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Harvesting Supervisor

Company/Location: Tasman Forest Management, Nelson

Jobs Description:
Tasman Forest Management Ltd (TFM) provides forest and harvesting management services in the Nelson and Marlborough region. We currently manage approximately 8,000 ha of forest for a range of clients in this region. TFM is part of the Forest Management Group. The group is made up of three companies:

  • Forest Management Ltd (FML) – Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago, Westland and Southland.
  • Tasman Forest Management Ltd (TFM) – Nelson, Marlborough
  • Forest Management (NI) Ltd (FMNI) - Hawkes Bay, Southern North Island
Between the three companies we harvest over 950,000 tonnes per annum.

We are looking to appoint a Harvesting Supervisor in the Nelson Region. This role will involve:
  • Harvest Planning
  • Supervising harvesting and earthworks
  • Assisting with Procurement
  • Health and Safety Compliance and Auditing
  • Monitoring Best Practise performance and environmental compliance
You will ideally have the following attributes:
  • Relevant experience and or qualifications
  • Sound computer skills
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Enthusiasm and Energy
A competitive remuneration package will be offered based on experience and qualifications.

To apply please forward your covering letter and CV to Craig McMiken, Nelson Manager – Tasman Forest Management Ltd, Unit 8, 66-68 Aranui Road, Mapua, Nelson 7005 before Wednesday 31st January 2018.

For more info
Contact: Craig McMiken
Phone: +64 (0)3 540 3177
mobile: +64 (0)27 277 4001

Applications close: Wednesday, 31-Jan-2018

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Forest Manager – Southwood Export Ltd
Company/Location: Invercargill - Southland

Jobs Description:
Southwood Export Ltd is a forest owner/manager/processor based at Awarua, 10km south of Invercargill. It owns/manages 12,500 hectares of Eucalyptus Plantations spread across Southland and South Otago, planted 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.
All forests are scheduled for replanting following harvesting.

The company’s business revolves principally around hardwoods (mainly Eucalyptus nitens) currently utilized for fibre, but with the opportunity to diversify the regime to produce other products and research towards that end is current.

The position involves responsibility for the direct planning, management and supervision of the company’s forestry activities. The forest manager will oversee a small team of staff covering establishment, harvesting, R&D.

We are looking for a person with;

  • enthusiasm, self-motivation and good work ethics.
  • a strong focus and commitment to Health and Safety in an alcohol & drug free workplace is mandatory
  • extensive knowledge of forest growing & harvesting, experience with eucalypts will be an advantage
  • proven & successful background in forest planning, operational organization and management
  • an ability to communicate effectively with local government bodies, industry and the wider public generally
  • excellent interpersonal / communications and people management skills
  • an unbiased attitude to ethnic diversity
  • good health and be physically active
  • computer literacy is mandatory experience with GIS an advantage

For more info
Contact: Graeme Manley
Phone: +64 03 218 2073
mobile: +64 0292 327 895

Applications close: Thursday, 7-Feb-2019

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Chief Operating Officer

Company/Location: HVP Plantations Melbourne

Jobs Description:

  • Successful Melbourne based company
  • Help drive the strategic agenda
  • Executive remuneration and incentive
This is a great opportunity to join a successful plantation forestry company that has significant assets and customer base across south eastern Australia and strong international connections.

The Challenge
We are seeking a COO who is enthusiastic about continuous improvement, a person who is experienced in forestry operations, energetic and committed to making a key contribution to the organisation for the benefit of our investors, customers, staff, contractors, and regional communities we live in.

