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OneFortyOne Wood Products – Head of Engineering and Strategic Projects

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Wood Products

Jobs Description:
OneFortyOne is a trans-tasman vertically integrated sustainable forest and timber products organisation. Our aspiration is to become a significant multi regional player within the global forestry industry.

Our major assets are in South Australia and the South Island of New Zealand and we combine transformative leadership with deep forestry and timber processing expertise.

The Head of Engineering and Strategic Projects is a new role, with a focus on planning and executing our growth and optimisation asset plans. This role is a unique opportunity for a seasoned timber processing professional to shape the future of a dynamic organisation.

This role collaborates and engages with the Executive Lead Team and Australian and New Zealand Sawmill General Managers. The role reports to the Executive General Manager Wood Products and represents the organisation on industry engineering bodies, establishes relationships with government, research and development groups and OEM's.

About the role
You will be responsible for the development of the long-term asset plan for Wood Products as well as have input and oversight of business improvement. With accountability for scenario planning for assets and performance, you will have oversight and governance for group CAPEX programs; execution of the operational technology roadmap; and oversight and monitoring of Group Asset Performance.

Skills and Experience
You will be an experienced leader with the following skills and experience:

  • A strong strategic vision for assets
  • Extensive engineering knowledge of timber processing
  • An understanding of the Australian and New Zealand markets
  • Operational technology awareness
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and
  • A background in large project management delivery.
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. You can learn more about us at onefortyone.com.

For further information about the role contact Peter Brydon, Chief People Officer, via pbrydon@onefortyone.com

Application close Friday 4th October 2018.

The role is most probably 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 the major services and facilities that are provided in a capital city, but with the major plus of a relaxed and friendly community lifestyle.

For more info
Contact: Peter Brydon, Chief People Officer
E-mail: pbrydon@onefortyone.com

Applications close: Thursday, 4-Oct-2018

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Forest Investment

Portfolio Manager

Company/Location: Campbell Global LLC/Melbourne, Australia

Jobs Description:
Campbell Global ("CG") is seeking a Portfolio Manager to work in Melbourne, Australia. The successful candidate will:

  • Provide outstanding customer service to CG clients, with an emphasis on CG's Australasia clients and those invested in Australasia investments.
  • Ensure compliance with client contract requirements.
  • Provide portfolio recommendations including performance analysis, IRR analysis, diversification, and hold-sell recommendations.
  • Provide timely portfolio analysis and reporting.
  • Communicate with internal teams regarding client/portfolio activity and work with management/operations to enhance performance of client portfolios.
  • Facilitate communication through the organization.
The firm is a leading timberland investment management organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon and has a very competitive compensation structure. CG brings more than three decades of experience and leadership to sustainable timberland and natural resource investment management. As a full-service firm, we acquire and manage timberland for investors, while providing the highest quality service and expert management.

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, or to submit your cover letter and resume, please visit our website: www.CampbellGlobal.com

Campbell Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PDF description: Temp-Portfolio Manager-International1.pdf

For more info
Contact: Chris Wilson
E-mail: jobs.cw@campbellglobal.com
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Forest Management

Resource Modeller
Company/Location: VicForests

Jobs Description:

  • Permanent Role
  • Varied and interesting role
  • Melbourne CBD Location
Are you interested in playing a key role in the sustainable management of Victoria’s native forests?

VicForests is a Victorian State-owned business responsible for the sustainable harvest, regeneration and commercial sale of timber from Victoria's public forests on behalf of the Victorian Government.

We undertake all our operations in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner, keeping our staff, the community and the environment in mind in all we do. We are an active member of the communities in which we operate and we are committed to giving stakeholders the opportunity to have input into our forestry practices.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Resource Modeller to join our Resources team. The role of the Resource Modeller is to drive further development of VicForests’ planning systems and wood supply models, utilising a wide range of spatial and non-spatial data, and liaise with other business units within VicForests on resource issues.

We would love to hear from you if you have:
  • A degree in Forest Science or equivalent
  • High level GIS skills
  • High level data analysis skillsExperience in the development of policies, processes, procedures and reporting
  • Forest management experience
What you will get in return:
  • Structured training and development plan
  • Supportive and friendly team environment
  • Wellbeing program including flu vacs, discounts on health insurance and health clubs
  • Myki discount
  • Flexible working conditions
To obtain a copy of the position description, please go to www.vicforests.com.au.

To express your interest in joining the VicForests team, please send your CV and cover letter that addresses the above selection criteria to: vf.careers@vicforests.com.au

For additional information contact Lisa Sam on +61 03 9608 9500.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 28 September 2018

VicForests is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Safe • Sustainable • Professional • Respect • Customer Focussed

For more info
Contact: Lisa Sam
E-mail: vf.careers@vicforests.com.au
Phone: +61 03 9608 9500
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Lead Forester

Company/Location: HQPlantations Pty Ltd - North Queensland

Jobs Description:
HQPlantations sustainably manages 340,000 hectares of forest throughout the state of Queensland including softwood and hardwood plantations. These plantations produce up to of 2.5 million cubic metres of logs annually that support both domestic and export industries.

HQPlantations is committed to providing a safe and rewarding work environment within which our staff are encouraged to take responsibility and exercise leadership.

We are currently seeking a Lead Forester to be based in our North Queensland district with offices at Ingham and Tolga.

You will be responsible for delivering the frontline management of operational activities for the work area and providing professional and technical advice and support to unit management, whilst supporting the achievement of HQPlantations strategic goals and ensuring commercial, safety and stewardship requirements are met.

The position description can also be found under the ‘Our business’ tab on our website www.hqplantations.com.au

Applicants are asked to submit a copy of their current resumé and a brief response (approximately 2 pages) outlining their ability to meet the Position Responsibilities to HR@hqplantations.com.au

Enquiries should be directed to the HQPlantations People & Safety Business Group on telephone +61 (07) 3882 8271 or via email to HR@hqplantations.com.au

Closing date – Monday 28th September 2018

PDF description: Position Description_1200_Lead_Forester3.pdf

For more info
Contact: Human Resources
E-mail: hr@hqplantations.com.au
Phone: +617 3882 8271

Applications close: Friday, 28-Sep-2018

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Forester

Company/Location: HQPlantations Pty Ltd - North Queensland

Jobs Description:
HQPlantations sustainably manages 340,000 hectares of forest throughout the state of Queensland including softwood and hardwood plantations. These plantations produce up to of 2.5 million cubic metres of logs annually that support both domestic and export industries.

HQPlantations is committed to providing a safe and rewarding work environment within which our staff are encouraged to take responsibility and exercise leadership.

