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Silviculture Operators
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation NSW/TUMUT

Job Description:

  • Two positions (Permanent position and 24 month contract)
  • Located in Tumut
  • Great exposure and variety
Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the economic, environmental and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia. FCNSW adheres to the values of respect, innovation, integrity and wellbeing. For more information about who we are and what we do visit forestrycorporation.com.au

About the Role

As we continue to salvage and re-plant, we are now seeking experienced Silviculture Operators in Tumut, to be part of our extensive plantation establishment program and as we continue to grow sustainable forests.

The Silviculture Operator will undertake forest operations and construction works to required environmental standards for a range of activities including plantation establishment, plantation management, recreation and community access. The role will also operate a variety of plant, vehicles and supervise on site contractors and suppliers in accordance with supervisor instructions or documented guidance.

Additionally, the Silviculture Operator plays an important role in the region’s fire management activities. The successful person will be required to undertake active frontline firefighting duties and be available for afterhours fire standby on a rostered basis.

About You

You will be self-driven, motivated with a keen eye for detail and safety in forestry operations. You will also demonstrate the following skills and experience:
  • Solid and demonstrated experience in all aspects of forest operations including implementing operational plans;
  • A practical understanding of plantation forest management such as site preparation, planting, hazard reduction burning activities and the operational capabilities of roadwork associated machinery;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team and autonomously;
  • Ability to readily recognise an array of dynamic priorities effectively balance them through planning and adjusting activities to meet deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to deal with various stakeholders including staff, contractors, industry, neighbours, government regulators and the community;
  • Good technical skills in map reading, navigation and GPS usage;
  • Qualifications and experience in AQF3 Chemical (herbicide) application would be highly regarded.
  • Qualifications and demonstrated competency in efficient operation of plant (particularly fire tanker, truck, forklift) and equipment (particularly chainsaw);
  • Current Driver’s Licence; A Medium Rigid (MR) or higher capacity license would be highly regarded;
  • Capacity and willingness to undertake fire and fuel management duties, firefighting and extensive travel (mainly driving).
How to Apply

Send a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing how you meet the skills and experience to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au

For further information and a confidential discussion on this excellent opportunity, please contact Roger Davies on (m)+61 429 831 082

Applications Close: 27 September 2020

For more info
Contact: Roger Davies
E-mail: Roger.Davies@fcnsw.com.au
Phone: +61 429 831 082
mobile: +61 429 831 082

Applications close: Friday, 25-Sep-2020

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Forest Investment

Senior Analyst, Investment Analytics

Company/Location: Sydney, Australia OR Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

Job Description:

New Forests (www.newforests.com.au) seeks a motivated investment analytics professional for the above position. In this role you will be primarily responsible for providing analytical support across the range of work carried out by the analytics team. This will include providing financial and forestry modelling support across New Forests’ business, including asset acquisitions, assets under management and portfolio management.

New Forests is an investment management business offering leading edge strategies in forestry, land management, and conservation. Our business mission is to manage sustainable landscapes for production and conservation and to generate shared value for our clients and the communities where we operate. Founded in 2005, we offer institutional investors dedicated investment strategies in Australia‐New Zealand, United States and Southeast Asia and have over AUD 5.6 billion in assets under management. We manage sustainable timber plantations, natural forests, forest carbon projects, rural land, and processing infrastructure. New Forests is headquartered in Sydney with offices in San Francisco, Singapore, New Zealand and Melbourne.

This role will report to the Lead, Investment Analytics ANZ and can be based in either Sydney, Australia OR Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

Specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Acquisitions modelling: Supporting the development of strategic models for acquisition targets; Review of due diligence findings; Contribution to investment committee papers; Working with third party service providers.
  • Strategic model updates: Periodic review of strategic models, including analysis and reporting to support strategic decision making; Collaboration with the New Forests’ Operations team and independent property managers to ensure strategic model development is consistent with Fund objectives.
  • Contribution to annual valuations: Oversight of data flows between property managers and independent valuers; Review of key valuation assumptions, methodology and outcomes.
  • Portfolio management support: Aggregation of datasets, data management, and reporting to support the portfolio management functions within New Forests.
  • Contributing to strategic projects within the Investment Analytics team and across New Forests business.
We are looking for candidates with:
  • At least 3 years professional experience in forestry or natural resource management (Australia/NZ preferred) and/or strong analytical ability, preferably with demonstrated experience in forestry resource analysis/modelling including proficiency with Tigermoth software.
  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in Forestry (preferred) or equivalent
  • An understanding of forest valuation methodologies.
  • Ability to coordinate workflows in a team environment
  • Familiarity with financial modelling concepts including discounted cash flow analysis and internal rate of return.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent organisational skills related to time management, project management and prioritising; ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Must be a team player, with desire to work with colleagues across time zones, geographies and levels within the organisation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • An ability to work independently within a team environment.
  • Professional, respectful and collegiate working style.
  • A keen attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities.
What can we offer?
Our environment is busy and supportive, and the team is professional but relaxed. If you join us, you would be joining a growing, fast paced business which is an environmental and sustainable leader in forestry investment. You will also be working with professionals who are passionate about their work!

