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Forest Operations Co-ordinator
Company/Location: Hikurangi Forest Farms Ltd

Jobs Description:
Hikurangi Forest Farms Ltd owns and manages 27,000ha of sustainably managed forest in the Gisborne region. All forest are within easy daily commute distance from the office base located in Gisborne city

The position offers an excellent opportunity for personal and career growth with a stable forest owner. Key functions of the role are coordinating the forest establishment, silviculture tending, forest maintenance and protection operations whilst ensuring health, safety & environmental standards of the contractor workforce are achieved.

Applicants should have;

  • A sound practical background of forest establishment and silviculture operations
  • Experience in technical forestry applications
  • Good physical fitness
  • Computer literacy skills
If you feel you already have the skills or are very motivated to grow into this position with training then apply with a CV to;

Forest Operations Manager
Hikurangi Forest Farms Ltd
PO Box 242
Gisborne 4040

Applications close: 2nd October 2015 at 5pm For further details;
Phone: +64 06 867 9799
Fax: +64 06 867 9775

For more info
Contact: Forest Operations Manager
Phone: +64 06 867 9799
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Forest Supervisor

Company/Location: Northland Forest Managers / Kerikeri

Jobs Description:
Northland Forest Managers is a Kerikeri based company managing forest estates in Northland for over 20 years. The team at NFM enjoys a great working environment, with new learning opportunities and a variety of interesting work. We undertake our operations to the highest safety and environmental standards while maximising the return to the forest owners.

An opportunity has arisen for a Forester to join the Kerikeri team.
You will be budgeting, scheduling and planning forestry operations that occur from pre-establishment through to the forest being ready for harvest. Operations will include spraying, planting, tending, inventory, fertiliser, forest health and other matters as required.

To be successful you will have;

  • A tertiary qualification in forestry or related, land based management area of focus.
  • 2 or more years experience in forest management, or land based management.
  • Excellent personal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
Having a can-do attitude, willing to get involved and be part of a great team while working safely are essential elements to your success.

You are with a team of 3 people, the Forestry Manager, based in Kerikeri and another supervisor based in Dargaville.

A company vehicle is available.

You must already be eligible to work in New Zealand and hold a full clean drivers licence.

For more info
Contact: Neil Geerkens
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Harvesting Manager

Company/Location: Jensen Logging

Jobs Description:
Jensen Logging is a well-established and well respected logging company based in the Central North Island of New Zealand.

We operate multiple crews in Ground-Based Clear Fell and Production Thinnings operations which produce a total of approximately 800,000 cubic meters per year.

We pride ourselves on being a family owned and operated company who value the 55 employees working with us to ensure the success, reputation and sustainability of our company.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning, management and reporting of Harvest Operations
  • Ensure production targets are meet safety and consistently
  • Management, supervision and communication with crews and contractors
  • Establishment and management of day to day operations
  • Management of Health & Safety programme of crews and company
Key attributes:
  • Must have minimum 5 years logging experience (practical and/or supervisory) with preference for individuals with logging management skills
  • Excellent communicator
  • Proactive attitude with ability to drive a thinking culture
  • Ability to work unsupervised and use own initiative
  • Good understanding of the Health and Safety Work ACT 2015 and the responsibilities of individuals under the ACT
  • Computer competence with Word/Excel knowledge
  • Vision for the future with positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Solid work ethic with a love of the outdoors
This is an exciting new position due to expansion within our company. If you are a motivated and committed person who enjoys variety and flexibility within your career please feel welcome to apply by emailing your CV to

Applications close 29th September 2017.

Applications for this position will be held in the strictest confidence.

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

Jensen Logging has a strong commitment to providing a safe and productive working environment. As such, any applicant will be required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

For more info
Contact: Rachael Brown
mobile: +64 027 6912444

Applications close: Friday, 29-Sep-2017

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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Chief Executive

Company/Location: Forestry Industry Contractors Association - FICA

Jobs Description:

  • Pivotal senior leadership role
  • Drive growth and deliver benefit to NZ’s Forestry Industry
  • Location negotiable
The Forestry Industry Contractors Association (FICA) is a dynamic organisation committed to promoting growth and improved safety and efficiency amongst forestry contractors for the benefit of New Zealand’s Forestry Industry. FICA achieves this by offering a wide range of services including: lobbying, advocacy, education and bringing people together.

The new full time Chief Executive role has been created to drive and implement FICA’s strategy and take the organisation to the next level.

