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Forest Establishment/Silviculture

Company/Location: Woodnet 2005 Limited

Jobs Description:
Woodnet is a dynamic forestry and marginal land use consulting and management company based in Masterton. We aim to add value throughout the entire forestry value chain across a range of tree species with the provision of high quality, independent advice and services to clients across New Zealand.

We are seeking a proactive applicant with a passion for trees on land. This role will focus on the management of Woodnet’s growing Forest Operations Programmes. In addition, there may be various forest consultancy projects including forest valuations, marginal land use assessments and research trials.

This exciting and varied role is based in the beautiful Wairarapa region, with frequent opportunities for travel throughout New Zealand.

We need a solution orientated, energetic self-starter with the ability to manage contractors, work plans and programmes. Our ideal applicant will possess a formal/recognised forestry qualification, have a minimum of two years forestry experience, and be able to effectively relate and communicate with colleagues and clients.

Other requirements include:

  • Mature and reliable - able to take responsibility.
  • Hard working, enthusiastic and a team player with initiative.
  • Prepared and able to work away from home on a regular basis.
  • Fit and tough enough to perform in challenging conditions from time to time.
  • A clean full driver’s licence.
  • NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
A full position description is available upon request.

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

Feel free to call Chris Ladd on +64 06 370 2068 / +64 027 777 5072 to discuss the role.

Please email your CV and covering letter to by 5pm, Monday 27th November 2017.

You can visit our website to find out more about our business and its operations.

For more info
Contact: Chris Ladd
Phone: +64 06 370 2068
mobile: +64 027 777 5072

Applications close: Monday, 27-Nov-2017

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Forest Management

Assistant General Manager Forest Products

Company/Location: Sustainable Timber Tasmania

Jobs Description:
Sustainable Timber Tasmania (STT) is seeking a deputy for the General Manager Forest Products to assist with oversight of the organisation’s statewide forest management and wood production programs.

Sustainable Timber Tasmania is a Government Business Enterprise with responsibilities for managing approximately 820,000 hectares of Tasmanian public production forest. STT undertakes forestry operations on this land and sells forest products. STT’s purpose is to be a customer-focused and financially viable forest products and services provider, sustainably managing Permanent Timber Production Zone land for multiple-use as a community asset.

The primary role of this position is to provide professional advice and support to the General Manager Forest Products with a focus on harvest and transport contracts and and strategic wood planning. The position will also deputise for the General Manager Forest Products as required. This position has a high level of autonomy and will operate statewide.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop, implement and maintain strategies for harvesting and transport activities that capitalise on innovation and technology; deliver on agreed commercial initiatives; and meet STT’s legal obligations with an emphasis on extracting maximum product value from harvesting operations.
  • Negotiate harvest and transport contracts which provide competitive rates for STT while maintaining the required productivity and flexibility.
  • Monitor, review and report on harvesting and transport contractor safety and environmental performance, recommend and lead improvements and changes to processes and systems to meet STT’s and other regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Oversee strategic and tactical wood planning programs for the Division; monitor, analyse and report STT’s achievement of its planning program against wood product and financial targets
  • Provide leadership and management to staff and contractors; provide clear direction and mentoring of team members.
To be considered for this position you will have expert knowledge in commercial forestry practices, contracts, logging principles and operations including safety along with highly developed leadership skills. The successful applicant will hold appropriate tertiary qualifications or have extensive industry experience.

How to Apply:
Your application should contain a covering letter, your CV/resume and the names and contact details of previous supervisors and academic and/or professional referees. It should provide enough information relevant to the Key Accountabilities described in the Position Description and describe your qualifications, skills, abilities and experience to enable the assessment panel to determine your suitability.

Please email your application in a single document to by 9am (EDST) Monday 20 November 2017.

Applicants must be an Australian citizen or hold the right to live and work in Australia.

For more info
Contact: Greg Hickey, General Manager Forest Products
Phone: +61 3 6169 2803
mobile: +61 0438 366 149

Applications close: Monday, 20-Nov-2017

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Lead Forester

Company/Location: HQPlantations Pty Ltd - Toolara

Jobs Description:

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

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

We are currently seeking a Lead Forester to be based at our Toolara Office, located 25 minutes from Gympie.

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

The position description (below) 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_1081_Lead_Forester.pdf

For more info
Contact: Human Resources
Phone: +61 7 3882 8271

Applications close: Monday, 27-Nov-2017

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Company/Location: Merrill & Ring NZ Ltd/Blenheim

Jobs Description:
Forester Job Description: Based in Blenheim, contributing to a small team involved in providing forest management services to a range of clients mainly in the Marlborough province. The job involves assisting with planning and managing the full range of forestry activities in the province’s privately owned commercial plantations including a proportion of time (up to 30%) devoted to land or forest acquisition activities.

