Forest Management Technician (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time

  American Forest Management, Inc. (

  Iron Mountain, Michigan, United States

American Forest Management, Inc. (AFM) is one of the largest forest consulting and real estate brokerage firms in the United States.  AFM currently manages over 4.7 million acres of privately owned timberland and has sold over $1 billion in real estate in 1,384 transactions since 2005.  With 270 employees operating from 47 offices located in 16 states, AFM’s team of professionals is focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range of forestry services.  Our small regionally dispersed offices allow us to provide individualized services, and our large overall size allows us to coordinate teams of foresters and technical specialists for large, complex jobs.

Full-time position –Assist in timber sale preparation on both large TIMO client lands as well as small, private landowners across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and potentially across the country.  Minimum of 45 hours per week required, vehicle provided, out of town and overnight work will be occasionally required (expenses paid).

Responsibilities and Job Requirements:

  • Work with Area Management Foresters and Managers to:
  • Determine proper silviculture for harvest sites.
  • Establish harvest boundaries.
  • Establish Riparian Management Zone boundaries.
  • Prepare all associated documentation including estimated volume removals.
  • Participate in cruising projects for both Michigan and larger AFM cruises nationally and internationally.
  • Assist NIPF forester with timber marking when needed.
  • Performs other related duties and tasks as necessary or as assigned.

Additional Requirements:

  • Additional Requirements
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, and GIS software.
  • Ability to use GPS and hand held data recorders.
  • Ability to use ATV’s and Snowmobiles.


  • 1 year of forestry experience
  • Minimum of Associate’s  Degree in Forest Technology or closely related field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong listening capabilities with the ability to translate communications into appropriate course of action



  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

  • 9 paid holidays

  • Paid vacation schedule

  • Company assigned vehicle

  • Healthcare and disability plan

  • 401(K) retirement plan

  • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans

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