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Forest Establishment/Silviculture

Tree Crop Forester

Company/Location: Timberlands Pacific - Launceston, Tasmania

Job Description:

Are you looking for opportunities to develop your skills and experience, working in a small team in a fast paced, flexible and supportive environment?

Due to a recent opening, we are seeking a talented person who enjoys the outdoors and the challenge of planning and implementing operational Tree Crop programs while delivering in a safe operating environment to best industry practice.

About us

Timberlands Pacific provides world class sustainable forest management on a significant scale, from establishment right through to sales and marketing of forest products.

Our estates include the 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 and creating value for our clients.

The Role

Based in Launceston, Tasmania, the position is a key member of our Tree Crop team, delivering a range of establishment, silvicultural, fire and research activities whilst actively promoting a strong health and safety culture and environmental awareness amongst our contractors.

The successful candidate will be responsible for Tree Crop activities in the Northeast of Tasmania while providing a supporting role in various operational programs that span the estate.

To be Successful

Applicants need to be self-motivated, hold a relevant qualification in forestry and experience in plantation forestry. They need to possess excellent communication, coordinating and team skills, and be able to analyse data, make recommendations and implement continual improvement.

The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary package, flexible work options, private use of a work vehicle and generous benefits. Relocation assistance is also available.

At Timberlands Pacific we value diversity and are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and a safe workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sex and genders.

To submit an application please supply a cover letter together with your CV and email gayle.quin@tppl.com.au, or for a confidential discussion, contact Robin Dickson on (+61) 407 331 662.

Applications close at 5.00pm AEST on Friday 3 May 2024.

For more information on Timberlands Pacific, visit our website at www.tppl.com.au

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Contact: Gayle Quin
E-mail: gayle.quin@tppl.com.au
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Estate Coordinator

Company/Location: Plantation Pine Products - Oberon, NSW

Job Description:

Plantation Pine Products is proudly owned by Borg. As part of an Australian owned and vertically integrated business, Plantation Pine Products offer full-service bespoke forestry management services. Plantation Pine Products is growing its estate across Australia to provide cost effective fibre for the Borg Groups future manufacturing needs.

Our expanding estate represents a huge long-term private investment into sustainable raw material manufacturing for the future. From farmland purchase, preparation, establishment, and ongoing afforestation activities such as silviculture, fire protection and forest maintenance. Plantation Pine Products are financially committed to creating a renewable resource, in an eco-friendly, and sustainable environment.

About the Role

We are currently looking to recruit an Estate Coordinator in the Central Tablelands area of NSW to manage the estate and the establishment of plantations as part of our expansion program.

This new role is based in Oberon and includes:

  • Planning and supervision of all establishment operations.
  • Coordinating all silvicultural management activities across the estate.
  • Carbon Project and Establishment Grant management.
  • Fire control and annual preparation activities.
  • Using GIS to create maps.
  • Assisting with the estate expansion program.
  • Health and Safety Compliance and Auditing.
You will ideally have the following attributes:
  • Hands on approach to getting the job done.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Tertiary qualification in forestry or agriculture (an advantage).
  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • Enthusiasm and Energy.
  • Valid driver’s license.
An attractive salary package based on experience and qualifications will be offered.

As part of the selection process, applicants must be prepared to undergo a pre-employment medical examination which includes functional, audiometric and drug and alcohol testing. For more information on the role contact Angus Spreckley, Wood Resource Manager, (+61) 418 795 360.

Applications must be received by the close of business, Friday 17th May 2024.

Plantation Pine Products Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more info
Contact: Angus Spreckley
E-mail: spreckleya@plantationpineproducts.com.au
mobile: (+61) 418 795 360

Applications close: Friday, 17-May-2024

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Forest Management

Grow with us

Company/Location: HQ Plantations Pty Ltd - Queensland

Job Description:

Do you want to work for a business that cares about its people - for their health and wellbeing, ensuring they feel valued and respected, and that every day, everyone returns home safe? A business that cares about the Traditional Custodians of the land we now manage, our neighbours, communities and the visitors to our plantation forests.

