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Senior Forest Consultant/Assistant General Manager

Company/Location: Woodnet – Masterton or other location as agreed

Job Description:

Background:
Woodnet is a market leader in specialist areas of forest management and consultancy operating across NZ.

The company has developed a strong niche in Business as Usual forest management, valuation and consulting, the ETS and carbon and has established ‘in-house’ GIS and inventory capabilities.

In addition to this we have a strong existing and growing rural client base for whom we carry out Land Use Assessments and explore/implement alternative species opportunities.

Woodnet has been part of the FOMS Ltd group since November 2017 and is now on an exciting growth path with an expanded client base and project work that is coming out of accelerating demand for quality forest management advice and implementation.

Jobs Description
Woodnet are currently looking for a highly experienced and energetic person to join our team in a senior position in the business. The role has a dual function in that the applicant may be positioned to succeed the current GM at an appropriate time.

Initially the focus of the role is as a Consultant/Team leader to provide direct support to the General Manager of the business and work closely with the existing Team members. While the business is located in Masterton and it is preferred that this role is based here, location is flexible for the right person. The successful candidate will be required to hit the ground running with the provision of services to existing clients and also undertake business development activities in the market.

Some areas of focus will include:

  • Assist the GM with planning, budgeting and drive development to meet our business objectives
  • Undertake general forest consultancy work including forest valuations
  • Support the GIS, Land use, Inventory and Forest Management team
  • Interact with clients in a way that adds value and builds on the existing relationships we have
  • Aid in growing the business as we roll out staff located across the North Island
  • Ensure the systems we have in place will develop and support the growing staff and associated workload
  • Actively take ownership of your own self development and upskilling
Key experiences and capabilities include:
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in the NZ forest industry
  • Demonstrated skills and experience within Forest Consultancy and/or Management
  • A willingness to learn across a matrix of land use possibilities for hill country land owners, report on and implement solutions
  • Tertiary or suitable training organisation qualifications relating to forestry management
  • A strong track record in good relationship management
  • Strong safety and environmental credentials
  • Excellent communication and teamwork attributes
  • An approach that demonstrates that you take ownership of your work and look for ways to continually improve
  • The ideal candidate will possess previous experience in a similar role and must work well in a team setting. Relocation support will be offered to the successful candidate.
Applications should be emailed to stuart@woodnet.co.nz by 10th August 2018 along with a cover letter highlighting your most recent relevant experiences and qualifications.

For more info
Contact: Stuart Orme
E-mail: stuart@woodnet.co.nz

Applications close: Friday, 10-Aug-2018

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Plantation Consultant in the Mānuka Industry

Company/Location: Manuka Farming NZ Ltd. North Island

Job Description:
Mānuka Farming NZ Ltd. is a company that specialises in the development of mānuka plantations for honey. We are a growing company in an exciting industry, with the added benefit of being a leader in this area through our involvement in the High Performance Mānuka Plantation Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) Programme. Our strategy is based on working collaboratively to advance mānuka plantations for the NZ honey industry with integrity and honour in the way we treat all who deal with us, while maintaining our technical leadership in the area of mānuka plantations.

The opportunities facing us are such that we can now move to the next stage of expansion in the creation of a specialist plantation consultancy role within our small but highly passionate team. Our team will work with you to ensure you are fully equipped and supported for your role in conducting site assessments, managing plantation establishment (including pre-planting preparation, planting, and post-planting activities), and selecting and working with other key strategic partners.

Excellent people skills, relevant forestry experience and qualifications, being a great team player, and having an understanding of Maori land ownership dynamics are key pre-requisites. Workplace location will be based in the North Island, with a home office set-up required. Vehicle, a competitive salary, and excellent working culture offered.

If you are interested in discussing this opportunity further, I would be delighted to hear from you, please call Stephen Lee (CEO) on +64 020 412 22 858 between 1 to 4 pm (Monday to Saturday) or email me at: stephen@manukafarming.co.nz

PDF description: Plantation_Consultant_Role.pdf

For more info
Contact: Stephen Lee
E-mail: stephen@manukafarming.co.nz
mobile: +64 020 41222858
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Forest Establishment/Silviculture

Forester

Company/Location: PF Olsen Australia - Hamilton

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 assist with the management of our silvicultural operations on our 62,000 hectare Green Triangle hardwood estate.

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
We are seeking candidates preferably with experience in silvicultural management, although candidates with prior experience in agricultural or contractor management are also encouraged to apply. The roles will involve operational planning, supervision of contractors, auditing compliance with OH&S standards, environmental performance and other company policies. The positions will be based in our Hamilton office.

If you think this opportunity might be for you then please email emma.brown@pfolsen.com 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 www.pfolsen.com

For more info
Contact: Emma Brown
E-mail: emma.brown@pfolsen.com
Phone: +61 03 5551 1000

Applications close: Friday, 3-Aug-2018

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Forest Investment

Forest Economist, Sydney
Company/Location: NewForests, Sydney

Job Description:
New Forests is a global specialist forestry, rural land, and environmental markets investment management company headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with offices in San Francisco and Singapore.

