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Operations Improvement Coordinator
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation of NSW / Tumut

Jobs Description:
Forestry Corporation of NSW is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW.

We are seeking an Operations Improvement Coordinator who is responsible for the implementation of state-wide strategies to monitor and improve value recovery in our plantation forest operations including in-forest harvesting optimisation technologies. The successful candidate will identify and oversee process improvement opportunities, develop and execute project plans to deliver improvements within agreed scope, schedule and budget. The position is based in Tumut.

This role reports to the Forest Resources Manager and the ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Demonstrated high level analytical and problem-solving skills for strategic issues impacting on organisational operations.
  • Ability and readiness to utilise various software packages (e.g. Microsoft suite of products, Silvia) and a basic understanding of operating systems to assist with the management of In-Forest Optimisation.
  • Understanding of project life cycles including demonstrated experience in terms of the identification of opportunities, formulation of business requirements and working with key stakeholders, project teams in developing, testing and implementing the solutions.
  • Knowledge of softwood plantation harvesting operations, including implementation of technology used in forest harvesting and forest management.
  • Ability to implement and conduct performance monitoring in an operational context, resulting in positive and constructive outcomes.
  • Ability to effectively formulate, design and communicate training packages to relevant stakeholders to facilitate change and promote improvement.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake periodic travel as part of this role, satisfactorily complete a medical examination and be available for afterhours fire standby on a rostered basis.

How to apply: Applicants should email their application to

For more info
Contact: Duncan Watt
mobile: +61 427 844 009

Applications close: Monday, 3-Dec-2018

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Forest Management

GIS Coordinator

Company/Location: HVP Plantations

Jobs Description:
HVP Plantations is one of the largest privately owned softwood plantation management companies in Australia. We have a vacancy for a GIS Coordinator in our Melbourne office.

The Role
This role will have responsibility for a range of GIS-related activities including:

  • Contributing to the future direction (especially GIS platform upgrade) and supporting the development, implementation and use of spatial systems and technologies within the organisation;
  • Implementing initiatives to optimise and improve data quality management outcomes through the GIS data supply chain;
  • Supporting spatial mobile field data capture including the preparation of data and tools;
  • Supporting GNSS and other tools and validation processes for capture and dissemination of spatial data;
  • Coordinating remote sensing data capture and provision;
  • Providing technical support, user training and support for all GIS related processes, technology and data assets; and
  • Contributing to business systems integration initiatives as required.
Successful applicants will have a tertiary qualification in a spatial science or related discipline with experience in GIS, surveying or land information and/or relevant experience in administration and maintenance of GIS services in a similar-sized organisation.

They will have detailed knowledge of geographical information systems, concepts, processes and technologies – in particular from the ESRI stack. They will have experience with related systems and technologies, including Python, VBScript, Pathfinder Office, Terrasync, Avenza Maps, iGIS and Microsoft T-SQL, and high precision GPS solutions.

Successful applicants will have experience in problem-solving functionality and performance issues in spatial systems and related technologies. They will have experience in driving process improvement and complex change management initiatives across geographically distributed environments. They will have the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders at all levels.

Applications close Friday 16 November 2018, and should be sent to

A competitive salary package will be negotiated to secure the best candidate.

Phone enquiries should be directed to the General Manager Forest Resources, Tony O’Hara on +61 3 9289 1415.

For more info
Contact: Tony O’Hara
Phone: +61 3 9289 1415
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Forestry Harvesting

Harvesting and Roading Forester

Company/Location: Snowy Mountains Forests - Bombala

Jobs Description:
At Snowy Mountains Forests we understand that our greatest resource is our people, we pride ourselves on supporting staff training and career development. We are the largest private plantation company in NSW and manage plantation assets in the Murray Valley, and Bombala regions.An exciting opportunity has become available for forestry professionals to join the Snowy Mountains Forests team based in Bombala.

The Harvesting and Roading Forester position reports to the Senior Operations Forester - Bombala and embraces all aspects of softwood plantation management including establishment, maintenance, fire protection but focusing on harvesting and roading. The successful candidate will have at least two years operational experience in plantation management, strong communication and interpersonal skills, be self-driven and have the ability to work as part of a small team.

