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Forest Management

Harvest Manager

Company/Location: Launceston, Tasmania

Jobs Description:
Timberlands Pacific Pty Ltd manages over 100,000 ha of forest generating 1.4 million tonnes of product with environmental certification in Tasmania and the Green Triangle Region. We are seeking to appoint a Harvest Manager based at our Launceston office. The position is in a small team managing a dynamic supply chain, reporting to the Woodflow Manager.

Key tasks within this role include:

  • Planning and supervising Thinning and Clearfell harvesting and haulage operations to realise full resource value
  • Assistance with contract and contractor management
  • Analysis and reporting of resource and production against KPIs;
  • Assistance with developing, managing and maintaining a Production Thinning program, including its benchmarks and specifications
  • Assistance with preparation of annual budgets, forecasts and reporting
  • Environmental, health and safety compliance monitoring
Preference will be given to applicants with the following:
  • Field supervisory experience in harvesting activities
  • A tertiary qualification in forestry
  • Experience in collection and analysis of data (including Inventory)
  • Competent user of computer database systems and spreadsheets
  • Effective organisational, time management, communication and people skills
  • Forest Practices Officer (Tasmania)
If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in:
You can request a Position Description by emailing: enquiries@tppl.com.au

To submit an application by the closing date, please supply a cover letter together with your CV and either email or post to:
Nikki Radford
Timberlands Pacific Pty Ltd
PO Box 865
Launceston, Tasmania, 7250

Email: enquiries@tppl.com.au

www.tppl.com.au

The closing date for applications is Friday 15th December 2017

For more info
Contact: Nikki Radford
E-mail: enquiries@tppl.com.au
Phone: +61 (0)3 6345 3200

Applications close: Friday, 15-Dec-2017

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Forest Estate Planner

Company/Location: Nelson

Jobs Description:

  • Outstanding Nelson Lifestyle
  • Experienced Forest Estate Planner
  • Progressive Forestry Management Company
Tasman Pine Forests seek a talented individual that demonstrates proven experience in estate planning and modelling.

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 committed and proven Forest Estate Planner to join the team.

Reporting to the General Manager this role will take ownership for developing estate plans and building models to maximise growth and yield from the asset. Providing analytical support in the areas of mensuration, modelling and yield estimates. They will also have responsibility for preparing and managing the collection of inventory data.

To be successful in this role you will have sound practical experience in estate planning and modelling. Be highly proficient in relevant software tools, including excel, database management and forestry modelling software. Specific experience in Woodstock forest modelling software would be an advantage.

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

PDF description: JD_EstatePlannerTasmanPineForests1.pdf

For more info
Contact: Melisa Kappely
E-mail: melisa.kappely@intepeople.co.nz
Phone: +64 (0)3 5468649
mobile: +64 (0)27 7340392

Applications close: Wednesday, 13-Dec-2017

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Hauler / GB crew
Company/Location: Waikato / Bay of Plenty

Jobs Description:
Woodmetrics Forest Marketing is seeking suitably qualified harvesting contractors to assist us in harvesting our large woodlot program this summer.

Crews should have a strong Safety culture and have excellence in Environmental performance.

Woodmetrics Forest Marketing is seeking a Hauler/GB crew that can harvest mainly rolling to steep country in the North Waikato/BOP region.

For more info
Contact: Gerry Mortimer
E-mail: info@woodmetrics.co.nz
Phone: +64 (0) 7 3437121
mobile: +64 (0)273 437121

Applications close: Thursday, 28-Dec-2017

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Forestry Harvesting

Harvesting Forester OneFortyOne Plantations

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Plantations - Mt Gambier

Jobs Description:
OneFortyOne Plantations is well recognised as a leading 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.

OneFortyOne’s purpose is to build a dynamic industry in and around our forests. We recently announced our intention to vertically integrate through the proposed acquisition of the region’s largest timber mill. Operationally we 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. Our contractors are progressive and we work closely with them to bring the benefits of partnerships and technological best practice.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced Harvesting Forester to join us. You will be accountable for the co-ordination of plantation harvesting activities in a manner consistent with long term objectives, customer needs and maintaining high workplace health, safety and environmental standards.

The successful candidate will have experience in harvesting activities and associated technology and be willing to form strong working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. You will be able to work autonomously and collaboratively within a small team. You will need to have an appropriate qualification or comparative industry experience along with effective 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.

You can learn more about OneFortyOne Plantations by visiting onefortyone.com

Applications can be forwarded to Melissa Ryan via email mryan@onefortyone.com including resume and brief letter outlining experience and qualifications.

