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Pike Lumber Company, Inc.
PO Box 247
Akron, IN  46910

We are continuously looking for a few good men and women to join the Pike Forestry Team.  If you have a BS in Forestry or equivalent, enjoy working with a variety of people and a variety of forests, the Procurement Forester position may be the position for you. Pike has three central locations and one regional location from which our Procurement Foresters work. In the Northern part of Indiana, Akron is the central location with a regional office located in Auburn, Indiana. In the West-central part of Indiana, Carbon is the central location. In the Southeast part of Indiana, Milan is the central location.

Individuals with degrees in Forest Products, Sales and Marketing, or Business might find a position in our Sales Department interesting. Located in Akron, Indiana, the Sales Team sells our hardwood lumber product to a wide variety of end using manufacturers and distribution yards throughout the United States and overseas.

With some of the industry’s most modern equipment, Pike needs top quality managers throughout the production cycle keeping things running smoothly. Individuals with degrees in Business, Organizational Leadership, Operations Management or Forest Products may find the challenges of operating a modern sawmill and distribution center more to their liking.

Administrative opportunities exist at both the Akron and Carbon locations. Individuals with Business backgrounds are needed to support all of the other production areas.

Individuals interested in Lumber Inspection can work at either the Akron, Carbon or Milan locations. Training for lumber inspectors occurs at Pike as well as through the National Hardwood Lumber Association Lumber Grading School located in Memphis, Tennessee.

Pike’s saw filing staff are highly trained individuals whose attention to detail keeps the sawmill humming. Almost all of Pike’s filers are trained in-house.

Pike Sawyers are extensively trained in-house in the manufacture of grade lumber at both the head saw and the line-bar re-saw. Experience in this skill is essential to hardwood lumber manufacturing.

The IT Support Specialist will be responsible for directing the company’s computer networking system, including installation/removal/updating of software and hardware, and support services for network devices and phone systems.  This individual also ensures backups are completed daily, and develops and monitors appropriate security procedures to safeguard the system from unauthorized use and physical harm.

 We currently use Microsoft and IBM based products.  Thus, the successful candidate will have significant knowledge and experience in these areas.  While a degree in Computer Science, or MIS is preferred, substantial hands on experience may be substituted. 

Job Brief:  We are looking for an energetic and sociable forester to procure timber.  You will evaluate forest land for its current and future potential and interact and build rapport with a variety of forest landowners.



  • Procure high-quality timber in a wide variety of species
  • Help landowners achieve their forestland goals: wildlife, recreation, etc.
  • Meet and connect with new clients



·         Self motivated and driven team player

·         Ability to quickly build rapport with new people

·         Speak English fluently

·         Attention to detail

·         BS or associates in forestry

·         No procurement experience necessary


Benefits and Salary:

  • We offer competitive salaries
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Health insurance, life insurance, FSA wellness
  • Access to company forestland land for hunting and recreation



  • Work locations are in northern and central Indiana and centered around our three mills in Akron, Carbon, and Milan, Indiana and a satellite office in Auburn Indiana


Pike Lumber Company:  Family owned and more than one hundred years old, Pike Lumber Company has grown to be the largest producer of kiln dried hardwood lumber in Indiana.  From forest stewardship to the quality of lumber we produce, Pike Lumber is the gold standard of the industry.  Pike’s field foresters have long been an important component of achieving this success and may have opportunities to advance within the company.

 Application Process:  Please email resume to Paul Branch at pbranch@pikelumber.com