We are currently seeking a qualified Forester to be based in our North Queensland district with offices at Ingham and Tolga.

The position description for this role can also be found under the ‘Our business’ tab on our website www.hqplantations.com.au

Applicants are asked to submit a copy of their current resumé and a brief response (approximately 2 pages) outlining their ability to meet the Position Responsibilities to HR@hqplantations.com.au

Enquiries should be directed to the HQPlantations People & Safety Business Group on telephone +61 (07) 3882 8271 or via email to HR@hqplantations.com.au

Closing date – Friday 28 September 2018

PDF description: Position Description_Forester_1223 (2).pdf

For more info
Contact: HQPlantations People & Safety Business Group
E-mail: HR@hqplantations.com.au
Phone: +61738828271
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Executive General Manager

Company/Location: AKD Softwoods - Victoria

Jobs Description:
AKD Softwoods is a successful vertically integrated forestry products company, growing and manufacturing quality timber products. With the business currently undergoing exciting growth and with recent acquisitions; AKD Softwoods is now a national business employing over 1000+ people and is recognised for being an innovative progressive company deploying the latest technologies.

We are searching for a professional and experienced leader to join our company in the role of Executive General Manager – Victoria. This position will have full responsibility for the P&L of our Victorian operations (7+ sites). The role reports to the CEO and is part of a small Executive Team running the National business.

The Executive General Manager will be responsible:

  • Oversee operations of all AKD Softwoods Victorian sites
  • Provide direct management of key managers across Victoria
  • Continue to develop and deliver a high-performance culture
  • Be part of the executive team for the national business
  • Take a long-term view
In order to be considered for this role you will have:
  • Excellent executive presence, well-developed communication and presentation skills (both verbal and written)
  • An uncompromising approach to safety
  • Managed multi-disciplined management teams
  • Strong people leadership, management and mentoring skills
  • Tertiary qualification preferred (other key qualifications or experiences may be considered)
Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and organisational fit. If you have commitment, energy and are motivated to make a difference, please email or post your resume and cover letter using reference code ‘GM0918’ to Human Resources, AKD Softwoods, 7-15 Forest Street, Colac, Vic 3250 recruitment@akd.com.au

Applications Close 26 September 2018. Immediate start available.

Note: Pre-employment testing will be required.

For more info
Contact: Jon Warton
E-mail: jon.warton@akd.com.au
Phone: +61 03 5231 9100
mobile: +61 0419881145

Applications close: Wednesday, 26-Sep-2018

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Forestry Manager

Company/Location: AKD Softwoods

Jobs Description:
AKD Softwoods is a successful vertically integrated forestry products company, growing and manufacturing quality timber products. With the business currently undergoing exciting growth and with recent acquisitions; AKD Softwoods is now a national business employing over 1000+ people and is recognised for being growth orientated progressive company deploying the latest technologies.

We seek a tertiary qualified forestry professional with a broad background, which has prepared them to successfully take on and manage the diverse technical and commercial responsibilities of this role.

As a key member of the Executive Team, this fulltime position will contribute to the organisation’s strategic vision and business objectives; leading a small but very capable team, managing a 9500-hectare estate which is constantly expanding.

The Forestry Manager will be responsible for:

  • Manage all silvicultural and harvesting operational activities
  • Manage budgets and operational expenditure effectively
  • Strategic planning involvement
  • Drive and support initiatives to create a highly engaged, high performing culture
  • Manage specific compliance and contractual requirements
  • Actively pursue opportunities to procure existing plantations and greenfield sites to expand the estate
In order to be considered for this role:
  • Absolute commitment to Health & Safety
  • Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate others
  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Relevant proven performance
Colac is a regional city located in the fully serviced South West Victorian region – which is part of the rapidly growing Otway Ranges, just 40 minutes to Lorne and The Great Ocean Road, less than 1 hour to Geelong and less than 2 hours to Melbourne.

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and organisational fit. If you have commitment, energy and are motivated to make a difference, please email or post your resume and cover letter using reference code ‘FM0918’ to Human Resources, AKD Softwoods, 7-15 Forest Street, Colac, Vic 3250 recruitment@akd.com.au .

Applications Close 26 September 2018. Immediate start available.

Note: Pre-employment testing will be required.

For more info
Contact: Jon Warton
E-mail: jon.warton@akd.com.au
Phone: +61 03 5231 9100
mobile: +61 0419881145

Applications close: Wednesday, 26-Sep-2018

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Forestry Harvesting

Fibre Supply Manager

Company/Location: AKD Softwoods

Jobs Description:
AKD Softwoods is a successful vertically integrated forestry products company, growing and manufacturing quality timber products. With the business currently undergoing exciting growth and with recent acquisitions; AKD Softwoods is now a national business employing over 1000+ people and is recognised for being growth orientated progressive company deploying the latest technologies.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an astute, self-motivated person to join our business in the newly created strategic role.

In this role you will be responsible for all of AKD’s fibre supply procurement, ensuring that sufficient supply is secured of the appropriate quality, on both a short and long-term basis for our sawmill and post and pole sites. This will include managing existing wood supply agreements and negotiating new supply arrangements for the national business, as well as ensuring AKD has positive relationships with key suppliers.

The Log Supply Manager will be responsible for:

  • Managing key supply relationships
  • Take a long term strategic view
  • Participate in the annual strategic planning process
  • Explore opportunities to expand the resource base through a variety of models
In order to be considered for this role:
  • Have a sound knowledge of Forestry Supply Chain processes
  • Absolute commitment to Health & Safety
  • Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong organisational skills and relationship management skills
  • Prepared to travel nationally on a regular basis
  • Tertiary qualifications preferred
Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and organisational fit. If you have commitment, energy and are motivated to make a difference, please email or post your resume and cover letter using reference code ‘LP0918’ to Human Resources, AKD Softwoods, 7-15 Forest Street, Colac, Vic 3250 recruitment@akd.com.au .

Applications Close 26 September 2018. Immediate start available.

Note: Pre-employment testing will be required.

For more info
Contact: Jon Warton
E-mail: jon.warton@akd.com.au
Phone: +61 03 5231 9100
mobile: +61 0419881145

Applications close: Wednesday, 26-Sep-2018

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Planner/Senior Planner
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation of NSW

Jobs Description:

About the Role:

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with talented people, work on a variety of tasks and develop your skills in many areas within Forestry Corporation.
The successful applicant will enthusiastically assist with ecology surveys and the burning program.

