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Forest Management

Harvesting Supervisor

Company/Location: Tasman Forest Management, Nelson

Jobs Description:
Tasman Forest Management Ltd (TFM) provides forest and harvesting management services in the Nelson and Marlborough region. We currently manage approximately 8,000 ha of forest for a range of clients in this region. TFM is part of the Forest Management Group. The group is made up of three companies:

  • Forest Management Ltd (FML) – Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago, Westland and Southland.
  • Tasman Forest Management Ltd (TFM) – Nelson, Marlborough
  • Forest Management (NI) Ltd (FMNI) - Hawkes Bay, Southern North Island
Between the three companies we harvest over 950,000 tonnes per annum.

We are looking to appoint a Harvesting Supervisor in the Nelson Region. This role will involve:
  • Harvest Planning
  • Supervising harvesting and earthworks
  • Assisting with Procurement
  • Health and Safety Compliance and Auditing
  • Monitoring Best Practise performance and environmental compliance
You will ideally have the following attributes:
  • Relevant experience and or qualifications
  • Sound computer skills
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Enthusiasm and Energy
A competitive remuneration package will be offered based on experience and qualifications.

To apply please forward your covering letter and CV to Craig McMiken, Nelson Manager – Tasman Forest Management Ltd, Unit 8, 66-68 Aranui Road, Mapua, Nelson 7005 craig@tasmanforest.co.nz before Wednesday 31st January 2018.

For more info
Contact: Craig McMiken
E-mail: craig@tasmanforest.co.nz
Phone: +64 (0)3 540 3177
mobile: +64 (0)27 277 4001

Applications close: Wednesday, 31-Jan-2018

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Forest Manager – Southwood Export Ltd
Company/Location: Invercargill - Southland

Jobs Description:
Southwood Export Ltd is a forest owner/manager/processor based at Awarua, 10km south of Invercargill. It owns/manages 12,500 hectares of Eucalyptus Plantations spread across Southland and South Otago, planted 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.
All forests are scheduled for replanting following harvesting.

The company’s business revolves principally around hardwoods (mainly Eucalyptus nitens) currently utilized for fibre, but with the opportunity to diversify the regime to produce other products and research towards that end is current.

The position involves responsibility for the direct planning, management and supervision of the company’s forestry activities. The forest manager will oversee a small team of staff covering establishment, harvesting, R&D.

We are looking for a person with;

  • enthusiasm, self-motivation and good work ethics.
  • a strong focus and commitment to Health and Safety in an alcohol & drug free workplace is mandatory
  • extensive knowledge of forest growing & harvesting, experience with eucalypts will be an advantage
  • proven & successful background in forest planning, operational organization and management
  • an ability to communicate effectively with local government bodies, industry and the wider public generally
  • excellent interpersonal / communications and people management skills
  • an unbiased attitude to ethnic diversity
  • good health and be physically active
  • computer literacy is mandatory experience with GIS an advantage

For more info
Contact: Graeme Manley
E-mail: gmanley@southwood.co.nz
Phone: +64 03 218 2073
mobile: +64 0292 327 895

Applications close: Tuesday, 22-Jan-2019

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Forestry Harvesting

Harvesting Forester OneFortyOne Plantations

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Plantations - Mt Gambier

Jobs Description:
OneFortyOne Plantations is well recognised as a leading forest grower in Australia. A progressive company, we combine 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. We recently announced our intention to vertically integrate through the proposed acquisition of the region’s largest timber mill. Operationally we 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. Our contractors are progressive and we work closely with them to bring the benefits of partnerships and technological best practice.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced Harvesting Forester to join us. You will be accountable for the co-ordination of plantation harvesting activities in a manner consistent with long term objectives, customer needs and maintaining high workplace health, safety and environmental standards.

The successful candidate will have experience in harvesting activities and associated technology and be willing to form strong working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. You will be able to work autonomously and collaboratively within a small team. You will need to have an appropriate qualification or comparative industry experience along with effective 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.

You can learn more about OneFortyOne Plantations by visiting onefortyone.com

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

For more info
Contact: Linda Maddern
E-mail: lmaddern@onefortyone.com
Phone: +61 08 87242700
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Operations Manager

Company/Location: PF Olsen, Whanganui

Jobs Description:
PF Olsen is growing! Our business is prospering and company growth has seen staff numbers increase in recent years as we continue to meet strengthening customer demand. PF Olsen Ltd has over 46 years’ forestry services experience with offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. We are customer focused and our key purpose is to maximize value for forest owners through all aspects of forest management, from planting through to harvesting and marketing, while managing commercial and statutory risks. It’s important to us that we remain leaders in the field when it comes to our work processes and health & safety and environmental systems and we are currently seeking to add an experienced and motivated Operations Manager to join our busy Whanganui team.

