CAREERS IN THE RESOURCE INDUSTRIES

Careers in Forestry 
 

Forestry offers many career opportunities, including many trades.

 

  • Chaser

  • Choker setter

  • Coiler

  • Hooker

  • Rigging slinger

  • Timber bucker

  • Timber faller

  • Tree climber

  • Fire truck operator

  • Fire pump /engine tender

  • Flagger

  • General laborer

  • Pre-commercial trimmer

  • Prescribed burner

  • Sawer

  • Swamper

  • Tree planter

  • Backhoe operator

  • Chipper operator

  • Compactor operator

  • Delimber operator

  • Excavator / truck hoe operator

  • Feller Buncher operator

  • Front end loader operator

  • Grader operator

  • Helicopter pilot

  • Log hauler

  • Processor operator

  • Dozer operator

  • Rock crusher operator

  • Scraper operator

  • Slash machine operator

  • Shovel operator

  • Skidder operator

  • Yarder operator

  • Chip van driver

  • Dump truck driver

  • Tractor trailer driver

  • Log truck driver

  • Low Boy driver

  • Water truck driver

  • Off highway truck driver

  • Pilot car driver

  • Self Loading truck driver

  • Support truck driver

  • Field Mechanic

  • Ship Mechanic

  • Welder

  • Construction manager

  • Project manager

  • Forestry manager

  • Business / accounting manager

  • Yard manager

  • Crew boss

  • Supervisor

  • Forester and forest technician / technologist

  • Forest engineer

  • Forest and land-use planner

  • GIS and geomatics specialist

  • Soil scientist

  • Hydrologist

  • Geologist

  • Archeologist

  • Academics and researcher

  • Forest health specialist and silvi-culture surveyor

  • Forest protection officer and forest firefighter

  • Urban forester and arborist

  • Technical positions in the manufacture of forest products, i.e., millwrights, engineers, etc.)

  • Biologists, ecologists, watershed managers

  • Timber cruiser and compassmen/women

  • Block layout and road surveyor

  • Summer positions for forestry related students

  • Other professionals who specialize in the forest and forest product sectors, i.e., economists, marketing specialists, business analysts, natural resource policy analysts, and more

  • And much more

Careers in Oil and Gas

 

There are even careers in the oil and gas industry.

 

  • Rotary driller

  • Derrick operator

  • Crane operator

  • Process plant operator

  • Refinery operator

  • Control center operator

  • Service unit operator

  • Earth driller

  • Roustabout

  • Laborer

  • Mobile equipment mechanic

  • Industrial machine mechanic

  • Industrial instrumentation mechanic

  • MIllwright

  • Electrician

  • Electrical power line installers and repairer

  • Telecommunication line installer

  • General maintenance and repair worker

  • Machinist

  • Insulator

  • Welder, cutter, soldier, and brazier

  • Gas compressor and gas pump operator

  • Wellhead pump operator

  • Architect

  • Surveyor and draftsperson

  • Civil engineer

  • Electrical engineer

  • Instrumentation engineer

  • Environmental engineer

  • Mechanical engineer

  • Petroleum engineer

  • Automation engineer

  • Geotechnical engineer

  • Hydrologists

  • Geologist

  • Geophysicist

  • Chemical engineer

  • Quality control engineer

  • Technician

  • Construction manager

  • Project manager

  • Supervisor

  • Pipe layers

  • Pipefitters

  • Steam fitters

  • Carpenters

  • Land administrators and negotiators

  • HR personnel

  • Safety personnel

  • Purchasing agents

  • Accountants

  • Clerks

  • Summer positions for oil and gas industry related students

  • And much more

Careers in Mining


There are many careers in mining with a wide range of skills and education.  They include:

 

  • Surface miner

  • Underground miner

  • Surface mobile equipment operator

  • Underground mobile equipment operator

  • Mechanic

  • Electrician

  • Welder

  • Carpenter

  • Maintenance planner

  • Hoistman

  • Cage tender

  • Crusher operator

  • Skiptender

  • Surveyor

  • Mining engineer

  • Geological engineer

  • Mechanical engineer

  • Processing engineer

  • Metallurgical engineer

  • Civil engineer

  • Chemical engineer

  • Environmental engineer

  • Information services engineer

  • Geologist

  • Geophyicist

  • 3-D modeler

  • Safety coorinator

  • Trainer

  • Mine manager

  • Health and safety manager

  • Mill manager

  • HR manager

  • Accounting/business manager

  • Foreman or supervisor

  • Assayer

  • Refiner

  • Accountant

  • Administrative assistance

  • Clerk

  • Process operator

  • Stationary equipment operator

  • Water treatment plant operator

  • Technician

  • Sampler

  • Purchasing agent

  • Warehouse person

  • Security guard

  • Summer position for mining related students

  • And much more

Careers in Agriculture
 

Perhaps a career in agriculture is a better fit.  The Sierra Nevada Mountains offers many opportunities:

 

  • Arborculturist

  • Aquaculturist

  • Botanist

  • Farmer

  • Feedlot manager

  • Fruit and vegetable grower

  • Greenhouse manager

  • Farm manager

  • Winery manager

  • Landscape designer

  • Landscape manager

  • Nursery products grower

  • Pest manager

  • Rancher

  • Turf manager

  • Turf producer

  • Viticulturist

  • Wildlife manager

  • Agricultural inspector

  • Breeder

  • Equipment operator

  • Laborer

  • Truck drivers

  • Equipment mechanic

  • Electrician

  • Carpenter

  • Grounds keeper

  • Soil scientist

  • Plant scientist

  • Animal scientist

  • Food scientist

  • Environmental scientist

  • Natural resource scientist

  • Agricultural economist

  • Agricultural engineer

  • Environmental engineer

  • Civil engineer

  • Agronomist

  • Animal nutritionist

  • Biochemist

  • Toxicologist

  • Ecologist

  • Geneticist

  • Horticulturalist

  • Hydrologist

  • Pathologist

  • Livestock manager

  • Veterinarian

  • Purchasing agent

  • Accounting

  • Clerks

  • And much more

Careers in Recreation
 

How about a career in the field of recreation related to the resource industires?

 

  • Travel / transportation manager

  • Travel agent

  • Hospitality coordinator

  • Facilities manager such as a ski hill

  • Resort manager

  • Hunting lodge owner or manager

  • Fishing lodge owner or manager

  • Event planner

  • Recreational tour guide

  • Program coordinator

  • Outdoor recreation planner

  • Parks manager

  • Natural resource manager

  • Parks and recreation coordinator

  • Recreation manager

  • Camp owner or manager

  • Business manager

  • Buyer

  • Accountant

  • Clerk

  • Receptionist

  • And much more

Careers in Related Service Industries


There are many careers that indirecty support the resource industries.  These include:

 

  • Hotel services

  • Restaurant services

  • Car rental services

  • Automobile dealer

  • Tire dealers

  • Gas stations

  • Maintenance and repair shops

  • Fabrication shops

  • Legal services

  • Accounting services

  • HR services

  • Equipment suppliers

  • Equipment rentals

  • Good suppliers

  • Real estate services

  • Housing, office, and shop rental services

  • Environmental services

  • Waste removal (trash) services

  • And much more

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Careers in the Resource Industries