Field Technician (Summer Internship)
Kodama Systems is a small forestry company based in Sonora, CA building technology to improve forest thinning operations and utilize 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: Internship, at – will
Compensation: $16-20/hr, depending upon experience
Required Experience: 1-2 years of education and/or working experience.
Location: Area around Sonora, CA and Stanislaus National Forest
Travel: Required to job sites and will be re-imbursed for gas according to company policies.
Hours: 20-30 per week, for 2-3 months, 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.
Record-keeping as requested by the Operations Team
Walking and standing on feet for the majority of working shift
Hiking and working in forested area, sometimes austere environments
Lifting heavy objects >50lbs
Communicating clearly with Operations team to address daily tasks
Follow company guidelines and safety protocols
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
Please apply through this link or submit your resume to this listing or email@example.com with subject title “Summer Operations Internship.”
Note – due to the volume of inquiries, not all applicants will receive a response.