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Forest Management

Manager Research- Sydney

Company/Location: New Forests

Job Description:
New Forests is a global specialist forestry, rural land and environmental investment management company headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with offices in San Francisco and Singapore.

We are looking for a Manager, Research, to work as part of our Australian based team. Reporting to the Executive Director, Investor Services, this role will be key to ensuring that strong research and evidence based insights underpin New Forests’ investment programs. To be successful in this role, you will be a self-motivated individual who thrives on working in a team environment towards a common goal. You will have strong attention to detail, diplomacy and the ability to work independently.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination of research needs and information flows across New Forests, including development of the annual corporate research agenda;
  • Analysis and synthesising of market and commercial information to support New Forests’ research agenda and reporting to clients and other external stakeholders;
  • Working with investment teams and investment analytics staff members, to coordinate the development of forward demand and price projections for major forest products, to be applied in acquisitions and operational investment decision making;
  • Working with Investment Analytics staff members to update and maintain corporate datasets on timber markets, environmental markets, and economic indicators; and
  • Tracking timber product sales including suppliers, buyers, market price, and volume in markets where New Forests operates.
Experience & skills required:
  • Ability to analyse and synthesise quantitative and qualitative information, and put forward an informed view on current markets, demand, price forecasting, sectoral trends
  • Ability to constructively incorporate the above into relevant business matters (e.g. forecast log pricing, opportunities in new forestry markets, how changes in interest rates may affect forestry discount rates)
  • Ability & desire to engage with third party data providers and market experts to obtain data and insights that can help inform the management of New Forests portfolio, as New Forests grows its business and adds value to assets
  • Strong communication and written skills such that information is presented to internal and external stakeholders in a well-reasoned and well-researched manner, via presentations, face to face meetings, and reports
  • Capability and desire to work in a geographically and functionally diverse team, cognisant of business objectives in different contexts
  • A depth of experience in forest economics, forestry consultancy or a related field
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related disciple (e.g. economics, forestry, business)
  • Familiarity with market experts, data sets, industry players, and dynamics in the various markets and regions where New Forests is active
  • Familiarity with database theory, software, and implementation
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A passion for increasing sustainability and responsible investment, in the forest sector
  • Availability and willingness to travel.
  • This is a fantastic opportunity for a strong researcher to apply their skills in this newly created role.

For more info
Contact: Careers
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Forestry Harvesting

Harvesting Forester

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 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
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Foresters - Silviculture and Harvesting

Company/Location: HVP Plantations - Based in Churchill, Gippsland

Job Description:
HVP Plantations is a successful privately owned softwood timber plantation operator that manages extensive plantations in eastern Victoria.

People successful at HVP are self-motivated who thrive working in a small team and a fast paced environment. They value safety, their regional communities, environmental care and sustainability.

The Roles
HVP Plantations is seeking both a Silviculture and Harvesting Forester. Both roles are to be based in Churchill (near the regional city of Traralgon) where there are a myriad of great lifestyle opportunities at your fingertips.

The Silviculture Forester plans and manages extensive site preparation, planting, tending activities and community relations.

Applicants will have relevant planning and supervisory experience in plantation silviculture, ability to develop productive relationships with local stakeholders, and GIS computer and mapping skills. Whilst a tertiary qualification in forestry or related discipline would be well regarded it is not mandatory.

The Harvesting Forester is responsible for the oversight of plantation harvesting crews in meeting safety, environmental, production and delivery targets. At times the role will also have responsibilities in roading and other plantation management tasks.

Applicants will have good communication, staff management and team skills. They will have previous experience in harvesting and in directing and negotiating with contractors. GIS computer skills are required. A tertiary qualification in forestry or related discipline would be well regarded.

Application Details
A competitive salary package will be negotiated to secure the best candidate and relocation assistance is available if required.

Phone enquiries should be directed to Simon Gatt +61 (03) 5122 0608. Applications should be sent to

Applications close Sunday 10 June 2018.

