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Harvest Supervisor

Company/Location: Tauranga

Jobs Description:
IFS Growth is a successful and growing forestry management and investment business.
We are looking for a Harvest Supervisor to join the team in our new central North Island region - which will stretch from Waikato to Ruapehu. As a new region for the business you will initially help establish operations and work with the Regional Manager to grow the forestry estate under our management.

Your principal responsibilities are to manage the harvest planning, road construction and maintenance programmes across our forests in the region. Supervision of the contracted harvest crews is the key requirement of the role, so excellent communication skills are essential.

Other key skills required:

  • Strong analytical ability
  • Proficient in the use of spreadsheets
  • Excellent organisational skills, in particular time management
  • Proven project management and planning experience
  • A team player, with ability to work with colleagues around the country
  • Work well under pressure.
You will ideally have at least 5 years professional forestry experience and a practical knowledge of health, safety and environmental management.

For more information or a confidential discussion please contact or +64 021-08334633.

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Contact: Tracey Wayte
Phone: +64 021 08334633
mobile: +64 021 08334633

Applications close: Thursday, 1-Mar-2018

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Forest Management

Land Resources Manager

Company/Location: Timberlands / Rotorua

Jobs Description:
Timberlands Ltd is a world leading Forestry Management Company based in Rotorua, New Zealand. Acting on behalf of the Kaingaroa Timberlands Partnership, Timberlands manages New Zealand’s largest plantation forest, the 189,000 ha Kaingaroa Forest Estate.

The Role:
We are looking for an exceptional Land Resources Manager to proactively handle all land related matters on behalf of Timberlands and our clients. You will be instrumental in building solid relationships and acting as intermediary with our land owners to ensure compliance by all parties on forestry leases, rights, licences and various other legal agreements. To be successful in this role you will need to keep abreast of all legislation and regulatory changes affecting our land-use obligations and ensure these are documented and communicated to the relevant stakeholders. In addition, you will be responsible for ensuring that all easements and other land-use instruments are in place including managing the Rating Objection process and maintaining the information in our Land Database.

The Candidate:
As our ideal candidate you will have proven negotiation skills, a sensitivity to Maori culture and an aptitude for building productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will be a self-starter with planning, documenting and communication as your forte. You will have the ability to drive projects to completion while managing a busy work load. You will be able to think clearly under pressure, retain professionalism and adapt to changing circumstances. Preferably you will hold a tertiary qualification in Forestry or in another land based field and have 3-5 years of relevant forestry, commercial/legal experience. A knowledge of Maori culture and protocol would be an advantage.

The Offer:
We can offer the successful applicant a competitive salary plus benefits, a great work environment with a collaborative team and a fantastic office location.

This position is permanent and full time.

Applicants for this position must be currently eligible to work in New Zealand.

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 1281

The closing date for applications is Friday 23 Feb 2018

For more info
Contact: Monique Denny
Phone: +64 07 343 1070

Applications close: Friday, 2-Mar-2018

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Forest Estate & Resources Manager

Jobs Description:

  • Strategic technical forest & commercial resource management focus
  • Expanding, long established integrated grower & processor group
  • Attractive salary package; career prospects & regional Victorian lifestyle
As a key member of the Senior Management Team, you will contribute to the organization's strategic vision and annual/ quarterly business plans and lead a small but very capable team. The primary purpose of your influential role is to manage all aspects of the plantation forest estate and resource procurement activities to meet business objectives. You will control an annual budget of approximately $A100m and interface with key supplier and domestic/export customer relationships.

In respect to the estate, you will be expected to proactively manage the financial, environmental, and operational performance of the plantations to achieve ROI/value optimization, safety and risk mitigation objectives. Specific responsibilities include: estate planning, valuation, silviculture, harvesting and haulage activities with contractors and consultants; FSC and SFM certification programs; spatial systems and the ongoing health, quality, improvement and growth of the plantations.

In the externally focused resource procurement component, you will be responsible for managing established wood supply agreements ensuring that resource supplies of the appropriate quality, specification and volume, are secured to meet production demands within targeted cost parameters. You are to explore opportunities to expand the resource base as required.

Founded over 60 years ago, our client is proud of its stable and fully Australian owned heritage and environmental/sustainability and safety record. Headquartered in Victoria’s South-Western District, the company is a respected integrated grower and processor of a high-quality range of timber products and is a significant employer in and contributor to the community. Importantly, it is on the threshold of significant, planned growth through strategic local and interstate acquisitions which will offer many new professional challenges.

