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Job Announcement: March 9, 2017

Now Hiring for a  Shop/Service Mechanic

Soper-Wheeler Company LLC has an opening for a qualified Shop/ Service Mechanic to service and repair the Company’s heavy equipment and truck fleet. The successful applicant will be required to work out of the Company’s offices in Strawberry Valley, located in northern Yuba County.


  • Service and repair heavy equipment and trucks.
  • Welding and fabricating.
  • Assist in other duties as needed by supervisor.
  • Wildland fire protection of company lands.


  • Ability to perform physically demanding work in a variety of adverse conditions including rain, cold, heat, or dusty conditions.  Ability to lift 50 lbs. Flexibility, agility, and stamina are required.
  • Ability to work in remote, mountainous areas.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to operate a four wheel drive vehicle.
  • Valid Class A or B California CDL with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements is required, within 60 days of date of hire.
  • Excellent communication skills required.
  • Competent computer skills.

Application Deadline: 3/24/2017 

Applications will be accepted for only this advertised job opening.  Send cover letter and resume to:

Soper-Wheeler Company LLC, Attn: Gary Ellis, 19855 Barton Hill Road, Strawberry Valley CA 95981

or by email to: gellis@soperwheeler.com





Job Announcement: February 8, 2017

Now Hiring for a Forestry Assistant – Full Time

Soper-Wheeler Company LLC is seeking a Forestry Assistant to work under the direction of a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) in a variety of capacities which support the company’s forestry needs. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to learn and perform a variety of tasks and functions, including, but not limited to: Timber Cruising and Inventory Data Collection and Data Management, Growth and Yield Modeling, Timber Harvest Plan (THP) preparation, THP layout, Timber Marking, various project-based Assessments and/or Survey and Data Collection, Site Inspection and Maintenance activities, work with Microsoft Office and other computer applications, and assistance with other Forestry-related tasks, as needed.  This position is located in our Strawberry Valley office, with occasional field work possibly stretching into as many as nine counties in Northern California. Wages will be commensurate with candidate’s level of experience and capability.  All necessary, work-related equipment and transportation is provided.


Candidate must have, or be within 1 year completion of, a Bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.A.) in forestry or a forestry-related field; or have four years of forestry-related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidate must maintain and carry a valid Class C California Driver’s License and must remain eligible and capable of operating a company vehicle in accordance with company policy guidelines. With appropriate training, the employee must be capable of safely operating an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) in accordance with company policy guidelines.

Candidate must be familiar with and able to utilize basic computer programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as some familiarity with ARCGIS and forest growth modeling.

Candidate must be physically fit and able to work in a variety of settings, weather conditions and types of terrain, either independently, or as part of a small crew.

Successful Candidate is required to pass a post-hire physical and drug test.

Desired Job Skills:

Candidate should have a strong work ethic, possess good communication and problem solving skills, be motivated, willing and able to work independently or as part of a small crew, and willing and able to travel as necessary.

Application Deadline: 5/15/2017

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, list of references and resume to:



Ryan McKillop
Soper-Wheeler Company LLC
19855 Barton Hill Road
Strawberry Valley, CA  95981




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