We sustainably manage 310,000 hectares of forest throughout the state of Queensland from Passchendaele near the NSW border to Kuranda northwest of Cairns. We’re growing almost 100 million trees in Queensland, did we mention sustainably?

We currently have operational vacancies in our business, if you are wanting to make a tree change and work in the Sunshine State, please visit the Career Opportunities under “Our People” on our website www.hqplantations.com.au

For more info
E-mail: HR@hqplantations.com.au
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Senior Harvest Forester

Company/Location: Australian Bluegum Plantations - Albany, WA

Job Description:

ABP is one of the largest, fully integrated plantation managers and plantation woodchip exporters in the world. We are a dedicated team of professionals, partnered with an experienced contractor workforce focused on safely producing and supplying a premium woodchip to our valued customers in Asia.

ABP’s plantation estate is located within the Green Triangle region in Southwest Victoria / Southeast SA and Southwest of WA.

At ABP we are committed to creating a diverse environment and are focused on empowering our people to use their creativity, experience, and diverse thinking to overcome challenges and deliver achievements that are celebrated.

We are seeking an experienced and driven Senior Forester with the ambition and potential to advance into management roles. You'll be instrumental in roading and harvest planning, overseeing contractors to meet our objectives while ensuring compliance with ABP standards, as well as regulatory and FSC requirements. Your passion for integrating technology into forestry is as strong as your proficiency.

Responsibilities include:

  • Actively promoting safe behaviours and attitudes among staff, contractors, and visitors.
  • Managing harvest roading contractors on a daily basis to ensure compliance with safety, environmental, and legislative requirements.
  • Conducting harvest planning and ensuring adherence to the planned schedule developed in collaboration with the Harvesting Manager.
  • Providing coverage for the Harvest Manager during their absence.
  • Supervising harvest operations to meet production targets while maintaining quality.
  • Developing Timber Harvest Plans.
  • Conducting and overseeing plantation inductions and record-keeping.
  • Collaborating with contractors to solve challenges and ensure sufficient resources are available to meet daily volume targets.
  • Managing processes and procedures to ensure quality service provision.
  • Contributing to personal and team professional performance and development.
  • Adopting a holistic approach to operations to maximise results for ABP.
Qualifications and experience
  • Formal qualifications in forestry, agriculture, or a related discipline preferred.
  • Forestry experience, harvesting preferred. Roading, agriculture experience will be considered.
  • Previous experience supervising contractors.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and ability to motivate others.
  • Results-oriented mindset to meet deadlines.
  • Strong people and communication skills to confidently interact with contractors stakeholders, local government, and staff, effectively conveying ideas.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software packages, especially Excel.
  • Open minded, with willingess to embrace new technology.
  • A manual car driver’s license.
Preferred, but not essential:
  • Previous experience supervising direct reports.
  • Experience in firefighting and fire truck drivers’ licence.
  • Experience working to strict certification standards.
To submit your application please email sheri.tarr@austgum.com.au

Applications Close: 17 May 2024

PDF description: Senior Harvesting Forester WA.pdf

For more info
Contact: sheri tarr
E-mail: sheri.tarr@austgum.com.au

Applications close: Friday, 17-May-2024

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Forestry Harvesting

Forest Officer / Senior Forest Officer Harvesting

Company/Location: Sustainable Timber Tasmania/ Southern Tasmania

Job Description:

Do you have a passion for sustainable forestry and experience leading high-performing teams?

About Us

Sustainable Timber Tasmania manages Tasmania’s public production forest for a vast array of environmental, social, and economic values. Managing these forest values respectfully, innovatively, and sustainably is at the heart of everything we do. We are proud to be recognised as a Tasmanian Employer of Choice. We value diversity, equality and inclusion and are proud to be a workplace where people feel they are treated fairly and with respect. We encourage suitably qualified applicants of all ages, abilities, genders, cultures, and linguistic backgrounds including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

Our Values

  • Respect: we create safe places
  • Responsibility: we take ownership
  • Growth: we create sustainable value
  • Excellence: we make it happen
About the role

Now is an exciting time to join the Southern Forest Products team at STT. This role needs an enthusiastic and dedicated person who is passionate about sustainable forestry and who wants to help shape our future business.