For more info
Contact: Linda Maddern
E-mail: lmaddern@onefortyone.com
Phone: +61 08 87242700
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Operations Manager

Company/Location: PF Olsen, Whanganui

Jobs Description:
PF Olsen is growing! Our business is prospering 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’s important to us that we remain leaders in the field when it comes to our work processes and health & safety and environmental systems and we are currently seeking to add an experienced and motivated Operations Manager to join our busy Whanganui team.

Duties will include:

  • Best practice management of health, safety and the environment
  • Managing a team of Harvest and Forest Managers and Supervisors
  • Training and mentoring new staff in best practices
  • Support business growth initiatives
  • Client management and reporting
  • Management of harvesting and forestry operations to a high level of performance
  • Road engineering and harvest planning
To be successful you will already have:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry
  • Proven track-record, with 5 or more years’ experience in Harvest Management
  • Harvest planning and roading experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • 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 January 8th 2018 to tachina.walsh@pfolsen.com

For further information regarding this position please contact Richard Cook ph +64 (0)29 773 1904

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

For more info
Contact: Tachina Walsh
E-mail: tachina.walsh@pfolsen.com

Applications close: Monday, 8-Jan-2018

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Harvest Manager

Company/Location: PF Olsen, Christchurch

Jobs Description:
With over 46 years' successful experience, PF Olsen Ltd has offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. We’re customer focused and our key purpose is to maximise value for forest owners through all aspects of forest management, from planting through to harvesting and marketing, while managing commercial and statutory risks.

Our business is prospering and company growth has seen staff numbers increase in recent years as we continue to meet strengthening customer demand. It’s important to us that we remain leaders in the field when it comes to our work processes, health & safety and environmental systems so we are currently seeking to add an experienced and motivated Harvest Manager to join our Christchurch team.

Duties will include:

  • Best practice management of health, safety and the environment
  • Managing harvesting crews to a high level of performance
  • Road engineering and harvest planning
  • Client management and reporting
To be successful you will already have:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry or a proven track-record, with 5 or more years’ experience in Harvest Management
  • Harvest planning and roading experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills
In return we offer the successful candidate
  • Career progression
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package
Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

If you would like to join a leading forestry servicing company please email your CV and cover letter to tachina.walsh@pfolsen.com

Applications close 20th December 2017

For more info
Contact: Tachina Walsh
E-mail: tachina.walsh@pfolsen.com

Applications close: Wednesday, 20-Dec-2017

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Seeking Expressions of Interest for Native Forest Harvesting Contractors

Company/Location: Majestic Timbers Australia Pty Ltd - Tasmania

Jobs Description:
Majestic Timbers Australia Pty Ltd (MTA) is an Australian owned, Tasmanian based, harvester and exporter of Tasmanian Native Forest and Pine timber products. MTA currently has a contract to harvest and export timber products from Tasmania’s State owned forests.

MTA, as the principal contractor, is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from eligible harvesting contractors to conduct operations for MTA who have 4 x 40,000 tonne per annum allocations available to harvest in Tasmania’s southern forests. MTA will consider viable proposals for operations of alternate volumes.

All harvesting operations will need to comply with State Forest Practice Codes.

The EOI process will be conducted in three stages:

  • Stage 1 – Register EOI by Sunday, 17 December 2017
  • Stage 2 – Return MTA provided proposal document by 24 December 2017
  • Stage 3 – Formal review of EOI by MTA including face to face meetings by 07 January 2018
Initial EOIs can be made by emailing MTA at admin@mtaus.com.au Please provide the following detail in your email:
  • Name of the preferred company representative
  • Name of the company
  • Preferred postal address
  • Preferred contact phone number
  • Preferred email address

PDF description: MTA Contractor EOI 23 Nov 2017.pdf

For more info
Contact: Stuart Ralph
E-mail: admin@mtaus.com.au

Applications close: Sunday, 17-Dec-2017

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Marketing and Sales

National Sales Engineer

Company/Location: Skookum

Jobs Description:

  • National Sales Development Role
  • Technical & Engineering Products
  • Market Leader in specialised Capital Equipment
  • Great Company to work for
Skookum are the market leader in providing sales, engineering and service to the solid wood processing industry within Australasia. Alongside our partner USNR, we have pushed the limits of technology to help USNR to become the premier global producer of equipment and technologies for the industry. Ongoing employee training and technological upgrades ensure that Skookum / USNR is at the forefront of the market. We actively seek a talented individual to help continue our tradition of innovation and market leadership.

Skookum is seeking a self-motivated National Sales Engineer to join our Team.

