Website Sinclar Group Forest Products

A step in the right direction!

We have an exciting opportunity for Forestry Professionals in Prince George, BC!

About Us

Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd. is a family-owned integrated wood products manufacturing company with operations throughout north-central British Columbia.  Since 1962 the dedicated team at Sinclar Group has been building strong and stable businesses by encouraging leadership and innovation in our workforce, upholding the family values that framed our beginnings, and respecting the needs of the communities in which we all live and work.

Working with integrity is fundamental to the Sinclar Group of Companies.  The health and safety of our employees, our commitment to responsible environmental stewardship, ethical dealings with our business partners, and contributing to the economic and social fabric of the communities in which we operate define the essence of who we are.

While our focus is meeting the needs of our customers, our success is driven by our people.

The Opportunity ->  Area Forester

This is an excellent opportunity for a forestry professional who has the desire to work for a family-owned forest products company and grow your careers in the forest industry.

The Area Forester will be part of the larger Sinclar Group Woodlands Team and will have various levels of responsibilities in our operations including Safety, First Nation relations, community relations, operational planning, contractor management, and financial controls. With demonstrated professionalism and a steadfast commitment to safety as a priority, the successful candidates will be able to take initiative, work both independently and collaboratively, manage priorities, time, and possess excellent communication skills.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carry out scheduling and supervising operational duties under company tenures and First Nation agreements and partnerships for wood supply for our manufacturing facilities
  • Monitor contractor production, update production forecasts
  • Coordinate and facilitate road and bridge construction, as well as the maintenance of road and bridge infrastructure
  • Coordinate and facilitate harvesting, log hauling and post-harvest activities.
  • Conduct field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle or foot, overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions

Operating Duties

  • Supervise and administer contracting process and maintain clear lines of communication and coordination externally and internally.
  • Prepare cost tracking and reporting in a timely manner, ensuring the reports are accurate and consistent with operations.
  • Collaborate with silviculture and planning foresters on operational plans.
  • Implement and provide input to the Sinclar Environmental and Safety Management Systems
  • Collaborate and support log yard and scaling team
  • Maintain positive and efficient communications with the government and other key stakeholders

Qualifications and Education 

  • Fully licensed Registered Professional Forester (RPF) or Registered Forest Technologist
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant forestry experience
  • Proven commitment to a safety-first culture
  • Exhibits strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to maintain a comfortable rapport with stakeholders

Community

The successful candidate can reside in any of our three communities in which we operate, Prince George, Vanderhoof or Fort St James.

Prince George

Deemed “BC’s northern capital,” Prince George is a lively city of 80,000 people situated in the heart of British Columbia. With early roots as a forest industry town, Prince George’s economy has diversified substantially over the years. Today it is a major center for resource and transportation activity and a service center for communities across the north. It has a thriving economy that offers full opportunities for recreation, housing, employment, education, dining, entertainment and culture.

Want to learn more? Take a virtual tour of Prince George here!

Vanderhoof

At the geographical center of British Columbia, Vanderhoof is a welcoming and inclusive community of nearly 14,500 people within town limits and the surrounding rural area.  Offering affordable housing, reasonable tax rates, great education, superior health services, access to government services and a strong retail and service sector, this is a great place to raise a family, operate a business or even retire!  Rich in culture, history, natural resources and recreational opportunities, Vanderhoof really is at the heart of it all! Want to know more?  Check out these resources here!

Fort St. James

In a community that offers affordable housing and an idyllic lifestyle for those who enjoy the great outdoors, Fort St. James is an energetic, active and diverse community that genuinely reflects the northern way of life.  The gateway to an abundance of trails, mountains and a chain of rivers and lakes that traverse 400 kilometers of central British Columbia, Fort St. James is known for opening its doors and showing its visitors and new residents the beauty of the north. Want to know more?  Take a virtual tour of Fort St. James here!

Join Our Team!

If you are interested in joining an organization that is committed to sustainable growth and innovation while supporting healthy and vibrant communities, please forward your resume to: hr@sinclar.com and remember to quote Area Foresterin the subject line.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The initial review of applications will begin immediately.

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to ryan.tretick@sinclar.com

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