Key responsibilties will be to assist with:

  • Researching opportunities for land and/or forest acquisitions and undertaking due-diligence research prior to preparing proposals on behalf of clients.
  • Planning and supervision of safe commercial forestry operations from land preparation to harvesting.
  • Implementation of health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Managing quality control of silviculture and harvest operations to meet customers’ specifications.
  • Carrying out operational and systems audits of contractor crews.
  • Forecasting and managing environmental risks to ensure best practices from the NZ Environmental Code of Practice for Plantation Forestry are adhered to.
  • Visiting potential clients with a view to providing forestry services.
  • Becoming familiar with the log delivery and accounting systems for reporting and control.
  • Liaising with contractors regarding day to day issues.
  • Liaise with neighbours and other affected parties.
  • Monitoring compliance of resource consent conditions.
  • Recording time and cost of all work.
  • Dealing with the various issues that arise from land ownership in rural areas such as environmental issues, fire control, security, boundary fencing, stock trespass, hunting permits etc,
  • Seek other forest management opportunities in the locality to add to the business.
Consideration will be given to applicants with:
  • A forestry related tertiary qualification with commercial forestry experience.
  • Safety focus and commitment.
  • Experience in aspects of land development and silviculture for plantation forestry.
  • Knowledge of logging operations including safety, planning, production and costing monitoring.
  • Ability to plan, supervise and record tree crop management operations to meet budget targets.
  • Ability to foresee land management requirements/issues and to deal with them.
  • Be self-motivating, confident and enthusiastic about working in a team position with wide variety of work and responsibilities.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and plan work to maximize efficiency of travel.
  • Good oral & written communication skills & be computer literate in Word and Excel.
  • Ability to interact with people at all levels.
Salary and other benefits will be negotiated and will depend on experience.

For more info
Contact: Murray Turbitt
mobile: +64 0274460491
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GIS Analyst
Company/Location: Auckland

Jobs Description:
Rayonier Matariki Forests is a significant player in the forest industry with more than 120,000 hectares of sustainable softwood plantations across New Zealand. Our company has expertise in the full forest life cycle from planting through to harvest and marketing. With 90 employees and nearly 700 of the best contractors in NZ, we are dedicated to developing and retaining a strong and committed workforce.

We are looking for an experienced GIS Analyst to join our Forest Investment Team. You will have a desire to learn about forestry and apply skills to improve business. Your primary responsibilities are to provide technical and analytical assistance to regional staff.

You will need:

  • Sound knowledge and proven experience with ESRI ArcGIS software and a wide range of spatial information management tools such as remote sensing analysis, web mapping, mobile technologies and Arc Server.
  • Extensive experience in Geospatial Data management, analysis and presentation.
  • Experience with remotely sensed data including LiDAR, satellite imagery, UAV and conventional platforms.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • The ability to travel frequently within New Zealand.
Your high work standards, ability to build strong relationships, and your great communication skills, will be key to your success in this role. You will also need to be proactive, and have the courage to challenge the status quo.

A tertiary qualification in spatial sciences, forestry, geography, or similar is preferred but not essential.

We provide a great working environment for our people - challenging them with continuous learning, innovative projects and interesting work. It is important to us that we do the right thing across all aspects of our business including safety, looking after the land and the people working on it, and the communities that we are part of.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, superannuation and a wellness allowance.

Applications can be forwarded to with a CV and brief letter outlining experience and qualifications. Applications close 26th November 2017.

For more info
Contact: Jo Harbin

Applications close: Sunday, 26-Nov-2017

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Harvest Manager

Company/Location: FOREST MANAGEMENT GROUP LTD - Hawkes Bay

Jobs Description:
Forest Management Group is a body of 3 companies working in the areas from Hawke’s Bay to Otago and has 6 regional offices.

FMG have a strong connection to the environment and manage forests with sustainable practices, heavily involved in the establishment of new forests and the harvesting and marketing of forest produce from its client’s forests.

We are looking for a person to fill the role of Harvest Manager based out of our Napier office.

