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Plantation Consultant in the Mānuka Industry

Company/Location: Manuka Farming NZ Ltd. North Island

Job Description:
Mānuka Farming NZ Ltd. is a company that specialises in the development of mānuka plantations for honey. We are a growing company in an exciting industry, with the added benefit of being a leader in this area through our involvement in the High Performance Mānuka Plantation Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) Programme. Our strategy is based on working collaboratively to advance mānuka plantations for the NZ honey industry with integrity and honour in the way we treat all who deal with us, while maintaining our technical leadership in the area of mānuka plantations.

The opportunities facing us are such that we can now move to the next stage of expansion in the creation of a specialist plantation consultancy role within our small but highly passionate team. Our team will work with you to ensure you are fully equipped and supported for your role in conducting site assessments, managing plantation establishment (including pre-planting preparation, planting, and post-planting activities), and selecting and working with other key strategic partners.

Excellent people skills, relevant forestry experience and qualifications, being a great team player, and having an understanding of Maori land ownership dynamics are key pre-requisites. Workplace location will be based in the North Island, with a home office set-up required. Vehicle, a competitive salary, and excellent working culture offered.

If you are interested in discussing this opportunity further, I would be delighted to hear from you, please call Stephen Lee (CEO) on +64 020 412 22 858 between 1 to 4 pm (Monday to Saturday) or email me at:

PDF description: Plantation_Consultant_Role.pdf

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Contact: Stephen Lee
mobile: +64 020 41222858
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Forest Establishment/Silviculture


Company/Location: PF Olsen Australia - Hamilton

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 assist with the management of our silvicultural operations on our 62,000 hectare Green Triangle hardwood estate.

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
We are seeking candidates preferably with experience in silvicultural management, although candidates with prior experience in agricultural or contractor management are also encouraged to apply. The roles will involve operational planning, supervision of contractors, auditing compliance with OH&S standards, environmental performance and other company policies. The positions will be based in our Hamilton office.

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, 3-Aug-2018

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Forest Management

Sales and Procurement Manager
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation of NSW

Job Description:
Forestry Corporation of NSW is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW. The Softwood Plantations Division of Forestry Corporation of NSW manages over 200,000 hectares of softwood plantations across NSW.

We are currently looking for a Sales & Procurement Manager to join our senior leadership team within the Softwood Plantation Division.

This position is responsible for leading the sales of our products and procurement of forest services contracts that will enhance our financial and operational marketing outcomes.

This role will oversee and manage the Sales & Procurement team of 3 who are based across NSW. This position can be based at West Pennant Hills, Bathurst or Tumut.

Reporting to the General Manager – Softwood Plantation Division, the ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent industry experience
  • Sound knowledge of softwood plantation operations, timber processing and associated commercial transaction
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining customer and supplier relationships, contract negotiation and management
  • Experience in analysing complex commercial, operational and financial problems
  • Ability to manage and develop detailed financial analysis, documentation and legal contracts associated with sales and procurement
  • Ability to negotiate outcomes in a commercial environment
  • Flexibility to travel regularly
How to apply: Applicants should email their application to

For any enquiries or to discuss this role further, please contact Gabrielle Walton at

Closing date: Applications must be received by 3 August 2018

Note: The successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a medical examination which includes Drug and Alcohol screening and a Fitness Test (called the Task Based Assessment).

For more info
Contact: Gabrielle Walton

Applications close: Friday, 3-Aug-2018

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Regional Planning Manager - Bathurst
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation of NSW - Bathurst

Job Description:
We are seeking an experienced forest planning professional to lead the team that provides forest planning services including forest modelling, operational scheduling, valuation, inventory, forest data collection and maintenance and spatial information to our Northern Softwoods Region.

The Region manages nearly 95,000 hectares of predominantly radiata pine across central and northern parts of NSW.

The position is based in Bathurst although the region includes forest in northern NSW and some travel will be required to support the team’s activities in these areas.