Depending on your experience and skillset an exciting opportunity exists here at STT in the Harvesting Team for a Forest Officer (FO) or Senior Forest Officer (SFO). As an FO/SFO you will deliver, or assist with delivering, regional wood production plans for all aspects of harvesting operations in plantations or native forests. The role also liaises with contractors, customers and the community on the works being carried out in the field and participates in fire operations.

The position is located in our Southern Region. The role will see the successful person spending their time between the field and office providing the successful applicant a great variety of work!

About you

The Position Description outlines the responsibilities and expectations of the role considered key to success; however, it is intended as a supplement to the recruitment process.

Importantly, in this role you will:
  • Be committed to people – fostering teamwork and providing excellent customer service to all stakeholders.
  • Have a safety focus – contributing to the important task of keeping yourself, staff, and contractors safe.
  • Be prepared to learn and grow – taking advantage of STT’s supportive culture.
  • Be physically fit to undertake field work and firefighting duties when required.
What's on offer
  • A permanent, full-time position
  • A salary between $64K - $90K PA (depending on skills and experience) + Superannuation
  • Use of a company vehicle*
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Variety of work and autonomy
We offer a supportive and rewarding work environment, with opportunities for professional development.

Plus, our employees overwhelmingly agree that STT is:
  • A workplace where you are treated with respect, and
  • An organisation that is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion.
Does this sound like you?

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact our Southern Coordinator Forest Products - (Harvesting) Matt Wood on (+61) 408 597 025 or via matthew.wood@sttas.com.au.

The position description (including accountabilities) and more information about Sustainable Timber Tasmania’s application process is available on our website at: SSTAS Careers

How to apply

Please include:
  • A cover letter outlining how your skills and experience are aligned with this role and why you think you’re the best person for the job,
  • Your resume.
Applications close at midnight on Tuesday 14 May

*Company vehicle usage arrangement is part-private use for SFO level, home garaging arrangement for FO appointment.

PDF description: Position Description - SFO Harvesting_fgw6remn1x7y.pdf

For more info
Contact: Matt Wood
E-mail: Matthew.Wood@sttas.com.au
Phone: (+61) 408 597 025
mobile: (+61) 408 597 025

Applications close: Tuesday, 14-May-2024

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Timber Processing Roles

Company/Location: Neville Smith Forest Products - Huon Valley Green Mill

Job Description:

Grow your future with us.

Join one of Australia’s most advanced processors of sustainably harvested, Regrowth and Plantation hardwoods.

Now is an exceptional time to start your career in the Tasmanian Plantation and Regrowth hardwood timber sector with an industry leader recognised for product innovation, training and development, and a commitment to sustainability.

NSFP has extensive processing operations statewide including the Huon Valley, Mowbray, and Warrane, employing Tasmanians in a diverse range of strategic, processing, sales, and administration roles.

Build your career with a 100% family-owned Tasmanian company that values its employees, offers above-award conditions and is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer.

A range of exciting positions are available, right now, in Southern Tasmania at our Huon Valley Green Mill and Advanced Manufacturing Operation.

Relocation assistance will be considered for successful applicants.

We are looking for:

  • Machine Centre Operators
  • Qualified Forklift Drivers
  • Sawmill Team Leaders
Successful candidates will receive a competitive salary along with the opportunity for ongoing training and development to grow their career with one of Tasmania's most progressive timber processors.

Suitable applicants will have the following key attributes:
  • Proven experience working in a similar role
  • A strong work ethic
  • Reliability, adaptability, and flexibility
  • A good knowledge of safety regulations
  • CPR and first aid certifications – desirable, but not essential
  • Your own vehicle and a current full driver’s license
  • A pre-employment medical check including regular and ongoing drug and alcohol screening is mandatory
  • Legally entitled to work in Australia.
Please express your interest by emailing a cover letter and resume to CherieA@nsfpgroup.com.au.

Alternatively, you can apply via our advertisement in Seek: SEEK

All applicants are treated in the strictest confidence.