We are seeking a Forest Economist to work as part of global investment management team, based in our Sydney headquarters. Reporting to the Executive Director, Investor Services, this role will be key to ensuring that strong research and evidence-based insights underpin New Forests’ investment programs. This role will undertake economic research and analysis related to forest product markets; provide advice on economic policy issues affecting New Forests’ investment programs; and lend support to New Forests Timber Products, providing relevant market information and insights that will help underpin timber products marketing in domestic and export markets. In addition, this role will add value to the development and execution of a corporate research agenda related to global timber markets and trade, trends in the emerging bio-economy, institutional investment in forestry and real assets, and trends in ESG and responsible investment affecting the forest sector, thus providing analysis and recommendations that will support the company’s investment programs, investment product development, and reporting to New Forests' institutional investor clients.

Requirements:

  • A depth of experience in forest economics, forestry consultancy or a related field
  • Tertiary qualifications in Economics; Forestry and business qualifications would be well regarded as would Econometric capability.
  • Experience working as an Economist (or similar role) within a forestry environment
  • Experience with forestry market assessments, forestry valuations, due diligence and acquisitions, and/or forestry operations in the plantation sector,
  • A passion for increasing sustainability and responsible investment, in the forest sector
  • Availability and willingness to travel.

The applications (in PDF format) need to come to:HR Director careers@newforests.com.au

For more info
Contact: HR Director
E-mail: careers@newforests.com.au
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Forest Management

OneFortyOne Plantations Forest Research Manager

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Plantations

Job Description:

  • World Class People, Assets and Practises
OneFortyOne Plantations is well recognised as a premier forest grower in Australia. A progressive company, we combine 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. You can learn more about OneFortyOne Plantations, by visiting www.onefortyone.com

We are committed to being world class. Reporting to the Estate Manager, the Forest Research Manager will be responsible for translating research into outcomes which will drive the continual improvement of forestry management practices.

You will be actively involved in industry-wide collaboration, creating a strategic alliance with the newly established Forestry Research Hub in Mount Gambier, to leverage outcomes and develop value-adding opportunities.

Key responsibilities:
  • Developing the strategic direction and provide the day-to-day management of agreed scientific research programs
  • Providing authoritative and strategic advice on complex, emerging or sensitive issues relating to research and forest health.
  • Fostering collaboration with existing and deliver new relationships with key stakeholders
  • Developing technical and practical guidelines for research programs while encouraging an innovative approach
Experience and requirements

To be successful in this role, the candidate must have an appropriate degree with 10+ years demonstrated experience in:
  • Developing scientific research programs with clear measurable objectives
  • Providing strategic analysis and advice
  • Stakeholder management
We understand that our people are the cornerstone to our success. OFO is passionate about being a great place to work and have industry leading training and staff development programs, good work life balance and competitive remuneration.

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 all the major services and facilities that are provided in a capital city, but with the major plus of a relaxed and friendly community lifestyle.

A position description can be obtained and applications forwarded to Melissa Ryan via mrayn@onefortyone.com including your resume and a brief letter outlining experience and qualifications as they relate to the position.

For more info
Contact: Melissa Ryan
E-mail: mrayn@onefortyone.com
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OneFortyOne Plantations HSE Business Partner

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Plantations

Job Description:

  • World Class People, Assets and Practises
OneFortyOne Plantations is well recognised as a premier forest grower in Australia. A progressive company, we combine transformative leadership with deep forestry expertise to build on the success of the oldest softwood plantation resource in Australia, the largest in the Green Triangle Region. You can learn more about OneFortyOne Plantations by visiting onefortyone.com

We are committed to achieving world class standards in everything we do. In safety and risk this means building a shared culture and behaviours that are positive and team based using systems are resilient and rigorous. To accelerate progress towards this goal we have created a new position in our Risk and Sustainability team, the HSE Business partner.

Reporting to the Risk and Sustainability Manager, you will partner with internal staff and contractors to drive the implementation of our safety strategy and promote positive cultural change. You will also play an important role implementing and maintaining our Forest Certification accreditation and management system. Your leadership, energy and technical skills will underpin your success in implementing a transformative strategy and maximising business objectives.

Key responsibilities:
  • Support and promote organisational change to drive a positive behavioural based safety culture
  • Provide expert advice in the areas of incident management, risk management and other relevant WHSE technical matters
  • Assist with the Sustainable Wood forest certification process including audit preparation, execution and action management
To be successful in this role you will have a relevant qualification with extensive experience in advising and supporting leaders on Risk and Safety in large or complex business teamed with well-developed communication skills.

We understand that our people are the cornerstone to our success. We are passionate about being a great place to work, have industry leading training and employee development programs, good work life balance and competitive remuneration.

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

Contact Melissa Ryan via mryan@onefortyone.com for a position description and to forward an application, including resume and brief letter outlining experience and qualifications. Applications close 27th July 2018.

For more info
Contact: Melissa Ryan
E-mail: mryan@onefortyone.com
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Sales and Procurement Manager
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation of NSW

Job Description:
Forestry Corporation of NSW is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW. The Softwood Plantations Division of Forestry Corporation of NSW manages over 200,000 hectares of softwood plantations across NSW.

We are currently looking for a Sales & Procurement Manager to join our senior leadership team within the Softwood Plantation Division.

This position is responsible for leading the sales of our products and procurement of forest services contracts that will enhance our financial and operational marketing outcomes.

This role will oversee and manage the Sales & Procurement team of 3 who are based across NSW. This position can be based at West Pennant Hills, Bathurst or Tumut.