If you are interested in enhancing both your analytical skills and forestry knowledge then this role is a great career opportunity!

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter, explaining your interest and qualifications for the position, in PDF format, to careers@newforests.com.au

Phone calls will not be accepted.

New Forests is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values diversity and inclusion. We offer flexible working arrangements to all employees to support their work/life balance.

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

Fire and Silviculture Supervisor
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation NSW/Walcha

Job Description:

  • On ground operational supervision management
  • Walcha District Plantations
The Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the economic, environmental and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia. FCNSW adheres to the values of respect, innovation, integrity and wellbeing.

ABOUT THE ROLE:

We have an exceptional opportunity in our Softwood Plantation division, for a motivated self-starter to supervise our re-establishment, fire and forest health activities of the Walcha District Plantations.

The successful candidate will be a strong relationship builder who enjoys supervising contractors and operational sites ensuring outcomes are met.

They will also oversee the expanding program of works in Silviculture which includes the establishment of over 700 ha of plantation annually with responsibilities to include management of site preparation, supervision of planting contractors, aerial herbicide spraying and supervision of windrow and hazard reduction burning. The position also manages forest stewardship and fire protection for approximately 12000 ha of plantation.


ABOUT YOU:

You are motivated, passionate about forest operations and enjoy speaking with members of the public to achieve positive outcomes.

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate the following skills and experience:
  • Well-developed supervisory and contractor management skills;
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong experience in liaising with members of the public coupled with strong stakeholder management skills;
  • Solutions focused with the ability to think laterally with a pragmatic approach;
  • Strong technical skills for a field-based role including four-wheel drive operation, navigation, plant and animal habitat identification and soil and water training for roading operations;
  • Experience in Silviculture operations would be advantageous;
  • Demonstrated experience in using technology such as GPS, mobile devices to record and transfer a variety data;
  • Demonstrated capacity and willingness to undertake firefighting including leading FCNSW and other agencies.
  • Willingness to travel, work extended hours and to maintain fitness for the job.
  • A current Driver’s license is essential.
Forestry Corporation employees contribute to fire preparedness and suppression activities. Responsibilities will include fire-standby as rostered and deployment as a fire-fighter or part of the incident management team. Fire duties will include weekend work and extended hours (e.g. firefighting nightshifts).

The Application Process:

Please apply with an updated copy of your resume [maximum five pages]. In your cover letter, tell us about what you can bring to Forestry Corporation & the role and why you would like to join our team!

Please contact Gary Miller on (m) +61 429 770 703 for a confidential discussion and more information about the role.

Applications Close: 20 September 2020.

Applicants should email their applications to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au

Forestry Corporation is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and encourages flexible working arrangements. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a medical assessment and/or drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process.

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

For more info
Contact: Gary Miller
E-mail: Gary.Miller@fcnsw.com.au
Phone: +61 429 770 703
mobile: +61 429 770 703
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Harvest Manager

Company/Location: Timberlands Pacific

Job Description:
Due to a recent restructure, we are looking to build our Woodflow team with talented people who have experience in harvesting, planning and supply chain management to help us deliver a safe operating environment as we continue to grow and expand our business.

About us

Timberlands Pacific provides world class sustainable forest management and operations, from establishment through to sales and marketing on a significant scale.

Our estates include the Taswood Estate in Tasmania and Penola Plantations across the South Australian and Victorian borders. We are strongly committed to the regional communities in which we operate in and creating value for our clients.

The Role

Based in Launceston, Tasmania the position is a key member of our Woodflow team, delivering harvesting, planning and operational objectives safely and to a high standard.

The successful candidate will play a key role in ensuring the safety, value recovery, wood flow and scheduling aspects of our harvesting programs.

To be Successful

Applicants will be self-motivated with experience in plantation forestry. They will possess excellent communication and team skills, be able to analyse data, make recommendations and hold a tertiary qualification in forestry or related discipline.

A competitive salary package is available, including flexible work options, private use car and generous benefits, as is relocation assistance.

To submit an application please supply a cover letter together with your CV and email gayle.quin@tppl.com.au or for a confidential discussion, contact Tammy Auld on +61 409 005 789.