Visit us at nsfpgroup.com.au.

For more info
Contact: Cherie Andersen
E-mail: cheriea@nsfpgroup.com.au
Phone: (+61) 429 661 625
mobile: (+61) 429 661 625
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Administration

PR & Communications Manager, Timberlands Limited

Company/Location: Timberlands Limited - Rotorua

Job Description:

If you are keen to join an innovative and progressive organisation that is redefining the way it looks and feels, then we have a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and experienced PR & Communications specialist to lead us through this exciting transformation period.

Timberlands Limited is a world leading forest management company with its main office located near the mountain bike mecca of the Whakarewarewa Forest in Rotorua. Acting on behalf of the Kaingaroa Timberlands Partnership, Timberlands Limited manages the operations carried out in New Zealand’s largest plantation pine forest, the 189,000 ha Kaingaroa Forest Estate, located in the central North Island.

Purpose of the Role:

Reporting to the GM People, Culture & Transformation, you will be responsible for driving the development and implementation of comprehensive internal and external communication strategies to enhance our reputation and ensure the delivery of consistent and impactful messaging across all channels and platforms.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Develop & execute a Communications & PR strategy to enhance brand visibility and reputation.
  • Lead internal and external communications that tell our story to enhance our public image and stakeholder engagement.
  • Lead the Intranet content strategy to ensure it serves as an effective communication tool to keep employees informed and engaged.
  • Develop and lead the Timberlands’ Website content strategy to ensure alignment with our goals, audience needs, SEO best practices our brand story and identity.
  • Design and implement a comprehensive Social Media strategy.
  • Support with crisis communications to mitigate potential public relations issues when required.
Our ideal candidate will have:
  • A relevant tertiary qualification with at least 5 years’ experience in a Comms & PR role.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, with the ability to craft clear and persuasive content.
  • Strong knowledge and experience managing social media platforms and leading digital marketing strategies.
  • Proficient crisis management skills.
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
What we offer:

The successful applicant would receive a remuneration package that aims to retain and reward excellent people including a competitive salary, a discretionary performance-based bonus scheme, health & welfare insurances, and excellent professional development opportunities including working on some of our exciting strategic projects. We pride ourselves in providing a supportive, inclusive working environment where you will be a valued member of our team.

This is a full-time permanent position based in our Rotorua office. Applicants should have NZ residency or current eligibility to work in NZ and already be residing here.

If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and would like the opportunity to join an incredible team, then please apply via the "View Vacant Roles Here" link on our Employment page of the Timberlands website by Friday 26 April 2024.

PDF description: PR & Communications Manager - 8.4.24_m0d7e91tyyj9.pdf

For more info
Contact: Sandy Clarke
E-mail: enquiries.timberlands@tll.co.nz

Applications close: Friday, 26-Apr-2024

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Forest Management

Regional Forester, North Island

Company/Location: Port Blakely - Tauranga

Job Description:

Port Blakley is a family-owned business and was established in the USA in 1864 and has been in New Zealand since 1994. Since its opening they have become a world leader in forest management. Their mission is simple: put tomorrow first! They seek to continually improve how we help nature in her important work.

The Role:

The Regional Forester, North Island, is responsible for assisting the Regional Manager, North Island in all facets of forest planning and forest operations management from establishment through to pre-harvesting silviculture, forest protection and forest acquisitions. The Regional Forester, North Island will also collaborate with the Sr Technical & Resource Forester on various projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the development of strategic and tactical plans and with acquisition projects
  • Ensuring compliance with Health and Safety, Environmental, and other legislative requirements
  • Contractor management ensuring efficient, cost-effective operations.
  • Assisting the Regional Manager, North Island in all aspects of forest establishment, silviculture management, forest health & fire risk management.
  • Liasing and collaborating with both internal and external stakeholders; building strong relationships.
Key Requirements:
  • Degree in Forestry or other relevant qualification.
  • Previous experience working in a similar role is desirable.
  • Ability to work collaboratively but also autonomously.
  • Adaptability to deal with shifting demands and situations.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Ability to liaise with individuals at all levels of the organisation.
  • Solution focused with the ability to collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Good working knowledge of GIS.
What’s in it for you?