RESPONSIBILITIES
As the National Sales Engineer for Skookum, you will contribute to the development of sales and marketing strategies across Australia, selling machinery, capital products, spare parts, upgrades and engineering solutions. No two sales are the same, and there is a high level of consultancy involved in the selling of our products.
You will work closely alongside our partners USNR, based in North America to help further establish our industry dominance.
Responds to and communicates effectively with customers, engineers and project managers to ensure customer requirements are understood and resolved.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Diploma, degree or trade qualification in the engineering field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Sales Experience in Capital Equipment Sales, Spare Parts and Upgrades
  • Sales Process, Costings, Proposal generation experience
  • Sawmill industry experience is a definite asset
  • Ability to work effectively with customers
  • Role based in South or Eastern Australia
  • Able to travel to locations within Australasia
Skookum offers an excellent team-oriented working environment with comprehensive benefit programs

Please submit resume in confidence to:
Jonathan McLachlan contact details below.

For more info
Contact: Jonathan McLachlan
E-mail: jonathan@skookum.com.au
mobile: +64 27 6488488
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Manager Sales and Innovation

Company/Location: Forest Products Commission

Jobs Description:
Position Number: FPC3120021
Division: Level 7 or 8, New Business and Innovation Division, Business Development and Innovation Branch
Work Type: 5 years Fixed Term Full-time
Location: Kensington or Bunbury, Western Australia

Are you ready for a challenge?
The Forest Products Commission (FPC) is a Statutory Authority and is responsible for managing commercial operations in Western Australia’s native forest and plantation estate. The FPC supplies forest products to local processing industries and export markets. The FPC also provides advice to, and develops policy for, government on issues relating to forest management, products and services.

This newly created role is responsible for identifying, assessing, negotiating, and implementing new commercial opportunities within the Western Australian forest sector on behalf of the Commission. The role will use entrepreneurial and innovative approaches that are focussed on new ways of doing business.

For application instructions or to find out more details about this position, please visit the website www.jobs.wa.gov.au (quote position number FPC3120021). Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the selection criteria in no more than four pages and provide a detailed curriculum vitae.

Position specific information can be obtained by contacting John Tredinnick on +61 8 9363 4619 or +61 0417 952 817.

Applications close 4.00pm (AWST) on 21 December 2017.

For more info
Contact: Forest Products Commission
E-mail: People.Services@fpc.wa.gov.au

Applications close: Thursday, 21-Dec-2017

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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Tree Improvement Manager

Jobs Description:
The focus of the RPBC is to increase the competitiveness and profitability of its shareholders, and the New Zealand and Australian commercial forestry sectors. Its operation is centred around an extensive research and breeding programme to improve the genetics and deployment of Radiata pine seeds and seedlings, to generate better returns to forest owners.

The RPBC is currently seeking to employ an experienced quantitative geneticist and tree breeder to lead the Company in the:

  • Development of Radiata pine genetic improvement;
  • Implementation of improved tree breeding and deployment processes.
The Company is positioned at a very exciting point in its development, with significant advancements, such as integrated genomic selection, being pursued which will have major impact on the business of tree breeding. Equally, the Company is poised to improve selection to meet future market demands and to introduce site-based deployment to exploit GxExS. Bringing these developments to full realisation will be one of the key challenges of the Tree Improvement Manager.

The successful candidate will have:
  • Relevant experience as a quantitative geneticist and tree breeder;
  • Advanced statistical and computational skills, including familiarity in the application of ASReml-R;
  • Experience, preferably in coniferous tree breeding, and have had broad interaction both with researchers and the industry;
  • Technical skills and knowledge both in quantitative genetics and molecular genetics (genomics in particular);
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain multi-party teams;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Good planning, organisational, and data management skills.
There is some flexibility with respect to where the Tree Improvement Manager is ultimately located.

Applications close 5.00pm, Friday 12th January 2018.

For more information and a job description, please contact Helen Kessels.

For more info
Contact: Helen Kessels
E-mail: helen.kessels@rpbc.co.nz
Phone: +64 7 921 3208
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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Reman Supervisor - Nelson

Jobs Description:

  • Demonstrate your leadership ability in developing production teams
  • Lots of opportunity to be involved and drive process improvements
  • We will invest in your potential!
Join NZ's leader in wood product manufacturing in a location that offers plenty of lifestyle opportunities and the chance to build your leadership career.

Our Nelson saw milling operation is comprised of green mill, kiln drying, planer mill, remanufacturing and timber treatment production processes. It's an exciting time to be joining our business with growth plans and targets for 2018.

Reporting to the Secondary Processing Manager, you'll be responsible for supervising our remanufacturing operation. If you're dedicated and can demonstrate experience in leading and mentoring people; have excellent communication skills; can adapt your style to work alongside people from all walks of life and thrive on pressure this could be an excellent next step for you!