Applications close on 23 September 2020.

For more information on Timberlands Pacific visit our website at www.tppl.com.au

For more info
Contact: Tammy Auld
mobile: +61 409 005 789

Applications close: Wednesday, 23-Sep-2020

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Production and Stewardship Coordinator
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation NSW/Tumbarumba

Job Description:
Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the economic, environmental and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia. FCNSW adheres to the values of respect, innovation, integrity and wellbeing. For more information about who we are and what we do visit forestrycorporation.com.au

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and driven Production and Stewardship Coordinator who will be responsible for a number of key operations across production and harvesting. The role contributes to maximising the commercial value of the forest estate and minimising risk by ensuring the day-to-day harvesting operations performed by designated crews, meet challenging production, value recovery targets, safety and environmental standards.

The position has responsibility for efficiently coordinating the day-to-day performance and compliance of harvest contractors and ensuring the cost-effective, safe and timely programming of works, construction and ongoing maintenance of harvest roading infrastructure.

The role is located in the stunning Alpine Ash forests of Tumbarumba - a beautiful little Timber Town on the western slopes of the Snowy Mountains.

The Person

The ideal candidate will be driven, a self-starter and passionate about forest operations. You will also have the following skills and experience;

  • Sound experience and knowledge of harvesting operations including silviculture, log servicing and grading;
  • Sound experience and knowledge of road maintenance operations, ideally within a forest context;
  • Knowledge and experience in forestry operations, particularly mark-ups, field surveys and harvesting;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of forest types, tree identification, threatened species, flora and fauna identification and forest silviculture principles and pest and weed management;
  • Demonstrated commercial and continuous improvement focus;
  • Excellent understanding and commitment to safety within an operational environment;
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Computer literacy and numeracy skills;
  • Current Driver’s Licence;
  • Capacity and willingness to undertake fire and fuel management duties including fire-fighting.
How to Apply

Applicants should email their application, which will outline your suitability for this position (maximum 1 page) and include a current CV to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au

Closing Date

Applications must be received by 25 September 2020

For more information about this fantastic role please contact Billie-Jo Brown (m) +61 0458 044 401

Forestry Corporation is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and encourages flexible working arrangements. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a medical assessment and drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process. As this role has frontline fire-fighting responsibilities a Task Based Assessment (TBA) at a standard of at least the Moderate Field Test is required.

Applicants for this position should have Australian residency or current eligibility to work in Australia.

We are an EEO employer and encourage females to apply.

For more info
Contact: Billie-Jo Brown
E-mail: Billie-Jo.Brown@fcnsw.com.au
Phone: +61 0458044401
mobile: +61 0458044401

Applications close: Friday, 25-Sep-2020

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Inventory Forester
Company/Location: Timberlands Pacific

Job Description:

Are you looking for opportunities to develop and succeed, working in a small team in a fast paced, flexible and supportive environment?

We are looking to build our Technical team with talented people who have experience in the planning, implementation of forest inventory as we continue to grow and expand our business.

About us

Timberlands Pacific provides world class sustainable forest management and operations, from establishment through to sales and marketing on a significant scale.

Our estates include Taswood Estate in Tasmania and Penola Plantations across the South Australian and Victorian borders. We are strongly committed to the regional communities in which we operate in and creating value for our clients.

The Role

Based in Tasmania, Launceston, the position is key member of our Technical team, responsible for data collection, assessment and analysis of the forest resource, to describe current conditions and predict future forest production.

You will be challenged to operate independently, to determine your own work program within established priorities and to work with minimal supervision.

To be Successful

Applicants will be self-motivated and preferably, have experience in plantation forestry or natural resource management. They will possess excellent communication and team skills, be able to analyse data, make recommendations and hold a tertiary qualification in forestry, science or math.

A competitive salary package, including private use car and generous benefits, is available and is relocation assistance.

To submit an application please supply a cover letter together with your CV and email gayle.quin@tppl.com.au or for a confidential discussion, contact Jim Knott on +61 427 727 511.

Applications close on 2 October 2020

For more information on Timberlands Pacific visit our website at www.tppl.com.au

For more info
Contact: Jim Knott
mobile: +61 427 727 511

Applications close: Friday, 2-Oct-2020

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Forestry Harvesting

Logging Supervisor – Private Sales Areas

Job Description:

Parkside is a 70 year old large company with divisions in saw milling, timber manufacturing, land and property development, home construction and retirement industries. The timber division, Parkside Timbers, now processes a total of 150,000 cubic metres of hardwood annually through its nine mills in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. This makes us the largest hardwood processor in Australia.

