Hikurangi Forest Farms Ltd owns and manages 27,000ha of sustainably managed forest in the Gisborne region. All forest are within easy daily commute distance from the office base located in Gisborne city
The position offers an excellent opportunity for personal and career growth with a stable forest owner. Key functions of the role are coordinating the forest establishment, silviculture tending, forest maintenance and protection operations whilst ensuring health, safety & environmental standards of the contractor workforce are achieved.
Applicants should have;
A sound practical background of forest establishment and silviculture operations
Experience in technical forestry applications
Good physical fitness
Computer literacy skills
If you feel you already have the skills or are very motivated to grow into this position with training then apply with a CV to;
Northland Forest Managers is a Kerikeri based company managing forest estates in Northland for over 20 years. The team at NFM enjoys a great working environment, with new learning opportunities and a variety of interesting work. We undertake our operations to the highest safety and environmental standards while maximising the return to the forest owners.
An opportunity has arisen for a Forester to join the Kerikeri team. You will be budgeting, scheduling and planning forestry operations that occur from pre-establishment through to the forest being ready for harvest. Operations will include spraying, planting, tending, inventory, fertiliser, forest health and other matters as required.
To be successful you will have;
A tertiary qualification in forestry or related, land based management area of focus.
2 or more years experience in forest management, or land based management.
Excellent personal skills.
Excellent computer skills.
Having a can-do attitude, willing to get involved and be part of a great team while working safely are essential elements to your success.
You are with a team of 3 people, the Forestry Manager, based in Kerikeri and another supervisor based in Dargaville.
A company vehicle is available.
You must already be eligible to work in New Zealand and hold a full clean drivers licence.
Company/Location: Jensen Logging
Jensen Logging is a well-established and well respected logging company based in the Central North Island of New Zealand.
We operate multiple crews in Ground-Based Clear Fell and Production Thinnings operations which produce a total of approximately 800,000 cubic meters per year.
We pride ourselves on being a family owned and operated company who value the 55 employees working with us to ensure the success, reputation and sustainability of our company.
Planning, management and reporting of Harvest Operations
Ensure production targets are meet safety and consistently
Management, supervision and communication with crews and contractors
Establishment and management of day to day operations
Management of Health & Safety programme of crews and company
Must have minimum 5 years logging experience (practical and/or supervisory) with preference for individuals with logging management skills
Proactive attitude with ability to drive a thinking culture
Ability to work unsupervised and use own initiative
Good understanding of the Health and Safety Work ACT 2015 and the responsibilities of individuals under the ACT
Computer competence with Word/Excel knowledge
Vision for the future with positive and enthusiastic attitude
Solid work ethic with a love of the outdoors
This is an exciting new position due to expansion within our company. If you are a motivated and committed person who enjoys variety and flexibility within your career please feel welcome to apply by emailing your CV to email@example.com
Applications close 29th September 2017.
Applications for this position will be held in the strictest confidence.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
Jensen Logging has a strong commitment to providing a safe and productive working environment. As such, any applicant will be required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.
Applications close: Friday, 29-Sep-2017
Company/Location: Forestry Industry Contractors Association - FICA
Pivotal senior leadership role
Drive growth and deliver benefit to NZ’s Forestry Industry
The Forestry Industry Contractors Association (FICA) is a dynamic organisation committed to promoting growth and improved safety and efficiency amongst forestry contractors for the benefit of New Zealand’s Forestry Industry. FICA achieves this by offering a wide range of services including: lobbying, advocacy, education and bringing people together.
The new full time Chief Executive role has been created to drive and implement FICA’s strategy and take the organisation to the next level.
Reporting to the Board the key focus of this role will be to execute the vision, advocating with key stakeholders, delivering FICA services, collaborating and building business networks, growing the membership and value-added services offered. You’ll also take a lead role in the implementation of the National Contractor Certification Programme.
This key senior role also takes responsibility for the overall operation of the organisation including marketing, project and event coordination, board correspondence, accounts and general administration.
The location and operational details are negotiable.
The successful person will be focused and driven, demonstrating strong commercial acumen, and the ability to build exceptional networks. They will also have a high level of leadership presence and demonstrate a passion for business growth.
This is an exceptional opportunity to make a real difference to the future of the forestry industry.
Are you ready for the next step in your forestry career?
Use your forestry background in this business critical procurement position
Be based at our Whangarei mill and take charge of log procurement
A region offering plenty of opportunities: affordable living, superb climate and great outdoors lifestyle PLUS career opportunities in our Fibre team.
Carter Holt Harvey Wood Products is a leading Australasian wood processing company that is committed to delivering leading products and customer service. We are focused on transforming our organisation through outstanding performance, innovation and leadership.
We are looking for a Wood Procurement Manager to join our National fibre supply team based in Northland. This position will be responsible for purchasing the logs required to feed our Northern operations, including the management of existing long term supply and researching new purchasing opportunities to maximise value to our business while ensuring a safe working environment for everyone at our site.
You'll have a tertiary qualification in forestry, marketing, or commerce with a strong commercial focus and experience in Forestry or related industry. You'll pride yourself on your proven negotiation skills and your strong analytical ability.
In return for your experience, we offer a salary that will reflect your qualifications and experience, as well as an excellent benefits package including insurances, medical benefits and subsidised retirement savings.
From sand dunes to volcanic cones, from rolling pasture to craggy headlands fringed by picturesque Pacific beaches, Northland is home to fine foods, a passionate history, a pristine harbour, and a thriving arts culture giving you the opportunity to work in the far north of New Zealand with its relaxed lifestyle and great mix of work and pleasure. Blessed by a warm climate and plenty of sunshine hours, the locals love it here and you will too! We look forward to hearing from you.
