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Woodflow Scheduler

Company/Location: Hancock Forest Management Ltd, Rotorua

Job Description:
Hancock Forest Management is a Forest Stewardship Certified forest manager responsible for the management of approximately 200,000 hectares throughout New Zealand. We combine leading forest management techniques with outstanding environmental stewardship to provide maximum value to our clients.

We’re currently recruiting for a qualified individual to join our Eastern Operations Team. Based in Rotorua and reporting to the Area Manager, the Woodflow Scheduler is responsible for coordinating the sales and operational plan and liaising with the sales, harvesting and distribution teams to ensure that customer commitments are met and forest value is maximized.

Strong relationship management and communication skills, an ability to work under pressure and sound computing skills are required. The successful applicant will ideally hold a tertiary qualification in forestry or a related field, and have proven practical forestry / supply chain experience. We’re looking for someone keen to make an impact who enjoys being part of a professional team. Drive, ambition and a passion for new challenges will also be highly valued in candidates who may have less experience.

For a copy of the role outline or to send expressions of interest in the form of a cover letter and CV please contact Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager, jburrell@hnrg.com by 31 March 2017.

PDF description: HFMNZ Woodflow Scheduler Eastern March 2017.pdf

For more info
Contact: Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager
E-mail: jburrell@hnrg.com

Applications close: Friday, 31-Mar-2017

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GIS Analysts

Company/Location: Hancock Forest Management Ltd, Rotorua & Tokoroa

Job Description:
Hancock Forest Management is a Forest Stewardship Certified forest manager responsible for the management of approximately 200,000 hectares throughout New Zealand. We combine leading forest management techniques with outstanding environmental stewardship to provide maximum value to our clients.

Our in-house GIS system provides multiple internal customers with critical information regarding our forest estates on a daily basis. Due to planned retirements, we’re currently recruiting for two GIS Analysts – one based in our Rotorua office and another in our Tokoroa office. The roles are part of a small dedicated team who ensure the spatial data integrity of the properties we manage. Together, the team are the gatekeepers of this database and provide robust and efficient information out to the wider business. This includes:

  • Spatial data maintenance and digital record keeping
  • Providing specialist mapping service to operational and planning staff
  • Maintaining property information
  • Assisting GIS users in making best use of the Forest Information System
  • Development and project initiatives as required
Applicants should have experience with the ESRI suite including desktop, server and mobile products and an understanding and some competence of SQL databases and structure. They will also be fully conversant with the interpretation and utilisation of aerial photographic data and other remote sensing imagery. An understanding of forest management practices and mapping, and information needs of forest managers is desirable however, an aptitude for data and systems, and a willingness to learn new skills will also be considered.

For a copy of the role outline or to send expressions of interest in the form of a cover letter and CV please contact Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager, jburrell@hnrg.com by Wednesday 5 April 2017.

PDF description: HFMNZ GIS Analyst Job Description March 2017.pdf

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Contact: Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager
E-mail: jburrell@hnrg.com

Applications close: Wednesday, 5-Apr-2017

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Operations Analyst/ Senior Analyst

Job Description:
Contribute to analysis to support the delivery of the Spatial, Forestry and Land Management Directorate strategy and MPI’s management of land use and the forestry aspects of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a permanent Operations Analyst/ Senior Analyst in our Operations team within the Spatial Forestry and Land Management Directorate. In this role you will contribute to the development, maintenance and review of implementation, programmes and operational policy with regard to forestry, climate change and land use.

Spatial, Forestry and Land Management is responsible for implementing policy initiatives to support sustainable land management, the use of our forestry resources and New Zealand’s climate change responsibilities. We cover the length of the country - from ancient Kauri forests in Northland to exotic forests in the back blocks of rural Southland.

Key responsibilities for the role include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing evidence-based analysis and advice to inform policy and operational decisions in relation to the forestry aspects of the Climate Change Response Act (CCRA).
  • Providing and contributing to policy development and implementation relating to the projects and work streams in the Spatial, Forestry and Land Management Directorates Business Plan.
  • Building and sustaining positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders in an enabling and partnering approach.
  • Providing advice on operational processes to ensure they are efficient and meet legislative/regulatory needs.
  • Facilitating cross agency coordination and providing subject matter expertise in relation to Spatial, Forestry and Land Management initiatives.
To be successful in this role you should have:
  • A very strong analytical ability with a capacity to quickly identify and clearly express core elements of an issue or proposal;
  • excellent communication skills to enable effective linkages with MPI staff, stakeholders and other agencies;
  • demonstrated ability to plan, develop and lead delivery of work programmes;
  • Successfully contribute to team objectives.
If this sounds like you and you have the motivation and desire to be successful within a strong team of professionals, then we want to hear from you!!