For more info
Contact: Jake Lazarus
Phone: +61 2 6947 1933

Applications close: Saturday, 24-Nov-2018

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Forest Establishment/Silviculture

Forest Development Supervisor

Company/Location: Juken New Zealand Ltd - Wairarapa

Jobs Description:
The Company:
Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) is an integrated forestry and wood-processing company, operating in New Zealand since 1990. JNL owns four wood processing plants in the North Island, and forests in the Wairarapa and East Coast regions.

The Position:
The Forest Development Supervisor is responsible for supervision of forest development activities in JNL’s Wairarapa Forests to maximise value of the forest crop through effective development and management of silvicultural tending regimes.Personal skills we are seeking are:

  • Highly motivated individual with excellent time management, organisational and communication skills
  • Good people management skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team or independently
Serious consideration will be given to applicants with:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry
  • Experience in managing forest establishment and tending operations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of workplace health and safety and environmental management systems
If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in you may request a job description by emailing or phone on +64 06 370 6400 for a confidential chat.

To apply, please submit a covering letter and CV at by the closing date.

All enquiries or applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

For more info
Contact: Sean McBride
Phone: +64 06 370 6400
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Forest Management

Harvesting Operations Manager

Company/Location: Professional Harvesting Systems Ltd

Jobs Description:
PHS is a medium sized harvest and marketing company specialising in assisting woodlot and small forest owners bring their forests to the market.

PHS is currently seeking a new team member to assist with the management of our harvesting operations.

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • A tertiary forestry qualification
  • Harvesting experience either practical or management
  • A good understanding of current industry safety and environmental practices
  • Computing and admin skills.
The job requires a person with a good work ethic and an ability to work independently a lot of the time, as well as being a competent driver to cope with regularly visiting crews over a lot of distance.

If this sounds like you, then please apply for a full job description or email a CV to:

Greg Bell or post to:
PO Box 525
Rotorua 3040

For more info
Contact: Greg Bell
Phone: +64 07 3478344
mobile: +64 027 4976203
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Forest Improvement Manager
Company/Location: Ernslaw One Ltd

Jobs Description:
Ernslaw One is a forest owner and manager with forests throughout New Zealand. Applications are invited for the position of Forest Improvement Manager, based in Gisborne.

Working within the Land and Resource Team, the purpose of this position is to provide step change in our forest management, through species selection, genetics, silvicultural regimes and use of technology.

Reporting to the Land & Resource Manager, responsibilities include:

  • Determining what sort of tree will produce the products we want, and thus how do we grow them;
  • Finding a third species for our estate to complement Radiata Pine and Douglas-fir;
  • Providing forest operations technical support;
  • Managing our genetics and silviculture research;
  • Representing Ernslaw on industry groups.
Serious consideration will be given to applicants with:
  • A relevant tertiary qualification and at least three years relevant experience in this field;
  • Knowledge of forest genetics and silvicultural practices and;
  • Competent with Forecaster, YTGen and Geomaster.
Ernslaw One Ltd. is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. The successful applicant would require a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol assessment.

If you seek a rewarding role with an innovative company, and can see yourself enjoying the quality of life Gisborne offers, then please obtain a position description and application form from

A covering letter, application form, and CV should be submitted by 4 pm Friday 23rd November 2018 to the above email address, or sent to the Land & Resource Manager, Ernslaw One Ltd, PO Box 2042, Gisborne 4040.

For more info
Contact: Land & Resource Manager
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Harvest Planning & Engineering Forester

Company/Location: Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd, Rotorua

Jobs Description:
Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd (HFM NZ) was established in 2004 to manage forests on behalf of Hancock Natural Resource Group’s clients. We currently manage approximately 235,000 hectares of plantation forests on behalf of three clients and are New Zealand’s largest forest management company. Our forests are located in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Horizons Manawatu Regions.

HFM NZ is strongly committed to providing a safe working environment and to being good stewards of the environment. We employ approximately 105 staff based in four locations – Tauranga, Tokoroa, Rotorua and Whangarei. Our employees are our most valuable asset and are the key to our reputation and success.

