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Shift Maintenance Electrician

Company/Location: Highland Pine Products, Oberon NSW Australia

Job Description:
At 1,113 metres, Oberon is the highest town in the Blue Mountains enjoying four distinct seasons including perfect summers and intermittent snow falls in winter. We are a friendly, caring rural community with a thriving economy.

Our main industries are timber, tourism and innovative farming providing a stable employment base for the town. Oberon's country lifestyle - clean air, sparse traffic, crisp alpine climate, friendly people, sense of community, safe environment and some the most spectacular scenery in NSW makes it a great place to live and work.

Highland Pine Products (HPP) is a joint venture company between Boral Timber and AKD Softwoods.  Highland Pine Products employs 225 people and produces dressed timber and treated timber to be used as house frames and trusses.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for a Shift Maintenance Electrician role at our Oberon site. Reporting to the Electrical Supervisor, your key responsibility will be to deliver technical expertise and maintenance support to prevent asset down time and achieve desired plant uptime.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

Team work - A contagiously positive attitude to work with a strong cross functional team focus;

Accountability – Driven to fulfill goals, taking responsibility for actions, share credit and accept  accountability;

Leadership - Governs oneself with unquestionable ethics and unwavering integrity.

Demonstrated experience delivering outcomes

Conscientiousness - A developed awareness and commitment to Workplace Health and Safety excellence;

Creative problem solving - Continually finds ways to overcomes obstacles;  

Analytical thinking - Through the early identification of potential equipment faults and degeneration modes;

Autonomous productivity - Providing proactive maintenance interventions to minimise equipment downtime and improve plant reliability;

Innovative – Relentless pursuit to deliver quality outcomes and identify continuous improvement opportunities;

Flexibility - Willingness to work overtime and different rosters which may include rotating shift


Essential - NSW Electrical Supervisors licence;

Advantageous - Rockwell Automation control systems experience, particularly Control Logix

VSD programming, installations and fault finding.

Experience in manufacturing or heavy industry.

For more info
Contact: Anne Eastwell
Phone: +612 6336 6821
mobile: +61 0439 489 377

Applications close: Friday, 14-Jun-2019

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Electrical Fitter – Commission, Install, Maintain (Timber Milling Machinery)

Company/Location: Brendale - Brisbane

Job Description:

  • Newly Created Role
  • Report to the MD
About Stirling Machinery & Accurate Group
Since 2001, the Accurate name has been synonymous with high quality timber tooling products & deep expertise for customers in the milling & manufacturing industries.

Stirling Machinery is a part of the Accurate Group & is one of the FASTEST GROWING solid timber machinery brands in Australia. The company’s UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH has led to expansion across Australia & into New Zealand.

With a strong focus on providing quality products, exceptional service & effective solutions to clients, Accurate Group’s position in the market can be summarised with 3 key words, relationships, quality & service.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join Accurate & ride the wave of international expansion.

The Role
Ongoing business growth has created a new opportunity for a highly experience, capable & TRADE QUALIFIED Electrical Fitter.

You will provide expert hands on support & advice across the whole project from commissioning, through to installation as well as ongoing diagnostics, servicing, upgrades & product development.

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

Your Skills and Attributes
  • Licenced A Grade Industrial Electrician with experience in machine maintenance & installation
  • Proven capability across:
    • Diagnostic & fault finding with materials handling equipment
    • PLC coding/programming & diagnostic/fault finding
    • Mechanical repairs & maintenance
    • Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Plan, co-ordinate & deliver to deadlines
  • Available to travel overseas, throughout Australia & NZ as required with a CURRENT PASSPORT
  • A Current White Card
  • A current clean Drivers Licence
  • Fluent in speaking Mandarin will be HIGHLY REGARDED
What’s on Offer
  • International & Domestic travel
  • A salary package of $90k-$100K plus super & Vehicle

For more info
Contact: Kim Acworth
Phone: +61 0411278281
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Forest Management

Sustainable Forest Managers

Company/Location: South Australia

Job Description:
Timberlands Pacific is an independently owned sustainable forest manager with a multi-regional approach to investing in and growing its business in Australia.