Please apply online submitting a CV and Cover Letter.
If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Serina Regali for a confidential discussion at Serina.Regali@mpi.govt.nz

Applications close: Thursday 30th March 2017 @ 5pm

Applicants must be immediately available for interview within New Zealand, hold a current New Zealand work permit or be a New Zealand resident.

For more info
Contact: Serina Regali
E-mail: Serina.Regali@mpi.govt.nz
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Climate Change Operations Analyst FMA

Job Description:
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a permanent Operations Analyst in our Operations team within the Spatial Forestry and Land Management Directorate. This role provides operational support for forestry Emission Trading Scheme applications, in particular the forestry Field Measurement Approach (FMA) as applied to Post-1989 Forestry Emissions Trading Scheme Participants and Permanent Forest Sink Initiative (PFSI) covenant holders.

Spatial, Forestry and Land Management is responsible for implementing policy initiatives to support sustainable land management, the use of our forestry resources and New Zealand’s climate change responsibilities. We cover the length of the country - from ancient Kauri forests in Northland to exotic forests in the back blocks of rural Southland.

Key responsibilities for the role include (but are not limited to):

  • Become a subject matter expert in all aspects of the FMA including issuing sample plots, data collection and submission, data analysis and quality control, and the production of participant specific look up tables. This also includes acquiring a detailed knowledge of the forestry sector regulations, the FMA Standard, the FMA Information Standard, and the FMA Guide; and the associated business processes, data validation rules, and software systems.
  • Contributing to the development and refinement of information/documentation describing FMA operation to ensure efficient and accurate data processing and improvement of business processes.
  • Undertaking data analysis and assist with the continuous improvement of the FMA approach, including implementation of any new carbon accounting approaches.
  • Liaising directly with forestry consultants, forest owners and inventory providers to resolve issues arising from enquiries and processing relating to data collection, submission and validation for the FMA.
  • Maintaining and enhancing professional relationships with FMA participants, consultants and the forestry sector
  • Providing support to MPl's regional Programmes Implementation Advisers and ETS Compliance Staff relating to those aspects of FMA administration and implementation that involve data collection, submission and validation though training and case support.
  • Providing second-tier (i.e. backup) support for enquiries, requests or data processing matters referred onwards from MPl's Contact Centre.
  • Providing operational and analytical support for broader ETS operational matters (as time permits)
If this sounds like you and you have the motivation and desire to be successful within a strong team of professionals, then we want to hear from you!!

Please apply online submitting a CV and Cover Letter.

If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Serina Regali for a confidential discussion at Serina.Regali@mpi.govt.nz

Applications close: Thursday 30th March 2017 at 5pm

Applicants must be immediately available for interview within New Zealand, hold a current New Zealand work permit or be a New Zealand resident.

For more info
Contact: Serina Regali
E-mail: Serina.Regali@mpi.govt.nz
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Forestry Harvesting

Operations Manager - Harvesting
Company/Location: Ernslaw One Limited

Job Description:
Ernslaw One is a forest owner and manager with offices & forest estate throughout New Zealand. Applications are invited for the position of Operations Manager - Harvesting, based out of Gisborne.

The purpose of this position is managing harvesting operations to ensure successful business outcomes. Reporting to the Gisborne Harvesting Manager, responsibilities will include management accountability for:

  • Harvesting Production management.
  • Health Safety and Environmental management.
  • Log Quality management.
  • Value Recovery management.
  • Business Administration as related to production activities.
Serious consideration will be given to applicants with:
  • A tertiary qualification and/or relevant operations experience;
  • Knowledge of harvesting practices;
  • Ability in managing contractors;
  • And computer proficiency in word and excel.
Ernslaw One Ltd is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment. The successful applicant would require a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol assessment. A position description is available from Tim Petro on Ph +64 (0)273 390 400, or email harvest.careers@ernslaw.co.nz

A letter of application with a CV should be submitted by 4 pm Friday 31st March 2017.

