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Administration Coordinator

Company/Location: Forestry Corporation NSW/TUMUT

Job Description:

  • Permanent Part-time Job Share Opportunity
  • Diverse role and responsibilities
  • Great regional town in Tumut
About Us

Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of softwood plantation forests in NSW. We manage more than two hundred thousand hectares of softwood plantations for the economic, environmental and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia. For more information about who we are and what we do visit forestrycorporation.com.au.

The Position

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and professional Administration Coordinator to join our regional management team in Tumut. The role will be instrumental in supporting the team across key areas, including being our first point of contact at reception, managing and maintaining office systems, records and information management, payroll and procurement, fleet and assets coordination.

The role will be critical in providing strong support across all areas of administration services to the wider regional team. We are offering a permanent part-time job share opportunity across 3 days per week.

This is a great opportunity to join a busy, vibrant team in a great location in Tumut.

The Person

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and passionate about delivering exceptional customer service to internal and external stakeholders, coupled with high aptitude and initiative. You will also have the following skills and experience;
  • Strong demonstrated experience working in an administration capacity supporting large teams in a corporate environment;
  • Exceptional ability and experience in taking initiative, being self-driven and resilient in a workplace environment;
  • Exceptional demonstrated experience with ability to prioritise tasks, work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Strong attention to detail and capacity to focus on detailed repetitive tasks, while ensuring accuracy is a must;
  • Demonstrated proficient experience working with commercial computer packages particularly MS Office to an advanced level;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to working with new systems and processes as they are developed in the business;
  • A sound working knowledge and previous experience with Purchasing, Accounts Payable /Sales is preferred.
How to Apply

We would love to hear from you!

Send a copy of your resume and a cover letter outlining why you are interested in the role to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au

For more information about this great opportunity please contact Dean Anderson, Regional Manager on (m)+61 0429 232 892

Applications close: Sunday 9 May 2021.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a medical assessment and drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process. The role may be required to perform or support fire-fighting activities.

Forestry Corporation is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and encourages flexible working arrangements.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and encourage females to apply for this role.

For more info
Contact: Dean Anderson
E-mail: Dean.Anderson@fcnsw.com.au
Phone: +61 0429 232 892
mobile: +61 0429 232 892
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Forest Establishment/Silviculture

Forester - Silviculture
Company/Location: Timberlands Pacific

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 Mt Gambier, South Australia, 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 a broad range of Tree Crop activities in the Green Triangle region of South Australia/Victoria 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 have 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.

To apply, please provide a cover letter together with your CV and email to gayle.quin@tppl.com.au For a copy of a position description and further information about the role in confidence please contact Kelly Williamson on +61 0428 402 687.

Applications close at 5.00pm AEST on Friday 21 May 2021.

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

For more info
Contact: Gayle Quin
E-mail: gayle.quin@tppl.com.au

Applications close: Friday, 21-May-2021

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Forest Management

Project Officer - The Living Murray

Company/Location: Forestry Corporation NSW/Deniliquin

Job Description:

  • Contribute to the recovery of our iconic Red River Gum Forest
  • Rewarding opportunity in the growing environmental water sector
  • Permanent Position in Deniliquin
About Us

Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the economic, environmental and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia. FCNSW adheres to the values of respect, innovation, integrity and wellbeing. For more information about who we are and what we do visit forestrycorporation.com.au

The Living Murray Program

The Living Murray is a joint initiative of the Australian Government and the governments of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. It was initiated in response to compelling evidence of a long-term serious decline in the health of the Murray River system. Its primary goal is to achieve a healthy, working river for the benefit of all Australians. To this end, it focuses on improving the health of six important ‘icon sites’ along the river by increasing the flow of environmental water to benefit the plants, animals and communities that the river supports.

About the Role

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Project Officer to support the great initiatives currently taking place. The role will assist the TLM Program Manager to implement The Living Murray (TLM) program in the Koondrook and Perricoota State Forests by taking responsibility for the administration of external funding agreements and delivery of annual water projects. The position is part of the Red Gum district of Western Region (Hardwoods) and reports to the TLM Program Manager.

This is a permanent position based in Deniliquin.

About You

The ideal candidate for this role is strategic and collaborative and with a passion for Natural Resource Management. You can communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and you will demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and experience:
  • Tertiary qualifications in natural resource management, preferably ecology, forestry, agriculture or water;
  • Demonstrated experience in the science, government or consulting sectors or equivalent;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to develop productive relationships with stakeholders;
  • Sound computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, GIS or other mapping program;
  • Experience delivering short term or annual projects, including procurement and management of service providers;
  • Experience working with rural communities regarding natural resource management is ideal;
  • Experience in Aboriginal/Traditional owner engagement is ideal.
If you are a recent sciences graduate looking for a unique opportunity to support the forefront of water resource management, we also encourage you to apply.

The Application Process:

Please apply with an updated copy of your resume [maximum five pages]. In your cover letter, tell us about why you are interested and what skills you can bring to the role. Applicants should email their applications to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au

Please contact for a confidential discussion contact David Leslie on (m) +61 0455 330 098 | E: david.leslie@fcnsw.com.au for more information about the role.

Applications Close: Sunday 9 May 2021

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 and drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process. As this role has frontline fire-fighting responsibilities a Task Based Assessment (TBA) at a standard of at least the Moderate Field Test is required.

Applicants for this position should have Australian residency or current eligibility to work in Australia.

We are an EEO employer and encourage females and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

For more info
Contact: David Leslie
E-mail: David.Leslie@fcnsw.com.au
Phone: +61 0455 330 098
mobile: +61 0455 330 098
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Operational Scheduler

Company/Location: Forestry Corporation NSW/TUMUT

Job Description:

  • Ability to work in the renewable forest industry and influence forest management across functions
  • Work in a diverse and inclusive team
  • Great regional town of Tumut
THE COMPANY:

The Softwood Plantations Division of Forestry Corporation of NSW is Australia's largest grower of plantation pine, managing over 225,000 hectares across NSW. The Tumut Management Area produces approximately 1 million tonnes per annum of plantation grown logs used predominately for sawmilling and manufacture of packaging products. You can discover more about Forestry Corporation & the work we do by visiting www.forestrycorporation.nsw.com.au

THE LOCATION:

This Operational Scheduler role is based in Tumut, a leafy and scenic regional town in South West Slopes of New South Wales, Australia. With a new hospital and access to good medical services, schools, daycares, and the gateway to adventure across the seasons including skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, trout fishing, winery and breweries. Why not come and live in a holiday destination? Discover more at https://visitsnowyvalleys.com.au/

THE ROLE:

The Operational Scheduler is strategically important role as the conduit between forest resources and operational functions, balancing and finding solutions to short term scheduling challenges whilst ensuring we meet our strategic goals including long term sustainability of our resource. It is responsible for preparation and maintenance of Operational Schedules for roading, harvesting and establishment including continued cross functional consultation. This role supervisors our field planning (harvest planning) activities which build the foundation for future operations.

