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Forest and Harvest Management: Crew With The Best

Company/Location: IFS Growth

Job Description:
Looking for fresh opportunities? Take your job to the next level – talk to NZ’s best little forestry company today. IFS Growth is expanding. We have an exciting range of harvest and forest management work available in forests throughout NZ right now.

Join IFS Growth’s team

Live in the location of your choice in Northland, Southern North Island, Marlborough, or Southland.

Earn great money. IFS Growth respects and rewards top talent, skill and experience.

Work in a friendly and safe environment.

Improve your future. Secure your employment, and upskill with on-the-job training.

Work for a go-ahead business that respects its people and the environment.

Do you have what it takes to work with us?

  • Capable worker
  • Team player
  • Outstanding work ethic
  • Healthy, safe working and drug free
  • Reliable and committed
  • Great attitude
  • NZ Resident or Working Visa holder.
Further your prospects with IFS Growth. Get in touch to find out more today. Call James Treadwell on +64 (0)22 043 4511.

For more info
Contact: James Treadwell
mobile: +64 (0)22 043 4511
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Harvest Engineering Manager- Gisborne
Company/Location: Ernslaw One Limited

Job Description:
Ernslaw One is a forest owner and manager requiring a Harvest Engineering Manager for their Gisborne operations.

You will manage a team of three to carry out the harvest planning and oversee the construction of the associated roads and landings. This comprise of some 70 km of new roads and 200 landings per year. Given the unstable nature of the East Coast, these have to be built to a very high standard to meet use and environmental requirements. You will also be responsible for resource consents and achieving high health and safety standards.

Serious consideration will be given to applicants with:

  • A tertiary qualification preferably in forest engineering and/or relevant experience in harvest planning, earthworks and stream crossing construction and maintenance;
  • Knowledge of cable forest harvesting systems, quarrying and roading;
  • Ability to manage staff and contractors with emphasis on health and safety;
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.

A position description and application form is available from Iain McInnes on ph +64 (0)272 907 547, or email

A letter of application with a CV should be submitted by Wednesday 7th June 2017.

For more info
Contact: Iain McInnes
mobile: +64 (0)272 907 547
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Fibre Supply Manager

Job Description:

  • Build relationships to ensure quality and supply of logs for our mills
  • Critical position to manage our fibre supply across NZ
  • Varied position offering strategy + detail + leadership using your forestry knowledge
Use your experience, relationships and passion in the forestry sector to manage fibre supply to the largest consumer of logs in NZ. This could be an excellent career move for you!

It's a great time to be an integral part of our business, during an exciting time in the New Zealand building industry. Reporting to the Chief Executive, this senior position plays a significant role in our business. You'll play an integral part in ensuring that our log supply aligns with our mills and, ultimately, our customer needs.

As the Manager Fibre Supply, you'll have your finger on the pulse of the market and be able to demonstrate your ability to move quickly between high level discussions using your relationship building skills with key leaders and suppliers, to delving into the detail of the log numbers and quality with your team around daily, weekly and monthly numbers, trends and the performance of our log supply.

Your ability to build relationships with suppliers and align our mills' needs through regular interactions with our site and head office lead teams, make you the perfect person to step into this business critical position. If this sounds like the type of experience that you have had, within any part of the forestry sector, and you have related tertiary qualifications, then you might be the perfect person to step into this exciting opportunity!

This position has national responsibilities, offering abundant variety and leadership of a small, specialised and decentralised team. You have the option to be based in Auckland, Northland or the Central North Island. You'll be comfortable travelling to sites and suppliers on a regular basis and this position comes with a car, to reflect this commitment.

In return for your knowledge and expertise, we offer a competitive salary plus excellent benefits package including Superannuation and Corporate Medical. For more information on working for us please go to

Please contact Tracey Sharpe, Recruitment Manager on +64 (0)9 633 1504 for a confidential chat or apply online at to be considered for this next step in your career.

For more info
Contact: Tracey Sharpe
Phone: +64 (0)9 633 1504
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Coordinator Forest Management

Company/Location: North West Tasmania

Job Description:
Searson Buck is sourcing a Co-Ordinator Forest Management for a large, progressive, commercial organisation to be based in Camdale, on the North West Coast of Tasmania. Reporting to the forest manager, the role will focus on coordinating the human, administrative, financial and other available resources of the region to meet the business's legal and compliance obligations, while maximising financial returns. The role is responsible for organising the regional land base and related operations, programs and activities.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to oversee staff and contractor safety, provide leadership and management to staff, co-ordinate strategic and tactical programs for the group and report and liaise with key stakeholders. This role will allow the opportunity to showcase skills in facilitating projects in collaboration with contractors and project owners, managing, monitoring and reporting on operational and strategic performance and coordinating key operational plans and activities. You should have proven track record in ensuring outputs are delivered to requirements, on time and within project budgets.

Your career will have included experience in working with contractors and stakeholders to meet customer business requirements. You will have demonstrated experience in developing strategic plans as well as developing, implementing and maintaining policies, procedures and guidelines preferably within a large organisation. You will have knowledge and exposure to safety, environment protection and contract management. Tertiary qualifications in Business or demonstrated experience in similar positions is a must.

