Applicants must be seeking a degree within the college of Forestry to be eligible to apply. However, if you are seeking a degree that will be used in the Forestry sector, please contact Jeff Wimer before applying.

Application Procedures

The position announcement soliciting new applicants for the crew is generally released at the start of Fall term. Interviews take place during Fall term, and new hires agree to a one-year commitment starting January 1.

Job Description:

Commercial Thinning Skyline Logging Technician. Perform all phases of designing, analyzing, and safely implementing commercial thinning with the Koller K501 yarder. Work typically includes:
  • Running profiles and performing payload analysis
  • Chainsaw operation, timber felling and bucking
  • Cable system rigging and choker setting
  • Yarding, sorting, and decking of logs
  • Log quality control
  • Equipment operation and maintenance
  • Other tasks as assigned
This job is a great opportunity to be exposed to all phases of a logging operation while providing for application of skills learned in the classroom. The work program is designed as a logging training program for interested and qualified students. There will also be opportunities to assist with harvest operations projects and research outside of the student thinning operation.

Successful applicants will be required to make a one (1) year commitment (1 Jan to 31 Dec). Expectation to work 8 - 20 hours per week during the school year (as class schedules permit) and full time during the summer.


The McDonald/Dunn College Forest. This position may include opportunities to travel to and work on satellite College Forest tracts. Transportation is usually provided from the Harvest Lab at the Peavy Arboretum (College Forest office complex). Students may be required to provide their own transportation to local work sites.


Training (office & field) takes place during Winter and Spring terms, tentatively 8 hours per week. Part time work is expected (8 – 20 hours per week) during the school year. Full time work is expected during the summer field season (approx. mid June – end of September).


$ 11.00 - $13.50 per hour, commensurate with qualifications.



Applicants must be currently enrolled in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, seeking degrees in:
  • Forestry
  • Forest Engineering
  • Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering
  • Natural Resources
  • Renewable Materials
Physical and mental capacities for working safely on rugged terrain and in adverse weather conditions. Ability to safely work and communicate well with other logging personnel, land managers, and supervisors “ CAN DO ” attitude! TEAM worker. Calk boots, hardhat, and rain gear.


Students seeking degrees in Forestry, Forest Engineering, or Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering. Completion of the sophomore year in Forest Engineering or Forest Management; specifically course work in surveying, mensuration, silviculture, harvest processes, logging management, and forest operations analysis. Prior logging experience is not required.

Application Procedure:

Applications are accepted at the beginning of Fall Term until the end of week 8. Flyers will be posted around Peavy Hall. Submit a resume and contact information for three references to Jeff Wimer, or drop them off at the Forest Engineering Resources and Management Department office. Interviews are conducted after the application closing date.

For further information, contact:

Jeffrey Wimer
025 Peavy Hall
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
(phone) 541-737-5044
(fax) 541-737-4316