The successful applicant would need to have:

  • A background in Forestry, in particular harvesting & engineering
  • A strong knowledge of Health & Safety management & auditing
  • Knowledge of Forest Establishment
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Extensive relationship management skills with customers and contractors workforce.
  • Skills at negotiation and rate setting
  • Management of skills in terms of accounting and reporting functions.
  • Have a good rapport and communication skills with forest owners.
  • A good sense of humour and interests that are outside of work that assist keeping a good balance in life.
  • Ability to work in a fun environment with a team of others.
This job offers scope and the recognition of good work done, we offer good incentives for the right person and believe a development of a good career path is able to be offered within the Group should the applicant wish to grow within the business.

Remuneration package will be negotiated based on skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Applications Close Monday 27th November 2017

A job description can be obtained from -

For more info
Contact: Rose Palleson
Phone: +64 03 3434101
mobile: +64 027 313 0 313

Applications close: Monday, 27-Nov-2017

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Forester Positions

Company/Location: PF Olsen Australia, Hamilton - Victoria

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 03 5551 1000.

For more information about PF Olsen Australia visit

Applications close Friday 24th November 2017.

For more info
Contact: Simone Moriarty

Applications close: Friday, 24-Nov-2017

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Senior Executive Roles

Company/Location: VicForests

Jobs Description:

  • Outstanding leadership opportunities
  • Make a difference
  • Melbourne and Woori Yallock locations
Established in 2003, VicForests is a State-owned entity governed by an independent Board of Directors and accountable to the Victorian Government through the Treasurer and Minister for Agriculture.

VicForests harvests approximately 3000 hectares of native forests in Victoria each year under strict environmental regulations. This equates to less than 0.1% of the 7.12 million hectares of publicly owned native forest across the State. Sustainability is a key component of VicForests’ operations. Trees are regrown across all areas which are harvested to ensure forests re-establish and will be available for use by future generations.

The timber industry in Victoria employs approximately 21,000 people and plays a vital role in sustaining the economy in many rural areas. Approximately one-third of Victoria's timber is supplied by VicForests, reducing the need for imports.

VicForests has sales of approximately $100 million p.a., employs about 120 staff along with a contractor workforce of approximately 400. The activities of VicForests generate around $770 million p.a. to the Victorian economy and results in over 2500 direct jobs.

With the objective of shaping a positive future for VicForests and the industry it supports, goals will be achieved through environmentally responsible forest management that ensures important social and economic benefits to Victoria are maintained for the long-term.

For these roles, you will need to have an understanding of contemporary issues relating to native forestry and/or other natural resources sectors, or demonstrate a capacity to learn quickly. Evidence of embracing VicForests’ values of zero harm is essential.


Reporting to the CEO, this role will drive excellence and continual improvement in directing and monitoring of all harvesting operations, construction and management of haulage roads, sale and delivery of timber to customers, and regeneration of areas harvested throughout Victoria.


Reporting to the CEO, this role will direct and lead activities associated with VicForests’ brand and corporate affairs, forest management systems and audits, regulatory process and certification, biodiversity research and innovation to achieve optimum outcomes for VicForests.

Please forward details in strict confidence by email with a covering letter and CV in one document in Word format, quoting the relevant reference number to Ian Nankivell at Fish & Nankivell, the consultant advising VicForests on these appointments. Contact details below.

For more info
Contact: Ian Nankivell
Phone: +61 (03) 9654 7622
mobile: AH: 0418 331 188
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Silviculture Supervisor
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation/Bombala NSW

Jobs Description:
Forestry Corporation has a development opportunity available to grow your Forestry career within a world class softwood plantation industry in our Bombala management area.

About You:
You will be a motivated, self-starter, passionate about learning and achieving.

As a key representative of Forestry Corporation, your excellent communication & relationship building skills are essential. You understand and apply an emotionally intelligent and intuitive approach to relationship building. This position operates independently in making day to day decisions & requires you to have GIS skills or the willingness to learn and develop them.

The role: Forestry Corporation is seeking a highly-motivated individual to take on the role of Silviculture Supervisor. The successful candidate will join the Bombala team and will contribute to the establishment of over 1,000ha of plantation annually. This role has the ideal balance of working in the great outdoors and in a friendly office environment, planning and leading forestry activities.

The Silviculture Supervisor will use their experience in relationship management, conflict resolution and negotiation, along with their ability to lead teams, to achieve operational goals

You will be working within a supportive team and surrounded by passionate professionals. This will provide you with the opportunity to grow and learn amongst some of the finest in the industry.

What’s on offer: The position is based in Bombala, a welcoming rural community that is advantageously situated within a little over an hour driving to the coast and the snow in the other direction; also just over two hours’ drive from Canberra.

Forestry Corporation offers an attractive salary package plus a 9.5% superannuation contribution. In addition, we support flexible work practices, allowing you to manage a career and develop a family. Our generous leave conditions include an extra public holiday & 5 additional days of personal leave each year.