Currently we are seeking applications for experienced Logging Supervisor to source private logging areas to service our hardwood sawmilling operations in the Western and South East Queensland area.

About the role:

Work involves sourcing private logging areas to service the Wondai, Wandoan and Theodore mills, supervising logging contractors; maintain sales permit conditions through compliance with codes of practices, and log grade quality, safety compliance, and general work standards. This is a full time role and available for an immediate start.

Responsibilities

  • Private/Free Hold log purchasing
  • Liaise with Graziers on all matters associated with managing sale areas
  • Sale area inspection
  • Supervision of contractors in near and remote areas
  • Operational Harvesting Plan Assessment
  • South East and Western log grading
Criteria
  • Experience in Forestry and or Logging Operations is essential
  • Ability to identify tree species and grade
  • Knowledge of the Native Timber Industry
  • Understanding of government legislation with regard to Private Property Harvesting is desirable
  • Qualifications in Forestry and Logging Operations will be highly regarded
  • Ability to read and follow maps
  • Solid understanding of land tenure
  • Good communication skills, computer literacy is essential
  • Weekly travel will be required. Successful applicant must be able to work as far as Injune in the West to Gympie in the East.
  • A current C class driver’s license and off road driving skills.
What we can offer:
  • Competitive salary
  • Accommodation, vehicle, phone and forestry tools supplied
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Secure ongoing permanent employment
How to apply:

If you have what it takes to be a Logging Supervisor, we would like to hear from you. Applications including a covering letter and resume should be forwarded to recruit@parkside.biz

For more info
Contact: Recruit
E-mail: recruit@parkside.biz
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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Part Time Casual Teacher - Forestry

Company/Location: Opportunities at the Tumut, Bega, Port Macquarie and Cooma campus

Job Description:

  • $82.75per hour (casual rate)
  • Opportunities at the Tumut, Bega, Port Macquarie and Cooma campus.
Teaching qualification scholarships available for suitable applicants

YOUR CHANCE TO TRAIN THE NEXT GENERATION

TAFE NSW is seeking qualified tradespeople who share in our values of Customer First, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence and want to transfer their knowledge and skills to the next generation of industry professionals, in Forestry, Saw Milling and associated Forestry skills related areas.

We recognise that real experience is the most important aspect when appointing our teaching staff, we know that this experience, your credibility and your story will have a positive impact, to generate the passion needed by our students to see their qualification through.

Therefore, we want you to discover the teacher within you. If you don't have a current teaching qualification, but you do have a passion and commitment for your industry, you may be eligible for certificate IV Training and Assessment scholarship and once you have completed the studies, you will hold the qualification needed to become a Trainer and Assessor with TAFE NSW.

We want to hear from you if you have:
  • Certificate III or better qualifications, or at least units of competence, within one or more of the below Forestry qualifications areas:
    • Forest Operations
    • Forest Growing & Management
    • Harvesting & Haulage
    • Sawmilling & Processing
    • Plantation or Native Forest Operator
    • Soil & Water Operations
    • Log Truck Driver
    • Advanced Tree Felling
    • A minimum of three years industry experience gained within the last five years
    • Senior First Aid Certificate or equivalent
    • Intermediate computer skills
    • Appropriate subject knowledge
    • Demonstrated commitment to quality customer service
    • Commitment and willingness learn and develop as a professional teacher
For full details on the specific duties of a TAFE NSW teacher please review the position description and information package.

Scholarship opportunities with TAFE NSW provide you with;
  • Support to complete your Certificate IV Training & Assessment (TAE)
  • Full on-the-job training and support, along with further professional development opportunities
  • A great culture and supportive team environment
  • An attractive remuneration
  • A diverse role with plenty of challenges
  • An opportunity to diversify in an industry you are passionate about
Applications close at 11.59pm Monday 28th September 2020

How to apply interest;

For your application to be considered, you must:
  • Provide an updated resume
  • Provide written response to the target questions below
TAFE NSW is committed to diversity and fosters an inclusive environment in which all employees feel a sense of belonging.

1) What motivates you to want to become a teacher with TAFE NSW?

2) Please outline the computer programs you use on a daily basis and for what you use them?

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this position and we will make any adjustments that you need in the interview process and on the job to help you demonstrate your full potential

You will be required to undertake a national criminal history check and obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance as a condition of employment. For more information, visit Office of the Children's Guardian website.