This is an exceptional opportunity to be a part of our rebuild as we embark on a large-scale planting program and introduce our specialised scheduling software (Remsoft Operational Scheduler)

The successful candidate will be great with data whilst being able to ‘see the big picture’ and solve challenges with a strong ability to interact with a diverse client group and lead decision making.

You may be a veteran, or new to the forest industry but we would love to hear from you if you have;
  • Energy and enthusiasm to constantly improve;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, you may have experience managing staff or client relationships;
  • Demonstrated experience with EXCEL and ideally database skills and ability to adapt to specialist software programs, you may come from a logistics/supply chain environment?;
  • Demonstrated experience in analysing complex problems and issues and recommend preferred solutions;
  • Exceptional communication skills coupled with strong negotiation skills and ability to collaborate with others;
  • Experience in coordinating forest operations is ideal but not essential;
  • A current driver’s licence;
  • Willingness and ability to undertake active frontline firefighting duties (training provided) and be available for afterhours fire standby on a rostered basis.
HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit an application that tells us what you can bring to Forestry Corporation, how you can meet the requirements of the role, and why you would like to join our team. Candidates should email their applications with an updated resume to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au

Closing date: Applications must be received by Sunday 16 May 2021.

If you would like more information about the role please contact Adele Wedding, Southern Planning Manager on (m)+61 0438 994 661 or email adele.wedding@fcnsw.com.au

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 and drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process. As this role has frontline fire fighting responsibilities a Task Based Assessment (TBA) at a standard of at least the Moderate Field Test is required.

For more info
Contact: Adele Wedding
E-mail: Adele.Wedding@fcnsw.com.au
Phone: +61 0438 994 661
mobile: +61 0438 994 661

Applications close: Sunday, 16-May-2021

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Senior Forest Supervisor

Company/Location: Forestry Corporation NSW/Bathurst

Job Description:

  • Operational leadership role
  • Build community relationships
  • Permanent opportunity based in Black Springs
About Us

At Forestry Corporation we pride ourselves on being the largest manager of commercial plantation and native forests in New South Wales. We manage renewable timber production, environmental sustainability, and recreation across more than two million hectares of NSW State forests. You can discover more about Forestry Corporation and the work we do by visiting www.forestrycorporation.com.au

About the Role

An exciting and unique leadership opportunity exists for a passionate Senior Forest Supervisor to lead key operational and fire-fighting activities within the Bathurst Management Area. In this role you will ensure the safe, timely and efficient execution of forest maintenance activities, which includes coordinating key fire preparedness activities, weed and pest animal management, plantation establishment activities and the management of a forest depot facility and its firefighting equipment.

A key element of the role is the supervision of staff such as our seasonal firefighting crews and contractors. The position also plays an integral part in maintaining and fostering strong community relationships through engagement with the public and relevant industry bodies.

This is an excellent opportunity to drive continuous improvement of our forest maintenance activities in a diverse and dynamic management area.

This is a permanent position based in Black Springs, NSW

About You

You will be passionate about forest management and enjoy fostering and building strong community relationships to achieve a common goal. Ideally, you will also possess the following skills, qualifications and experience to succeed in the role:
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to lead a team with a high level of independence;
  • Demonstrated previous experience and ability to train, mentor and coach staff;
  • Proven ability to recognise and manage competing priorities and through planning and adjusting activities, meet deadlines to expected standards;
  • Demonstrated experience in forest operations with the ability to implement operational plans;
  • Well-developed negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills to deal with diverse stakeholders;
  • Developed technical skills in navigation, GPS, and smart devices;
  • Developed computer literacy and ability to use routine software;
  • Demonstrated capacity to operate plant (particularly fire tanker), chainsaw and other equipment;
  • Capacity and willingness to undertake and coordinate fire management activities;
  • Current valid drivers’ licence with ability to obtain a Medium Rigid drivers’ licence.
Apply Now!

Send a copy of your resume and a cover letter outlining why you are interested in the position and what you can bring to the team to:jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au

Applications close on 23 May 2021

For further information and a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Tijmen Klootwijk on (m)+61 0447 744 480.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a medical assessment and drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process. As this role has frontline fire-fighting responsibilities, a Task Based Assessment (TBA) at a standard of at least the Moderate Field Test is required as well as additional medical assessment for musculoskeletal functionality will be required,

Forestry Corporation is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and encourages flexible working arrangements.

We are an EEO Employer and encourage females and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

For more info
Contact: Tijmen Klootwijk
E-mail: Tijmen Klootwijk@fcnsw.com.au
Phone: +61 0447 744 480.
mobile: +61 0447 744 480.

Applications close: Sunday, 23-May-2021

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Forest Officer Harvesting (South)

Company/Location: Sustainable Timber Tasmania

Job Description:
Your new organisation
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. As a Government Business Enterprise, we are committed to sustainably managing the forest estate, sustainably supplying timber and sustainably growing our business. Sustainable Timber Tasmania is proud to be a recognised as a Tasmanian Employer of Choice. Our people are key to the success of the business and we invest in the development of a flexible, diverse, supportive and inspiring workplace.

Our Values
Respect - we create safe places
Responsibility - we take ownership
Growth - we create sustainable value
Excellence - we make it happen

Forest Officer Harvesting Southern Region
Our harvesting team is seeking a candidate that enjoys working outdoors and thrives on the challenges of being a key player in a production-based environment. They must have great relationship building and communication skills and enjoy participating as part of a team. An aptitude for learning will be essential as they assist the team to deliver regional wood production plans in a safe, commercial and environmentally sound manner.