About You:

The successful applicant would possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, environmental science, natural resources or related field; or a related diploma with industry experience.
  • Experience, passion and interest in operational planning and ecology.
  • Experience in the use of GIS and other technologies.
  • An ability to interpret relevant legislation, regulations and best practice methodologies.
  • Show initiative in prioritising tasks and carrying them through to completion.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to contribute to the collective effort of the team and commit in helping achieve their goals.
  • Capacity and willingness to undertake fire and fuel management duties, fire-fighting, and extensive travel (mainly driving), work extended hours, and to maintain sufficient fitness for the job.
Both experienced professionals and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

How to apply: Applicants should email their applications to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au Please provide an updated CV and a cover letter outlining what you would bring to the role.

Closing Date: Applications must be received by 8th October 2018.
For more information, please contact Shane Clohesy on +61 0437 737 605.

PLEASE NOTE: Successful applicants will be required to satisfactorily complete medical examinations, Drug and Alcohol screening, and a Fitness Test (Task Based Assessment) at the standard of at least moderate, to commence and retain employment

For more info
Contact: Shane Clohesy
E-mail: hr@fcnsw.com.au
Phone: +61 0437 737 605
mobile: +61 0437 737 605

Applications close: Monday, 8-Oct-2018

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Harvest Manager - Leading Forestry Group
Company/Location: Agricultural Appointments

Jobs Description:

  • Premium Forestry Operation – SW Victoria
  • Stable role with great Career Development
  • Excellent Salary Pack & Fantastic Rural Lifestyle
Our Client is a leading, well-respected Australian Group – managing and harvesting premium timber product. This dynamic Company is seeking an experienced and professional Harvest Manager to successfully manage staff and contractors for harvesting operations.

The Harvesting Manager successfully drives the daily harvest operations:
  • Ensuring timely harvest & delivery of timber within specification, budget and operational constraints;
  • Maintaining the harvest budget; and expenditure;
  • Overseeing Staff and Contractors – ensuring their OH&S, operational performance & contract compliance; and
  • Ensuring all Site OH&S; Environmental; Community, and FSC chain of custody requirements are met.
You ideally have 5+ years’ experience working in plantation forestry and harvesting - preferably qualifications in Forestry, Silverculture or relevant Tertiary qualifications. You have very good skills with MS Excel, MS Word, and MSNavision – experience with Jet reports is desirable but not essential. You are a natural leader; good communicator, and easily liaise with a broad range of people. An excellent salary package is on offer for the right candidate.

TO APPLY
Apply online or contact Howard Wootton on +61 0481 354 296 or howard@agri.com.au to find out more about this role. All Applications are treated with Strict Confidentiality

Since 1979, Agricultural Appointments has helped businesses of all types meet the hardest challenge: recruiting the right people. To keep informed about future roles, follow us on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/agricultural-appointments)

For more info
Contact: Howard Wootton
E-mail: howard@agri.com.au
Phone: +61 0292239944
mobile: +61 0481354296
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Forestry IT

Resource Systems Analyst

Company/Location: HQPlantations Pty Ltd - North Lakes

Jobs Description:
HQPlantations sustainably manages 340,000 hectares of forest throughout the state of Queensland including softwood and hardwood plantations. These plantations produce up to of 2.5 million cubic metres of logs annually that support both domestic and export industries.

HQPlantations is committed to providing a safe and rewarding work environment within which our staff are encouraged to take responsibility and exercise leadership.

We are currently seeking a qualified Resource Systems Analyst with a degree in Information Technology with a preferred major and at least 3 years experience in software development.

Reporting to the Resource Systems Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the development of HQPlantations resource systems.

Applicants are asked to submit a copy of their current resumé and a brief response (approximately 2 pages) outlining their ability to meet the Position Responsibilities to HR@hqplantations.com.au

PDF description: Position Description Resource_Systems_Analyst_.pdf

For more info
Contact: Human Resources
E-mail: HR@hqplantations.com.au
Phone: +617 3882 8271

Applications close: Monday, 15-Oct-2018

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Marketing and Sales

Customer Relationship Manager
Company/Location: OFO Plantations, Mt Gambier, South Australia

Jobs 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 0386148214
mobile: +61 0417604400
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Customer Coordinator
Company/Location: OneFortyOne Plantations

Jobs Description:

  • World Class People, Assets and Practices
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 onefortyone.com.

In this key role, you will work closely with the Customer Relationships Manager providing a customer care experience for both domestic and export customers. You have a lead role in working with our customers to create tailored sustainable solutions and services. You will form effective relationships and can provide a wide range of sales performance reporting, dashboards and analytics.

Key responsibilities:
  • Identify and develop business opportunities and provide input on issues and trends that influence the strategic direction.
  • Collaborate with customers to generate programs intended to grow the pipeline of opportunities for new clients as well as customer growth.
  • Assist with the monthly Sales and Operations (S&OP) plan to ensure customer orders are aligned across planning, harvesting, and logistics.
  • Support day to day operations, to ensure a high level of performance against key performance indicators.
  • Be a champion for safety in all facets of your work.
  • Make and form strong lasting relationships with colleagues and be a part of a successful team.
Experience and requirements

To be successful in this role, the candidate must have sound practical experience in a sales/account management team, excellent relationship and time management skills and a strong knowledge of supply chain management. An appropriate qualification is preferred.

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 on mryan@onefortyone.com with your resume and a brief letter outlining experience and qualifications as they relate to the position.

For more info
Contact: Melissa Ryan
E-mail: mryan@onefortyone.com
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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Research Scientist
Company/Location: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries / Salisbury

Jobs Description:
Temporary full time until 01/06/2021

  • Salary in the range of $78,747 to $86,000 per annum excluding superannuation
Key duties and accountabilities
  • Conduct scientific research of high quality and adhere to the principles of scientific method and integrity to ensure research development and extension (RD&E) has a significant State and regional impact.
  • Work with university and industry partners to deliver research outputs and outcomes to the benefit of the Queensland industry.
  • Improve science regarding biomaterials science, more specifically plant fibers such as wood, blast and leaf fibers.
  • Progress R&D projects on the topic of value of forest products and agrifibres through biomaterials science applied to ligno-cellulosic material such as wood and agri-residues for the construction industry.
  • Assist project team members to develop, plan and implement strategic projects and develop scientific questions in relation to wood protection, engineered wood products and assembly systems including strength of materials, protection, durability, and treatment processes.
  • Develop and utilize analytical methods applied to wood and biomaterials science including strength of materials, mass and heat transfer, and physical science.
  • Interpretation of research project results, preparation of reports for clients and scientific papers.
Mandatory requirement/special conditions
  • A current 'C' class driver’s license is a requirement of this role.
  • Degree in science, applied science, material or chemistry engineering or equivalent qualifications in a field relevant to the position from a recognised tertiary institution.
For further information about this position and details on how to apply, please visit the Queensland Government Smart Jobs and Careers website www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au

Job Ad Reference: QLD/286621/18.