We have a well-defined Performance and Development scheme which provides for Individual Development planning and provide access to various employee wellness initiatives including flu vaccinations and an Employee Assistance Program.

The application process: If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you. Please apply with an updated copy of your resume [maximum five pages]. In your cover letter, tell us about what you can bring to Forestry Corporation & the role and why you would like to join our team! We welcome & encourage your contact. Please contact Bruce Chadderton on +61 0429 816 867 or Jason Vincent +61 0428 467 172 on for a confidential discussion.

Applications Close: 1 December 2017.
Applicants should email their applications to

Forestry Corporation is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and encourages flexible working arrangements. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a medical assessment & drug & alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process. As this role has frontline fire fighting responsibilities, the successful candidate must achieve a standard of at least the Moderate Field Test in a Task Based Assessment (TBA).

For more info
Contact: Jason Vincent

Applications close: Friday, 1-Dec-2017

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

Jobs Description:
Hancock Forest Management (NZ) Ltd is responsible for the management of 206,000 hectares of plantation forests on behalf of our investor clients. We’re proud to be certified to FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) standards. We combine leading forest management techniques with outstanding environmental stewardship to provide maximum value to our clients.

We’re currently recruiting for a Forester in our Northern team. Based in our Whangarei office the role will be responsible for providing guidance and technical expertise to ensure production meets agreed plans using the most cost effective option. Specifically the role will oversee:

  • Safe compliant forest operations using industry leading contractors in compliance with health, safety and environment codes of practice, HFMNZ policy and procedures and applicable Best Management Practices.
  • Planning and management of day to day forest establishment, silviculture, health, protection, maintenance and security operations.
  • Continuous improvement of forestry operations.
Our ideal candidate will hold a forestry related tertiary qualification or be a 2017 graduate. Alternatively we also welcome applicants with strong hands on knowledge of forestry operations. We seek exceptional candidates, who are self-motivated, have a high team work focus and a can do attitude. Strong relationship building and computer skills along with contractor management experience are desirable.

To kick start your career, please send your application or request for a copy of the job description to Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager, by 29 November 2017.

PDF description: HFMNZ Forester Northern JD July 2017.pdf

For more info
Contact: Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager

Applications close: Wednesday, 29-Nov-2017

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Business Development/ Harvest Manager

Company/Location: NZ Forestry/ Waikato

Jobs Description:
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our growing team. Focusing on harvest management and business development you’ll add experience & professionalism to our current staff and operations.

The ideal candidate is an experienced harvest manager & can on-board and manage Clients to a high level. Key competencies we’re looking for include- Client relationship building skills; ability to write proposals & report back on job financials; strong technical knowledge of the harvest process & ability to explain key drivers to Clients. Key personal attributes are: Integrity, strong communication skills, the desire to deliver outstanding results & a resilient attitude. We are keen to hear from you if you’re looking to take the next step in your career.

At NZ Forestry we like to have an enjoyable work place, you need to have a good sense of humour & enjoy being part of an ambitious yet sociable team.

We demand a professional standard in Health and Safety, we expect you will lead safety at all times by demonstrating consistency and integrity.

The successful applicant will be offered an attractive remuneration package including salary, work vehicle & performance bonuses.

To find out a bit about NZ Forestry visit

For more info
Contact: Jeremy Waldegrave
Phone: +64 027 506 0676
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Forestry Harvesting

Harvesting Manager

Company/Location: Invercargill

Jobs Description:
Southwood Export Ltd is based in Invercargill and its operations involve Eucalyptus afforestation and Harvesting in Southland and South Otago. It owns/manages 12,500 Hectares of Eucalyptus Plantations for the production of hardwood fibre which is exported as wood chips through Bluff Port.

Current annual harvest level is 320,000 Tonnes per annum harvested from forests generally within a 110 km distance from its mill at Awarua, approximately 10 km from Invercargill.

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

We are looking for a person who will:

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

For more info
Contact: Graeme Manley
Phone: +64 (0)3 218 2073

Applications close: Tuesday, 21-Nov-2017

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Harvesting Manager

Company/Location: Australian Bluegum Plantations, Hamilton

Jobs Description:
Australian Bluegum Plantations (ABP) is a leading Australian hardwood plantation company with a plantation estate in excess of 90,000 hectares located within the Green Triangle region in South West Victoria / South East SA and South West of WA. ABP owns and operates port facilities at The Port of Portland and the Port of Albany for stockpiling and exporting woodchips.