Reporting to the Board the key focus of this role will be to execute the vision, advocating with key stakeholders, delivering FICA services, collaborating and building business networks, growing the membership and value-added services offered. You’ll also take a lead role in the implementation of the National Contractor Certification Programme.

This key senior role also takes responsibility for the overall operation of the organisation including marketing, project and event coordination, board correspondence, accounts and general administration.

The location and operational details are negotiable.

The successful person will be focused and driven, demonstrating strong commercial acumen, and the ability to build exceptional networks. They will also have a high level of leadership presence and demonstrate a passion for business growth.

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a real difference to the future of the forestry industry.

Applications close Monday 2nd October, 2017

To view the job description or to apply please visit

For more info
Contact: Jessica Rolinson
Phone: +64 03 5468649
mobile: +64 027 3168888

Applications close: Monday, 2-Oct-2017

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Manager - Northern Wood Procurement – Northland

Jobs Description:

  • Are you ready for the next step in your forestry career?
  • Use your forestry background in this business critical procurement position
  • Be based at our Whangarei mill and take charge of log procurement
  • A region offering plenty of opportunities: affordable living, superb climate and great outdoors lifestyle PLUS career opportunities in our Fibre team.
Carter Holt Harvey Wood Products is a leading Australasian wood processing company that is committed to delivering leading products and customer service. We are focused on transforming our organisation through outstanding performance, innovation and leadership.

We are looking for a Wood Procurement Manager to join our National fibre supply team based in Northland. This position will be responsible for purchasing the logs required to feed our Northern operations, including the management of existing long term supply and researching new purchasing opportunities to maximise value to our business while ensuring a safe working environment for everyone at our site.

You'll have a tertiary qualification in forestry, marketing, or commerce with a strong commercial focus and experience in Forestry or related industry. You'll pride yourself on your proven negotiation skills and your strong analytical ability.

In return for your experience, we offer a salary that will reflect your qualifications and experience, as well as an excellent benefits package including insurances, medical benefits and subsidised retirement savings.

From sand dunes to volcanic cones, from rolling pasture to craggy headlands fringed by picturesque Pacific beaches, Northland is home to fine foods, a passionate history, a pristine harbour, and a thriving arts culture giving you the opportunity to work in the far north of New Zealand with its relaxed lifestyle and great mix of work and pleasure. Blessed by a warm climate and plenty of sunshine hours, the locals love it here and you will too! We look forward to hearing from you.

For more information on working for us, please visit our careers website at and apply online.

For more info
Contact: Apply Online
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Green Mill Manager
Company/Location: SE Pine, Mount Gambier, South Australia

Jobs Description:
South East Pine Sales operates a forestry products business manufacturing timber products for local and export markets. Employing over 40 people across two States, South East Pine markets timber products into construction, decorative, landscaping and packaging markets. SE Pine has undertaken extensive works in recent years across its green mill, kiln and dry-mill operations and is committed to re-investing in its business.

The position requires a suitably qualified, experienced and ambitious Manager who is committed to ensuring our organization operates to best practice with people, production operations and safety. The manager will be responsible for the people, equipment, product and practices of the green mill from receiving logs to delivering product to the kiln process. The Manager will be leading a team of 10-15 people and will work closely with site management. South East Pine is committed to expanding the capability, role and remuneration of employees that demonstrate the required ambition and ability, offering the Manager opportunity for career progression.

Key Accountabilities

  • Setting and monitoring achievement of production targets
  • Ensuring log meets contracted specification
  • Coordinating green mill staff
  • Developing green mill staff capabilities
  • Assisting kiln staff in optimising their production schedules
  • Working with maintenance staff in scheduling preventative maintenance
  • Working with site management to improve the green mill process
  • Implementing relevant Work Health Safety policy & procedure
Person Specifications
  • Self-starting and able to work with limited supervision
  • A basic understanding of engineering processes, mechanisms and machine operations
  • Basic knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Good analytical, diagnostic and hands-on practical skills
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • Strong commitment and desire to learn and achieve
Contact Pam Breese contact details below.

For more info
Contact: Pam Breese
Phone: +61 (08) 8739 9200
mobile: +61 0418 838 375

Applications close: Friday, 6-Oct-2017

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Wood Machinist

Company/Location: Hyne Timber

Jobs Description:
Leading Timber Manufacturer Requires Skilled and Trade Qualified Wood Machinist!

Hyne Timber is a national, leading manufacturer and distributor of structural and engineered timber products. Tumbarumba is home to one of its world class manufacturing sites boasting large scale, high volume and state of the art technology.