Closing Date: Monday, 24 September 2018

For more info
Contact: Henri Bailleres
Phone: +61 0434 606 524

Applications close: Monday, 24-Sep-2018

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Research Scientist
Company/Location: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries / Salisbury

Jobs Description:

  • Temporary full time until 01/06/2021
  • Salary in the range of $78,747 to $86,000 per annum excluding superannuation
Key duties and accountabilities
  • Conduct scientific research of high quality and adhere to the principles of scientific method and integrity to ensure research development and extension (RD&E) has a significant State and regional impact.
  • Work with university and industry partners to deliver research outputs and outcomes to the benefit of the Queensland industry.
  • Improve science regarding biomaterials science, more specifically plant fibers such as wood, blast and leaf fibers.
  • Progress R&D projects on the topic of value of forest products and agrifibres through biomaterials science applied to ligno-cellulosic material such as wood and agri-residues for the construction industry.
  • Assist project team members to develop, plan and implement strategic projects and develop scientific questions in relation to wood protection, engineered wood products and assembly systems including strength of materials, protection, durability, and treatment processes.
  • Develop and utilize analytical methods applied to wood and biomaterials science including strength of materials, mass and heat transfer, and physical science.
  • Interpretation of research project results, preparation of reports for clients and scientific papers.
Mandatory requirement/special conditions
  • A current 'C' class driver’s license is a requirement of this role.
  • Degree in science, applied science, material or chemistry engineering or equivalent qualifications in a field relevant to the position from a recognised tertiary institution.
For further information about this position and details on how to apply, please visit the Queensland Government Smart Jobs and Careers website www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au

Job Ad Reference: QLD/286621/18.

Closing Date: Monday, 8 October 2018

For more info
Contact: Robbie McGavin
Phone: +61 (0)7 3708 7374

Applications close: Monday, 8-Oct-2018

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Technician
Company/Location: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries / Salisbury

Jobs Description:

  • Temporary Full- time until 01/06/2021
  • Salary in the range of $69,332 to $74,967 per annum excluding superannuation
Key duties and accountabilities
  • Participate in the development of processing procedures for engineered wood products.
  • Responsibility and supervision of physical and structural testing trials on advanced engineered products and wood based systems at Salisbury Research Facility.
  • Communicate to responsible scientists and clients, issue test reports, assist with extension articles and research papers.
  • Collect, collate, evaluate and analyse (including statistical analysis) research results and communicate these to the project leader and other team members.
  • Interpret results and assist in the preparation of project reports, extension material and scientific papers arising from research results.
  • Work in a team environment and take direction to ensure the work of the unit is undertaken in a collaborative and supportive way.
  • Be an effective team member contributing professional and sound technical advice in the area of manufacturing and processing methods for engineered wood products, metrology (material physical and mechanical performances), structural performances of wood based elements and structures.
  • Assist in the identification of new and innovative approaches to provide solutions to issues in line with the priorities of the Innovative Forest Products Program.
Mandatory requirement/special conditions
  • A current 'C' class driver’s license is a requirement of this role.
  • A Diploma or Associate Diploma in science, applied science, material or chemistry engineering or equivalent qualifications in a field relevant to the position from a recognised tertiary institution.
  • Chainsaw - Cross-cutting, maintenance and basic felling.
  • Forklift driver license [LF].
  • Experience in large elements mechanical testing.
For further information about this position and details on how to apply, please visit the Queensland Government Smart Jobs and Careers website www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au

Job Ad Reference: QLD/286562/18.

Closing Date: Monday, 8 October 2018

For more info
Contact: Rob McGavin
Phone: +61 0412 341 832

Applications close: Monday, 8-Oct-2018

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Technician
Company/Location: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries / Salisbury

Jobs Description:

  • Temporary Full- time until 01/06/2021
  • Salary in the range of $69,332 to $74,967 per annum excluding superannuation
Key duties and accountabilities
  • Participate in the development of processing procedures for engineered wood products.
  • Responsibility and supervision of physical and structural testing trials on advanced engineered products and wood based systems at Salisbury Research Facility.
  • Communicate to responsible scientists and clients, issue test reports, assist with extension articles and research papers.
  • Collect, collate, evaluate and analyse (including statistical analysis) research results and communicate these to the project leader and other team members.
  • Interpret results and assist in the preparation of project reports, extension material and scientific papers arising from research results.
  • Work in a team environment and take direction to ensure the work of the unit is undertaken in a collaborative and supportive way.
  • Be an effective team member contributing professional and sound technical advice in the area of manufacturing and processing methods for engineered wood products, metrology (material physical and mechanical performances), structural performances of wood based elements and structures.
  • Assist in the identification of new and innovative approaches to provide solutions to issues in line with the priorities of the Innovative Forest Products Program.
Mandatory requirement/special conditions
  • A current 'C' class driver’s license is a requirement of this role.
  • A Diploma or Associate Diploma in science, applied science, material or chemistry engineering or equivalent qualifications in a field relevant to the position from a recognised tertiary institution.
  • Chainsaw - Cross-cutting, maintenance and basic felling.
  • Forklift driver license [LF].
  • Experience in large elements mechanical testing.
For further information about this position and details on how to apply, please visit the Queensland Government Smart Jobs and Careers website www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au

Job Ad Reference: QLD/286562/18.

Closing Date: Monday, 24 September 2018

For more info
Contact: Rob McGavin
Phone: +61 0412 341 832

Applications close: Monday, 24-Sep-2018

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Sawmill Manager

Company/Location: Broadford Sawmills - Broadford, Victoria, Australia

Jobs Description:

  • Career development opportunity
  • Competitive salary & incentives

Here’s your chance to join a successful family operated business that has been in the timber industry for more than twenty-five years. Recognised as reliable, progressive and well organised, they have a reputation for their high-level customer service and quality treated pine products.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Saw Mill Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of their modern Radiata Pine Sawmill and kilns, producing 80m3 per day, located 70kms north of Melbourne’s CBD.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Staff leadership, management and development
  • Manage Workplace Health & Safety requirements
  • Supervise maintenance of all plant and equipment
  • Manage the mills production.
Ideal applicants will be experienced hands-on managers and be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Knowledge of the following equipment: Gibson carriage, Multi edger, Grey bench, and Gas fired Mahild Kiln
  • Previous mill managers position in the saw mill industry
  • Mechanical and/or engineering capabilities
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills
  • Be a highly motivated leader & team player with excellent communication, organisational and leadership skills.
You will be rewarded with a competitive base salary & productivity incentive, a company vehicle and mobile phone. For the right person, this is a genuine long-term career opportunity.

