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Research Forester-Hot Springs AR

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Weyerhaeuser Company.

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Research Forester-Hot Springs, AR','01012305','!*!At Weyerhaeuser 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 building our reputation as a leader in

sustainable forest products.

 

Position Accountability:

The successful

candidate will be a member of the Southern Timberlands Technology (STT) Team

that develops and implements new technology for growing Southern pine

plantations.   The STT Team is

responsible for research planning, coordination of activities with area

foresters, managing plot installation and measurement, data handling and

analysis and developing operating guidelines for the business. This position is

responsible for implementing all facets of the Production Forestry field

research program across Southern Timberlands by working with key scientists and

project leaders. Strong communication and coordination is required with

scientists and the entire STT Team to ensure field test sites are properly

selected, site prepared, established, maintained, measured, and documented.  The Research Forester will be able to conduct

research on various aspects of silviculture, forest soils, tree genetics, tree

physiology, plant pathology and plant nutrition.  Additionally, the position will be

responsible for transferring technological information in a practical manner to

managers, early- and mid-rotation foresters, harvesting foresters, planners,

and other relevant parties.  This

transfer of information may be in the form of group presentations, field tours,

and written reports.  Assist in all

aspects of the Production Forestry Field Research Program, as well as other

related areas of research (Environmental and Tree Improvement) as needed.

 

In addition to

formal research activities, the successful candidate is expected to stay

abreast of current science, to understand operational practices, and to

recognize research needs and challenges as they arise.

','!*!·      

At least 3 years relevant experience

·      

Basic understanding of a broad range of core

competencies including: plantation nutrition, tree physiology, tree genetics,

soils, growth and yield, and silvicultural systems

·      

Field forestry experience

·      

Contract administration (both preparing contracts

and managing the contractor)

·       MS or BS in forest management,

silviculture, soils, or a closely related field

·       Ability to manage multiple projects with competing

deadlines

·      

Excellent working knowledge of MS Office

applications

·      

Excellent computer and GIS skills

·      

Knowledge of statistical software: SAS and R

·      

Good knowledge of experimental design and the

importance of data quality

·      

Excellent team working skills,

·      

The ability to work alone safely, often in

remote areas and during periods of change, prepared to do field intensive work.

·      

Proactive problem solving skills

·      

Ability to travel up to 40% of the time, sometimes

1-2 weeks at a time often requiring irregular work hours

 

Desired Attributes:

·      

Strong math, analytical and financial analysis

skills including but not limited to interpreting research data, generating

discounted cash flows to compare alternative regimes, understanding forest

inventory data and interpreting growth and yield model outputs

·      

Familiarity with spatial and tabular data in GIS

and databases

·      

Herbicide, pesticide and fertilizer application

management

·      

Demonstrated ability to work safely in forestry

or related operations

About

Timberlands: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.

About Weyerhaeuser:We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that

make the world a better place. We are 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. 

Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer.  We are

committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment

women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected

veterans.

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Company info

Weyerhaeuser Company.
Website : http://www.weyerhaeuser.com

Company Profile
Weyerhaeuser Company began more than 100 years ago with 900,000 acres of timberland, three employees and a small office in Tacoma, Washington. Our company's namesake, Frederick Weyerhaeuser, and our original investors were forest industry experts who contributed capital and, perhaps more important, their experience, reputations and values to the new business. Forestry expertise and commitment to values has held Weyerhaeuser in good stead for more than a century. Today we own or manage 20.3 million acres of timberland with offices or operations in 11 countries.

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