Bathurst is a highly desirable living location with affordable living and the benefits of a regional lifestyle only two and a half hours drive from Sydney. With a university, outstanding community infrastructure including an entertainment centre, art gallery, indoor aquatic centre, regional sporting fields and a famous car race, the city has a lot to offer.

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

The position reports to the Forest Resources Manager and the ideal candidate will possess the following skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Previous experience in plantation forest planning/modelling, silvicultural management, valuation, inventory, spatial information and financial analysis.
  • Proven ability to use forest planning software such as ESRI ArcGIS, Remsoft Woodstock, YT Gen and the MS office suite of products
  • High level leadership, staff management, decision making and communication skills
  • Tertiary qualification in natural resource management or land management.
  • Ability and fitness to undertake fire roster duties, forest firefighting, work extended hours e.g. (fire roster) and to maintain sufficient fitness for the role is essential.
A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant.

How to apply:

Applicants should email their application to
Closing date: Applications must be received by 10 August 2018

If you want to know more about this exciting career opportunity, contact Duncan Watt at

For more info
Contact: Duncan Watt

Applications close: Friday, 10-Aug-2018

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Chief Operating Officer

Company/Location: Hancock Forest Management

Job Description:

  • Tauranga based
  • Global Forest Management Business
  • Forestry sector
Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd (HFM NZ) is a company of scale and complexity. HFM NZ is New Zealand’s largest forest management company. Established in 2004, HFM NZ is continuing to grow and by October will be managing over 235,000 hectares of forest assets with an annual harvest in 2019 of circa 5.8 million m3. HFM NZ is strongly committed to providing a safe working environment and to being good stewards of the environment.

Reporting directly into the General Manager, this newly created role is responsible for all commercial and operational areas across HFM NZ’s clients. The Chief Operating Officer will lead key stakeholder relationships, representing HFM NZ at a senior level within the greater forestry sector in New Zealand. A broad role, the role will provide Leadership in Health, Safety and Environmental management and will also be responsible for all forest operations inclusive of silviculture, planning and engineering, harvesting and distribution. The role will oversee all domestic sales of circa 3 million m3.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in Board liaison and reporting, and will be able to demonstrate sound, proven governance experience including holding external Directorships. Seasoned leadership and relationship management skills are a given and the successful candidate will possess superior business acumen and communication skills. They will also have a strong inclination towards collaboration and a team based approach with a focus on continuous improvement.

It is highly likely that the successful candidate will have a forestry or primary industry background with at least 15 years senior level management experience managing the complexities of a multi-faceted business. This is a stunning role for a seasoned, experienced Executive within an extremely successful and focused business. To find out more, please contact Bernadette Ryan-Hopkins at Ryan + Alexander Consulting Ltd on +64 027 839 7683.

For more info
Contact: Bernadette Ryan-Hopkins
Phone: +64 027 8397683
mobile: +64 027 8397683

Applications close: Friday, 17-Aug-2018

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Supply Chain Planner

Company/Location: Timberlands Ltd

Job Description:
Timberlands Ltd is a world leading Forestry Management Company based in Rotorua, New Zealand. We are looking to fill our Supply Chain Planner vacancy with a suitably qualified candidate who will work collaboratively within the Supply Chain Team to plan and manage our harvest schedule.

Key tasks within this role include:

  • Operationalise the Estate Model Plan into an effective Harvest Schedule
  • Manage the Harvest Schedule for delivered log sales, taking into consideration grade mix, harvest area allocation by crew, seasonal and cartage constraints.
  • Monitor & report Harvest Schedule performance, noting variations to improve forward planning
  • Predict and forecast log supply at full grade potential by grade and location to formulate the basis for the sales plan
  • Reconcile predicted with actual grade recovery to improve forward planning
  • Report stock levels weekly by total and location
  • Assist with project work
Our ideal candidate:

To be successful in this role, you will need advanced data management and analytical skills with a particular proficiency in excel. You will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where you will have the opportunity to put your innovation and problem-solving skills to good use. You must have a working knowledge of forestry supply chain operations and an excellent understanding of logistics and harvesting systems. You will be an effective communicator and an outstanding team player.

