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Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Current Position

Senior Research Technician, Weyerhaeuser Company.

Previous Position

Technician 1,2,3, Project Technician, Maintenance Team Leader, Forestry Technician, Choker setter, lab technician,


AS (Forest Technology)

Q & A

To get a good job in a major corporation, education is one of the keys to get your foot in the door. Once there, how you do your job will dictate how far you will go in it. In the wood products business, math, science, writing, and computer skills are all very important. Work ethic is the most important.
As long as people use wood products, there will be a need for forestry and wood technology people, especially in new product development.
My interests in logging, forestry, fisheries, wildlife, and the outdoors
Field work in inclement weather conditions, uncertainty of employment because of cutbacks, and balancing heavy workloads.
The variety in the work I have done and the challenges of working on new products in R & D environment.