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Forest Management

Senior Policy Officer
Company/Location: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries / Brisbane City

Jobs Description:

  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries / Brisbane City
  • Permanent full time
  • Salary in the range of $92,189 to $98,635 per annum excluding superannuation.
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is seeking a dynamic professional to work within the Forest Products business group.

You will contribute to the development of contemporary policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure that forest management activities authorised by the department meet applicable legislative requirements, codes of practice and the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS4708:2014).

You must be prepared to take on challenging work and be able to work collaboratively with a range of internal and external parties to drive changes to systems and procedures to ensure that they meet the immediate and long-term needs of the organisation.
A background in some form of natural resource management is required. Forestry experience is desirable but not essential.

For further information about this position and details on how to apply, please visit the Queensland Government Smart Jobs and Careers website www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au

Job Ad Reference: QLD/273327/18.

Closing Date: Tuesday, 24 April 2018

For more info
Contact: Jim Burgess
Phone: +61 (07) 3096 6341

Applications close: Tuesday, 24-Apr-2018

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Forestry IT

GIS Analyst

Company/Location: HQPlantations Pty Ltd - North Lakes

Jobs Description:
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 qualified GIS Analyst with at least 4 years experience in the ArcGIS suite of programmes, and customisation in this environment.

Reporting to the Geospatial Manager, you will be responsible for delivering quality Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services, including plantation mapping, management of mapping services and surveying.

Applicants are asked to submit a copy of their resumé and a brief response (approximately 2 pages) outlining their ability to meet the Position Responsibilities (located in the attached Position Description)

PDF description: GIS Analyst Position Description.pdf

For more info
Contact: Human Resources
E-mail: HR@hqplantations.com.au
Phone: +617 3882 8271

Applications close: Tuesday, 8-May-2018

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Engineering/Maintenance

Graduate Forester
Company/Location: Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd - Napier

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

You will support the team's drive to improve quality and productivity and you must be able to provide technical support across the division while gaining experience in key operational forest practices.

The key components of the role include assisting the business achieve its safety, environmental, financial and information technology objectives.

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, has a high level of energy and a business focused approach.

You will also ideally have the following attributes:


  • A tertiary qualification (degree or diploma) in Forestry or Forest Engineering

  • In final year of study or a recent graduate with less than 2 years experience

  • Strong safety and health ethic

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

  • Ability to work autonomously at times

  • Ability to work logically and methodically with good attention to detail

  • Ability to work across many different teams

  • High level of fitness

  • Flexible and adaptable and able to work outside normal business hours

  • A pro-active "can do safely" attitude

Excellent mentoring and development will be provided to assist you to grow your career in Forestry.

If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

For more info
Contact: Talent Propeller
E-mail: http://panpacjobs.co.nz

Applications close: Friday, 4-May-2018

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Forest Management

Harvest Planner/Coordinator

Company/Location: Hikurangi Forest Farms - Tairawhiti Gisborne NZ

Jobs Description:
The Company
Hikurangi Forest Farms (HFF) manages 30,000ha 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 Location
Gisborne is a well serviced, sunny region 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 Position
HFF currently has an opening available for a Harvest Planner / Coordinator. There is opportunity for HFF to tailor the role to suit the strengths and aspirations of the successful applicant. 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. 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.

Duties include:

  • To assist with the effective planning of forest roads and skids and road engineering projects.
  • The use of programmes such as GIS, CHIPS, and LiDAR data.
  • Supervising roading and harvesting contractors to ensure H&S and environmental compliance.
  • To assist with budgeting, scheduling, and the implementation of new technology.
The ideal candidate will have experience in forest harvest planning and contractor management in either forestry or other land based industry. Overseas applicants are encouraged provided their application adequately describes their eligibility to work in New Zealand.

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 +64 021 863817 or by email to andy.costello@hff.co.nz

Applications close Monday 14th May 2018.