About the Role
Reporting directly to the CEO, the COO will:
  • Ensure that all HVP Plantations operations take all reasonable steps to achieve a zero harm workplace in safety and environmental stewardship and ensure compliance with HSE laws and regulations in conjunction with the General Manager Safety, Environment and Risk
  • Lead in the development and reinforcement of an operational results orientated culture with a focus on efficient work practises
  • Achieve and seek to surpass operational financial targets within production performance, quality, environmental and safety standards
  • Develop and manage productive working relationships with HVP customers and contractors
  • Develop and maintain effective links with industry, community, interest groups, local, state and Federal governments.
What you will need
An experienced senior executive in the forestry and timber processing sectors in Australasia with the following skills:
  • Record of successful performance and organisational leadership in the strategic management of a substantial business unit in a commercial environment including HSE related management
  • An innovative approach to organisational improvement, change and cost effective business outcomes within strict safety and environmental parameters
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful teams
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining good, productive commercial, community and political relations
  • A successful track record in commercial contract management and negotiation
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant/related field.
Supported by an attractive executive remuneration and incentive package, this rewarding role is a significant opportunity to play a key role in a well-respected forestry company in Australia.

Relocation assistance may be available, where required.

About HVP
  • All business activities are guided by our Mission, Vision and Values that are detailed on the HVP Plantations website
  • Employs over 110 permanent staff that increases dependant on seasonal work programs to approximately 200 staff
  • On any working day has over 700 contractor employees undertaking valuable work in its plantations
  • Manages over 245,000 hectares of land in Victoria
  • Supplies over 3 million tonnes per annum of environmentally certified and renewable plantation timber primarily to local industry
All applications will be treated in confidence.

Phone enquiries should be directed to John Dodson, General Manager Human Resources on +61 3 9289 1462.
Applications are to be sent to and close on 2 February 2018.

For more info
Contact: Clare Wells
Phone: +61 03 92891422
mobile: +61 03 92891422

Applications close: Friday, 2-Feb-2018

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Regional Manager, Southern North Island

Company/Location: Wellington/Masterton/Whanganui

Jobs Description:
China Forestry Group is a leading forest products and management company. We are committed to the highest standards of sustainable development, environmental practice and professional forest management. Core businesses include:

  • Forest ownership
  • Development of forest resources
  • Storage logistics services
  • Forest harvesting
  • Wood product transportation, sales and export
China Forestry Group owns a total of 24 forests across New Zealand, amounting to 22,000 hectares of plantation on around 29,000 hectares of land. Our wood products supply both the domestic and international market.

Due to expansion of company operations, a new position has been created to oversee activities in the Southern North Island, primarily overseeing Wellington and Taranaki catchments.

Duties will include:
  • Ensuring projected wood flows are achieved from Wellington and Taranaki;
  • Maximising value of domestic sales from freehold or other forests;
  • Supervising key forest management service providers to implement annual plans and budgets;
  • Securing and managing wharf gate purchases from third party suppliers;
  • Overseeing quality control for export log operation at relevant ports (including debarked prune log);
  • Business development to expand and develop the company’s operations in the region.
To be successful you will already have:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry or equivalent proven track-record of 5 or more years relevant experience
  • Harvest planning and roading experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills
For a job description or to apply for this position, please email your CV and cover letter before February 9th 2018 to Steve Walker, Chief Operating Officer:

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

For more info
Contact: Steve Walker
Phone: +64 (0)276050926

Applications close: Friday, 9-Feb-2018

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Company/Location: HQPlantations Pty Ltd - Various

Jobs Description:
Atherton Tablelands and Toolara

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 3 qualified Foresters to be based in our offices at North Queensland, Blackbutt and Fraser Coast respectively.

The position description for these roles can also be found under the ‘Our business’ tab on our website

Applicants are asked to submit a copy of their current resumé to

PDF description: Position_Description_Forester.pdf

For more info
Contact: Human Resources
Phone: +617 3882 8271

Applications close: Monday, 5-Feb-2018

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Forester positions

Company/Location: PF Olsen Australia - Hamilton Vic

Jobs Description:
PF Olsen Australia is a leading independent forest management services provider, managing forests for clients throughout Australia. We are seeking a suitably experienced person to assist with the management of silvicultural and harvesting operations on our 64,000 hectare Green Triangle hardwood estate.

