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Operations Analyst/Manager
Company/Location: New Forests- Singapore

Job Description:
New Forests is a global specialist forestry, rural land and environmental investment Management Company headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with offices in Singapore and USA.

We are seeking an Operations Analyst/Manager to be part of our Singapore based team. With direct reporting to Director of Operations & Acquisitions, New Forests Singapore, you will be responsible for supporting aspects of technical forestry and general management in our investee companies in SE Asia. Whilst based in Singapore, you will be required to travel regularly within the Region.

To be successful in New Forests, you will be a self-motivated individual who thrives on working in a small team environment, towards a common goal.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Improving investee company resource description standards and developing local staff skill levels
  • Performing audits of company operational standards
  • Developing forest resource descriptions for external valuations
  • Working with fund investee companies to optimise management of resources
Experience & skills required:
  • Experience with harvesting systems, land clearing operations and general forestry operations
  • Knowledge of inventory systems and their implementation
  • Experience with forest resources reporting for valuation/management purposes
  • Understanding of forest estate optimisation and planning tools such as Woodstock or Tigermoth
  • Familiarity with sustainable forest management standards (ie FSC, PEFC)
  • Bachelor Science in Forestry/Resource Management or related fields. Post graduate qualifications would be well regarded
  • GIS skills (ArcGIS/Manifold/Mapinfo etc.)
  • Proficient with database management and other MS software
  • Exposure to MIS software (preferably Cengea)
  • Experience with Asian forestry operations, would be well regarded
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good verbal and written communication skills & ability to communicate effectively with different levels of professionals
  • An ability to work independently & take ownership of the role
  • A positive can do attitude
  • Diplomacy & capable of maintaining composure under pressure
  • Ability to build strong relationships and work within a team environment
  • Flexibility towards extra hours, if required to meet deadlines
  • Availability & willingness to travel.
What can we offer?
You will be joining a growing, fast paced business & be working with a diverse and talented team who are passionate about forestry investment and sustainable management!

To Apply
Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, in PDF format to:

For more info
Contact: Paul Speed Director Operations & Acquisitions

Applications close: Monday, 26-Mar-2018

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Senior Forester, Kangaroo Island

Company/Location: PF Olsen Australia - Kangaroo Island

Job Description:
PF Olsen Australia is a leading independent forest management services provider, managing forests for clients throughout Australia. We are seeking a suitably experienced person to lead the management of our plantations on Kangaroo Island including the preparation for the commencement of harvesting.

Forestry is at an exciting stage on Kangaroo Island following the consolidation of most plantations on Kangaroo Island under single ownership and planning for the construction of a port facility progressing. The development of the port facility will finally realise the exciting potential of plantation forestry on Kangaroo Island. The successful candidate will have substantial input into the form of the infrastructure being built. Kangaroo Island offers an enviable lifestyle and is only a short flight or ferry ride from Adelaide.

To succeed at PF Olsen, you need to be:

  • Highly motivated, and a self-starter with a strong work ethic
  • Intelligent and admin savvy, but also happy to get your hands dirty
  • Prepared to assert your views, but also demonstrate respect for your team mates
  • Focused on relationships as well as understanding and delivering against customer expectations
  • Have your head well above the pack in terms of both your management and technical forestry skills
While it is preferred that candidates will have substantial experience with plantation management, those with substantial agricultural or other natural resource management experience are also encouraged to apply. The role will involve operational planning, supervision of contractors, auditing compliance with OH&S standards, environmental performance and other company policies. The position will be based on Kangaroo Island.

If you think this opportunity might be for you then please email for an information pack. For further information regarding the position contact our office on +61 03 5551 1000.

