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Forest Technician

Country:  United States
Country/Region:  Un
State/Province:  Maine

Career Opportunity


Sappi Somerset is among the largest paper mills in North America, producing over 970,000 metric tons of graphics and board paper and 530,000 metric tons of pulp each year. The mill began as a greenfield pulp mill in 1976, supplying fiber for Scott paper tissue mills.  The first of three state-of-the-art coated paper machines was installed in 1982, with subsequent machines installed in 1986 and 1990.  Significant reinvestments over the years has maintained Somerset's edge on technology and also to branch out from traditional graphic paper into SBS board grades with the rebuild of PM1 in 2018.  The mill can also produce market pulp based on fiber balance, and continues to push for world class status in the realms of safety, quality, and productivity.


Position (job title):  Forest Technician 

Work Site:  Mill Somerset 


This position offers the opportunity for professional development in a vibrant, forward-thinking environment with a team of highly skilled foresters and forest technicians.


The successful candidate will support the licensed foresters with managing private woodlots, both large and small, and help support timber harvesting operations throughout Maine and northern New Hampshire. Candidate will promote and practice good forest stewardship to meet the goals of the landowners we work with, while upholding our SFI certification.  In the technician role, the candidate will have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to ultimately step up into a procurement forester position.


Required Qualifications:

  • Strong value for safety
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Associate or bachelor degree in forestry
  • Must be able to attain or hold a Maine Forester’s License
  • Must have valid state driver’s license
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office Suite and ARC GIS mapping systems
  • Understanding of Maine forestry regulations
  • General Understanding of forestry certification
  • Knowledge of the forest markets
  • Willingness to travel throughout Maine and northern New Hampshire
  • Strong enthusiasm for professional career development


Preferred/Desired Skills:

  • Forestry or forest internship experience
  • Experience writing forest management plans
  • Experience procuring standing timber
  • Experience working with private forest landowners


HR Contact for Questions:  Jaime M Sayers 

Contact Information:  207-238-3496,  

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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