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Forest Management

Forester - Operations

Company/Location: HQPlantations Pty Ltd

Jobs Description:
About the business
HQPlantations sustainably manages 340,000 hectares of forest throughout the state of Queensland including softwood and hardwood plantations. These plantations produce up to of 2.5 million cubic metres of logs annually that support both domestic and export industries.

HQPlantations is committed to a culture which is safe, diverse, inclusive, and determined where we act with respect, integrity, and positivity.

About the role
Based out of our Tuan office, the successful candidate will deliver frontline planning and coordination of silviculture activities covering operational scheduling and production, and asset and environmental management ensuring commercial, safety, and stewardship outcomes are met.

Skills and experience
The successful applicant will hold a Bachelor of Forest Science (or other relevant tertiary qualification) with at least 2 years forest plantation experience, or a Diploma level forestry (or relevant field) qualification with extensive experience.

How to apply
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role and copy of their current resumé to HR@hqplantations.com.au

Enquiries should be directed to the HQPlantations People and Safety Business Group on telephone +61 (07) 3882 8271 or via email to HR@hqplantations.com.au

The position description for this role can be found under the ‘Our business’ tab on our website www.hqplantations.com.au

Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm on Monday, 16 March 2020.

PDF description: 1230_Forester.pdf

For more info
Contact: People & Safety
E-mail: hr@hqplantations.com.au
Phone: +61 (07) 3882 8271

Applications close: Monday, 16-Mar-2020

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District Manager - Grafton

Company/Location: Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW)

Jobs Description:

  • Permanent Opportunity
  • Operational Leadership role
  • Grafton location
The Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of softwood plantation forests in NSW. We manage more than two hundred thousand hectares of softwoods plantations 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. Our Purpose Statement guides us in “Growing Sustainably, Managing profitability and Meeting the needs of our changing world”. For more information about who we are and what we do visit forestrycorporation.com.au

The Position

An exciting and challenging position has arisen for an experienced and dedicated District Manager, in a key leadership and operational role. The primary responsibility for the position involves the efficient management of all softwood plantation operations within the Grafton Management Area. The role is instrumental in managing all aspects of operational activities including management of staff and contractors, harvest, haul, plantation establishment, roading/infrastructure maintenance, asset protection (fire & forest health) along with the associated planning requirements.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have strong people leadership experience coupled with experience and knowledge of forestry operations. As a District Manager, you will navigate challenging situations while delivering superior customer service to our customers. You will also ideally possess the following skills and experience:
  • Tertiary qualifications in Science (Forestry) or equivalent tertiary qualifications in natural resource management;
  • Demonstrated experience (+10 yr) in and knowledge of forestry operations including timber harvesting, roading, plantation silviculture and fire management;
  • Experience and knowledge of land management practices (eg weeds, pests, management of permitted activities) along with general stakeholder identification and engagement;
  • Demonstrated strong experience in leading teams and achieving desired outcomes;
  • A capacity to work within a regional context (contribute to a broader management framework), ensure corporate governance and both foster and maintain functional relationships;
  • Effective interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills;
  • Superior communication skills, verbal and written;
  • Capacity and willingness to undertake firefighting as required and work afterhours;
  • Have a current driver’s licence.
How to Apply

Send a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the ideal candidate criteria to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au If you want to know more about this exciting career opportunity, contact the Regional Manager, Jason Molkentin (jason.molkentin@fcnsw.com.au) on (m) 0418 660465 or +61 2 63301003

Applications Close: 15 March 2020

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.

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

We are an EEO Employer and encourage females to apply.
For more info
Contact: Jason Molkentin
E-mail: jason.molkentin@fcnsw.com.au
Phone: +61 2 63301003
mobile: +61 418 660465
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Forestry Harvesting

Harvesting Operations

Company/Location: Plantation Pine Products Australia - Tumut/Tumbarumba

Jobs Description:
Plantation Pine Products Australia is currently seeking experienced supervisors, operators and drivers for our Harvesting Operations based in Tumut/Tumbarumba. We are looking to fill the following positions:

  • Harvesting Supervisor
  • Forwarder Operators
  • Harvester Operators
  • Log Loader Operators
  • Log Truck Drivers

For more info
Contact: Chris
E-mail: berryc@plantationpineproducts.com.au
mobile: +61 417 909 787
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Wood Transport/Logistics

Production Manager

Company/Location: Timberlands Pacific

Jobs Description:
Due to a recent restructure, we are looking to build our Woodflow team with talented people who have experience in harvesting, planning and supply chain management to help us deliver a safe operating environment as we continue to grow and expand our business.