For more information about PF Olsen Australia visit

For more info
Contact: Emma Brown
Phone: +61 03 5551 1000

Applications close: Friday, 6-Apr-2018

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Harvest Manager

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Nelson

Job Description:
Our business is thriving, and company growth has seen staff numbers increase in recent years as we continue to meet strengthening customer demand. PF Olsen Ltd has over 46 years’ forestry services experience with offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. We are customer focused and our key purpose is to maximize value for forest owners through all aspects of forest management, from planting through to harvesting and marketing, while managing commercial and statutory risks. It is important to us that we remain leaders in the field when it comes to our work processes, health & safety and environmental systems. Therefore, due to an internal promotion, we are currently seeking to add an experienced and motivated Harvest Manager to join our vibrant Nelson team.

Duties will include:

  • Planning, management and supervision of harvesting and engineering operations to a high level of performance in H&S and environmental
  • Client liaison and written reporting
  • Project work from time to time
To be successful you will already have:
  • The ability to cope with the fluid woodlot harvesting environment
  • Proven leadership and team work skills
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry (preferable)
  • 5 or more years’ experience in Harvest and Engineering management.
  • Good communication and written skills
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • Career progression
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package
PF Olsen is a drug-free work place and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

For a job description or to apply for this position, please email your CV and cover letter before 6th April to

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand.

For more info
Contact: Tachina Walsh
Phone: +64 7 921 1010

Applications close: Friday, 6-Apr-2018

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Harvesting Forester/Estate Manager
Company/Location: Merrill & Ring NZ Limited, Blenheim

Job Description:
Based in Blenheim, contributing to a team involved in providing forest management services to a range of clients mainly in the Marlborough province. The job involves assisting with planning and managing the full range of forestry activities in the province’s privately owned commercial plantations.

Key responsibilities will be to manage and assist with:

  • Planning and supervision of safe commercial forestry operations from land preparation to harvesting.
  • Implementation of health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Managing quality control of harvest operations to meet customers’ specifications.
  • Carrying out operational and systems audits of contractor crews.
  • Forecasting and managing environmental risks to ensure best practices from the NZ Environmental Code of Practice for Plantation Forestry are adhered to.
  • Visiting potential clients with a view to providing forestry services.
  • Becoming familiar with the log delivery and accounting systems for reporting and control.
  • Liaising with contractors regarding day to day issues.
  • Liaise with neighbours and other affected parties.
  • Monitoring compliance of resource consent conditions.
  • Recording time and cost of all work.
  • Dealing with the various issues that arise from land ownership in rural areas such as environmental issues, fire control, security, boundary fencing, stock trespass, hunting etc.
  • Seek other forest management opportunities in the locality to add to the business.
  • Reporting to clients on operational and financial performance
  • Resource Consent Applications and management of existing consents
  • Researching opportunities for land and/or forest acquisitions and preparing proposals on behalf of clients to present to land and/or forest owners.
  • Forest Valuations and appraisals for clients.

For more info
Contact: Kyle Heagney

Applications close: Friday, 13-Apr-2018

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Graduate Forester

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Plantations

Job Description:
An exciting opportunity exists for a Graduate to join OneFortyOne Plantations Mount Gambier in 2019. The position is designed to provide the chosen candidate with a broad understanding of business operations and develop strong forest industry networks.

The position is open to students studying forest Science, Forest Engineering, Environmental Science or other related disciplines who have a keen interest in the plantation forest industry.

The two-year appointment will include rotations through Mount Gambier’s management sections, working on projects with strong links to core business, providing experiences across a range of functions, teams and sites.

The successful graduate will have the opportunity to foster networks and develop a practical and broad understanding of the business. This will help develop the ability to move into new and dynamic environments quickly and strengthen vital team and relationship skills. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and a high degree of self-motivation.

The role is based in OneFortyOne's Mount Gambier regional office, in the heart of the renowned Green Triangle forest growing region.

Mount Gambier is South Australia's second largest city and conveniently located near the Victorian Border, halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide. The city offers all the services and facilities available in a capital city, within a relaxed and friendly rural setting.

Applications, including a resume and brief letter outlining your interest in the role, must be forwarded to Melissa Ryan via email at by 31 August 2018.

OneFortyOne is an innovative forest grower committed to safely and sustainably managing our forest estate. We are progressive, combining transformative leadership and deep forestry' expertise to build on the success of Australia's oldest softwood plantation resource, right here in South Australia's Green Triangle.

