Silviculture Forester - Pembina Timberlands [8004]
Weyerhaeuser Company - Drayton Valley, AB

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Reporting to the Geographic Team Leader, and working as part of an operations group that manages forest planning, harvest and haul operations, road construction, and silviculture, the primary responsibilities of the Silviculture Forester are to:

  • Act as a safety role model and safety ambassador, both internally to Weyerhaeuser and with external contacts.
  • Develop plans for, and implement, silviculture operational activities in cooperation with other geographic team members. These will include developing site prescriptions, site preparation, stand tending, tree planting, and silviculture surveys.
  • Ensure a high level of safety and environmental training and performance is maintained in our contractor workforce, including conformance to the Pembina Timberlands’ Contractor Safety Management System and our Environmental Management System.
  • Ensure operations have obtained all necessary approvals (government, stakeholders, land use, road use, etc) and conditions/expectations identified in these approvals are met.
  • Work with the Team Leader to ensure costs are understood, tracked, and actions are taken to meet or exceed plan expectations.
  • Cooperate with the other operations team members to maximize efficiencies though the Timberlands value chain.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with Alberta Government and other contacts.

The town of Drayton Valley, Alberta is a vibrant community with a population of 7000 people located 1.5 hours west of Edmonton (

About Our Timberlands Business
We’re experts in growing, nurturing, harvesting and replanting trees without harming the environment or exhausting the supply. Our timberlands team attracts world-class professionals who understand how to make the most of our remarkable, renewable resource — to meet the needs of our investors, customers and communities today, and for decades to come.

About Weyerhaeuser
For more than a century, Weyerhaeuser has grown and harvested trees to make innovative products that meet important human needs. We’re serious about safety, focused on performance and proud of what we do. In every corner of our company, you’ll find talented people who care about each other, the communities where we operate, and the planet we all share.
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  • Safety and responsible environment stewardship as core values
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities with a collaborative interpersonal approach
  • Strong analytical abilities and a continuous improvement mentality to drive improvements in both regeneration success rates and costs.
  • Strong organizational skills; a “systems” approach to planning and operations.
  • Strong results orientation and an ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with team members and a diverse group of customers and stakeholders.
  • Comfort working with large data sets and / or forestry planning systems would be an asset.
  • B.Sc. in Forestry or a related environmental field, or a comparable combination of education and experience. Eligibility to apply for Alberta RPF status would be considered an asset.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience related to aspects of this role.

Weyerhaeuser is an Equal Opportunity Employer building a capable, committed, diverse workforce.

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