For more info
Contact: Simon Gatt
Phone: +61 (03) 5122 0608
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Marketing and Sales

Sales and Service Technician

Company/Location: Newcastle NSW Australia

Job Description:
Key Knife South Pacific Pty Ltd is a 100% Australian Owned - Family Company providing an interesting and varied opportunity that encompasses Saw Milling, Whole Log & Infield Export Wood Chipping, Pulp and Paper Mills and Saw Doctoring. Our business is based in Mayfield West, NSW, Australia.

Due to continued growth, we are looking for a Team Player who would like to be part of our successful business working across the Australian and New Zealand market places.

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For more info
Contact: The Advertiser

Applications close: Monday, 4-Jun-2018

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Wood Panels

Facility Manager - Commercial/ MFG
Company/Location: Myrtleford

Job Description:

  • Manufacturing/ Global wood products industry leader!
  • Combine your Commercial and Manufacturing Management skills
  • Contract role: dynamic and scenic NE Victoria
This wood products Industry leader is seeking an experienced Facility Manager with a strong commercial orientation (Manufacturing) to assume responsibility for all commercial aspects of Facility Management, Manufacturing and Operations including input to the strategic direction and the development of strategies for continuous improvement across the entire business.

This position reports to the Group Operations Director (located off site) and leads a skilled and professional Site Management team.

Critical to your success will be your ability to “be across the factory’s manufacturing operations” and the key business drivers that impact P&L, Cash-flow, Working Capital and EBITDA.

Critical selection criteria:
  • Can demonstrate exceptional commercial acumen complemented by relevant tertiary qualifications (Business and or Engineering).
  • Prior experience gained in a similar role/ manufacturing environment (preferably Wood Products industry experience)
  • Intermediate computer skills (including MS Office and SAP Enterprise system)
  • Strong analytical skills with an eye for detail and be highly organised.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and leadership skills with prior experience in managing staff and contributing within a team culture.
  • A confident yet consultative management style, well developed influencing skills and the ability to build strong and effective relationships across all functions.
A key to your success in this role will be your ability to be an effective team player and relationship builder!

This position is based in vibrant (and scenic) NE Victoria with easy access to ski fields and high country.

Q-Exec Consulting: Phil Officer +61 0412067396

For more info
Contact: Phil Officer
Phone: +61 0412067396
mobile: +61 0412067396
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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Production Manager
Company/Location: Tumut - New South Wales

Job Description:

  • Senior Management role
  • Unique opportunity to join a global wood products industry leader!
  • Combine your Production Management and leadership skills
  • Tree Change/Career opportunity: dynamic and scenic high country
This wood products Industry leader is seeking a Production Manager for their Tumut Pinepanels facility.

As the Production Manager you will be responsible for managing and leading all aspects of the press-end production paying special attention to safety, environmental and quality issues, budgetary requirements as well as resourcing, manufacturing, continuous improvement and production/plant performance.

The Production Manager reports to the Facility Manager and is an integral member of the management team.

Critical selection criteria:
  • Senior production management experience – MFG/ continuous process
  • A passionate and strong hands on manager – out on the shop floor engaging with staff every day!
  • A strategic thinker and problem solver who is analytical, goal driven to succeed and an excellent communicator committed to continuous process improvement.
  • Strong commercial acumen with the ability to deliver on the bottom line (productivity improvement within forecast/budget).
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills - a “people person” with exceptional listening skills.
  • Experienced in MS Office, in particular Excel and MFGPRO
If you meet the criteria then apply now!

A generous remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate that will reflect the breadth of this role as well as the skills and experience that the candidate brings to the business!

This position is based in the vibrant (and scenic) Snowy Mountains foothills town of Tumut and affords opportunity for excellent work/life balance with access to ski fields, waterways and breathtaking scenery and yet still within easy reach of Albury, Wagga Wagga and Canberra.