For more info
Contact: Melissa Ryan
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Forestry Manager- Bulls
Company/Location: Ernslaw One Limited

Job Description:
Here is an exciting opportunity to join Ernslaw One; a dynamic company which owns and manages forests with offices and forest estate throughout New Zealand. Ernslaw has an established reputation as a long-term member of the NZ forest industry and for the support and loyalty it offers to its staff.

The role of Forestry Manager is unique in that it provides a wealth of variety and challenges. Main responsibilities include management of all silviculture activities, stakeholder management and H&S safety leadership over an area of 36,000 ha.

Ernslaw offers the flexibility of self-managing your workload, training opportunities and a great team representing a variety of strengths. We are open to diversifying, growing and taking on new ideas. We are looking for the right attitude and an aptitude for learning and creative problem solving.

Serious consideration will be given to applicants with:

  • A strong H&S focus.
  • A tertiary qualification in forestry;
  • Experience/knowledge of forestry activities and successful stakeholder management.
  • Ability in managing contractors;
Ernslaw One Ltd is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment. The successful applicant would require a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol assessment.

Call Steve Couper on Ph +64 0274 954 802 or email to discuss the position further and for a copy of the position description and application form. A letter of application with a CV should be submitted by Wednesday 18th April 2018.

For more info
Contact: Steve Couper
mobile: +64 0274 954 802
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Forestry Harvesting

Harvest Manager

Company/Location: Australian Bluegum Plantations, Hamilton Victoria

Job Description:
Australian Bluegum Plantations (ABP) is a leading Australian vertically integrated forestry company, managing all aspects of the supply chain from procuring land, establishing and growing plantations, harvesting the trees and exporting the resulting woodchips from our two woodchip terminals at the ports of Portland, Victoria and Albany, WA to our customers in Japan and China. Our unique business, also source seed from our own seed orchards and continually advance our product and practices through ongoing investment in Research and Development.

We are currently seeking a Harvesting Manager with experience in managing safety, contractors, planning, roading, production and quality. The role requires a committed individual with high professional standards of work to lead our harvesting team, based in the Hamilton office in Western Victoria.

Some key accountabilities include;

  • A focus on safety and working with safety management system.
  • Experience with management systems, quality and environmental management.
  • Effective people skills to manage a team of harvesting forester and supervisors, interact and oversee contractors and their operational performance.
  • Implementing quality management and ensure value recovery infield.
  • Working with key stakeholders to ensure consultation and delivery of best outcomes.
  • Participate in firefighting activities during fire season
Applicants will possess:
  • Suitable tertiary qualifications in an agricultural, environmental or forestry discipline.
  • A strong track record in supervision and management.
  • Strong safety and environmental credentials.
  • Management experience.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork attributes.
The purpose of the Harvesting Manager role is to manage harvesting wood flows and contractors to meet ABP requirements for the Green Triangle region, in addition to ensuring ongoing compliance.

The ideal candidate will possess 5+ years previous experience in a similar role, previous mentoring experience will be highly regarded.

A Position Description (PD) and further information can be obtained by emailing

Applications should be emailed to by 29th March 2018 along with a cover letter highlighting your most recent relevant experiences and qualifications.

For more info
Contact: Barbara Vanthoff

Applications close: Thursday, 29-Mar-2018

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Harvesting Forester

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Plantations / Mt Gambier

Job Description:

  • Excellent career development opportunity
  • Suits passionate forester with mix of stakeholder engagement and tech skills
  • Work closely with a close knit team and contractors to achieve targets
  • Mt Gambier location (relocation assistance provided)
OneFortyOne Plantations is well recognised as a leading forest grower in Australia. A progressive company, they combine strong transformative leadership with deep forestry expertise to build on the success of the oldest softwood plantation resource in Australia and the largest in the Green Triangle Region.