If you are looking for a position that offers the opportunity to shape the role going forward by contributing your expertise, as well as helping an organisation embark on a period of transformation we encourage you to register your interest in this position by clicking the ‘apply for this job’ button and following the registration details on the Searson Buck website.

Closing date for this role will be Monday 12th June.

To apply for this role see details below.

For more info
Contact: Rani Cavarretta
mobile: +61 (0)3 6223 3055

Applications close: Monday, 12-Jun-2017

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Senior Forest Officer Planning

Company/Location: Launceston

Job Description:
Searson Buck is sourcing a Senior Forest Officer Planning for a large, progressive, commercial organisation to be based in the North of Tasmania. Reporting to the Planning Manager, the role will focus on delivering the regional wood production plans to meet agreed targets in a safe, commercial and environmentally sound manner.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to showcase their ability to provide leadership and management to staff and manage compliance to work health and safety legislation. The role provides the chance to prepare, certify and implement practice plans to agreed standards and time lines, monitor and report on compliance, develop and drive performance to budgets and tasks and prepare and deliver production plans within agreed parameters. You will also get the opportunity to coordinate tenders, prepare contracts and manage contractor relationships.

Your career will have demonstrated experience in leading small teams to ensure targets are met whilst upholding agreed safety parameters. You will have prior experience in applying forest management functions, methods and processes to meet operational compliance obligation, knowledge of relevant codes of practices and a diploma , qualification or relevant experience.

If you are looking for a position that offers the opportunity to shape the role going forward by contributing your expertise, as well as helping an organisation embark on a period of transformation we encourage you to register your interest in this position by clicking the ‘apply for this job’ button and following the registration details on the Searson Buck website. For more information call Andrew Sertori on +61 (0)476 848 372 or apply to this link below.

Closing date for this role will be Monday 12th June.

For more info
Contact: Andrew Sertori
Phone: + 61 (0)3 6223 3055

Applications close: Monday, 12-Jun-2017

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Forestry Harvesting

Harvest Planner

Company/Location: Summit Forests New Zealand Ltd - Based in the Far North

Job Description:
Background: Summit Forests New Zealand Limited (Summit Forests) is a New Zealand registered subsidiary company of the Sumitomo Corporation Japan and Sumitomo Australia PTY LTD. We currently have forest holdings of 36,000 ha under CFL, leasehold, Freehold and various management agreements in Northland. We are continually looking at opportunities to expand our business throughout the country through forest acquisitions and our export division. For more information see our website:

Due to an internal promotion we are looking for a Harvest Planner to join our Northland team based in the Kaitaia region.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Creating operational harvest plans that provide optimal solutions for logging operations
  • Prepare budgets, estimate production targets and ensure that crews are assigned to harvest units that best suit their configuration.
  • Maintain a 1-2 year ahead planned harvest position
  • Ensure plans are entered into company forest management system
  • Ensure all regulatory requirements are completed ahead of time.
  • Set up pre-harvest inventory plans and analyse data in YTGen
  • Supervising Harvesting, Roading and Cartage contractors to make sure they are complying with prescriptions to ensure safe, effective and efficient operations.
  • Provide support for asset acquisitions
As the successful applicant, you will have the following attributes:
  • Tertiary education in Forestry or related field
  • Experience in the Forestry industry is preferred however recent forestry graduates will also be considered
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • High level IT ability including the use of forestry software: ESRI ArcGIS, YTGEN
This is an exciting opportunity to work with an experienced team in a dynamic work environment. We will offer a competitive salary package commensurate to the position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to

Applications close 26th of May

For more info
Contact: Riki Green

Applications close: Friday, 26-May-2017

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Senior Forester Harvesting

Company/Location: Launceston

Job Description:
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to show their skills in overseeing staff and contractor safety compliance and in accordance with legislation. You will be able to develop and implement tactical operation programs to achieve economic, social and environmental targets set by the business, oversee and deliver operational programs to fulfil contracts, budgets and set outcomes. Previous experience in delivering harvesting and transportation of forest products to fulfil orders or work of a similar nature will allow you to succeed in this role

Your career will have included reviewing contractor performance, monitoring contracts and performance and looking for risks and providing solutions. You will have worked with the preparation and implementation of budgets and be able to audit process's to look for efficiency's. A diploma or industry qualification will be required as well demonstrated experience in applying and auditing forest management functions, methods and processes to meet operational compliance obligations.

If you are looking for a position that offers the opportunity to shape the role going forward by contributing your expertise, as well as helping an organisation embark on a period of transformation we encourage you to register your interest in this position by clicking the ‘apply for this job’ button and following the registration details on the Searson Buck website. For further information contact Andrew Sertori on 0476 848 372 or apply to this link below

Closing date for this role will be Monday 12th June.

For more info
Contact: Andrew Sertori
Phone: +61 (0)3 6333 3888

Applications close: Monday, 12-Jun-2017

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Marketing and Sales

State Manager - Victoria
Company/Location: Lonza Wood Protection

Job Description:
Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. We harness science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life.