Our estates include the Taswood Estate in Tasmania and Penola Plantations across the South Australian and Victorian border. We are strongly committed to the regions in which we operate as we continue to grow and expand our business.

Timberlands Pacific’s focus is on attracting passionate and energetic professionals to join our team who, collaborate to get the best outcomes, drive innovation and are active in the day to day while keeping in mind our vision for the future.

If in one or more items below resonate with you, we want to hear from you:

  • Have the capacity to achieve optimal silvicultural outcomes
  • Are in your early career and your next career move is important you
  • Are seeking to build your management and leadership capability
  • Want the opportunity to learn alongside authentic leaders
  • Want to put your stamp on a role and make a direct impact
To be successful you will hold a forest science, agriculture degree or have equivalent experience, preferably within pine plantations, and
  • Have a track record in leading by example in workplace health, safety and environment
  • Have a commercial, future oriented sustainability mindset
  • Be known for your excellent active listening and effective communication skills
To demonstrate a genuine commitment to people an attractive salary package is offered, and a focus on your ongoing development against career goals.

Interested? then pick up the telephone and call Lesley Austin for a confidential discussion.

To apply please supply a cover letter together with your CV and email , Lesley Austin, Flame Associates +61 3 93814625 or +61 410 551 503

Applications close. Monday the 3rd of June 2019

For more information on Timberlands Pacific visit our website at

For more info
Contact: Lesley Austin
Phone: +61 410551503
mobile: +61 410551503

Applications close: Monday, 3-Jun-2019

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Graduate Forester

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Australia

Job Description:
Embracing diversity – valuing inclusion – inspiring creativity

Kick-start your forestry career with us!

Do you want to want to work for a dynamic company with 150,00ha of forests and two mills in Australia and New Zealand?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Australian forestry team in 2020.

We’re looking for students studying Forest Science, Forest Engineering, Environmental Science or any other related disciplines if you’re interested in a career in the forestry industry.

You’ll spend two years with our team learning every aspect of our business – nursery and plantation management, resource planning, harvesting, customer management, forest fire protection and project management – we’ll also give you some great mentoring and a life coach to support you on your journey.

Our Australian forests span over 90,000ha in the Green Triangle region of South Australia and Victoria. You’ll be based in our Mount Gambier office with our regional leadership team. Mount Gambier is the second largest city in South Australia, centrally located between Melbourne and Adelaide, close to beaches, national parks and has extensive sporting amenities.

Please send your application, including a resume and brief letter outlining your interest in the position, to Melissa Ryan via email at

We are an Australasian forest and wood products company with over 500 employees, located in the Green Triangle region of Australia and the Nelson region of New Zealand.

For further information please visit or our Facebook page (One Forty One)

For more info
Contact: Melissa Ryan
Phone: +61 0887242794
mobile: +61 0408817414
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Planning Forester - OneFortyOne

Company/Location: Mt Gambier, South Australia

Job Description:
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.

We understand that our people are the cornerstone to our success. We are passionate about being a great place to work, have industry leading training and employee development programs, good work life balance and competitive remuneration. You can learn more about us at

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 0417 978 547.

For more info
Contact: Candice Fennell
mobile: +61 0417726014

Applications close: Friday, 14-Jun-2019

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Forestry Harvesting

Harvest Forester

Company/Location: Australian Bluegum Plantations - Hamilton

Job Description:
Australian Bluegum Plantations (ABP) is a leading Australian vertically integrated forestry company, managing all aspects of the supply chain from R&D, growing our own seed, procuring land, establishing and growing plantations, harvesting the trees and exporting wood fibre from ABP Port facilities in Portland, Victoria and Albany, WA to our customers in Japan and China.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Harvest Forester to fill the role within our organisation. We are looking for a committed individual with high professional standards of work to join our harvesting team based in our Hamilton office in Western Victoria.