We seek an appropriately tertiary qualified and consummate forestry professional with a broad background which has prepared them to successfully take on and manage the key technical and commercial responsibilities described above. Strategic, technically competent, commercially savvy, you will be an accomplished, inspiring leader of people and have the potential to accept increased responsibilities in the future.

To apply, please submit your application to Allan Rae, Principal at Rae Consulting Pty Ltd at quoting reference number R31047. Initial enquiries may be directed to Allan on +61 418 323 743.

For more info
Contact: Allan Rae
mobile: +61 418 323 743.
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Forest Technician
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation/ Batemans Bay NSW

Jobs Description:

  • Enjoy a challenging yourself physically in the great outdoors?
  • Want to work in one of the most picturesque locations on the south coast?
  • Great opportunity to work for an environmentally responsible employer that manages one of our most sustainable natural resources
At Forestry Corporation we pride ourselves on being the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in New South Wales. We manage recreation, environmental sustainability and renewable timer production in more than two million hectares of NSW State forests. We have an opportunity for a Forest Technician in the Batemans Bay area. Find out more about Forestry Corporation by going to

About the role
As a Forest Technician for Forestry Corporation you will spend your days in the great outdoors travelling to different state forests in the Batemans Bay Area, walking through the terrain to conduct forest mark-up and associated surveys in preparation for harvesting operations. The Forest Technician plays a critical role in ensuring environmental compliance of harvesting operations. This role will provide you with the opportunity to work in a team of very experienced forestry staff allowing you to learn about forestry procedures, systems, regulations and timber products.

Additionally, the Forest Technician plays an important role in the region’s fire management activities. The successful candidate will be required to undertake active frontline firefighting duties and be available for afterhours fire standby on a rostered basis.

For more information about the role & how to apply please visit

Applications Close 2/03/2018

For more info
Contact: Shane Clohesy

Applications close: Friday, 2-Mar-2018

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Inventory Forester
Company/Location: Timberlands Pacific Pty Ltd/Launceston, Tasmania

Jobs Description:
Timberlands Pacific Pty Ltd is an independent, privately owned Forest Management company with 100,000 productive hectares under management. We are seeking to appoint an Inventory Forester to join our Technical team, based at our Northern Tasmanian office. This role is an outstanding opportunity for a detail focused individual, who enjoys analysing data with a desire to experience forest inventory from grass-roots through to contract management.

Reporting to the Resources Forester, this role includes:

  • Coordinate Timberlands Pacific’s forest mensuration activities, with emphasis on program planning, field supervision, auditing and overseeing of contractor WH&S systems.
  • Coordinate research trial set-up and measurement.
  • Maintain a stand record system with latest forest inventory data to facilitate planning across all levels.
  • Assist with preparation of annual budgets, forecasts and reporting.
Preference will be given to applicants with the following:
  • A tertiary qualification in forestry, or a relevant science discipline.
  • Or practical experience in resources forestry.
  • Experienced in collection and analysis of natural resource data.
  • Competent user of computer database systems, inventory software, yield and growth applications and spreadsheets.
  • Effective organisational, time management, communication and people skills.
If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in:
You can request a Position Description by emailing:

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

The closing date for applications is February 28th 2018.

For more info
Contact: Gayle Quin

Applications close: Wednesday, 28-Feb-2018

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Forest Business Modeller
Company/Location: Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd

Jobs Description:
We have an opportunity for a self-motivated individual with exceptional business modelling skills to join our Forests team at our Whirinaki mill site north of Napier.

In this newly created role you will be responsible for improving the forestry division's business simulation and analytical capability. You will take ownership and become the expert user of our Remsoft application and deliver modelling tools that provide an optimal platform to deliver forest wood supply plans and financial forecasts. You will also provide technical support for initiatives that further grow our forestry business and enhance profitability.

To be successful in this role you must be capable of working independently in a small dynamic team, have a strong aptitude for modelling, analysing business processes and managing large volumes of data. You will have a business focused approach, a keen eye for detail and be capable of conceptualising and resolving difficult problems.

You will also ideally have the following attributes:

  • Tertiary qualification in Forestry, Business or Operations Research
  • 5 years+ in a business modelling role within a primary industry
  • Solid understanding of SQL databases and queries
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Remsoft and ArcGIS preferred
  • A pro-active "can do" attitude
To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 3989951.

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For more info
Contact: Ms. Wendy Chittock

Applications close: Wednesday, 28-Feb-2018

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Harvest Engineer – Gisborne
Company/Location: Ernslaw One Limited

Jobs Description:
Here is an exciting opportunity to join Ernslaw One; a dynamic company which owns and manages forests with offices & forest estate throughout New Zealand. Ernslaw has an established reputation as a long-term member of the NZ forest industry and for the support and loyalty it offers to its staff.

