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Geospatial Analyst
Company/Location: Interpine Group Ltd - Rotorua

Job Description:
The Company: Interpine Group Ltd (Interpine) is a forest and landuse consulting and data management company based in Rotorua. We specialise in information technology and are experts in forestry data management systems, GIS, LiDAR, remote sensing, resource inventory and UAV (drone) technology. Interpine is also a ESRI Silver Partner.

The Position: Due to ever expanding workloads we are looking for a full-time Geospatial Analyst to join the Interpine Team based in Rotorua. As the ideal candidate you will be solution driven, self-motivated and committed to providing quality outputs. Using your technical expertise, you will be able to analyse data and interpret requirements to provide innovative GIS solutions and results.

As the successful candidate you will work across the organisation and with external clients. Key tasks include maintaining and creating GIS records, map layouts and views, generating maps and reports and processing and analyzing datasets derived from satellite, UAV and LiDAR. It is expected the Geospatial analyst will become a key contact for our cloud-based forest management clients who we provide GIS and forest management services, support and training for.

Preference will be given to applicants with the following:

  • A relevant science, forestry, geography or GIS information technology tertiary degree
  • Minimum of 3 years practical experience of GIS use and applications, ideally in forestry
  • Sound knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS, including extensions
  • Experience with ATLAS GeoMaster or other forest management systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Competence with Microsoft SQL Server and python highly desirable
Other useful skills include experience with:
  • Drone mapping and photogrammetry software
  • ESRI ArcPro, ArcGIS Online, Survey123 and ArcCollector
  • UAV technology or interest to learn.
We offer a competitive salary, on-going training and development and a high level of technical expertise. The role will require you to work independently and as part of a wider team from our Rotorua office. Some travel within New Zealand. Applications for this position must hold a Full drivers license and have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

The Location: The Rotorua lakes with surrounding bush and mountains means Rotorua is hard to beat for an outdoor lifestyle. Boating, mountain biking, tramping, hunting and fishing are all on the doorsteps of a beautiful city with affordable housing. Rotorua's central location means most of the North Island is within easy driving reach.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join our Rotorua team in this new role.

Send your CV and cover letter to

Applications close 23rd March 2018

For more info
Contact: Melissa Waller
Phone: +64 07 3503209 ext 708

Applications close: Friday, 23-Mar-2018

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Operations Analyst/Manager
Company/Location: New Forests- Singapore

Job Description:
New Forests is a global specialist forestry, rural land and environmental investment Management Company headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with offices in Singapore and USA.

We are seeking an Operations Analyst/Manager to be part of our Singapore based team. With direct reporting to Director of Operations & Acquisitions, New Forests Singapore, you will be responsible for supporting aspects of technical forestry and general management in our investee companies in SE Asia. Whilst based in Singapore, you will be required to travel regularly within the Region.

To be successful in New Forests, you will be a self-motivated individual who thrives on working in a small team environment, towards a common goal.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Improving investee company resource description standards and developing local staff skill levels
  • Performing audits of company operational standards
  • Developing forest resource descriptions for external valuations
  • Working with fund investee companies to optimise management of resources
Experience & skills required:
  • Experience with harvesting systems, land clearing operations and general forestry operations
  • Knowledge of inventory systems and their implementation
  • Experience with forest resources reporting for valuation/management purposes
  • Understanding of forest estate optimisation and planning tools such as Woodstock or Tigermoth
  • Familiarity with sustainable forest management standards (ie FSC, PEFC)
  • Bachelor Science in Forestry/Resource Management or related fields. Post graduate qualifications would be well regarded
  • GIS skills (ArcGIS/Manifold/Mapinfo etc.)
  • Proficient with database management and other MS software
  • Exposure to MIS software (preferably Cengea)
  • Experience with Asian forestry operations, would be well regarded
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good verbal and written communication skills & ability to communicate effectively with different levels of professionals
  • An ability to work independently & take ownership of the role
  • A positive can do attitude
  • Diplomacy & capable of maintaining composure under pressure
  • Ability to build strong relationships and work within a team environment
  • Flexibility towards extra hours, if required to meet deadlines
  • Availability & willingness to travel.
What can we offer?
You will be joining a growing, fast paced business & be working with a diverse and talented team who are passionate about forestry investment and sustainable management!

To Apply
Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, in PDF format to:

For more info
Contact: Paul Speed Director Operations & Acquisitions

Applications close: Monday, 26-Mar-2018

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Senior Forester, Kangaroo Island

Company/Location: PF Olsen Australia - Kangaroo Island

Job Description:
PF Olsen Australia is a leading independent forest management services provider, managing forests for clients throughout Australia. We are seeking a suitably experienced person to lead the management of our plantations on Kangaroo Island including the preparation for the commencement of harvesting.