We are currently seeking a Harvesting Manager with experience in managing safety, contractors, planning, roading, production and quality. The role requires a committed individual with high professional standards of work to lead our harvesting team, based in the Hamilton office in Western Victoria.

Some key accountabilities include;

  • A focus on safety and working with safety management system.
  • Experience with management systems, quality and environmental management.
  • Effective people skills to manage a team of harvesting forester and supervisors, interact and oversee contractors and their operational performance.
  • Implementing quality management and ensure value recovery infield.
  • Working with key stakeholders to ensure consultation and delivery of best outcomes.
  • Participate in firefighting activities during fire season
Applicants will possess:
  • Suitable tertiary qualifications in an agricultural, environmental or forestry discipline.
  • A strong track record in supervision and management.
  • Strong safety and environmental credentials.
  • Management experience.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork attributes.
The purpose of the Harvesting Manager role is to manage harvesting wood flows and contractors to meet ABP requirements for the Green Triangle region, in addition to ensuring ongoing compliance.

The ideal candidate will possess 5+ years previous experience in a similar role, previous mentoring experience will be highly regarded.

A Position Description (PD) and further information can be obtained by emailing

Applications should be emailed to by 5th December 2017 along with a cover letter highlighting your most recent relevant experiences and qualifications.

For more info
Contact: Barbara Vanthoff

Applications close: Tuesday, 5-Dec-2017

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Woodlot Harvesting Capacity

Company/Location: Professional Harvesting Systems Ltd

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

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

PHS is seeking crews that can harvest mainly rolling to steep country in the North Waikato/Tuakau/ Kaiaua regions however we are interested in talking to all crews to see if there is a fit for you in our extended program.

For more info
Contact: Greg Bell
Phone: +64 07-347-8344
mobile: +64 027497-6203
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Harvest Coordinator and Harvest Planner (two positions)

Company/Location: Hikurangi Forest Farms / Tairawhiti Gisborne NZ

Jobs Description:
The Company
Hikurangi Forest Farms (HFF) manages 35,000ha of FSC certified pine plantations located within a 100km radius of their new office in Gisborne. 91% of the estate is freehold and most of the crop has been pruned to a very high standard. HFF has recently invested in an optimising plant to facilitate haulage of 18m stems from the forest increasing productivity, value, safety and environmental performance. As an organisation HFF has a long term view and has consistently pruned and harvested through the highs and lows of the export market. The six members of the harvesting team currently manage 3 road-lining crews, 3 mid-sized towers and 4 swing-yarders as well as the supporting roading and planning operations.

The Location
Statistics New Zealand’s wellbeing study shows that Gisborne sits in the top five for both ‘well-being’ and ‘sense of purpose’ and it’s easy to see why. Gisborne is a well serviced, sunny town of 35,000 people. It’s a coastal town with easy access to both safe family beaches and renowned surf breaks. Gisborne has many good day-care’s, schools and a well serviced hospital, as well as plenty of active sports groups and a great community feel. Hunting and fishing opportunities are abundant in the Gisborne region and with personal use of a company vehicle and access to freehold forests there’s lots to explore.

The Positions
HFF currently has openings available for both a Harvest Coordinator and a Harvest Planner allowing some flexibility to tailor the role to suit the strengths and aspirations of the applicants. Applications are encouraged from people ranging in experience from new starters to experienced professionals. Experienced loggers who are looking to move into corporate forestry are also encouraged to apply. Overseas applicants are encouraged provided their application adequately describes their eligibility for work in New Zealand.

Harvest Planner – The primary responsibility of the Harvest Planner is to determine the most effective location of roads and landings. For more experienced applicants the role can include GIS, CHIPS and work with LIDAR data, as well as scheduling, budgeting, contract management and the implementation of new technology. Most of HFF’s forest are situated on challenging erosion prone, steep, broken, cable logging country. Experience in this sort of terrain will be an advantage.

Harvest Coordinator – The primary responsibility of the Harvest Coordinator is to supervise the contract harvesting crews to ensure compliance. For more experienced applicants the role include rate setting, full management of the harvesting contracts, budgeting, scheduling, road engineering and the implementation of new technology. The ideal candidate will have experience in contractor management in either forestry or other land based industry.

Given the breadth of applicants encouraged to apply, remuneration will be negotiated based on experience.

To apply or for more information please contact Andy Costello on 021 863817 or by email to

Applications close Sunday 3rd December.