The role of Harvest Engineer is unique in that it provides a wealth of variety and challenges. Main responsibilities include overseeing road construction and contractor management; harvest planning; GIS and database management; CHPS analysis, preparing associated resource consent applications; and upholding H&S requirements. Ernslaw offers the flexibility of self-managing your workload, training opportunities, and a great team representing a variety of strengths. We’re open to diversifying, growing and taking on new ideas. We are looking for the right attitude and an aptitude for learning and creative problem solving.

Serious consideration will be given to applicants with:

  • A tertiary qualification in engineering, geology or forestry;
  • Experience/knowledge of engineering, roading or harvesting;
  • Ability in managing contractors;
Ernslaw One Ltd is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment. The successful applicant would require a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol assessment.

Call Megan Costello on Ph +64 027 808 6438 or email to discuss the position further and for a copy of the position description and application form. A letter of application with a CV should be submitted by Wednesday 7th March 2018.

For more info
Contact: Megan Costello
mobile: +64 027 808 6438
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Harvest Operations Coordinator, Canterbury
Company/Location: Rayonier Matariki Forests

Jobs Description:
Rayonier Matariki Forests is one of the largest forestry companies in New Zealand with more than 120,000 hectares of plantations across the country. With 90 employees and approx. 700 of the best contractors in NZ, we deliver quality logs into both the domestic and export markets.

We make safety everyone’s top priority at Rayonier and because it is important to us, we do everything we can to look after the land and the people working on it. We provide a great working environment - challenging our people with continuous learning and interesting projects.

We are currently seeking a new team member for our Canterbury region, based in Rangiora. This is an operational role that requires strong relationship management skills and the ability to drive improvements throughout our supply chain through new technology.

Reporting to the Production Manager, this role has key responsibilities in:

  • managing harvesting crews in a mechanised environment
  • coordinating woodflow logistics
  • participating in innovation projects and deploying technology in the forest
  • meeting customer expectations with quality and value recovery
  • assisting with road engineering and harvest planning
  • leading and supporting health and safety within the business
  • focusing on sustainability and looking after the land
Your sound practical knowledge of forestry operations, good commercial acumen and great communication skills, will be key to your success in this role. You will need to be proactive and have the courage to challenge the status quo.

A qualification in forestry, and suitable relevant experience within the industry is preferred, but not essential. Knowledge of mechanised processors and optimisation technology, or experience with SilviA software would be considered an asset.

Applications can be forwarded to Jo Harbin, with a CV and brief letter outlining experience and qualifications

For more info
Contact: Jo Harbin
Phone: +64 09 357 9122

Applications close: Friday, 9-Mar-2018

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GIS Technician

Company/Location: Woodnet 2005 Limited

Jobs Description:
In November 2017, FOMS – a solid log harvest and marketing company purchased Woodnet to provide a total value chain service offering to our joint clients.

Due to the expanding workload we have a vacancy in Woodnet, for a competent and experienced GIS Technician. Woodnet is located in the Wairarapa adjacent to great surfing, fishing, hunting, schooling, the occasional cafe and realistically priced accommodation.

We provide a wide range of services based around the forest industry including ETS/Carbon consulting, marginal/alternate land use assessments, forest inventory, forest valuation, forest sales and marketing, forest management etc…

Many areas of the business involve land assessment and use of GIS software. Although we have used QGIS open source software until recently, we are now changing to ARCGIS and, with increasing demand and variety of projects, a new position has been created based predominantly around the GIS skill base.

The successful applicant will need to hit the ground running and therefore have relevant qualifications and excellent working knowledge of ARCGIS and ideally Geomaster. The ideal candidate will be passionate, solution focussed, flexible, and willing to learn as well as assist others within the team.

The role will provide valuable experience into a wide variety of fields within the land use/forestry arena. Although predominantly GIS based, opportunities will likely occur to work on other projects also and travel within New Zealand if desired.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to join our friendly team in this exciting role.

Applications close 2 March 2018.

