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Forestry Harvesting

Heavy Diesel Fitter/Truck Mechanic
Company/Location: Asher Enterprises Pty Ltd

Jobs Description:

  • Long term opportunity
  • Excellent remuneration & benefits
  • Immediate start available
We require an experienced heavy diesel mechanic to join our talented team of fitters in the maintenance & repair of our fleet of harvesting machinery & haulage trucks. The position will be based at our workshop in Toolara, which is situated between Gympie and Cooloola Cove (Fraser Coast area). We service our machinery as far North as Bundaberg & as far South as Beerburrum. The fleet consists predominantly of Valmet and John Deere harvesting machinery and Kenworth trucks.

To be successful in this position you will have the following:
  • Mechanical Trade Certificate (Plant Mechanic/Diesel Mechanic/Heavy Vehicle Mechanic)
  • Good knowledge of mechanics, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems
  • Proven experience working on the abovementioned heavy machinery
  • Strong commitment towards safe work practices
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Desire to be an effective team player
  • Flexible hours as plenty of overtime available
  • A strong work ethic
  • Experience in working with logging machinery highly regarded
In return, we will provide you with:
  • An excellent salary package commensurate with experience
  • Vehicle supplied
  • A safe work environment
  • The support of a small team
  • Long term stable employment
If you think you have the necessary attributes & would like to work close to home for a very successful long established local family business please email your resume to or phone +61 0754992224.

For more info
Contact: Natasha Taylor
Phone: +61 0754992224

Applications close: Saturday, 31-Oct-2020

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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Chief Executive Officer

Company/Location: Brisbane

Jobs Description:

  • Industry Technical Leadership
  • Domestic and International Reach
  • Brisbane Based
The Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA) has a long and proud history as a member association for manufacturers of wood products across Australasia. The Association is voluntarily funded by wood manufacturers and remains industry driven. The focus of the modern EWPAA is technical standards, product certification to those standards, and research and development.

Reporting to the Board of Management you will provide thought and strategic leadership and management of the EWPAA. A balance of operational and strategic leadership, technical know-how and strong interpersonal skills underpins building the trust and respect of Association members. Supporting members through advocacy, and research and development and the navigation of industry wide challenges and opportunities are key elements of the role of CEO.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Standards
  • Certification
  • Governance and Membership
  • Education
  • Safety
You will be tertiary qualified in Engineering, Science or related discipline and a higher degree in management will be considered favourably.

To be successful you will have up to date technical knowledge of wood products manufacturing, a successful track record of contemporary leadership and the capacity to build a cohesive and resilient team culture. Your capacity to build and maintain excellent stakeholder relationships will be a matter of record.

Applications for this exciting role are sent to with your Curriculum Vitae, and a covering letter outlining your interest in this position and how you would add most value to the EWPAA and its members.

Applications Close on 30th October 2020

For further information please contact Lesley Austin, Flame Associates, +61 (0410) 551 503

For more info
Contact: Lesley Austin
Phone: +61410551503
mobile: +61410551503

Applications close: Friday, 30-Oct-2020

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Chief Executive Officer
Company/Location: Victorian Forest Products Association

Jobs Description:
The Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) is being established as the peak policy organisation for the forest and wood products industry in Victoria. VFPA has been formed after extensive consultation within the industry and will replace the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) and will work to deliver appropriate policy outcomes for the industry in the State. VFPA represents all levels of the industry; from plantation and native forest growers and managers to sawmillers and other processors. The industry is in a transformative and dynamic phase and with VFPA now in the early stages of its establishment, this position will play a vital role in shaping the future of the organisation.

The inaugural CEO will build the organisation from its formative stage into a visible, viable entity that can manage and advance the industry’s strategic objectives. Ideally based in Melbourne, the role will be responsible for: developing a long-term vision for the Victorian forest industry; developing and executing strategy; overseeing the Association's business operations; and providing the VFPA Governing Council with policy and political insights, and strategic advice. The CEO will also lead the development and implementation of a whole of government engagement strategy for the industry.

The successful applicant will be a dynamic and influential leader with excellent communication and public presentation skills, including experience in managing media and other communications to lift the profile of an industry. A proven record in political advocacy, policy development and the machinations of government is essential. Experience in engaging and building relationships with members and the broader community, together with the ability to build a strong and united voice for the full value chain of forest industries in Victoria is also required.

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, 11 November 2020.

For more info
Contact: Lynne Chapman
mobile: +61 0467 229 445

Applications close: Wednesday, 11-Nov-2020

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Forest Engineer
Company/Location: Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd - Napier

Jobs Description:
We have an opportunity for an experienced, self-motivated and energetic Forest Engineer to join our Forests team, where your core focus will be to ensure we maximise the potential of our forest resources.

About the role
As the Forest Engineer, you will provide harvest planning and engineering solutions, expertise in road design and construction while maintaining and improving our safety, environmental and financial objectives

This role has a great mix of in field and office-based work providing a wide variety of activities to be involved in, such as:

  • Preparing operational harvesting plans
  • Planning road and landing layouts
  • Supervision of engineering and quarry operations
  • Resource consents & traffic management plans.
  • Assessing and validating planning options for our logging and roading operations
  • Preparing budgets, forecasting and project cost analysis
  • Estimating engineering productivity targets
  • Maintaining forest engineering databases.
About the person
We’re looking for someone that can think outside the square and come up with innovative solutions. You’ll be able to develop and foster good relationships with regulatory authorities, Iwi, neighbours and other stakeholders and draw on your experience to challenge the ‘status quo" and drive process improvements and efficiencies across our forest engineering operations.