What we offer:
We offer the successful applicant a competitive salary, full private use of a vehicle and many additional benefits, a great work environment and a fantastic office location.

This position is permanent and full time.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or current eligibility to work in New Zealand.

For more information please see the job description attached.

If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in:
Please apply by the closing date, please forward a covering letter and a copy of your CV by email to or post to:

Monique Denny
Timberlands Ltd
PO Box 1284
Phone:+64 07 343 1281

The closing date for applications is Friday 17 August 2018

PDF description: Supply Chain Planner Jul 2018 (3).pdf

For more info
Contact: Monique Denny
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Forestry Harvesting

Forester Harvesting

Company/Location: HVP Plantations

Job Description:

  • Based in Churchill, Gippsland
  • Great urban or country lifestyle options
  • Work for a longstanding, successful company
HVP Plantations is a successful privately owned softwood timber plantation operator that manages extensive plantations in across Victoria.

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

The Roles
HVP Plantations is seeking an experienced Harvesting Forester. The role is based in Churchill (near the regional city of Traralgon) where there are a myriad of great lifestyle opportunities at your fingertips.

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 experience in the forest industry in harvesting. Applicants will be skilled at directing and negotiating with contractors. Good computer skills are required. A tertiary qualification in forestry or related discipline would be well regarded but is not mandatory.

Application Details
A competitive salary package will be negotiated to secure the best candidate and relocation assistance is available if required. A car with some private use benefits is available with the role and the person appointed will participate in our bonus program.

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

Applications close Friday 3 August 2018.

For more info
Contact: Simon Gatt
Phone: +61 (03) 5122 0608
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Supervisor Production & Wood Flow
Company/Location: Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) - Gisborne

Job Description:

  • Gisborne, Full Time, Agriculture / Horticulture
  • Please Quote Reference Number 68910
  • Detailed knowledge of forest harvesting operations
  • Forestry tertiary qualification ideal
  • Join Juken's East Coast Forests
Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) is a New Zealand registered company, operating in the forestry and wood-processing industries in New Zealand for over 20 years. JNL owns four wood processing plants in the North Island, and forests in the Wairarapa and East Coast regions.

Join our team as Supervisor Production and Wood Flow. You'll be responsible for the planning and implementation of Log sales to several customers , Harvesting supervision and Harvesting contract price negotiation in the East Coast District.

Ideally you will have the following:
  • Safety and Quality focused
  • Tertiary level forestry qualification and/or demonstrated experience and proven performance in a similar role
  • Sound judgement in decision making
  • Strong interpersonal/people management skills
  • Detailed knowledge of forest harvesting operations
  • Be computer literate, including Microsoft office GIS applications
  • Safety focused
  • Strong negotiating, analytical, problem solving skills and experience
  • Excellent communication skills
JNL is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment. You will be required to pass a pre-employment drug or alcohol assessment.

If you have the skills and experience to bring to this role, please apply now through our online application form.

Juken New Zealand Ltd - East Coast Forests

For more info
Contact: Please apply now through our online application form
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Harvesting Supervisor
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation of NSW - Bombala

Job Description:
The Position:
The Harvesting Supervisor is responsible for preparing site based Harvesting and road plans and supervising the harvesting operations in Bombala Management Area to ensure the direction, targets and plans provided within the Business Plan and Regional Budget are implemented, also playing a critical role in the Snowy Region’s fire management activities.

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

The Person:

We ask that you address how you demonstrate the below essential skills in your application:

Essential Skills:

  • Experience in field forest operations at grass roots or management level. Specific experience in harvesting operations is highly desirable
  • Ability to draw up site based plans using planning systems.
  • Well-developed supervisory and contractor management skills.
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Well-developed planning, organisational and communication skills.
  • Map reading skills, GPS, basic forest inventory skills.
  • Experience in using MS Office software.
  • 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)
You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

How to apply: Applicants should email their application to

Closing date: Applications must be received by 3 August 2018

For more information about role please contact Tim Gillespie Jones on +61 0437 846 915

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 Test.