OneFortyOne’s purpose a is to build a dynamic industry in and around our forests. They recently announced their intention to vertically integrate through the proposed acquisition of the region’s largest timber mill. Operationally they recently partnered with Trimble Forestry to implement a new centralised dispatch system commencing 1st January 2018 and have engaged with Remsoft to build Crew Scheduler, the latest software in operational optimisation. OFO contractors are progressive and they work closely with them to bring the benefits of partnerships and technological best practice.

As a result of internal moves they now have an exciting opportunity for a talented Harvesting Forester to join the team. You will be responsible for the co-ordination and execution of plantation harvesting activities to achieve targets, with a clear focus on customer needs, value recovery, and maintaining high workplace health, safety and environmental standards.

The successful candidate will have experience in harvesting and associated technology and be willing to form strong working relationships with colleagues, contractors and other stakeholders. You will be able to work autonomously and collaboratively within a small team. You will have an appropriate qualification or comparative industry experience along with excellent communication and time management skills.

The role is based in Mt Gambier, the second largest city in South Australia, located halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide near the Victorian border and in the heart of the Limestone Coast. Offering the major services and facilities that are provided in a capital city, but with a relaxed and friendly rural community lifestyle.

For further information and a confidential conversation please contact Andy Grant at Grant Executive Search on +61 03 8601 1199 or send your CV to

For more info
Contact: Andy Grant
Phone: +61 03 8601 1199
mobile: +61 03 8601 1199
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Company/Location: Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd, Napier

Job Description:
We have an opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic skilled sawdoctor to join the Lumber Operations team at our Whirinaki mill site north of Napier.

Working in a team of like-minded sawdoctor professionals, you will ensure that all saws and knives are sharpened, repaired and finished to a high quality to guarantee reliability and availability of saws in our sawmill. You will also participate in performing preventative maintenance tasks to minimise saw failures and unplanned saw changes, investigate and resolve failures promptly and seek continuous improvement opportunities to maximise saw utilisation. There will be an expectation to work alongside mechanical and electrical trades to problem solve machine centre sawing issues.

The successful candidate will ideally have the following attributes:

  • Strong health and safety focus
  • NZQA Level 4 Trade Certificate in Sawdoctoring
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Strong work ethic with a proactive "can do" attitude
  • Ability to respond quickly to changes in priorities or urgent requirements when they arise
  • Proven ability to work within a team environment
This is a "shift" position, working 4 x 10 hour shifts per week (including Saturdays) over a 3 week rotating roster.

If you are looking for an exciting new challenge, then we would love to hear from you.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 4051151.

Applications close 29 March 2018

PDF description: PD_4051151_dwn.pdf

For more info
Contact: Ms. Wendy Chittock

Applications close: Thursday, 29-Mar-2018

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Harvesting Supervisor
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation/ Tumut NSW

Job Description:
Are you an independent self-starter who enjoys forwarding planning, working with numbers and negotiating outcomes with contractors in the field to ensure the best possible safety, environmental and value based outcomes? Forestry Corporation of NSW has a great opportunity available to join the Harvesting & Roading team in Tumut Management Area.

Forestry Corporation of NSW is the largest manager of commercial plantation & native forests in New South Wales. We manage renewable timber production, environmental sustainability & recreation across more than two million hectares of NSW State forests. You can discover more about Forestry Corporation & the work we do by visiting

The Role: Forestry Corporation is seeking a highly-motivated individual to join the Harvesting and Roading team and be accountable for managing harvesting contractors in the Tumut Management Area.

This role is one of 6 Harvesting Supervisor positions and reports to the Harvesting Controller. The team strives to be innovative, is continually looking to improve operational efficiencies and prides itself on strong safety leadership, operational performance and the sustainable management of FCNSW’s plantation resource.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake active frontline firefighting duties and be available for afterhours fire standby on a rostered basis.