For more info
Contact: Andy Costello
E-mail: andy.costello@hff.co.nz
mobile: +64 021 863817
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Log Processing Specialist

Company/Location: Timberlands Limited (TL)

Jobs Description:
Timberlands Limited (TL) is a leading NZ based Forest Management Company with expertise in forest management and operations on a significant scale. Based in Rotorua, TL manage 190,000ha of forest in the central North Island with an annual harvest of 4.4 million tonnes, and 32 log and stem crews.

We are seeking an experienced Log Processing Specialist on a service contract basis (initial 12-month term).

We are looking for an individual with the following attributes:

  • An experienced processer operator
  • Has a passion for harvesting and quality log products
  • A real people person who can train log processing operators as required
  • Able to differentiate between machine setup and quality issues to improve quality outturn from crews
  • Understands the CPU’s (central processing units) of the four main brands (Woodsman, Waratah, Satco and Southstar) - not limited
  • Can check and advise on machine file setups
  • Can learn and understand TL’s log grades and specs
  • Mechanical experience preferred, so doesn’t mind getting dirty
  • Can prepare and report findings in a timely manner
  • A strong Health and Safety focus
This is an in-forest role with very limited time in office.

Please register your interest: Belinda Buchanan belinda.buchanan@tll.co.nz
For more information contact: Mark Coghill +64 0274 664 154

For more info
Contact: Mark Coghill
mobile: +64 0274 664 154
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Forest Engineering Supervisor

Company/Location: Forest Management (NZ) Limited (FMNZ) / Napier

Jobs Description:
Forest Management (NZ) Limited (FMNZ) manage 27,000 hectares of forest estate located predominantly in the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne areas. As a company, FMNZ values integrity, innovation and are committed to delivering services that exceed expectations.

We are currently seeking a Forest Engineering Supervisor to join our team. Reporting to the Harvest Manager, the role involves the planning and management of forest road construction including liaison with contractors to ensure operational requirements are met.

Practical experience in road construction is essential for this position. Our ideal candidate would come from a harvest or forest engineering background and would ideally have a relevant tertiary qualification.

Job Specification:

  • Planning and supervising construction of harvest roading infrastructure
  • Assistance with preparation of annual budgets, forecasts and reporting
  • Monitoring contractor performance and progress
  • Maintaining effective communication with contractors and stakeholders
  • Maintaining appropriate environmental standards
  • Promotion and compliance with health & safety standards
  • Working closely with the harvest team
Person Specification:
  • Industry experience in harvest road construction and maintenance
  • The ability to work to deadlines and budgets
  • High levels of honesty and integrity
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong communication / relationship management skills
  • Computer literacy
The position will be based at our Napier office with some travel outside the area.

If you have the relevant work experience or qualifications and would like to be part of a close-knit team with stable employment, please apply for this position by sending your CV and cover letter to nadine.valentine@fmnz.co.nz

For more info
Contact: Nadine Valentine
E-mail: nadine.valentine@fmnz.co.nz
Phone: +64 06 843 3770

Applications close: Sunday, 13-May-2018

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Environmental / Consents Supervisor

Company/Location: Forest Management (NZ) Limited (FMNZ) / Napier

Jobs Description:
Forest Management (NZ) Limited (FMNZ) manage 27,000 hectares of forest estate located predominantly in the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne areas. As a company, FMNZ values integrity, innovation and are committed to delivering services that exceed expectations.

We are currently seeking an Environmental / Consents Supervisor to join our team. Reporting to the Harvest and Forest Managers, the role involves the management of environmental compliance in our forests including the obtaining and monitoring of resource consents.

Our ideal candidate would come from a forestry or resource management background and will ideally have a relevant tertiary qualification in resource management or environmental planning. Practical experience in forestry would be an advantage. The work is a mix of field and office based duties.

