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Project Build Manager
Company/Location: Timberlink/Tarpeena

Job Description:
Timberlink Australia is a leading edge international producer of softwood timber products for both domestic and export markets. Timberlink has grown to become a modern, multi-country business that employs almost 550 people, delivering scale and flexibility. Our focus is on growing value not volume. Our strategy for success isn’t complicated; we continue to build a professional, high performing, customer focused business.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective implementation of our $85 million upgrade project, including but not limited to, directing and leading the project team to ensure the effective running of the project to meet relevant targets in line with the site business plan.

You will work as a key member of the project leadership group, leading in all areas of safety and compliance, with a key focus on achieving the project upgrade elements on time, on budget and to the equipment design capacity plan.

With the $85 million capital improvement project about to begin, this thriving facility will continue to evolve, becoming one of the most modern sawmilling manufacturing facilities in Australia – a simply amazing time to join the Timberlink family and showcase your outstanding manufacturing and leading capabilities.

This permanent, full time position reports directly to the Program Manager and is located at our prestigious saw mill in Tarpeena – conveniently located in wine country, 20 minutes out of Mount Gambier – an amazing opportunity to enjoy the perfect work/life balance.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the full end to end implementation of the $85 million upgrade
  • Look for opportunities across the site to improve value and take out costs
  • Meet with key operational persons on a regular basis to provide updates and progress on the project
  • Manage suppliers and other service providers
  • Actively coach teams to problem solve plant issues
  • Actively promote a safe working culture.
Qualifications and qualities, you will bring to Timberlink:
  • Minimum 5 years’ Project Management experience in a manufacturing or similar environment
  • Diploma or other qualification in Project Management
  • Highly Analytical
  • High Interpersonal skills
  • Proven leadership and management skills
  • Proven to satisfactorily drive cultural change
  • Understand, manage and motivate others to KPI’s

    PDF description: Pos Description- Project Build Manager.pdf

    For more info
    Contact: Ben Stow
    E-mail: bstow@timberlinkaustralia.com.au
    Phone: +61 (0)3 9212 7427
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Forest Investment

Associate Director, Investments

Company/Location: New Forests, Sydney, Australia

Job Description:
New Forests is a real assets investment manager offering leading edge strategies in forestry, land management, and conservation.

Founded in 2005, we offer institutional investors dedicated investment strategies in Australia‐New Zealand, the US, and Southeast Asia and have almost AUD 5 billion in assets under management.

New Forests is offering a great opportunity for a qualified candidate to undertake the role of Associate Director, Investments. As part of the Sydney based Investments team, you will be responsible for the origination and execution of investment transactions, in accordance with fund mandates and company strategy, on behalf of New Forests’ investment funds in ANZ.

We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications/experience:

  • Relevant degree or qualifications
  • 7+ previous experience with real asset Investments (or similar)
  • Strong track record for delivering investment transactions, preferably within the forestry, agriculture and natural resources asset classes
  • Experience with fiduciary responsibility and governance issues
  • Established networks, or ability to develop industry networks and strong relationships, to identify and develop innovative investment opportunities
  • Ability to contribute to collective problem solving, drawing on available company resources, as required
  • Experience with financial modelling, tax and accounting issues, preferably applied to a commercial setting
  • Experience, and/or knowledge of, institutional funds management issues, preferable
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate with people in a variety of positions
  • Must be a team player, who works well under pressure and deadlines
  • An ability to work independently and take ownership of role, whilst supporting the wider team
  • A strong interest in sustainability and environmental issues
  • A willingness to travel

    For more info
    Contact: Careers
    E-mail: careers@newforests.com.au

    Applications close: Tuesday, 26-Mar-2019

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Forest Management

Planning Forester - OneFortyOne

Company/Location: Mt Gambier, South Australia

Job Description:
Does the idea of being able to shape the future appeal to you?
OFO is looking for a Planning Forester to be part of a newly established Planning and Compliance team, embedded in the Resource and Planning Group, based in the Green Triangle.

Key elements of this role are accountability for scheduling and planning forest operations (establishment, silviculture, harvesting) and partnering with key stakeholders, both internal and external, to ensure effective information sharing, cooperation and engagement throughout the preparation and execution of operation plans. In addition, the role will assume responsibility for one or more specialist areas, such as harvest scheduling using Remsoft Scheduler, operations analytics, improvement projects and certification processes.