Position Accountabilities and Selection Criteria

  • Contribute to maintaining high standards of staff and contractor safety.
  • Good communication, teamwork and customer service skills.
  • Develop positive relationships with staff and contractors to meet goals and resolve potential issues.
  • Assist with delivering work programs safely and efficiently to meet business targets.
  • Prepare and implement Forest Practices Plans.
  • Complete administrative tasks such as data entry and reports for work programs and to monitor compliance with business targets.
  • Conduct inspection of logs at contractor landings and customer mills.
Skills and Experience
  • Able to achieve a Certificate IV or Diploma in Forest Operations or other relevant courses or demonstrated experience in a similar position.
  • Able to develop an understanding of process and functions of the forest industry.
  • Skills to oversee contractor work programs to meet forest safety and operational targets.
Contact
For a confidential conversation about the role please contact the Coordinator Harvesting South, Matt Burch on +61 0429 184 961 during business hours by close of business 17 May 2021. The position description (including accountabilities) and more information about STT's application process is available on our website at:www.sttas.com.au/about-us/careers

How to Apply
Your application should be in one document and consist of a 1-2 page covering letter which outlines your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Selection Criteria, your current resume and a copy of your relevant qualifications. All applications must be submitted by 17 May 2021. The successful applicant will be subject to a pre-employment medical and a National Police Check. For further information please email people@sttas.com.au

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

PDF description: Position description Forest Officer Harvesting April 2021.pdf

For more info
Contact: Matt Burch
E-mail: matt.burch@sttas.com.au
Phone: +61 0429 184 961
mobile: +61 0429 184 961

Applications close: Monday, 17-May-2021

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Forest Rangers, Snr Forest Rangers & Forest Rangers in Charge
Company/Location: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, QLD

Job Description:
Be part of a team that works in regional areas throughout Queensland liaising with customers and stakeholders to plan, authorise, and monitor field operations associated with state authorised native timber and quarry operations.

We are looking for tech savvy people who enjoy working outdoors, who bring relevant practical skills and are willing and able to regularly travel to different sites around Queensland as part of their work.

Self-starters who are comfortable working independently as well as part of a team who enjoy getting things done are most suited to this role.

Existing knowledge of relevant forestry standards, legislation, requirements and/or training or relevant studies while not essential will be well regarded for this role. Skills in GIS or other spatial mapping programs are also an advantage.

Access to ongoing learning and development opportunities including practical training is provided.

We have 8 opportunities available, and the role requirements are outlined in the individual Role Descriptions. Please refer to this and our associated applicant information in preparing your application.

To find out more, visit smartjobs.qld.gov.au and search ‘forest ranger’

For more info
Contact: Lesley Sloper
E-mail: lesley.sloper@daf.qld.gov.au
Phone: +61 0742418240

Applications close: Saturday, 22-May-2021

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Senior Forester Planning, East Gippsland
Company/Location: VicForests

Job Description:

  • East Gippsland Location
  • Permanent Position
  • Varied and interesting role working with an experienced team
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.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Forester to join our East Gippsland division.

About the role:
The successful candidate will provide support to the Regional Manager, East Gippsland in implementing the annual planning and operations programs, and deliver leadership and strategic direction to employees that optimises individual and team performance.

This is a permanent position at a Career Level 5.

About you:
  • Appropriate qualification in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or a related field
  • Experience working within a forestry or natural resource management business
  • Experience in managing, developing, and mentoring team members
  • High level understanding of forestry planning processes and forest legislation requirements
  • Experience in project management, Forest Management data bases and GIS systems
  • Excellent relationship building and negotiation skills
  • Physical fitness to enable effective completion of field-based work
  • Current Manual Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel
Benefits & Culture:
  • A highly supportive environment with accessible management
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities
You will be part of an innovative and creative organisation that strives to achieve success through implementing sustainable forest management practices and initiatives to support our valuable customers and stakeholders.

To apply for this position please submit your most current CV to vf.careers@vicforests.com.au

VicForests is an Equal Opportunity Employer
People from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply

PDF description: Position Description 2021 - Senior Forester Planning CL5_EG3.pdf

For more info
Contact: VicForests HR Team
E-mail: vf.careers@vicforests.com.au
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Operations Forester, West Gippsland
Company/Location: VicForests

Job Description:

  • Ongoing role
  • Exciting role in an Inclusive and experienced team
  • Erica Location
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.

Our Operations Division is currently seeking for a proactive individual to join its team based at our Erica office.

About the role:
Reporting to the Senior Forester this position is responsible for planning and managing all operations requirements in line with legislation and business objectives.

This position would be considered at a career classification level 2 or 3 depending on experience.

About you:
  • Relevant forest management field work experience.
  • Appropriate post graduate degree, or equivalent qualification in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or a related field.
  • Experience with liaising and supervising contractors.
  • Ability preparing coupes for harvest, including; preparation of the coupe plan, field marking boundaries and undertaking biodiversity field inspections and manage special values at the coupe level.
  • Be physically fit to enable effective completion of field-based work.
  • Capable of working independently without supervision.
  • Proactive “can do” attitude.
  • Strong organisation and time management skills.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel
Benefits & Culture:
  • A highly supportive environment with accessible management.
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities.
  • EAP available for staff and their family.
For more information about this role, please visit the VicForests Careers page https://www.vicforests.com.au/about-vicforests/careers-2

You will be part of an innovative and creative Organisation that strives to achieve success through implementing native forest sustainable management and timber initiatives for our valuable customers and stakeholders.

To apply for this position please submit your most current CV to vf.careers@vicforests.com.au

VicForests is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

People from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encourages to apply

For more info
Contact: VicForests HR Team
E-mail: vf.careers@vicforests.com.au

Applications close: Sunday, 30-May-2021

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Health and Safety

Harvest and Plantation Planners

Company/Location: Forestry Corporation NSW/North Coast

Job Description:

  • Diverse roles across various locations
  • Casino, Wauchope and Grafton
  • Permanent Position (Grafton) 3 year contract (Wauchope)
About Us

Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the economic, environmental and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia. FCNSW adheres to the values of respect, innovation, integrity and wellbeing. For more information about who we are and what we do visit forestrycorporation.com.au

About the Role

We have exceptional opportunities for passionate and motivated planners to join our Hardwoods Plantation team as we embark on an expanded plantation establishment program on the North Coast.

These critical roles will be involved in all facets of plantation operations, contractor management and safety management. The successful candidates will be involved in a diverse program of works across plantation establishment from preparing operational plans, including harvest, road, post -harvest burning and associated site-safety, while incorporating fundamental environmental impact assessments. An understanding of weed control and chemical handling is advantageous.

We have a permanent planner position in Grafton, a 3 year contract in Wauchope and a 12 month option in Casino.

We encourage recent graduates from environmental sciences and agriculture to apply.

Relocation assistance will be considered for the successful candidate.