About us
Timberlands Pacific provides world class sustainable forest management and operations, from establishment through to sales and marketing on a significant scale.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 in and creating value for our clients.

The Role
Based in Launceston, Tasmania the position is leader within our Woodflow team, delivering harvesting, planning and operational objectives safely and to a high standard.

The successful candidate will play a key role in ensuring the safety, value recovery, wood flow and scheduling aspects of our harvesting programs.

To be Successful
Applicants will be self-motivated and have extensive experience in plantation forestry. They will possess excellent communication and team skills, be able to analyse value recovery data, make recommendations and hold a tertiary qualification in forestry or related discipline.

A competitive salary package is available, including private use car and generous benefits, as is relocation assistance.

To submit an application please supply a cover letter together with your CV and email gayle.quin@tppl.com.au

Applications close on 6th March 2020.

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, 6-Mar-2020

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Woodflow Coordinator

Company/Location: HQPlantations Pty Ltd

Jobs Description:
About the business
HQPlantations sustainably manages 340,000 hectares of forest throughout the state of Queensland including softwood and hardwood plantations. These plantations produce up to of 2.5 million cubic metres of logs annually that support both domestic and export industries.

HQPlantations is committed to a culture which is safe, diverse, inclusive, and determined where we act with respect, integrity, and positivity.

About the role
Based out of our Toolara office, the successful candidate will lead the delivery of woodflow to match haulage and harvest tasks with customer orders across the Region to optimise returns within contractual and operational constraints. This will require the coordination of forest to mill gate log supply in a way that achieves a high level of customer satisfaction, optimal financial return, and the ethical and safe use of resources.

Skills and experience
The successful applicant will hold an appropriate Bachelor’s degree (for example Forest Science, or other relevant tertiary qualification), or a Diploma level forestry (or relevant field) qualification with extensive experience.

At least 5 years’ experience in a senior role that involved the coordination of transport/logistics is required for this position, with experience in the forest/wood products industry being highly regarded.

How to apply
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role and copy of their current resumé to HR@hqplantations.com.au

Enquiries should be directed to the HQPlantations People and Safety Business Group on telephone +61 (07) 3882 8271 or via email to HR@hqplantations.com.au

The position description for this role can be found under the ‘Our business’ tab on our website www.hqplantations.com.au

Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm on Monday, 9 March 2020.

PDF description: 1265_Woodflow_Coordinator_Coastal.pdf

For more info
Contact: People & Safety
E-mail: HR@hqplantations.com.au
Phone: +61 (07) 3882 8271

Applications close: Monday, 9-Mar-2020

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Forest Consulting

Analyst / Consultant (Forestry & Wood Products Sector)

Company/Location: Auckland

Jobs Description:
Margules Groome is building its office in Auckland and seeking applicants wishing to join a global company of professional management consultants in the forest and wood products sector.

The full-time role will contribute to a team of management consultants working across the Asia-Pacific region covering a broad range of projects including forest valuation, resource assessment, performance improvement, climate change, feasibility studies, and market analysis. The position is likely to involve travel.

This exciting opportunity is ideally suited to a forestry professional looking to develop their skills and challenge themselves across a wide range of projects. The successful applicant will be measured on their qualifications, experience, and key personal attributes of intuition, team work, time management, and organisational capabilities.

Required Qualifications:

  • A professional degree in forestry or similar qualification from a recognised tertiary institution
  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications would be an advantage
Preferred Skills / Knowledge:
  • Sound understanding of the New Zealand and/or Australian forestry sectors. Experience in forestry industries further afield will also be an advantage.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills in English
  • Demonstrated abilities in data analysis. Experience with commonly used forestry applications is an advantage (e.g. ArcGIS, Atlas Forecaster, YTGEN, MARVL, Woodstock, Tigermoth etc).
  • Understanding and experience with financial modelling
Experience:

A minimum three years of work experience in the forest industry (or related industries) is preferred. Job title and remuneration will reflect the experience of the successful applicants.