Some key accountabilities include;

  • Key focus on safety and environmental management, implementing company requirements
  • Managing harvesting and haulage operations
  • Implementing quality management and value recovery infield
  • Working with key stakeholders to ensure consultation and delivery of best outcomes
  • Participate in firefighting activities during fire season
Applicants will possess:
  • Tertiary qualifications in forestry or equivalent preferred but not essential
  • Strong safety and environmental credentials
  • Good communication and teamwork attributes
  • Understanding and implementation of good logistic plans
  • Contractor management experience preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to learn quickly
  • A current drivers licence
  • A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in Forestry operations
As a senior member of the Harvesting team you will be required to provide additional harvesting support to both the GT Harvesting Operations Manager and other harvesting team members. This is an exciting opportunity for a Harvest Forester to step up and take on a diverse function that will allow the ideal candidate to make a difference. ABP offers attractive market based remuneration and involvement in a strong growing company.

A Position Description (PD) can be obtained by emailing

Applications should be emailed to along with a cover letter highlighting your most recent relevant experiences and qualifications. Applications close 14 June 2019.

For more info
Contact: Barbara Vanthoff

Applications close: Friday, 14-Jun-2019

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Technical Sales Consultant/ Account Mgr/ BD (Timber Milling Machinery & Tooling)

Company/Location: Stirling Machinery (part of Accurate Group)

Job Description:

  • Be part of the Growth Vision – Make your Mark
  • 2 Positions – Brisbane & Melbourne
About Stirling Machinery & Accurate Group
Since 2001, the Accurate name has been synonymous with high quality timber tooling products & deep expertise for customers in the milling & manufacturing industries. As Australia’s leading supplier, Accurate is trusted by some of the industry’s biggest names: Timberlink, Hyne, AKD Softwoods, Boral & Wespine. The company is known for providing exceptional knowledge & service & for their stringent quality control measures.

Stirling Machinery is a part of the Accurate Group & is one of the FASTEST GROWING solid timber machinery brands in Australia. The company’s UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH has led to expansion across Australia & into New Zealand.

With a strong focus on providing quality products, exceptional service & effective solutions to clients, Accurate Group’s position in the market can be summarised with 3 key words, relationships, quality & service.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join Accurate & ride the wave of international expansion.

The Role
Right now we’re on the hunt for two Top Notch Technical Sales Consultants to join Accurate Group’s team providing product solutions & advice to facilitate sales within the Stirling Machinery business (& to represent the Accurate tooling & consumables).

The role requires someone with solid existing networks to account manage & develop a set territory of customers to identify & prospect for customer growth & diversification. Your technical expertise coupled with your ability to forge strong business relationships & take ownership of the sales process will ensure your success in this role.

What’s on Offer
  • 1 Role based in Brisbane – Responsible for Qld & NSW Territory
  • 1 Role based in Melbourne – Responsible for VIC & TAS Territory
  • Plenty of travel opportunities
  • An attractive base salary plus car allowance, super & incentive for performance will be offered depending on experience

For more info
Contact: Kim Acworth
Phone: +61411278281
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Production Manager Hardwood Sawmill

Company/Location: Cooktown

Job Description:
Cape York Timber is a leading hardwood sawmilling business based at Cooktown in Far North Queensland. We are looking for an energetic and skilled Production Manager. Cape York Timber is a 100% owned indigenous business that is creating economic development and employment opportunities for the Indigenous people of Cape York. Commencing operations in late 2014, the business processes approximately 8,000 cubic metres of high-quality Australian hardwood annually, from predominantly indigenous owned forests. Cape York Timber is a subsidiary of the Cape York Partnership.

The key roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing all milling operations, including growth potential.
  • Working with the Board and Chairman to set the strategic and operational priorities for the business.
  • Being responsible for the overall financial performance of the business, including sales performance, cost and capital management.
  • Assisting with securing resource supply from indigenous and other private landowners and crown forests.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate the work program for the sawmill including log deliveries, sawn production and despatch of sawn timber.
  • Continual improvement in the implementation and effectiveness of the Work Health and Safety Plan.
  • Oversee the mentoring and training of staff.
  • Develop continuous improvement process in production tracking and quality control including analysing production and preparing periodic operational reports.
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in shaping logs or wood
  • Reads work orders to determine type product to be produced and production schedule.
  • Instructs workers on machine setup to meet production requirements.
  • Inspects material during and after processing to determine that dimensions and grade meet specifications.
  • Directs workers to adjust machine setup or processing procedure to correct defects.
To apply go to: / & enter ref code: 4695761.