For permanent positions in the NSW Public Sector, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

PDF description: Teacher_Position_Description (1).pdf

For more info
Contact: Dallas Goldspink
E-mail: dallas.goldspink5@tafensw.edu.au
Phone: +61 428387706
mobile: +61 428387706

Applications close: Monday, 28-Sep-2020

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Dry Mill Manager – Manjimup, WA

Job Description:
Parkside is a 70 year old large company with divisions in saw milling, timber manufacturing, land and property development, home construction and retirement industries. The timber division, Parkside Timbers, now processes a total of 150,000 cubic metres of hardwood annually through its nine mills in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. This makes us the largest hardwood processor in Australia.

Currently we are seeking applications for a highly experienced Dry Mill Manager to manage a timber machining operation in Manjimup, Western Australia. Manjimup is a town in Western Australia, 307 kilometres south of the state capital, Perth. The town of Manjimup is a regional centre for the largest shire in the South West region of Western Australia.

About the role:
Parkside Group are restarting a large production facility in Manjimup. This site will produce many hardwood products including decking, flooring, joinery and structural timber in excess of 150m3 per day with moulders running at 100m per minute.

This role will be involved in installation and commissioning of state of the art scanning, planning and docking technology that will make it the biggest timber machining facility in Australia. You will require a technical ability to manage and maintain this equipment, as well as planning, budgeting and staffing requirements of the operation.

This is a full time role and will be based in Manjimup.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the business goals, customer requirements, production plans and shipment goals are achieved and that manufacturing capacity meets the organizations sales plan.
  • Plan the mill production with the company’s Sales Team.
  • Consistently meet all safety, quality and production goals.
  • Ensure proper storage, handling, receiving and processing of input materials to reduce defects and increase yield.
  • Actively monitor all work centres to ensure they are meeting or exceeding the production requirements.
  • Provide strong leadership to the Dry Mill Team and foster a dedicated and passionate service ethic.
  • Provide leadership in developing and executing internal training plans and programs for mill staff.
  • Co-ordinate and implement a site preventative maintenance program for all areas of the operation.
  • Develop control systems to ensure mill inventory balances are always known, and you have control of your stocks.
  • Implement and manage a quality system that meets or exceeds customers’ expectations.
  • Actively participate in, and promote, company and site safety/environment programs, including actively reducing unsafe practices and cultures.
  • Liaise with local community and local government to ensure the mill is, and continues to be, a preferred employment path for both local residents and those who move to Manjimup as part of lifestyle choices.
Criteria:
  • Degree level in engineering or other related discipline; or, equivalent additional experience.
  • Considerable management experience in a high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of Dry Mill operations
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Highly developed leadership skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
What we can offer:
  • Competitive salary.
  • Company car, phone and laptop.
  • Ongoing training and development.
  • Secure ongoing permanent employment with the largest hardwood saw miller in Australia.
How to apply:
Applications (including a covering letter and resume) should be forwarded to recruit@parkside.biz

For more info
Contact: Parkside
E-mail: recruit@parkside.biz
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Wood Transport/Logistics

Harvester and/or Forwarder Operators

Company/Location: C3 Australia

Job Description:
About Us
C3 Australia is part of the LINX Cargo Care Group and is one of the largest forest harvest and haulage contractors in Australia. Our forestry expertise delivers compliant, efficient and innovative solutions for some of Australia’s largest forest owners in key regions. We provide in-field chipping and cut-to-length harvest and haulage systems along with tailored solutions to meet customer requirements. Our forest harvest and haulage operations are supported by strong systems, with a focus on health and safety, training, product quality and Chain of Responsibility obligations.

About the opportunity
C3 Australia are currently looking from driven and passionate Harvester and/or Forwarder Operators to join our team based in the Burnie region of Tasmania. Commencing in October you will be working with a diverse and fun crew to safely operate machinery in a forestry environment, we have a number of vacancies working 12 hour shifts in a 24/5 operation.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Operation of brand new heavy forestry machinery
  • Safely adhering to workplace procedures and policies
  • Ad hoc duties as required by management
About your experience
As a minimum, candidates will be required to possess the following tickets and experience.
  • Machine harvester or forwarder experience with relevant Mobile Plant Tickets
  • Forestry experience would be highly advantageous
  • Demonstrated understanding of safe work procedures
  • Unrestricted driver’s license
  • Availability to work 12 hour day or night shifts
The Benefits
Working for us will put you in a strategic position with your career, with opportunities for growth and development along with financial and non-financial benefits. We're looking for people who share and live our values of Be Brave Be Bold, We Are One, Home Safely Every Day, Act Like You Own It and Powered By People.

Our culture embraces diversity across our workforce and we encourage everyone to apply.

Closing Date
Applications close on 30 September 2020.

Next Steps
Are you ready to be part of our future? To apply, please contact Monika Marevic contact details below.

