Obishikokaang Resource Corporation employs a Forestry Operations Technician who performs a variety of mostly outdoor assignments and implements complicated forest management projects. This technician works independently, drives a vehicle to often-changing forest jobsites, walks on forest slopes, and uses their applied-knowledge to complete assigned tasks.
Forestry technician assignments may include: contract inspect & administer, contract prepare, survey & inventory, locate & assess, field measure & record, field designate, plan & design, quality control, appraisal, bid & negotiate, purchase & trade, and assist the professional foresters. As the most common technician job, the forestry technician has four different specialties:
- Sale Preparation Technician—Performs jobs such as: timber cruising; timber marking; unit boundary layout & traverse; cable profiles; harvest designation; GIS mapping; inventory examinations
- Timber Harvest Technician— Performs jobs such as: timber appraisal; logging contract inspection & oversight; log quality control; log yard/deck sorts; bidding; log buying; timber procurement
- Reforestation Technician— Performs jobs such as: regeneration plans; contract inspection & oversight for tree planting, site preparation, erosion control seeding, cone collection, stocking survey, seedling protection, release-vegetation control, predator control, invasive brush control, slash piling
- Stand Management Technician— Performs jobs such as: pre-commercial thinning; fertilization; forest protection; fire prevention; road monitoring; road gating & access management; recreation management; GIS mapping of features; special uses
- Drivers License
- High school diploma or GED; preferred study in forestry technology at high school, trade school or community college
- Learn from work with experienced forestry technician
- Demonstrated safe performance; written forestry handbooks and technical guides; on-the-job-training.
- Work experience as a forestry aid, logging crew or forestry crew preferred