Duties will include:

  • Best practice management of health, safety and the environment
  • Managing a team of Harvest and Forest Managers and Supervisors
  • Training and mentoring new staff in best practices
  • Support business growth initiatives
  • Client management and reporting
  • Management of harvesting and forestry operations to a high level of performance
  • Road engineering and harvest planning
To be successful you will already have:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry
  • Proven track-record, with 5 or more years’ experience in Harvest Management
  • Harvest planning and roading experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • Career progression
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package
PF Olsen is a drug-free work place and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

For a job description or to apply for this position, please email your CV and cover letter before January 8th 2018 to tachina.walsh@pfolsen.com

For further information regarding this position please contact Richard Cook ph +64 (0)29 773 1904

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

For more info
Contact: Tachina Walsh
E-mail: tachina.walsh@pfolsen.com

Applications close: Monday, 8-Jan-2018

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Harvest Manager

Company/Location: PF Olsen, Christchurch

Jobs Description:
With over 46 years' successful experience, PF Olsen Ltd has offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. We’re customer focused and our key purpose is to maximise value for forest owners through all aspects of forest management, from planting through to harvesting and marketing, while managing commercial and statutory risks.

Our business is prospering and company growth has seen staff numbers increase in recent years as we continue to meet strengthening customer demand. It’s important to us that we remain leaders in the field when it comes to our work processes, health & safety and environmental systems so we are currently seeking to add an experienced and motivated Harvest Manager to join our Christchurch team.

Duties will include:

  • Best practice management of health, safety and the environment
  • Managing harvesting crews to a high level of performance
  • Road engineering and harvest planning
  • Client management and reporting
To be successful you will already have:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry or a proven track-record, with 5 or more years’ experience in Harvest Management
  • Harvest planning and roading experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills
In return we offer the successful candidate
  • Career progression
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package
Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

If you would like to join a leading forestry servicing company please email your CV and cover letter to tachina.walsh@pfolsen.com

Applications close 20th December 2017

For more info
Contact: Tachina Walsh
E-mail: tachina.walsh@pfolsen.com

Applications close: Wednesday, 20-Dec-2017

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Cable Hauler Crew x 4 members

Company/Location: ZINDIA LIMITED/Marlborough Sounds

Jobs Description:
Zindia manages over 4000 Hectares of forest in the Marlborough Sounds. We are currently seeking 4 forestry crew members with extensive experience in Cable Hauling over steep country. No equipment required. Excellent package offered along with accommodation and attractive long term benefits. Crew should have a strong safety culture and have excellence in Environmental performance.

For more info
Contact: Suresh Krishnan
E-mail: suresh@zindia.co.nz
Phone: +64 021 02290628
mobile: +64 021 02290628

Applications close: Friday, 19-Jan-2018

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Marketing and Sales

Manager Sales and Innovation

Company/Location: Forest Products Commission

Jobs Description:
Position Number: FPC3120021
Division: Level 7 or 8, New Business and Innovation Division, Business Development and Innovation Branch
Work Type: 5 years Fixed Term Full-time
Location: Kensington or Bunbury, Western Australia

Are you ready for a challenge?
The Forest Products Commission (FPC) is a Statutory Authority and is responsible for managing commercial operations in Western Australia’s native forest and plantation estate. The FPC supplies forest products to local processing industries and export markets. The FPC also provides advice to, and develops policy for, government on issues relating to forest management, products and services.

This newly created role is responsible for identifying, assessing, negotiating, and implementing new commercial opportunities within the Western Australian forest sector on behalf of the Commission. The role will use entrepreneurial and innovative approaches that are focussed on new ways of doing business.

For application instructions or to find out more details about this position, please visit the website www.jobs.wa.gov.au (quote position number FPC3120021). Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the selection criteria in no more than four pages and provide a detailed curriculum vitae.

Position specific information can be obtained by contacting John Tredinnick on +61 8 9363 4619 or +61 0417 952 817.

Applications close 4.00pm (AWST) on 21 December 2017.

For more info
Contact: Forest Products Commission
E-mail: People.Services@fpc.wa.gov.au

Applications close: Thursday, 21-Dec-2017

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Export Operations Specialist
Company/Location: Melbourne Australia

Jobs Description:

  • Melbourne – CBD
  • Competitive remuneration package and benefits
  • Deliver on strategy and business development
The Company
Mitsui Bussan Woodchip Oceania Pty Ltd (MWO) is a business with a long history in Australian woodchip exports. We own and manage plantations, operate woodchip processing and export facilities and trade woodchips from various ports in Australia. MWO is actively pursuing further growth in our export volumes going forward and this appointment is integral to us achieving our goals.

The Role
We have an exciting opportunity for an Export Operations Specialist to support managing and progressing our involvement in the woodchip and round log export businesses. You will:
  • Provide technical advice regarding woodchip and round log export businesses.
  • Provide professional advice and analysis to support our investment strategy.
  • Be responsible for managing and maintaining certification.
  • Support management with new project development activities.
Skills and Experience
Ideally you will be tertiary qualified in Commerce, International Trade, Forestry or another relevant business discipline and have:
  • Commercial experience in a business development/trading role.
  • Experience in the forestry and/or woodchip industry.
  • Woodchip vessel loading knowledge and experience.
  • Project development and management experience.
  • Joint venture management experience.
  • Experience in cross-cultural communication.
Applying
If this sounds like you, please apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter indicating your salary expectations to RecruitmentandResourcingSYDAJ@mitsui.com

Applications close at 5:00pm (AEDT) on Friday 12 January 2018.