For more info
Contact: Andy Costello
mobile: +64 21 863 817

Applications close: Sunday, 3-Dec-2017

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Harvesting Forester OneFortyOne Plantations

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Plantations - Mt Gambier

Jobs Description:
OneFortyOne Plantations is well recognised as a leading forest grower in Australia. A progressive company, we combine transformative leadership with deep forestry expertise to build on the success of the oldest softwood plantation resource in Australia and the largest in the Green Triangle Region.

OneFortyOne’s purpose is to build a dynamic industry in and around our forests. We recently announced our intention to vertically integrate through the proposed acquisition of the region’s largest timber mill. Operationally we recently partnered with Trimble Forestry to implement a new centralised dispatch system commencing 1st January 2018 and have engaged with Remsoft to build Crew Scheduler, the latest software in operational optimisation. Our contractors are progressive and we work closely with them to bring the benefits of partnerships and technological best practice.

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

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

The role is based in Mt Gambier, the second largest city in South Australia, located halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide near the Victorian border and in the heart of the Limestone Coast. Offering the major services and facilities that are provided in a capital city, but with a relaxed and friendly rural community lifestyle.

You can learn more about OneFortyOne Plantations by visiting

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

For more info
Contact: Linda Maddern
Phone: +61 08 87242700

Applications close: Friday, 1-Dec-2017

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Health and Safety

Health & Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Manager - Forests

Company/Location: Napier, Hawkes Bay

Jobs Description:
This is a unique opportunity for the right person to take up this newly created senior position within our Forests division.

Reporting to the General Manager Forests your core focus will be to develop and implement plans for HSEQ that support the overall business objectives of our Forests division that provide the foundation for success in all aspects of Health & Safety, Environment and Quality.

You will coach, advise and assist our staff and contractors with the development and implementation of HSEQ policy, procedures and initiatives aimed at achieving our goal of working together to protect each other and the environment from harm.

You will be at the forefront of ensuring we are compliant with all HSEQ regulatory and applicable accreditation requirements across our Forests business and in conjunction with the forest management team you will foster a culture of continual improvement within the HSEQ areas.

Underpinning these initiatives will be your ability to develop strong working relationships with our staff, contractors, the wider workforce and key stakeholders. It's a broad brief and to do it justice you will bring the following to attributes to assist you in being influential in the role

  • A tertiary qualification in occupational Health & Safety (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 8 years' experience working with health and safety systems,policies and procedures gained through operational leadership or a health and safety role
  • Sound knowledge of health, safety and environmental legislation
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Project management experience
An understanding of the forestry sector would be highly advantageous.

As this role requires regular travel into the forests, a full NZ Drivers Licence (class 1) is mandatory. A company vehicle will be provided.

This is a real opportunity for someone passionate about health and safety and the environment to join our team and help us to do our part in making the New Zealand forestry industry a much safer and environmentally responsible place to work. This role will also be provided support and interact with our corporate Health, Safety and Environmental staff.

If you are looking for an exciting new challenge, then we would love to hear from you.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 3838127.

Applications close 21 November 2017

For more info
Contact: Ms Julie Day
Phone: +64 03 4178221

Applications close: Tuesday, 21-Nov-2017

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Marketing and Sales

National Sales Engineer

Company/Location: Skookum

Jobs Description:

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

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

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

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

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

For more info
Contact: Jonathan McLachlan
mobile: +64 27 6488488
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Export Sales Manager

Company/Location: Kiwi Lumber

Jobs Description:
Our client, Kiwi Lumber is a growing, progressive sawmilling company marketing Radiata Pine to the USA, Australia, Europe, Asia and New Zealand. The group consists of three modern sawmills located in Masterton, Dannevirke and Putaruru and employs over 220 staff. This is an exciting export sales opportunity based in Hawke’s Bay.

Your core focus will be managing their export markets as well as some domestic sales but a big factor here will also be your link with the production teams to ensure your customer requirements are met. Your primary objective will be ensuring Kiwi Lumber are producing and selling the most profitable products and providing a high level of customer service to the markets you are responsible for. Some travel to Europe, Asia and the US will be a requirement of the position.

You will work closely with the production teams ensuring strict delivery time frames are achieved and product quality is of the highest standard. Strong planning and organisational skills will be a prerequisite. You must relate well to manufacturing environments.

You will ideally have previous sales experience. A background in the timber industry is preferred, however not essential. Experience in the primary, construction or manufacturing industry will also be highly regarded. A tertiary qualification would be advantageous, a high level of computer literacy and affinity to systems is essential and you will clearly demonstrate strong analysis and planning skills.

Communication and engagement will be crucial here – you will be known for your interpersonal skills and confident nature. You will be able to influence and negotiate at all levels with the ability to quickly build strong relationships both internally and externally.