For more info
Contact: Tim Gillespie-Jones
mobile: +61 0437 846 915

Applications close: Friday, 3-Aug-2018

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Forestry Contractor Supervisor - Otways

Company/Location: Midway Limited

Job Description:
The Company
Midway is an export and forestry company based in Geelong, involved in plantation ownership and management, logistics, processing and marketing forest products. We are currently seeking a Forestry Contractor Supervisor to join the Resources team.

The Position
Reporting to the Otways Area Manager your position will be to primarily oversee forest contractors performing harvesting, establishment & estate management duties. Although the work will generally be located in the Otway Ranges, ideally the successful applicant will be based in Colac Victoria to enable coverage of activities in the Ballarat and Green Triangle region if required.

Key tasks include:

  •  Induction and monitoring of Contractors for compliance against environment, quality and production requirements.
  •  Field planning for site assessments, hazard reporting, road construction, harvesting and plantation management
  •  Positive stakeholder communication
  •  Fire management and standby
The Candidate
The successful applicant will display the following:
  •  Excellent interpersonal , communication and negotiation skills;
  •  Understanding of hazard identification and risk assessment
  •  Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, Access);
     Ability to work autonomously as well as contributing to a team;
  •  Strong attention to detail;
  •  An understanding of legal and regulatory framework related to plantation management and harvesting;
  •  An understanding of project management, budget management and compliance against certification standards; and
  •  Current Victorian drivers licence.
  •  Suitable tertiary qualifications or previous work experience in a forestry, environment or agricultural discipline would be looked on favourably although not mandatory.
Position enquiries should be emailed to attention Clint Larkins.
To apply for this position please email your cover letter and resume to

A pre-placement health assessment and reference check will be conducted prior to making an offer of employment.

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications close COB Friday 31st of August 2018.

PDF description: Forestry Contractor Supervisor - Otways2.pdf

For more info
Contact: Clint Larkins

Applications close: Friday, 31-Aug-2018

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Operations Manager – Harvesting
Company/Location: Ernslaw One Limited

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

The purpose of the position is managing harvesting operations, with responsibilities including production, health & safety, log quality, and value recovery.

Serious consideration will be given to applicants with:

  • A tertiary qualification and/or relevant operations experience;
  • Knowledge of harvesting practices;
  • Ability in managing contractors;
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 and application form are available from

A covering letter, application form, and a CV should be submitted by 4 pm Friday 10th August 2018 to the above email address or to the Harvesting Manager, Ernslaw One Ltd, PO Box 2042, Gisborne 4040.

For more info
Contact: Harvesting Manager
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Health and Safety

Health, Safety and Risk Manager

Company/Location: Tauranga

Job Description:

  • Bay of Plenty based
  • Global Forest Management Business
  • Forestry Sector
Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd (HFM NZ) is a company of scale and complexity. HFM NZ is New Zealand’s largest forest management company. Established in 2004, HFM NZ is continuing to grow and by October will be managing over 235,000 hectares of forest assets with an annual harvest in 2019 of circa 5.8 million m3. HFM NZ is strongly committed to providing a safe working environment and to being good stewards of the environment.

Reporting directly into the General Manager, this role is responsible for the development, implementation and continuous improvement of the risk and H & S strategies, frameworks and policies in line with the latest legislative requirements and company protocols. The Health, Safety and Risk Manager will also lead and maintain the company’s risk-based management systems and registers for HFM NZ and Investment entities.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Oversee all aspects of risk throughout the business with a focus on H & S yet also key focus on environmental, fire, security and operational risk
  • Establish and maintain the Risk Registers and Risk-Based Management Systems across the business working with all levels of senior management
  • Lead the ongoing formulation of H & S Strategy
  • Implement and execute H & S systems strategy to improve H & S culture and performance, including contractor H & S management programs.
  • Prepare and present the quarterly H & S reports for the HSE Committees and Boards
  • Prepare and present the Risk Registers and risk mitigation strategies for the Boards
  • Encourage and engage staff in line with the focus on Health, Safety and Risk and develop a team culture where innovative approaches to work, work place issues, systems and problems are fostered.
The successful candidate will be tertiary qualified in OH & S and be able to demonstrate delivery of Risk and H & S strategy and performance improvement in a comparable senior management role. You will take an innovative approach to organizational improvement and change while always striving for efficiency and effectiveness of business processes.