We are looking for a team player with knowledge and aptitude for operational forest planning. You understand the importance of planning and the importance of tracking operational outcomes. You can demonstrate that you are able to establish effective working relationships with internal business partners and contractors. You are attracted to a fast-paced job with multiple concurrent tasks. Is this you?

Our working environment is open, interesting and our staff diverse. We are passionate about safety and we support our employees to develop and grow.

This role is based in the thriving regional hub of Mt Gambier, South Australia’s second largest city, located halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide, in the heart of the Limestone Coast. Offering all the major services and facilities that are provided in a capital city, but with the major plus of a relaxed and friendly community lifestyle.

Position Contacts:
For enquiries regarding the role, phone Janeth Mackenzie, Manager Planning and Compliance on +61 (0)417 978 547.

Requests for Position Descriptions and application submissions to Candice Fennell, Candice.Fennell@onefortyone.com

For more info
Contact: Candice Fennell
E-mail: candice.fennell@onefortyone.com
mobile: +61 (0)417 726 014

Applications close: Friday, 22-Mar-2019

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Lead Forester - Fraser Coast North

Company/Location: HQPlantations Pty Ltd - Tuan

Job Description:
HQPlantations sustainably manages 340,000 hectares of forest throughout the state of Queensland including softwood and hardwood plantations. These plantations produce up to of 2.5 million cubic metres of logs annually that support both domestic and export industries.

HQPlantations is committed to providing a safe and rewarding work environment within which our staff are encouraged to take responsibility and exercise leadership.

We are currently seeking a Lead Forester for our Fraser Coast North team with the position to be based at our Tuan office.

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering frontline coordination of silvicultural activities for the Fraser Coast North area, and the provision of professional advice and support to management whilst ensuring HQPlantations commercial, safety and stewardship requirements are met.

Further information can be found under the ‘Our business’ tab on our website www.hqplantations.com.au

Applicants are asked to submit a copy of their current resumé to HR@hqplantations.com.au with a brief response (no more than 2 pages) as to how they will meet the position responsibilities.

PDF description: 1097_Lead_Forester11.pdf

For more info
Contact: People and Safety
E-mail: HR@hqplantations.com.au
Phone: +61 (0)7 3882 8271

Applications close: Friday, 29-Mar-2019

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Lead Forester - Roading

Company/Location: HQPlantations Pty Ltd - Toolara

Job Description:
HQPlantations sustainably manages 340,000 hectares of forest throughout the state of Queensland including softwood and hardwood plantations. These plantations produce up to of 2.5 million cubic metres of logs annually that support both domestic and export industries.

HQPlantations is committed to providing a safe and rewarding work environment within which our staff are encouraged to take responsibility and exercise leadership.

We are currently seeking a Lead Forester for our Coastal Roading team with the position to be based at our Toolara office.

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering frontline coordination of roading activities for the Coastal Region, and the provision of professional advice and support to management whilst ensuring HQPlantations commercial, safety and stewardship requirements are met.

Further information can be found under the ‘Our business’ tab on our website www.hqplantations.com.au

Applicants are asked to submit a copy of their current resumé to HR@hqplantations.com.au with a brief response (no more than 2 pages) as to how they will meet the position responsibilities.

PDF description: 1031_Lead_Forester1.pdf

For more info
Contact: People and Safety
E-mail: HR@hqplantations.com.au
Phone: +61 (0)7 3882 8271

Applications close: Friday, 29-Mar-2019

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District Manager - North Queensland

Company/Location: HQPlantations Pty Ltd - Ingham

Job Description:
HQPlantations sustainably manages 340,000 hectares of forest throughout the state of Queensland including softwood and hardwood plantations. These plantations produce up to of 2.5 million cubic metres of logs annually that support both domestic and export industries.

HQPlantations is committed to providing a safe and rewarding work environment within which our staff are encouraged to take responsibility and exercise leadership.

We are currently seeking a District Manager for our North Queensland district with the position to be based at our Ingham office.

The successful candidate will provide value driven leadership in the management and delivery of silviculture, protection, custodial, harvesting and roading programs for North Queensland and drive cultural change in line with our corporate values and safe work behaviour whilst supporting the achievement of HQPlantations strategic goals.

Further information can be found under the ‘Our business’ tab on our website www.hqplantations.com.au

Applicants are asked to submit a copy of their current resumé to HR@hqplantations.com.au with a brief response (no more than 2 pages) as to how they will meet the position responsibilities.

