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We are always looking for enthusiastic, fast learners to join our team. At Heartwood's manufacturing facility, jobs range from entry level production labor, to heavy equipment operating, and maintenance. If you have existing skills or a desire to learn new ones, this might be the job for you. 

We are hiring a General Manager in Tuolumne County, CA! See details below. 


If you are interested in working at Heartwood, please reach out! Email your resume to or fill out an application here.

Pioneering leader wanted. 
Position: General Manager
Location: Tuolumne County, CA
Please submit resume to:

Company Overview: Heartwood Biomass is a pioneering company in the biomass utilization industry, recognized nationally for innovation in this space. Our mission is to restore forests and revitalize rural communities by converting forest restoration byproducts, typically small diameter wood, into valuable and profitable products, such as firewood, post & pole, wood straw and biochar, thus contributing to wildfire mitigation and forest health.

We currently have one mill in Wallowa, Oregon which we opened in Q1, 2021 and we are about to launch a second mill in Jamestown, CA (Tuolumne Biomass). With a phased startup, and construction expected to be complete by the fall of 2024, the first operations will begin by July 1, 2024. The General Manager will play a key role in the facility’s startup and operational success.

As a leader in forest restoration, we are expanding our operations and seeking a strategic and experienced General Manager to join our management team. This role will provide a fantastic opportunity for an individual to play a significant leadership role in making biomass mills profitable as well as having significant positive impact on the landscape and jobs in the rural West.

Ignite Your Career in Sustainable Forest Products Manufacturing

Are you a manufacturing maverick with a passion for people and the environment? Join the vanguard of sustainable forestry at Heartwood Biomass. As our General Manager, you will be the leader of our operations at our cutting-edge wood products facility in California's scenic Central Sierra region.

Your Mission:

Forge a culture of uncompromising safety while optimizing productivity, quality, and financial performance. Leverage your leadership prowess to inspire a team of 20+ professionals united in transforming forest restoration residuals into premium products. With Heartwood's full support, you'll spearhead strategic planning, capital improvements, and operational excellence aligned with our core values and sustainable vision. Help make this new facility become a model site that demonstrates operational excellence together with achievement of strong financial and impacts outcomes.


Responsibilities That Energize Your Impact:

  • Build a culture of innovation, continuous improvement and quality that makes us a preferred employer in Tuolumne County.  

  • Champion a safety-first mindset across all operations and employees.

  • Develop proactive production and maintenance strategies to meet key metrics.

  • Prepare budgets, forecasts, and capital project analyses with financial acumen.

  • Recruit, mentor, and empower high-caliber manufacturing and maintenance teams.

  • Nurture collaborative relationships with customers, suppliers, and stakeholders.

  • Implement robust employee accountability, development, and continuous improvement.


Qualifications to Propel Your Success:

  • Proven manufacturing leadership in forest products or related industries.

  • Excellent team building, problem-solving, and interpersonal expertise.

  • Lean manufacturing training and capital project management ($2M+) preferred.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a track record of innovating products and processes.

  • Persuasive communicator with outstanding presentation and stakeholder skills.

  • 3-5+ years facility management experience.  

  • Preference for BS in Business, Forestry, Engineering, or related field but not necessary.


The Perks That Fuel Your Passion:

  • Competitive salary: $120K - $150K DOE, plus equity participation.

  • Medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits.

  • Opportunity to innovate in the sustainable forestry space and reduce wildfire risk.

  • Great quality of life in California's breathtaking Sierra Nevada region.


Energize your career by driving our mission to create value from forest restoration. Apply now to help lead Tuolumne Biomass into an era of sustainable growth and innovation!

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