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Career Opportunities

Students completing the Wood Processes Associate Degree will be qualified for a number of different positions within the industry, including:
  • Management Trainee
  • Sales Representative
  • Furniture Designer/Maker
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Production Supervisor
  • Moulder Technician
  • Lean Manufacturing Specialist
  • Hardwood Lumber Inspector
  • Wood Technologist
  • Hardwood Log Scaler/Grader
  • Production Foreman
  • Dry Kiln Operator
  • Wood Products Design Engineer – Trainee
  • Headrig Sawyer
  • International Lumber Trader
  • Grinderman
  • Log Procurement  
  • CAD / CAM Specialist
  • Production Superintendent
  • Lumber Buyer
  • CNC Specialist
  • Production Scheduler
  • Machine Operator (various machines)
Graduates of the Wood Processes Associate Degree with between three and 10 years of on-the-job experience will also be qualified for the following positions:
  • Plant Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • General Manager
As a result of high demand for a limited pool of skilled employees with a wood-related education and work experience, recruiting firms are often used to fill positions.
To view examples of current openings within the wood industry, visit the following recruitment websites:


  • Wood Technology