PDF description: 1182_District_Manager_North_Queensland.pdf

For more info
Contact: People and Safety
E-mail: HR@hqplantations.com.au
Phone: +61 (0)7 3882 8271

Applications close: Friday, 29-Mar-2019

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Woodflow Coordinator - 2 Positions

Company/Location: HQPlantations Pty Ltd - Coastal/Inland

Job Description:

  • Inland Region (Imbil or Blackbutt)
  • Coastal Region (Toolara or Beerburrum)
HQPlantations sustainably manages 340,000 hectares of forest throughout the state of Queensland including softwood and hardwood plantations. These plantations produce up to of 2.5 million cubic metres of logs annually that support both domestic and export industries.

HQPlantations is committed to providing a safe and rewarding work environment within which our staff are encouraged to take responsibility and exercise leadership.

We are currently seeking 2 suitably qualified and experienced Woodflow Coordinators to be based in our Inland and Coastal Regions respectively. These new positions are to be based at either Imbil or Blackbutt office for the Inland Region, or Toolara or Beerburrum office for the Coastal Region.

The successful candidates will be responsible for delivering frontline coordination of woodflows to match harvest and haulage tasks with customer orders across the respective Region whilst optimising returns and supporting the achievement of HQPlantations strategic goals ensuring that commercial, safety and stewardship requirements are met.

Further information can be found under the ‘Our business’ tab on our website www.hqplantations.com.au

Applicants are asked to submit a copy of their current resumé, location preference and a brief response (no more than 2 pages) as to how they will meet the position responsibilities to HR@hqplantations.com.au

PDF description: 1265_Woodflow_Coordinator.pdf

For more info
Contact: People and Safety
E-mail: HR@hqplantations.com.au
Phone: +61 (0)7 3882 8271

Applications close: Friday, 29-Mar-2019

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Project Officer New Business
Company/Location: Forest Products Commission, Perth or Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia

Job Description:
This is a fixed-term full-time position at 1.0FTE until January 2020 with the possibility of extension.

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.

We are looking for a confident Project Officer to manage medium scale projects and new business opportunities within the Native Forest space. Reporting to the Project Manager this role will contribute to all phases of project lifecycles. It will take the lead role in the development of project plans and schedules, monitoring and reporting on key deliverables and working with stakeholders to achieve planned outcomes.

Two key projects the Project Officer will be accountable for managing effectively are the South West Native Forest Biomass Project and associated research; and the South West Native Forest Industry Transformation Project.

Experience within the forestry or agriculture sector is desirable, however applications are encouraged from all sectors.

Applicants are asked to provide a comprehensive CV and cover letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining your project management and communication / stakeholder engagement skills as they relate to this position. The Job Description Form outlines the full duties, outcomes and essential criteria for the role. In addition to the two criteria noted above, the remaining criteria will be assessed throughout the selection process.

You must hold and retain a current driver’s license as travel will be required.

For more information and to apply online please visit:
https://search.jobs.wa.gov.au/page.php?pageID=160&windowUID=0&AdvertID=233600

Applications close:Tuesday, 26-March-2019 at 5pm

For more info
Contact: Campbell Sanderson
E-mail: Campbell.sanderson@fpc.wa.gov.au
Phone: +61 (08) 9363 4606

Applications close: Tuesday, 26-Mar-2019

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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 across Victoria.

People successful at HVP are self-motivated and thrive working in a small team within 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 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. Ideally they will have experience in the forest industry and 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 Tom Schraenkler on +61 (0)3 5122 0636. Applications should be sent to jobs@hvp.com.au

Applications close Friday 29 March 2019.

For more info
Contact: Tom Schraenkler
E-mail: jobs@hvp.com.au
Phone: +61 (0)3 5122 0636
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Infield Chipping Harvest Supervisor & Harvest Machine Operators

Company/Location: Plantation Management Partners

Job Description:
Plantation Management Partners is an innovative forest plantation company with branches throughout South East Asia and Australia. PMP is a 100% owned subsidiary of Midway limited, Australia’s leading high quality woodchip export company.

2019 has an increase in production and requires exceptional people to join our dedicated team.

PMP currently exports plantation hardwood, chip and logs to China and Japan from the Tiwi Islands. The successful candidate will join the team working alongside workshop, harvesting, haulage, port operations and silviculture.