About You

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience;
  • Tertiary qualifications in environmental sciences, agriculture and /or demonstrated experience and knowledge of forest management practices;
  • An understanding of native forest and plantation silviculture and an understanding of other relevant areas of forest management including, roading, harvesting and fire management is ideal;
  • Knowledge and skills in the use of technologies and systems relevant to operations planning, including GIS and ArcMap or willingness to learn;
  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team;
  • Ability to plan and prioritise work, meet standards and deadlines;
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, regulatory requirements and best-practice methodologies;
  • Current valid Driver’s Licence;
  • Ability and fitness to undertake forest firefighting and meet required fitness levels for the role.
How to Apply

Send a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the ideal candidate criteria to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au

Contact Details and Information

For more information about the role and a confidential discussion, please contact James Jaggers (m)+61 0427 264 561


Applications Close: Sunday 16 May 2021

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 and drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process. As this role has frontline fire fighting responsibilities a Task Based Assessment (TBA) at a standard of at least the Moderate Field Test is required.

For more info
Contact: James Jaggers
E-mail: James.Jaggers@fcnsw.com.au
Phone: +61 0427 264 561
mobile: +61 0427 264 561

Applications close: Sunday, 16-May-2021

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Sawmill Vacancies

Company/Location: Pentarch Logistics Pty Ltd

Job Description:
Based in Eden, NSW (located 35kms outside of the Eden Township), Pentarch Logistics Pty Ltd are currently recruiting for the following permanent, full-time positions:

    Maintenance Manager
  • Sawmill Supervisor
  • Sawmilling and Plant Operator
  • Sawmilling and Plant Operator (Primary)
For further information regarding this role, please email hr@pentarch.com.au

A competitive salary package will be offered, commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and your experience.

If you wish to apply for this role please do so by submitting your application directly to hr@pentarch.com.au

For more info
Contact: Tini Ridgley
E-mail: hr@pentarch.com.au
Phone: +61 0396217975

Applications close: Monday, 31-May-2021

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Site Manager - Jelfor Timbers (Traralgon)

Company/Location: Jelfor Timbers

Job Description:
Jelfor Timbers, part of the AKD Group, is a forestry products company, growing and manufacturing sustainable quality timber products. With operations across Queensland, NSW and Victoria we have 1,000 plus strong team members who are passionate about our business!

Jelfor Timbers is proud of our diverse culture, that supports empowered individuals, embraces teamwork, and encourages a simple action orientated ‘can do - make it happen’ attitude.


We are seeking someone with strong people management, technical ability and manufacturing experience to join our Jelfor Timbers team as Site Manager. As a key leader in the organisation you will oversee the end-to-end operations at the site to maximise operational potential; both short and long term.

Jelfor Timbers is located in Traralgon in the east of the Latrobe Valley in the Gippsland region. They are a manufacturer of quality treated round-wood products which are widely used in the agriculture, viticulture and building industries throughout Australia.

Supporting the growth and stability of the site the position will deliver operational leadership, develop a high-performance team culture with an unrelenting commitment to health and safety. The successful applicant will drive key business objectives, continuous improvement opportunities and identify and implement strategies for improvement across this site.

Having strong technical knowledge and mechanical aptitude, we believe the position will best suit someone with either a Trade or Tertiary Qualification in Management and/or Manufacturing (or similar) or someone with a proven background and experience in timber or manufacturing would be valuable (but not necessary).

Reporting to the General Manager – Post & Poles; the position requires a leader with strong communication and influencing skills who is self-motivated, and solutions driven. The individual must be willing to challenge and enhance existing processes and systems and have the credibility to work with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

The Site Manager will be responsible for:

  • Managing the operational activities in pursuit of business objectives and targets
  • Driving & being actively involved in Health, Safety & Wellbeing Programs
  • Focus on strategy while monitoring the day to day performance measures
  • Monitor staffing levels, workflow responsibilities and hours to ensure effectiveness and value of time and labour costs
  • Analyse operational activity; identifying opportunities for increased volume, recovery and value
  • Actively engage with maintenance, electrical and all other support functions to enhance overall business performance
In order to be considered for this role you will have:
  • Absolute commitment to Health & Safety
  • Tertiary qualification preferred in Management or similar (other key qualifications or experiences)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams
If you have commitment, energy and are motivated to make a difference, please email your resume and cover letter using reference code ‘JTSM0521’ to the below addresses. For further information please email recruitment@akd.com.au or call Michael Swanson (Recruitment Manager) for a confidential conversation on +61 (03) 5231 9100.

Note: Applications close 4th June 2021.
Pre-employment drug and alcohol, along with functional capacity testing, will be required.

For more info
Contact: Michael Swanson (Recruitment Manager)
E-mail: recruitment@akd.com.au
Phone: +61 (03) 5231 9100
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Forest Management

Operations Manager - OneFortyOne New Zealand

Company/Location: OneFortyOne - Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand

Job Description:

  • Dynamic, progressive forestry leader
  • Continuous improvement devotee
  • Genuine team player
OneFortyOne is a world-class sustainable forest grower and forest products company with a multi-regional approach to investing in and growing its business in New Zealand and Australia.

Since its inception, OneFortyOne has continued to develop its asset base, including the acquisition of Nelson Forests in 2018.

OneFortyOne New Zealand is a vertically integrated plantation and mills business located within New Zealand’s second largest domestic processing region. Its plantation is over 60,000 productive hectares in size and the region has a total annual log processing capacity of 1.4 million cubic metres.

In February 2019, OneFortyOne received confirmation that the Overseas Investment Office approved OneFortyOne New Zealand’s acquisition of the Manuka Island estate in New Zealand. The Manuka Island estate is approximately 2000 hectares of forest in the Wairau Valley near Blenheim.

Today, OneFortyOne’s New Zealand forests cover around 80,000 hectares and they harvest more than 1.2 million cubic metres each year. The forests are in their fourth rotation and are managed sustainably and responsibly, with the business being certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC-C074692) since 2009.

Current Situation
OneFortyOne – NZ is embarking on an exciting new phase of its evolution.
With the ultimate view of improving delivery of shareholder return on investment, OneFortyOne has recently undergone a change in organisational structure and is looking to further integrate and align the NZ business with the broader group, including sharing best practice approaches to all aspects of their operations.

As a consequence, OneFortyOne is now looking for an Operations Manager to join the OneFortyOne – NZ Lead Team.

Position Summary
The Operations Manager will be the driving force behind the strategy and leadership of the forest planning, harvesting, environmental and Health and Safety operation at OneFortyOne NZ.

The role is a member of the OneFortyOne NZ Lead Team and a direct report to the EGM NZ – Brent Guild.

The Operations Manager will play a critical role in the primary goal of improving shareholder return through leading, inspiring and challenging the Operations team.