Forestry is at an exciting stage on Kangaroo Island following the consolidation of most plantations on Kangaroo Island under single ownership and planning for the construction of a port facility progressing. The development of the port facility will finally realise the exciting potential of plantation forestry on Kangaroo Island. The successful candidate will have substantial input into the form of the infrastructure being built. Kangaroo Island offers an enviable lifestyle and is only a short flight or ferry ride from Adelaide.

To succeed at PF Olsen, you need to be:

  • Highly motivated, and a self-starter with a strong work ethic
  • Intelligent and admin savvy, but also happy to get your hands dirty
  • Prepared to assert your views, but also demonstrate respect for your team mates
  • Focused on relationships as well as understanding and delivering against customer expectations
  • Have your head well above the pack in terms of both your management and technical forestry skills
While it is preferred that candidates will have substantial experience with plantation management, those with substantial agricultural or other natural resource management experience are also encouraged to apply. The role will involve operational planning, supervision of contractors, auditing compliance with OH&S standards, environmental performance and other company policies. The position will be based on Kangaroo Island.

If you think this opportunity might be for you then please email for an information pack. For further information regarding the position contact our office on +61 03 5551 1000.

For more information about PF Olsen Australia visit

For more info
Contact: Emma Brown
Phone: +61 03 5551 1000

Applications close: Friday, 6-Apr-2018

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Forestry Harvesting

Harvest Manager

Company/Location: Australian Bluegum Plantations, Hamilton Victoria

Job Description:
Australian Bluegum Plantations (ABP) is a leading Australian vertically integrated forestry company, managing all aspects of the supply chain from procuring land, establishing and growing plantations, harvesting the trees and exporting the resulting woodchips from our two woodchip terminals at the ports of Portland, Victoria and Albany, WA to our customers in Japan and China. Our unique business, also source seed from our own seed orchards and continually advance our product and practices through ongoing investment in Research and Development.

We are currently seeking a Harvesting Manager with experience in managing safety, contractors, planning, roading, production and quality. The role requires a committed individual with high professional standards of work to lead our harvesting team, based in the Hamilton office in Western Victoria.

Some key accountabilities include;

  • A focus on safety and working with safety management system.
  • Experience with management systems, quality and environmental management.
  • Effective people skills to manage a team of harvesting forester and supervisors, interact and oversee contractors and their operational performance.
  • Implementing quality management and ensure value recovery infield.
  • Working with key stakeholders to ensure consultation and delivery of best outcomes.
  • Participate in firefighting activities during fire season
Applicants will possess:
  • Suitable tertiary qualifications in an agricultural, environmental or forestry discipline.
  • A strong track record in supervision and management.
  • Strong safety and environmental credentials.
  • Management experience.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork attributes.
The purpose of the Harvesting Manager role is to manage harvesting wood flows and contractors to meet ABP requirements for the Green Triangle region, in addition to ensuring ongoing compliance.

The ideal candidate will possess 5+ years previous experience in a similar role, previous mentoring experience will be highly regarded.

A Position Description (PD) and further information can be obtained by emailing

Applications should be emailed to by 29th March 2018 along with a cover letter highlighting your most recent relevant experiences and qualifications.

For more info
Contact: Barbara Vanthoff

Applications close: Thursday, 29-Mar-2018

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Harvesting Forester

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Plantations / Mt Gambier

Job Description:

  • Excellent career development opportunity
  • Suits passionate forester with mix of stakeholder engagement and tech skills
  • Work closely with a close knit team and contractors to achieve targets
  • Mt Gambier location (relocation assistance provided)
OneFortyOne Plantations is well recognised as a leading forest grower in Australia. A progressive company, they combine strong 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.

OneFortyOne’s purpose a is to build a dynamic industry in and around our forests. They recently announced their intention to vertically integrate through the proposed acquisition of the region’s largest timber mill. Operationally they recently partnered with Trimble Forestry to implement a new centralised dispatch system commencing 1st January 2018 and have engaged with Remsoft to build Crew Scheduler, the latest software in operational optimisation. OFO contractors are progressive and they work closely with them to bring the benefits of partnerships and technological best practice.

As a result of internal moves they now have an exciting opportunity for a talented Harvesting Forester to join the team. You will be responsible for the co-ordination and execution of plantation harvesting activities to achieve targets, with a clear focus on customer needs, value recovery, and maintaining high workplace health, safety and environmental standards.