This is a unique opportunity based in the Bay of Plenty within a highly successful and close-knit business. To find out more, please contact Kiri Burney at Ryan + Alexander Ltd on +64 021 505252

For more info
Contact: Bernadette Ryan-Hopkins
Phone: +64 027 8397683
mobile: +64 027 8397683

Applications close: Thursday, 16-Aug-2018

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Health & Safety & HR Manager

Job Description:
We have a client looking for a senior office person with experience in both Health & Safety and HR management to support a Tokoroa based group of companies involved in Logging operations.

Operating as part of the office team, you will need:

  • Prior experience in similar roles, with understanding of the legislative compliance required
  • Willingness to assist others in the office when required
  • Full drivers license
Key Responsibilities:
  • Maintaining & managing the administration of health & safety practices
  • Managing the company’s HR function, including employment and training records, staff inductions, drug testing and disciplinary processes
  • Payroll administration and reconciliations, using Ace Payroll and filing monthly PAYE returns
In return they offer:
  • Competitive renumeration package
  • Well supported office environment, amongst a friendly team
  • On-going training opportunities to support the role and your personal development.
Apply direct and in confidence to by Friday 27th July.

Full job description available on request.

For more info
Contact: Apply
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Marketing and Sales

Customer Relationship Manager
Company/Location: OFO Plantations, Mt Gambier, South Australia

Job Description:
The Customer Relationship Manager is accountable for both domestic and export customer relations and business improvement strategies.

We are looking for a candidate with strong interpersonal skills.

This is a new role created to focus primarily on the customer needs and the expectation is to manage the stability of long term customer relationships understanding the supply chain demands and restrictions. You will be mandated to ensure all stakeholders have appropriate sales performance reporting, dashboards and analytics to identify any inefficiencies that require sustainable solutions.

This role offers a very attractive salary accompanied with relocation costs.

For more info
Contact: Steve Kitto
Phone: +61 03 86148214
mobile: +61 0417604400

Applications close: Friday, 17-Aug-2018

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Fitter and Turner
Company/Location: RHT Sawmills

Job Description:
We require an experienced Fitter and Turner for our Te Kuiti sawmill, which has been in operation for more than 60 years.

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Relevant experience in lubrication, hydraulics, rolling elements, bearings and pneumatics
  • Knowledge of and applicable skills in plant maintenance , repair and installation of equipment
  • Ability to read technical specifications
Duties (including but not limited to)
  • Carries out scheduled inspections and work
  • Fixes faults as planned and identified
  • Ensures that the correct spares, tools and equipment are available for planned work
  • Liaises with production crews concerning faults, malfunctions, etc.
  • Maintains sound safety practices
This is a full time position with remuneration based on experience and skills.

For more info
Contact: Thomas Kereopa
Phone: +64 07 8781000
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Log Optimisation Plant Manager
Company/Location: Hikurangi Forest Farms - Tairāwhiti Gisborne NZ

Job Description:
The Company
Hikurangi Forest Farms (HFF) manages 30,000ha of FSC certified pine plantations located within a 100km radius of their new office in Gisborne. 91% of the estate is freehold and most of the crop has been pruned to a very high standard. HFF has recently invested in a log optimising plant to increase the productivity, value, safety and environmental performance of our operations. As an organisation HFF has a long-term view and has consistently pruned and harvested through the highs and lows of the export market.

The Location
Gisborne is a well serviced, sunny region with easy access to both safe family beaches and renowned surf breaks. Gisborne has many good day-care’s, schools and a well serviced hospital, as well as plenty of active sports groups and a great community feel. Hunting and fishing opportunities are abundant in the Gisborne region and with access to freehold forests there’s lots to explore.