The successful applicant must be safety and quality focused, competent, reliable and ability to work in a team.

Company Vision
To be the preferred supplier of high quality wood fibre to Asian markets.

Company Values

  • SAFETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND RESPECT
  • PERFORMANCE
  • SUSTAINABILITY
  • COMMUNITY
We operate late model and new Peterson 5000H chippers, Cat and Tigercat Skidders, Cat and Tigercat wheeled and tracked bunchers. The operation runs 24/7 rostered shifts.

Key responsibilities Include:
  • Safety leadership throughout the business
  • Focus on chipper quality and set up
  • People Management including recruitment; induction and training of employees
  • Employee engagement and development
  • Driving production through correct training procedures, mentoring and coaching.
  • Schedule and manage staff and labour to ensure daily / weekly / monthly coverage while ensuring compliance to NT and national and company fatigue management policies
  • Liaise with workshop manager to ensure equipment service schedules are met
  • Working to and helping prepare yearly budgets.
  • Managing trucking schedules and driver hours
The successful candidate will have:
  • Previous team management experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Training and coaching experience
  • Proficient use of the Microsoft Office suite
  • Results and quality orientation
  • Diversity awareness
  • Sound judgement
  • Planning & organisational skills
  • Able to follow procedures & instructions
  • High attention to detail and a strong work ethic
  • Sound knowledge of O H & S
  • Experience with working in infield chipper operations
We are also looking for operators for our infield chipping and Cut to length Pine operations.

With each day presenting new challenges, this role will suit an adaptable, energetic, enthusiastic and committed candidate who is passionate about developing a career within the Forest industry.

In return we offer
  • Equal employment opportunities.
  • Competitive remuneration.
  • Fully catered camp including meals and accommodation.
  • Return flights to the Tiwi Islands from Darwin.
  • Career advancement within large AXS listed company.
  • Opportunities to work at other Midway owned companies through-out the year.
  • Join a motivated team of people who enjoy what they do.
Employment starts in April and roster is flexible dependent on candidate.

For more info
Contact: Paul Walford
E-mail: pwalford@plantationpartners.com.au
Phone: +61 (0)8 8978 3713

Applications close: Saturday, 23-Mar-2019

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Service & Installations Engineer/ Fitter (Solid Timber Woodworking Machinery)
Company/Location: Brisbane, Australia

Job Description:
About Stirling Machinery & Accurate Group
Stirling Machinery is the Capital Woodworking equipment arm to the Accurate Group. It delivers both single machine and project based solutions to the Solid Timber Industry. The existing market for Stirling is currently Australia wide and New Zealand.

The Role
Your demonstrated experience in a Manufacturing and Production environment will be utilised to ensure that machinery down time is minimised – proactive, detailed and organised.

You will work with the Engineers from the manufacturer to ensure the required specifications are met and understood – including spending direct time at the Taiwanese factories.

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who appreciates a small team environment and enjoys a role where “getting it right” REALLY counts.

Your Skills and Attributes

  • Demonstrated experience carrying out machinery repairs and maintenance within manufacturing and production environments with a stable track record.
  • Experience with Solid Timber Woodworking Machining - Moulders, Finger Jointers and Docking Saws will be HIGHLY REGARDED.
  • Formal Fitter Turner trade qualifications will be highly regarded but are not essential.
  • Proven ability to read and interpret technical drawings.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and customer focus.
  • Highly motivated, committed, team focused, honest and reliable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Hydraulics and Pneumatics.
  • Electrical experience – Certified for Test & Tag will be highly regarded.
  • Available to travel overseas, throughout Australia and New Zealand as required with a CURRENT PASSPORT.
  • A current clean Drivers Licence.
What’s on Offer
  • An exceptional opportunity to become an Integral Member of a well-established successful Australian Owned business Group.
  • International and Domestic travel.
  • A competitive salary will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

For more info
Contact: Kim Acworth
E-mail: finders@acworthrecruitment.com.au
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Operational Manager

Job Description:
A long-established Timber Manufacturing company in Mount Gambier are seeking to fill the role of an Operations Manager, with proven capacity to assist in the development, and day to day operations of the business.

Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Managing all aspects of the day to day operations
  • verall supervision of staff
  • Assist in quality controls measures and reports
  • Ensuring production plans are developed that meet both business and market requirements
  • Maintain and develop systems to improve the flow of information throughout the business
  • Troubleshoot and maintain, optimising and maximising equipment issues and use
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and congenial working environment
Requirements:
  • Demonstrate mechanical fitter background or qualification is essential
  • Broad experience across green and dry milling, kilns and boilers maintenance and work scheduling
  • Possess strong communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to take on a hands-on role ‘on the tools’ when required
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
Conditions:
  • The position is Fulltime
  • Salary package for the position is negotiable depending on qualification and experience
Applications will be regarded as strictly confidential.

Applications including resume and covering letter are to be received no later than:
Friday 29 March, 2019 and should be addressed to:
Grace McNally, Gramac Solutions
1a Hedley Street
PO Box 413 Mt Gambier SA 5290
Phone +61 (08) 8724 8577 Fax +61 (08) 8724 8599
Email: info@gramac.com.au

For more info
Contact: Grace McNally, Gramac Solutions
E-mail: info@gramac.com.au

Applications close: Friday, 29-Mar-2019

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Wood Transport/Logistics

Export Logistics Co-ordinator
Company/Location: Pacific Forest Products Australia LP (PFP)

Job Description:
Portland based but regular travel around our other export ports primarily in Tasmania.

This is a position of wide scope dealing with all aspects of log export logistics management from supply to the completion of vessel loading.

The core functions will include quality control management, health and safety monitoring and reporting, log storage management, vessel lotting and manifest monitoring and communication with our various service providers. There will be some liaison with PFP’s various suppliers, however the role is primarily based around port operations and vessel loading.

The ideal applicant will have 2-5 years’ experience in a similar environment. Some level of tertiary education is preferred – preferably a Bachelor of Forestry Science degree or diploma but a high degree of aptitude in the workplace will also be viewed favourably.

This position reports to our Australian Regional Manager - also based in Portland

For more info
Contact: Andy Bell
E-mail: Recruitment@pfpltd.co.nz

Applications close: Friday, 29-Mar-2019

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Forest Management

Forestry Manager- Bulls
Company/Location: Ernslaw One Limited

Job Description:
Here is an exciting opportunity to join Ernslaw One; a dynamic company which owns and manages forests with offices and forest estate throughout New Zealand. Ernslaw has an established reputation as a long-term member of the NZ forest industry and for the support and loyalty it offers to its staff.

The role of Forestry Manager is unique in that it provides a wealth of variety and challenges. Main responsibilities include management of all silviculture activities, stakeholder management and H&S safety leadership over an area of 36,000 ha.

Ernslaw offers the flexibility of self-managing your workload, training opportunities, and a great team representing a variety of strengths. We’re open to diversifying, growing and taking on new ideas. We are looking for the right attitude and an aptitude for learning and creative problem solving.

In our Company you will be free from intensive reporting requirements such as monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, layers of hierarchy, micro management and your initiative will be encouraged.

Serious consideration will be given to applicants with:

  • A strong H&S focus;
  • A tertiary qualification in forestry;
  • Experience/knowledge of forestry activities and successful stakeholder management;
  • 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.

Call Steve Couper on Ph +64 (0)274 954 802 or email forestrymanager@ernslaw.co.nz to discuss the position further and for a copy of the position description and application form. A letter of application with a CV should be submitted by Friday 22 March 2019.

For more info
Contact: Steve Couper
E-mail: forestrymanager@ernslaw.co.nz
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Harvest Manager, Otago

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Dunedin

Job Description:
PF Olsen Ltd has been a leading provider of forestry services for more than 46 years, and we are committed to achieving quality outcomes for our clients. With offices throughout New Zealand and Australia, we are customer focused with our key purpose 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 is important to us that we remain leaders in the field when it comes to our work processes, health & safety and environmental systems.

If you are motivated, enthusiastic and would like to help us to shape the future of the forestry industry, then apply to join our small but vibrant Dunedin based 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 (preferable)
  • 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 27th March 2019 to Tachina.Walsh@pfolsen.com

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

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

Applications close: Wednesday, 27-Mar-2019

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Risk and Assurance Manager

Company/Location: Hancock Forest Management (NZ) Ltd

Job Description:
Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd (HFM NZ) was established in 2004 to protect and manage the forest assets owned by the Hancock Natural Resource Group’s investment clients. These institutional investors own 235,000 hectares of plantation forests producing an annual harvest volume of almost 6 million m3 Providing a safe workplace for its 100 employees and 70 contractors and their staff and managing all operations to ensure excellence in environmental outcomes are HFM NZ’s highest priorities.