Job Specification:

  • Ensuring best practice environmental standards are adhered to
  • Preparing and monitoring resource consents
  • Implementing NES standards into company policies and processes
  • Maintaining effective communication with staff, contractors and stakeholders
  • Maintaining appropriate environmental standards
  • Promotion and compliance with health & safety standards
Person Specification:
  • Industry experience in resource and environmental management
  • The ability to plan and work to deadlines and budgets
  • High levels of honesty and integrity
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong communication/relationship management skills
  • Computer literacy
The position will be based at our Napier office with some travel outside the area.

If you have the relevant work experience or qualifications and would like to be part of a close-knit team with stable employment, please apply for this position by sending your CV and cover letter to nadine.valentine@fmnz.co.nz

For more info
Contact: Nadine Valentine
E-mail: nadine.valentine@fmnz.co.nz
Phone: +64 06 843 3770

Applications close: Sunday, 13-May-2018

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Harvesting Manager
Company/Location: Timberlands Ltd / 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 enquiries@tll.co.nz

To submit an application, please forward a covering letter and a copy of your CV by email to enquiries@tll.co.nz or post to:

Monique Denny
Timberlands Ltd
PO Box 1284
ROTORUA 3040
Phone: +64 07 343 1070

For more info
Contact: Monique Denny
E-mail: enquiries@tll.co.nz
Phone: +64 07 343 1070

Applications close: Friday, 11-May-2018

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Forest Engineer, Hawkes Bay
Company/Location: Rayonier / Matariki Forests - Napier

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 Hawkes Bay region, based in Napier.

This role is responsible for managing road construction and road maintenance activities to meet the regional harvesting objectives. 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 and experience with Roadeng and GIS would be considered an asset.

For more info
Contact: Jo Harbin
E-mail: nzrecruitment@rayonier.com
Phone: +64 09 357 9122

Applications close: Sunday, 6-May-2018

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Operations Manager
Company/Location: YS INTERNATIONAL

Jobs Description:
This position represents YS International (YSI) in the Marlborough region and requires the incumbent to lead the Marlborough team and to have the ability to establish and maintain communication with a wide range of stakeholders.

This position will involve:

  • Harvest planning and managing all consents relating to roading and harvesting activities
  • Overall management of harvesting operation, engineering, haulage, silviculture and protection
  • Health & Safety and Environment Compliance
  • Supervision of contractors and work of other YSI employees to achieve YSI’s objectives
  • Some functions related to liaison with local customers and port services.
To apply please forward your covering letter and CV to David Moon, david@ysi.co.nz before 5pm, Monday 30th April 2018.

PDF description: Position Description - Forest Operations Manager2.pdf

For more info
Contact: David Moon
E-mail: david@ysi.co.nz
Phone: +64 9 336 1773
mobile: +64 021780979

Applications close: Monday, 30-Apr-2018

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Forestry Harvesting

Harvest Manager/Planner

Company/Location: Forest Services Ltd - Northland/Auckland

Jobs Description:

The Company
Forest Services Ltd provides professional services to enhance the performance and efficiency of forestry related businesses in the Auckland and Northland regions. Due to ongoing growth, we are looking for a highly motivated forester with a passion for harvesting, who is looking to make a difference in a small but growing company.

Purpose
To provide harvest management and planning services to a range of clients in the Auckland/Northland regions.
Duties will include:

  • Management and supervision of harvesting operations
  • Harvest planning
  • Health and Safety systems development and monitoring.
  • Operational auditing
  • Environmental auditing
  • Liaison with clients.
  • Report writing
  • Work on other forestry projects will be required at times
Candidates should have:
  • a tertiary qualification in Forestry.
  • at least 5 years relative experience
  • excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • an ability to relate to a diverse range of people within the forest industry.
  • a personal alignment with our values of honesty, integrity, commitment, quality and, most importantly, maintaining client confidentiality.
What we offer you:
  • Invaluable experience through working with a diverse range of businesses, large and small, across a wide operational spectrum.
  • The opportunity to make a major contribution to the company and the industry.
  • A personable working environment that provides variety and flexibility
For more information, or to apply for this interesting and varied position, please email Vicki at: vicki@forestservices.co.nz

For more info
Contact: Vicki Rowe
E-mail: vicki@forestservices.co.nz
Phone: +64 09 4315893
mobile: +64 0273276582

Applications close: Wednesday, 2-May-2018

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Marketing and Sales

Woodspan PLT Panels Sales Manager

Company/Location: Taranakipine

Jobs Description:
Want to take a lead position in developing a brand new business for Taranakipine within the rapidly expanding off-site construction market using engineered wood products?

