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Assistant Planner in Port McNeill at Western Forest Products

Date Posted: 8/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Western Forest Products is looking for an Assistant Planner to join our Jeune Landing Forest Operation located in Port McNiel, B.C.


Under the supervision of the Area Forester, the Assistant Planner plays a key role in forest management.  The incumbent is primarily responsible for field activities related to engineering and/or silviculture.


Safety & Environmental Performance

  • Demonstrate adherence to company safety and environmental processes and procedures.

Financial Performance

  • Understand corporate financial goals and recommend effective and innovative strategies to drive cost efficiencies in the operation.


  • Participate effectively in programs designed to improve safety, reduce operational costs, and maximize value and margins while meeting customer requirements;
  • Participate in a culture of accountability and continuous improvement.


  • Actively participate as part of the Forestry team in field activities related to engineering and/or silviculture.
  • Assist 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.



Job Requirements


Education and Experience

  • This is considered as an entry level position.
  • Post-secondary Degree or Diploma in Forestry or related degree in Natural Resource Management; and
  • Eligible for accreditation with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (RPF or RFT).
  • Eligible for promotion to Field Forester level once experience and RPF/RFT designation is obtained.

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.

This position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early for consideration.
Internal candidates please apply to this posting and notify recruitment of your interest.