How to apply: A covering letter outlining your suitability for this position and a current CV are required. Please address how your skills match the criteria below:

  • Experience in field operations including proactive safety leadership, value recovery in a mechanised environment and best practice environmental outcomes. Experience in plantation forestry harvesting operations is desirable.
  • Ability to use or rapidly uptake the use of software packages such as Microsoft Office and ArcGIS, including analysing large data sets. The use of mobile devices is standard practice.
  • Well-developed supervisory and contractor management skills.
  • Well-developed forward planning, organisational and communication skills.
  • Must hold a current drivers licence.
  • Ability and fitness to undertake fire roster duties, forest firefighting, work extended hours e.g. (fire roster), and to maintain sufficient fitness for the job (e.g. able to efficiently conduct reconnaissance / investigation through difficult terrain and dense vegetation)

Applicants should email their applications to

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

For more information about the role please contact Louise Bourke on +61 (02) 6981 4138.

Note: The successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a Drug and Alcohol screening, a Medical Assessment and a Fire Task Based Assessment (TBA) at a standard of at least the Category 2 Field Tes

For more info
Contact: Louise Bourke
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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Head Rig and Edger Operators

Company/Location: Max Birt Sawmills Limited Pokeno NZ

Job Description:
Max Birt Sawmills is an independentl owned sawmilling and timber processing business, employing over 140 staff across two sites.

The position advertised is at our Pokeno Sawmill on SH2, on the south side of Bombay Hills. Employment at this site would suit people living in South Auckland, Thames or North Waikato areas.

Our samill currently consists of a Debarker, Heading with Slabber, Band Resaw, Edger and End Trimmer complete with Acoustic grading feeding onto a round table.

Due to expansion plans which include a Horizontal Band Resaw and High Speed Edger we now require additional Head Rig and Edger operators to join our team.

The successful applicant or applicants will need to be punctual and able to show ability to cut to detailed plans and patterns whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and productivity.

For the safety of all concerned adherence to the safety procedures and policies is paramount, as the requirement that all employees are drug free.

This role has an immediate start for the right candidate.

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Please apply in writing including references on email.

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Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

For more info
Contact: Max Birt Sawmills Limited
Phone: +64 09 2947800
mobile: +64 0275706091

Applications close: Friday, 23-Mar-2018

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Qualified Saw Doctor
Company/Location: Whiteheads Timber Sales. Mount Gambier, South Australia

Job Description:
Located in the beautiful Limestone Coast Region of South Australia, Whiteheads Timber Sales is a progressive family owned sawmill producing a range of high value timber products.

Mount Gambier is located approx. half way between Melbourne & Adelaide. It is the home of the famous "Blue Lake" which occupies one of the craters of the extinct volcano after which the city is named.

We are seeking a qualified Saw Doctor to join our team on a full-time basis.

The fundamental purpose of the Saw Doctor is to work safely & efficiently to maintain saws/knives & to assist with all saw shop activities within the saw shop & the plant.

We offer day shift only with occasional overtime, a competitive above award hourly rate & the opportunity to join an enthusiastic team as we grow & develop the business.

For a PD please email Dave Goodman at the address below.

For more info
Contact: David Goodman
Phone: +61 08 8724 2135
mobile: +61 04 3886 1389

Applications close: Friday, 13-Apr-2018

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Sawmill Manager
Company/Location: McAlpines (Rotorua) Limited

Job Description:
McAlpines operate a modern sawmill and timber processing business in Rotorua.

Applications are invited for the position of Sawmill Manager at this sawmill.

The position would suit a safety focused, computer literate, engineering biased individual with sawmilling or industrial manufacturing experience.

The key elements of the position are:
1. Leading and implementing changes to improve safety in the sawmill
2. Leading productivity improvements to further raise timber output in the time available
3. Monitoring and raising timber recovery by planned small step improvements
4. Tracking sawmill performance daily and creating a sense of urgency to address any shortfalls.

The sawmill is staffed with a team of competent operators who now need a people oriented leader who can further improve on the gains made over the last few years.

This is a career opportunity and a competitive salary will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
Applications close on 11th April.

For more info
Contact: Graeme Bell
Phone: +64 07 345 6072

Applications close: Wednesday, 11-Apr-2018

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