Contact Phil at Q-Exec Consulting on +61 0412067396

For more info
Contact: Phil Officer
Phone: +61 0412067396
mobile: +61 0412067396
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Saw Doctor/Sawmilll Operator - Caboolture Sawmill
Company/Location: AKD Softwoods Queensland, Caboolture, QLD

Job Description:
AKD Softwoods is a successful and integrated forestry products company, growing and manufacturing quality timber products. Employing over 600+ people, AKD Softwoods is well recognised for being a progressive company, employing the latest technologies.

Reporting to the Greenmill Team Leader for the Caboolture Greenmill, this ‘hands on’ position is responsible for efficiently and safely operating Greenmill production machines for optimum productivity, recovery and compliance with quality control systems. You will also be required to undertake Saw Doctoring tasks, drawing on your experience to support the team in maximising the productivity and efficiency of the Greenmill. This involves co-operation within a workgroup working on machine set up, operation and timber production.

In your role you will rotate through the Green Process as both a Saw Doctor and a Greenmill Operator on a rostered basis.

The successful applicant will:

  • Working effectively in a safe manner and supporting a safe working environment in accordance with legislative requirements and company policies and standards
  • Operation of machinery in a safe and competent manner, as to minimise risk of injury or damage to the plant and equipment
  • Accurately record all downtime events and report machine issues
  • Inspect products or materials for conformity with established organisational standards.
  • Supporting all other Sawshop staff at all times, in achieving maximum machine utilisation and efficiencies in the Sawshop
  • Communicate effectively with all other production and site personnel
Key to your success in this role will be:
  • Participate in job rotation where and when required through-out the site
  • Working as a cross functional member towards a common goal of increased productivity
  • Must be prepared to undertake further training in order to improve skills base
  • Ability to work autonomously, and as an integral part of a team
Role requirements:
  • Certificate III in Saw Doctoring
  • Secondary schooling (year 10 minimum but preferably to year 12)
  • Operational knowledge in manufacturing will be looked upon favourably, in particular the timber industry
  • Basic computer skills (preferable)
This is a permanent full-time position with a promising future. If you have commitment, energy and are motivated to make a difference, please email your resume and cover letter using reference code ‘CSD05’ to the below address:

Applications close: Monday 11th June 2018

Note: Pre-employment drug and alcohol, along with functional capacity testing, will be required.

For more info
Contact: Christian Gibbs
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Mechanical Fitter - Tumut Pinepanels
Company/Location: Carter Holt Harvey Australia - Tumut NSW

Job Description:
At Carter Holt Harvey Pinepanels we pride ourselves in the extensive range of particleboard and laminated products we produce for the use in kitchen, bathroom and office cabinetry, furniture manufacturing, and structural flooring.

We are currently seeking a dedicated and experienced Trade qualified Mechanical Fitter to join our Tumut Pinepanels team. You need to be energetic, with experience gained in a manufacturing or heavy industry environment. You will have well developed Mechanical skills with hydraulics and pneumatics experience. Problem solving is second nature to you plus the ability to be an effective team member within our operations.

Reporting to the Mechanical Supervisor, your key responsibilities will include providing support and technical expertise for the maintenance of plant and equipment and will assist the Engineering and Production teams in improving the plant’s preventative maintenance and reliability programs to minimise plant down time.

Tumut Pinepanels, based in Tumut, NSW, is one of the region's significant employers. This is an opportunity for a regional lifestyle, with Tumut being a mid-way drive between Sydney and Melbourne and conveniently located near Kosciusko National Park. The area is popular for horse riding, trout fishing, camping, four wheel driving, bushwalking, motor biking, water sports and snow skiing.