For more info
Contact: Tim Petro
E-mail: harvest.careers@ernslaw.co.nz
mobile: +64 (0)273 390 400
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Harvest Planner

Company/Location: Summit Forests New Zealand Ltd - Based in the Far North

Job Description:
Background:Summit Forests New Zealand Limited (Summit Forests) is a New Zealand registered subsidiary company of the Sumitomo Corporation Japan and Sumitomo Australia PTY LTD. We currently have forest holdings of 36,000 ha under CFL, leasehold, Freehold and various management agreements in Northland. We are continually looking at opportunities to expand our business throughout the country through forest acquisitions and our export division. For more information see our website: www.summitforests.co.nz/

Due to an internal promotion we are looking for a Harvest Planner to join our Northland team based in the Kaitaia region.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Creating operational harvest plans that provide optimal solutions for logging operations
  • Prepare budgets, estimate production targets and ensure that crews are assigned to harvest units that best suit their configuration.
  • Maintain a 1-2 year ahead planned harvest position
  • Ensure plans are entered into company forest management system
  • Ensure all regulatory requirements are completed ahead of time.
  • Set up pre-harvest inventory plans and analyse data in YTGen
  • Supervising Harvesting, Roading and Cartage contractors to make sure they are complying with prescriptions to ensure safe, effective and efficient operations.
  • Provide support for asset acquisitions
As the successful applicant, you will have the following attributes:
  • Tertiary education in Forestry or related field
  • Experience in the Forestry industry is preferred however recent forestry graduates will also be considered
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • High level IT ability including the use of forestry software: ESRI ArcGIS, YTGEN
This is an exciting opportunity to work with an experienced team in a dynamic work environment. We will offer a competitive salary package commensurate to the position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to riki.green@summitforest.co.nz

Applications close 7th of April

For more info
Contact: Riki Green
E-mail: riki.green@summitforest.co.nz
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Harvest Supervisor

Company/Location: Kohntrol Forest Services Ltd - Gisborne

Job Description:
Kohntrol is a forest management company with over 30 years of managing forest on the East Coast of the North Island, which has a rapidly expanding harvesting base.

The company requires the services of a supervisor who has the experience and knowledge to assist with the development and implementation of harvest planning, contract negotiation, infrastructure development and maintenance and supervision of contractors.

Applicants should have;

  • A tertiary forest qualification
  • Experience in harvest planning/management with strong analytical skills
  • Well-developed inter personal/communication skills
  • Be a strong team player and enjoy working with a small, dynamic team of professionals.
Please e mail your CV along with a covering letter to; julian@kohntrol.co.nz by 4:00pm, Thursday 30th March 2017.

For further information or a confidential conversation, please contact; julian@kohntrol.co.nz

PDF description: JDHarvestSupervisor.pdf

For more info
Contact: Julian Kohn
E-mail: julian@kohntrol.co.nz
Phone: +64 (0)6 868-5894
mobile: +64 (0)21908-511
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OneFortyOne Plantations Harvesting Forester

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Plantations

Job Description:
OneFortyOne Plantations is seeking to appoint an experienced Harvesting Forester in Mt Gambier, South Australia.

The role sits within the Marketing and Operations Team and reports to the Harvesting Manager and is accountable for the control, supervision and co-ordination of plantation harvesting activities to meet customer requirements and maintain strong workplace health, safety and environmental standards.

Key responsibilities:

  • Be an integral part of a cohesive team responsible for delivering safety, quality, and production across harvesting operations.
  • Supervise clear fall and production thinning operations with a key driver to build strong relationships.
  • Maintain a strong forward position and maximise the advantages of the latest harvesting and planning technology.
  • Ensure product quality and volume output meets expectation and specifications.
  • Manage operations against harvest plans to meet stakeholder expectations, positive environmental outcomes and industry leading safety standards
The Company:
OFO is a modern and progressive forest grower that combines transformative leadership with deep forestry expertise to build on the success of the oldest softwood plantation resource in Australia and the largest in the Green Triangle Region.

The successful candidate will have supervisory experience in harvesting activities, and be able to work both autonomously and collaboratively within a small team. You will hold an appropriate tertiary qualification or comparative industry experience along with effective communication and time management skills.

Applications can be forwarded to Melissa Ryan via email mryan@onefortyone.com including resume and brief letter outlining experience and qualifications by 7th April 2017.

For more info
Contact: Melissa Ryan
E-mail: mryan@onefortyone.com
Phone: +61 (0)8 8724 2794

Applications close: Friday, 7-Apr-2017

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OneFortyOne Plantations Harvesting Manager

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Plantations

Job Description:
OFO Plantations is seeking to appoint an experienced and capable leader to the position of Harvesting Manager in Mt Gambier, South Australia.