To succeed at PF Olsen, you need to be:

  • Highly motivated, and a self-starter with a strong work ethic
  • Intelligent and admin savvy, but also happy to get your hands dirty
  • Prepared to assert your views, but also demonstrate respect for your team mates
  • Focused on relationships as well as understanding and delivering against customer expectations
  • Have your head well above the pack in terms of both your management and technical forestry skills
We are seeking candidates preferably with experience in either silvicultural or harvest management. Candidates with prior experience in agricultural or contractor management are also encouraged to apply. We are interested to receive applications from people ranging from being highly experienced to new entrants to the industry who have applicable prior experience or qualifications. The roles will involve operational planning, supervision of contractors, auditing compliance with OH&S standards, environmental performance and other company policies. The positions will be based in our Hamilton office.

If you think this opportunity might be for you then please email for an information pack. For further information regarding the position contact our office on +61 (0)3 5551 1000.

For more information about PF Olsen Australia visit

For more info
Contact: Emma Brown
Phone: +61 (0)3 5551 1000

Applications close: Friday, 2-Feb-2018

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Estate Development Forester

Company/Location: Hume Forests Ltd/Tumut, NSW,Australia

Jobs Description:
Hume Forests Ltd was established in 2004 and currently manages a softwood plantation estate of 45,000 net hectares in the Tumut, Oberon and Bombala regions of southern NSW.

Due to a scaling up of harvesting operations to meet silvicultural requirements a vacancy has now arisen for a Estate Development Forester to join the Technical Team based in Tumut.

This permanent role will be focussed on coordinating field trials and forest research. In this role you will be required to take charge of planning, implementing and reporting on trials and joint research projects. The role will include the undertaking of remote sensing projects and forest modelling to assist in plantation monitoring and developing new business opportunities. As part of the Technical Team you will be involved in the maintenance of International and Australian certifications in Sustainable Forest Management, WHS and the Environment. The role requires a commitment to active fire risk management of a large successful plantation estate.

The successful candidate will have at least 5 years operational experience in softwood plantation silviculture including the management of inventory programmes or field trials. Ideally, you will also possess tertiary qualifications in forestry or natural resource management, have strong communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to work in a small team with a strong focus on company development and performance.

Overseas candidates will need to provide a statement of their current visa or ability to work in Australia.

For a Position Description or further information please contact via email:

For more info
Contact: Alan Cole
Phone: +61 (0)2 69471933
mobile: +61 (0)427 848 584

Applications close: Wednesday, 31-Jan-2018

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Operations Forester Murray Valley

Company/Location: Hume Forests/ Tumut, NSW, Australia

Jobs Description:
Hume Forests Limited was established in 2004 and manages a softwood plantation estate of approximately 45,000 hectares in the Tumut, Oberon and Bombala regions of southern NSW.

Due to expansion and an increase in activity, a vacancy has now arisen for an Operations Forester to join the team based in Tumut.

The permanent role embraces all aspects of a plantation management lifecycle including planning, establishment, maintenance, roading and harvesting. The role requires a commitment to active fire risk management of a large and successful Pinus radiata plantation.

The successful candidatewill have operational experience in softwood plantation management including experience with managing forest contractors. Ideally, you will also possess tertiary qualifications in forestry or natural resource management and have strong communication and interpersonal skills and a work ethic to deliver strong results.

Overseas candidates will need to provide a statement of their current visa or ability to work in Australia.

For a Position Description or further information please contact via email:
Contact: Pierre Smit

For more info
Contact: Pierre Smit
Phone: +61 (0)2 69471933
mobile: +61 (0)408 857 413

Applications close: Wednesday, 31-Jan-2018

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Harvesting Forester

Company/Location: Hancock Forest Management (NZ) Ltd, Tokoroa

Jobs Description:
Hancock Forest Management is a Forest Stewardship Council certified forest manager responsible for the management of approximately 198,000 hectares throughout New Zealand. We combine leading forest management techniques with outstanding environmental stewardship to provide maximum value to our clients.