They will need to play a key role in developing an organisational culture of urgency, momentum, acceptance of change and understanding of pace.

As the business seeks to be an industry leader, Employer of Choice and innovator within the industry, the Operations Manager will be instrumental in assisting the business achieve these goals.

Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Forestry is considered to be highly advantageous. Where the candidate is not appropriately qualified, length and depth of experience in the forestry industry will be critical.
  • Proven ability to deliver superior outcomes in a complex natural resources environment.
  • Strong technical knowledge of forest (or other relevant natural resource) planning and operational issues.
  • Developed management, technical and organisational skills gained from relevant industry experience.
  • Significant track record of managing high performance teams and leading organisational change.
  • Strong strategic vision for assets, commercial awareness and budget oversight.
Please apply with an updated copy of your resume. Applicants should email their applications to lkuhn@heidrick.com

For more information please contact Lara Kuhn on +61 3 9012 3022 or on lkuhn@heidrick.com

Applications close: Sunday 16 May 2021.
OneFortyOne is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and encourages flexible working arrangements. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

For more info
Contact: Lara Kuhn
E-mail: lkuhn@heidrick.com
Phone: +61 3 9012 3022
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Forest Information Manager - OneFortyOne New Zealand

Company/Location: OneFortyOne New Zealand - Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand

Job Description:

  • New role to shape and influence
  • Lead significant change in digital capability
  • Help shape the way we work with technology
OneFortyOne is a world-class sustainable forest grower and forest products company with a multi-regional approach to investing in and growing its business in New Zealand and Australia. Since its inception, OneFortyOne has continued to develop its asset base, including the acquisition of Nelson Forests in 2018.

OneFortyOne New Zealand is a vertically integrated plantation and mills business located within New Zealand’s second largest domestic processing region. Its plantation is around 80,000 hectares with over 60,000 productive hectares with a harvest of more than 1.2 million cubic metres each year. This iconic forest estate has some forests that are in their fourth rotation. OFO NZ Forests is managed sustainably and responsibly, with the business being certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC-C074692) since 2009.

Current Situation
OneFortyOne – NZ is embarking on an exciting new phase of its evolution.

With the ultimate view of improving delivery of shareholder return on investment, OneFortyOne has recently undergone a change in organisational structure and is looking to further integrate and align the NZ business with the broader group, including sharing best practice approaches to all aspects of their operations.

As a consequence, OneFortyOne is now looking for a Forest Information Manager to join the Resources team.

Position Summary

The Forest Information Manager is accountable for the management and continual improvement of Forest and Geographic Information Systems at OFO NZ. The successful strategic outcomes will be the effective geographic and forest information service provision and leading significant change in digital capability (remote sensing, mobile data collection) through supporting integrating new and emerging technology.

This new role supports the business and operations by maintaining and managing OFO NZ’s Geographic and Forest Information Systems – this includes management of all digital spatial information and associated attribute databases, and technical support of specialist software integral to such systems in collaboration with the IT team.

The position will lead strategic projects to continually improve digital capability for daily operations and forest monitoring, this includes mobile data collection, use of UAV’s and remote sensing to ensure long term success and improvement.

You will have:
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate opportunities and risks effectively to the business
  • Passion to try new and emerging technology and support technology transfer for forest management purposes
  • Project management and problem solving skills
  • A relevant science, forestry, geography, GIS Information tertiary degree or equivalent experience and knowledge
  • Practical experience in GIS mapping applications and sound knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS
For applications or requests for further information:
Petrina Francis
Petrina.Francis@onefortyone.co.nz

Applications Close: 28th May 2021

PDF description: Forest Information Manager 2021 PD.pdf

For more info
Contact: Petrina Francis
E-mail: Petrina.Francis@onefortyone.co.nz
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Forest Research and Technology Manager - OneFortyOne New Zealand

Company/Location: OneFortyOne New Zealand -Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand

Job Description:

  • New role to shape and grow
  • Leadership of tree crop research and initiatives
  • Leverage existing or emerging research and technology
OneFortyOne is a world-class sustainable forest grower and forest products company with a multi-regional approach to investing in and growing its business in New Zealand and Australia. Since its inception, OneFortyOne has continued to develop its asset base, including the acquisition of Nelson Forests in 2018.

OneFortyOne New Zealand is a vertically integrated plantation and mills business located within New Zealand’s second largest domestic processing region. Its plantation is around 80,000 hectares with over 60,000 productive hectares in size with a harvest more than 1.2 million cubic metres each year. This iconic forest estate has some forests are in their fourth rotation. OFO NZ Forests is managed sustainably and responsibly, with the business being certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC-C074692) since 2009.

Current Situation
OneFortyOne – NZ is embarking on an exciting new phase of its evolution.

With the ultimate view of improving delivery of shareholder return on investment, OneFortyOne has recently undergone a change in organisational structure and is looking to further integrate and align the NZ business with the broader group, including sharing best practice approaches to all aspects of their operations.

As a consequence, OneFortyOne seeks to fill this new role of Research and Technology Manager reporting to the Resources Manager.

Position Summary

This new position of Research and Technology Manager is responsible for increasing long-term shareholder value by delivering on OFO’s strategy to improve tree crop quality and productivity in the OFO NZ estate.

Successful strategic outcomes will be the leadership of tree crop research and initiatives that add to long term shareholder value along with leading change to new and emerging technologies for forest management and assessment of plantation performance.

The successful person will be accountable for estate research investments and for leading Forest research and trials in the OFO NZ estate. General responsibilities include continual improvement in the areas of tree breeding/genetics, silviculture strategies, forest health and nutrition, biosecurity and alternative species options. Monitoring the performance of the existing tree crop is crucial to this role as well as being able to communicate results and outcomes to the business.

The Research and Technology Manager will connect OFO to industry hubs and research groups to evaluate and identify business improvement opportunities. This role needs to position OFO NZ for long term success and be on the lookout to leverage existing or emerging research and technology in the service of shareholder value and business improvement.

You will have:
  • Energy to try new and emerging technology with the ability to communicate opportunities and risks to the business
  • Ability and attitude to establish networks with industry peers and research groups
  • Relevant science, forestry, geography, statistics tertiary degree or equivalent experience and knowledge
  • Knowledge of forest establishment, silvicultural practices, health, nutrition and assessment
  • Analytical skills and experience with using commonly used statistical and industry software (YTGen, Forecaster, R)
For applications or requests for further information:
Petrina Francis
Petrina.Francis@onefortyone.co.nz

Applications Close: 9th June 2021

PDF description: Research and Technology Manager 2021 PD.pdf

For more info
Contact: Petrina Francis
E-mail: Petrina.Francis@onefortyone.co.nz
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Forest Manager
Company/Location: PF Olsen, Napier - Hawkes Bay

Job Description:
PF Olsen Ltd has 50 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 maximization and risk reduction for forest owners through all aspects of forest management.

