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Silviculture Operators
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation NSW/TUMUT

Job Description:

  • Two positions (Permanent position and 24 month contract)
  • Located in Tumut
  • Great exposure and variety
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

As we continue to salvage and re-plant, we are now seeking experienced Silviculture Operators in Tumut, to be part of our extensive plantation establishment program and as we continue to grow sustainable forests.

The Silviculture Operator will undertake forest operations and construction works to required environmental standards for a range of activities including plantation establishment, plantation management, recreation and community access. The role will also operate a variety of plant, vehicles and supervise on site contractors and suppliers in accordance with supervisor instructions or documented guidance.

Additionally, the Silviculture Operator plays an important role in the region’s fire management activities. The successful person will be required to undertake active frontline firefighting duties and be available for afterhours fire standby on a rostered basis.

About You

You will be self-driven, motivated with a keen eye for detail and safety in forestry operations. You will also demonstrate the following skills and experience:
  • Solid and demonstrated experience in all aspects of forest operations including implementing operational plans;
  • A practical understanding of plantation forest management such as site preparation, planting, hazard reduction burning activities and the operational capabilities of roadwork associated machinery;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team and autonomously;
  • Ability to readily recognise an array of dynamic priorities effectively balance them through planning and adjusting activities to meet deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to deal with various stakeholders including staff, contractors, industry, neighbours, government regulators and the community;
  • Good technical skills in map reading, navigation and GPS usage;
  • Qualifications and experience in AQF3 Chemical (herbicide) application would be highly regarded.
  • Qualifications and demonstrated competency in efficient operation of plant (particularly fire tanker, truck, forklift) and equipment (particularly chainsaw);
  • Current Driver’s Licence; A Medium Rigid (MR) or higher capacity license would be highly regarded;
  • Capacity and willingness to undertake fire and fuel management duties, firefighting and extensive travel (mainly driving).
How to Apply

Send a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing how you meet the skills and experience to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au

For further information and a confidential discussion on this excellent opportunity, please contact Roger Davies on (m)+61 429 831 082

Applications Close: 27 September 2020

For more info
Contact: Roger Davies
E-mail: Roger.Davies@fcnsw.com.au
Phone: +61 429 831 082
mobile: +61 429 831 082
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Forest Investment

Senior Analyst, Investment Analytics

Company/Location: Sydney, Australia OR Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

Job Description:

New Forests (www.newforests.com.au) seeks a motivated investment analytics professional for the above position. In this role you will be primarily responsible for providing analytical support across the range of work carried out by the analytics team. This will include providing financial and forestry modelling support across New Forests’ business, including asset acquisitions, assets under management and portfolio management.

New Forests is an investment management business offering leading edge strategies in forestry, land management, and conservation. Our business mission is to manage sustainable landscapes for production and conservation and to generate shared value for our clients and the communities where we operate. Founded in 2005, we offer institutional investors dedicated investment strategies in Australia‐New Zealand, United States and Southeast Asia and have over AUD 5.6 billion in assets under management. We manage sustainable timber plantations, natural forests, forest carbon projects, rural land, and processing infrastructure. New Forests is headquartered in Sydney with offices in San Francisco, Singapore, New Zealand and Melbourne.

This role will report to the Lead, Investment Analytics ANZ and can be based in either Sydney, Australia OR Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

Specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Acquisitions modelling: Supporting the development of strategic models for acquisition targets; Review of due diligence findings; Contribution to investment committee papers; Working with third party service providers.
  • Strategic model updates: Periodic review of strategic models, including analysis and reporting to support strategic decision making; Collaboration with the New Forests’ Operations team and independent property managers to ensure strategic model development is consistent with Fund objectives.
  • Contribution to annual valuations: Oversight of data flows between property managers and independent valuers; Review of key valuation assumptions, methodology and outcomes.
  • Portfolio management support: Aggregation of datasets, data management, and reporting to support the portfolio management functions within New Forests.
  • Contributing to strategic projects within the Investment Analytics team and across New Forests business.
We are looking for candidates with:
  • At least 3 years professional experience in forestry or natural resource management (Australia/NZ preferred) and/or strong analytical ability, preferably with demonstrated experience in forestry resource analysis/modelling including proficiency with Tigermoth software.
  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in Forestry (preferred) or equivalent
  • An understanding of forest valuation methodologies.
  • Ability to coordinate workflows in a team environment
  • Familiarity with financial modelling concepts including discounted cash flow analysis and internal rate of return.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent organisational skills related to time management, project management and prioritising; ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Must be a team player, with desire to work with colleagues across time zones, geographies and levels within the organisation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • An ability to work independently within a team environment.
  • Professional, respectful and collegiate working style.
  • A keen attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities.
What can we offer?
Our environment is busy and supportive, and the team is professional but relaxed. If you join us, you would be joining a growing, fast paced business which is an environmental and sustainable leader in forestry investment. You will also be working with professionals who are passionate about their work!