To be considered for this role you must:

  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ plus experience in a manufacturing/industrial environment,
  • Possess Formal trade qualifications in Mechanical trades, dual trade will be well regarded,
  • Be able to promote/ensure safe work practices and culture,
  • Ensure effective hazard/incident identification investigation & control processes are followed,
  • Lead by example,
  • Ensure appropriate level of risk identification evaluation and control in place,
  • Understand and apply company policies, procedures and statutory requirements,
  • Demonstrate a flexible and can do attitude,
  • Work with production crews to ensure activities such as repairs, breakdowns, planned shuts and plant improvements are in line with production, safety and environmental priorities,
  • Be adaptable enough to respond to the demands of the moment.
Ideally you will have experience in the following:
  • A strong commitment to Occupational Health and Safety,
  • A Fitting and Machining trade qualification,
    • Hydraulics and pneumatics,
  • Good problem solving skills,
  • Strong computer literacy,
  • Experience with heavy industry would be advantageous.
Applicants must hold valid Australian Working rights and prior to employment the successful applicant will be required to pass medical including drug testing, a functional assessment and other pre-employment checks such as a criminal record and / or credit check.

To apply for this exciting opportunity please submit your resume and cover letter to

For more info
Contact: Recruitment

Applications close: Friday, 22-Jun-2018

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Electrician – Tumut Pinepanels
Company/Location: Carter Holt Harvey Australia - Tumut NSW

Job Description:
At Carter Holt Harvey Pinepanels we pride ourselves in the extensive range of particleboard and laminated products we produce for the use in kitchen, bathroom and office cabinetry, furniture manufacturing, and structural flooring.

Reporting to the Electrical Supervisor, your key responsibilities will include providing support and technical expertise regarding the maintenance of electrical plant and equipment, and assisting the Engineering and Production teams in improving the plant’s preventative maintenance and reliability programs to minimise plant down time.

Tumut Pinepanels, based in Tumut, NSW, is one of the region's significant employers. This is an opportunity for a regional lifestyle, with Tumut being a mid-way drive between Sydney and Melbourne and conveniently located near Kosciusko National Park. The area is popular for horse riding, trout fishing, camping, four wheel driving, bushwalking, motor biking, water sports and snow skiing.

As a trade qualified licensed Electrician, the key selection criteria will be based on your demonstrated experiences in:

  • Operating safely and efficiently in a team environment to resolve day to day technical matters and site projects while contributing positively to the team and working relationships
  • Accepting and adapting to different team members' working styles within a diverse environment
  • Supervising, coordinating and organising training for the site Apprentices
  • Working within the Engineering and Production teams to perform Root Cause Analysis and related repairs and modifications
  • Providing support to the site for unplanned stoppages to minimise plant down time
  • Completing electrical preventative maintenance and planned corrective works
  • Working with the maintenance team to ensure safety procedures are followed and to achieve / exceed safety targets and goals
  • Planning, organising and ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent communication skills and willing to work with the broader maintenance team
To be successful you will have:
  • A strong commitment to Workplace Health and Safety
  • Electrical trade qualifications
  • Sound computer skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • PLC knowledge is essential
  • Experience with variable speed drives would be advantageous
  • Experience with Allen Bradley control equipment would be advantageous
Applicants must hold valid Australian Working rights and prior to employment the successful applicant will be required to pass a medical including drug testing, a functional assessment and other pre-employment checks such as a criminal record and / or credit check.

To apply for this exciting opportunity please submit your resume and cover letter to

For more info
Contact: Recruitment

Applications close: Friday, 22-Jun-2018

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Service Technician

Company/Location: Hundegger Australasia Pty Ltd

Job Description:
Due to strong growth, Hundegger Australasia Pty Ltd currently has an exciting opportunity available for a New Zealand based Service Technician to complement our Australian based Service and Spare Parts Department.

Are you a reliable, self-motivated individual that takes pride in your work, wants to be an expert in your field and loves a challenge? Then this may be the career prospect you have been waiting for. The opportunity to take over an existing Service regime with an established and growing customer base in New Zealand and with your technical and customer skills, develop this under supervision into an industry leading Product Support role.

Hundegger Australasia is the leader in industrial automated woodworking machinery for the Frame and Truss and Engineered Wood Products sector and currently has an exciting opportunity available for a New Zealand based Field Service Technician to join our existing extensive Service Network. Some travel to Australia is likely and training opportunities in Germany possible in due course.

