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Regional Manager, East Gippsland
Company/Location: VicForests

Job Description:
VicForests is a Victorian State-owned business responsible for the sustainable harvest, regeneration and commercial sale of timber from Victoria's public forests on behalf of the Victorian Government.We undertake all our operations in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner, keeping our staff, the community and the environment in mind in all we do.

About the role:

  • anage the works program in conjunction with the functional managers to ensure that operations are coordinated effectively;
  • Develop plans and budgets that minimise the average on truck cost;
  • Encourage and reward continuous improvement and business development;
  • Ensure contractual commitments are met in achieving targets;
  • Demonstrate accountability and clarity in ensuring the effective functioning of the Regional Management Team;
  • Provide an environment where staff can develop to meet their full potential;
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to employees to optimise individual and team performance through effective leadership, training and development and performance management
  • Take responsibility for performing the role in accordance with all relevant system requirements, including sustainable forest management
About you:
  • Relevant forest management experience;
  • Appropriate degree in Forestry or related field
  • Experience in contractor management
  • Experience developing programs of work in Harvesting Roading and Regeneration to enable the organisation to achieve its targets
  • Experience in building effective and motivated teams
  • Ability to communicate and to influence at all levels
  • Highly professional
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence
To apply please please submit your CV

VicForests is committed to equality and diversity. People from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply

PDF description: Position Description 2019 - Regional Manager East Gippsland - Ongoing.pdf

For more info
Contact: VicForests HR Team

Applications close: Tuesday, 26-Nov-2019

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Executive General Manager – Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub (GTFIH)

Job Description:

  • Relocate to the Limestone Coast and enjoy the best of a work/life balance
  • Directly champion the strategic growth of this key industry group
  • Display your superior communication skills with a variety of different key stakeholders
About the Hub:

The Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub (GTFIH) is a group of nine companies invested in the future of the Green Triangle’s regional forestry and wood fibre sector. Members are Australian Bluegum Plantations, AKD Softwoods, Borg Manufacturing, Green Triangle Forest Products, HVP Plantations, New Forests, NF McDonnell & Sons, OneFortyOne and Timberlink Australia.

About the role:
We are looking for an experienced Executive General Manager who will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the GTFIH strategic plan.

Required qualifications
  • Minimum 15+ years’ senior management experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role at Executive Team level
  • Degree in Business Management and Post Graduate Studies with a Strategy focus highly desirable
  • Innovative in thought, decision making and outcomes with an interest in driving an innovative culture
  • Proven leadership and management skills
GTFIH is an equal opportunity employer, we encourage all applicants with the RIGHT TO WORK in Australia to apply. For a full job description please contact Ben Stow, on behalf of the GFTIH, .

Please note that applications close by Friday 22nd November 2019.

For more info
Contact: Ben Stow
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Planning Manager

Job Description:

  • Degree in Forestry Science or Forestry Engineering. 
  • Minimum 10 to 15 years of experience in Forestry planning or Engineering.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, including the ability to influence collaborate all across all functions and levels in the organization. 
  • Proven ability to manage, supervise and provide leadership. 
  • Willing to travel to camp
Job Description: 
  • Provides forest planning services including modeling, forest data and spatial information to enable the staff in tree plantations to meet their planning and operational objectives and strategies. Coordinates the output of the team members.
  • Sets the silvicultural policy through thorough and extensive consultation with all operational and sales staff, modeling outputs, business strategy and sustainability into account. Coordinate modeling of alternate regimes and scenarios and suggest changes to current practices based on analysis of these regimes. 
  • Provides a monitoring function ensuring that the operational activities in the Licensed Planted Forests (LPFs), reflect the intent of long term and tactical and operational planning, ensuring that the various levels of plans are executed correctly and that the long term Licensed Plant Forest (LPF) sustainability and obligations are able to be met. This includes an overview of value recovery and control of the harvest units available for harvest. 
  • To contribute to the dynamics and management of Licensed Planted Forests (LPFs). To provide forward thinking in terms of further development and refinement of planning process and tools as well as enhancement of the value of the estate.

PDF description: JDPlanningManager(New).pdf

For more info
Contact: Mr.Francois Blignaut
Phone: +6085413099
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Harvesting and Production Managers

Company/Location: Timberlands Pacific, Launceston TAS & Mt Gambier SA

Job Description:
Are you looking for opportunities to develop and succeed, working in a small team in a fast paced, flexible and supportive environment?