For more information on working for us, please visit our careers website at chhwoodproducts.co.nz and apply online.
Green Mill Manager Company/Location: SE Pine, Mount Gambier, South Australia
South East Pine Sales operates a forestry products business manufacturing timber products for local and export markets. Employing over 40 people across two States, South East Pine markets timber products into construction, decorative, landscaping and packaging markets. SE Pine has undertaken extensive works in recent years across its green mill, kiln and dry-mill operations and is committed to re-investing in its business.
The position requires a suitably qualified, experienced and ambitious Manager who is committed to ensuring our organization operates to best practice with people, production operations and safety. The manager will be responsible for the people, equipment, product and practices of the green mill from receiving logs to delivering product to the kiln process. The Manager will be leading a team of 10-15 people and will work closely with site management. South East Pine is committed to expanding the capability, role and remuneration of employees that demonstrate the required ambition and ability, offering the Manager opportunity for career progression.
Setting and monitoring achievement of production targets
Ensuring log meets contracted specification
Coordinating green mill staff
Developing green mill staff capabilities
Assisting kiln staff in optimising their production schedules
Working with maintenance staff in scheduling preventative maintenance
Working with site management to improve the green mill process
Implementing relevant Work Health Safety policy & procedure
Self-starting and able to work with limited supervision
A basic understanding of engineering processes, mechanisms and machine operations
Basic knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems
Good analytical, diagnostic and hands-on practical skills
Strong numeracy and literacy skills
Strong commitment and desire to learn and achieve
Contact Pam Breese contact details below.
Applications close: Friday, 6-Oct-2017
Company/Location: Hyne Timber
Leading Timber Manufacturer Requires Skilled and Trade Qualified Wood Machinist!
Hyne Timber is a national, leading manufacturer and distributor of structural and engineered timber products. Tumbarumba is home to one of its world class manufacturing sites boasting large scale, high volume and state of the art technology.
We currently have a very rare opportunity for a trade qualified Wood Machinist to join the team in the Drymill - Tumbarumba. This role requires specific skills and qualifications in this field. Therefore, only those who meet this essential criteria are able to be considered.
Country charm, outdoor adventure, picturesque surrounds and community spirit. These are just a few common descriptors of Tumbarumba situated on the southern slopes of the NSW Snowy Mountains. Surrounded by mountain peaks, natural bushland, vineyards, lush agricultural pastures and crystal clear streams, there is no end of activities for the whole family.
Due to the nature of this vacancy, this role will only suit applicants who currently reside, or are planning to relocate to the Tumbarumba region.
Ensure the safety of yourself and others at work
Live by the Hyne Timber values (Safety, collaboration, be responsible, be proactive, respect and honesty)
Comply with training modules, work instructions and relevant procedures
Operate planer and feed works to process kiln dried timber using information technology devices
Grind and set up planer heads
High level of equipment housekeeping in particular the planer room and surrounding areas
It is essential that you are a significantly experienced and Trade Qualified Wood Machinist to be considered
Essential – Experience operating equipment and handling material in operational environment
Essential - Demonstrated computer literacy skills
Working knowledge and understanding of Work, Health and Safety
Demonstrated verbal, written and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to use initiative and to be proactive
Have the ability to work within a team and in collaboration with others
Availability and willingness to work flexible hours including shift work
Please submit your application outlining your skills/qualifications and addressing the essential criteria ASAP. Immediate start available for the successful person.
Company/Location: Red Stag Timber - Waipa Mill, Rotorua
Located 5 minutes south of the Rotorua CBD, Red Stag Timber operates Waipa Mill, New Zealand’s largest timber manufacturing site. Using leading edge technology the Mill is currently producing 550,000m3 per annum and is focused on providing quality structural timber for the NZ domestic and overseas export markets. We are currently looking to fill the following roles:
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Remanufacturing plant for an experienced Finger Joint Operator and/or Optimisation Technician. This is a fulltime position with hours of work being 40hrs/week Monday to Thursday from 5.00am to 3.40pm, plus Friday overtime/maintenance as required.
The preferred candidate will be a hands-on and capable person who will:
Hold NZQA L4 Finger Jointing or related qualification, or has technical skills in configuring and operating optimised docking lines using Woodeye or Luxscan equipment.
Have minimum 5 years recent work experience in a similar Remanufacturing plant operation
Have experience operating a high-speed (120 lug/min) Western pneumatic lug jointer or a Grecon Turbo S batch jointer
Be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of machine and workplace safety
Has experience using industrial adhesives
Possess an excellent eye for detail and accuracy, and knowledge of quality systems
TIMBER MACHINIST – 6-10 PLANER Afternoon Shift
Working 4 x 10 hour shifts Monday to Thursday from 3.40pm to 2.20am, this role will report to the Technical Co-ordinator. There will be the opportunity for paid overtime (T1.5) as required.
Key Tasks include:
Safe set up, operation and maintenance of the 610 planer, Western and Grecon Finger Jointers.
Knife room duties.
Problem solving, process analysis and trouble shooting.
Health & Safety, environmental and quality focus.
Previous experience in running Stetson Ross Planers is preferred, as is a Timber Machining qualification (or an equivalent Trade Certificate). Reliability, safe work practices and a can-do attitude are essential.
Reliable, physically fit team players with a “safety first” attitude are sought for these skilled roles and join the Red Stag team. Pre-employment drug testing and medical screening applies.