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

For more info
Contact: Stuart Orme - General Manager
Phone: +64 06 3702068

Applications close: Friday, 2-Mar-2018

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Forestry Harvesting

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 2 March 2018

For more info
Contact: Monique Denny
Phone: +64 07 343 1070
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Harvesting Forester

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Plantations / Mt Gambier

Jobs Description:

  • Excellent career development opportunity
  • Suits passionate forester with mix of stakeholder engagement and tech skills
  • Work closely with a close knit team and contractors to achieve targets
  • Mt Gambier location (relocation assistance provided)
OneFortyOne Plantations is well recognised as a leading forest grower in Australia. A progressive company, they combine strong 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 a is to build a dynamic industry in and around our forests. They recently announced their intention to vertically integrate through the proposed acquisition of the region’s largest timber mill. Operationally they recently partnered with Trimble Forestry to implement a new centralised dispatch system commencing 1st January 2018 and have engaged with Remsoft to build Crew Scheduler, the latest software in operational optimisation. OFO contractors are progressive and they work closely with them to bring the benefits of partnerships and technological best practice.

As a result of internal moves they now have an exciting opportunity for a talented Harvesting Forester to join the team. You will be responsible for the co-ordination and execution of plantation harvesting activities to achieve targets, with a clear focus on customer needs, value recovery, and maintaining high workplace health, safety and environmental standards.

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

For further information and a confidential conversation please contact Andy Grant at Grant Executive Search on +61 03 8601 1199 or send your CV to

For more info
Contact: Andy Grant
Phone: +61 03 8601 1199
mobile: +61 03 8601 1199
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Harvesting Manager

Company/Location: Burapha Agro-Forestry / Vientiane - Lao PDR

Jobs Description:
Burapha Agro-Forestry Co. Ltd. is a forest owner, manager and wood processor based in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The company has eucalyptus, acacia hybrid and teak plantations in Central Lao PDR, to supply its own saw and plywood mills, as well as round log and woodchip to domestic and international markets. The company has a strong commitment to environmental responsibility, improving livelihoods in rural villages and supporting the sustainable development goals of the Lao PDR.

Burapha Agro-Forestry Co. Ltd. is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Forester to take on the role of Harvesting Manager, based in Vientiane, Lao PDR.

Key tasks:

  • Preparation and execution of operational plans, considering sales requirements, terrain, weather and harvesting systems.
  • Strategic and tactical planning, utilizing harvest yield predictions and log optimization to increase the value of the forest and meet delivered log requirements into the future.
  • Developing harvesting and transport systems.
  • Management of contractors to meet productivity, quality, health, safety and environmental obligations.
  • Procedure development, monitoring and reporting.
Preferred qualifications and experience:
  • 2 to 5 years experience in harvesting management or planning.
  • Knowledge of harvesting and transport systems.
  • Experience in harvesting, transport and contractor management.
  • GIS and other database management skills including forest management systems (FMS).
Applicants without all the above qualifications are still encouraged to apply.

Preferred traits:
  • Adventurous, self-motivated and open minded.
  • Excellent communicator and team player.
  • Ability to build strong working relationship with colleagues from many different cultures.
  • Ability to periodically work in remote areas in a developing nation with a tropical climate and mountainous terrain.
  • Interested in helping the development of rural village communities.
  • A real focus on productivity and high-quality work.
If this sounds like your next career move, then please register your interest by 15 March 2018. Send your expression of interest, cover letter and CV to

For enquiries contact:
Luke McWhirter (Chief Forester) -
Martin Forsen (CEO) -

For more info
Contact: Luke McWhirter

Applications close: Thursday, 15-Mar-2018

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Saw Doctor - Whangarei

Company/Location: Carter Holt Harvery Woodproducts

Jobs Description:

  • Learn from some of the best in the Sawmilling industry
  • Solid hourly rate plus benefits - Superannuation and Health Care scheme
  • Highly supportive team, new in-house team
Set yourself up for a successful long term career and learn from some of the best in the industry in sunny Northland!

Our Whangarei saw milling operation is comprised of green mill, kiln drying, planer mill production and some timber treatment processes. With a history of success and a proven track record manufacturing high quality wood products, our Whangarei team are looking to further increase operational performance in 2018.

We’re offering qualified Saw Doctors, who hold a minimum level 3 Trade Certificate in Saw Doctoring, and uphold the highest standards of health and safety, the opportunity to join our business in Whangarei permanently and grow your career with us.

Bring your enthusiasm and motivation to the position! Your strong work ethic and personal drive to meet targets are essential along with excellent communication skills. Experience with high strain band saws would be an advantage.

You’ll report to the Saw Shop Supervisor and work with an experienced team. The hours of work are 5:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Thursday with overtime requirements.

You’ll receive every day coaching and development from your manager and the leaders and the team around you. You’ll be rewarded with a market competitive rate, a comprehensive benefits package including medical care plan, personal insurances and a generous superannuation scheme with CHH contributions.