Due to an internal promotion we have a vacancy within our Engineering Team in Rotorua. Reporting to the Harvest Planning and Engineering Manager the role will be responsible for:

  • Developing harvest plans and engineering designs to support harvesting operations
  • Implementation of forest engineering operations in accordance with appropriate standards, relevant legislation and regulation, as well as health and safety and environmental best practice to maximise value to the forest owner
While a forestry related tertiary qualification is preferred, we also invite applications from those with either a civil engineering qualification and/or comprehensive road construction and maintenance experience. Exact duties could be flexible depending on the skills and experience applicants bring. We invite candidates to apply who are self-motivated and have solid computer skills including an understanding of GIS applications. Strong relationship building skills and contractor management experience are required.

If you enjoy working in the outdoors please visit our website for a copy of the full role outline. Please send applications in the form of a cover letter and CV to our Human Resources Team at by 18 November 2018.

PDF description: Harvest Planning Engineering Forester JD.pdf

For more info
Contact: Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager

Applications close: Sunday, 18-Nov-2018

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Team Leader - Land & Water Services
Company/Location: Environment Southland - Invercargill

Jobs Description:
Lifestyle, career development and a great team. Have it all with Environment Southland!

  • Challenging & exciting role
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Outdoor lifestyle & affordable housing
Southland is home to some of New Zealand's most pristine and dynamic environments containing unique and varied biodiversity. The region's economic and social health is closely tied to the environment through both agriculture and tourism. There are many big challenges ahead as the Council works to meet the community's aspirations and government requirements around water quality and quantity, and we need somebody prepared to face these challenges head on.

Our Land and Water Services Division has a crucial role to play in promoting and supporting positive on-the-ground environmental change in the community. You'll be working in the busy land management and education space, and need strong interpersonal skills. We're looking for a team leader who can play an important part in leading the team to meet their goals.

You’ll have an appropriate tertiary qualification and a minimum of five years relevant work experience with a significant portion in a management role. You will need strong leadership skills to guide your team and technical skills in land management or education to deliver work. We are looking for someone who also has the ability to maintain a strategic focus to ensure the work delivered is meeting the Council's objectives and statutory obligations.

This challenging and exciting role offers the opportunity to develop your skills while enjoying a positive and supportive work culture with engaging and diverse colleagues. Southland is a great place to live. It offers short, simple commutes and affordable housing, as well as easy access to the stunning recreational opportunities of Queenstown, Fiordland and Stewart Island.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 4431896. Applications close 19 November 2018

For more info
Contact: Environment Southland

Applications close: Friday, 16-Nov-2018

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Company/Location: IFS Growth - Upper Hutt and Southland

Jobs Description:
IFS Growth is a successful and growing forestry management, consultancy and investment business.

We are looking for two Foresters to help manage our growing estates within the Southern North Island and Southland/Otago areas.

Planning operations and supervision of the contractors is a requirement of the role, so excellent communication skills are a must.

Reporting directly to the Regional Manager, you will be responsible for planning and supervision in all areas of forest management.

Other key skills required:

  • Strong analytical ability
  • Proficient in the use of spreadsheets
  • Excellent organisational skills, in particular time management
  • Proven project management and planning experience
  • A team player, with ability to work with colleagues around the country
  • Work well under pressure
  • A practical knowledge of health, safety and environmental management.
For more information or a confidential discussion please contact or +64 21-08334633.

For more info
Contact: Tracey Wayte
Phone: +64 2108334633
mobile: +64 2108334633

Applications close: Monday, 19-Nov-2018

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Forest Manager, Rotorua

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Rotorua

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 and join a company that values its employees and puts health and safety at the forefront of every activity. Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices and holds certificates on behalf of clients for FSC and PEFC.

PF Olsen’s key purpose is to maximize value for forest owners through all aspects of forest management, from planting through to harvesting and marketing, while managing commercial and statutory risks. It is important to us that we remain leaders in the field when it comes to our work processes, health & safety and environmental systems.

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 to join our Rotorua team.