If you are interested in enhancing both your analytical skills and forestry knowledge then this role is a great career opportunity!

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter, explaining your interest and qualifications for the position, in PDF format, to careers@newforests.com.au

Phone calls will not be accepted.

New Forests is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values diversity and inclusion. We offer flexible working arrangements to all employees to support their work/life balance.

For more info
Contact: Careers
E-mail: careers@newforests.com.au
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Director of New Forests Africa

Company/Location: New Forests, Africa (likely Nairobi, Kenya)

Job Description:
New Forests seeks a motivated and experienced professional for the role of Director of New Forests Africa. The primary focus of this role is to effectively manage the investment and management of capital in accordance with New Forests’ investment mandates in Sub- Saharan Africa (“SSA”). In this role, the person will be responsible for managing stakeholder relations and leading a team to execute on investment strategies in accordance with New Forests systems, policies, and governance framework.

The location for this role is to be determined, but likely to be Nairobi, Kenya. This role will report to the Managing Director, New Forests Asia.

In close collaboration with New Forests’ Director of Business Development and Managing Director, Asia, the initial responsibilities of this role will be focused on:

  • Contributing to raising, closing, and the implementation of a new forestry investment fund (the “Fund”) that is currently in development. Near term priorities will include engaging with prospective clients, negotiating the terms of the Fund and managing prospective Fund transactions.
  • Locating and opening New Forests office in SSA and building the New Forests Africa team. This will involve identifying, appointing and leading a diverse team of highly skilled professionals to support the successful execution of New Forests’ business and investment strategies in SSA.
Overtime, the role may include contributing to the evolution of New Forests’ business in SSA via mission aligned growth strategies. As a senior member of the business, you will be expected to contribute to New Forests’ overall mission and foster the company culture, creating a positive and constructive environment for our employees.

Other key responsibilities will include:
  • Effectively and competently liaise with local authorities on regulatory matters related to the activities of New Forests’ business and its investment activities
  • Build and manage a pipeline of investments that align with the investment mandates in SSA
  • Manage the efficient and timely deployment of capital into investments
  • Supervise transaction management, including (but not limited to): deal screening, financial modelling, due diligence (including environmental, community, impact and risk and compliance), budgets, finance and structuring, vendor negotiations, regulatory approvals, deal documentation, reporting and implementation
  • Collaborate constructively with key partners connected to New Forests and Fund operations.
  • Ensure the production of timely, high-quality investment papers to be presented to and discussed by the Fund Investment Committee/s
  • Actively contribute to client relations and marketing requirements for capital and investments
  • Supervise the portfolio of assets in accordance with investment objectives, including completing high-quality internal and external on-time reporting, investee board participation and maximising long-term investor returns while meeting social and environmental obligations and objectives
  • Develop plans and strategies to improve the performance of assets under management
  • Supervise operational management of investments within New Forests’ portfolio.
  • Contribute to New Forests’ corporate governance, risk and compliance programs, sustainability and responsible investment projects and activities
  • Ensure effective government and other stakeholder relations
Please see full position description attached for required technical skills, experience a knowledge, qualifications, leadership and personal skills.

What can we offer?
Our work environment is busy and supportive, and the team is professional but relaxed. If you join us, you will be part of a growing, fast paced business, offering investment strategies at the leading edge of forestry, land management, and conservation. You will be working with professionals who are passionate about their work.