Due to a recent restructure, we are looking to build our Woodflow team with talented people who have experience in harvesting, planning and supply chain management to help us deliver a safe operating environment as we continue to grow and expand our business.

About us
Timberlands Pacific provides world class sustainable forest management and operations, from establishment through to sales and marketing on a significant scale.

Our estates include Taswood Estate in Tasmania and Penola Plantations across the South Australian and Victorian borders. We are strongly committed to the regional communities in which we operate in and creating value for our clients.

The Roles
Based in either Launceston, Tasmania or Mt Gambier, South Australia the positions are key members of our Woodflow team, delivering harvesting, planning and operational objectives safely and to a high standard.

The successful candidate will play a key role in ensuring the safety, value recovery, wood flow and scheduling aspects of our harvesting programs.

To be Successful
Applicants will be self-motivated and have extensive experience in plantation forestry. They will possess excellent communication and team skills, be able to analyse value recovery data, make recommendations and hold a tertiary qualification in forestry or related discipline.

A competitive salary package, including private use car and generous benefits, is available and is relocation assistance.

To submit an application please supply a cover letter together with your CV and email or for a confidential discussion, contact Emma-Kate Griffiths on +61 0417 332 323.

For more information on Timberlands Pacific visit our website at

For more info
Contact: Gayle Quin

Applications close: Friday, 6-Dec-2019

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Forestry Harvesting

Harvesting Forester

Company/Location: OneFortyOne

Job Description:
Are you a motivated individual who enjoys working in a high-performing, innovative environment? Then the role of a Harvesting Forester may be for you. As a key you can join the Marketing and Operations team at OneFortyOne in the Mt Gambier Region and help us deliver a safe operating environment, strong relationships, and enable us to realise the full potential of our forests.

We are a trans-Tasman vertically integrated sustainable timber products organisation with high value plantation and sawmill assets in Mt Gambier, South Australia and Nelson, New Zealand. In growing the ultimate renewable, we support the social fabric of regional communities. Annually we harvest more than 1.9 million cubic metres of radiata pine which we deliver as structural, landscaping and packaging, preservation, pulp and chip log to our customers in South Australia and Victoria.

Working with a team of dedicated in house and external professionals, the Harvesting Forester will play a key role in ensuring the safety, field communications, value recovery, wood flow and scheduling aspects of our harvesting program. It is preferred that you are forestry educated with harvesting experience. We have a strong preference for analytical and information technology skills, log bucking experience and are able to assemble cutting profiles, analyse value recovery data and make recommendations that ensure customer orders and products can be met.

We understand that our people are the cornerstone to our success. We are passionate about being a great place to work, have industry leading training and employee development programs, good work life balance and competitive remuneration. You can learn more about us at

For more info
Contact: Melissa Ryan
Phone: +61 (0)887242794

Applications close: Wednesday, 27-Nov-2019

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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Production Manager North

Company/Location: Forest Products Commission, Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia

Job Description:
This is a Permanent Full-time position at 1.0FTE

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) values are to Nurture our people, Respect our environment, heritage, and each other, and deliver outstanding results and superior service. Our goals are to: Deliver healthy forests for future generations, facilitate a vibrant forest industry to deliver social and economic benefits, particularly in regional WA, and ensure efficient, effective and safe delivery of business outcomes. We are looking for a vibrant professional to help us to grow the benefits of forestry and the timber industry for the people of WA.

The Production Manager North is responsible for the planning and implementation of integrated harvesting operations for the Forest Products Commission (FPC) in the northern division of the Southwest area.

The role implements and achieves the annual harvesting works programs and coordinates the distribution of log sales to contracted buyers. The role also monitors environmental impacts, follows appropriate procedures and ensures that standards of prevention and correction are met, and specifications are applied. This position is also responsible for ensuring budgeting and expenditure requirements are effectively managed, monitored and reported.

To be successful in this role you will have:


1. Substantial experience and understanding of commercial forestry operations.
2. Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver innovative and responsive solutions which underpin strategic objectives.
3. Substantial experience in procurement and contract management.
4. Proven experience and demonstrated leadership and management skills to meet objectives, through effective human resources and financial management practices.
5. Highly developed communication skills including negotiation skills and the ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships across a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in forestry, Natural and/or Sustainable Resource Management, Land Management or other relevant tertiary qualification.

