Our Lower Columbia Region has an opening for a Harvest Manager, based out of our Castle Rock office. This position reports to the St. Helens Harvest Lead, with additional accountabilities to the Region Harvest Manager for harvesting activities in the area. This is a full-time, exempt position, with salary level dependent on skills and experience.
We are looking for an energetic, motivated, and innovative individual to join our harvesting team for this unique opportunity to implement the new logging technologies of today on this very same landscape and beyond. With the advent of cable assist cutting and logging operations and renewed emphasis in the Pacific Northwest in grapple yarder and drone technology, our logging operations are some of the most advanced in the world and continue to rapidly change with the times.
If the idea of managing industry leading and innovative harvesting practices on an industrial tree farm of unparalleled scale intrigues you – then look no further. Our future is growing. Join our team today.
Weyerhaeuser’s St Helens tree farm has been one of the largest sources of sustainably harvested logs in the Pacific Northwest for over one hundred years. Located in the Kalama and Toutle River Valleys of southwest Washington, our diverse team of Harvest Managers, Silviculturists and Engineering specialists work together to manage some 385,000 acres of the most productive forest land in the Western United States.
40 years ago, when Mt St Helens erupted, a previous generation of Weyerhaeuser foresters worked to quickly salvage and replant some 35,000 acres of the volcano’s blast zone, marking a moment in modern forestry that has never been repeated. Today that same ground is reaching a mature, harvestable age.
As a Harvest Manager, you are responsible for the management of safety, environmental stewardship, quality, production, and costs associated with the company and contract harvesting operations. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Harvest plan execution in compliance with the regional and area harvesting strategy, and the annual budget plan
- Manage hourly IAM employees, adhering to labor relations principles and abiding by the guidelines outlined in the collective bargaining agreement
- Educate and confirm employees are adhering to the SFI standards and safety policies
- Contract administration: negotiate, prepare, supervise, monitor compliance, payment management
- Develop and track budgets and key harvesting metrics
- Ensure log quality specifications for raw material at all customer markets and how log characteristics affect delivered raw material and standing timber values
- Assist with forest engineering activities around planning and field implementation of road layout, road construction, road maintenance, cable/ground-logging systems, and harvest unit layout
- Forecast harvesting projects and expenditures
- Advocate, model and inspect for safe work practices
- Act as company representative with landowners, government agencies, and community representatives
- Ensure compliance with state and federal safety statutes, environmental requirements and Weyerhaeuser resource and stewardship goals
- Collaborate with others on the area and region teams to ensure alignment with goals and objectives
- Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Forestry or related field OR an equivalent combination of education and work experience
- Preference: bachelor’s degree or (higher) + at least two years’ experience working with logging systems, technology and equipment
- At least two years of experience leading employees, contractors or processes
- Willingness to abide by established safety standards
- General knowledge of state and federal forest practice rules/statutes
- Team building, communication, analytical and critical thinking skills
- Proficiency in use of personal computers and related software applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Geographical Information Systems
- Ability to develop, prioritize, plan, implement and manage activities to meet targets and deadlines with occasional extended work periods and weekend work
- Experience in project management and contract administration
- Willing to work independently in an office setting and travel to destinations in the woods
- Willing to spend a minimum of 50% of work time in the field, working on steep or broke ground covered with slash and brush, and in all weather conditions
- Valid driver’s license is required, as work involves driving company vehicles on rough roads (25,000 miles per year)
Compensation: This role is eligible for our annual merit-increase program, and we are targeting a salary range of $77K – $115K based on your level of skills, qualifications and experience. You will also be eligible for our Annual Incentive Program, which offers a cash bonus targeting 7% of base pay. Potential plan funding may range from zero to two times that target.
Benefits: When you join our team, you and your dependents will be offered coverage under our comprehensive employee benefits plan, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, and life insurance. We offer a pre-tax Health Savings Account option which includes a company contribution. Other benefit options are also available such as voluntary Long-Term Care and Employee Assistance Programs. We also support personal volunteerism, sponsor a host of diversity networks, promote mentoring, and provide training and development opportunities to help you chart your path to a fulfilling career.
Retirement: Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan, which includes a paid company match in addition to our annual contribution equal to 5% of your base salary.
Paid Time Off or Vacation: We provide eligible employees who are scheduled to work 25 hours or more per week with 3-weeks of paid vacation to use during your first year of employment. In addition, after being employed for six months, eligible employees begin to accrue vacation for future use. We also recognize eleven paid holidays per year, providing a total of 88 holiday hours
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.
We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.
We believe trees are a remarkable resource that can and should be managed responsibly to make a range of products that meet human needs, while also providing recreation, wildlife habitat, and other important ecosystem benefits.
For more than a century, we’ve been taking care of forests to make life better.
Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of our five core values and we strive to maintain a culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team.
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