For more information on working for us, and to apply online, please go to

For more info
Contact: Tracey Sharpe
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Shift Process Manager - Tokoroa

Company/Location: Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts

Jobs Description:

  • Leadership, leadership, leadership and location!
  • Be part of building high performing teams at our Plywood Operation
  • Join New Zealand’s leader in Wood products and build YOUR career
We’re keen to speak with results focused, driven and engaged manufacturing leaders to join us in this newly created position.

If you’ve recently discovered that leading people is your forte, then this could be an excellent next step for you or the change in direction you’ve been waiting for. You may live locally, or you may be looking for an opportunity to move to the Central North Island, where lifestyle is the key and housing is affordable.

Our Tokoroa Plywood team has over 280 employees, who are dedicated to producing quality products, enjoying constant learning and challenges and have an appreciation for family and community. Working alongside some of the best in the industry, under a well-established leadership team, this is an opportunity for you to make your mark and build a future with New Zealand’s leading timber manufacturer, as we shape our production team with newly created positions across our Operations.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, this is your chance to shape your production leadership experience through leading and coaching our Leading Hands and Production Operators. You will be driving improvements and managing a variety of operational challenges, and ensuring efficiency is maximised and targets are met.

Your objective will be to understand the business drivers to ensure maximum production is safely achieved whilst upholding quality. You’ll quickly appreciate how to manage resources to achieve results. With a diverse range of key accountabilities you’ll be well equipped to initiate and influence continuous improvements across operational performance.

Above all else you’ll promote a positive Health and Safety culture and collaborate with other teams to achieve company goals. Your communication skills and ability to have courageous conversations at all levels will be the key to your success!

With sound knowledge of MS Word and Excel and ideally SAP, you’ll be someone who enjoys analysing data and measuring your team’s performance with a view on generating future profitable production plans. We are open to considering applicants from a variety of manufacturing industries and will provide full training for the manufacturing processes in our Ply Mill operations.

In return for your experience, you’ll be rewarded with a market competitive base salary, a comprehensive benefits package including medical care plan, personal insurances and a generous superannuation scheme with CHH contributions. We also offer support with relocation expenses if you’re ready to make a move to our region. For more information on working for us please go to our careers website

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!

To tap into great production career prospects and affordable living and lifestyle opportunities in Tokoroa, please apply online.

For more info
Contact: Tracey Sharpe
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General Manager, Kaituna Sawmill, Marlborough

Jobs Description:

  • Modern processing facility producing highly regarded timber products
  • Bring your exceptional leadership skills
  • Competetitive remuneration package
Kaituna Sawmill produces:
  • High-grade appearance products suitable for furniture and finishing timbers
  • High-grade treated products suitable for outdoor use and in structural applications
  • Cut of log and industrial grade
  • 115,000 cubic metres of log per annum with growth potential
Kaituna Sawmill, based in Marlborough, is a substantial part of the Nelson Forests business. Throughout the past decade, we have infused $25 million into modern facilities and systems including state of the art updates in 2017.

In December 2017 Nelson Forests signed an agreement to sell its business to OneFortyOne (pending OIO approval) and we are excited about being part of a growing forestry business that shares our values and commitment to domestic processing, vertical integration, long-term sustainability, people and surrounding communities.

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen within our business for a General Manager to lead our Sawmill operation. The position reports to the Nelson based Managing Director.

The role is an important part of the Nelson Forests Leadership team, and has a high level of autonomy within this vertically integrated businesses with a secure log supply.

The General Manager will lead the Kaituna Sawmill’s management team to motivate and engage the workforce, with safety as a top priority. Nelson Forests is a Lean Manufacturing business and will require your input to lead and enhance our culture of continuous improvement and innovation. International travel with your Sales & Marketing Manager will be required to Australia and Asia throughout the year, to expand our international markets.

If you don’t have Sawmill experience, you will have transferable experience from a Factory, Processing or Manufacturing background.

The mill employs approximately 70 staff who are motivated and committed team members, supported by our investment in people, training and development. Nelson Forests is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace and has a pre-employment, post incident and reasonable cause testing programme in place.

If you believe you have the skills and experience necessary to contribute to a result focused company, please direct any enquiries or forward your application to Christelle Orchard,
+64 03 543 8119 or

Find out more about our Sawmill here:

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Contact: Christelle Orchard
Phone: +64 03 543 8119
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Sawmill Manager
Company/Location: Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology - Rotorua - Bay of Plenty

Jobs Description:
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of New Zealand’s newest, and the Bay of Plenty’s largest, tertiary education provider.