Apply by sending your resume with references to Lisa Coutts, lisa.coutts@davidstimber.com.au, or call Lisa on +61 (03)9794 4746.

For more info
Contact: Lisa Coutts
E-mail: lisa.coutts@davidstimber.com.au
Phone: +61 03 9794 4746
mobile: +61 0411 887 701
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Operations Manager

Company/Location: AKD Softwoods

Jobs Description:
AKD Softwoods is a successful vertically integrated forestry products company, growing and manufacturing quality timber products. With the business currently undergoing exciting growth and with recent acquisitions; AKD Softwoods is now a national business employing over 1000+ people and is recognised for being a growth orientated progressive company, deploying the latest technologies.

We are seeking someone with a strong technical ability and manufacturing experience to join our team. As a key leader in the organisation you will lead the production unit to maximise operational potential; both long and short term.

You will take responsibility for the existing team which form a great platform to build and lead, enhance operational efficiency, brand reputation and maximise sustainable financial results.

This is a permanent fulltime position based at our Colac site.
The Operations Manager will be responsible for tasks such as:

  • Manage the operational activities in pursuit of business objectives and targets
  • Focus on strategy while monitoring the day to day performance measures
  • Monitor staffing levels, workflow responsibilities and hours to ensure effectiveness and value of time and labour costs
  • Analyse operational activity; identifying opportunities for increased volume, recovery and value
  • Actively engage with maintenance, electrical and all other support functions to enhance overall business performance
In order to be considered for this role:
  • Absolute commitment to Health & Safety
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams
  • Tertiary qualification preferred (other key qualifications or experiences may be considered)
Colac is a regional city located in the fully serviced South West Victorian region– which is part of the rapidly growing Otway Ranges, just 40 minutes to Lorne and The Great Ocean Road, less than 1 hour to Geelong and less than 2 hours to Melbourne.

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and organisational fit. If you have commitment, energy and are motivated to make a difference, please email or post your resume and cover letter using reference code ‘OM0918’ to Human Resources, AKD Softwoods, 7-15 Forest Street, Colac, Vic 3250 recruitment@akd.com.au .

Applications Close 26 September 2018. Immediate start available.

Note: Pre-employment testing will be required.

For more info
Contact: Jon Warton
E-mail: jon.warton@akd.com.au
Phone: +61 03 5231 9100
mobile: +61 0419881145

Applications close: Wednesday, 26-Sep-2018

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Forest Investment

Agribusiness Analyst
Company/Location: CBRE Auckland

Jobs Description:

  • Working across Agribusiness
  • Full time OR Part time available
  • Auckland CBD location
Can we inspire you to join us?
  • Research and analyse real estate market data pertaining to agribusiness sector also to assist with property searches and mapping
  • Information gathering, high level of financial statement analysis and financial modelling
  • Work closely with senior staff for transactions and valuations across a wide range of land throughout New Zealand
  • Prepare proposals, findings and reports to be presented to the clients
  • Support and maintain CRM (Client Relationship Management)
Here are some of the strengths you’ll have to help use deliver:
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills to be able to interact with stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong interest to work for the rural sector and grow our Agribusiness services through accuracy of data and insightful information
  • Previous experience as an Analyst or within the agribusiness, forestry or property sectors would be advantageous. Graduate level applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Office skills and working knowledge of sourcing information through web and electronic communication
CBRE is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture across the business. We welcome and encourage applications from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, women, mature age workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Our employee advantage program reflects our commitment to progressing your learning and development, career, recognition, wellbeing, benefits, pay and community contribution.

We look forward to hearing from you.

For more info
Contact: Liza Keng
E-mail: liza.keng@cbre.com
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Forest Management

Forest Manager

Company/Location: Hawkes Bay, Napier

Jobs Description:
PF Olsen Ltd is a leading provider of forestry services and is committed to achieving quality outcomes for our clients. With offices throughout New Zealand and Australia, we are customer focused with our key purpose to maximize value for forest owners through all aspects of forest management, from planting through to harvesting and marketing, while managing commercial and statutory risks. It is important to us that we remain leaders in the field when it comes to our work processes, health & safety and environmental systems.

Napier is a highly sought-after location, with the region renowned for its vineyards, art deco architecture and tree-lined Marine Parade. We are currently seeking an experienced and motivated Forest Manager to join our small but vibrant Napier office.

Duties will include:

  • Best practice management of health, safety and the environment
  • Managing establishment/silviculture crews to a high level of performance
  • Client management and reporting
To be successful you will already have:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry or equivalent experience
  • Proven track-record, with 5 or more years’ experience in Forest Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • Career progression opportunities
  • 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 26th September 2018 to Tachina.Walsh@pfolsen.com

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

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

Applications close: Wednesday, 26-Sep-2018

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Head of Forestry

Company/Location: Summit Forests New Zealand Limited

Jobs Description:
Summit Forests New Zealand are looking for a Head of Forests to join their well-established Auckland team (travel is required to Northland, Gisborne and Whanganui).

  • Excellent salary package including great base salary, medical and health benefits, work vehicle, and a car park.
About us:
Summit Forests New Zealand Ltd. is in a strong growth phase, and are in the throes of expanding its geographic footprint throughout the North Island. We are a forest owner, manager, and log exporter, with forests in Northland, Eastland, and the Whanganui region, with our head office based in Auckland.

Summit is firmly supported by its parent company Sumitomo Corporation which is a Japan based multi-national operating in over 66 countries in various industries. Sumitomo has a proud 100-year trading history with the wider group, which spans back over 400 years. Summit is strongly committed to providing a safe working environment and manages the forests in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

At Summit, we recognise that our people are our most important asset. Our modern open plan work space helps us to enjoy a collaborative work environment, and our flexible work hours means that we are able to enjoy a good work/life balance.

The position:
Due to this growth and future expansion plans, we are hiring the newly created position of Head of Forests. The successful candidate will be reporting directly into the General Manager. This newly created role is responsible for the sound management of all forest assets across the regions and supporting the wider business in our continued growth, as well as the following:
  • Lead key stakeholder relationships;
  • Be a key brand ambassador within the greater forestry sector in New Zealand;
  • Provide leadership in health & safety and environmental management for the wider team; and
  • Hold responsibility for all forest operations inclusive of silviculture, planning and engineering, harvesting and distribution.
About you:
This is a stunning role for an experienced leader to be a part of an extremely successful and focused business. You have a strong forestry background with sound operational knowledge having worked at senior level management.

As a key member of the leadership team, you will have extensive experience in executive liaison and reporting, and will be able to demonstrate sound, proven governance experience.