For the right candidate, this position offers exciting insight into all aspects of the service industry and particular roles and duties will include:

  • Preventative maintenance servicing
  • Technical support assistance
  • Fault-finding
  • Installation work
  • Local, National and some International travel
The applicant must possess the following:
  • Electrical aptitude
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • High level understanding of machinery axis and control systems
  • High level of PC literacy
  • Ability to work un-supervised and within time constraints
  • Excellent communication skills and high level of customer rapport
  • Willingness to travel
  • Willingness to learn
  • Current New Zealand driver's license
  • New Zealand residency
  • Electrical and engineering qualification and experience is preferred
Initial training will be provided in Australia and New Zealand for the successful candidate.

Expressions of interest are welcomed and may be forwarded alongside a Curriculum Vitae to

PDF description: New Zealand Service Technician1.pdf

For more info
Contact: Sam Rowe
mobile: +61418561023

Applications close: Friday, 22-Jun-2018

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Forest Management

Harvest Manager

Company/Location: Forest Management (NI) Ltd - Napier

Job Description:
Forest Management Group is a body of 3 companies working in the areas from Hawke's Bay to Otago and has 6 regional offices.

FMG have a strong connection to the environment and manage forests with sustainable practices, heavily involved in the establishment of new forests and the harvesting and marketing of forest produce from its clients forests.

We are looking for a person to fill the role of harvest manager based out of our Napier office.

The successful applicant would need to have:

  • A background in Forestry, in particular harvesting and engineering.
  • Able to manage harvest operations within environmental constraints
  • A strong knowledge of Health & Safety management and audits
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Extensive relationship management skills with customers and contractors workforce.
  • Management of skills in terms of accounting and reporting functions.
  • A good sense of humor and interests that
    are outside of work that assist keeping a good balance in life.
This job offers scope and the recognition of good work done, we offer good incentives for the right person and believe a development of a good career path is able to be offered within the Group should the applicant wish to grow within the business.

Remuneration package will be negotiated based on skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Applications close Sunday 27th May 2018

For more info
Contact: Rose Palleson
Phone: +64 03 3434101
mobile: +64 27 3130313

Applications close: Sunday, 27-May-2018

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Forest Industry Trainer / Assessor, Contract Role

Company/Location: Hancock Forest Managment Ltd, Central North Island

Job 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 198,000 hectares of plantation forests on behalf of two clients. 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 for all employees and contractors and to being good stewards of the environment.

In 2014 HFM NZ embarked on certification for all manual tree fallers. Over 80% of designated manual tree fallers in harvesting operations are now certified. Based on the success of this programme, the Company embarked on breaker–out certification in hauler operations in March 2016. Critical to the continued success of our certification programme is the quality of the training, assessment and moderation achieved through the contracted services of our Forest Industry Trainer/Assessors.

We now require additional resource to continue delivery of our certification programme and are seeking an additional Trainer/Assessor.

The key purpose of the role is:

  • To work closely with our Health & Safety Coordinator and to audit and improve safety management practices of our contractors and employees in the field to ensure best practice harvest operations.
  • To carry out auditing and competency assessment of all contractor personnel engaged in tree falling and hauler breaking-out operations.
  • To undertake safety training and to support our contractors with their training programmes so as to contribute to improved work standards, increased understanding and compliance to industry regulations, best management practices and HFMNZ rules.
  • To ensure HFM NZ is a health and safety industry leader and support our goal of where everyone goes home safe – every day.
Ideally the applicant will be a Registered Forest Industries Trainer and Assessor for manual tree falling and breaking out. Work experience would include: hands on experience in harvesting operations, understanding of H&S legislation and an in-depth understanding of industry standards.

Most importantly the successful applicant will have a proven reputation in the industry as a professional in the area of tree felling and breaking out, be an excellent communicator, a coach and a mentor and someone who wants to make a difference.