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is one of New Zealand’s largest Institutes of Technology serving the Bay of Plenty and South Waikato regions with major campuses in Rotorua, Tauranga, Whakatane, Taupo and Tokoroa, and learning centres spread across the region.

The Sawmill Manager is a member of the Forest Management and Wood Processing Team and is responsible for the overall management and coordination of the production of timber products on the Waipa Campus site, contributing to the overall direction, management and success of the Faculty’s programmes.

More specifically the Sawmill Manager will:

  • Lead a team of wood manufacturing operational staff to deliver timber products that enable delivery of education and training programmes to meet the needs of the region and the institution;
  • Support the Programme Manager to identify opportunities for new development that respond to identified needs;
  • Ensure commercial operations are resourced to deliver as specified and approved, and to meet quality standards;
  • Ensure all necessary sawmill and commercial operational information is completed and available to the Programme Manager, Faculty Operations Manager and teaching staff;
  • Ensure all institutional policies and procedures are followed;
  • Provide operational production leadership for their team;
  • Champion excellence in wood manufacturing processes supporting delivery of training and foster continuous improvement through evidence informed reflective practice;
  • Teach and/or research as agreed or required.
As a responsible employer and education provider, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is committed to the protection of children and vulnerable persons and applies relevant policy and practice to meet this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undergo relevant vetting and employment checks.

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Contact: Gordon Acres
Phone: +64 07 3468682

Applications close: Friday, 2-Mar-2018

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Manufacturing Dry Mill Manager

Company/Location: Tarpeena, South Australia

Jobs Description:
Timberlink Australia is a leading edge international producer of softwood timber products for both domestic and export markets. Timberlink has grown to become a modern, multi-country business that employs almost 550 people, delivering scale and flexibility. Our focus is on growing value not volume. Our strategy for success isn’t complicated; we continue to build a professional, high performing, customer focused business.

We currently have a vacancy for a Manufacturing Manager responsible for the Drymill/Kilns Departments. You will direct and lead team members to ensure the key targets are met in line with site business plan. We are seeking someone with strong leadership skills and extensive experience in manufacturing or engineering in a leadership role, or from the timber industry. In this role, you will work as part of the leadership group for the site, leading all areas of safety and compliance, as well as setting annual budgets for area and contributing to budget planning.

This permanent, full time position reports directly to the Production Manager. This role will be based at our Tarpeena sawmill in South Australia.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Playing a key leadership role in the safety and well-being of our employees; Actively promote a safe working culture
  • Managing the drymill and kiln schedules to standard operating procedures
  • Looking for opportunities across both sections to improve value and take out costs
  • Meeting and formulating action plans with key operational personnel on a regular basis to address issue and improve performance
  • Actively coach and mentor teams and direct report to problem solve and innovate
Qualifications and Qualities that you will bring to Timberlink:
  • Extensive in a manufacturing, engineering or timber environment
  • Qualifications in engineering, management and leadership, with proven working experience
  • Strong technical skills and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience in driving culture change
  • Understanding and motivating others to focus on and achieve key performance indicators.
Timberlink is an equal opportunity employer, we encourage all applicants with the RIGHT TO WORK in Australia to apply.

If you would like to know more, or wish to apply for the role, please submit your application including your cover letter and CV to Please note that applications close by Friday 2nd March 2018.

No agencies or cold calling please!

For more info
Contact: Paula Mudge
Phone: +61 3 9212 7421
mobile: +61 3 9212 7426

Applications close: Friday, 2-Mar-2018

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Kiln Operator - Dannevirke

Company/Location: Kiwi Lumber (Dannevirke) Limited

Jobs Description:

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


There is an opportunity at our Dannevirke site for an experienced kiln operator to join our team. This is a full time position and the successful applicant will be required to work on alternate weekends and on call as required.


The successful applicant would have the following qualities:

  • Self-motivated, with a positive, committed and energetic approach
  • Computer literacy with an excellent eye for detail
  • Excellent rapport with people
  • A team player who is able to manage multiple tasks and assist with projects through to completion
  • Minimum of two years’ experience operating timber drying kilns
The following are preferred qualifications that would be required for this role:
  • National Certificate in Solid Wood Manufacturing – Kiln Drying
  • National Certificate Energy and Chemical Plant – Boiler Operation
  • Current forklift licence

Dannevirke has so much on offer – from the ranges to the sea. There are bush walks and beaches in close vicinity. Only an hour inland from the North Island’s eastern coast, it lies mid-way between Napier and Wellington, in the Tararua district. It is only 45 minutes east from the city of Palmerston North, through the scenic Manawatu Gorge or over the Saddle Road through the spectacular Te Apiti Wind Turbine Farm.