The Risk and Assurance Manager role has been established to research and review current and emerging issues and risks in relation to harm to individuals, damage to the environment and any other issues or risks which could result in business disruption, business value or damage to the company’s reputation. The Manager will work closely with HFM NZ health and safety, environment, forestry, operations, finance and human resource functional managers to evaluate risks and recommend strategies to eliminate or otherwise minimise these risks.

The following key responsibilities will form the foundation of the Risk and Assurance Manager role.

  • Maintain Corporate Risk Registers for HFM NZ and each of the client-owned investment entities to:
    • i.Identify areas of significant risk to the Company and innovate and put forward proposals to eliminate or otherwise minimize the risks
    • ii.Validate the effectiveness of controls for all risk mitigation strategies
    • iii.Assess the Company's compliance with applicable laws and associated regulations;
    • iv.Measure the Company's effectiveness in discharging its health, safety and environmental management duties.
The stewardship of people and the environment is HFM NZ’s highest priority and as such will be a significant focus of this role. The Risk & Assurance Manager will work with the Health and Safety and Environmental functional specialists and all operational teams to ensure HFM NZ’s workplaces are safe and their environmental outcomes outstanding.

The business seeks experienced risk practitioners who can confidently advise the business on all risk matters. They desire someone with an enquiring mind and a tenacity to never be afraid to ask “why” or “is there a better way”. There will be times when this role will need to challenge stakeholders constructively to influence so that boundaries can be pushed and better outcomes delivered.

If you are a stickler for detail, yet enjoy applying your critical thinking to the bigger, strategic picture this role could be for you. If you’re motivated and like to drive continuous improvement and have a desire to make a real difference with New Zealand’s forestry sector, we’d like to hear from you.

To find out more, please contact Kiri Burney at Ryan + Alexander Ltd on +64 021505252 or kiri@ryanandalexander.co.nz

PDF description: Risk and Assurance Manager JD Final 4 March 2019.pdf

For more info
Contact: Kiri Burney, Ryan + Alexander Ltd
E-mail: kiri@ryanandalexander.co.nz
mobile: +64 021505252

Applications close: Friday, 29-Mar-2019

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Harvesting & Distribution Manager

Company/Location: Hancock Forest Management (NZ) Ltd, Whangarei

Job Description:
Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd (HFM NZ) was established in 2004 to protect and manage the forest assets owned by the Hancock Natural Resource Group’s investment clients. These institutional investors own 235,000 hectares of plantation forests producing an annual harvest volume of almost 6 million m3. Providing a safe workplace for its employees and contractors and their staff and managing all operations to ensure excellence in environmental outcomes are HFM NZ’s highest priorities.

Our dispersed Northern Region amounts to 40,950 hectares in total, ranging from Woodhill Forest in the south to Te Kao in the north and has a current harvest of 1.2 million m3 of which 60% is hauler volume.

Based in Whangarei and reporting to the Northern Area Manager, the Harvesting & Distribution Manager oversees all aspects of our harvesting and distribution functions within the region so that maximum stumpage returns are generated.

Key success areas include:

  • Maintaining the safety of our people and stewardship of the local environment by ensuring operations are undertaken in compliance with legislative requirements, certification programmes and our own best practise systems
  • Engagement of contractors and suppliers and regular evaluation of their performance delivery
  • Management of annual and interim budget and forecasting processes
  • Staff management, mentoring and development
We’re seeking a senior forestry professional with strong business acumen skills and proven relationship and contract management experience, ideally in the field of harvesting and log transport operations. The successful applicant will have demonstrated previous ability in analysis and decision making and a focus on continuous improvement. Above all else, an unwavering commitment to delivering the highest health, safety and environmental standards is a must.

In return HFM NZ will offer a highly competitive remuneration package including base salary and annual target bonus. As well, we provide a suite of benefits including health insurance, trauma, income protection and life insurance, additional KiwiSaver contributions and long service leave. We also offer generous financial support for formal external tuition to ensure our employees can learn and grow while working with us.

For a copy of the role outline visit our website www.hfm.nz Please send applications in the form of a cover letter and CV to our Human Resources Team at hfmnzcareers@hnrg.com by Thursday 21 March 2019.