We currently have a very rare opportunity for a trade qualified Wood Machinist to join the team in the Drymill - Tumbarumba. This role requires specific skills and qualifications in this field. Therefore, only those who meet this essential criteria are able to be considered.

Country charm, outdoor adventure, picturesque surrounds and community spirit. These are just a few common descriptors of Tumbarumba situated on the southern slopes of the NSW Snowy Mountains. Surrounded by mountain peaks, natural bushland, vineyards, lush agricultural pastures and crystal clear streams, there is no end of activities for the whole family.

Due to the nature of this vacancy, this role will only suit applicants who currently reside, or are planning to relocate to the Tumbarumba region.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the safety of yourself and others at work
  • Live by the Hyne Timber values (Safety, collaboration, be responsible, be proactive, respect and honesty)
  • Comply with training modules, work instructions and relevant procedures
  • Operate planer and feed works to process kiln dried timber using information technology devices
  • Grind and set up planer heads
  • High level of equipment housekeeping in particular the planer room and surrounding areas
About You:
  • It is essential that you are a significantly experienced and Trade Qualified Wood Machinist to be considered
  • Essential – Experience operating equipment and handling material in operational environment
  • Essential - Demonstrated computer literacy skills
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Work, Health and Safety
  • Demonstrated verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and to be proactive
  • Have the ability to work within a team and in collaboration with others
  • Availability and willingness to work flexible hours including shift work
Please submit your application outlining your skills/qualifications and addressing the essential criteria ASAP. Immediate start available for the successful person.

Please note, this is a re-advertised position. Previous applicants need not apply.

For more info
Contact: Applications must be via Hyne website Career section
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Treatment Plant Operator
Company/Location: Koppers Wood Products Pty Ltd, Takura, Hervey Bay, Queensland

Jobs Description:
Koppers Wood Products Pty Ltd - Takura Plant

Must be willing to work both Day & Afternoon shifts Monday - Friday

Experience is preferred

Email resume to:

Closing date Friday 06/10/2017

Koppers is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from females and males

For more info
Contact: David Chapman
Phone: +61 07 4191 3800
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Remanufacturing Finger Jointer / Optimisation Tech

Company/Location: Red Stag Timber - Waipa Mill, Rotorua

Jobs Description:
Located 5 minutes south of the Rotorua CBD, Red Stag Timber operates Waipa Mill, New Zealand’s largest timber manufacturing site. Using leading edge technology the Mill is currently producing 550,000m3 per annum and is focused on providing quality structural timber for the NZ domestic and overseas export markets. We are currently looking to fill the following roles:


An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Remanufacturing plant for an experienced Finger Joint Operator and/or Optimisation Technician. This is a fulltime position with hours of work being 40hrs/week Monday to Thursday from 5.00am to 3.40pm, plus Friday overtime/maintenance as required.

The preferred candidate will be a hands-on and capable person who will:

  • Hold NZQA L4 Finger Jointing or related qualification, or has technical skills in configuring and operating optimised docking lines using Woodeye or Luxscan equipment.
  • Have minimum 5 years recent work experience in a similar Remanufacturing plant operation
  • Have experience operating a high-speed (120 lug/min) Western pneumatic lug jointer or a Grecon Turbo S batch jointer
  • Be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of machine and workplace safety
  • Has experience using industrial adhesives
  • Possess an excellent eye for detail and accuracy, and knowledge of quality systems
TIMBER MACHINIST – 6-10 PLANER Afternoon Shift

Working 4 x 10 hour shifts Monday to Thursday from 3.40pm to 2.20am, this role will report to the Technical Co-ordinator. There will be the opportunity for paid overtime (T1.5) as required.

Key Tasks include:
  • Safe set up, operation and maintenance of the 610 planer, Western and Grecon Finger Jointers.
  • Knife room duties.
  • Problem solving, process analysis and trouble shooting.
  • Health & Safety, environmental and quality focus.
Previous experience in running Stetson Ross Planers is preferred, as is a Timber Machining qualification (or an equivalent Trade Certificate). Reliability, safe work practices and a can-do attitude are essential.

Reliable, physically fit team players with a “safety first” attitude are sought for these skilled roles and join the Red Stag team. Pre-employment drug testing and medical screening applies.

Application forms are available on or by emailing Melissa Bennett, People & Safety Manager Ph. +64 (07) 349-5874

Completed application form and brief CV, including copies of relevant qualifications to be received by 4.00pm, Monday 2nd October 2017

For more info
Contact: Melissa Bennett
Phone: +64 (07) 349-5874
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