You will be rewarded with a competitive base salary, vehicle and profit share system. For the right person this is a genuine long-term career opportunity. If this sounds like the role for you then please email your application to quoting reference “RC Export Sales Manager” or telephone the team at red for more information on +64 06 877 6637.

For more info
Contact: Careers @ Red Consulting
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Pulp and Paper

Wood Supply Manager
Company/Location: Oji Fibre Solutions - Kawerau Location

Jobs Description:
Oji Fibre Solutions is a leading producer of market pulp, paper and fibre based packaging. Backed by the strength of the Oji Group, we are a company with huge heritage, and are committed to delivering quality, innovative products that enhance the competitiveness of our customers.

Right now, we are after a talented and capable Wood Supply Manager for our Pulp Mill in Kawerau.

A key part of the role requires converting complex and dynamic mill demands into realistic, real world, cost effective wood supply solutions that help ensure the business meets its customer demands. You will be working & liaising with external fibre suppliers (log, woodchip & wood fuel suppliers) & contractors for the supply of fibre to our Kawerau Mill.

As such, you will need to be an effective communicator and relationship builder, you’ll appreciate the importance of providing quality information to other key people across the business.

In addition, you will be responsible for management of the log handling & yard operations at the Tasman Mill. As such, Health and Safety management is an absolutely critical skill, with a modern attitude and a sound understanding of today’s safety requirements associated with log handling, transport and logistics operations. Proactive leadership is an essential capability to ensure our workers and contractors come home safely, every day.

A background in forest based supply chain planning, contract & contractor management are important skills to be successful in the role.

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

So if you have the experience and/or a relevant tertiary qualification in forestry then take the positive step now and be part of the OjiFS Fibre Supply team!

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


Providing a copy of your current CV and a cover letter.

For more info
Contact: Louise Price
Phone: +64 09 6330655
mobile: +64 027 2164192

Applications close: Sunday, 26-Nov-2017

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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Senior Scientist
Company/Location: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries / Gympie

Jobs Description:

  • Temporary full time until 31/01/2021
  • Salary in the range of $91,555 to $98,635 per annum excluding superannuation.
Key Duties:
  • Conduct forest silvicultural and productivity research (e.g. tree breeding, sustainability and/or growth modelling) to benefit Queensland Forestry Industries.
  • Conduct scientific research of high quality and adhere to the principles of scientific method and integrity to ensure RD&E has a significant State and regional impact
  • Preparing research grant proposals to lead State and National research in this field
  • Database management, statistical analysis, data modelling and writing scientific reports
  • Possession of a degree in Science, Applied Science, Rural Science or equivalent qualification in a field relevant to the position. Post graduate qualifications are highly desirable.
  • Data management and analytical skills essential, database programming skills beneficial.
  • Experience in project leadership: initiation, proposal development and sourcing funding for research.
  • The candidate should exhibit good interpersonal and communications skills (verbal and written) in order to effectively consult and negotiate with project staff, managers and clients as required.
  • Possession of a ‘C’ class licence
For all enquires contact Tim Smith
Phone: +61 0427820894

For further information about this position and details on how to apply, please visit the Queensland Government Smart Jobs and Careers website

Job Ad Reference: QLD/259472/17.

Closing Date: Thursday, 23 November 2017

For more info
Contact: Tim Smith
Phone: +61 0427820894

Applications close: Thursday, 23-Nov-2017

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Operations and Supply Chain Manager

Company/Location: Abodo Wood Ltd

Jobs Description:
Abodo is one of New Zealand’s leading innovators in the natural wood exteriors space. We focus on creating carefully crafted sustainable timber products for multiple domestic and export markets around the world.

The Role
We are looking for an experienced senior manager to take ownership of the operations function of the business. The successful candidate will have extensive timber industry experience with a keen eye for detail and strong communication skills. This is a dynamic role operating in a fast-paced environment. It will require hands on involvement with many facets of the business including management of stock on multiple sites, high level supplier/ processor engagement and export operations.

The role will form part of the Abodo senior management team, located at the company's head office in Auckland.