PDF description: Harvesting & Distribution Manager JD Final March 20191.pdf

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

Applications close: Thursday, 21-Mar-2019

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GIS Analyst
Company/Location: Interpine Group Ltd (Interpine)

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

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

As the successful candidate you will work across the organisation and with external clients.
Key tasks include:

  • Maintaining and creating GIS records.
  • Map layouts and views.
  • Generating maps and reports, processing and analyzing datasets derived from satellite and UAV.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • A relevant science, forestry, geography, GIS information technology tertiary degree or equivalent knowledge.
  • Minimum of 3 years practical experience in GIS mapping applications, ideally in forestry and image interpretation.
  • Sound knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal skills and English
  • Electronic Field –based data collection systems, GPS, Microsoft Office 365
Preferred skills and knowledge:
  • ATLAS GeoMaster or other forest management systems
  • ESRI ArcPro, ArcGIS Online, Survey123 and ArcCollector
  • UAV technology or interest to learn.
We offer a competitive salary, on-going training and development and a high level of technical expertise. The role will require you to work independently and as part of a wider team from our Rotorua office with some travel within New Zealand. Applications for this position must hold a Full drivers license and have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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

Don’t miss this opportunity to join our Rotorua team in this new role.
Send your CV and cover letter to admin@interpine.co.nz

Applications close 25th March 2019

For more info
E-mail: admin@interpine.co.nz
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Forestry Manager

Company/Location: Winton, Southland

Job Description:
Craigpine is a long-standing, privately owned processor and exporter of timber based products from renewable plantations in Southland, the company was established in 1923 and is based in Winton.

The business owns a forest estate comprising of six forests of 2,144 hectares of freehold land, this land is situated in the Southand and Otago provinces of New Zealand.

Employing 120 staff, Craigpine is continually upgrading its plant and equipment to encompass modern technologies. It is known for its consistently high quality of sawn timber production, long standing customer relationships, capable and stable workforce all supporting well-established export markets and strong Craigpine brand recognition.

The purpose of this role is to manage the forestry and log trading operations, including the maintenance of Craigpine forestry assets, supply of logs to the sawmill, integrity of log quality, FSC and HSE audit and compliance, while actively supporting and promoting a positive company image and health and safety culture.

Reporting to the CEO, the role requires a high level focus on maintaining effective working relationships with divisional managers and staff, suppliers, customers and business partners to ensure business objectives are met.

Key Attributes and experience

  • A technical forestry qualification or similar would be an advantage.
  • 5-10years proven experience in Forestry Management and Log Trading.
  • Absolute commitment to Health, Safety & Wellbeing
  • Proven ability to consult with and manage relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong organisational skills
This role attracts a role attracts a healthy remuneration package consisting of a base salary and company vehicle; “relocation package negotiable”.

For more info
Contact: P C Manager
E-mail: hr@craigpine.co.nz
Phone: +64 (0)3 2367 533

Applications close: Saturday, 13-Apr-2019

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Forest Manager, Nelson

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Nelson

Job Description:
Take a forward leap in your forestry career with industry leaders, PF Olsen Ltd. Help us to shape the future of the forestry industry and join a company that values its employees and puts health and safety at the forefront of every activity. Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices and holds certificates on behalf of clients for FSC and PEFC.

PF Olsen’s 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 is important to us that we remain leaders in the field when it comes to our work processes, health & safety and environmental systems.

Therefore, if you are an experienced and motivated Forest Manager, a team player with a can-do attitude, then you are who we are looking for to join our team based in the beautiful Nelson region.

Duties will include:

  • Supervising the establishment, tending and maintenance operations in clients’ forests.
  • Best practice management of health, safety and the environment
  • Managing establishment/silviculture crews to a high level of performance
  • Client management and reporting
To be successful you will already have:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry or equivalent experience
  • Proven track-record, with 5 or more years’ experience in Forest Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package
PF Olsen is proud to be 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 27th March 2019 to Tachina.Walsh@pfolsen.com

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

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

Applications close: Wednesday, 27-Mar-2019

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Forestry Harvesting

Harvest Forester

Company/Location: NZ Forestry Limited / Northland Region

Job Description:
We are seeking a motivated forestry professional to join our team based in the winterless north, Whangarei. Home of the best climate, diving & fishing around & close to Auckland.