Reporting to the General Manager – Softwood Plantation Division, the ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent industry experience
  • Sound knowledge of softwood plantation operations, timber processing and associated commercial transaction
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining customer and supplier relationships, contract negotiation and management
  • Experience in analysing complex commercial, operational and financial problems
  • Ability to manage and develop detailed financial analysis, documentation and legal contracts associated with sales and procurement
  • Ability to negotiate outcomes in a commercial environment
  • Flexibility to travel regularly
How to apply: Applicants should email their application to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au

For any enquiries or to discuss this role further, please contact Gabrielle Walton at hr@fcnsw.com.au

Closing date: Applications must be received by 3 August 2018

Note: The successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a medical examination which includes Drug and Alcohol screening and a Fitness Test (called the Task Based Assessment).

For more info
Contact: Gabrielle Walton
E-mail: hr@fcnsw.com.au

Applications close: Friday, 3-Aug-2018

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Regional Planning Manager - Bathurst
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation of NSW - Bathurst

Job Description:
We are seeking an experienced forest planning professional to lead the team that provides forest planning services including forest modelling, operational scheduling, valuation, inventory, forest data collection and maintenance and spatial information to our Northern Softwoods Region.

The Region manages nearly 95,000 hectares of predominantly radiata pine across central and northern parts of NSW.

The position is based in Bathurst although the region includes forest in northern NSW and some travel will be required to support the team’s activities in these areas.

Bathurst is a highly desirable living location with affordable living and the benefits of a regional lifestyle only two and a half hours drive from Sydney. With a university, outstanding community infrastructure including an entertainment centre, art gallery, indoor aquatic centre, regional sporting fields and a famous car race, the city has a lot to offer.

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

The position reports to the Forest Resources Manager and the ideal candidate will possess the following skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Previous experience in plantation forest planning/modelling, silvicultural management, valuation, inventory, spatial information and financial analysis.
  • Proven ability to use forest planning software such as ESRI ArcGIS, Remsoft Woodstock, YT Gen and the MS office suite of products
  • High level leadership, staff management, decision making and communication skills
  • Tertiary qualification in natural resource management or land management.
  • Ability and fitness to undertake fire roster duties, forest firefighting, work extended hours e.g. (fire roster) and to maintain sufficient fitness for the role is essential.
A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant.

How to apply:

Applicants should email their application to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au
Closing date: Applications must be received by 10 August 2018

If you want to know more about this exciting career opportunity, contact Duncan Watt at Duncan.watt@fcnsw.com.au

For more info
Contact: Duncan Watt
E-mail: duncan.watt@fcnsw.com.au

Applications close: Friday, 10-Aug-2018

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Chief Operating Officer

Company/Location: Hancock Forest Management

Job Description:

  • Tauranga based
  • Global Forest Management Business
  • Forestry sector
Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd (HFM NZ) is a company of scale and complexity. HFM NZ is New Zealand’s largest forest management company. Established in 2004, HFM NZ is continuing to grow and by October will be managing over 235,000 hectares of forest assets with an annual harvest in 2019 of circa 5.8 million m3. HFM NZ is strongly committed to providing a safe working environment and to being good stewards of the environment.

Reporting directly into the General Manager, this newly created role is responsible for all commercial and operational areas across HFM NZ’s clients. The Chief Operating Officer will lead key stakeholder relationships, representing HFM NZ at a senior level within the greater forestry sector in New Zealand. A broad role, the role will provide Leadership in Health, Safety and Environmental management and will also be responsible for all forest operations inclusive of silviculture, planning and engineering, harvesting and distribution. The role will oversee all domestic sales of circa 3 million m3.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in Board liaison and reporting, and will be able to demonstrate sound, proven governance experience including holding external Directorships. Seasoned leadership and relationship management skills are a given and the successful candidate will possess superior business acumen and communication skills. They will also have a strong inclination towards collaboration and a team based approach with a focus on continuous improvement.

It is highly likely that the successful candidate will have a forestry or primary industry background with at least 15 years senior level management experience managing the complexities of a multi-faceted business. This is a stunning role for a seasoned, experienced Executive within an extremely successful and focused business. To find out more, please contact Bernadette Ryan-Hopkins at Ryan + Alexander Consulting Ltd on +64 027 839 7683.

For more info
Contact: Bernadette Ryan-Hopkins
E-mail: bernadette@ryanandalexander.co.nz
Phone: +64 027 8397683
mobile: +64 027 8397683

Applications close: Friday, 17-Aug-2018

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Supply Chain Planner

Company/Location: Timberlands Ltd

Job Description:
Timberlands Ltd is a world leading Forestry Management Company based in Rotorua, New Zealand. We are looking to fill our Supply Chain Planner vacancy with a suitably qualified candidate who will work collaboratively within the Supply Chain Team to plan and manage our harvest schedule.


Key tasks within this role include:

  • Operationalise the Estate Model Plan into an effective Harvest Schedule
  • Manage the Harvest Schedule for delivered log sales, taking into consideration grade mix, harvest area allocation by crew, seasonal and cartage constraints.
  • Monitor & report Harvest Schedule performance, noting variations to improve forward planning
  • Predict and forecast log supply at full grade potential by grade and location to formulate the basis for the sales plan
  • Reconcile predicted with actual grade recovery to improve forward planning
  • Report stock levels weekly by total and location
  • Assist with project work
Our ideal candidate:

To be successful in this role, you will need advanced data management and analytical skills with a particular proficiency in excel. You will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where you will have the opportunity to put your innovation and problem-solving skills to good use. You must have a working knowledge of forestry supply chain operations and an excellent understanding of logistics and harvesting systems. You will be an effective communicator and an outstanding team player.