The successful person will be a team member and critical link in the Marketing and Operations management team. You will lead a small team to plan and deliver against multiple business objectives within a high energy division of the forest to customer supply chain and create and maintain critical links with planning and transport to meet agreed customer, value, and safety objectives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Champion health and safety by providing leadership, ownership and support for today and the safety culture of the future.
  • Procure, align, develop, and adjust harvesting suppliers and equipment to best meet forest supply, customer demand, and value recovery.
  • Have a strong penchant for quality, technology, relationships, openness and integrity.
  • Plan and be accountable across multiple time horizons so the business meets its immediate and future objectives.
  • Engender a high performing harvesting team that balances output, workplace satisfaction, and personal development.
The Company:
OFO is a modern and progressive forest grower that combines transformative leadership with deep forestry expertise to build on the success of the oldest softwood plantation resource in Australia and the largest in the Green Triangle Region.

The successful candidate will possess the right mix of Emotional Intelligence, skills and cognitive ability to function at a high level. You will hold an appropriate tertiary qualification with extensive relevant experience in the forest industry.

Applications can be forwarded to Melissa Ryan via email mryan@onefortyone.com including resume and brief letter outlining experience and qualifications by 7th April 2017.

For more info
Contact: Melissa Ryan
E-mail: mryan@onefortyone.com
Phone: +61 (0)8 8724 2794

Applications close: Friday, 7-Apr-2017

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Forestry IT

OneFortyOne Plantations Resource Analyst

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Plantations - Green Triangle

Job Description:
OneFortyOne Plantations is seeking to appoint an experienced Resource Analyst to support the strategic management of OneFortyOne’s plantation resource. Reporting to the Resources Manager the role shares responsibility for the maintenance and improvement of the resource information database, growth and yield prediction systems and the Estate Model.

The position interacts with the broader business in strategic wood flow projects, acquisitions, improvement initiatives and the provision of effective business intelligence through the analysis of resources and other corporate databases.

The successful candidate will have experience in a similar role and brings strong analytical, modelling and information processing skills, with the ability to communicate complex information to diverse audiences. They will have demonstrated they are able to work effectively within a small team, yet also possess the leadership qualities to initiate and manage projects that reach across the business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist with the strategic management of OneFortyOne’s plantations as a flexible resource base with a strong focus on long term value.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and improvement of the data bases and systems needed to deliver the information products and decision support services expected of the Resources Team.
  • Contribute to the delivery of these services, including core services such as forest valuation, strategic wood flow analysis, yield reconciliation.
  • Engage with staff across the business to ensure that services provided are effective and add value.
The Company:
OneFortyOne Plantations combines transformative leadership with deep forestry expertise to build on the success of the oldest softwood plantation resource in Australia and the largest in the Green Triangle Region.

This role will be based in Mt Gambier, the second largest city in South Australia, located halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide near the Victorian border and in the heart of the Limestone Coast. Offering all of the major services and facilities that are provided in a capital city, but with a relaxed and friendly rural community lifestyle.

Applications can be forwarded to Melissa Ryan via email mryan@onefortyone.com including resume and brief letter outlining experience and qualifications by 7th April 2017.

For more info
Contact: Melissa Ryan
E-mail: mryan@onefortyone.com
Phone: +61 (0)8 8724 2794

Applications close: Friday, 7-Apr-2017

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Marketing and Sales

Marketing/Sales Representative

Company/Location: Melbourne

Job Description:
A challenging opportunity exists for motivated and experienced marketing management aspirants.

Reporting to the General Manager, the position’s primary focus is to assist the General Manager and Production Managers in market intelligence in the Australian hardwood plywood segments and to develop and implement strategies to grow the company’s plywood market share.

You will have extensive experience in all aspects of marketing and sales strategies including improving product marketability and identifying new market opportunities. It is desirable that you have knowledge or experience in the timber product industry.

The key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Developing effective marketing and sales plans to grow the market;
  • Establishing and maintaining strong client relationships;
  • Identifying and capitalising on new marketing opportunities;
  • Seeking advice from customers on improving product quality;
  • Provide feedback and guidance to Mill production on changing customer needs;
  • Ensuring effective communication on market matters with Senior Management and Mill Management staff.
Based in Melbourne, and you will be required to travel interstate.

The remuneration package offered will reflect qualifications and experience with base salary and commission components. Applicants must already be eligible to work in Australia.