Home Safely Everyday - Our top priority is getting you home to your family safely every day.

For more info
Contact: Monika Marevic
E-mail: m.marevic@linxcc.com.au
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Engineering/Maintenance

Roading/Engineering Coordinator

Company/Location: Aratu Forests Limited / Gisborne NZ

Job Description:

The Company
Aratu Forests Limited is one of the largest forestry estates in the Gisborne District on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island and a significant contributor to the regional economy. We manage radiata pine plantation on 35,000 hectares of forest land.

We are committed to responsible, effective and efficient forest management. We seek to ensure our social, cultural, environmental and economic practices deliver long term, sustainable outcomes.

Respect, integrity and trust are at the heart of Aratu Forests Limited’s business philosophy. We are proud to operate with the principles of active, honest and transparent engagement, and are committed to seeking excellence through ongoing improvement.

The Position
The primary responsibility of the role is to co-ordinate road construction and maintenance programs across the forest estate. These activities are carried out by high performing engineering contractors. The role would include, but not be limited to, planning, designing, onsite co-ordination, quality management, negotiation, road and bridge construction rate setting, budgeting, scheduling, road engineering and the implementation of new technology.

You will have experience in civil engineering contractor management in the forestry, civil engineering or other land-based industry. This role would provide an opportunity to add value to our environmental commitment and our important relationships with our neighbours and community.

The Person
Given the extent to which we can tailor the role to the person, applications are encouraged from people ranging in experience from new starters to experienced professionals. The ability to positively contribute to the wider company and operations as a team player would be valuable. We would be interested to receive applications from people that have an interest in being innovative and contributing to improving standards and environmental outcomes.

To submit a confidential application, or for more information please contact Warren Rance on +64 (06) 867 9799 or by email to warren.rance@aratuforests.co.nz

Applications close Sunday 4 October 2020.

For more info
Contact: Warren Rance
E-mail: warren.rance@aratuforests.co.nz
Phone: +64 (06) 867 9799

Applications close: Sunday, 4-Oct-2020

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Forest Management

Production and Engineering Manager

Company/Location: Gisborne

Job Description:
Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) is a global company operating in local and global timber markets. JNL owns four wood processing plants in the North Island, and forests in the Wairarapa and East Coast regions. We are currently looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join the business in the position of Production and Engineering Manager to join our busy team on the East Coast. In this role you will be reporting to the General Manager East Coast Forests and you will be responsible for managing the forests harvest production and engineering operations to efficiently manufacture and deliver log products to customer specifications.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Leading all facets of forest production to achieve daily, monthly and annual targets
  • Managing all engineering activities for harvest planning and road construction
  • Managing contractor relationships to meet legal and company requirements
  • Ensuring that all production systems and personnel operate in compliance with JNLs Health &Safety and Environmental Policies, Procedures and Standards.
  • Demonstrated experience in forest harvest planning, resource consenting and road construction management
  • A tertiary qualification in forestry or related discipline
  • Focus on ensuring a safe and healthy workplace environment
  • The ability to work as part of a team or independently
  • Ability to think innovatively and analytically
  • Desire to build on existing skills to further pursue a long term career in forestry with the support of JNL
In return for this we can offer you:
  • A competitive salary in line with your experience and qualifications
  • Medical insurance
  • Access to a generous JNL workplace savings scheme, leave entitlements and other benefits
  • Relevant learning and development opportunities to support your career development
If you want to work in a down to earth team environment where your colleagues know how to have a laugh but understand the meaning of hard work at the same time, please apply today. For information on how to apply, please contact Jo Carvill.

For more info
Contact: Jo Carvill
E-mail: jo.carvill@jnl.co.nz
mobile: +64 297701377
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Area Supervisor, Northland

Company/Location: China Forestry Group

Job Description:
China Forestry Group Corporation New Zealand Company Ltd. is a leading forest products and management company. We are committed to the highest standards of sustainable development, environmental practice, and professional forest management. Core businesses include:

  • Forest ownership
  • Development of forest resources
  • Storage logistics services
  • Forest harvesting
  • Wood product logistics, sales and export
China Forestry Group Corporation New Zealand owns and manages approximately 30,000 hectares of plantation forest across the North Island. Our wood products supply both the domestic and international market.

A new position has been created to assist in operational and woodflow management in Northland, primarily overseeing the Marsden Point catchment.

