Research Opportunities in the Natural Resources

Idaho is a chief producer of silver, zinc, lead, and lumber. Power, water, and energy-related jobs also fuel the state economy.

Top Skills & Qualities Requested by Idaho Employers in the Natural Resources Industry

Employer Insights: Natural Resources

"Log truck driving experience, knowledge of laws pertaining to trucking and a clean driving record."

Trending Jobs in Natural Resources Industry

Natural Resources Industry

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Typical Salary: $42,010

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.

Required Training:
Postsecondary Degree Non-Degree

Natural Resources Industry

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Typical Salary: $51,810

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. Excludes "Millwrights" (49-9044), "Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines" (49-3042), and "Maintenance Workers, Machinery" (49-9043).

Required Training:
High School Diploma or Equivalent

Natural Resources Industry

First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers

Typical Salary: $59,620

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operating workers, such as inspectors, precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators. Excludes team or work leaders.

Required Training:
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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