The role will require frequent travel throughout the Central North Island.

For a copy of the role outline visit our website or contact Marcel van Westbrook, Health & Safety Coordinator on +64 027 249 9097.

Please send applications including cover letter and CV to Jo Burrell, Human Resources
Manager, by 18th of June 2018

PDF description: Trainer Assessor JD May 2018 Final1.pdf

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Contact: Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager

Applications close: Monday, 18-Jun-2018

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Forest Information Specialist

Company/Location: Timberlands Limited

Job Description:
Timberlands is a leading New Zealand based Forest Management Company with particular expertise in forest management and operations on a significant scale.

Timberlands, based in Rotorua, manage 190,000ha of pine plantations in the Central North Island on behalf of Kaingaroa Timberlands and other clients.

Purpose of the Role:
To ensure a complete and accurate description of the forest estate is maintained using Timberlands GIS and Stand Record Database systems, while providing high quality mapping and reporting outputs to operational staff and management.

Key accountabilities include:

  • The interpretation of data from a range of sources including orthophotography, satellite imagery, Lidar and GPS
  • Providing high quality mapping and reporting outputs that are fit for purpose
  • Assisting operational and technical staff with their GIS, Stand Record Database and mobile needs
  • Database management of inventory and PSP databases
  • Providing assistance with varied and interesting project work
  • Contributing to Timberlands Environmental, Health & Safety goals
About the right person:
Qualifications and experience:
  • Excellent database and data management skills
  • Experience with ArcGIS, GeoMaster and PSP
  • Excellent computer literacy, especially Excel
Skills and competencies:
  • Attention to detail and a desire to get a job done right the first time
  • Excellent time management skills, is able to prioritise busy workload
  • Good network builder with wide range of contacts inside and outside organisation
  • Uses initiative, is good at identifying potential risks and taking action to limit consequence of error
  • Is an effective team member, helps others by being flexible and adaptable
  • Has excellent written and communication skills
People make our business at Timberlands, as such we seek to offer an employment package that retains and rewards excellent people. Our employees enjoy working in a professional and co-operative team environment with access to great healthcare and insurance benefits, a flexible work-life culture and excellent professional development opportunities.

This is a full time, permanent position.

You can request a Job Description by emailing

To be considered for this role please send a copy of your CV and cover letter to before 18th of June 2018.

For more info
Contact: Monique Denny
Phone: +64 07 343 1281

Applications close: Monday, 18-Jun-2018

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Forestry Harvesting

Harvesting Crew Foremen

Company/Location: DNS FOREST PRODUCTS LIMITED/Gisborne

Job Description:
DNS is a long established log exporter based in Auckland which predominantly exports logs to the China market from Northport, Tauranga and Gisborne. We have recently embarked on a stumpage procurement strategy to support our volume requirements and the group presently control substantial forest holdings within close proximity to the Gisborne Port. As such we currently have an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled Crew Foremen in which we would like to offer an equal shareholding in a new Cable Harvesting operation. This operation is to be developed from scratch and will be supported by a new logging company, new harvesting equipment including the procurement of a new cable hauler.

As the crew foremen and shareholder you will be responsible for the development of this new operation including working with DNS to select and procure the appropriate machinery, recruit the right level of skilled manpower and work within the operation on a daily basis to ensure production targets are met whilst ensuring a high level of operational safety is attained and maintained at all times.

Candidates would ideally have had a minimum of 10 years’ experience within a harvesting crew operation, have good knowledge of cable yarding systems and possess good man management skills.

If attaining a shareholding in a new harvesting operation with the ability of creating a profitable business is something that excites you then please submit a brief resume together with a copy of your record of learnings to:
The Director
DNS Forest Products Limited

For more info
Contact: Sam Sun
mobile: +64 21708766

Applications close: Thursday, 31-May-2018

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Woodlot Hauler Crew Required

Company/Location: Professional Harvesting Systems Ltd

Job Description:
PHS requires a woodlot hauler crew for 12 months work in the Otorohanga region.