Duties will include:
  • Supervising key forest management service providers and operations to implement annual plans and budgets;
  • Securing and managing wharf gate purchases from third party suppliers;
  • Overseeing quality control for export log operation at Marsden Point (including debarked logs);
  • Assist the Regional Manager with key industry relationships and business development to expand and develop the company’s operations in the region.
To be successful you will already have:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry or equivalent proven track-record of 5 or more years relevant experience
  • Harvest planning and roading experience along with a forestry management history
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills
For a job description or to apply for this position, please email your CV and cover letter before 5.00pm September 25th to Matt Pedersen, Regional Manager: matt.pedersen@cfgcnz.com

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

For more info
Contact: Matt Pedersen
E-mail: matt.pedersen@cfgcnz.com
Phone: +61 21549956
mobile: +61 21549956

Applications close: Friday, 25-Sep-2020

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Forestry Harvesting

Forest Harvesting and Engineering Manager

Company/Location: Southwood Export Ltd

Job Description:
Southwood Export Ltd is based in Invercargill and its operations involve Eucalyptus afforestation and Harvesting in Southland and South Otago.

Current annual harvest level is 350,000 Tonnes per annum harvested from forests generally within a 110 km distance from its mill at Awarua, approximately 10 km from Invercargill.

The position involves the planning, management and supervision of the companies harvesting operations and associated roading and engineering works.

We are looking for a person who has the following attributes:

  • Enthusiasm, self-motivation and good work ethics
  • Good health and be physically active
  • Proven experience in harvest planning and management including both ground based and cable harvesting operations
  • Proven experience in planning, layout, construction and maintenance of forest roading system.
  • Tertiary qualification in Bachelor of Forestry Science or Bachelor of Engineering will have an advantage
  • Good interpersonal/people management and communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong focus and commitment on Health and Safety and operating an alcohol and drug free workplace
To make application or for further information contact:
General Manager
P O Box 7010
Invercargill 9844

Applications close 4 pm, 22nd September 2020

For more info
Contact: General Manager
E-mail: gmanley@southwood.co.nz
Phone: +64 3 218 2073
mobile: +64 292327895
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Log Production Coordinator, Blenheim or Nelson

Company/Location: OneFortyOne NZ

Job Description:
OneFortyOne NZ is a vertically integrated forestry and sawmilling business. Our plantation is 80,000 hectares in size and has a total sales volume of 1.1 million cubic metres.

Our estate is spread across Nelson and Marlborough. Recruiting the right person to fit our team is essential so hence we are flexible on location; either Blenheim or Nelson.

The Log Production Coordinator (LPC) is primarily responsible for the implementation and management of harvest plans in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner, as well as the day to day supervision of harvesting crews. The LPC is also accountable for the control and co-ordination of harvesting activities to meet customer requirements and business outcomes, while maintaining workplace health, safety and environmental standards.

You will have

  • A strong interest in health, safety and environmental performance.
  • A sound knowledge of commercial forestry practices, harvesting principles and operations including contract management.
  • The ability to consult, negotiate and influence, and communicate effectively with a broad and diverse range of stakeholders.
  • The ability to establish productive and effective working relationships, facilitating cooperation and support to achieve desired outcomes.
Ideally you would have:
  • experience in a similar role or be excited about the opportunity to use your current forestry experience to step up into this position
  • a Forestry qualification
  • at least two years industry experience.
Applications close: Wednesday 23 September 2020

PDF description: Log Production Coordinator 2020 Position Description1.pdf

For more info
Contact: Petrina Francis
E-mail: Petrina.Francis@onefortyone.co.nz
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Forestry IT

Management and Systems Accountant

Company/Location: OneFortyOne - Nelson

Job Description:

  • Lead a major accounting system replacement
  • Improvement and development focused role
  • Opportunity for development, progression and advancement
OneFortyOne (formerly Nelson Forests) is a successful and sizeable business and a substantial contributor to the local and national economy. They own 78,000 hectares of high quality Radiata pine plantations and the Kaituna mill in the Nelson and Marlborough regions. Professional and innovative, they invest significantly in the development of their assets – both people and capital resources.

Reporting to the Finance Manager and a member of the Strategy and Performance Team, the Management and Systems Accountant will focus on leading and managing improvements across systems, processes, data and analytics. This includes leading the implementation and integration of a replacement accounting system. A major project, you will be responsible for developing the reporting suite, process documentation, training and change management. Your day to day role will involve supporting operational leaders by providing regular management reports, dashboards and insights to help them better understand and manage their business units. In addition, you will provide accounting support to the Strategy and Performance Team.

This role offers a real opportunity to progress in the longer term, therefore we are looking for someone who wants to build a career at OneFortyOne. You will be a business orientated accounting professional with that unique mix of technical, communication and interpersonal skills. CA qualified, or working towards this, you will have a number of year’s practical experience within large organizations or businesses with high standards and levels of compliance. A breadth and depth of experience with integrated accounting systems as well as modelling and forecasting is required. OneFortyOne’s culture is pragmatic, action orientated and goals focused; alignment with this style is essential.

