Field Technician

Sonora, CA
Temporary to Full Time
Entry Level

Kodama Systems is a small forestry company based in Sonora, CA  improving forest thinning operations and utilizing waste biomass. We’re looking for a hard-working, detail-oriented individual to assist with the development, testing, and implementation of our machinery, among other tasks on thinning sites. Ideal candidates enjoy the outdoors, problem-solving, and working with their hands. This is a great role for someone who is looking to develop or expand on mechanical competencies and is interested in heavy equipment/forest operations.  


Job Type: Temporary/Seasonal with potential for full-time (at – will)

Compensation: $19-25/hr, depending upon experience 

Required Experience: 1-2 years of education and/or working experience. 

Location: Area around Stanislaus National Forest

Travel: Required to job sites and will be re-imbursed for gas according to company policies.  

Hours: Up to 40 hrs per week, subject to change 


Required: Valid Driver’s License 



  • Daily checks and maintenance of machinery and tools 

  • Operating field equipment including a skidder, pick-up trucks on dirt roads, and tow-behind communication trailers 

  • Troubleshooting and repairing small engines, heavy equipment, and/or vehicles.

  • Managing the daily set-up and breakdown of project site logistics

  • Record-keeping, scouting and note-taking during forest surveys and engineering tests

  • Hiking and working in forested area, sometimes austere environments 

  • Occasionally lifting heavy objects <50lbs alone, and >50lbs using proper techniques 

  • Communicating clearly with Operations team to address daily tasks 

  • Follow company guidelines and safety protocols 


Desired knowledge: 

  • Heavy equipment operation and maintenance 

  • General electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems 

  • Forestry and logging operations 

  • Trailering and towing

  • Power and hand tools 



  • First Aid/CPR/First responder certifications 

  • Certifications in fields related to automotive mechanics and heavy equipment operation 

  • Chainsaw and other forest or wildland fire operations certifications 

  • Ability to speak Spanish

  • Willingness to travel or relocate outside of Tuolumne County


Note – due to the volume of inquiries, not all applicants will receive a response. 


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