You will become part of the small North Island team based in Tauranga where you will be subjected to a diverse range of tasks, exposure to both personal and professional development opportunities, and the chance to be part of a well-respected and successful organisation. There are several benefits on offer including payments towards medical insurance and income protection, long service recognition and a Toyota Hilux to use as part of your toolbox.

To apply please fill out the application form through SEEK.

For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Hayley on (+64) 3 265 0668 or flick me an email on hayley@bishopassociates.co.nz

Applications close 5PM, 26th April 2024.

PDF description: Regional Forester_North Island_JD_12iodr0kjo6z3.pdf

For more info
Contact: Hayley Davidson
E-mail: hayley@bishopassociates.co.nz
Phone: (+64) 3 265 0668
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Forestry IT

GIS Manager

Company/Location: Forest Enterprises - Masterton

Job Description:

Forest Enterprises is a leading forestry investment company that manages 52 forestry Investments on behalf of more than 6,500 individual investors. The forest management and investment business provides long term sustainable work for our employees and contract service providers.

We have a vacancy for a full time GIS Manager. Our large scale forest and land management business uses a wide range of ArcGIS modules and imagery tools for analysis and reporting.

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing and maintaining Forest Enterprises’ GIS system. The role will be based in our Masterton Office.

The role will involve:

  • Maintaining and improving land and crop record system
  • Maintaining spatial records through recording periodic measurement of forest areas and updating the GIS
  • Updating of, and reporting on, forest records and forest inventory data
  • Manage digitising of harvest plans and paper maps
  • Provision of a forest information system to operational staff
  • Providing assistance to all GIS and stand record database users
Suitable applicants will have the following key attributes:
  • Proficiency with ESRI ArcGIS software
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Ability and inclination to learn and operate Atlas software
  • Analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Knowledge of Python and drone deploy skills will be advantageous
Send your application in confidence to recruitment@forestenterprises.co.nz, or to the SNI Regional Manager, Forest Enterprises, PO Box 128 Masterton.

Closing date 30th April 2024

For more info
Contact: Recruitment
E-mail: recruitment@forestenterprises.co.nz
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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

KPP Operators
Company/Location: Kaingaroa Processing Plant - Rotorua

Job Description:

Are you a machine operator in forestry or a similar industry looking for a stable role where you can use your skills on a processing site and work for a significant forest management company? Do you like the idea of a good work-life balance where fixed rosters allow you to plan your lifestyle and spend time with your family?

Timberlands is seeking a Plant Operator to join our team at the Kaingaroa Processing Plant (KPP), a large log manufacturing plant situated off S.H 38 in the Kaingaroa Forest. This is a linear plant, processing whole stems from debarking through to cutting log grades and chipping offcuts, similar to a skid site operation. The plant runs 24 hours, 7 days a week throughout most of the year utilising a lifestyle friendly 4 on 4 off shift roster. Transport is provided from Rotorua to the plant.

This role involves:

  • Learning to operate and rotate through each of the machine stations at the plant
  • Assisting with breakdowns and maintenance work
  • Some yard work associated with stocks
  • Adhering to high standards in health, safety, value & quality
  • Working and communicating effectively within a team
Ideal candidates will possess the following:
  • Previous experience in a similar role (at least 3 years)
  • Proven reliability and a good work ethic
  • Good hand/eye co-ordination
  • Basic computer skills or experience operating computerised systems
  • Ability to work 12 hour shifts alternating between day and night shift, on a 4 on 4 off roster (minimum hours of work of 11.5 hours on a rotating roster of 4 days/nights on 4 days/nights off)
For this role, you will need to be located in Rotorua and have a Full New Zealand Drivers licence as you will need to have the ability to drive the company work van to and from the Kaingaroa Processing Plant.

The pay range is $57,408 to $70,000.

If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in, please don’t hesitate to apply now by sending your application to enquiries.timberlands@tll.co.nz.

For more info
Contact: Karla Hook
E-mail: enquiries.timberlands@tll.co.nz

Applications close: Friday, 3-May-2024

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