PF Olsen want you to help us in shaping the future of the forestry industry by joining a company that values and grows its employees while putting health and safety at the forefront of every activity. Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices, and in Hawkes Bay we are leading the way in land-capacity based afforestation solutions.

The Forest Manager role is fast paced, varied, and rewarding with a great mix of field-based and office-based work. In this role you will be managing all aspects of forest management for a variety of clients across the wider CNI area. You will be joining a fun team of other Forest and Harvest Managers in our sunny Hawkes Bay offices.

PF Olsen has a wide variety of other staff also based in New Zealand with a fantastic team culture and an active social club. If you are an experienced and motivated Forest Manager, a team player with a can-do attitude, then you are who we are looking for!

Duties will include:

  • Best practice management of health, safety, and the environment
  • Managing establishment/silviculture crews to a high level of performance
  • Client management, budgeting, and reporting
Preference will be given to those with:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry or equivalent experience
  • A proven track-record, with 2 or more years’ experience in Forest Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • An exciting and diverse role in a skilled and supportive team
  • Career progression opportunities throughout New Zealand & Australia
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package (Including life, medical & income protection insurance)
PF Olsen is proud to be a drug-free workplace and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

For more info
Contact: Trudi Batson
E-mail: trudi.batson@pfolsen.com
Phone: +64 021 645621

Applications close: Friday, 4-Jun-2021

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Forestry Harvesting

Harvesting Coordinator

Company/Location: Aratu Forests Limited / Tairawhiti Gisborne NZ

Job Description:
The Company
Aratu Forests Limited manages 35,000ha of FSC and PEFC certified pine plantations located within a 100km radius of their Gisborne office. Our estate has phenomenal growth rates and crop health. It is mostly freehold and has been tended to a very high standard. As an organisation Aratu has a long-term view and has consistently harvested through the highs and lows of the export market providing a stable cut to base operations on. Aratu staff are provided a supportive work environment and are well equipped with up-to-date technology such as Drones, LiDAR data, high end GPS and survey tools. To get to know us better feel free to visit www.aratuforests.co.nz or contact us directly.

The Location
Fancy living and working in a holiday destination? Gisborne is a well serviced, sunny town of 36,000 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. It has plenty of active sports and cultural groups, two mountain bike parks, a weekly farmers market 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. Should you ever want some time away from Gisborne, regular flights depart from the newly built airport every few hours.

The Position
Reporting to the Harvest Manager, the primary responsibility of the Harvest Coordinator is to operationalise harvest and engineering plans by working closely with our team of staff, contractors and service providers. These operations are focused on the harvest and roading of steep, broken, first rotation forests in a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. You will also have the opportunity to support the Planning, Roading and Silvicultural teams in the application of existing plans and to co-ordinate our work program.

The Person
The ideal candidate will have the following.

  • Experience with cable logging and roading in steep erosion prone terrain.
  • Commitment and contribution to a safe working environment.
  • A drive for environmental excellence.
  • Competency with ArcMap, and MS Office.
  • A high level of professionalism and an outstanding work ethic.
The Application
To apply, or for more information about the role, please contact Buck Trafford on +64 0220402808 or buck.trafford@aratuforests.co.nz

Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

For more info
Contact: Buck Trafford
E-mail: buck.trafford@aratuforests.co.nz
mobile: +64 0220402808

Applications close: Sunday, 16-May-2021

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Production Thinning

Company/Location: NZ Forest Managers Ltd

Job Description:
New Zealand Forest Managers Ltd seeks registration of interest from experienced contractors to undertake production thinning for pulpwood at Matahina Forest near Kawerau.

Initial term is one year.

For further information email don@nzfm.co.nz

For more info
Contact: D B MCMURRAY
E-mail: don@nzfm.co.nz
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Harvest Planner/Engineer - OneFortyOne New Zealand

Company/Location: OneFortyOne New Zealand

Job Description:

  • Join an experienced team
  • Based in sunny Nelson
  • Competitive package including Toyota Double Cab SR5
OneFortyOne is a world-class sustainable forest grower and forest products company with a multi-regional approach to investing in and growing its business in New Zealand and Australia.

Since its inception, OneFortyOne has continued to develop its asset base, including the acquisition of Nelson Forests in 2018.

OneFortyOne New Zealand is a vertically integrated plantation and mills business located within New Zealand’s second largest domestic processing region. Its plantation is over 60,000 productive hectares in size and the region has a total annual log processing capacity of 1.4 million cubic metres.

In February 2019, OneFortyOne received confirmation that the Overseas Investment Office approved OneFortyOne New Zealand’s acquisition of the Manuka Island estate in New Zealand. The Manuka Island estate is approximately 2000 hectares of forest in the Wairau Valley near Blenheim.

Today, OneFortyOne’s New Zealand forests cover around 80,000 hectares and they harvest more than 1.2 million cubic metres each year. The forests are in their fourth rotation and are managed sustainably and responsibly, with the business being certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC-C074692) since 2009.

Current Situation
OneFortyOne – NZ is embarking on an exciting new phase of its evolution.

With the ultimate view of improving delivery of shareholder return on investment, OneFortyOne has recently undergone a change in organisational structure and is looking to further integrate and align the NZ business with the broader group, including sharing best practice approaches to all aspects of their operations.

Due to a pending retirement we have a vacancy within our Harvest Planning Team and are keen to speak to anyone looking for a change in 2021 (now or later in the year).

Position Summary

The Harvest Planner is accountable for the Forests harvest planning and roading functions in the Nelson & Marlborough Regions. Responsible for all the technical planning work including developing and implementing, tactical and operational plans for the harvesting and roading functions which precedes a forest harvest. Harvesting is managed by the Log Production team (or harvest supervisors).

The successful candidate will have strong health, safety and environmental experience, be a excellent team player with strong communication skills and a tertiary qualification in Forestry (preferable).

The role includes a variety of benefits including a company vehicle (Toyota Double Cab SR5), relocation costs and staff incentive scheme.

For a confidential conversation or to apply please contact:

Jenny van Workum, Human Resources Manager, contact details below.

