Silviculture Worker (fulltime/seasonal)
in Multiple Locations

Multiple Locations
Chipman, NB | Deersdale, NB | Four Corners, NB
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 22008060
SILVICULTURE WORKER (Full Time / Seasonal)
Multiple vacancies
Company: J.D. Irving Limited - Woodlands Division
Business Information: At J.D. Irving, Limited, you are part of an energetic team of professionals who lead with integrity and are passionate about achieving results. Our culture nurtures talent and creates an inclusive workplace.
Founded in 1882, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has operations in Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador), and the United States. We are a team of 18,000 dedicated employees.
Business Address: J.D. Irving, Limited - Woodlands Division is currently seeking candidates for temporary seasonal Silviculture Worker positions for three (3) locations with the workers going to these locations interchangeably depending on production schedule.
5120 Route 107, Deersdale, NB, E7L 1W5
290 Main Street, Chipman, NB E4A 2M7
39C, Route 890 Four Corners, Sussex, NB E4G 2W1
Location of work: Same as stated above
Type of employment: Full Time-Seasonal
Estimated Start Date: May 1st, 2023. This is a seasonal position from May 1st, 2023 to October 27th, 2023
Job Duties:
  • Plant trees using manual planting tools in reforestation areas
  • Operate power thinning saw to thin and space trees in reforestation areas
  • Perform other silviculture duties such as collecting seed cones, pruning trees
  • Manual forest fire fighting under direction of J.D. Irving, Limited staff
  • Care and maintenance of equipment required for job

  • Previous experience as a labourer or other position with high physical demands is required
  • No education requirement
  • Hardworking with a strong work ethic
  • Willing to work in a production-based environment where you are paid by piecework
  • Willing to live in remote camp-based accommodation, with peers for the entire work season
  • Interest in working outdoors
  • Ability to work alone and in a team environment with a variety of people
  • Ability to learn and retain information quickly
  • Must have hard hat, ear/eye protection, planting tool and harness, and thinning saw - company will offer rentals if necessary - details on fees below

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities:
  • Fit to work in repetitive manual labour job
  • Handling heavy loads
  • Physically demanding
  • Outdoor work all day
  • Temperatures can vary from 0 to 30 degrees Celsius
  • Rough terrain, uneven ground
  • Exposure to insects (mosquitoes, bees, wasps)
  • JDI staff will be available to help ensure workers understand the job and that safety procedures are followed

Salary : Targeted earnings of $23.35 per hour or greater, based on associated piece-work rates and required production levels - Minimum 2200 trees planted per day; 0.5 Ha thinned per day.
Hours: 30 to 60 hours per week (excluding travel).
Work Schedule: Job hours require flexibility on a daily basis, typically 6:00 am- 3:00 pm, including breaks, Monday-Friday. Weekend work may be required, depending on production levels.
  • Accommodations provided, if necessary, for a fee - details on fee below
  • Meals provided for remote accommodation living
  • Transportation to and from job site is provided at no cost
  • Travel Expenses provided if candidates are willing to relocate to remote site work-camps
  • Production bonus available for exceeding production targets.
  • Gear such as harnesses, tools and thinning saws available for rent if necessary
  • Safety equipment such as hard hats, ear and eye protection and first aid kits available for rent if necessary

  • $100/week Camp fee (accommodation and meals)
  • $35/week Equipment rental fee ( Purchase options available )
    • Safety gear : Hard hat, ear/eye protection and First Aid kit
    • Planting : Tool and harness
    • Thinning : Saw, tools and fuel

Language of Work : English or French
To apply for this career opportunity : Online If you have additional questions, please email [email protected]
We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
To learn more about our products and services, click here .
J.D. Irving, Limited, Sawmill Division is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.
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