Your mechanical aptitude and experience working in a process manufacturing environment will be invaluable as you step into a position that will challenge you and provide lots of opportunity for personal growth and development.

This is a salaried position and there's an expectation that you will be on call and be flexible to manage the operation as required. Leading a team of more than 25 split across a day and afternoon shift operating Monday to Friday, your day to day responsibilities will include:
  • Supervising people and resources to their full potential
  • Actively working alongside your team to identify potential areas for development
  • Working with the production and engineering teams to improve reliability
  • Leading the team to improve efficiencies and productivity and reduce costs
  • Ensure product quality is fit for purpose and S&OPs are current
  • Identifying and implementing continuous improvement initiatives
  • Promoting positive Health and Safety behaviours
  • Tracking and analysing performance to consistently deliver on targets
We are proud to offer learning and mentoring programmes for our production leaders. You'll also benefit from the industry knowledge that our team at the Nelson Saw Mill have. We have an environment where everyone contributes to the success of the site.

You'll be rewarded with a market competitive base salary, a comprehensive benefits package including medical care plan, personal insurances and a generous superannuation program with CHH contributions. For more information on working for us please go to chhwoodproducts.co.nz

Take the time to apply online and further your production career with us. We are very proud to be a drug and alcohol free workplace where everyone goes home safely every day.

For more info
Contact: Apply online
E-mail: chhwoodproducts.co.nz
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Design/Detail Draftperson

Company/Location: A.E.Gibson and Sons

Jobs Description:
A.E.Gibson and Sons is a family owned business based in Kendall on the Mid North Coast of NSW with a proud history of servicing the Timber Industry for over 100 years.

Primarily we are an engineering company manufacturing machinery, installation and service to the Timber Industry including General Engineering and in recent years, Structural Engineering to compliment and expand the core business.

We have approximately 30 loyal and dedicated staff on hand to service Australia wide including exports to NZ, Fiji and New Guinea.

A.E. Gibson and Sons are offering two permanent positions within our expanding drawing office. One is the role of Design Draftsman and the other is the role of Detail Draftsman. For the purpose of this ad, the responsibilities and requirements will read the same, we acknowledge the difference in training, skill and experience between the two roles

Responsibilities for the role include:

  • Proven design and detail drawings for production
  • Provide input through design, construction, commission, trouble shooting and maintenance phases.
  • Site visits when required for measure up and installation supervision.
Requirements of this role include:
  • Strong Autocad/Inventor skills
  • Preferable Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with trade background.
  • Competent Mechanical Designer/Detailer with appropriate experience to design/detail machinery for the Timber Industry.
  • Team player with good communication skills.
  • Efficient time management to produce drawings.
  • Willingness to relocate to the Mid North Coast if selected.
The successful applicants will be welcomed to the team and renumerated commensurate to their respective qualification and experience.

For additional information or submission of resume please contact David Gibson details below.

For more info
Contact: David Gibson
E-mail: store@aegibsonman.com.au
Phone: +61 (0)2 6559 4001
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Sales Manager

Company/Location: A.E. Gibson and Sons

Jobs Description:
A.E. Gibson and Sons is a family owned business based in Kendall on the Mid North Coast of NSW with a proud history of servicing the Timber Industry for over 100 years.

Primarily we are an engineering company manufacturing machinery, installation and service to the Timber Industry including General Engineering and in recent years, Structural Engineering to compliment and expand the core business.

We have approximately 30 loyal and dedicated staff on hand to service Australia wide including exports to NZ, Fiji and New Guinea.

A.E. Gibson and Sons are seeking to fill the permanent and full time position of Sales Manager.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Account management of existing customer base and active exploration of new sales opportunities.
  • Timely preparation, submission and follow up of all proposals and quotations.
  • Active member of senior management team working hand in hand with Production and Design to achieve timely delivery and customer satisfaction.
  • Monthly activity reporting
  • Promotion of business through digital advertising, high profile and industry networking both home and abroad.
  • Forge strategic alliances.
Requirements of this role include:
  • Team player
  • Proven sales experience with an Engineering background.
  • Timber industry experience is a definite advantage
  • Computer, communication and negotiation skills all essential
  • Willingness to travel
The successful applicant will be welcomed as a valuable employee and renumerated with a competitive salary and vehicle.

For additional information or submission of resume please contact LIZ Vanderent details below.

For more info
Contact: LIZ Vanderent
E-mail: liz@aegibsonman.com.au
Phone: +61 (0)2 6559 4001
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