Due to an increase in our harvesting operations in our Central Region, we’re currently recruiting for a Harvesting Forester to be based in our Tokoroa office. The role will oversee the health and safety, value recovery, log quality, environmental and production performance of harvesting crews, as well as contributing to the overall business performance by way of budget setting and monitoring.

The successful applicant will ideally hold a tertiary qualification in forestry or a related field and/or have experience in harvesting or forestry operations. We need a great team player who has strong relationship and people management skills and a commitment to health and safety and the environment. Sound computing skills are also desirable.

For a copy of the role outline or to send expressions of interest in the form of a cover letter and CV please contact Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager, by 2 February 2018.

PDF description: HFMNZ Harvesting Forester Tokoroa JD Jan 20183.pdf

For more info
Contact: Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager

Applications close: Friday, 2-Feb-2018

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Forestry Harvesting

Operations Manager

Company/Location: 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 31st 2018 to

For further information regarding this position please contact Richard Cook ph 029 773 1904

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

For more info
Contact: Tachina Walsh

Applications close: Wednesday, 31-Jan-2018

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Harvesting Manager

Company/Location: Timberlands - Rotorua

Jobs Description:
Timberlands is looking for an experienced Harvesting Manager, based at our offices in Rotorua, New Zealand to plan and manage clearfell harvesting operations, maximise stumpage, and maintain involvement throughout the supply chain to meet the company’s specified objectives.

Key tasks within this role include:

  • Preparation and execution of operational harvest plans taking into account grade mix potential, terrain and harvest systems
  • Applying an understanding of environmental requirements, cost alternatives, woodflow impacts and value recovery to the harvest plan
  • Management of contractors to ensure all contract obligations are met, including monitoring and ensuring compliance with company Health, Safety & Environmental policies
  • Monitoring and reporting costs, performance and returns
  • Managing closure of harvesting operations and hand over of harvest areas for replant
Preference will be given to applicants with the following:
  • A Tertiary qualification in forestry or significant practical experience in production forestry
  • Strong Harvest Planning skills.
  • Analytical ability including excellent computer and data analysis skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Experience managing contractors
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team
If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in:
You can request a Job Description by emailing

To submit an application by the closing date, please forward a covering letter and a copy of your CV by email to or post to:
Monique Denny
Timberlands Ltd
PO Box 1284
Phone: +64 07 343 1070
The closing date for applications is 9 February 2018

For more info
Contact: Monique Denny
Phone: +64 07 343 1070
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Harvesting Forester
Company/Location: OneFortyOne Plantations

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 which commenced 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.

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

For more info
Contact: Melissa Ryan
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Environmental Planner - Harvesting

Company/Location: Timberlands Ltd / Rotorua

Jobs Description:
Timberlands is a leading New Zealand based Forest Management Company with particular expertise in forest management and operations on a significant scale.

Timberlands, based in Rotorua, manage 190,000ha of pine plantations in the Central North Island on behalf of Kaingaroa Timberlands and other clients.

Purpose of the Role:

To plan and manage environmental compliance for Roading and Harvesting Operations, to ensure environmental risks are minimised whilst maximising stumpage.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Initiate and manage all consents relating to roading and harvesting activities. This may include Resource Consents, development and approval of Traffic Management Plans, liaison with the Historic Places Trust Authority etc.
  • Monitor consent compliance, application status and act as key point of liaison with Councils and other stakeholders
  • Provide guidance on environmental matters to the Harvesting & Marketing Team
  • Complete notifications and ensure compliance with National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry regulations (NES)
  • Plan, oversee & record the work programme for environmental earthworks machinery ensuring compliance with HS&E standards
  • Lead integration of relevant new technologies
About the right person:
Qualifications and experience:
  • A relevant tertiary qualification or experience
  • Experience in production forestry (with a focus on roading) and contract management
  • Experience using GIS
  • Knowledge of local government processes and environmental legislation (including NES)
Skills and competencies:
  • Excellent communicator and team player
  • Good time management
  • Ability to build sound working relationships with all stakeholders
  • 4WD experience, full class 1 licence and a willingness to undertake field work
People make our business at Timberlands, as such we seek to offer an employment package that retains and rewards excellent people. Our employees enjoy working in a professional and co-operative team environment with access to great healthcare and insurance benefits, a flexible work-life culture and excellent professional development opportunities.