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 5 or more years’ experience in Forest Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package
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 November 2018 to

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

For more info
Contact: Tachina Walsh

Applications close: Wednesday, 28-Nov-2018

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Forestry Harvesting

Harvesting Forester
Company/Location: Tokoroa/Rotorua

Jobs Description:

  • NZ CNI Location
  • Integrated Forest Based Manufacturer
  • Large Multinational Organisation
Oji Fibre Solutions is a leading producer of market pulp, paper and fibre based packaging. Backed by the strength of the Oji Group, we are a company with huge heritage, and are committed to delivering quality, innovative products that enhance the competitiveness of our customers.

Right now, we are after a talented and capable Harvesting Forester for our harvesting operations located around New Zealand’s Central North Island.

The role is responsible for harvest planning & harvest operational supervision. You will be working & liaising with internal & external customers, harvesting, transport & roading contractors, as well as external regulatory & infrastructure organisations.

As such, you will need to be an effective communicator and relationship builder, you’ll appreciate the importance of timely communication to key people across the business.
Health and Safety management is an absolutely critical skill, with a modern attitude and a sound understanding of today’s safety requirements associated with harvesting, & log transport operations. Proactive safety leadership is an essential capability to ensure our workers and contractors come home safely, every day.

Ideally applicants will hold a tertiary qualification in forestry, or a related field, or experience managing log harvest operations. Up to date computing skills, particularly GIS and mobile technology is required. Contractor management experience is important to be successful in the role. Experience with eucalypt harvesting would be an advantage.

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.

So if you have the experience and/or a relevant tertiary qualification in forestry then take the positive step now to be part of the Oji team.

In return we offer a competitive base salary and a comprehensive benefits package including medical care plans, personal insurances and a generous superannuation program with Oji Fibre Solutions contributions of up to 7.5%.

If this position sounds like the type of challenge your looking for then don’t delay!
APPLY TODAY with your current CV and a cover letter to D Carr, email
Visit our website

For more info
Contact: D Carr

Applications close: Friday, 23-Nov-2018

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Harvesting Manager
Company/Location: Gisborne

Jobs Description:
An opportunity has arisen to lead Mangatu Blocks Harvesting and Roading operations, and promote growth in our Forest business and sustainable land use activities.

The employer manages a significant land holding in the Gisborne region. There is a key focus on striving to complete operations to the highest safety and environmental standards while maximising the return to the forest owner. All forests are within easy daily commuting distance from the office base located in Gisborne City.

Key areas of this role include planning, management, supervision and co-ordination of Harvest and Roading operations and ensuring health, safety and environmental standards continue to be achieved by the contractor workforce.

The position offers excellent opportunity for personal and career growth and a variety of interesting work in land management in a great forestry region.

Ideal candidates will have:

  •  A comprehensive practical experience in Harvesting and Roading operations.
  •  Sound Contract Management experience
  •  Proven leadership and team work skills
  •  Wide-ranging working knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements and application in Harvesting and Roading operations.
  •  A drive for excellence in environmental management around Harvesting and Roading
  •  Proficient technology skills
  •  A tertiary qualification in forestry (preferable but not essential)
Mangatu Blocks is committed to providing a healthy and safe working environment and the successful applicant will be required to pass pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol and police assessments. Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

If you believe this position sounds like you or you would like more information please contact Summah Thorpe.

For more info
Contact: Summah Thorpe
Phone: +64 6 8691330
mobile: +64 273185689
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Health and Safety

Health & Safety Coordinator

Company/Location: Hancock Forest Management (NZ) Ltd, Rotorua

Jobs Description:
Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd (HFM NZ) was established in 2004 to manage forests on behalf of Hancock Natural Resource Group’s clients. We currently manage approximately 235,000 hectares of plantation forests on behalf of three clients. We have 105 staff nation-wide and a contractor base of more than 1000 people. We are strongly committed to providing a safe working environment and to being good stewards of the environment.

HFM NZ strives to be at the forefront of safety in the New Zealand forestry industry. We want to work together with our people to be industry leaders in this area. We believe that growing a strong safety culture via caring and engaged leadership is the foundation for that. Backing this up we also focus on doing the basics right and on a drive for innovation to eliminate risk to as low as reasonably practicable. The health and safety of all our people is our over-riding priority.