What we offer:
We offer the successful applicant a competitive salary, full private use of a vehicle and many additional benefits, a great work environment and a fantastic office location.

This position is permanent and full time.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or current eligibility to work in New Zealand.

For more information please see the job description attached.


If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in:
Please apply by the closing date, please forward a covering letter and a copy of your CV by email to enquiries@tll.co.nz or post to:

Monique Denny
Timberlands Ltd
PO Box 1284
ROTORUA 3040
Phone:+64 07 343 1281

The closing date for applications is Friday 17 August 2018

PDF description: Supply Chain Planner Jul 2018 (3).pdf

For more info
Contact: Monique Denny
E-mail: enquiries@tll.co.nz
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Forestry Harvesting

Harvesting 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 wood fibre from the ports of Portland, Victoria and Albany, WA to our customers in Japan and China. Our business is unique in that seed is sourced from our own seed orchards and our products and practices continually advance 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 Barbara.Vanthoff@austgum.com.au

Applications should be emailed to Barbara.Vanthoff@austgum.com.au by 4 August 2018 along with a cover letter highlighting your most recent relevant experiences and qualifications.

For more info
Contact: Barbara Vanthoff
E-mail: Barbara.Vanthoff@austgum.com.au

Applications close: Saturday, 4-Aug-2018

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Harvest Planner

Company/Location: Nelson

Job Description:
Tasman Pine Forests seek a talented individual that demonstrates proven experience in harvest planning.

A progressive forestry management company, Tasman Pine Forests has been set up by Sumitomo Forestry to manage their forest holding throughout the Nelson region. An exciting opportunity exists for a talented Harvest Planner to join the team.

In this key role you will have responsibility for planning the execution of harvesting activities, assisting with annual harvest budgets, value recovery and liaising with key community stakeholders. You will also be responsible for managing harvest and infrastructure contractors ensuring high workplace health, safety and environmental standards. You will work autonomously and collaboratively in a small but dedicated team.

The successful candidate will have sound practical experience in harvesting or forestry operations, an appropriate qualification, excellent relationship management skills and a strong and pragmatic knowledge of health, safety and environmental standards.

This is a great opportunity to join a great team in an amazing location.

Apply now!

For enquiries please contact Melisa Kappely

PDF description: Harvest Planner JD v1 May 2018 (1).pdf

For more info
Contact: Melisa Kappely
E-mail: melisa.kappely@intepeople.co.nz
mobile: +64 027 7340392
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Harvesting Supervisor

Company/Location: Nelson

Job Description:
Tasman Pine Forests seek a talented individual that demonstrates proven experience in harvesting.

A progressive forestry management company, Tasman Pine Forests has been set up by Sumitomo Forestry to manage their forest holding throughout the Nelson region. An exciting opportunity exists for a talented Harvesting Supervisor to join the team.

In this key role you will have responsibility for the execution of harvesting activities, value recovery and liaising with key community stakeholders. You will be responsible for managing harvest contractors ensuring high workplace health, safety and environmental standards. You will work autonomously and collaboratively in a small but dedicated team.

The successful candidate will have sound practical experience in harvesting, an appropriate qualification, excellent relationship management skills and a strong and pragmatic knowledge of health, safety and environmental standards.

This is a great opportunity to join a great team in an amazing location.

Apply now!

For enquiries please contact Melisa Kappely.

PDF description: Harvesting Supervisor JD v1 May 20184.pdf

For more info
Contact: Melisa Kappely
E-mail: melisa.kappely@intepeople.co.nz
mobile: +64 027 7340392
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Forester Harvesting

Company/Location: HVP Plantations

Job Description:

  • Based in Churchill, Gippsland
  • Great urban or country lifestyle options
  • Work for a longstanding, successful company
HVP Plantations is a successful privately owned softwood timber plantation operator that manages extensive plantations in across Victoria.

People successful at HVP are self-motivated who thrive working in a small team and a fast paced and professional environment. They value safety, their regional communities, environmental care and sustainability.

The Roles
HVP Plantations is seeking an experienced Harvesting Forester. The role is based in Churchill (near the regional city of Traralgon) where there are a myriad of great lifestyle opportunities at your fingertips.

The Harvesting Forester is responsible for the oversight of plantation harvesting crews in meeting safety, environmental, production and delivery targets. At times the role will also have responsibilities in roading and other plantation management tasks.

Applicants will have good communication, staff management and team skills. They will have experience in the forest industry in harvesting. Applicants will be skilled at directing and negotiating with contractors. Good computer skills are required. A tertiary qualification in forestry or related discipline would be well regarded but is not mandatory.

Application Details
A competitive salary package will be negotiated to secure the best candidate and relocation assistance is available if required. A car with some private use benefits is available with the role and the person appointed will participate in our bonus program.

Phone enquiries should be directed to Simon Gatt +61 (03) 5122 0608. Applications should be sent to jobs@hvp.com.au

Applications close Friday 3 August 2018.