The Position
HFF currently has an opening available for a Log Optimisation Plant Manager. Reporting to the General Manager, the Log Optimisation Plant Manager will be responsible for leading a team of ten staff as well as log handling and plant maintenance contractors to ensure the successful operation of the Log Optimisation Plant. With oversite of the entire Log Optimisation Plant site the successful applicant will be responsible for cost control, production, quality and value recovery. Though already commissioned there remains abundant opportunity for you to put your stamp on this high tech, high potential facility. One of only three such plants in New Zealand and with a target to process HFF’s entire 800,000t p.a. cut, the log optimisation plant and its manager are a vital link in our supply chain. This is reflected in the influence the Log Optimisation Plant Manager can have beyond the boundaries of the plant.

The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with experience in people and contractor management as well as mechanical aptitude and a strong drive to succeed. Overseas applicants are encouraged provided their application adequately describes their eligibility to work in New Zealand.

To apply or for more information please contact Ian Brown on +64 021 883 073 or by email to Applications close Sunday 23rd July 2018.

For more info
Contact: Ian Brown
mobile: +64 021 883 073
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Group Manager Environment, Forestry & Wood Manufacturing
Company/Location: Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology - Rotorua - Bay of Plenty

Job Description:

  • Salary/Wages: $100,000 to $115,000 per annum
  • Full-time, Permanent
  • Faculty of Primary Industries, Science & Environment
We are seeking a candidate who can lead the diverse Environment, Forestry and Wood Manufacturing portfolio. The Group Manager is a key member of the Faculty Management Team and is responsible for leading staff and managing the development, design and delivery of a cohesive training programme and research activities to meet the needs of the region. Supported by a capable operations officer and admin team, the Group Manager will encounter a wide range of day-to-day and strategic opportunities with no two days the same.

With Programme Managers reporting to the Group Manager, this person will be a high performing people-orientated individual who demonstrates management and team leadership capabilities and exemplifies the Institute’s Values and Leadership Principles with excellence in people engagement and communication skills.

This role will primarily be based at the scenic Waipa campus, situated in a forested area a few minutes outside Rotorua. The Group Manager will be required to work across all campuses.

For further information for this role please visit -

PDF description: Group Manager - Environment, Forestry & Wood Manufacturing.JD.pdf

For more info
Contact: Letitia Rogers
Phone: +64 07 5578985

Applications close: Wednesday, 8-Aug-2018

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Head Rig and Edger Operators

Company/Location: Max Birt Sawmills

Job Description:

  • New Positions
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, Edgerand End Trimmer complete with Acoustic grading feeding onto a round table.

Due to the 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.

For more info
Contact: John McNamara
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Wood Transport/Logistics

Log Truck Dispatcher
Company/Location: Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd - Napier

Job Description:
Pan Pac Forest Products Limited is a fully integrated forestry company operating a Pulpmill, Sawmill and Drymill with value adding plant and is the largest forest manager and wood purchaser in Hawke's Bay. We are also one of the largest employers in the region and we enjoy a reputation as a great place to work.

We are looking for an experienced Log Truck Dispatcher to join our dispatch team and take responsibility for the safe and efficient and environmentally acceptable scheduling of log trucks to meet the daily planned wood flow requirements of harvest crews and customers. Your resources to do this currently number 88 log trucks and 135 drivers and you will work closely with internal and external customers to ensure weekly supply targets are consistently met. It's a very busy job.

The ideal candidate will be a confident and self-motivated dispatcher and will have:

  • Demonstrated planning and organising experience
  • Sound judgement and an eye for detail
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and quickly develop strong working relationships with a variety of people
  • Great communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a small dynamic team
  • Sound ability with monitoring software such as MT Data and WSX or similar
Experience in the forestry industry particularly within woodflow and logistics, would be preferable, but is not essential.

If this position is of interest to you we would love to hear from you.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 4250153.

Applications close 23 July 2018

For more info
Contact: Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd

Applications close: Monday, 23-Jul-2018

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