Applications Close: 28th May 2021

PDF description: Harvest Planner 2020 PD (1).pdf

For more info
Contact: Jenny van Workum, Human Resources Manager
E-mail: Jenny.vanWorkum@onefortyone.co.nz
mobile: +64 021 207 6969
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Harvesting Forester

Company/Location: Port Blakely Ltd – Timaru

Job Description:
We are seeking an experienced Harvesting Forester who has a good mix of practical knowledge of technical expertise to join the South Island team.

This role will allow you to further grow and build expertise in your area of interest of Harvesting, Harvest Planning and Road Engineering. In addition, you will have a thirst to learn new and better ways for the organisation to be successful.

You will be working for a respected industry leader in land and resource management that takes great pride in growing and marketing renewable forest products around the globe. You will be based in their NZ Forestry Operations in Timaru and work in a small team where you will be involved in a wide range of tasks and have opportunities to further grow your experience within this highly successful organisation.

The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package, work vehicle and attractive staff benefits.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Ensuring compliance with Health and Safety, Environment, and other legislative requirements
  • Assisting with managing and developing a high performing team of Harvesting and Roading Contractors
  • Assisting with ensuring consents, permits, permissions are in place for all Harvest and Roading activities
  • Enhancing the financial, social, and environmental performance of PB activities
  • Liaise closely and build effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure that operational activities in the field are co-ordinated effectively
  • Participate in harvesting or roading related projects and/or research to improve operational performance aligned with Port Blakely long term goals
Qualifications, Experience and Abilities:
  • Ideally the successful applicant will have a Tertiary Qualification such as Forestry Science or Forest Engineering Degree or Diploma in Forestry Management.
  • Management experience in successfully managing Contractors
  • Knowledge of consenting and compliance processes, and the ability to build relationships with regulatory authorities
  • Practical knowledge of Harvesting, Harvest Planning and Road Engineering
  • Language and Reasoning Ability – read, analyse, and interpret rules, regulations, and general literature
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Managers, Clients, Customers, and the General Public
  • High problem-solving ability
  • High level of numerical ability – essential
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS is favourable
More about Timaru, Port Blakely, and the Team

Timaru is located in the central South Island. While it is a small seaside town its proximity to the lakes and mountains makes this and the endless list of recreational activities one of the many reasons you will enjoy living here. Not to mention that housing is still affordable!

Port Blakely is a small company with very low turnover. You will have opportunity to grow your role further amongst a team of all-rounders who have a wide range of skills and expertise.

If you are thorough and dynamic in your approach to work and enjoy innovating and problem solving, you will fit right in! You will be part of a close knit, high performing team made up of Port Blakely staff and contractors.

A good sense of humour is a must for this work family.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, we very much look forward to receiving your application.

Please email your CV and Covering Letter to rachel@labourworks.co.nz or call Rachel Hannah on +64 027 562 7679 for a confidential discussion.

All applications will be managed by Labourworks NZ Ltd.

Applications close Friday 28th May 2021

For more info
Contact: Rachel Hannah
E-mail: rachel@labourworks.co.nz
mobile: +64 027 562 7679
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Health and Safety

Health & Safety Manager

Company/Location: Rotorua Forest Haulage Ltd - Rotorua Based

Job Description:
The Rotorua Forest Haulage Group (RFH) is an integrated transport & logistics business servicing a range of customers across the forestry, wood processing, and agriculture sectors.

RFH are currently seeking an experienced Health & Safety Manager to join our team. We are located in Rotorua but service the wider North Island interacting with a range of staff and clients. This role is based in Rotorua and prior Health and Safety experience is a must.

The role will include but not be limited to:

  • Maintain and improve H&S methodologies, safety management systems, and supporting policies and procedures
  • Manage and enhance the existing safety reporting system and report to the management team to identify opportunities
  • Manage and address health and safety concerns/complaints of the employees and oversee the incident reporting process
  • Facilitate and support both internal and external safety meetings
  • Investigating incidents and accidents
  • Lead and support our team of driver trainers
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
  • A strong commitment to a safe work environment.
  • Strong Leadership qualities
  • An ability to influence.
  • Self-motivation and great organization skills.
  • Computer literacy and confidence with a range of software applications.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • A logical thinker with practical understanding.
If you have been looking for a role that has genuine ability to drive and influence positive change, please submit your CV to the address below.

Applications close May 21st 2021.

For more info
Contact: Glenn Wallis
E-mail: gwallis@rfh.co.nz
Phone: +64 027 774 4414

Applications close: Friday, 21-May-2021

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Marketing and Sales

Export Sales Officer - Hastings

Company/Location: Kiwi Lumber Holdings Limited

Job Description:
ABOUT US:
Kiwi Lumber is a progressive sawmilling company marketing Radiata Pine to the USA, Australian, European, Asian and New Zealand markets. The group consists of four modern sawmills located in Masterton, Dannevirke, Gisborne and Putaruru and employs a total of 275 staff, across the four sites.

Kiwi Lumber produce an extensive range of products that are specific to the needs of our domestic and international customers. By providing a consistent quality of resource along with the use of modern technology and systems, Kiwi Lumber is able to produce a diverse range of products to stringent quality and service standards.

THE ROLE:
The Export Sales Officer is a full-time role and will be based in our small head office team in a central Hastings location with some regional travel required. The primary objective of this role is to undertake sales support and customer service duties predominately for the Export market, including:

  • Prepare a range of sales related documentation for customers.
  • Monitor and manage the production, despatch and shipping of export orders.
  • Assist with producing monthly sales budgets and production planning.
  • Proactively communicate order status with customers.
  • Undertake sales analysis/reporting as required.
  • Assist with export administration/documentation as required.
The successful applicant will have the following skills/qualities:
  • Sound organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills.
  • A proactive and positive attitude.
Ideally you will have at 1-2 years customer service/sales experience in a relevant industry and a relevant tertiary level qualification.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
This is an excellent opportunity to grow your customer service/sales skills and knowledge in the timber export industry. For the right candidate the opportunity exists to later progress into a Sales Manager position.

As a Kiwi employee you’ll have access to a competitive salary, subsidised health insurance options, discounted prices on our products and the opportunity to be a part of a progressive company which offers rewarding careers.

Please email your cover letter and CV to Michael Toulmin (Group Sales & Marketing Manager) on +64 0274 735 590.

Applications will be treated in strict confidence.

For more info
Contact: Michael Toulmin
E-mail: michael.toulmin@kiwilumber.co.nz
mobile: +64 0274 735 590
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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Operations Manager Kinleith

Company/Location: Pedersen Group

Job Description:
Pedersen Group is a multi-national organisation in the wood-fibre industry – recognised for its innovation, we have an exemplary reputation spanning over 40 years of designing and delivering individual business solutions for our customers.