The ideal candidate is looking to take the next step to broaden their career, get back into the industry after an O.E. or step back into more of a field role after a few years in the office. Working side by side with one of our Directors, your key roles will be management of clients and contractors for both harvesting & silviculture in Northland. If you’ve got experience in one or both & want to work in a fun team, & broaden your skill base to give your career unlimited potential get in touch. We’ve got some great projects on the go & in the wings. Key personal attributes are: Integrity, strong communication skills, the desire to deliver excellence & work in a team environment.

At NZ Forestry we like to have a laugh, you need to have a good sense of humour & enjoy being part of an ambitious yet sociable team.

We demand a professional standard in everything we do, we expect you will lead safety & protect our environment at all times by demonstrating consistency and integrity.

The successful applicant will be offered an attractive remuneration package including salary & work vehicle.

To find out a bit about NZ Forestry visit nzforestry.co.nz

For more information & to apply in confidence contact Jeremy Waldegrave E-mail: jeremy.w@nzforestry.co.nz

Applications close 5pm 25th March

For more info
Contact: Jeremy Waldegrave
E-mail: jeremy.w@nzforestry.co.nz
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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

CNC Machinist/Programmer

Company/Location: Woodspan / New Plymouth

Job Description:
Want to take a key position in being part of an exciting new business for Taranakipine within the rapidly expanding off-site construction market using sustainable, New Zealand made engineered wood products?

Over the past two years we have developed a market opportunity based on delivering parallel laminated timber (PLT) panels to the construction industry. Our first product is a floor and roof panel system; factory ready for direct installation into buildings. We call it Woodspan PLT Panels. www.woodspan.co.nz

Woodspan is looking for a driven team player to lead the set-up and on-going operations of our soon to arrive 6-axis CNC wood processor. This is a hands-on position critical to ensuring all projects meet all our customer’s expectations.

Taranakipine is a producer of engineered timber building products supplying to NZ and international customers.

The role:

  • Project team member for our new Woodspan factory set-up & CNC processor installation
  • Working with Woodspan sales and production; receive customer plans, optimise, then import using CAD/CAM software ready for CNC processing
  • Export plans to CNC processor then operate machine(s) meeting customer order file
  • Responsible for machine(s) maintenance and tooling
  • Responsible for CNC processer cutting strategy optimisation and tooling selection
  • Member of the Woodspan production team
  • Position based in New Plymouth
The person:
  • Self-motivated, accurate, plenty of initiative, and a mechanical aptitude
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to operate CAD/CAM software
  • Understand construction and carpentry shop drawings
  • Previous experience in CNC equipment operating; preferably from frame/truss or joinery industries
  • Experience in working with wood – wood processing or building sectors
To apply for the role or seek further information contact Damon Jacobsen HR/HSE Manager damonJ@taranakipine.co.nz or +64 027 224 9113.

For more info
Contact: Damon Jacobsen
E-mail: damonj@taranakipine.co.nz
Phone: +64 06 755 9776
mobile: +64 027 224 9113
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Sawdoctor

Company/Location: Tenon Clearwood - Taupo

Job Description:
Tenon Clearwood LP produces high grade timber products, predominately for export markets. We are looking for an experienced Sawdoctor to join our Team.

As a Sawdoctor, you will be a team player and a member of a highly skilled team in a large workshop. You must be able to work unsupervised, ideally with experience in a continuous manufacturing environment.

You will have:

  • Bandsaw, Circular saw and Stellite experience
  • CNC experience an advantage but not essential as training will be given
  • Ideally you will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience out of trade
  • A commitment to health and safety
After initial training you will be working on a ‘4 days on, 4 days off’ 12 hour rotating shift roster allowing plenty of time to enjoy family time and pursue the great outdoor opportunities that Taupo has to offer.

In return Tenon can offer you:
  • Relocation assistance
  • Health and Wellbeing Programmes
  • Opportunities for personal growth and development
  • Support from Tenon Employee Education Fund for you and your dependants
To apply, send your CV and cover letter to natalie.eade@tenonclearwood.co.nz

Natalie Eade
HR Advisor
Tenon Clearwood
Private Bag 2004
Taupo

In accordance with the Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace Policy, Tenon is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. As part of the selection process applicants will be required to pass an independently conducted pre-employment drug and medical assessment.

For more info
Contact: Natalie Eade
E-mail: natalie.eade@tenonclearwood.co.nz
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