OneFortyOne are a highly regarded organisation in a dynamic, vital industry and offer a competitive salary, company incentive scheme, insurance and other benefits.

Applications to be received by Friday 2 October 2020.

Whereas we welcome international enquiries, only applicants that are legally entitled to work permanently in New Zealand will be considered for this role. If you are applying from outside of the area, please include a cover letter outlining your motivations for applying and considering a move to Nelson.

PDF description: JD_Management and Systems Accountant OneFortyOne.pdf

For more info
Contact: Odette Shearer
E-mail: odette.shearer@intepeople.co.nz
Phone: +64 3 5468649
mobile: +64 212708657

Applications close: Friday, 2-Oct-2020

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Sales & Machinist Roles

Company/Location: Kiwi Lumber (Gisborne) Limited

Job Description:

  • An excellent opportunity for self-motivated, quality focused individuals to join the team
  • Progressive company with multiple North Island sites
  • Excellent benefits and development opportunities<
Fantastic opportunity to be part of our newly established Gisborne team working in a dynamic industry.

ABOUT US:

Kiwi Lumber is a privately owned, growing and progressive sawmilling company marketing Radiata Pine to the USA, Australia, Europe, Asia and New Zealand markets. The group consists of four modern sawmills located in Masterton, Dannevirke, Putaruru & Gisborne, employing over 275 staff across our four sites.

THE ROLES:

Sales & Despatch Coordinator
This is an ideal position for a self-motivated individual who is interested in Sales and Supply Chain Planning. The core objectives of the position are:
  • Managing the daily Sales and Despatch of timber for our Gisborne site
  • Liaising with our customers and Sales Managers to achieve deliveries in full, on-time and in specification
  • Ensuring the monthly Sales Plan is achieved and optimum stock turnover maintained
Timber Machinist
The core objectives of the position are:
  • Managing the daily setup of our timber planer/molder
  • Maintaining a tool room / tool grinding
  • Safety, Quality and Production control
  • Schedule maintenance of planer machinery
  • A new Weinig H3000 Planer has been ordered.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

We provide extensive ongoing training and development opportunities for our employees and prefer to promote from within when we can. As a result, we have many long-term employees who have successfully progressed to senior positions.

As a Kiwi employee you’ll have access to subsidised health insurance options, discounted prices on our products and the opportunity to be a part of a progressive company which offers rewarding careers.

If you want to be supported in developing your career and rewarded for what you do then make the move to Kiwi Lumber Gisborne!

WHERE TO FROM HERE?

To apply, please email peter.sutton@kiwilumber.co.nz with a cover letter and CV.

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

Kiwi Lumber prides itself in being a drug-free site. All applicants will be drug tested.

For more info
Contact: Peter Sutton
E-mail: peter.sutton@kiwilumber.co.nz
mobile: +64 274 408 030
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Work Wanted

Silvicultural and Measuration Services

Company/Location: Rodco Forestry Ltd

Job Description:
Rodco has been providing Forest Establishment, Silvicultural services to mainly corporate clients around the Gisborne region for the last 16 years.

We are constantly working to prove the way we operate and strive to exceed client expectations.

Recent years have seen us expand our operations down into the Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa. With Measuration being added to the services we provide.

Our workforce consists of approx 30 permanent workers, with this tripling during the planting season.

We have crews that are prepared to travel becoming available in the coming weeks.

If you have forestry work to be done I would like to talk to you.

For more info
Contact: Brent Rodgers
E-mail: brent@rodco.nz
mobile: +64 27 271 3012
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Silviculture Services

Company/Location: CNI Forest Management Ltd t/a Mahi Rākau

Job Description:
Mahi Rakāu have provided silviculture services throughout the North Island since 1999.

We provide all silvicultural services, including planting (native/manuka, pine), fertilising, releasing, pruning and thinning to waste.

We have a strong focus on quality, health and safety, and providing all employees with necessary NZQA level training. We are one of the few Safetree certified contractors in the industry. All the work we do is of the highest quality, and also done within stringent safety requirements. Focussing on quality helps ensure the highest return on investment to our customers.

As a major contractor of silviculture services in the North Island, our well trained workforce ensures we get the job done right and on time. And our crews are able to travel.

For all your silviculture needs contact us and see how we can help.

For more info
Contact: Ryan Hyde
E-mail: planning@mahirakau.co.nz
Phone: +64 7 350 1333
mobile: +64 21 951 257
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