This is a full time, permanent position.

If this sounds like the ideal next move in your career - please register your interest by 16 Feb 2018.

You can request a Job Description by emailing

For more info
Contact: Monique Denny
Phone: +64 (0)7 343 1281

Applications close: Friday, 16-Feb-2018

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Health and Safety

Health and Safety and Environment Manager (HSE)

Company/Location: South Canterbury

Jobs Description:
Port Blakely grows and markets renewable forest products around the globe. As a fifth-generation, family-owned company, we believe that healthy forestlands and the natural resources they generate can sustain our families, friends and communities, and the planet on which all life depends.

This HSE Manager role is newly created for the organisation and will oversee some exciting new initiatives and projects in the coming months.

The role is based in Timaru and reporting to the New Zealand Managing Director located in Christchurch, you will be responsible for coaching, advising and assisting staff and contractors with the development and implementation of HSE policy, procedures and initiatives.

Ensuring the company is compliant with all HSE regulatory and accreditation requirements across the company’s forest operations and building a culture of continuous improvement within the HSE area.

The ideal candidate will display the following skills and experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working with HSE systems, policies and procedures gained through operational leadership or HSE role
  • A formal qualification in health and safety or environmental management preferred. A forestry related qualification would also be considered
  • Sound knowledge of HSE legislation
  • High level of EQ, excellent communication skills and demonstrated capability to transfer knowledge and build enduring relationships across a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and policy, procedure manuals
In return you will be offered the following:
  • A very competitive remuneration package encompassing base salary, health insurance and medical plan, above market super scheme, company vehicle, laptop & cell phone
  • Work for a respected industry leader that truly values its people
  • Varied and challenging role
Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to

For more info
Contact: Marc Denholm
Phone: +64 (0)3 281 8448
mobile: +64 (0)22 1281 007
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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Chief Executive

Company/Location: Southern North Island Wood Council (SNIWC)

Jobs Description:
The Southern North Island Wood Council (SNIWC) is a trade association formed by the major commercial forestry, wood processing and distribution interests operating within the Lower North Island Region, which includes, Wellington, Manawatu, Wairarapa, Taranaki, Whanganui and Tararua. It aims to provide a collective voice for the industry to enhance the business environment for forestry and wood processing in the Region, engender political and community support and provide a forum for members to jointly develop strategies on matters of common interest.

Current areas of focus are;

  • health and safety, incl drug and alcohol,
  • environment,
  • forestry as a career,
  • transport.
We require a Chief Executive Officer to help grow the SNIWC in an exciting period for the forest industry.

The successful candidate will be;
  • Well organised, with excellent attention to detail.
  • An effective and credible communicator.
  • Able to represent and communicate the SNIWC’s initiatives and strategies with local council, other industries and forestry related groups within NZ.
This is a part-time position.(20hrs/week with some flexibility) A forestry background is desirable but not essential.

If this position appeals, please apply by sending your CV and other relevant information to;

The Chair
The Southern North Island Wood Council
P O Box 23 Bulls
Ph 0274 954 802

Applications close 16th February.

For more info
Contact: The Chair
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Senior Scientist
Company/Location: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Jobs Description:
The Forest Products Innovation team performs research supporting forestry, forest products and wood processing industries. It delivers research outcomes that meet the forest industries´ needs for new products and processing systems, including engineered wood products, new product designs and improved wood recovery, processing and performance.

Further information:

Your opportunity
Operating from within Horticulture and Forestry Science, you will be involved in the development and testing of wood-based prototypes through involvement in a range of engineered wood product research projects.