For more info
Contact: Simon Gatt
E-mail: jobs@hvp.com.au
Phone: +61 (03) 5122 0608
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Supervisor Production & Wood Flow
Company/Location: Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) - Gisborne

Job Description:

  • Gisborne, Full Time, Agriculture / Horticulture
  • Please Quote Reference Number 68910
  • Detailed knowledge of forest harvesting operations
  • Forestry tertiary qualification ideal
  • Join Juken's East Coast Forests
Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) is a New Zealand registered company, operating in the forestry and wood-processing industries in New Zealand for over 20 years. JNL owns four wood processing plants in the North Island, and forests in the Wairarapa and East Coast regions.

Join our team as Supervisor Production and Wood Flow. You'll be responsible for the planning and implementation of Log sales to several customers , Harvesting supervision and Harvesting contract price negotiation in the East Coast District.

Ideally you will have the following:
  • Safety and Quality focused
  • Tertiary level forestry qualification and/or demonstrated experience and proven performance in a similar role
  • Sound judgement in decision making
  • Strong interpersonal/people management skills
  • Detailed knowledge of forest harvesting operations
  • Be computer literate, including Microsoft office GIS applications
  • Safety focused
  • Strong negotiating, analytical, problem solving skills and experience
  • Excellent communication skills
JNL is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment. You will be required to pass a pre-employment drug or alcohol assessment.

If you have the skills and experience to bring to this role, please apply now through our online application form.

Juken New Zealand Ltd - East Coast Forests www.jnl.co.nz

For more info
Contact: Please apply now through our online application form
E-mail: www.jnl.co.nz
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Harvesting Supervisor
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation of NSW - Bombala

Job Description:
The Position:
The Harvesting Supervisor is responsible for preparing site based Harvesting and road plans and supervising the harvesting operations in Bombala Management Area to ensure the direction, targets and plans provided within the Business Plan and Regional Budget are implemented, also playing a critical role in the Snowy Region’s fire management activities.

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

The Person:

We ask that you address how you demonstrate the below essential skills in your application:

Essential Skills:

  • Experience in field forest operations at grass roots or management level. Specific experience in harvesting operations is highly desirable
  • Ability to draw up site based plans using planning systems.
  • Well-developed supervisory and contractor management skills.
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Well-developed planning, organisational and communication skills.
  • Map reading skills, GPS, basic forest inventory skills.
  • Experience in using MS Office software.
  • 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)
You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

How to apply: Applicants should email their application to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au

Closing date: Applications must be received by 3 August 2018

For more information about role please contact Tim Gillespie Jones on +61 0437 846 915

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 Test.

For more info
Contact: Tim Gillespie-Jones
E-mail: hr@fcnsw.com.au
mobile: +61 0437 846 915

Applications close: Friday, 3-Aug-2018

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Forestry Contractor Supervisor - Otways

Company/Location: Midway Limited

Job Description:
The Company
Midway is an export and forestry company based in Geelong, involved in plantation ownership and management, logistics, processing and marketing forest products. We are currently seeking a Forestry Contractor Supervisor to join the Resources team.

The Position
Reporting to the Otways Area Manager your position will be to primarily oversee forest contractors performing harvesting, establishment & estate management duties. Although the work will generally be located in the Otway Ranges, ideally the successful applicant will be based in Colac Victoria to enable coverage of activities in the Ballarat and Green Triangle region if required.

Key tasks include:

  •  Induction and monitoring of Contractors for compliance against environment, quality and production requirements.
  •  Field planning for site assessments, hazard reporting, road construction, harvesting and plantation management
  •  Positive stakeholder communication
  •  Fire management and standby
The Candidate
The successful applicant will display the following:
  •  Excellent interpersonal , communication and negotiation skills;
  •  Understanding of hazard identification and risk assessment
  •  Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, Access);
     Ability to work autonomously as well as contributing to a team;
  •  Strong attention to detail;
  •  An understanding of legal and regulatory framework related to plantation management and harvesting;
  •  An understanding of project management, budget management and compliance against certification standards; and
  •  Current Victorian drivers licence.
  •  Suitable tertiary qualifications or previous work experience in a forestry, environment or agricultural discipline would be looked on favourably although not mandatory.
Applications
Position enquiries should be emailed to info@midway-pl.com.au attention Clint Larkins.
To apply for this position please email your cover letter and resume to info@midway-pl.com.au

A pre-placement health assessment and reference check will be conducted prior to making an offer of employment.

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications close COB Friday 31st of August 2018.

PDF description: Forestry Contractor Supervisor - Otways2.pdf

For more info
Contact: Clint Larkins
E-mail: info@midway-pl.com.au

Applications close: Friday, 31-Aug-2018

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Operations Manager – Harvesting
Company/Location: Ernslaw One Limited

Job Description:
Ernslaw One is a forest owner and manager with forests throughout New Zealand. Applications are invited for the position of Operations Manager – Harvesting, based in Gisborne.

The purpose of the position is managing harvesting operations, with responsibilities including production, health & safety, log quality, and value recovery.

Serious consideration will be given to applicants with:

  • A tertiary qualification and/or relevant operations experience;
  • Knowledge of harvesting practices;
  • 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.

A position description and application form are available from harvest.careers@ernslaw.co.nz

A covering letter, application form, and a CV should be submitted by 4 pm Friday 10th August 2018 to the above email address or to the Harvesting Manager, Ernslaw One Ltd, PO Box 2042, Gisborne 4040.