A vacancy has become available at the Kinleith site Tokoroa, for an Operations Manager reporting to the Site Manager.

The Kinleith site manages the Logyard operations for Ojifs Kinleith Mill, operates a chipping and Debarking operation and the Taumata Export Logyard.

The role is accountable and responsible for the Day to Day management of our Clients KPI’s, maintaining a close working relationship with the principals of our Clients, and by managing the Operational outputs and performance and setting strategies and plans in place through the coordination of fibre, labour and both fixed and mobile plant at the Kinleith Site,

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Commitment to a Health & Safety focussed culture by promoting and supporting the company quality & safety standards, focusing on continuous improvement whilst demonstrating the company values and behaviours.
  • Client Relationships.
  • Input into and management of the site operational budget.
  • Providing leadership and support to the sites employees.
  • Overseeing and co-ordaining all functions on site.
As the successful applicant, you will have proven ability to lead and motivate a cohesive team of direct reports and a staff of 47 operating on a 24/7 basis, whilst fostering on-going organisational culture and improvement, demonstrating sound judgement with a focused and logical approach to problem-solving.

Our commitment to you is an industry and market competitive Remuneration package including a motor vehicle, whilst working for a vibrant company with a culture and core values of openness, integrity and respect, of which we apply at every level.

Should you require any further information relating to the role contact Richard on +64 0278 25 6676

Applications including a copy of your CV should be submitted by going to current vacancies in the careers section at www.pedersen-group.com

Or by forwarding your application to:
HR, Pedersen Group
PO Box 1895, Rotorua.

For more info
Contact: Richard
mobile: +64 0278 25 6676
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Sawmill Production Manager
Company/Location: Patumahoe - South Auckland

Job Description:
MacDirect is a small specialist sawmill/timber merchant.

For the last 25 years we have built a reputation as NZs premier supplier of cypress (macrocarpa) timbers to the NZ building trade. We are “preferred suppliers” to all the major timber merchants for their cypress enquiries.

We also have a well-established kitset department supplying home and garden through online sales.

The sawmill comprises a just commissioned new “Mebor” horizontal breakdown saw, 2 bandsaw resaws, Breastbench saw. A machine shop with Wainig 4 sider and profile grinder etc. A dehumidifier/kiln, a automatic firewood saw with disposal bin. Also shavings and sawdust bins for delivery to local farms.

Normal staff is approx. 15

We are well known as a reliable buyer of large quantities of purpose grown plantation Macrocarpa (Cypress) species.

MacDirect has built a reputation for supplying reliably, graded to specification cypress timbers to the building trade. To achieve that we value our workforce and prioritise teamwork, learning, and site safety.

Owner operated and managed we are now looking for a suitable self-motivated person to take over some of the responsibilities of that role.

This will entail, achieving production targets, working with foreman and head machinist in supervisory role, troubleshooting (machinery and personnel), and to continue the growth of sales, in support of office manager/sales people. The person will report directly to owner/director and is expected to become capable of being site manager.

The person we are looking for:

  • Ideally has some background in sawmilling. The priority is a willingness to learn and having a positive attitude.
  • Can work with small team and develop respect as a team leader.
  • Have some ability to fault find mechanical/engineering. A problem solver who prioritises negating sawmill downtime.
  • Be a standby operator where necessary.
  • Relate to customers both in person and telephone/email sales. Learning and promoting the special attributes of cypress timbers.
  • Ideally have some IT skills, especially with web page management and sales.
  • Be fit and able to handle timber for sorting and accumulating orders where required.
  • Help prioritise and facilitate deliveries on the MacDirect truck.
Some skills will need to be learnt but successful applicant would need to bring a professional, motivated, and “can do” attitude.

This would be a salaried position. Once established and proven the person would also see rewards with a yearly bonus given according to overall sawmill profitability, as part of our senior staff and management team.

Interested person may apply or seek further information by contacting us directly.

For more info
Contact: Murray Grant
E-mail: murray@macdirect.co.nz
Phone: +64 09-2363727

Applications close: Friday, 21-May-2021

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Processing Operations Supervisor - Putaruru

Company/Location: Kiwi Lumber (Putaruru) Limited

Job Description:
ABOUT US:
Kiwi Lumber is a privately owned, growing and progressive sawmilling company marketing Radiata Pine to the USA, Australia, Europe, Asia and New Zealand markets. The group currently employees over 275 staff across four sites located in Masterton, Dannevirke, Putaruru and Gisborne.

Kiwi Lumber produce an extensive range of products that are specific to the needs of our domestic and international customers. By providing a consistent quality of resource along with the use of modern technology and systems, Kiwi Lumber is able to produce a diverse range of products to stringent quality and service standards.

THE ROLE:
This is an ideal position for a self-motivated individual looking to take a step into a leadership role. In this key position you will report directly to the Processing Manager and be part of the wider site management team.

There is the chance to make a difference to the day-to-day operations. This position can also offer a suitably motivated individual the opportunity to move into higher management roles within the team.

Core tasks include:

  • Assisting with overall leadership and management of the processing team.
  • Setting the standard and ensuring the Team adheres to Health & Safety procedures.
  • Adherence to Production Schedules.
  • Meeting and exceeding machine production targets
  • Quality Standards are maintained.
  • Seeking continuous improvement in all aspects of the operation.
The successful applicant would have the following qualities:
  • This position would ideally suit an experienced Timber Machinist who is looking to take the next step in their career. Solid wood processing experience preferred but not essential.
  • Strong Leadership traits.
  • Staff management skills.
  • Manufacturing operations management experience.
Ideally you will have two or more years’ experience in a similar role or are an experienced timber machinist looking to take the next step. Industry experience is advantageous but not necessary.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
This is an excellent opportunity to progress your career in a successful business. An attractive salary will be offered to the right candidate.

As a Kiwi employee you’ll have access to subsidised health insurance options, discounted prices on our products and the opportunity to be a part of a progressive company which offers rewarding careers.

WHERE TO FROM HERE?
To apply, please email john.kaye@kiwilumber.co.nz with a cover letter and CV.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Kiwi Lumber is a drug free site. Applicants will be drug tested.

For more info
Contact: John Kaye
E-mail: john.kaye@kiwilumber.co.nz
Phone: +64 07 885 1100
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Work Wanted

Logging crew looking for work
Company/Location: Bay of Plenty

Job Description:
Logging crew looking for work ground based mechanised PH 0274877472

For more info
Contact: Graeme
mobile: 0274877472
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