Please apply in writing enclosing your CV to:
Kiln Operator Role
Kiwi Lumber (Dannevirke) Ltd
PO Box 14
Or e-mail

For more info
Contact: Ferdi Feyt
Phone: +64 06 374 4600
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Wood Machinist

Company/Location: AKD Softwoods

Jobs Description:
AKD Softwoods is a successful and integrated forestry products company, growing and manufacturing quality timber products. Employing over 400+ people, AKD Softwoods is recognised for being a progressive company, employing the latest technologies.

We are offering an excellent opportunity for an energetic and self-motivated person to join our team of fully qualified and training wood machinists. This is a full time position based at our Colac site and will involve all aspects of wood machining.

Key duties & responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure the safety of yourself and others
  • Grind and set up planer heads Operate a planer and feedworks to process timber products
  • Regular maintenance and care of machinery
  • Comply with standard operating procedures and work instructions
  • High level of housekeeping
The successful applicants will have:
  • Good time management skills, being able to prioritise tasks.
  • Commitment and hardworking attitude
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a group
  • Reliability and flexibility
  • Strong communication skills, verbal & written
  • Absolute commitment to Health and Safety of self and others
  • Experience on high speed planners (an advantage)
Minimum Trade Qualification: Complete or Near Complete Certificate III Wood Machining

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.

If you have commitment, energy and are motivated to make a difference, please email or post your resume and cover letter using reference code ‘WM0318’ to;
Human Resouces
AKD Softwoods
7-15 Forest Street
Colac, Vic Australia 3250

For more information visit or call Recruitment Coordinator- Jon Warton on +61 (03) 5231 9100.

Applications Close 4th March 2018

Note: Pre-employment drug and alcohol, along with functional capacity testing, may be required.

For more info
Contact: Jon Warton
Phone: +61 (03) 5231 9100
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Sawmill Operator / Saw Doctor
Company/Location: Carter Holt Harvey Australia - Caboolture site

Jobs Description:

  • Seeking a motivated, passionate candidate with a strong work ethic and culture
  • Progress within the business to leadership and technical roles
  • Saw Doctor who is seeking the next step in their career path
  • Interesting and varied role with operational rotation and skills base expansion
Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Australia is a wood manufacturing, distribution and sales business, with a commitment to the health and safety of our employees.

This opportunity is based in our Caboolture Sawmill, which is located within the beautiful Moreton Bay Region of Queensland and only 44 kilometres north of Brisbane. Caboolture is also on the doorstep to Bribie Island, the sensational Sunshine Coast and Hinterland.

Reporting to the Greenmill Team Leader, this ‘hands on’ position is responsible for efficiently and safely operating Greenmill production machines for optimum productivity, recovery and compliance with quality control systems. You will also be required to undertake Saw Doctoring tasks, using your past experience to support the team in maximising the productivity and efficiency of the Greenmill. This involves co-operation within a workgroup working on machine set up, operation and timber production.

The successful applicant will
  • Work effectively in a safe manner and support a safe working environment in accordance with legislative requirements and company policies and standards
  • Operate machinery in a safe and competent manner, as to minimise risk of injury or damage to the plant and equipment
  • Accurately record all downtime events and report machine issues
  • Inspect products or materials for conformity with established organisational standards
  • Support all other Sawshop staff at all times, in achieving maximum machine utilisation and efficiencies in the Sawshop
  • Set up and operate Sawshop machinery effectively to produce work within the Sawshop Quality Standards
  • Communicate effectively with all other production and site personnel
Key to your success in this role will be:
  • Participating in job rotation where and when required through-out the site
  • Working as a cross functional member towards a common goal of increased productivity
  • Must be prepared to undertake further training in order to improve skills base
  • Ability to work autonomously, and as an integral part of a team
Role requirements:
  • Certificate III in Saw Doctoring (essential)
  • Forklift and chainsaw ticket (preferable)
  • Secondary schooling (year 10 minimum but preferably to year 12)
  • Operational knowledge in manufacturing will be looked upon favourably, in particular the timber industry
  • Basic computer skills
Applicants must hold valid Australian Working rights and prior to employment the successful applicant will be required to pass a medical including drug testing, a functional assessment and other pre-employment checks such as a criminal record and/or credit check.