For more info
Contact: Harvesting Manager
E-mail: harvest.careers@ernslaw.co.nz
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Health and Safety

Health, Safety and Risk Manager

Company/Location: Tauranga

Job Description:

  • Bay of Plenty based
  • Global Forest Management Business
  • Forestry Sector
Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd (HFM NZ) is a company of scale and complexity. HFM NZ is New Zealand’s largest forest management company. Established in 2004, HFM NZ is continuing to grow and by October will be managing over 235,000 hectares of forest assets with an annual harvest in 2019 of circa 5.8 million m3. HFM NZ is strongly committed to providing a safe working environment and to being good stewards of the environment.

Reporting directly into the General Manager, this role is responsible for the development, implementation and continuous improvement of the risk and H & S strategies, frameworks and policies in line with the latest legislative requirements and company protocols. The Health, Safety and Risk Manager will also lead and maintain the company’s risk-based management systems and registers for HFM NZ and Investment entities.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Oversee all aspects of risk throughout the business with a focus on H & S yet also key focus on environmental, fire, security and operational risk
  • Establish and maintain the Risk Registers and Risk-Based Management Systems across the business working with all levels of senior management
  • Lead the ongoing formulation of H & S Strategy
  • Implement and execute H & S systems strategy to improve H & S culture and performance, including contractor H & S management programs.
  • Prepare and present the quarterly H & S reports for the HSE Committees and Boards
  • Prepare and present the Risk Registers and risk mitigation strategies for the Boards
  • Encourage and engage staff in line with the focus on Health, Safety and Risk and develop a team culture where innovative approaches to work, work place issues, systems and problems are fostered.
The successful candidate will be tertiary qualified in OH & S and be able to demonstrate delivery of Risk and H & S strategy and performance improvement in a comparable senior management role. You will take an innovative approach to organizational improvement and change while always striving for efficiency and effectiveness of business processes.

This is a unique opportunity based in the Bay of Plenty within a highly successful and close-knit business. To find out more, please contact Kiri Burney at Ryan + Alexander Ltd on +64 021 505252

For more info
Contact: Bernadette Ryan-Hopkins
E-mail: bernadette@ryanandalexander.co.nz
Phone: +64 027 8397683
mobile: +64 027 8397683

Applications close: Thursday, 16-Aug-2018

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Health & Safety & HR Manager

Job Description:
We have a client looking for a senior office person with experience in both Health & Safety and HR management to support a Tokoroa based group of companies involved in Logging operations.

Operating as part of the office team, you will need:

  • Prior experience in similar roles, with understanding of the legislative compliance required
  • Willingness to assist others in the office when required
  • Full drivers license
Key Responsibilities:
  • Maintaining & managing the administration of health & safety practices
  • Managing the company’s HR function, including employment and training records, staff inductions, drug testing and disciplinary processes
  • Payroll administration and reconciliations, using Ace Payroll and filing monthly PAYE returns
In return they offer:
  • Competitive renumeration package
  • Well supported office environment, amongst a friendly team
  • On-going training opportunities to support the role and your personal development.
Apply direct and in confidence to deb@blackburnegroup.co.nz by Friday 27th July.

Full job description available on request.

For more info
Contact: Apply
E-mail: deb@blackburnegroup.co.nz
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Marketing and Sales

Account Manager Forestry
Company/Location: Competenz ( Bay of Plenty or Waikato region)

Job Description:
Competenz helps Kiwis build skills, careers and businesses. We develop national qualifications and make it easy to learn on the job.

Through our network of offices, we look after the training needs of more than 3,500 businesses, helping 26,000 people develop their skills on the job each year.

We design and manage qualifications to make sure our workforce is highly skilled. We cover entry level to advanced technical trades qualifications.

Competenz is currently recruiting for an Account Manager,Forestry to join the team in the Bay of Plenty or Waikato region.

We are looking for someone who is experienced in the Forestry industry or has experience and exposure within the Forestry sector.

This role is different to any other Account Manager role and is not for the light hearted.

We need someone who will be responsible for promoting, developing, managing and arranging training and assessments for Forestry customers.

Most importantly, you will become their trusted adviser.

The role is responsible for assessing. You will do this by working with employers, providers, trainees and other relevant parties to successfully implement workplace based training and manage completions of Forestry qualifications.

A key focus of the role is coaching and mentoring workplace assessors. You will have an absolute focus on the customer, engaging at all levels within their business.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a customer focused account manager role.
  • Comfortable with working in the forest environment and comfortable with driving on forestry roads.
  • Workplace assessor and/or moderator experience
  • Understanding qualifications in education OR Forestry industry related qualifications/experience
  • Strong planning and organisational skills with the ability to manage own territory effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of the customer
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of computer literacy; proficient in Microsoft office suite
Applications close Friday 27th July 2018. Please submit applications via company website.

www.competenz.org.nz/careers

Please note: we do not always work to fixed closing dates and may start considering applications as they are received so we encourage you to apply early.

For more info
Contact: Vanita Patel
E-mail: v.patel@competenz.org.nz
Phone: +64 09 5399889
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Customer Relationship Manager
Company/Location: OFO Plantations, Mt Gambier, South Australia

Job Description:
The Customer Relationship Manager is accountable for both domestic and export customer relations and business improvement strategies.

We are looking for a candidate with strong interpersonal skills.