Closing date: 31 May 2019
For more info contact Greg Erwin +61 0439 810 888

PDF description: TMB_PD_ProductionManager.pdf

For more info
Contact: Greg Erwin
mobile: +61 0439 810 888

Applications close: Friday, 31-May-2019

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Saw Doctor

Company/Location: AKD Softwoods

Job Description:
AKD Softwoods is a vertically integrated forestry products company, growing and manufacturing quality timber products and employing over 1,000 people across three states. We seek people who share our values and our commitment to ensuring we have a truly sustainable business. In return, there are great opportunities to develop your career while being rewarded and recognised for your contribution.

We are offering an opportunity for an energetic and self motivated person to join our team of fully qualified and training saw doctors. This is a full time position based across our two Colac sites and will involve all aspects of saw doctoring. The successful applicant will be flexible around shift rosters and shift rotations.

Colac is a regional city located in the fully serviced South West Victorian region– which is part of the rapidly growing Otway Ranges, just 40 minutes to Lorne and The Great Ocean Road, less than 1 hour to Geelong and less than 2 hours to Melbourne.

AKD Softwoods is seeking a hard working, self paced and highly skilled employee to assist with the following tasks:

  • Ensure safe work practices
  • Sharpen and maintain knives and saws
  • Redress and maintain saw guide blocks and circular saw guides
  • Ensure saw lube units are at required levels
  • Levelling and tensioning saws
  • Set saws onto saw grinders and sharpen
  • Perform saw changes and preventative maintenance
  • General housekeeping tasks.
Minimum Trade Qualification: Complete or Near Complete Certificate III Saw Doctoring

If you have commitment, energy and are motivated to make a difference, please email or post your resume and cover letter using reference code ‘SD0619’ to Human Resources, AKD Softwoods, 7-15 Forest Street, Colac, Vic, Australia or email

Applications Close 7th June 2019

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

For more info
Contact: Human Resources
Phone: +613 5231 9100
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Forest Investment

Manager, Operations and Investments (Australia & NZ)

Company/Location: New Forests (Tauranga, New Zealand)

Job Description:
New Forests is offering a great opportunity for a qualified candidate to undertake the role of Manager, Operations and Investments (Australia and New Zealand) supporting the ANZ Operations and Investments teams. This New Zealand based role is focussed on overseeing property management of existing assets to maximise fund financial returns, and, supporting the identification and acquisition of new fund assets, across the North and South Island.

The position will report to the Director Operations, ANZFF2 and ANZFF3 and will be based in our Tauranga office, New Zealand. When undertaking investments activities, the position will take direction from the Director, Investments ANZ.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading and/or supporting operational management of nominated forest and infrastructure assets and/or projects within New Forests’ Australian and New Zealand portfolio, with a focus on New Zealand;
  • Leading and/or supporting asset identification, acquisition and disposition for New Forests’ Australian and New Zealand portfolio, with a focus on New Zealand.
We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications/experience:
  • Relevant degree/qualifications (BSc Forestry, Forest Engineering or Environmental Science)
  • Experience and understanding of: plantation forestry commercial operations; science and estate modelling (Tigermoth and/or Woodstock)
  • Strong commercial skills including negotiation, financial analysis and formation and interpretation of legal agreements.
  • Good Microsoft Office skills including Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to work independently and take ownership of role, whilst supporting the wider team
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and effectively.
  • Comfortable working, and maintaining effective communications, in a variety of environments and with different levels of people
  • Multi-task focus, with a capability to ensure the completion of a number of competing tasks and objectives
  • Ability to build strong relationships and support a cohesive team environment
  • A strong interest in sustainability and environmental issues.