Personal Attributes:
  • Practical and flexible, with the ability to multitask
  • Able to work in a team or individually with minimal supervision
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Strong self-motivation and results focused under tight time frames
  • Health and safety conscious
If you are interested, please email your application letter and CV to Margules Groome. All applicants must have current eligibility to work in New Zealand or Australia, however, consideration will be given to offshore applicants with excellent suitability.

Email: recruitment@margulesgroome.com
Or visit www.margulesgroome.com for further information

For more info
Contact: Recruitment
E-mail: recruitment@margulesgroome.com
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Forest Management

Forest Manager, Gisborne

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Gisborne

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.

Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices, and in Gisborne we are leading the way in land-capacity based afforestation solutions. Join a tightknit, energetic team that is shaping the future of the forestry industry.

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 work place 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 28th February 2020 to Tachina.Walsh@pfolsen.com

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

For more info
Contact: Tachina Walsh
E-mail: Tachina.Walsh@pfolsen.com
Phone: +64 7 9217290

Applications close: Friday, 28-Feb-2020

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Graduate Opportunity

Company/Location: Timberlands / Rotorua, NZ

Jobs Description:
Timberlands Ltd is a world leading Forestry Management Company based in Rotorua, New Zealand, with a commitment to being the best and safest production forest in the world. If you want a role that will challenge you and open up a future of opportunities then we want to hear from you!

About the role:
We are looking for a recent graduate or someone who is relatively newly started in their career and looking to build experience. You need to be passionate about a professional career in forestry and able to bring that energy and enthusiasm into our team. We will offer you a wide variety of experiences that will challenge you and teach you new skills. You can expect to undertake placements in most areas of our business which will help you to build great working relationships and a good understanding of how we operate across our teams.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in forestry or a relevant field with forestry application
  • Some knowledge of or experience in operational practices in forest management
  • Strong data management & analysis skills
  • An understanding of or skill in other technologies such as UAV’s, GIS and remote sensing
  • The capability to undertake field work and contractor supervision
  • A full drivers licence and ability to drive in forestry conditions
  • The ability to work flexible hours to meet operational needs
What we offer:
If you’re willing to put in the time and dedication, in return we offer you the opportunity to join a progressive and growing world class business with career and training opportunities. We offer the successful applicant a competitive salary including full, private use of a vehicle.

This position is a full time, fixed term contract for 2 years.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or current eligibility to work in New Zealand. Due to the operational requirements of this role you will need to reside in or live within a reasonable distance of Rotorua.

If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in please apply by the closing date with a covering letter and a copy of your CV to enquiries@tll.co.nz

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 March 2020.

For more info
Contact: Belinda / Monique
E-mail: enquiries@tll.co.nz
Phone: +64 7 343 1070

Applications close: Friday, 13-Mar-2020

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Forestry Harvesting

Forest Harvesting and Engineering Manager

Company/Location: Southwood Export Ltd

Jobs Description:
Southwood Export Ltd is based in Invercargill and its operations involve Eucalyptus afforestation and harvesting in Southland and South Otago.

Current annual harvest level is 350,000 Tonnes per annum harvested from forests generally within a 110 km distance from its mill at Awarua, approximately 10 km from Invercargill.

The position involves the planning, management and supervision of harvesting operations and associated roading and engineering works.

We are looking for a person who has the following attributes:

  • Enthusiasm, self-motivation and good work ethics.
  • Good health and be physically active.
  • Proven experience in harvest planning and management including both ground based and cable harvesting operations.
  • Proven experience in planning, layout, construction and maintenance of forest roading system.
  • Good interpersonal/people management and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong focus and commitment on Health and Safety and operating an alcohol and drug free workplace.
To make application or for further information contact:

General Manager
P O Box 7010
Invercargill 9844

Applications close 4 pm, 2nd March 2020

For more info
Contact: General Manager
E-mail: gmanley@southwood.co.nz
Phone: +64 3 218 2073
mobile: +64 292327895
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Health and Safety

HSE Specialist

Company/Location: Timberlands / Rotorua, NZ

Jobs Description:
Timberlands Ltd is a world leading Forestry Management Company based in Rotorua, New Zealand, with a commitment to being the best and safest production forest in the world. We are looking for an HSE Specialist to join our team and champion this objective.

