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Harvest Manager - Castle Rock, WA (01008515)

Company Name:
Weyerhaeuser
If interested in applying for this position, go to: http://weyer.jobs/8515CDO
This role is an integral part of the leadership team responsible for the forestry, engineering, and harvesting on the Longview tree farm based out of Castle Rock, WA, Western Timberlands largest tree farm. This is a full-time, exempt position, reporting to the Longview Forest Area Team Leader. This Harvest Manager position will share the functional lead for Harvesting operations including the management of safety, environmental stewardship, quality, production, costs, and leadership of harvest crews. Coordination with all other forest management operations is paramount (i.e. road construction, forestry, engineering and land use). The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Integrated Skills Development Process (ISDP). The objective of ISDP is to provide for a structured process for individual development matching business skill set needs in the areas of forestry, engineering, land use, and harvesting.

Key Functions:

Safety - Lead safety meetings, perform pre-work safety inspections and needed follow-up, actively participate in unit safety/health programs including near miss reporting. Demonstrate, role model, coordinate training on company safety policies and safe work practices. Apply laws and safety regulations to active operations (company and contractor) and address safety issues appropriately (unsafe acts, PPE, etc.). Conduct incident investigations and apply critical thinking to correctly identify root cause and appropriate corrective action to prevent reoccurrence.

Environment - Regulatory knowledge and application of state forest practice rules, hydraulic code, Endangered Species and Clean Water Acts as impacted by harvesting operations. Assess daily fire risk situation, fire equipment use and capabilities and perform fire drills/audits. Train employees and contractors to our EMS and SFI standards and audit for conformance, correcting as necessary.

Quality - Able to estimate volumes, piece size, and determine feasibility of harvesting specific timber types. Apply log sorts, log value, customer needs, merchandising/value extraction, scaling process and have an understanding of factors and inputs that impact log quality.

Production - Develop logging prescriptions with input from engineers. Achieve high utilization rate for systems and equipment by advanced application of various harvesting systems as applied to Longview Operations topography and timber type. Be able to evaluate harvest system capabilities and limitations and have advanced knowledge of skyline mechanics and payload limits. Manage felled and bucked inventory, monitor and direct daily cutting activities. Develop logging price and production plans by unit, daily and long-term tracking and evaluation of harvesting performance for our area. Performs key role in sequencing of harvest units through coordination of road construction, cutting, logging, transportation (manages harvesting operations to maximize efficient use of log trucks), marketing, and logging clean up.

Cost - Performs cost analysis on individual machines, classifications, and systems. Prioritize budgeted expenditures, key role in equipment selection/liquidation, coordination of necessary maintenance scheduling, and accountable for operator involvement with the preventative maintenance program. Responsible for developing annual budgets and delivering results against budget.

Employee Relation - Accountable for crew safety for harvesting operations at Longview. Apply leadership skills in managing crews on a daily basis - evaluating and holding accountable individuals and crews based on job performance expectations. Work with employees and union leadership to pro-actively resolve issues, and grievances related to contract and local agreements. Adhere to labor relation principles.

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.


Requirements:
B.S. or B.A. in relevant field and/or 9 years experience in the logging industry.
Northwest regional logging experience is preferred.
Minimum 3 years leadership experience in the logging industry.
Must be a highly motivated, self-directed team player.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) needed to effectively function as part of a team.
Strong analytical skills with proficiency in use of personal computers and MS office products (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel) are required.
Experience with TimberRite, Geographical Information Systems, and other industry related software is highly desirable.
Current driver's license is required as work involves driving company vehicles (highway and logging roads; approx 25,000 miles per year).
Majority of work is spent in the field, much of it on steep or uneven ground covered with slash and brush.
Field work is accomplished under a variety of weather conditions; all that the Northwest has to offer.
Must be willing and able to work the hours applicable to the job, which includes early mornings and occasional weekends.

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.

If interested in applying for this position, go to: http://weyer.jobs/8515CDO

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