To apply for this exciting opportunity please submit your resume and cover letter via

Applications close: 8th March 2018

For more info
Contact: Recruitment

Applications close: Thursday, 8-Mar-2018

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Operations Manager
Company/Location: True Colours PEOPLE Solutions/Taree

Jobs Description:
Hardworking and intelligent manager required to coordinate and manage the operation of a Timber yard and Mill in Taree

Essential to have at least 5-10 years’ experience in key roles in Timber Mills, including management.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Basic Timber Grading
  • Directing yard and mill team members to deliver excellent service to builder/trades clients, DIY enthusiasts, and internal sales team
  • Being punctual, organized and committed to efficient completion of client invoices
  • High Integrity, business acumen, innovative and must be team orientated
  • Training and supporting new team members in yard and mill procedures
  • Creating a yard and mill team who enjoy providing high levels of customer service and satisfaction
  • You must be a problem solver
  • Truck, Forklift and heavy machinery licenses would be an advantage
You will:
  • Be highly optimistic and confident in your ability to achieve goals and KPI's
  • Have 5-10 years saw mill experience using all types of machinery and supervising all levels of staff
  • You will have high levels of self-initiative and be confident to make hard decisions and follow through on their implementation
  • Be able to earn the respect of management team and employees, especially in the areas of finding creative solutions in the timber mill
  • Be passionate about delivering high levels of customer service and solving day to day customer challenges
  • Have excellent organizational skills to complete reports, sort out challenges, with smooth progression of client orders through to delivery
  • Have structured systems and processes to ensure the yard and mill areas are kept tidy
  • Have basic or advanced computer skills and open to learning new systems
  • Be able to step into machine operation rolls if required to get the job done
  • Be able to provide and present progress reports regularly
  • Receive an excellent salary PLUS incentives
The Opportunity

If you have management experience in the timber industry, have great problem-solving skills and can achieve targets, this is a company that will appreciate and reward your efforts. Please provide your resume and a covering letter explaining why the job is for you.

PDF description: Operations Manager Taree1.pdf

For more info
Contact: Denis Preston
Phone: + 612 8006 8884
mobile: + 61 418 640 368

Applications close: Thursday, 1-Mar-2018

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Sawmilling & Timber Processing Opportunities

Company/Location: Spectrum

Jobs Description:

  • Be part of an exciting start up!
Spectrum is a fully integrated forest and wood processing organisation with interests in forests, harvesting, transport and processing facilities throughout the North Island, NZ.

Far East Sawmill Ltd is in sunny Gisborne on the East Coast of the North Island, New Zealand. This really is the land of opportunity with an expanding forest harvest programme, sun, surf, fishing, hunting, beaches, great schools, great people and innovative regional leaders.

To be a part of our team you will need to be;
  • Self-motivated.
  • Focused on the safety and wellbeing of yourself and your workmates.
  • A Team player.
  • Have a great attendance record.
We are seeking to fill several key positions as soon as possible.
  • Sawmill Manager
  • Drymill Manager
  • Timber Machinist
  • Payroll and Information Coordinator
Applications for any or all the above roles must be forwarded directly to Lauren Roughton via email at by 4.00 pm, 09 March 2018.

For more information click on attached PDF below.

PDF description: Sawmilling&TimberProcessingOpportunities.pdf

For more info
Contact: Lauren Roughton
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Wood Transport/Logistics

Excavator Operators
Company/Location: Port Nelson Ltd

Jobs Description:

  • 12-14t excavator experience
  • Good balance of work with majority of work based in Nelson
  • Experienced, safety conscious team environment
We are currently seeking applications from Excavator/Digger Operators to join our team. We have a range of contracts available depending on skills and experience and for the right candidates there are opportunities to build a career in Ports and Stevedoring.

We want to hear from enthusiastic team players with the following skills and attributes:
  • Excavator/Digger Operators – with log grapple experience preferable
  • A high degree of safety awareness and knowledge
  • A good work history (hard working, punctual & reliable) is essential
  • Flexibility to work variable hours / days and some travel out of port to Picton
  • A high degree of physical fitness to work in this challenging environment
These are exciting opportunities to join the Port Nelson team and be part of a local business that is focused on providing outstanding service. We are recognised as one of the best employers in the region and pride ourselves on our people, which is why we are committed to providing a great work environment, ongoing support and competitive remuneration.

At Port Nelson Ltd, irrespective of our position, we all strive to uphold our “ASPIRE” values: accountability, safety, passion, integrity/honesty, respect and excellence.

Applicants should have NZ residency or be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

We operate a drug and alcohol testing programme.

Please apply ASAP via Keyword search: Port Nelson

Applications close 2 March 2018

For more info
Contact: Jacqui
mobile: +64 027 7340113

Applications close: Friday, 2-Mar-2018

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