Manage California Timberlands contract logging, mechanical feller bunching, and mechanical processing with a focus on contractor safety, operational cost-effectiveness, and accomplishing the projected annual harvest. The incumbent assures a safe working environment for contractors through a consistent and proactive approach to contractor safety. Additionally, this position will utilize their operational knowledge to assess harvest units and identify the most cost-effective harvest method within the framework of the FHCP, AHCP, all state and local THP provisions, and Green Diamond’s “no violation” policy. Finally, this position is responsible for negotiating competitive harvest rates with contractors and assisting in contractor recruitment to ensure adequate annual contractor capacity.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (partial list other duties may be assigned)
- Encourages a safe working environment around operations by incorporating a focus on safety into all job functions. Proactively ensures contractor safety using tools such as worksite safety discussions with contractors, monthly safety policy compliance spot checks, and leading by example.
- Evaluates harvest units to identify and recommend the most cost-efficient method of harvesting.
- Provides informative feedback to plan-writing RPFs concerning harvest system capabilities and limitations.
- Offers time for consultation with plan-writing RPFs to assess units from a harvest engineering perspective during the THP layout phase.
- Negotiates contract yard and load harvest rates at competitive industry prices.
- Prepares contract rate sheets (est. 200 annually). These documents require the incumbent to seek a positive confirmation of status from the Roads, Wildlife, Botanical, Surveying, Forestry, Geology, and IFM departments before any activity can begin.
- Provides regular feedback for the monthly logging model update identifying changes, delays, omissions, and inclusions to be factored in the planning process of production.
- Assists in the management of contract log hauling in regard to dispatching trucks by destination in the most efficient way keeping in mind the environmental impacts to remain in compliance with state THP, FHCP and AHCP provisions.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Must be able to successfully pass a qualifying course in ATV training.
- Working knowledge of the California Forest Practice Rules.
- Demonstrated negotiating skills.
- Proven skills at estimating logging productivity rates.
- Extensive knowledge of log values and scaling rules.
- Ability to be highly motivated and self-directed.
- Must have strong leadership skills. Works with integrity, trust and commitment, setting an example for others.
About Green Diamond Resource Company
Green Diamond Resource Company is a fifth-generation, family-owned forest products company. The rich history of our Company spans over 130 years. Our success is due to the quality and commitment of our employees. We support our employees in many ways - with safety practices and work environments beyond what laws and regulations require. We invest in resources and education to offer our people opportunities for growth and advancement.
Green Diamond owns and manages over 2.2 million acres of working forestland in ten states in the Western and Southern US. In the area surrounding Humboldt and Del Norte counties in California we own over 375,000 acres. We manage our lands in an environmentally responsible manner, as sustainable (FSC certified) and productive working forests.