This is a new role created to focus primarily on the customer needs and the expectation is to manage the stability of long term customer relationships understanding the supply chain demands and restrictions. You will be mandated to ensure all stakeholders have appropriate sales performance reporting, dashboards and analytics to identify any inefficiencies that require sustainable solutions.

This role offers a very attractive salary accompanied with relocation costs.

For more info
Contact: Steve Kitto
E-mail: stevekitto@alexkaar.com.au
Phone: +61 03 86148214
mobile: +61 0417604400

Applications close: Friday, 17-Aug-2018

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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Project Officer - Regional Forest Agreement Assessments
Company/Location: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Melbourne

Job Description:
The Project Officer – Forest Values Assessment will work within a small team in the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Unit to assist with and at times lead the conceptualisation, establishment, implementation and coordination of a program of Victorian forest values assessments to inform the 2020 Modernised Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) Framework.

The role will assist the team with and at times manage the initial analysis of forest value information needs, then both implement and coordinate the projects to attain, analyse, manage and disseminate this information, by mid 2019.

The role is critical to ensure effective day to day management of the RFA program of works, ensuring the program’s outcomes are achieved, identifying and mitigating program risks and issues and ensuring project outputs are achieved within established budgets and timeframes. The position will also support work unit colleagues in the Victorian Forest Monitoring Program, forest and fire research governance, and fire management auditing and performance; fire monitoring program and the DELWP Pre-harvest Survey Program.

The role is suited to a self-motivated individual with excellent project, relationship and stakeholder management skills with an understanding of the application of forest inventory analysis and modelling, spatial data management and in a natural resource management context.

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding, and be able to clearly articulate their experience and knowledge in regard to the collection, collation and analysis of spatial and non-spatial data related to Victorian forest values; and how these can be integrated to support and inform the development of a modernised RFA.

Ideally, the successful candidate will also possess demonstrated experience in project and contract management; strong verbal and written communication skills; excellent relationship management skills and a natural resource management background.

https://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au/jobs/VG-926795

For more info
Contact: Tom Hill
E-mail: tom.hill@delwp.vic.gov.au
Phone: +61 04 36630077
mobile: +61 04 36630077

Applications close: Sunday, 22-Jul-2018

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Regional Sales Manager
Company/Location: Claymark Ltd

Job Description:

  • Full time permanent role
  • Northern region (Auckland and Northern)
We are seeking a highly motivated Sales Manager with a solid sales management background and drive to succeed to join Claymark Ltd, a specialist in milling, manufacturing and distribution of high quality timber products. You will be required to have NZ timber industry experience in sales of high grade timber, weatherboard, mouldings and/or remanufactured products. Key contributions to your success will be achieving and exceeding sales targets and margins, while actively promoting the Company’s high-quality products and services to existing and new customers. You will be responsible for monitoring market trends, in order to pursue new opportunities, whilst forecasting estimated customer demands.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Reaching sales targets and growing market share
  • Efficiently responding to sales inquiries
  • Educating customers on the benefits of working with the Company by exhibiting a solid product knowledge
  • Focussing on business development, actively seeking new market opportunities
  • Passionate about understanding customers’ needs and proactively developing and growing positive relationships
  • Efficiently resolving any potential sales issues with customers
  • Reporting any potential credit or product issues
  • Co-ordinating the reporting of market information
  • Co-ordinating the forecasting of customer demand with the Production Team
  • Ensuring all operations are undertaken in compliance with Company H&S policies and procedures
  • Travelling extensively throughout New Zealand
Our ideal candidate will have solid negotiation and problem-solving skills, financial acumen and be committed to going above and beyond to deliver quality service to customers. Excellent reporting skills and the ability to think strategically is crucial to this role. Excellent communication skills and a positive and outgoing personality is essential.

If you are ambitious, confident and love a challenge then this may be the perfect role for you.

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

Contact Ashlyn Clarricoats, Recruitment Consultant on +64 (07) 348 2424 for a Job Description, send your Covering Letter and CV to ashlyn@personnelresources.co.nz .

Applications close 23.07.18.

CONFIDENTIALITY ASSURED

For more info
Contact: Ashlyn Clarricoats
E-mail: ashlyn@personnelresources.co.nz
Phone: +64 (07) 348 2424
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Fitter and Turner
Company/Location: RHT Sawmills

Job Description:
We require an experienced Fitter and Turner for our Te Kuiti sawmill, which has been in operation for more than 60 years.

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Relevant experience in lubrication, hydraulics, rolling elements, bearings and pneumatics
  • Knowledge of and applicable skills in plant maintenance , repair and installation of equipment
  • Ability to read technical specifications
Duties (including but not limited to)
  • Carries out scheduled inspections and work
  • Fixes faults as planned and identified
  • Ensures that the correct spares, tools and equipment are available for planned work
  • Liaises with production crews concerning faults, malfunctions, etc.
  • Maintains sound safety practices
This is a full time position with remuneration based on experience and skills.

For more info
Contact: Thomas Kereopa
E-mail: thomas@tregowethsawmills.com
Phone: +64 07 8781000
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Log Optimisation Plant Manager
Company/Location: Hikurangi Forest Farms - Tairāwhiti Gisborne NZ

Job Description:
The Company
Hikurangi Forest Farms (HFF) manages 30,000ha of FSC certified pine plantations located within a 100km radius of their new office in Gisborne. 91% of the estate is freehold and most of the crop has been pruned to a very high standard. HFF has recently invested in a log optimising plant to increase the productivity, value, safety and environmental performance of our operations. As an organisation HFF has a long-term view and has consistently pruned and harvested through the highs and lows of the export market.