The successful candidate will have experience in harvesting and associated technology and be willing to form strong working relationships with colleagues, contractors and other stakeholders. You will be able to work autonomously and collaboratively within a small team. You will have an appropriate qualification or comparative industry experience along with excellent communication and time management skills.

The role is 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 the major services and facilities that are provided in a capital city, but with a relaxed and friendly rural community lifestyle.

For further information and a confidential conversation please contact Andy Grant at Grant Executive Search on +61 03 8601 1199 or send your CV to

For more info
Contact: Andy Grant
Phone: +61 03 8601 1199
mobile: +61 03 8601 1199
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Company/Location: Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd, Napier

Job Description:
We have an opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic skilled sawdoctor to join the Lumber Operations team at our Whirinaki mill site north of Napier.

Working in a team of like-minded sawdoctor professionals, you will ensure that all saws and knives are sharpened, repaired and finished to a high quality to guarantee reliability and availability of saws in our sawmill. You will also participate in performing preventative maintenance tasks to minimise saw failures and unplanned saw changes, investigate and resolve failures promptly and seek continuous improvement opportunities to maximise saw utilisation. There will be an expectation to work alongside mechanical and electrical trades to problem solve machine centre sawing issues.

The successful candidate will ideally have the following attributes:

  • Strong health and safety focus
  • NZQA Level 4 Trade Certificate in Sawdoctoring
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Strong work ethic with a proactive "can do" attitude
  • Ability to respond quickly to changes in priorities or urgent requirements when they arise
  • Proven ability to work within a team environment
This is a "shift" position, working 4 x 10 hour shifts per week (including Saturdays) over a 3 week rotating roster.

If you are looking for an exciting new challenge, then we would love to hear from you.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 4051151.

Applications close 29 March 2018

PDF description: PD_4051151_dwn.pdf

For more info
Contact: Ms. Wendy Chittock

Applications close: Thursday, 29-Mar-2018

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Harvesting Supervisor
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation/ Tumut NSW

Job Description:
Are you an independent self-starter who enjoys forwarding planning, working with numbers and negotiating outcomes with contractors in the field to ensure the best possible safety, environmental and value based outcomes? Forestry Corporation of NSW has a great opportunity available to join the Harvesting & Roading team in Tumut Management Area.

Forestry Corporation of NSW is the largest manager of commercial plantation & native forests in New South Wales. We manage renewable timber production, environmental sustainability & recreation across more than two million hectares of NSW State forests. You can discover more about Forestry Corporation & the work we do by visiting

The Role: Forestry Corporation is seeking a highly-motivated individual to join the Harvesting and Roading team and be accountable for managing harvesting contractors in the Tumut Management Area.

This role is one of 6 Harvesting Supervisor positions and reports to the Harvesting Controller. The team strives to be innovative, is continually looking to improve operational efficiencies and prides itself on strong safety leadership, operational performance and the sustainable management of FCNSW’s plantation resource.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake active frontline firefighting duties and be available for afterhours fire standby on a rostered basis.

How to apply: A covering letter outlining your suitability for this position and a current CV are required. Please address how your skills match the criteria below:

  • Experience in field operations including proactive safety leadership, value recovery in a mechanised environment and best practice environmental outcomes. Experience in plantation forestry harvesting operations is desirable.
  • Ability to use or rapidly uptake the use of software packages such as Microsoft Office and ArcGIS, including analysing large data sets. The use of mobile devices is standard practice.
  • Well-developed supervisory and contractor management skills.
  • Well-developed forward planning, organisational and communication skills.
  • Must hold a current drivers licence.
  • Ability and fitness to undertake fire roster duties, forest firefighting, work extended hours e.g. (fire roster), and to maintain sufficient fitness for the job (e.g. able to efficiently conduct reconnaissance / investigation through difficult terrain and dense vegetation)

Applicants should email their applications to

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

For more information about the role please contact Louise Bourke on +61 (02) 6981 4138.

Note: The successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a Drug and Alcohol screening, a Medical Assessment and a Fire Task Based Assessment (TBA) at a standard of at least the Category 2 Field Tes

For more info
Contact: Louise Bourke
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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Head Rig and Edger Operators

Company/Location: Max Birt Sawmills Limited Pokeno NZ

Job Description:
Max Birt Sawmills is an independentl 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 Bombay Hills. Employment at this site would suit people living in South Auckland, Thames or North Waikato areas.

Our samill currently consists of a Debarker, Heading 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.

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Please apply in writing including references on email.

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

For more info
Contact: Max Birt Sawmills Limited
Phone: +64 09 2947800
mobile: +64 0275706091

Applications close: Friday, 23-Mar-2018

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