Over the past two years we have identified and developed a market opportunity based on delivering parallel laminated timber (PLT) panels to the construction industry. Our first product is a floor panel system; factory ready for direct installation into a building.

Taranakipine is looking for a driven individual who will develop market leads from customers (architects, engineers, builders, developers) taking initial enquiries for our PLT panels through to order confirmation, then delivery. The measure of success for this role is rapid year on year growth of Taranakipine’s Woodspan PLT panel business.

Based in New Plymouth, Taranakipine is a producer of engineered timber building products supplying to NZ and international customers. We start with the raw log and manufacture all steps through to the finished product.

The role:

  • Develop sales leads directly with the construction industry. Work with them in building design to ensure Woodspan PLT Panels can be specified in plans
  • Be the first point of call for all customers enquiries providing both commercial and technical responses
  • Take confirmed orders, coordinate through manufacturing ensuring delivery on time as per specifications
  • Further develop and maintain our design and installation guides
  • Be part of the marketing and product development programs
  • Position based in New Plymouth
The person:
  • Self-motivated, accurate, full of initiative, and a flair for developing new business
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills
  • Extensive experience working in the building and construction industry
  • Passionate about building with engineered timber products
  • Technically competent on all things “buildings” – systems, standards, IT, engineering, fire, acoustics …
  • A relevant tertiary qualification would be ideal
To apply for the role or seek further information contact Damon Jacobsen.

For more info
Contact: Damon Jacobsen
E-mail: damonj@taranakipine.co.nz
Phone: +64 (0)6 755 9776
mobile: +64 (0)272249113
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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Sawmilling & Timber Processing Opportunities

Jobs Description:
Be part of an exciting start up!

COMMUNITY, SEAFOOD, HUNTING, SUN, COMPETITIVE HOUSING MARKET


Spectrum is a fully integrated forest and wood processing organisation with interests in forests, harvesting, transport and processing facilities throughout NZ.

We seek to fill various positions at our Far East Sawmill Ltd, Gisborne.

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.
  • Drug free.
In addition, we have general and specialist positions we wish to fill including;
Timber machinist – senior role
Kiln Operators
Forklift Operators
Timber Graders
General Hands

TRAINING IS AVAILABLE FOR MOTIVATED PEOPLE WITH A GREAT WORK ETHIC
Applications for any or all the above roles must be forwarded directly to Lauren Roughton via email at lauren@lrconsulting.co.nz by 4.00 pm, 27 April 2018.

For more info
Contact: Lauren Roughton
E-mail: lauren@lrconsulting.co.nz
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Sawmilling and Wood Processing Technician

Jobs Description:
Sawmilling & Timber Processing Opportunities - be part of an exciting start up!

COMMUNITY, SEAFOOD, HUNTING, SUN, COMPETITIVE HOUSING MARKET


Spectrum is a fully integrated forest and wood processing organisation with interests in forests, harvesting, transport and processing facilities throughout NZ.

We seek to fill a key position at our Far East Sawmill Ltd, Gisborne.

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.
  • Drug free.
Sawmilling and Wood Processing Technician

Responsible for the development, application, maintenance and monitoring of all process optimisation systems, grade integrity and consistency, production planning, export phytosanitary compliance, chemical treatment compliance and monitoring.

This role would suit someone with a Diploma in Solid Wood Processing, B. Tech, B. For or a similar qualifications, however experience is of real interest to us and we are creative!

Solid timber manufacturing and processing experience is a prerequisite to be considered for this role and as such, your remuneration package will be competitive.