The Location
Gisborne is a well serviced, sunny region with easy access to both safe family beaches and renowned surf breaks. Gisborne has many good day-care’s, schools and a well serviced hospital, as well as plenty of active sports groups and a great community feel. Hunting and fishing opportunities are abundant in the Gisborne region and with access to freehold forests there’s lots to explore.

The Position
HFF currently has an opening available for a Log Optimisation Plant Manager. Reporting to the General Manager, the Log Optimisation Plant Manager will be responsible for leading a team of ten staff as well as log handling and plant maintenance contractors to ensure the successful operation of the Log Optimisation Plant. With oversite of the entire Log Optimisation Plant site the successful applicant will be responsible for cost control, production, quality and value recovery. Though already commissioned there remains abundant opportunity for you to put your stamp on this high tech, high potential facility. One of only three such plants in New Zealand and with a target to process HFF’s entire 800,000t p.a. cut, the log optimisation plant and its manager are a vital link in our supply chain. This is reflected in the influence the Log Optimisation Plant Manager can have beyond the boundaries of the plant.

The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with experience in people and contractor management as well as mechanical aptitude and a strong drive to succeed. Overseas applicants are encouraged provided their application adequately describes their eligibility to work in New Zealand.

To apply or for more information please contact Ian Brown on +64 021 883 073 or by email to ian.brown@hff.co.nz Applications close Sunday 23rd July 2018.

For more info
Contact: Ian Brown
E-mail: ian.brown@hff.co.nz
mobile: +64 021 883 073
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Group Manager Environment, Forestry & Wood Manufacturing
Company/Location: Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology - Rotorua - Bay of Plenty

Job Description:

  • Salary/Wages: $100,000 to $115,000 per annum
  • Full-time, Permanent
  • Faculty of Primary Industries, Science & Environment
We are seeking a candidate who can lead the diverse Environment, Forestry and Wood Manufacturing portfolio. The Group Manager is a key member of the Faculty Management Team and is responsible for leading staff and managing the development, design and delivery of a cohesive training programme and research activities to meet the needs of the region. Supported by a capable operations officer and admin team, the Group Manager will encounter a wide range of day-to-day and strategic opportunities with no two days the same.

With Programme Managers reporting to the Group Manager, this person will be a high performing people-orientated individual who demonstrates management and team leadership capabilities and exemplifies the Institute’s Values and Leadership Principles with excellence in people engagement and communication skills.

This role will primarily be based at the scenic Waipa campus, situated in a forested area a few minutes outside Rotorua. The Group Manager will be required to work across all campuses.

For further information for this role please visit - https://toiohomai.ac.nz/about/work-here/group-manager-forestry-wood-environment

PDF description: Group Manager - Environment, Forestry & Wood Manufacturing.JD.pdf

For more info
Contact: Letitia Rogers
E-mail: pecteam@toiohomai.ac.nz
Phone: +64 07 5578985

Applications close: Wednesday, 8-Aug-2018

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Head Rig and Edger Operators

Company/Location: Max Birt Sawmills

Job Description:

  • New Positions
Max Birt Sawmills is an independently 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 the Bombay Hills. Employment at this site would suit people living in the South Auckland, Thames or North Waikato areas.

Our sawmill currently consists of a Debarker, Headrig with Slabber, Band Resaw, Edgerand End Trimmer complete with Acoustic grading feeding onto a round table.

Due to the 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.

Check out our website www.maxbirtsawmills.co.nz

Please apply by email including references to johnm@maxbirt.co.nz

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

For more info
Contact: John McNamara
E-mail: johnm@maxbirt.co.nz
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Wood Transport/Logistics

Log Truck Dispatcher
Company/Location: Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd - Napier

Job Description:
Pan Pac Forest Products Limited is a fully integrated forestry company operating a Pulpmill, Sawmill and Drymill with value adding plant and is the largest forest manager and wood purchaser in Hawke's Bay. We are also one of the largest employers in the region and we enjoy a reputation as a great place to work.

We are looking for an experienced Log Truck Dispatcher to join our dispatch team and take responsibility for the safe and efficient and environmentally acceptable scheduling of log trucks to meet the daily planned wood flow requirements of harvest crews and customers. Your resources to do this currently number 88 log trucks and 135 drivers and you will work closely with internal and external customers to ensure weekly supply targets are consistently met. It's a very busy job.

The ideal candidate will be a confident and self-motivated dispatcher and will have:

  • Demonstrated planning and organising experience
  • Sound judgement and an eye for detail
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and quickly develop strong working relationships with a variety of people
  • Great communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a small dynamic team
  • Sound ability with monitoring software such as MT Data and WSX or similar
Experience in the forestry industry particularly within woodflow and logistics, would be preferable, but is not essential.

If this position is of interest to you we would love to hear from you.

To apply for this job go to: http://panpacjobs.co.nz & enter ref code: 4250153.

Applications close 23 July 2018

For more info
Contact: Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd
E-mail: http://panpacjobs.co.nz

Applications close: Monday, 23-Jul-2018

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