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Career Opportunities

September 12, 2016

Search North America has been engaged in professional search and recruiting for clients in the forest products and related industries since 1978. We are increasing the direction of our focus on positions involving raw material acquisition, production, maintenance, sales of high quality forest products and engineering / technical service for forest products-based firms and ask for your help in filling these search assignments for our client companies. Candidates must be qualified to perform and generate POSITIVE RESULTS! Note: The following U.S.-based positions require U.S. citizenship, a current U.S. work visa or green card.
 

Administrative Positions

Manufacturing Process Improvement Engineer
Base salary to $80K, DOE. Major integrated forest products firm in Oregon is seeking a qualified Industrial Engineer to focus on improving all phases of the operation using key quantitative manufacturing variables. This job reports directly to the plant manager and exposes the selected candidate to working with all personnel in the plant. Position requires a BS degree in IE or an equivalent education. Major focus is on the use of statistical tools. Candidates should be able to design machine center experimental trials and work with quality control, engineering, maintenance, PLC programmers, and operations personnel. Selected candidate must have a positive track record in current or past manufacturing plant operations. Positive results attained in this job could increase promotion options significantly, since this company focuses on internal promotion versus hiring personnel from outside. (Search Assignment #6408)

 

Sales and Marketing Positions

Candidates with a successful track record in sales and marketing are encouraged to apply directly to Carl Jansen. 
 

Operations Management Positions

Pacific NW Lumber Operations Manager
Base salary to $100K, plus attractive bonus and benefit package. Due to pending retirement, specialty green lumber sawmill operation in the Northwest is seeking a qualified operations manager to oversee all phases of a specialty high-grade cutting mill. Selected candidate should have experience as a sawmill superintendent focused on safety, operator and maintenance training, and grade recovery. Other skills include production planning, and continuous mill improvement… focused on recovery, and grade sorting. A skillset of being able to communicate well with sales staff is essential. Excellent future with a very stable firm. (Search Assignment #6412)

Lumber Operations Support Staff Needed by Forest Products Consulting Firm
Annual income can exceed $100K plus. Well established firm with a track record of many successful design, construction and startups is seeking to expand their staff as a result of two major new sawmill startups. If you have 15+ years of experience in any phase of softwood lumber production, maintenance, or operations and are willing to relocate temporarily to selected northwest plant sites, please email or call Carl Jansen directly. This includes jobs as a plant manager and in any of the operations supervision trades. All travel and housing expenses are paid by the consulting firm. (Search Assignment #6409)

Assistant Powerhouse Superintendent
Base salary to $75K plus, DOE. Due to a recent promotion, our forest products client in Oregon is seeking an assistant to oversee all phases of a 20MW+ cogen power plant operation for an integrated forest products facility. Key skillset includes: budget and cost controls, multi-shift supervision and operator training, maintenance coordination, etc. Selected candidate should have 3 plus years power plant supervision in either offshore or onshore site locations. Solid communication/leadership skills, as well as computer competency are essential. US Navy vets are encouraged to apply. (Search Assignment #6407)

 

Maintenance and Support Positions

Lumber Regional Controls PLC Drives Tech Specialist
Base salary to $100K, DOE. Major integrated lumber company in the Southeast is seeking a skilled PLC tech in lumber operations optimization improvements. Selected candidate will oversee/train electricians and PLC techs in troubleshooting and routine maintenance support issues at multiple sawmill sties. Responsibilities also include designing and implementing improved control systems at the sites. This position reports directly to the regional manager and includes direct interface with major PLC vendors. This job allows selected candidate to interface with all key decision makers in the region. Solid written and verbal communication skills are essential. (Search Assignment #6405)

Manufacturing Plant Electrical Supervisor
Base salary to $80K plus, DOE. Mid-South sawmill complex with MSR quality control features is seeking a skilled manufacturing-based supervisor to oversee all phases of preventative maintenance, including PLC upgrades. Skillset includes 5 or more years experience in all phases of electrical maintenance, from low voltage to high voltage machinery applications. The focus is on reducing unscheduled downtime throughout the operation. (Search Assignment #6406)

PLC Sawmill/Planer Mill Technician
Base salary to $80K plus, DOE. Mid-Atlantic lumber operation is seeking a PLC technician skilled in improving scanning and machine control system applications from the green end, drying and surfacing lumber processing operations. 5 years of proven tech service support in any manufacturing related operation is essential. (Search Assignment #6410)

Lumber Maintenance Staff Support Needed by Forest Products Consulting Firm
Annual income can exceed $100K plus. Well established firm with a track record of many successful design, construction and startups is seeking to expand their staff as a result of two major new sawmill startups. If you have 15+ years of experience in any phase of softwood lumber production, maintenance, or operations and are willing to temporarily relocate to selected northwest plant sites, please email or call Carl Jansen directly. This includes jobs in any of the maintenance or supervision trades. All travel and housing expenses are paid by the consulting firm. (Search Assignment #6411)

Millwrights, Electricians and Electronic Techs for Pacific NW 
and Southeast Forest Products Mills: $21-$30/hr, plus Overtime and Benefit Package
Attention NCO Vets: Skilled mechanical and electrical NCO techs serving in the USN or USAF.....  Due to the pending retirements of maintenance technicians within our client companies, a critical need exists for skilled technicians with preventative maintenance skills to service high-tech mill operations. Please call Carl Jansen, a 9 year veteran with the USN and USAF, to discuss your background for a potential fit to work for our client companies. Leadership, organizational, and technical skills in hydraulics, pneumatics and/or rotating machinery, or process control systems are essential. 

 

Engineering Positions

Forest Product Manufacturing Project Engineers and CAD Designers needed for $20 MM+ new sawmill/planer projects in the Western U.S.
Well established forest product project engineering consulting firm in the NW is seeking skilled talent to service new clients focused on efficiently converting logs to lumber. Projects range from preliminary design to final design, construction and startups. CAD Designers can make $3,500+ per week, Project Engineers $4,500+ per week. Projects are seasonal depending on markets and financial resources with client companies. Candidates can also work from their homes. (Search Assignment #6377)



Be sure to visit other pages on our website for career information, resume preparation, articles regarding our industry and personal development. Search North America has many other opportunities with our client firms for qualified supervisors and managers in the electrical/mechanical maintenance, operations, engineering, administrative, sales and marketing fields. We serve clients throughout North America who produce softwood/hardwood lumber, softwood/hardwood plywood, laminated veneer lumber, oriented strandboard, medium density fiberboard, particleboard, engineered wood products, and cutstock/remanufactured wood products as well as wood processing equipment, energy generation, resin and chemical producers. For a confidential discussion or further information contact Carl Jansen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at 541/593-2777. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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