Not only is Lonza a custom manufacturer and developer, we also offer services and products ranging from active pharmaceutical ingredients to drinking water sanitizers, from nutritional and personal care ingredients to agricultural products, and from industrial preservatives to microbial control solutions that combat dangerous viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.

Lonza is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. Further information can be found at

We are currently recruiting for a State Manager, based at our Tullamarine (Victoria) office.
Reporting to the Australian Sales Manager, the role will be responsible for managing the customer base for the Wood Protection Business in the southern region of Australia and working to grow that business through new sales. The vacancy is open to internal and external candidates.

Your tasks may include

  • Actively pursue new business opportunities (60%) with new and existing cus-tomers
  • Maintain existing customer base via account management activities.(40%)
  • Development of supply proposals and contracts.
  • Generate and execute sales plans and strategies.
  • Provide technical expertise for new product start-ups, product switchovers, and troubleshooting chemical, process and analytical problems at treating facilities.
  • Regular travel throughout the region
Your qualifications
  • Degree in Science, Forestry or Engineering is advantageous.
Your experience and skills
  • Minimum relevant experience of 2-3 years experience in the b2b sales and maintenance of customer relationships.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong technical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, alone and as part of a team.
  • Ability to think strategically, evaluate all information and make informed decisions and recommendations.
  • Action orientated, with a positive attitude and ability to build effective relationships.
Are you interested?

Please apply in writing with a current CV to Elaine Rebello, Australian HRBP, Lonza Wood Protection.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

For more info
Contact: Elaine Rebello
mobile: +61 (0)4 07073351

Applications close: Friday, 2-Jun-2017

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Site Manager - Nelson
Company/Location: Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts NZ

Job Description:

  • Manufacturing/Operations Leadership
  • Sustainable Performance Focus
  • Full Site Accountability
Are you looking for the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to achieve sustainable, high level plant performance in the South Island's largest sawmill?

Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts NZ is New Zealand's most comprehensive wood manufacturing, distribution and sales business. The business group manufactures and markets a full range of timber, plywood and LVL from five major manufacturing operations spread throughout New Zealand. It also exports worldwide. The well-established Nelson Sawmill is the South Island's largest sawmill and is strategically important to the group. It has over 200 employees and incorporates green mill, kiln drying, planer mill, remanufacturing and timber treatment processes. Significant future growth is planned.

The Site Manager is responsible for leading and managing the Nelson Sawmill to achieve and sustain world class standards of production, productivity, cost, quality, safety, human resource, customer service and environmental performance. The role will develop operation plans which utilise the available raw material to create maximum value for Carter Holt Harvey. It will also drive site-wide performance improvement initiatives. Championing health and safety and the motivation and development of the people working within the business are critical responsibilities.

To succeed in this position you will have proven managerial experience in a large manufacturing or industrial environment achieving sustainable high level performance. Your experience will include effectively developing, leading and managing large teams. You will have strong business acumen and be able to demonstrate personal presence and credibility within the business. Ideally you will have a business related tertiary qualification. An appreciation of LEAN, 5S or 6 Sigma manufacturing principles and an understanding of sawmilling processes or the forestry industry would be highly beneficial. A record of successfully achieving challenging business targets is essential.

This critical, executive level position is expected to be of interest to proven operations/manufacturing managers looking for the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to achieve sustainable high plant performance. It will provide ongoing challenge and satisfaction as the business continues to develop. Strong performance in this role is likely to open up career development opportunities within the wider business. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the appointee. The Tasman region is one of the most stunning locations in New Zealand and offers a range of lifestyle, leisure and property ownership options.

Confidential enquiries can be made to Alan Head or Jane Cotter of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email

The closing date for applications is Friday, 9 June 2017.

All applications will be acknowledged by email.

For more info
Contact: Alan Head
Phone: +64 3 377 7793

Applications close: Friday, 9-Jun-2017

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Saw Doctor

Company/Location: Kiwi Lumber (Masterton) Ltd

Job Description:
Kiwi Lumber is a progressive sawmilling company with sawmills in Masterton, Dannevirke and Putaruru. The company employs 200 people, and sells into New Zealand and many export markets.

We are seeking a motivated Saw Doctor to join our sawmill team. The successful applicant will report to the Sawmill Manager and would have the following qualities:

  • Experience in Saw Doctoring
  • Have a positive and committed approach
  • Able to work unsupervised in a team environment.
  • Ability to operate machinery safely & efficiently
  • Be a New Zealand resident
  • Able to grasp the concept of modern automation and computer / scanning technology
  • Have good time management
  • A history where quality of work has been of the highest standard.
Ideally you will be fully qualified with a National Certificate in Solid Wood Processing (Saw Doctoring). However we are prepared to consider anyone who has saw doctoring experience or is part way through training. Experience is not the key factor, a positive attitude is what counts most.

Please reply in writing, including your CV and references to:
Saw Doctor
Kiwi Lumber Masterton
P O Box 2101, Kuripuni
Masterton 5842
Or e-mail
Applications will be treated in total confidence

Applications close on the 19th June 2017

For more info
Contact: Moana Taylor
Phone: +64 (0)6 3779000
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