To help deliver on these critical goals, we’re looking for a passionate person keen to help make our industry safer. Our small but tight Health and Safety team are tasked with supporting all forest operations to ensure that the company and its contractors are providing a positive, safe and healthy work environment for all workers and as well as being compliant with legislation.

Key areas of accountability for this role include

  • Assist in actively engaging HFM NZ staff and contractors in all health and safety functions.
  • Ensure safe operations at HFM NZ operational sites
  • Assist the HFM NZ Health and Safety and Human Resources teams to ensure that all HFM NZ staff and contractors are engaged in the health and safety programme of the company.
  • Ensure that all health and safety related information is reported in the appropriate format within the specified timeframes.
  • Assist with achieving financial targets without compromising the company health and safety goals.
We’re on the hunt for someone who can be a safety leader and a role model for the culture we want within our organisation. They need to have a proven track record in delivering outstanding health and safety performance in forestry or a similar high risk industry such as construction, mining or oil and gas. They’ll need energy, passion and ideas. These attributes will be coupled with excellent communication skills and a strong ability to carry a discussion and lead engagement.

A sense of humour and a tenacity and personality that doesn't give up will be highly valued. As will strong leadership and relationship management skills to work collaboratively with our staff and contractors.

A tertiary qualification in Occupational Health and Safety or a related Diploma or Degree is preferred but not essential. Assistance can be provided to support our ideal candidate achieve such a qualification.

If you’re keen to make a difference and to make our forestry industry safer, please visit our website for a copy of the full role outline. Applications in the form of a cover letter and CV should be sent to our Human Resources Team at by 25 November 2018.

PDF description: H&S Coordinator Job Description Nov 2018.pdf

For more info
Contact: Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager

Applications close: Sunday, 25-Nov-2018

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Qualified Sawdoctor

Company/Location: Tasmania - Bell Bay

Jobs Description:
Checkmate Precision Cutting Tools Ltd is seeking a Qualified Saw Doctor who has experience in both the sawshop and the sawmill to join us at our “Onsite Sawshop” in Bell Bay, Tasmania working for a very innovative progressive company – Timberlink.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to part of a team of 7 Sawdoctors that are challenged daily with lifting sawing performance for this site.

Experience in automated Sawshop machinery, Stellite & TCT tipped saws, Mill alignment would be an advantage; hence a very competitive remuneration package is being offered to the right candidate.

The position will require you to be responsible for carrying out maintenance and changing of circular saws, bandsaws, saw centre maintenance and striving to support and meet all production requirements for the Sawmill.

The team operates 2 shifts 4 days per week with some added shifts due to production demands

  • National Certificate or Level 4 Saw Doctoring
  • Ability to support the team through challenges
  • A good discipline for accuracy and attention to detail.
Applications and CV to be E mailed to

For more info
Contact: Stewart Martin
mobile: +64 27 488 8990

Applications close: Friday, 16-Nov-2018

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New positions - Head Rig and Edger Operators

Company/Location: Max Birt Sawmills Ltd Pokeno

Jobs Description:
Max Birt Sawmills is an independently owned sawmilling and timber processing business, employing over 140 staff across two sites.

The position advertised is at our Pokeno Sawmill on SH2, on the south side of the Bombay Hills. Employment at this site would suit people living in the South Auckland, Thames or North Waikato areas.

Our sawmill currently consists of a Debarker, Headrig with Slabber, Band Resaw, Edger and End Trimmer complete with Acoustic grading feeding onto a round table.

Due to expansion plans which include a Horizontal Band Resaw and High Speed Edger we now require additional Head Rig and Edger operators to join our team.

The successful applicant or applicants will need to be punctual and able to show ability to cut to detailed plans and patterns whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and productivity.

For the safety of all concerned adherence to the safety procedures and policies is paramount, as the requirement that all employees are drug free.

This role has an immediate start for the right candidate. Check out our website

Please apply by email including References to

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

John McNamara HR Manager Max Birt Sawmills Ltd

For more info
Contact: John McNamara
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