Key Duties

  • Develop and deliver local, national and international forest product research activities.
  • Provide product prototyping and performance testing support to timber quality assessment projects.
  • Manage research and development projects for external clients and project stakeholders.
  • Manage Engineering Laboratory scheduling, equipment maintenance, NATA accreditation and testing methodologies.
  • Prepare high quality written reports and accurate test results’ data.
  • Possession of an Engineering (mechatronics preferred) degree or equivalent qualification in a field relevant to the position.
  • Experience in materials science, product performance testing, engineered wood products, composite product manufacture, forest product industry is desirable.
  • Strong client relationships and presentation skills.
  • Strong capacity to provide analytical support to multidisciplinary teams.
  • Current “C” class driver’s license or equivalent is required.
Job Ad Reference: QLD/264917/18
Salary per annum $91,555 - $98,635

Closing Date: Friday, 16 February 2018

Contact: Dr Robert McGavin
Phone: +61 (0) 412 341 832

For more info
Contact: Dr Robert McGavin
Phone: +61 (0) 412 341 832

Applications close: Friday, 16-Feb-2018

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Sawmill Manager

Company/Location: Tarmac Sawmilling Busbys Flat NSW

Jobs Description:
A vacancy exists within the Tarmac Group for the position of General Manager in its pine sawmilling operation based in the Northern Rivers area of NSW.

The sawmill is located just one hour inland from the coastal communities of Byron Bay, Ballina and Evans Head and close to the major commercial centres of Casino, Lismore and Grafton. The Gold Coast International Airport is a 2 hour drive away.

Built in the year 2000, the mill utilizes Scandinavian small log sawing technology through a chipper canter multi-saw line to convert 80,000 tonnes annually.

The person we are looking for will have at least 10 years of experience in sawmill management and preferably, but not essential, with a background in mechanical or electrical maintenance.

A remuneration package commensurate with experience including housing and motor vehicle will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

All responses will be kept in the strictest confidence.

Please e-mail your EOI along with a resume of experience before January 31 2018 to

For more info
Contact: Laurie Spaulding

Applications close: Wednesday, 31-Jan-2018

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Quality & Compliance Manager

Company/Location: Taranakipine

Jobs Description:
“Do it Right, First Time” - is this something you believe in and put into practise?

Taranakipine is looking for a driven, customer focussed, collaborative individual who excels in managing quality management systems.

You will be a champion in manufacturing excellence and will lead quality focused improvement initiatives eliminating waste from our business while delivering excellent quality, fully compliant products to our customers.

Based in New Plymouth, Taranakipine is a producer of engineered timber building products, supplying to NZ and international customers. This is a senior management role reporting to the CEO that works across the various Taranakipine operating teams in both a supportive and directional manner.

The role:

  • Owning and improving on our Quality Management System,
  • Control quality monitoring and reporting,
  • Lead the quality improvement program,
  • Manage compliance monitoring; both internal and third party programs,
  • Develop an understanding of technical requirements connected to the wood products industry,
  • Assist in developing operational teams on quality based outcomes using lean methodology.
The person:
  • Self-motivated, accurate, full of initiative, courageous and also fair,
  • Successful record in leading process improvement using lean thinking methods,
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working in forestry, wood processing or manufacturing businesses,
  • A relevant tertiary qualification would be ideal.
To apply for the role or seek further information contact Damon Jacobsen; or +64 (0)6 755 9776

Applications close 9th February 2018.

For more info
Contact: Damon Jacobsen
Phone: +64 (06) 755 9776
mobile: +64 027 224 9113

Applications close: Friday, 9-Feb-2018

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Site Manager

Company/Location: Bay of Plernty

Jobs Description:

  • Strong focus on lean and building a cohesive team
  • Central North Island location
  • Competitive remuneration and benefits on offer
Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts NZ manufacture a full range of wood based building products including timber, plywood and laminated veneer lumber (LVL). These products are supplied from five major manufacturing operations spread throughout New Zealand.