As the successful candidate, you will have:
  • A tertiary qualification in forestry or an associated forestry discipline
  • High level of computer literacy in GIS, engineering and harvest planning software
  • Minimum of 5 years field experience in harvest planning and forest roading in difficult terrain
  • Experience in planning for cable logging operations
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship and influencing skills
  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Team player
  • High level of fitness
  • Strong health and safety and environmental focus
As this role requires regular travel into our forests and private woodlots, a full NZ Drivers Licence (class 1) is mandatory. A company vehicle will be provided.

Who are we?
For over 45 years Pan Pac has been growing, processing and delivering quality radiata products to national and international markets. With a permanent workforce of over 400 staff, Pan Pac values the contributions of all employees and in return will provide a supportive and challenging work environment. Along with this, there are a range of benefits such as staff discounts on fuel and at local businesses in Hawkes Bay, free health checks and subsidised health insurance

If this sounds like you, then we would like to hear from you..

Applications close 1 November 2020

For more info
Contact: Kara Paterson

Applications close: Wednesday, 4-Nov-2020

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Forest Establishment/Silviculture

Silviculture Forester

Company/Location: Port Blakely, Timaru

Jobs Description:
We are seeking an experienced Silviculture Forester with at least 3 to 5 years’ experience to assist the Regional Manager for their South Island operation. You will actively manage all facets of forestry planning and forest operations from establishment through to harvesting, forest protection and forest acquisitions. You will also be responsible for providing local and companywide support to the Technical and Resources Manager.

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 subjected to a wide range of tasks and have opportunities to discuss business progress and key issues to grow your role and your business objectives 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:

  • Assisting the Silviculture Operations Manager in all aspects of operations in silvicultural operations including planning and day to day operational supervision
  • Ensuring compliance with Health and Safety, Environment, and other legislative requirements
  • Collecting and entering information for maintaining comprehensive stand record system for the South Island estate
  • Assist in managing all aspects of risk (current and future) and protecting South Island Forest and Land Assets
  • Assisting the Technical and Resources Manager in preparing and implementing a technical programme for the South Island including providing local contact for research providers and technical staff from other organisations
  • Liaise closely and build effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including local Iwi, Regulatory Authorities, Contractors, Suppliers, Customers, HS&E Manager, Senior Management Staff and other PB Employees
Qualifications, Experience and Abilities:
  • Tertiary Qualification – Forestry Bachelor’s degree
  • Management / Supervision experience – At least 3 years’ experience in successfully managing Contractors involved in the Silviculture function
  • Experience in Silviculture programme accountability
  • Experience in areas of Technical Management in Silviculture
  • Financial and strategic experience – interpreting financial reports, developing, and managing budgets
  • High level understanding of the concepts around forest economics and investment decisions
  • Ability to read, analyse, and interpret general business periodicals and information, journals, technical procedures, or government regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and policy and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • High level of math and reasoning ability
  • Advanced working knowledge of forest management information systems including GIS, Harvest planning software, Forecaster and Woodstock
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
You will be required to provide two recent and relevant work-related references, complete a drug and medical exam, and have clean driver’s license and criminal conviction check.

We look forward to receiving your application.

All applications will be managed by Labourworks NZ Ltd.

Applications close 13th November 2020

For more info
Contact: Rachel Davis
Phone: +64 (0)275627679

Applications close: Friday, 13-Nov-2020

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Operational Roles

Company/Location: Kinleith Pulp & Paper Mill, Tokoroa

Jobs Description:
Oji Fibre Solutions (NZ) Limited is New Zealand’s largest pulp & paper manufacturer. Backed by the strength of the Oji Holdings Group, we are a company with heritage, and are committed to delivering quality, innovative products that enhance the competitiveness of our customers. 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. We are proud of our circular economy ‘solutions by nature’, creating value from natural, renewable and recyclable resources, is key to our ongoing operations, customers, communities and sustainability success.

Our Kinleith Pulp & Paper Mill is located 8km south of Tokoroa, we are seeking applications of interest for the following roles;

Developmental Shift Manager - Pulp (Kinleith, Tokoroa)

As the Developmental Shift Manager, you will be coached and trained to manage and lead a shift covering all aspects of production paying special attention to safety, environmental and quality issues, as well as resourcing, manufacturing, continuous improvement and production performance. This position will also maintain our positive safety behaviour culture while driving for continued performance improvements and uptime targets. The position will work on a continuous roster system as the site operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Applications close on 12 November 2020.

Operations-Maintenance Co-ordinator ‘OMC’ (Kinleith, Tokoroa) – Newly created role

As an OMC, you will work with operations and maintenance staff to ensure work requests are correctly described, prioritised and scheduled, and that the plant is prepared to enable efficient delivery of maintenance services by the maintenance teams. This will include oversight of the work permitting process to ensure that compliance with this and other work safety systems is maintained.

Reporting to the Business Unit Manager, you will have regular contact with Area Managers, Maintenance Managers and Planners and Supervisors, as you assess work priorities and match these with maintenance resource availability. You will need excellent communication skills and be able to build and maintain strong relationships at all levels of the business in order to succeed in this role.

Applications close on 1st November 2020.

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

Applications close: Sunday, 1-Nov-2020

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