Applications for any or all the above roles must be forwarded directly to Lauren Roughton via email at lauren@lrconsulting.co.nz by 4.00 pm, 02 May 2018.

For more info
Contact: Lauren Roughton
E-mail: lauren@lrconsulting.co.nz
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Sawmill Manager

Company/Location: Kiwi Lumber (Putaruru) Ltd

Jobs Description:

  • Management of Sawmill Operation
  • Company investing in developing its future Leaders
  • Competitive remuneration on offer – lifestyle too!
The Opportunity
Kiwi Lumber is a growing, 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 a total of 220 staff, across the three sites. Internal re-arrangements to better align this business for this growth has resulted in a Sawmill Manager role to fill, at their Putaruru site.

The Role
Take leadership and staff performance management responsibility within this highly entrepreneurial business. The environment will provide an individual who enjoys challenging the status quo, an opportunity to significantly contribute to the organizations’ goals through successfully applying best practice techniques in ongoing process / plant enhancement and on-going people and performance improvement.

Expertise sought
The organisation values proactive 'thinkers' who are down-to-earth and committed to manufacturing excellence and on-going improvement. Although flexible regarding your industry background, experience gained in a primary manufacturing/process environment and supported by relevant tertiary qualifications is ideal.

Your ability to foster a sense of ownership, and engage and inspire others will have contributed to your past success and be an integral part of your make up. Competencies gained in staff training, planning and lean manufacturing will combine with well developed interpersonal skills, high energy levels and a “can-do” attitude.

Culture
This organisation has a reputation focussed on people: their development, their safety and the working environment. As such, although the technical skills required in this role are essential, considerable focus will be placed on company fit. Key personal attributes will include: collaborative style, strong influencing skills, ability to deal with ambiguity, and motivated by a drive to achieve excellence

You will be rewarded with a competitive base salary, KPI Bonus and profit share system. For the right person this is a genuine long-term career opportunity.

If you wish to join their dedicated and successful team please click on the APPLY button or contact Brigitta Warren at Lawson Williams Specialist Recruitment on +64 021 335 341 for more information or a confidential discussion.

For more info
Contact: Brigitta Lawson
E-mail: brigitta@lawsonwilliams.co.nz
Phone: +64 021 335 341
mobile: +64 021 335 341
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Saw Doctor

Company/Location: WPI / Ohakune NZ

Jobs Description:
We have an opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic skilled Saw Doctor to join the Lumber Operations team at our Tangiwai site on SH49 between Ohakune and Waiouru.

If you want affordable housing and like outdoor activities this is place for you.

Working in a team of like-minded saw doctor professionals, you will ensure that all saws and knives are sharpened, repaired and finished to a high quality to guarantee reliability and availability of saws in our sawmill. You will also participate in performing preventative maintenance tasks to minimise saw failures and unplanned saw changes, investigate and resolve failures promptly and seek continuous improvement opportunities to maximise saw utilisation. There will be an expectation to work alongside mechanical and electrical trades to problem-solve machine-centre sawing issues.

The successful candidate will ideally have the following attributes:

  • Strong health and safety focus
  • NZQA Level 4 Trade Certificate in saw doctoring
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Strong work ethic with a proactive "can do" attitude
  • Ability to respond quickly to changes in priorities or urgent requirements when they arise
  • Proven ability to work within a team environment.
This is a day shift position with some opportunities for overtime.

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

WPI is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. As part of the selection process, applicants will be required to pass an independently conducted pre-employment health and medical assessment which includes drug testing.

For further information, telephone Conrad Whittle on +64 (06) 3858 545

To apply, send a letter of application and CV to:
Human Resources
Winstone Pulp International
P.O Box 48
Ohakune 4660
Or email to jobs@wpi-international.co.nz

Applications close 9am Monday 14 May 2018

For more info
Contact: Conrad Whittle
E-mail: conrad.whittle@wpinz.com
Phone: +64 06 385 8545

Applications close: Monday, 14-May-2018

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