About the role:
Based in our Rotorua office, and part of a 5-person team, this role will be largely field based with a focus on our processing operations and road safety. This includes the Kaingaroa Processing Plant, Murupara Rail head and debarker, Tauranga Port operations and roading and vehicle safety operations on the 5,000 kms roading network that supports the distribution network for Timberlands.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Being available for immediate response to call outs
  • Conducting audits, risk assessments, investigations and corrective actions of high-risk forestry operations
  • Being a trusted advisor and leader in hazard identification / management in your specialist area of the business
  • Working with peers to support the HS&E team on projects and issues as required
  • Participating in other key HS&E activities including policy and procedure development
Our ideal candidate:
To be a success in this role you need to be an experienced operational health, safety and environment advocate with a strong field presence and focus on teamwork to deliver our key objectives. You will have natural mentoring and coaching abilities to build capability for best practise in safety. Ideally you will have a background in processing, forestry and road safety initiatives and be a passionate H&S champion.

What we offer:
If you’re willing to put in the time and dedication, in return we offer you the opportunity to join a progressive and growing world class business with career and training opportunities to the envy of other industries. We offer the successful applicant a competitive salary, a benefits package including health and welfare insurances and flexible work hours to provide a good work life balance.

This position is permanent and full time.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or current eligibility to work in New Zealand. Due to the operational requirements of this role you will need to reside in or live within a reasonable distance of Rotorua.

If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in please apply by the closing date with a covering letter and a copy of your CV to enquiries@tll.co.nz

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 March 2020.

For more info
Contact: Belinda / Monique
E-mail: enquiries@tll.co.nz
Phone: +64 7 343 1070

Applications close: Friday, 13-Mar-2020

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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Forest Owners Association National Research and Development Manager

Company/Location: Rotorua

Jobs Description:
The NZ Forest Owners Association is recruiting a National Research and Development Manager.

This exciting and influential position will be based in Rotorua to oversee a multi-million-dollar R&D programme centrally funded by the Forest Growers Levy.

The programme uses a broad spectrum of revolutionary approaches to deliver benefits for all of New Zealand’s forest growers.

The position is geared for an individual who has programme management experience, strong relationship skills and leadership qualities.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Rosemary McFadyen at PO Box 10986 Wellington, or rosemary.mcfadyen@nzfoa.org.nz by Friday 13 March, 2020

A detailed job description is available at https://www.forestrycareers.nz/news-and-events/

For more info
Contact: Don Carson
E-mail: don.carson@nzfoa.org.nz
Phone: +64 4 595 4542
mobile: +64 27 537 9488

Applications close: Friday, 13-Mar-2020

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Treatment Supervisor

Company/Location: Red Stag Timber / Rotorua

Jobs Description:
CCA TREATMENT PLANT

We are currently seeking a Treatment Supervisor to join our CCA Treatment Plant team.

This is a dayshift position, working 40 hours per week and will report to the CCA Plant Technical Co-ordinator.

Candidates will preferably have sound industrial and/or timber manufacturing based experience.

Key objectives of this role include:

  • Assist with scheduling of work for treatment staff and contractors.
  • That treatment production follows scheduled programme of work, and assisting with the flow of stock in and out of the treatment plant.
  • That stocks of preservative/tools/parts/consumables required for treatment processes, and reconcile chemical usage reports.
  • Daily monitoring and management of Quality Control procedures for plant operation.
  • That production equipment is maintained in good order.
  • Willingness to undertake training.
Excellent communication skills and initiative are essential to be successful in this role.

Application form and role outline are available on www.redstagtimber.co.nz or by emailing Kelly Robinson, HR Advisor kelly.robinson@redstagtimber.co.nz Ph.+64 (07) 349-5831.

Completed application form, CV and copies of relevant qualifications to be received by Friday 6th March 2020.

For more info
Contact: Kelly Robinson
E-mail: kelly.robinson@redstagtimber.co.nz
Phone: +64 7 349 5831

Applications close: Friday, 6-Mar-2020

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