For more info
Contact: Lachlan Cook
E-mail: L.Cook@mitsui.com
Phone: +61 (0) 3 9605 8853
mobile: + 61 (0) 417 509 725

Applications close: Friday, 12-Jan-2018

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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Tree Improvement Manager

Jobs Description:
The focus of the RPBC is to increase the competitiveness and profitability of its shareholders, and the New Zealand and Australian commercial forestry sectors. Its operation is centred around an extensive research and breeding programme to improve the genetics and deployment of Radiata pine seeds and seedlings, to generate better returns to forest owners.

The RPBC is currently seeking to employ an experienced quantitative geneticist and tree breeder to lead the Company in the:

  • Development of Radiata pine genetic improvement;
  • Implementation of improved tree breeding and deployment processes.
The Company is positioned at a very exciting point in its development, with significant advancements, such as integrated genomic selection, being pursued which will have major impact on the business of tree breeding. Equally, the Company is poised to improve selection to meet future market demands and to introduce site-based deployment to exploit GxExS. Bringing these developments to full realisation will be one of the key challenges of the Tree Improvement Manager.

The successful candidate will have:
  • Relevant experience as a quantitative geneticist and tree breeder;
  • Advanced statistical and computational skills, including familiarity in the application of ASReml-R;
  • Experience, preferably in coniferous tree breeding, and have had broad interaction both with researchers and the industry;
  • Technical skills and knowledge both in quantitative genetics and molecular genetics (genomics in particular);
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain multi-party teams;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Good planning, organisational, and data management skills.
There is some flexibility with respect to where the Tree Improvement Manager is ultimately located.

Applications close 5.00pm, Friday 12th January 2018.

For more information and a job description, please contact Helen Kessels.

For more info
Contact: Helen Kessels
E-mail: helen.kessels@rpbc.co.nz
Phone: +64 7 921 3208
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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Design/Detail Draftperson

Company/Location: A.E.Gibson and Sons

Jobs Description:
A.E.Gibson and Sons is a family owned business based in Kendall on the Mid North Coast of NSW with a proud history of servicing the Timber Industry for over 100 years.

Primarily we are an engineering company manufacturing machinery, installation and service to the Timber Industry including General Engineering and in recent years, Structural Engineering to compliment and expand the core business.

We have approximately 30 loyal and dedicated staff on hand to service Australia wide including exports to NZ, Fiji and New Guinea.

A.E. Gibson and Sons are offering two permanent positions within our expanding drawing office. One is the role of Design Draftsman and the other is the role of Detail Draftsman. For the purpose of this ad, the responsibilities and requirements will read the same, we acknowledge the difference in training, skill and experience between the two roles

Responsibilities for the role include:

  • Proven design and detail drawings for production
  • Provide input through design, construction, commission, trouble shooting and maintenance phases.
  • Site visits when required for measure up and installation supervision.
Requirements of this role include:
  • Strong Autocad/Inventor skills
  • Preferable Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with trade background.
  • Competent Mechanical Designer/Detailer with appropriate experience to design/detail machinery for the Timber Industry.
  • Team player with good communication skills.
  • Efficient time management to produce drawings.
  • Willingness to relocate to the Mid North Coast if selected.
The successful applicants will be welcomed to the team and renumerated commensurate to their respective qualification and experience.

For additional information or submission of resume please contact David Gibson details below.

For more info
Contact: David Gibson
E-mail: store@aegibsonman.com.au
Phone: +61 (0)2 6559 4001
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Sales Manager

Company/Location: A.E. Gibson and Sons

Jobs Description:
A.E. Gibson and Sons is a family owned business based in Kendall on the Mid North Coast of NSW with a proud history of servicing the Timber Industry for over 100 years.

Primarily we are an engineering company manufacturing machinery, installation and service to the Timber Industry including General Engineering and in recent years, Structural Engineering to compliment and expand the core business.

We have approximately 30 loyal and dedicated staff on hand to service Australia wide including exports to NZ, Fiji and New Guinea.

A.E. Gibson and Sons are seeking to fill the permanent and full time position of Sales Manager.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Account management of existing customer base and active exploration of new sales opportunities.
  • Timely preparation, submission and follow up of all proposals and quotations.
  • Active member of senior management team working hand in hand with Production and Design to achieve timely delivery and customer satisfaction.
  • Monthly activity reporting
  • Promotion of business through digital advertising, high profile and industry networking both home and abroad.
  • Forge strategic alliances.
Requirements of this role include:
  • Team player
  • Proven sales experience with an Engineering background.
  • Timber industry experience is a definite advantage
  • Computer, communication and negotiation skills all essential
  • Willingness to travel
The successful applicant will be welcomed as a valuable employee and renumerated with a competitive salary and vehicle.

For additional information or submission of resume please contact LIZ Vanderent details below.

For more info
Contact: LIZ Vanderent
E-mail: liz@aegibsonman.com.au
Phone: +61 (0)2 6559 4001
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