Seasoned leadership and relationship management skills are a given, and you possess superior business acumen and communication skills. The position will be instrumental in developing and enhancing the forestry systems, processes and teams in the business. This will suit you if you are a driven individual with a strong inclination towards collaboration and focus on continuous growth and improvement.
  • Tertiary degree in Forestry
  • More than 10 years’ experience in Forestry is required
If this all sounds like you, please get in touch today! For a private and confidential chat, contact Josie Mackenzie by email at: josie.mackenzie@summitforest.co.nz or by calling +64 021 807 776.

For more info
Contact: Josie MacKenzie
E-mail: josie.mackenzie@summitforest.co.nz
Phone: +64 021807776
mobile: +64 021807776

Applications close: Friday, 5-Oct-2018

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Forest Manager

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Whanganui

Jobs Description:
Take a forward leap in your forestry career with industry leaders, PF Olsen Ltd. Help us to shape the future of the forestry industry and join a company that values its employees and puts health and safety at the forefront of every activity. Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices and holds certificates on behalf of clients for FSC and PEFC.

PF Olsen’s key purpose is to maximize value for forest owners through all aspects of forest management, from planting through to harvesting and marketing, while managing commercial and statutory risks. It is important to us that we remain leaders in the field when it comes to our work processes, health & safety and environmental systems.

If you are an experienced and motivated Forest Manager, a team player with a can-do attitude, then you are who we are looking for to join our Whanganui team.

Duties will include:

  • Best practice management of health, safety and the environment
  • Managing establishment/silviculture crews to a high level of performance
  • Client management and reporting
To be successful you will already have:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry or equivalent experience
  • Proven track-record, with 5 or more years’ experience in Forest Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package
PF Olsen is proud to be 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 5th October 2018 to Tachina.Walsh@pfolsen.com

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

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

Applications close: Friday, 5-Oct-2018

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Forest Supervisor

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Timaru

Jobs Description:
PF Olsen Ltd is looking to expand its Forest and Harvest team in Timaru, and we seek an experienced and motivate Forest Supervisor with a can-do attitude to join us. Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices and holds certificates on behalf of clients for FSC and PEFC.

PF Olsen’s key purpose is to maximize value for forest owners through all aspects of forest management, from planting through to harvesting and marketing, while managing commercial and statutory risks. It is important to us that we remain leaders in the field when it comes to our work processes, health & safety and environmental systems.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Supervising the establishment, tending and maintenance operations in clients’ forests.
  • Supervising contractor silviculture crews to meet customer demands.
  • Monitoring compliance with health and safety and environmental requirements
  • Some Harvest supervision work may also be required, and previous harvest experience would be an advantage.
To be successful you will have:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry or equivalent forestry experience would be preferred, however recent forestry graduates will also be considered.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and computer skills.
PF Olsen is a proudly 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 5th October to Tachina.walsh@pfolsen.com

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

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

Applications close: Friday, 5-Oct-2018

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Forestry Harvesting

Harvesting Forester
Company/Location: Tokoroa/Rotorua

Jobs Description:

  • NZ CNI Location
  • Integrated Forest Based Manufacturer
  • Large Multinational Organisation
Oji Fibre Solutions is a leading producer of market pulp, paper and fibre based packaging. Backed by the strength of the Oji Group, we are a company with huge heritage, and are committed to delivering quality, innovative products that enhance the competitiveness of our customers.

Right now, we are after a talented and capable Harvesting Forester for our harvesting operations located around New Zealand’s Central North Island.

The role is responsible for harvest planning & harvest operational supervision. You will be working & liaising with internal & external customers, harvesting, transport & roading contractors, as well as external regulatory & infrastructure organisations.

As such, you will need to be an effective communicator and relationship builder, you’ll appreciate the importance of timely communication to key people across the business.
Health and Safety management is an absolutely critical skill, with a modern attitude and a sound understanding of today’s safety requirements associated with harvesting, & log transport operations. Proactive safety leadership is an essential capability to ensure our workers and contractors come home safely, every day.

Ideally applicants will hold a tertiary qualification in forestry, or a related field, or experience managing log harvest operations. Up to date computing skills, particularly GIS and mobile technology is required. Contractor management experience is important to be successful in the role. Experience with eucalypt harvesting would be an advantage.

This role takes you beyond the traditional boundaries of the forest operations, providing insight and opportunities within one of Australasia’s largest forest products manufacturers.

So if you have the experience and/or a relevant tertiary qualification in forestry then take the positive step now to be part of the Oji team.

In return we offer a competitive base salary and a comprehensive benefits package including medical care plans, personal insurances and a generous superannuation program with Oji Fibre Solutions contributions of up to 7.5%.

If this position sounds like the type of challenge your looking for then don’t delay!
APPLY ONLINE TODAY with your current CV and a cover letter.

https://ojifs.careercentre.net.nz - Job# 1GAH821049

For more info
Contact: D Carr
E-mail: deb.carr@ojifs.com
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Harvest Planner

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Gisborne

Jobs Description:
Take a forward leap in your forestry career with industry leaders, PF Olsen Ltd. Help us to shape the future of the forestry industry and join a company that values its employees and puts health and safety at the forefront of every activity. Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices and holds certificates on behalf of clients for FSC and PEFC.

PF Olsen’s key purpose is to maximize value for forest owners through all aspects of forest management, from planting through to harvesting and marketing, while managing commercial and statutory risks. It is important to us that we remain leaders in the field when it comes to our work processes, health & safety and environmental systems.

The first in the world to see the sun each day, Gisborne is renowned for its award-winning wines, some of the best surfing in the country, and its numerous scenic cycling and walking tracks.

If you have 2 or more years’ previous experience in Harvest Planning, and you are a team player with great communication skills, then you could be the candidate we are seeking to join our Gisborne office. We offer a supportive work environment and an attractive employee benefits package.

Your duties will include:

  • Planning, management and supervision of engineering operations to a high level of performance in H&S and Environmental
  • Developing effective harvest plans for ground based and cable operations
  • Analysing harvesting options and undertaking assessments of environmental effects to support consent applications
  • Client liaison and written reporting
PF Olsen prides itself on being 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 5th October 2018 to Tachina.Walsh@pfolsen.com

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

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

Applications close: Friday, 5-Oct-2018

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Harvest Planner

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Waipapa

Jobs Description:
PF Olsen Ltd prides itself in remaining leaders in the field when it comes to our work processes, health & safety and environmental systems. We have over 46 years’ experience in the Forestry Services industry, with offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. Regional growth means we are currently seeking an experienced and motivated Harvest Planner to join our high performing Waipapa, Northland team. Located close to Kerikeri in the idyllic ‘winterless’ Bay of Islands, the region is a fantastic base to visit golden sandy beaches and historic towns and landmarks; or to get involved in the numerous sports on offer including big game fishing, kayaking, sailing or mountain biking.