New Forests is a sustainable real assets manager offering leading-edge strategies in responsible forestry with approximately AUD 6.5 billion in AUM across a global portfolio of nearly 1 million hectares of forestry and conservation investments. As global demand for resources grows, there is a need to increase productivity while ensuring the conservation of the world’s remaining natural forests. New Forests seeks to create investment strategies that provide lasting solutions to this challenge. Through responsible management of forests and other real assets, we create shared benefit for investors and local communities alike. New Forests is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To learn more, visit www.newforests.com.au

PDF description: Director of New Forests Africa.pdf

For more info
Contact: Careers
E-mail: careers@newforests.com.au
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Associate Director, Investments or Operations (Africa)

Company/Location: New Forests, Africa (likely Nairobi, Kenya)

Job Description:
New Forests seeks a motivated and experienced professional for the role of Associate Director, Investments or Operations (Africa). The primary focus of this role is to effectively contribute towards and support the investment and management of capital in accordance with New Forests’ investment mandates in Sub-Saharan Africa (“SSA”). In this role, the person will be working as part of a collegial team to execute on investment strategies in accordance with New Forests systems, policies, and governance framework.

The location for this role is to be determined, but likely to be Nairobi, Kenya. Theis role will report to the Director of New Forests Africa.

In close collaboration with the Director of New Forests Africa, your initial responsibilities will be focused on contributing to raising, closing, and the implementation of new forestry investment fund (the “Fund”) that is currently in development.

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Build and manage a pipeline of investments that align with the investment mandates in SSA
  • Contribute to the efficient and timely deployment of capital into investments
  • Contribute to the deployment of capital, including (but not limited to): deal screening, financial modelling, due diligence (including environmental, community, impact and business integrity), budgets, finance and structuring, vendor negotiations, regulatory approvals, deal documentation, reporting and implementation
  • Lead the production of timely, high-quality investment papers to be presented to and discussed by the Fund Investment Committee/s
  • Contribute to the management of a portfolio of assets in accordance with investment objectives, including completing high-quality internal and external on-time reporting and maximising long-term investor returns while meeting social and environmental obligations and objectives
  • Develop plans and strategies to improve the performance of assets under management
  • Oversee operational management of investments within New Forests’ portfolio
  • Contribute to corporate governance, risk and compliance programs, sustainability and responsible investment projects and activities
Please see full position description attached for required technical skills, experience a knowledge, qualifications, leadership and personal skills.

What can we offer?
Our work environment is busy and supportive, and the team is professional but relaxed. If you join us, you will be part of a growing, fast paced business, offering investment strategies at the leading edge of forestry, land management, and conservation. You will be working with professionals who are passionate about their work.

About New Forests
New Forests is a sustainable real assets manager offering leading-edge strategies in responsible forestry with approximately AUD 6.5 billion in AUM across a global portfolio of nearly 1 million hectares of forestry and conservation investments. As global demand for resources grows, there is a need to increase productivity while ensuring the conservation of the world’s remaining natural forests. New Forests seeks to create investment strategies that provide lasting solutions to this challenge. Through responsible management of forests and other real assets, we create shared benefit for investors and local communities alike. New Forests is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To learn more, visit www.newforests.com.au

PDF description: Associate Director, Investments or Operations (Africa).pdf

For more info
Contact: Careers
E-mail: careers@newforests.com.au
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Forest Management

Production and Stewardship Coordinator
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation NSW/Tumbarumba

Job Description:
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 Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and driven Production and Stewardship Coordinator who will be responsible for a number of key operations across production and harvesting. The role contributes to maximising the commercial value of the forest estate and minimising risk by ensuring the day-to-day harvesting operations performed by designated crews, meet challenging production, value recovery targets, safety and environmental standards.

The position has responsibility for efficiently coordinating the day-to-day performance and compliance of harvest contractors and ensuring the cost-effective, safe and timely programming of works, construction and ongoing maintenance of harvest roading infrastructure.

The role is located in the stunning Alpine Ash forests of Tumbarumba - a beautiful little Timber Town on the western slopes of the Snowy Mountains.

The Person

The ideal candidate will be driven, a self-starter and passionate about forest operations. You will also have the following skills and experience;

  • Sound experience and knowledge of harvesting operations including silviculture, log servicing and grading;
  • Sound experience and knowledge of road maintenance operations, ideally within a forest context;
  • Knowledge and experience in forestry operations, particularly mark-ups, field surveys and harvesting;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of forest types, tree identification, threatened species, flora and fauna identification and forest silviculture principles and pest and weed management;
  • Demonstrated commercial and continuous improvement focus;
  • Excellent understanding and commitment to safety within an operational environment;
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Computer literacy and numeracy skills;
  • Current Driver’s Licence;
  • Capacity and willingness to undertake fire and fuel management duties including fire-fighting.
How to Apply

Applicants should email their application, which will outline your suitability for this position (maximum 1 page) and include a current CV to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au

Closing Date

Applications must be received by 25 September 2020

For more information about this fantastic role please contact Billie-Jo Brown (m) +61 0458 044 401

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 to apply.

For more info
Contact: Billie-Jo Brown
E-mail: Billie-Jo.Brown@fcnsw.com.au
Phone: +61 0458044401
mobile: +61 0458044401
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Commercial Forestry Enterprise Manager
Company/Location: Solomon Islands

Job Description:
Kolombangara Forest Products Limited (KFPL) wishes to recruit an experienced commercial forest manager to take charge of the sustainable and profitable management of its 39,000ha FSC certified estate on Kolombangara island in Western Province of the Solomon Islands. KFPL is a joint venture between a successful Taiwan based furniture manufacturer and the Solomon Islands Government. The main productive asset of the KFPL estate is a 14,500 ha tropical hardwood plantation and currently exports 100,000m³ of FSC certified plantation hardwood logs per annum. The company is systematically increasing round log production and will achieve a sustainable yield of 220 000m³ per annum in 2031.

The successful candidate for this appointment will possess:

  • a tertiary qualification in forestry from an internationally recognised university
  • a very strong background of managing forest operations (preferably in the tropics)
  • a proven track record in the successful development and operation of a commercial forest plantation
  • the drive to develop and train nationals to achieve world class forest management standards
  • good inter-personal and communication skills to gain the respect of the national staff and island communities
  • the character to face the challenges of living in a remote location
The successful applicant will be offered an attractive remuneration package which will be commensurate with the role and reflect their qualifications and track record. If you are a mature and healthy professional forester with the above qualifications and experience and looking for your next career challenge please contact the KFPL Chairman, Matthew English, on menglish@greenwood-int.com

For more info
Contact: Matthew English
E-mail: menglish@greenwood-int.com
Phone: +61 488116128

Applications close: Monday, 19-Oct-2020

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Tactical Planning Forester
Company/Location: VicForests

Job Description:

  • 2 years fixed-term position
  • Location: Alexandra
  • Varied and interesting role in an inclusive and 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 are currently seeking for a proactive individual to join our Tactical Planning team based in Alexandra.

About the role:

Reporting to the Tactical Planning Manager, you will contribute to the development of Tactical Plans through remote and field resource assessment and facilitation of regulatory approval of harvesting plans.

About you:
  • Appropriate degree or equivalent qualification in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or a related field
  • Have been exposed to surveying work
  • Be physically fit to enable effective completion of field-based work
  • Capable of working independently
  • Practical person with a proven “can do” attitude
  • Efficient time management with attention to detail
  • Current Manual Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel
  • Full Australian working rights
Benefits & Culture:
  • A highly supportive environment with accessible management
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities
  • Health insurance discount
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.

For more information about this role, please visit: VicForests Careers

To apply please send your most current CV and cover letter to vf.careers@vicforests.co.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 2020 - Forester Tactical Planning (Alex) CL21.pdf

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

Applications close: Thursday, 8-Oct-2020

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Forestry Harvesting

Logging Supervisor – Private Sales Areas

Job Description:

Parkside is a 70 year old large company with divisions in saw milling, timber manufacturing, land and property development, home construction and retirement industries. The timber division, Parkside Timbers, now processes a total of 150,000 cubic metres of hardwood annually through its nine mills in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. This makes us the largest hardwood processor in Australia.

Currently we are seeking applications for experienced Logging Supervisor to source private logging areas to service our hardwood sawmilling operations in the Western and South East Queensland area.

About the role:

Work involves sourcing private logging areas to service the Wondai, Wandoan and Theodore mills, supervising logging contractors; maintain sales permit conditions through compliance with codes of practices, and log grade quality, safety compliance, and general work standards. This is a full time role and available for an immediate start.

Responsibilities

  • Private/Free Hold log purchasing
  • Liaise with Graziers on all matters associated with managing sale areas
  • Sale area inspection
  • Supervision of contractors in near and remote areas
  • Operational Harvesting Plan Assessment
  • South East and Western log grading
Criteria
  • Experience in Forestry and or Logging Operations is essential
  • Ability to identify tree species and grade
  • Knowledge of the Native Timber Industry
  • Understanding of government legislation with regard to Private Property Harvesting is desirable
  • Qualifications in Forestry and Logging Operations will be highly regarded
  • Ability to read and follow maps
  • Solid understanding of land tenure
  • Good communication skills, computer literacy is essential
  • Weekly travel will be required. Successful applicant must be able to work as far as Injune in the West to Gympie in the East.
  • A current C class driver’s license and off road driving skills.
What we can offer:
  • Competitive salary
  • Accommodation, vehicle, phone and forestry tools supplied
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Secure ongoing permanent employment
How to apply:

If you have what it takes to be a Logging Supervisor, we would like to hear from you. Applications including a covering letter and resume should be forwarded to recruit@parkside.biz

For more info
Contact: Recruit
E-mail: recruit@parkside.biz
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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Saw Doctor

Job Description:
AKD 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 and are passionate about what we do!

AKD is proud of our diverse culture, that supports individuals, embraces team work, and encourages a ‘can do - make it happen’ attitude.

We are offering an opportunity for an energetic and self motivated person to join our team of fully qualified and training saw doctors. Using the latest model Iseli CNC machines and Iseli auto benching center for bandsaws and Vollmer equipment for Circular saws.

This is a full time position based at our Colac site and will involve all aspects of saw doctoring. This position would suit a hard working and skilled applicant that is looking for a career in an innovative timber manufacturing business.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensure safe work practices
  • Sharpen and maintain knives and saws
  • Redress and maintain saw guide blocks and circular saw guides
  • Ensure saw lube units are at required levels
  • Levelling and tensioning saws
  • Set saws onto saw grinders and sharpen
  • Perform saw changes and preventative maintenance
  • General housekeeping tasks
The successful applicants will have:
  • Good time management skills, being able to prioritise tasks
  • Commitment and hard working attitude
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a group
Minimum Trade Qualification: Complete or Near Complete Certificate III Saw Doctoring

If you have commitment, energy and are motivated to make a difference, please email or post your resume and cover letter using reference code ‘SD0920’ to: Human Resources, AKD, 7-15 Forest Street, Colac,Vic 3250. Please visit www.akd.com.au for more information.

For further information please email recruitment@akd.com.au or call Michael Swanson (Recruitment Coordinator) for a confidential conversation on +61 (03) 5231 9100.

Note: Applications close 30th September 2020.
Note: Pre-employment drug and alcohol, along with functional capacity testing, will be required.

For more info
Contact: Michael Swanson (Recruitment Coordinator)
E-mail: recruitment@akd.com.au
Phone: +61 (03) 5231 9100
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Shift Maintenance Fitter

Job Description:
AKD 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 and are passionate about what we do!

AKD is proud of our diverse culture, that supports individuals, embraces team work, and encourages a ‘can do - make it happen’ attitude.

We are currently seeking an experienced and trade qualified Shift Maintenance Fitter to join our team of over 30 qualified tradesmen to work across our Colac and Irrewarra sites.

This position will play an integral role in the ongoing development of preventative & predictive maintenance and production efficiency. We offer job security and above award remuneration. Working in a state of the art workshop environment this position, and a great roster, allow for a good work/life balance. This is a fulltime position based out of our main site of Colac.

Preferred qualities and qualifications include:

  • Completed trade certificate.
  • Previous experience on heavy machinery; preferably in manufacturing/industrial background.
  • Knowledge of Pneumatics / Hydraulics an advantage.
  • Machining & Welding experience also an advantage.
  • Sound knowledge and acceptance of OH&S Principles.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
If you have commitment, energy and are motivated to make a difference, please email or post your resume and cover letter using reference code ‘MF0920’ to:Human Resources, AKD, 7-15 Forest Street, Colac,Vic 3250. Please visit www.akd.com.au for more information.

For further information please email recruitment@akd.com.au or call Michael Swanson (Recruitment Coordinator) for a confidential conversation on +61 (03) 5231 9100.

Note: Applications close 30th September 2020.

Note: Pre-employment drug and alcohol, along with functional capacity testing, will be required.

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

Company/Location: Koolkan NSW

Job Description:
National company, opportunity for a qualified Saw Dr or start your career as a Saw Dr with an industry leader.

  • Qualified or looking to start your career?
  • National company
  • Great team environment
Our Boral Timber team based in Koolkan are seeking a responsible, organised and safety focused individual to join our team as a Saw Doctor. The saw shop forms part of the maintenance services group for the site which includes the mechanical and electrical service sections.

As a member of the team of saw doctors and greater services group you will proactively contribute to ensuring a safe work environment and high standards of workmanship are performed in maintaining band, circular saws and machine set up at our Timber Mill.

This is an opportunity for either a qualified Saw Doctor looking for an opportunity with a national company or, if you are starting your career and would like to join a large company to grow your career, we can provide an apprenticeship and train you to be a Saw Doctor.

About the Position:
  • Responsibility for maintaining saws ensuring they are fit for purpose, and compliant with site quality standards
  • This includes tensioning, servicing, sharpening and repairing saws
  • Oversee the structured change out of tooling as required
  • Be involved in the setup, alignment, and maintenance processes around site chipping and cutting machines
  • Working within current site process of fault finding, error proofing, and data analysis.
About you:
  • Saw Doctor trade certificate or similar
  • Experience working with band and circular saws
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety and our zero harm values
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Driver's licence
  • Enjoy working in a team environment
About Boral:

Boral is an international building products and construction materials group with three strong divisions: the high-performing, well-positioned materials business of Boral Australia; the fast-growing, 50%-owned USG Boral interior linings joint venture in Asia, Australia and the Middle East; and Boral North America, a scaled and growing building products and fly ash business. With its headquarters in Sydney, Australia, Boral had approximately 16,500 full-time equivalent employees (including in JVs) working across over 700 operating sites in 17 countries as at 30 June 2017.
Boral values and is committed to creating a diverse working environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All suitable applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age.


To Apply please visit http://careers.boral.com.au and search for Saw Doctor

For more info
Contact: Boral Careers
E-mail: CAREERS@boral.com.au
Phone: +61 2 9033 5348

Applications close: Friday, 23-Oct-2020

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Wood Transport/Logistics

Harvester and/or Forwarder Operators

Company/Location: C3 Australia

Job Description:
About Us
C3 Australia is part of the LINX Cargo Care Group and is one of the largest forest harvest and haulage contractors in Australia. Our forestry expertise delivers compliant, efficient and innovative solutions for some of Australia’s largest forest owners in key regions. We provide in-field chipping and cut-to-length harvest and haulage systems along with tailored solutions to meet customer requirements. Our forest harvest and haulage operations are supported by strong systems, with a focus on health and safety, training, product quality and Chain of Responsibility obligations.

About the opportunity
C3 Australia are currently looking from driven and passionate Harvester and/or Forwarder Operators to join our team based in the Burnie region of Tasmania. Commencing in October you will be working with a diverse and fun crew to safely operate machinery in a forestry environment, we have a number of vacancies working 12 hour shifts in a 24/5 operation.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Operation of brand new heavy forestry machinery
  • Safely adhering to workplace procedures and policies
  • Ad hoc duties as required by management
About your experience
As a minimum, candidates will be required to possess the following tickets and experience.
  • Machine harvester or forwarder experience with relevant Mobile Plant Tickets
  • Forestry experience would be highly advantageous
  • Demonstrated understanding of safe work procedures
  • Unrestricted driver’s license
  • Availability to work 12 hour day or night shifts
The Benefits
Working for us will put you in a strategic position with your career, with opportunities for growth and development along with financial and non-financial benefits. We're looking for people who share and live our values of Be Brave Be Bold, We Are One, Home Safely Every Day, Act Like You Own It and Powered By People.

Our culture embraces diversity across our workforce and we encourage everyone to apply.

Closing Date
Applications close on 30 September 2020.

Next Steps
Are you ready to be part of our future? To apply, please contact Monika Marevic contact details below.

Home Safely Everyday - Our top priority is getting you home to your family safely every day.

For more info
Contact: Monika Marevic
E-mail: m.marevic@linxcc.com.au
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Engineering/Maintenance

Roading/Engineering Coordinator

Company/Location: Aratu Forests Limited / Gisborne NZ

Job Description:

The Company
Aratu Forests Limited is one of the largest forestry estates in the Gisborne District on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island and a significant contributor to the regional economy. We manage radiata pine plantation on 35,000 hectares of forest land.

We are committed to responsible, effective and efficient forest management. We seek to ensure our social, cultural, environmental and economic practices deliver long term, sustainable outcomes.

Respect, integrity and trust are at the heart of Aratu Forests Limited’s business philosophy. We are proud to operate with the principles of active, honest and transparent engagement, and are committed to seeking excellence through ongoing improvement.

The Position
The primary responsibility of the role is to co-ordinate road construction and maintenance programs across the forest estate. These activities are carried out by high performing engineering contractors. The role would include, but not be limited to, planning, designing, onsite co-ordination, quality management, negotiation, road and bridge construction rate setting, budgeting, scheduling, road engineering and the implementation of new technology.

You will have experience in civil engineering contractor management in the forestry, civil engineering or other land-based industry. This role would provide an opportunity to add value to our environmental commitment and our important relationships with our neighbours and community.

The Person
Given the extent to which we can tailor the role to the person, applications are encouraged from people ranging in experience from new starters to experienced professionals. The ability to positively contribute to the wider company and operations as a team player would be valuable. We would be interested to receive applications from people that have an interest in being innovative and contributing to improving standards and environmental outcomes.

To submit a confidential application, or for more information please contact Warren Rance on +64 (06) 867 9799 or by email to warren.rance@aratuforests.co.nz

Applications close Sunday 4 October 2020.

For more info
Contact: Warren Rance
E-mail: warren.rance@aratuforests.co.nz
Phone: +64 (06) 867 9799

Applications close: Sunday, 4-Oct-2020

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Forest Management

Production and Engineering Manager

Company/Location: Gisborne

Job Description:
Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) is a global company operating in local and global timber markets. JNL owns four wood processing plants in the North Island, and forests in the Wairarapa and East Coast regions. We are currently looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join the business in the position of Production and Engineering Manager to join our busy team on the East Coast. In this role you will be reporting to the General Manager East Coast Forests and you will be responsible for managing the forests harvest production and engineering operations to efficiently manufacture and deliver log products to customer specifications.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Leading all facets of forest production to achieve daily, monthly and annual targets
  • Managing all engineering activities for harvest planning and road construction
  • Managing contractor relationships to meet legal and company requirements
  • Ensuring that all production systems and personnel operate in compliance with JNLs Health &Safety and Environmental Policies, Procedures and Standards.
  • Demonstrated experience in forest harvest planning, resource consenting and road construction management
  • A tertiary qualification in forestry or related discipline
  • Focus on ensuring a safe and healthy workplace environment
  • The ability to work as part of a team or independently
  • Ability to think innovatively and analytically
  • Desire to build on existing skills to further pursue a long term career in forestry with the support of JNL
In return for this we can offer you:
  • A competitive salary in line with your experience and qualifications
  • Medical insurance
  • Access to a generous JNL workplace savings scheme, leave entitlements and other benefits
  • Relevant learning and development opportunities to support your career development
If you want to work in a down to earth team environment where your colleagues know how to have a laugh but understand the meaning of hard work at the same time, please apply today. For information on how to apply, please contact Jo Carvill.

For more info
Contact: Jo Carvill
E-mail: jo.carvill@jnl.co.nz
mobile: +64 297701377
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Forestry Manager

Job Description:

About the branch - Mō te peka

Crown Forestry is a commercial trading organisation managing the Crown's existing commercial forestry assets and also entering into new commercial arrangements to develop plantation forests as part of the Government's One Billion Trees programme. As one of the four teams of Te Uru Rākau, Forestry New Zealand, our role is to prudently manage and administer this portfolio of forestry assets to achieve the best return for the Government while ensuring the Crown's legal and contractual obligations are met.

About the role - Kōrero mō te tūranga

We currently utilise four forest management contractors to service our Northland portfolio which is spread across the region and comprises 20 forests covering over 13,000 hectares. As the Forestry Manager for our Whangarei site, you'll provide management support to the Forestry Operations Manager in line with Crown Forestry's business objectives, with a particular focus on working collaboratively with the forest management contractors to plan, budget and control forest development, tending and maintenance operations.

A typical day will see you

  • Implement and maintain forestry operations systems and processes including monitoring and reporting on physical and financial performance; and review contractor/sub-contractor performance
  • Act as the Crown's steward in respect of the maintenance and improvement of the forest assets
  • Implement and maintain audit processes for forestry operations as set out in Crown Forestry's Quality Management System
  • Ensure Environmental legislative compliance as required under NES-Plantation Forestry, Resource Management Act and relevant local authority District and Regional Plans
  • Ensure Health and Safety legislative compliance in accordance with the Crown Forestry H&S plan
  • Develop and maintain forest management plans in line with Crown Forestry guidelines
  • Work with existing management contractors under the Crown Forestry's operating model
  • Assist in the selection and induction of new management contractors to operate under the Crown Forestry's model
  • Build and sustain positive working relationships with stakeholders (lessors, neighbours, territorial local authorities, regional councils and forest user groups) as appropriate to discuss and report on issues arising from forestry operations
  • Monitor and audit on-forest operations (access, land preparation, planting, releasing, tending and pest control) including the employment and performance of sub-contractors
  • Ensure tree crop and land is adequately protected and kept secure
  • Assist the operations manager and other forestry managers as required
About you - Mōu

We're searching for a candidate with experience in managing forest operations, specifically pre-plant, establishment and tending. You'll be used to achieving strong results through the relationships you build and possess an open and honest communication style. You will be dedicated to meeting the expectations of your stakeholders and work to gain their trust and respect. Proactive management of your work and a reliable, steadfast nature will also be key to your success. You’ll have a familiarity with the legislative/regulatory environment for the forestry sector (specifically health & safety and the environment) and ideally a tertiary qualification in forestry management or equivalent industry experience.

About our team - Mō tō mātou rōpū

We're a team of 10, geographically dispersed, but joined by our passion for the industry and a goal of becoming industry leaders. Our field operations staff regularly work remotely from one another but often closely with forest management contractors. We stay in touch with regular team meetings and informal chats. People enjoy working in our team for its united and connected culture and the variable and dynamic nature of our work. We work diligently, enjoy a laugh or two and provide a supportive network for each other. We're looking forward to welcoming our Whangarei Forestry Manager to the team to continue the meaningful work we are doing for the Crown.

How to apply - Me pēhea te tuku tono

To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click "APPLY FOR THIS JOB" or visit the MPI Careers Site.

Applications close at midnight Wednesday 7th October 2020.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

For more info
Contact: MPI Careers Site
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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Timber Machinist

Company/Location: Motueka, Nelson

Job Description:
SNAP SHOT: Come to work and play in the sunny Top of the South! Spend your morning at the beach, on the water and with family, and then come to work in the afternoon for a company who will value you.

MLC is now hiring a new Timber Machinist to join our friendly team.

THE ROLE: Join our team and play a vital role by taking charge of the setup, efficient running, and maintenance of our planner machines. Our dedicated production team focus their efforts on creating functional timber products and meeting our clients order specifications and timelines. All the while keeping to MLC Group Health and Safety practices which are woven through everything we do.

Some of your daily tasks will include:

  • Set up planners for different timber & order specifications
  • Ensure planners operate efficiently
  • Support the flow of timber through in and out feeds
  • Lead respective team members
  • Quality & productivity control
  • Complete scheduled maintenance of planner machinery and general troubleshooting
  • An overall responsibility for all aspects of allocated planner operations
QUALITIES & SKILLS WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
  • Timber Machining Experience
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Health & Safety focused
  • Physically capable to carry out all the tasks required, including lifting up to 20kgs
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • A positive can-do attitude
  • Excellent time management skills
  • A trade Certificate in Timber Machining, or working towards this would be advantageous
  • Experience with Powermat & Hydromat planers would be advantageous
If you want to come and work for us and you are the right fit we will assist with relocation costs.

We are proud of our 'Safety First' culture hence we require you to pass a pre-employment drug test.

APPLY NOW or contact Ashley hr@mlcgroup.co.nz if you have any questions.

Applicants for this position must be eligible to work in New Zealand with either NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

For more info
Contact: Ashley Birchfield
E-mail: hr@mlcgroup.co.nz
Phone: +64 3 5281026
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Work Wanted

Silviculture Services

Company/Location: CNI Forest Management Ltd t/a Mahi Rākau

Job Description:
Mahi Rakāu have provided silviculture services throughout the North Island since 1999.

We provide all silvicultural services, including planting (native/manuka, pine), fertilising, releasing, pruning and thinning to waste.

We have a strong focus on quality, health and safety, and providing all employees with necessary NZQA level training. We are one of the few Safetree certified contractors in the industry. All the work we do is of the highest quality, and also done within stringent safety requirements. Focussing on quality helps ensure the highest return on investment to our customers.

As a major contractor of silviculture services in the North Island, our well trained workforce ensures we get the job done right and on time. And our crews are able to travel.

For all your silviculture needs contact us and see how we can help.

For more info
Contact: Ryan Hyde
E-mail: planning@mahirakau.co.nz
Phone: +64 7 350 1333
mobile: +64 21 951 257
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