Would suit harvestline or smaller tower crew.

Immediate start available

For more info
Contact: Craig Peters
Phone: +64 07-347-8344
mobile: +64 027-241-4700
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Operations Planning - Nelson Forests Limited

Company/Location: Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand

Job Description:

  • New role
  • Established Forest Region
  • Innovative Business
  • Highly skilled contractors
In this new role you will support the Harvesting Manager as an integral part of the Operations team. Together the team delivers the harvesting and roading operations in the Nelson/Marlborough region with an annual harvest of 1.2 million tonnes.

In the Operations Planning role you will:
  • Support the Harvesting Manager though the coordination of the medium term plan and monitor its implementation on a day-to-day basis
  • Be accountable for the Timberlands harvesting rate setting and monitoring
  • Research and negotiate contract rates and assist with contractor management
  • Monitor and support the delivery on the company’s Timberlands operational plans for both the short and long term
  • Contribute towards achieving maximum sustainable value while reducing cost through productivity and efficiency gains
  • Build strong and effective relationships with suppliers
Working within a corporate office environment you will have the benefit of being part of an experienced, dedicated and innovative team. We practice the principles of Lean Manufacturing meaning we pursue continuous improvement through collaboration across our supply chain to minimise waste.

You must have Harvesting experience to apply and be considered for this role.

Job applications close on Tuesday 12th June.

For a full job description or to apply please email: Christelle Orchard.

For more info
Contact: Christelle Orchard
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Harvesting Manager

Company/Location: Southwood Export Ltd

Job Description:
Southwood Export Ltd is based in Invercargill and its operations involve Eucalyptus afforestation and Harvesting in Southland and South Otago. It owns/manages 12,500 Hectares of Eucalyptus Plantations for the production of hardwood fibre which is exported as wood chips through Bluff Port.

Current annual harvest level is 320,000 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 the companies harvesting operations.

We are looking for a person who will:

  • Have enthusiasm, self-motivation and good work ethics.
  • Has good health and be physically active.
  • Proven experience in harvest planning and management.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of both ground based and cable harvesting operations.
  • Proven work experience in actual harvesting operations will be an advantage.
  • Must have good interpersonal/people management and communication skills.
  • Be computer literate including GIS applications (with a willingness to learn further skills as required)
  • Strong focus and commitment on Health and Safety and operating an alcohol and drug free workplace is mandatory.
To make application or for further information contact:
General Manager
P O Box 7010
Invercargill 9844

Phone +64 03 218 2073
Or email

Applications close 30th June 2018.

For more info
Contact: General Manager
Phone: +64 03 218 2073
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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Maintenance Engineer

Company/Location: Nelson Forests Ltd - Kaituna, Marlborough, New Zealand

Job Description:

  • Variety of work across site
  • Opportunity to develop wide skill base
  • Innovative Business
  • Great team environment
Nelson Forests’ Kaituna Sawmill is a modern, efficient sawmill with state of the art new equipment including boiler, continuous kiln and saw centre. We are looking for a maintenance engineer to join the Kaituna engineering team based 20km west of Blenheim.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Deal with a wide range of maintenance activities
  • Implement changes focussed on maximising site operational performance
  • Ensuring plant and associated equipment are maintained
  • Maintaining plant notes on all inspections and repairs on the job sheet
  • Order repair parts and associated consumables
  • Urgent and non-urgent repairs
The core hours are 5:30am to 4pm Monday to Thursday and 5am to 2pm Friday. You will be prepared to be on call one week a month and work during site shutdown periods (Christmas and various times throughout the year).

Minimum requirements:
  • Experience with hydraulics, pneumatics, basic fabrication an advantage
  • Focus on Health & Safety
A pre-employment medical (incl. drug and alcohol screen) is part of our recruitment process.

We offer a competitive salary, bonus system and training.

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

Job applications close on Friday 15th June.

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