permit Submissions and related engineering projects, and preparation of other applications as necessary; Demonstrates adherence to company safety and environmental processes and procedures Understands corporate financial goals and recommend effective and innovative strategies to drive project cost efficiencies; Follows and implements principles in support of sustainable, integrated resource management; Participates effectively in programs designed to improve safety, reduce operational costs, and maximize value and margins while meeting customer requirements. QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience 1-2 years of experience in a Forestry Co-op or Field planner positions an asset; Post-secondary Degree or Diploma in Forestry or related degree in Natural Resource Management; Eligible for accreditation with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (RPF or RFT). Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies Basic understanding and comprehension of Forest Management and Land Use Planning; Ability to work in a team environment and possess good communication skills; Basic working knowledge of legal regulations and requirements related to BC crown and private land forest operations; Experience with forestry software (CENFOR (GENUS), Survey Wizard, Plant Wizard) as well as technology (i.e. LiDAR) would be considered an asset. LIVE WORK PLAY Living on Vancouver Island North is an opportunity wrapped in a lifestyle. Affordable homes, diverse careers, safe and strong communities, good schools, and endless outdoor activities are present. Vancouver Island North is one of British Columbia s most abundant and diverse natural resource regions and presents a variety of geological features like deep ocean sounds, coastal inlets, mountains, glacier fields, karsts and caverns, temperate rainforests, rugged coastline, and long wide valleys. YOUR CAREER At Western Forest Products, we believe our most significant asset is our people. Investing in our people brings value and success to our business, ensuring a safe, engaged, productive and continuously improving workplace. We offer challenging opportunities working alongside the best in the industry to meet your career and professional development goals while providing competitive total rewards and recognition. WESTERN OVERVIEW Western Forest Products (WFP) is a leading forest products company that manufactures high-quality wood products and sustainably manages forests. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia with operations in the coastal region of B.C. and Washington State, Western meets the needs of customers worldwide with a specialty wood products focus and diverse product offering. Our large investment in manufacturing and progressive approach to safe and sustainable forestry practices ensures the health and prosperity of our business, forests and communities for generations to come. Please apply online at: http://www.westernforest.com/careers (1123309h)




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