PDF description: Manager, Operations and Investments (ANZ)1.pdf

For more info
Contact: Human Resources

Applications close: Friday, 7-Jun-2019

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Forest Management

Contract Manager

Company/Location: Southland

Job Description:

  • Successful nationwide business
  • Fabulous Southland lifestyle
  • Busy, varied role
  • Friendly culture
IFS Growth is a significant player in the forestry management and investment business. New Zealand's best little forestry company is expanding. We are looking for a talented Contract Manager to join our go-ahead company in Invercargill.

The Contract Manager will manage the harvest planning, road construction and maintenance programmes across our Southland and South Otago forests. Supervision of the contracted harvest and roading crews is also a key requirement of the role, so excellent communication and relationship management skills are a must.

Other key skills required include:
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Proficient in the use of spreadsheets
  • Excellent organisational skills, in particular time management
  • Proven project management and planning experience
  • A team player, with ability to work with colleagues around the country
  • Able to work well under pressure.
You will have previous experience in a contract management role, not necessarily within the forestry industry, as well as a practical knowledge of health, safety and environmental management.

For more information or a confidential discussion please contact

See our website for more information about our business

PDF description: Contract Manager (Southland) JD August 17.pdf

For more info
Contact: Tracy Hartley

Applications close: Monday, 27-May-2019

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Sales & Operations Manager

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Rotorua

Job Description:
Take a leap forward in your career with industry leader PF Olsen Ltd. We are dedicated to helping landowners maximise their value through all types of forestry, and make sure we have fun along the way. It is important to us that we remain leaders in the field when it comes to our work processes, health & safety and environmental systems, and we need a motivated, fast-learning Sales & Operations Manager to help us deliver high quality professional forest management services to our growing client base.

Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices and we want you to join our team based in our modern Head Office situated among the popular cycle and walking tracks of the Rotorua Redwoods.

Duties will include:

  • Managing sales, woodflow and log transport operations, to deliver high quality results
  • Development of production and distribution plans and financial budgets
  • Contract management
  • Client and business partner management and reporting
  • Best practice management of health, safety and environmental performance
To be successful you will be:
  • Passionate about forestry in New Zealand
  • A self-motivated person with a positive attitude and a desire to learn
  • Experienced in forestry, logistics and contractor management
  • An excellent communicator and computer literate
  • Suitably qualified in a related field
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • An exciting and diverse role
  • Career progression opportunities throughout New Zealand & Australia
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package (Including life, medical & income protection insurance)
  • Vehicle with full private use
  • Share-buying opportunities
PF Olsen is a drug-free workplace 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 5th June 2019 to

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

For more info
Contact: Tachina Walsh

Applications close: Wednesday, 5-Jun-2019

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Wood Transport/Logistics

Operational Roles at Nelson Forests

Company/Location: Nelson Forests

Job Description:
Nelson Forests is a vertically integrated plantation and mills business. Its plantation is 67,000 productive hectares in size (80,000 total) and the region has a total annual log processing capacity of 1.4 million cubic metres.

Since being purchased by OneFortyOne in 2018, the business has been focused on growth, which has created a number of new roles. Our vacancies include:

  • Harvest Planner
    Managing all of the Harvest Planning and Roading functions for allocated crews. This involves developing and implementing, tactical and operational plans for the Timberlands Harvesting and Roading functions. This role can be tailored to suit your strengths and experience.
  • Shipping Coordinator
    Responsible for all the Timberlands Shipping function including port operations. This involves engaging suppliers, developing and implementing distribution plans that meet the agreed DIFOTIS target and are least cost to the business.
  • Transport Coordinator
    The Transportation Coordinator is accountable for the Timberlands Log Transportation operations. In this new role you will have the opportunity to make it your own leading the management of the short and long term transportation delivery requirements to customers, both domestic and two regional ports (Nelson and Picton). You will also work on projects that have a focus on cost and systems improvements.
For job descriptions visit our website

For a confidential conversation or to apply please contact, Jenny van Workum, Human Resources Manager.

For more info
Contact: Jenny van Workum
mobile: +64 021 2076969
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