The Site Manager of their Tokoroa based plywood mill, after a long and successful tenure, has recently resigned to take the next step in his career. Due to this, we are now looking for an experienced leader to take the reins and take the site to the next level.

As their new leader, one of your success factors would be your ability to support our engaged and committed workforce and coach and lead their performance. A key focus of this position will be to demonstrate continuous improvement and commitment to further building the capabilities of the plant, people and processes.

You will impress us with your successful track record in a senior leadership role of a large manufacturing site. You're recognised for your effective communication skills; high level and big picture thinking capabilities and modern and professional style. You'll demonstrate a proven background of delivery to performance, safety and continuous improvement principles. To learn the technical manufacturing processes applied within this mill, your ability to quickly learn and ask the right questions will be imperative.

This is a superb opportunity to make your mark in one of New Zealand's leading timber manufacturers and achieve some remarkable outcomes showing energy and drive that befits this position. A highly competitive salary package including Superannuation and medical and other insurances are on offer.

Tokoroa is the third largest town in the Waikato Region and is just a short distance from both Taupo and Rotorua and the wider Bay of Plenty. Whether seeking to experience some of the world's best mountain biking trails, fantastic trout fishing and numerous forest walking tracks, this region delivers it all!

For a confidential chat to find out more about tapping into great production career prospects and affordable living and lifestyle opportunities in Tokoroa, please phone Mark Charles, Senior Consultant on +64 09 307 4562 or apply online.

For more info
Contact: Mark Charles
Phone: +64 09 3074562
mobile: +64 021722879
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Site Manufacturing & Operations Manager

Company/Location: Blenheim / New Zealand

Jobs Description:

The Company
Strategic, dynamic and totally customer service driven, this impressive, highly innovative building materials manufacturer is on a significant growth journey. Committed to well-defined success factors, a set of strong values underpins and forms the foundation of its culture and in turn, the behaviour of its people. With two manufacturing sites in Australia and one in New Zealand, along with multiple distribution centres, the business has a strong footprint and is on track to double its size within five years. This is an exciting business!

The Role
Reporting to the GM of Operations, you will primarily provide the leadership, direction and operational improvement strategies necessary for the manufacturing and distribution operations. To achieve the site’s KPI’s and deliver the agreed profit contribution, you will be accountable for:

  • Safety principles around zero harm

  • The development of annual business plans that meet the requirements of the Company’s strategic objectives and operational KPI’s

  • Driving rigorous operational performance and improvement in areas of Safety, Operations, Environment, Financial and Supply Chain.

  • Identifying and managing risk around human resources employed and asset maintenance and management.
The Location
This role is located in the heart of the wine-growing Marlborough region and in one of the sunniest areas of NZ. Mountains frame the area and trap summer warmth. It's a stunning location.

Tertiary qualified, with significant timber industry, manufacturing and operations management experience, you are commercially astute, and understand operational excellence and how to drive continuous improvement. Highly effective as a leader you are able to motivate, develop and optimise performance. With a safety-first approach, you are pragmatic, decisive and capable of building strong multi-stakeholder relationships and delivering effective outcomes.

A strong remuneration package will be negotiated.

For more info
Contact: Tricia Reardon
Phone: +61 3 6295 1163
mobile: +61 3 6295 1163
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Senior Wood Machinist
Company/Location: Gold Coast

Jobs Description:
A family owned manufacturer is looking to employ a senior wood machinist to join the team.

Located in the Gold Coast, this manufacturer has been manufacturing quality treated pine products to merchants and wholesalers for over 30 years.

The role will be to set and operate the machinery, sharpen knives and forklift driving. The machines that will be used moulders, bandsaw's, docking saw and stacker.

The right person for the role MUST have timber machining experience and own transport. Forklift licence while not essential will be favoured. 

Working hours will be Monday to Friday, with regular overtime available. Currently shifts are 10 hour days and finishing early on a Friday.

If you believe that you have the experience we are looking for please send your resume to

For more info
Contact: Alicia Oelkers
mobile: +61 (0)4 18449031
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