OBP Trailworks, LLC

Professional Trail Crew Member

Posted: September 10, 2019
Location: Project sites will be located in various regions of Maine, including Midcoast and Northern Maine.
Time Commitment: 9/10/2019 through 11/22/2019


Project sites will be located in various regions of Maine, including Midcoast and Northern Maine. Members work with and report to Jed Talbot and the Crew Supervisor. Crew structure is project dependent, and members can expect to either work together as one crew, split into multiple crews, or occasionally work solo.

Job Responsibilites

Trail crew members work 35-40 hours a week, generally working four 10 hour days, followed by three days off. The schedule is subject to change with notice, project dependent.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years experience with varied trail maintenance and construction techniques, and/or relevant manual labor
  • Experience with, or willingness to learn, Equipment Operation such as skid steer loaders and mini-excavators
  • Ability and willingness to work safely, efficiently, and unsupervised while outside in all weather conditions
  • Physical ability to carry a 50 pack for 10 miles over rough terrain
  • Physical ability to sustain long days of intensive manual labor
  • Experience and comfort with being in the woods for long periods of time, sometimes alone
  • Flexibility with work schedule
  • History of safe working practices
  • Reliable personal vehicle for transportation to/from project sites
  • Personal camping gear (tent, sleeping pad, bag, headlamp, etc)
  • Wilderness medical training (preferred)
  • Chainsaw safety training (preferred)

Desired Qualifications

  • High level of self motivation and discipline
  • Ability to execute a high standard of work while being mindful of production rates
  • Capacity to take direction and constructive criticism
  • Ability to communicate effectively with crew members, supervisor, and owner
  • Desire to contribute to a shared community environment
  • Capacity to act as a respectful, professional representative of OBP to clients and partners

Salary and Benefits

Hourly rate based on experience and commitment. Travel compensation at the start and end of each project. End of Season Bonus, based on combined weekly and seasonal commitment. Seasonal Housing options available. On site housing provided during work weeks- some projects require camping (OBP provides base camp gear). Company attire. Skills training and experience, including technical trail skills, equipment operation, rigging, stone splitting, shaping and pinning, chainsaw milling, etc. Opportunity to travel, work, and explore beautiful areas such as the White Mountains of NH, the coast of Maine, and the North Maine Woods.

Application Process

Applicants should email a cover letter stating reasons for seeking employment with OBP, a resume, and contact information for three references to .

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. For more information on OBP Trailworks, email us or visit our website at www.obptrailworks.com.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled