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Forest Establishment/Silviculture

Silviculture Supervisor
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation

Jobs Description:

  • Shape the future of our plantation program
  • Great variety and scope
  • Located in Tumut (TMA)
About the Role

We have an exceptional opportunity for an experienced and motivated person to take on the role of Silviculture Supervisor within our Tumut Management Area (TMA). With our current focus now on fire recovery, the TMA is looking to increase planting to 5100 hectares per annum, to meet our future goals for sustainable plantations.

The successful candidate will contribute to this establishment, while attending to our forests and being stewards of our forests. The role will be involved in site preparation, planting, competition control and windrow and hazard reduction burning.

The role is based in Tumut, however there may be periodic travel to Moss Vale and Tallanganda Management Areas.

About You

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience;
  • Well-developed planning, organisational and administrative skills;
  • Ability to assess site condition and prepare site-based plans for all forest-based operations;
  • Experience in field operations and delivering specified operational outcomes;
  • Ability to draw up site-based plans using planning systems / GIS or willingness to learn;
  • Demonstrated supervisory and contractor management skills;
  • Ability to communicate and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • The capacity and willingness to undertake manual work and walking through difficult terrain as required;
  • A current driver’s license is essential. Holders of medium rigid and/or forklift licenses will be highly regarded;
  • Ability to contribute to fire preparedness and suppression activities. Responsibilities will include fire-standby as rostered and deployment as a fire-fighter. Fire duties will include weekend work and extended hours (e.g. firefighting nightshifts).
Forestry Corporation employees contribute to fire preparedness and suppression activities. Responsibilities will include fire-standby as rostered and deployment as a fire-fighter or part of the incident management team. Fire duties will include weekend work and extended hours (e.g. firefighting nightshifts).

The Application Process:

Please apply with an updated copy of your resume [maximum five pages]. In your cover letter, tell us about what you can bring to Forestry Corporation, the role and why you would like to join our team!

Please contact Roger Davies on (m) +61 0429 831 082 for a confidential discussion and more information about the role.

Applications Close: 31 May 2020 and applicants should email their applications to

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.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in advance for their application and advise that only candidates that meet the position requirements and have relevant working rights for Australia, will be contacted.

For more info
Contact: Roger Davies
mobile: +61 0429 831 082
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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Chief Executive Officer
Company/Location: Tasmanian Forest Products Association

Jobs Description:
Tasmanian Forest Products Association (TFPA) is being established as the peak policy and advocacy organisation for the forest and wood products industry in Tasmania. TFPA has been formed after extensive consultation within the industry and will replace the Forest Industries Association of Tasmania on 1 July 2020 and will work to deliver appropriate policy outcomes for the industry in Tasmania. TFPA is in the early stages of its establishment and this position will play a vital role in shaping the future of the organisation.

The CEO will be required to build the organisation from its formative stage into a visible, viable entity that can manage and advance the industry’s strategic objectives. The role will develop and execute strategy and provide the TFPA Governing Committee with policy and political insights, and strategic advice. It will also oversee business operations, financial performance and implement organisational initiatives. The CEO will be responsible for development of key partnerships and working relationships with a wide range of members and stakeholders.

If you have ever held a desire to build an organisation from scratch and make your mark, then this is the challenge for you. The successful applicant will be a dynamic and influential leader with proven agility in thinking, planning and prioritising of operational and strategic initiatives. A proven record in delivering within the political and policy sphere is required, together with the ability to build a strong and united voice for the full value chain of forest industries in Tasmania. Experience in a forest industry aligned position is not essential but could be beneficial. The role will preferably be based in Hobart however alternative locations will be considered.

For a confidential discussion or to request a copy of the role description, please contact Lynne Chapman on +61 0467 229 445 or To submit an application, please apply online at by Wednesday, 10 June 2020.

For more info
Contact: Lynne Chapman
mobile: +61 0467229445

Applications close: Wednesday, 10-Jun-2020

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Operations Manager / Assistant Site Manager

Company/Location: Allied Timber Products / Bathurst NSW

Jobs Description:
Who we are
Allied Timber Products NSW (ATP) is a privately owned mid-tier radiata sawmilling company employing approximately 30 staff. The company processes approximately 90,000m3 per annum small saw logs and produces framing and landscaping products. Other onsite facilities include a timber treatment plant, kiln drying and a drymill.

About the role
This role works closely with the Site Manager and newly appointed Softwood Manager Craig Neale. The Operations Manager / Assistant Site Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient operations of the site, including coordinating the end to end planning and scheduling activities for the site to achieve a high level of production product quality and safety performance in the most effective manner to deliver business value for the shareholders.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Supervise and ensure the safe operation of plant and equipment with a focus on the health and safety of all employees on site, including carrying out workplace health and safety training for staff.
  • Manage the site operations to ensure the delivery of reliable production plans that reflect site capability and deliver against the agreed business KPI’s.
  • Identify and assist in the implementation of strategies to optimise site operations with the aim of reducing costs, increasing capacity and driving revenue growth for the business.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to deliver strategic business outcomes.
  • Provide leadership, development and coaching to a team of staff to meet performance expectations and participate in HR initiatives.
  • Work with the Business Manager to achieve and exceed operational compliance requirements with WH&S, relevant legislation, licencing and codes of practice.
About you
To be successful in this position you will possess:
  • Tertiary qualifications or demonstrated management experience in a planning / scheduling role, preferably in the timber processing or manufacturing industry.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and supervising large teams of people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • A high level of understanding of sawmill operations with a focus on quality and efficient and sustainable production processes.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and negotiate with others to achieve strategic business outcomes.
  • High level computer skills including MS Office, previous experience utilising planning optimisation software.
  • Must hold a current Driver’s Licence.
  • Join a growing & dynamic company with career progression & professional development opportunities.
  • Competitive remuneration package.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program.
  • Friendly and inclusive work environment.
How to apply
If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you!

Please apply by providing a cover letter outlining your skills and experience in relation to the key responsibilities of the role, along with a copy of your current resume.

For more information please contact Craig Neale on +61 0474 883 248, or please visit our website at

For more info
Contact: Human Resources
Phone: +61 07 3153 8830
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Forest Management

Fibre Supply Manager - Stumpage (Rotorua) & Forest Resource Manager (Rotorua)

Company/Location: Oji Fibre Solutions

Jobs Description:
Oji Fibre Solutions is New Zealand’s largest producer of market pulp, paper and renewable fibre-based packaging products. We have an extensive team of people, who work together to produce quality kraft pulp, paper and fibre packaging products from renewable, sustainably harvested forestry and recycled wood fibre. After being purchased by the Oji Group in 2014, the company has benefitted from the injection of new energy and investment and is proud to be backed by the strength of the world’s fifth largest pulp, paper and packaging business.

Our Fibre Supply Team is currently seeking a Fibre Supply Manager – Stumpage and Forest Resource Manager to join them.

Fibre Supply Manager – Stumpage (Rotorua)

Reporting to the Operations Manager - Fibre Procurement, this role requires an experienced and results driven professional who is responsible for purchasing standing trees and managing forest harvest operations. You will need a 21st century H&S attitude and a sound understanding of today’s safety requirements associated with log harvesting, transport and forest engineering. Proactive leadership is an essential capability to ensure our workers and contractors come home safely, every day. In addition, to be successful in this role, being an effective communicator and relationship builder are essentials along with being a proven team player.

Forest Resource Manager (Rotorua)

This newly created role requires a highly motivated and self-starter, who will be focused on overseeing the management of the business’s Radiata and Eucalyptus plantations in the Central North Island as well as identifying, analysing and overseeing new afforestation opportunities. To be successful in this role you have a relevant qualification in forestry and proven experience in forest management, including the analysis, development of and implementation of improved silvicultural regimes, combined with being tech savvy, and having a progressive H&S attitude and a sound knowledge of forestry industry Codes of Practice. You will need to demonstrate positive leadership, excellent communication skills and be able to build and maintain strong relationships with key people both externally and within the business. This role takes you beyond the traditional boundaries of the forest operations, providing insight and opportunities within one of Australasia’s largest forest products manufacturers.

For more info
Contact: Oji Fibre Solutions Careers
Phone: +64 27 232 8666

Applications close: Friday, 12-Jun-2020

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Forest Development Manager

Company/Location: JNL, Wairarapa

Jobs 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 Forest Development Manager to join our busy team in the Wairarapa. In this role you will be reporting to the General Manager Wairarapa Forests and you will be responsible for planning and implementing JNL’s forest development strategies and plans to create a high quality forest resource.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Managing all forest development operations
  • Managing contractor relationships to meet legal and company requirements
  • Ensuring that all forest development systems and personnel operate in compliance with JNLs Health & Safety and Environmental Policies, Procedures and Standards.
To be successful in this role you will ideally have the following attributes:
  • Previous experience in forest silviculture management is preferred but not essential
  • 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 more information about this role, to request a position description, or find out how to apply, please call Michelle Gibbons – HR Advisor on +64 027 388 0833 or email

For more info
Contact: Michelle Gibbons
Phone: +64 027 3880833

Applications close: Monday, 8-Jun-2020

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Forest Manager, Whanganui

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd

Jobs Description:
Take a forward leap in your forestry career with industry leaders, PF Olsen Ltd. Help us to shape 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. The Government’s One Billion Trees programme as well as recent increases in the price of Carbon under ETS are generating exciting and significant afforestation projects and we need a motivated, fast-learning Forest Manager to help us deliver high quality professional forest management services to our growing client base.

Whanganui is a vibrant town known for its heritage and arts, the annual Boxing Day motorbike races on the Cemetery Circuit, Jet sprints and jet boating on the river. Do you prefer hunting? The Southern North Island region offers excellent hunting for a range of animals including Fallow, Red and Sambar deer. Fishing? There are many options for both sea and river fishing; and we are the closest PF Olsen office to Mt Ruapehu and the Tongariro National Park!

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 and reporting
To be successful you will already have:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry or equivalent experience
  • Proven track-record, with 2-3 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 growing local team
  • Career progression opportunities throughout New Zealand & Australia
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package (Including life, medical & income protection insurance)
  • Vehicle with full private use
  • Share-buying opportunities
PF Olsen is proud to be a drug-free workplace and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

For a job description or to apply for this position, please email your CV and cover letter before 12th June 2020 to

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

For more info
Contact: Tachina Walsh
Phone: +64 079217290

Applications close: Friday, 12-Jun-2020

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Forestry Harvesting

Forestry Contractor - Expressions of Interest

Company/Location: Te Kao, Far North

Jobs Description:
The Committee of Management of Parengarenga Incorporation are calling for expressions of interest for clear-felling of unthinned stands of pine trees, planted in 2004, contract will be initially for 6 months, with a review after this period. To view the forest, please contact Dan Henderson on +64 021 408 767.

Please send your expression of interest to

For more info
Contact: Dan Henderson
mobile: +64 021 408 767

Applications close: Friday, 29-May-2020

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Sawmill Shift Supervisor

Company/Location: Napier

Jobs Description:
The Pallet Company is a privately owned business that specialises in the manufacture of wood pallets, ins and crates for both the horticultural and industrial sectors.

Our Group consists of two large manufacturing sites located in Auckland and Napier.

Our Napier facility also comprises of a sawmill operation, TPC Sawmill.

We welcome applicants who see themselves relocating to the beautiful sunny, family oriented Hawke's Bay community.

About the role

This exciting role is available due to the expansion of our Napier facility and the introduction of a comprehensive Sawmill Operation to our group of companies!

We are looking for a specific person for this role who is committed to driving 'up time' and efficiency and has the ability to relate to a range of people, from the saw doctors, maintenance and sales staff.

You will assume the responsibility of the day to day running of the Sawmill Plant during your shift.

This position needs an energetic and highly enthusiastic person who can lead their team by example.

You will be responsible for tracking plant measures and delivering agreed upon production targets.

Our Company is committed to delivering quality products, therefore the successful applicant must have attention to detail to ensure

high quality production standards are consistently met.

A keen interest in developing and training your team will be included in the supervising responsibilities.

We are striving to develop a keen team who are disciplined and career focussed.

You will need:

  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to engage with your team and discuss overall business targets
  • Able to motivate team members
  • A desire to create a team that is efficient and interested in developing their roles and professional careers
  • Excellent organisation and people management skills
  • Results driven to meet customer expectations
  • An interest in Health and Safety
  • A positive attitude is everything in this role!
Experience and skills:
Sawmill and timber experience is a must.
This role best suits a mechanically minded person who is able to trouble shoot with a 'hands on' style.

Please send CV's to

For more info
Contact: nadine Barton
mobile: +64 021 574 029
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