For more information and to apply online please visit:

Applications close: 5PM 28 November 2019

For more info
Contact: Troy Sawyer
Phone: +61 (0)8 9725 5282
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Forest Management

Procurement/Forest/Carbon Manager

Company/Location: Woodbank

Job Description:
Woodbank is a company that services the private forest sector in the top half of the North Island.

We are looking for a qualified professional to join our team that has experience in procurement, harvesting, logistics, and other forest related skills. Having GIS and carbon knowledge would be seen as a desirable asset.

We have not settled on the preferred location of the individual, and would discuss that with short listed candidates.

Woodbank has a small team that relies on each other's abilities, and knowledge, so expect to be part of a fun, exciting team of individuals, with an emphasis on family values, and challenging work projects.

The successful candidate will be rewarded well above industry standards, provided with a company ute, and be part of a company profit share scheme.

In the first instance please send an email to the contact below, with a copy of your CV and recent experience.

For more info
Contact: Darrin Collett

Applications close: Friday, 6-Dec-2019

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Harvest Manager, Nelson

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Nelson

Job Description:
PF Olsen Ltd is looking for a Harvest Manager to join our vibrant and customer focused Nelson team. PF Olsen Ltd has over 46 years’ forestry services experience with offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. With our vision to be ‘The professional forest management company of choice’ we strive to be industry leaders in value maximisation and risk reduction for forest owners through all aspects of forest management.

Duties will include:

  • Planning, management and supervision of harvesting and engineering operations to a high level of performance H&S, environmental and value creation for our clients
  • Client liaison and written reporting
  • Project work from time to time
To be successful you will already have:
  • The ability to cope with the fluid woodlot harvesting environment
  • Proven leadership and teamwork skills
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry (preferable)
  • 2 or more years’ experience in Harvest and Engineering management.
  • Good communication and written skills
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • An exciting and diverse role in a growing local team
  • Career progression opportunities throughout New Zealand & Australia
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package (Including life, medical & income protection insurance)
  • Vehicle with full private use
  • Share-buying opportunities
PF Olsen is a drug-free work place and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

For a job description or to apply for this position, please email your CV and cover letter before 2nd December 2019 to

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

For more info
Contact: Tachina Walsh
Phone: +64 (0)79217290

Applications close: Monday, 2-Dec-2019

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Kilns Supervisor

Company/Location: Red Stag Timber Ltd, Rotorua

Job Description:
Located 5 minutes south of Rotorua CBD, Red Stag Timber is an industry leader when it comes to producing quality timber products. The Company operates New Zealand’s largest sawmill, and is a well-established and successful business. We have invested heavily in leading edge technology and currently run the largest Kiln drying operation in Australasia.

A great opportunity has arisen for a person with experience in both kiln operations and people supervision to oversee the 24/7 Kiln drying operations and provide day-to-day leadership of 4 shift operators and 8 fork drivers. Reporting to the Kiln Drying Manager, the Kilns Supervisor will receive operational support in order to learn all aspects of the role.

This role requires extensive knowledge of wood manufacturing processes and timber specific quality systems, along with previous supervisory experience. Along with technical expertise, a willingness to be hands on from time to time, including the operation of a small loader to load and unload charges.

Normal hours of work will be Tuesday to Saturday dayshifts, in order to provide support to the Weekend shift.

Key Tasks include:

  • Leading safety training, skill development and overall team performance.
  • Overseeing effective stock rotation to maximise efficiency of the operation
  • Ensuring that Kiln charge build quality is maintained
  • Monitoring the Kilns process, minimising downtime on Kiln stand
  • Conducting critical Quality checks and liaising daily with maintenance personnel.
  • Daily supervision and leadership of Kiln operators, including roster management & approving timesheets
  • Leading by example through proven reliability and safe work practices is essential.
A pre-employment medical and drug test will be required, along with minimum 3 references from current or previous employers. Please note: You must hold NZ Residency to apply for this role.

Application Forms are available on or you can email Kelly Robinson, HR Advisor

Full applications including CV & a copy of any relevant qualifications should be received by 4.00pm on Friday, 6th December 2019

For more info
Contact: Kelly Robinson
Phone: +64 07 349 5831

Applications close: Friday, 6-Dec-2019

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