At PF Olsen we offer a supportive work environment and an attractive employee benefits package. If you have 2 or more years’ previous experience in Harvest Planning, and you are a team player with great communication skills, then you could be the candidate we are seeking.

Your duties will include:

  • Planning, management and supervision of engineering operations to a high level of performance in H&S and Environmental
  • Developing effective harvest plans for ground based and cable operations
  • Analysing harvesting options and undertaking assessments of environmental effects to support consent applications
  • Client liaison and written reporting
PF Olsen prides itself on being 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 5th October 2018 to Tachina.Walsh@pfolsen.com

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

Applications close: Friday, 5-Oct-2018

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Harvest Supervisor - Waipapa

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Northland

Jobs Description:
PF Olsen Ltd is a progressive forestry servicing company with more than 40 years’ successful forestry experience, and offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. Our key purpose is to maximise returns for forest owners through all aspects of forest management, from planting through to harvesting and marketing, while managing commercial and statutory risks. >Regional growth in Waipapa, Northland means we are currently seeking a Harvest Supervisor to join our high performing team. The region is a fantastic base to visit golden sandy beaches; or to get involved in the many pastimes on offer including fishing, kayaking, sailing or mountain biking.

This role will supervise harvest operations while also monitoring compliance with health and safety and environmental requirements as a major priority of the role.

To be successful you will have:

  • Experience in forest harvesting and log value recovery.
  • Excellent interpersonal and computer skills.
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry, while not essential, would be an advantage.
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 5th October 2018 to Tachina.Walsh@pfolsen.com

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

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

Applications close: Friday, 5-Oct-2018

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Re Advertised: Harvesting Manager

Company/Location: Southwood Export Ltd

Jobs Description:
Southwood Export Ltd is based in Invercargill and its operations involve Eucalyptus afforestation and Harvesting in Southland and South Otago. It owns/manages 12,500 Hectares of Eucalyptus Plantations for the production of hardwood fibre which is exported as wood chips through Bluff Port.
Current annual harvest level is 320,000 Tonnes per annum harvested from forests generally within a 110 km distance from its mill at Awarua, approximately 10 km from Invercargill.

The position involves the planning, management and supervision of the companies harvesting operations.

We are looking for a person who will:

  • Have enthusiasm, self-motivation and good work ethics.
  • Has good health and be physically active.
  • Proven experience in harvest planning and management.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of both ground based and cable harvesting operations.
  • Proven work experience in actual harvesting operations will be an advantage.
  • Must have good interpersonal/people management and communication skills.
  • Be computer literate including GIS applications (with a willingness to learn further skills as required)
  • Strong focus and commitment on Health and Safety and operating an alcohol and drug free workplace is mandatory.
To make application or for further information contact:
General Manager
P O Box 7010
Invercargill 9844
Phone +64 03 218 2073
Or email gmanley@southwood.co.nz

Applications close 15th October 2018.

For more info
Contact: General Manager
E-mail: gmanley@southwood.co.nz
Phone: +64 03 218 2073
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Marketing and Sales

Assistant Sales Manager

Company/Location: Red Stag Timber Ltd, Rotorua

Jobs Description:
Red Stag Timber is the leader in the Sawmilling industry, producing quality timber products for the New Zealand and export markets. Operating New Zealand’s largest sawmill with a turnover exceeding $250 million, Red Stag Timber is a well-established and successful business located in Rotorua; a perfect location to Work, Live and Play!

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Company to assist our three senior Sales Managers. The Assistant Sales Manager will be responsible for learning all aspects of these roles, deputising as required, and working with the sales team to research and grow new markets.

Our ideal candidate:

You will be someone who aspires to being the best at what they do. You will already come equipped with at least five years’ experience in a sales management role, preferably involving industrial commodities in a business-to-business environment.

You will demonstrate the ability to lead sales teams through strong interpersonal skills which earn the respect of others. Knowledge of timber products will be a definite advantage, however it is expected full technical training in our range of timber products will be provided. Your customer service record will be impressive, with customer referees as well as recent employer referees required as a pre-requisite to being shortlisted for an interview.

This role will:

  • Report to the Sales and Marketing Manager.
  • Work with the three Senior Sales Managers to plan and maintain the diverse customer base required for delivering consistent sales volumes that optimise production capabilities.
  • Assist with existing projects to improve customer convenience and grow market share.
To be successful in this role, in addition to relevant work experience, you will possess:
  • High levels of organisational skills with meticulous attention to detail and a strong multi-tasking ability.
  • An enjoyment of being self-motivated and driven to get results for both the customer and the Company.
  • Previous successful leadership and motivation of a team that has achieved high levels of contribution and results.
  • Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal.
  • An assertive personality, which is balanced with initiative, poise and a consultative solution-based approach.
  • Highly competent levels of computer literacy within MS Office.
  • A current and clean NZ driver’s license.
Please send a current CV and completed application form available from www.redstagtimber.co.nz People – Careers to Melissa Bennett, HR Manager by email on melissa.b@redstagtimber.co.nz or Ph. +64 7 349-5874

Applications including a copy of your CV must be received by Friday 21st September 2018

For more info
Contact: Melissa Bennett, People & Safety Manager
E-mail: melissa.b@redstagtimber.co.nz
Phone: +64 07 349 5874
mobile: +64 027 540 5874

Applications close: Friday, 21-Sep-2018

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Future Managers

Company/Location: Kiwi Lumber

Jobs Description:
Kiwi Lumber is a growing, progressive sawmilling company marketing Radiata Pine to the USA, Australia, Europe, Asia and New Zealand. The group consists of three modern sawmills located in Masterton, Dannevirke and Putaruru, and employs over 220 staff.

We are currently seeking individuals to join our team as a potential future leader. This role would be based at one of our three branches. At Kiwi Lumber we recognise the importance of our employees in the success of our business and continually strive to develop strong leaders.

Over a 12 month period you will gain a detailed understanding of all aspects of the business including sawmilling, processing, quality control, planning, sales and distribution. Following the initial 12 month introduction to Kiwi Lumber, you will then be given the opportunity to select a career path best suited to your abilities and interests.

The successful applicant will work closely with the production teams under the guidance of experienced department managers, and will be involved in managing staff and oversee operations on a daily basis. This opportunity would suit individuals who have recently graduated or looking to build on the experience they have gained in their employment so far. Strong leadership and organisational skills will be a prerequisite.