Apply, in confidence, by sending your application letter and CV to:
General Manager
Ta Ann Tasmania P/L
150 Davey Street
Hobart, 7000
or email: hr@taanntas.com

Applications will be accepted until COB: 10 April 2017

PDF description: Marketing Sales Represenative1.pdf

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Contact: Darleen Parker
E-mail: hr@taanntas.com
Phone: +61 (0)3 6227 5500

Applications close: Monday, 10-Apr-2017

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Sawdoctor Wanted

Job Description:
An opportunity has arisen for an energetic, qualified person to join Thode Knife and Saw Ltd and to become part of Australasia’s largest saw and knife company. This position is based at the CHH Woodproducts sawmill located in Whangarei.

Experience in the maintenance of bandsaws and or circular saws is preferred, but training will be provided where necessary.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to be part of a dynamic team excited about achieving excellence in the sawshop to ensure maximum production and quality for the sawmill.

We offer a friendly team environment with an attractive remuneration package and the chance to grow with the position.

If this sounds like you, please e-mail your CV to kevin@thode.co.nz

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Contact: Kevin
E-mail: kevin@thode.co.nz
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GM Production - NZ
Company/Location: Xlam NZ Limited, Nelson, Tasman, NZ

Job Description:

The Company
XLam NZ Limited is highly regarded by architects, engineers and developers for the quality and utility of their cross laminated timber construction products. They are overrun with orders in New Zealand and are in the process of completing a new Australian Plant to cope with expansion opportunities. This is a terrific opportunity to join a market leader in one of the best production roles in Tasman region as the company embark on a major planned expansion programme.

The Opportunity
You will be working from the Nelson site and reporting to the CEO. This role will be responsible for every aspect of a 7 day per week 21 hours per day operation. You will design policy and process, set goals and manage plant operations, inventory and resources. You will make operational decisions about capital plant and process improvement including plant layout, production and materials handling. Quality and safety are essential parts of the role. You will also assist with navigating the company in its journey. You can have a major impact on this growing and dynamic business.

Your Background
The successful applicant must be organised, methodical and have a natural ability to organise resources. You must be a natural communicator with experience of Lean an advantage. You should have the ability to control stock and stock purchases efficiently. You will have experience of managing training programmes and a commitment to health and safety and quality. You will be able to point to a successful career in heavy manufacturing or timber processing.

What Next?
If this opportunity sounds like you then immediately email Ross Henderson, our advisor in this recruitment, at hrman@ihug.co.nz You may call him on +64 (0)27 294 0301. Naturally, confidentiality is respected. Excited! Do it now!

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Contact: Ross Henderson
E-mail: hrman@ihug.co.nz
mobile: +64 (0)27 2940301
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Wood Transport/Logistics

Chartering & Supply Manager

Company/Location: Summit Forests New Zealand Ltd / Wellington / Auckland

Job Description:
Summit Forests New Zealand Limited is a wholly owned-subsidiary of the Sumitomo Corporation Group. The company has substantial forest holdings in the Northland Region of NZ and has significant export operations from multiple North Island ports. We are looking for an enthusiastic Chartering & Supply Manager to join our rapidly growing export business.

The role of Chartering & Supply Manager is spread across a variety of exporting tasks covering a full and exciting work programme. The role includes vessel chartering, co-ordinating monthly price setting and sourcing external log supply from various regions within the North Island. You will also assist the Head of Export with forecasting, market analysis, pricing strategy, setting contracts and other ad hoc projects. Working in a small team, this is a great opportunity to further your export career, while being supported by one of the world’s leading trading companies.

Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, driven and a self-starter. We require someone with significant export and shipping experience (preferably within the forestry sector). To be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • Sound computer skills especially with Outlook, Excel and Word;
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Confidence in dealing with people;
  • Confidence with making informed decisions;
  • Knowledge of port and shipping operations;
  • The capability to work within deadlines;
  • The ability to pay strong attention to detail; and
  • The ability to be self-motivated and organised.
We require a candidate who can work both within a team and also independently. Other key attributes are credibility, reliability, accuracy, initiative and the desire to continuously improve.

If this sounds like you, please send your resume and covering letter to paul.burridge@summitforest.co.nz .

Applications close: 5 p.m. 31 March 2017.

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more info
Contact: Paul Burridge
E-mail: paul.burridge@summitforest.co.nz
Phone: +64 (0)4-973-0516

Applications close: Friday, 31-Mar-2017

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