Key Tasks

  • Overall management of the scheduling, logistics and purchasing functions of the Operations department
  • Product sourcing from sawmills and suppliers
  • Issuing purchase orders for stocked items, and managing stock levels to budget
  • Maintaining stock system accuracy and stocktakes
  • Planning production and despatch for Abodo warehouse
  • Overseeing trucking and logistics within New Zealand and export operations
  • Overseeing Third Party processors and trouble shooting
  • Reviews and recruitment for the Operations team
Behaviours & Attributes
  • Expert knowledge and passion for timber products
  • Experience with export operations
  • Eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Hands-on abilities
  • Ability to plan daily priorities
  • Customer focus (internal & external)
  • Positive and supportive
  • Health and safety conscious
How to Apply:
Your application should contain a covering letter, your CV/resume and the names and contact details of previous supervisors and academic and/or professional referees. It should provide enough information relevant to the Key Accountabilities described in the Position Description and describe your qualifications, skills, abilities and experience to enable the assessment panel to determine your suitability.

Please email your application in a single document before December 3rd to

Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or hold the right to live and work in New Zealand.

For more info
Contact: Ben Campbell
Phone: +64 09 249 0113
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Sawmill Supervisor
Company/Location: Aotearoa-Tonga Forest Products Limited

Jobs Description:
Who We Are
Aotearoa-Tonga Forest Products Limited is a relatively small forest management and sawmilling company in the Kingdom of Tonga at the South Pacific. The key products of the sawmilling operation of the company are pine and semi hardwood construction framing timber, semi processed timber for export and power/transmission poles. The company is a joint venture between the government of Tonga and a new zealand investment company.

What We Offer
Aotearoa-Tonga Forest Products Limited offers an opportunity to work in a relatively small commercial sawmilling environment in the South Pacific region for the production and processing of timber products and power/transmission poles utilsing relatively small sawmilling plants and equipment. Aotearoa-Tonga Forest Products Limited is the only forest management and sawmilling company in the Kingdom of Tonga that produces construction framing timber products, semi hardwood timber products and power and transmission poles for the local market and for export.

We are currently recruiting for a TEMPORARY Sawmill Supervisor for our sawmill in the Kingdom of Tonga. We seeking a qualified sawmill supervisor for a period of 3 months with an assured option to secure a permanent position in the company after this initial 3-month assignment subject to a satisfacotry review of performance by the company.

The company offers an attractive compensation package in a small commerical sawmilling environment in the South Pacific – the island Kingdom of Tonga.

The Sawmill Supervisor will be responsible for all functions related to the productive, safe flow of logs and lumber throughout the mill.

What You’ll Do

  • Maintain the highest standards with respect to safety at all times, leading by example and ensuring employees follow all policies, procedures, practices and regulations.
  • Foster a culture of open and respectful communication.
  • Manage and identify opportunities to improve productivity, reduce cost and maximize the quality, value and recovery of lumber produced.
  • Engage production and maintenance workers to achieve targets, meet expectations and address deficiencies in a productive and professional manner.
  • Ensure quality standards are met throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Engage and support team members to achieve excellence in all areas of the business.
  • Identify and assist in the trouble shooting of equipment.
What You Offer
  • Minimum standard is Secondary Education graduate
  • At least 3 years of sawmill related experience
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of supervisory experience
  • Knowledge and experience with lumber manufacturing and sawmill
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Desire to lead and support a talented team
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Skilled computer skills, particularly Microsoft Excel and Outlookperferred
  • Familiarity with optimization is an asset
Interested in being a part of our team? Please contact us on the following

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For more info
Contact: Soane Bloomfield
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Production Manager – Nelson

Jobs Description:

  • Senior leadership opportunity; Green Mill Manager; Team of 60
  • Lead a high performance culture & build people capabilities
  • Optimise plant operations & strive for continuous improvement
Excellent career and lifestyle opportunities are combined in this production leadership position based at our Eves Valley site.

With a history of success and a proven track record manufacturing high quality wood products, our Nelson team are striving to further increase operational performance. To support us in this progression we’re looking for a talented manufacturing professional to join our site leadership team and be part of the on-going success.

As an experienced production leader, you’ll manage a double shifted manufacturing operation running over four days. Play a critical role in leading one of the production areas to deliver on performance goals and be influential in continuous process improvement. Most importantly, you’ll be able to demonstrate your previous success around increasing productivity and efficiency levels within manufacturing sites.

We will be impressed with your previous career achievements in developing people, driving accountability and optimum results through a coaching and proactive style. You’ll have a genuine passion for rolling your sleeves up and working alongside your team and ensuring they have the necessary tools and support in place to be successful while working to the highest standards of health and safety.

Although sawmilling industry experience is advantageous, it’s not essential and we’re open to talking to candidates with solid production management experience across a variety of processing sites, with the motivation and intelligence to cross transfer your skill set.

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. For more information on working for us please go to our careers website

If you’re keen to enhance your production career with us, and tap into more affordable living and lifestyle opportunities in Nelson, please apply online.

For more info
Contact: Apply online
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