The successful applicant will ideally have the following expertise:

  •  A background in the Timber Industry is not essential.
  •  A tertiary qualification would be advantageous.
  •  A high level of computer literacy.
  •  Strong planning skills.
And the following qualities:
  •  Strong interpersonal skills with a confident nature.
  • Able to influence and negotiate at all levels with the ability to quickly build strong relationships both internal and external.
  •  A willingness to take on responsibility.
  •  An attention to detail.
For the right person this is a genuine long-term career opportunity. If you wish to apply or require additional information please contact Atheena Trotman on +64 6 872 7300 or email atheena.trotman@kiwilumber.co.nz

For more information about Kiwi Lumber please visit www.kiwilumber.com

Kiwi Lumber is a drug-free work place and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

For more info
Contact: Atheena Trotman
E-mail: atheena.trotman@kiwilumber.co.nz
Phone: +64 6 872 7300
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Chief Executive Officer
Company/Location: Pacific Pine - Putaruru

Jobs Description:
The Opportunity:

Pacific Pine Industries Limited is a progressive sawmill with a long history of producing high quality Radiata Pine products from pruned logs. Located in Putaruru, they employ approximately 60 staff across operations covering sawmilling, kiln drying and machining for Domestic and International customers.

They are seeking a suitably experienced and qualified candidate to fill their General Manager role. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will be responsible for all site operations and will manage a dedicated team of Senior Finance & HR, Operations, Engineering and Sales staff.

About You:

From your experience in the industry you will have developed a strong understanding and ability to successfully develop, implement and manage business strategies which compliment mill and processing outputs with market demand, whilst continually identifying and addressing industry challenges and risks as they develop, to ensure the ongoing success of the business.

For this position you will have a strong sawmilling, timber processing and sales & marketing background with excellent leadership experience within the forests products industry. A driven self-starter with a people-oriented approach, you will enjoy working closely with all aspects of the business in this exciting and challenging environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Development of business strategies and operational plans in line with the overall long-term strategic objectives:
  • Operations – determine sawmill operating strategies, including optimisation programs to maximise mill margin,
  • Sales and Marketing – lead the sales & marketing team to maintain and grow existing markets and develop new markets,
  • Stock management to support market and business demands,
  • Identify and implement innovative technologies that will directly improve productivity and/or conversion,
  • Understanding of financial statements and reporting to support profit generation,
  • Ensure human resources are managed to support staff relations & culture, staff welfare, health & safety, recruiting and training,
  • Proactively support operations – log purchasing, sawmilling, processing and maintenance,
  • Keep abreast of compliance – health & safety in the work place, regional and local council consents, industry compliance systems (MPI, DSC, etc).
Required Skills:
  • You will impress us with your successful track record in a leadership role gained in a sawmilling environment,
  • You will be recognised for your effective communication skills, high level and big picture thinking capabilities,
  • You will bring strong negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, problem solving and team building skills.
  • Solid business management & financial acumen.
  • Demonstrated background in delivering performance, safety and continuous improvement principles.
Package:

The successful applicant will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package inclusive of a company vehicle.

Application:

If you feel that this position could be for you and would like to know more, please call Brigitta Warren on +64 21 335 341 for a confidential discussion.

For more info
Contact: Brigitta Warren
E-mail: brigitta@lawsonwilliams.co.nz
mobile: +64 21335341

Applications close: Thursday, 4-Oct-2018

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Kiln Operator
Company/Location: North Sawn Lumber Ltd - Ruakaka

Jobs Description:
The North Sawn Group is a progressive company group involved in the timber processing industry based in Ruakaka Northland. North Sawn Group specialise in timber preservation, logistics, treatment and manufacture of engineered wood products.

A position has become available as a Kiln Operator, reporting directly to the Operations Manager

The main duties of this role will include:

  • Boiler and kiln operation to dry timber
  • Supervising filleting team
  • Charge building
  • Service fillet stations
  • Reporting of all near miss and actual incidents
  • Stock control of consumables
  • Boiler maintenance
  • Boiler water treatment
  • Timber dried to requirements
  • Accurate and on time data
  • Housekeeping
This role is to ensure timber is presented and loaded to SOP standards to ensure drying to requirement. The boiler and fuel systems are monitored and maintained to allow consistent delivery of energy to dry timber to requirements.

Applicants for this position will need to demonstrate the following skills:
  • Boiler/Kiln operating experience preferable but not essential as on-site training will be provided
  • Good computer skills
  • Demonstrate good attention to detail and time management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Reasonable level of fitness
  • Current fork lift certification preferable but not essential
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Health &Safety obligations in the workplace
This position is for a reliable, motivated staff member who is able to work as part of a team.

Please email your cover letter and CV to office@nslumber.co.nz

For more info
Contact: Matthew Kostanich
E-mail: office@nslumber.co.nz
Phone: +64 09 432 7078
mobile: +64 027 574 3400
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Head Sawdoctor

Company/Location: Kiwi Lumber (Masterton) Limited

Jobs Description:

  • Are you an experienced Saw Doctor looking for a new challenge?
  • Do you have the ability to lead a team of Saw Doctors?
  • We offer a competitive remuneration package with excellent lifestyle opportunity
About Us
Kiwi Lumber is a progressive sawmilling company marketing Radiata Pine to the USA, Australian, European, Asian and New Zealand markets. The group consists of three modern sawmills located in Masterton, Dannevirke and Putaruru, and employs a total of 220 staff, across the three sites. We are currently looking for a Head Saw Doctor at our Masterton site.

The Role
We are seeking a Head Saw-doctor who has built up significant experience within the trade, to lead our small team of saw doctors and apprentice saw doctors. The business in considering an investment in more automated equipment within the saw shop and it is important that you have the ability to lead this project.

About You
You will be reliable, fully qualified, with a National Certificate in Solid Wood Processing (Saw Doctoring), have the ability to lead a team and enjoy the physical nature of saw doctoring work. You will have a positive and committed approach to both production and the health and safety of our site.

Kiwi Lumber also prides itself in being a drug free site. Applicants will be drug tested.

You will be rewarded with a competitive wage and profit share system. For the right person this is a genuine long-term career opportunity. If you wish to join our dedicated and successful team please send your CV to Dave Buchanan at dave.buchanan@kiwilumber.co.nz or by post:
Head Saw Doctor- Kiwi Lumber Masterton
P O Box 2101, Kuripuni
Masterton 5842

Applicants for this position must be a New Zealand Resident or hold a valid NZ work visa. Applications will be treated in Strict Confidence

For more info
Contact: Dave Buchanan
E-mail: dave.buchanan@kiwilumber.co.nz
Phone: +64 06 377 9000
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