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Operations Improvement Coordinator
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation of NSW / Tumut

Job Description:
Forestry Corporation of NSW is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW.

We are seeking an Operations Improvement Coordinator who is responsible for the implementation of state-wide strategies to monitor and improve value recovery in our plantation forest operations including in-forest harvesting optimisation technologies. The successful candidate will identify and oversee process improvement opportunities, develop and execute project plans to deliver improvements within agreed scope, schedule and budget. The position is based in Tumut.

This role reports to the Forest Resources Manager and the ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Demonstrated high level analytical and problem-solving skills for strategic issues impacting on organisational operations.
  • Ability and readiness to utilise various software packages (e.g. Microsoft suite of products, Silvia) and a basic understanding of operating systems to assist with the management of In-Forest Optimisation.
  • Understanding of project life cycles including demonstrated experience in terms of the identification of opportunities, formulation of business requirements and working with key stakeholders, project teams in developing, testing and implementing the solutions.
  • Knowledge of softwood plantation harvesting operations, including implementation of technology used in forest harvesting and forest management.
  • Ability to implement and conduct performance monitoring in an operational context, resulting in positive and constructive outcomes.
  • Ability to effectively formulate, design and communicate training packages to relevant stakeholders to facilitate change and promote improvement.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake periodic travel as part of this role, satisfactorily complete a medical examination and be available for afterhours fire standby on a rostered basis.

How to apply: Applicants should email their application to

For more info
Contact: Duncan Watt
mobile: +61 427 844 009

Applications close: Monday, 3-Dec-2018

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Forestry Harvesting

Harvesting and Roading Forester

Company/Location: Snowy Mountains Forests - Bombala

Job Description:
At Snowy Mountains Forests we understand that our greatest resource is our people, we pride ourselves on supporting staff training and career development. We are the largest private plantation company in NSW and manage plantation assets in the Murray Valley, and Bombala regions.An exciting opportunity has become available for forestry professionals to join the Snowy Mountains Forests team based in Bombala.

The Harvesting and Roading Forester position reports to the Senior Operations Forester - Bombala and embraces all aspects of softwood plantation management including establishment, maintenance, fire protection but focusing on harvesting and roading. The successful candidate will have at least two years operational experience in plantation management, strong communication and interpersonal skills, be self-driven and have the ability to work as part of a small team.

For more info
Contact: Jake Lazarus
Phone: +61 2 6947 1933

Applications close: Saturday, 24-Nov-2018

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Greenmill Processing Manager

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Wood Products, Jubilee Site - Mt Gambier, South Australia

Job Description:

The Company

OneFortyOne is a trans-Tasman vertically integrated sustainable forest and timber products organisation. Our aspiration is to become a significant multi-regional player within the global forestry industry. Key to OneFortyOne’s timber processing is Mount Gambier’s Jubilee Highway Sawmill. One of the largest sawmill’s in Australia, the site processes approximately 750,000 m3 log intake per annum, producing Radiata Pine structural and treated products. The modern sawmill is equipped with ‘state of the art’ technology and includes top tier employees and assets. OneFortyOne is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes diversity.

The Location

The second largest urban city in South Australia, Mount Gambier is regionally located in the Limestone Coast area, 450 km south of Adelaide. With a population of over 27,000, the city is famous for the volcanic Blue Lake, with timber supported by milling operations, the largest industry. A wide range of sporting and recreational facilities and activities are available, in addition to a selection of State and private primary and secondary schools, TAFE and University of Adelaide campus’, health care and hospital services. The sawmill is located approximately 3 km from the city centre.

The Position

Following a re-organisation, the position of Greenmill Processing Manager will become vacant. Reporting to the Production Manager, the Green Processing Manager will have responsibility for approximately 90 employees across areas including the log yard, sawmill, sawshop and stacking lines. Accountable for maintaining and improving the operational efficiency of the log yard, sawline, optimisation system and quality systems, the Green Processing Manager will work collaboratively with the Maintenance Supervisor and Production Manager, to ensure the highest standard of safe performance.

The suitable candidate will have strong leadership capabilities and mechanical aptitudes, extensive experience safely running high speed production lines, and ideally a sawmilling background.

If you believe this is the role for you or require further information, please contact the General Manager, Paul Hartung at All enquiries will be treated with the strictest confidence. Applications by COB Monday, 26 November 2018.

For more info
Contact: Paul Hartung

Applications close: Friday, 23-Nov-2018

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Forest Management

Forest Manager, Rotorua

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Rotorua

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.

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 Rotorua team.

Duties will include:

  • 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 28th November 2018 to

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

For more info
Contact: Tachina Walsh

Applications close: Wednesday, 28-Nov-2018

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Forest Improvement Manager
Company/Location: Ernslaw One Ltd

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

Working within the Land and Resource Team, the purpose of this position is to provide step change in our forest management, through species selection, genetics, silvicultural regimes and use of technology.

Reporting to the Land & Resource Manager, responsibilities include:

  • Determining what sort of tree will produce the products we want, and thus how do we grow them;
  • Finding a third species for our estate to complement Radiata Pine and Douglas-fir;
  • Providing forest operations technical support;
  • Managing our genetics and silviculture research;
  • Representing Ernslaw on industry groups.
Serious consideration will be given to applicants with:
  • A relevant tertiary qualification and at least three years relevant experience in this field;
  • Knowledge of forest genetics and silvicultural practices and;
  • Competent with Forecaster, YTGen and Geomaster.
Ernslaw One Ltd. is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. The successful applicant would require a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol assessment.

If you seek a rewarding role with an innovative company, and can see yourself enjoying the quality of life Gisborne offers, then please obtain a position description and application form from

A covering letter, application form, and CV should be submitted by 4 pm Friday 23rd November 2018 to the above email address, or sent to the Land & Resource Manager, Ernslaw One Ltd, PO Box 2042, Gisborne 4040.

For more info
Contact: Land & Resource Manager
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Forestry Harvesting

Harvesting Forester
Company/Location: Tokoroa/Rotorua

Job Description:

  • NZ CNI Location
  • Integrated Forest Based Manufacturer
  • Large Multinational Organisation
Oji Fibre Solutions is a leading producer of market pulp, paper and fibre based packaging. Backed by the strength of the Oji Group, we are a company with huge heritage, and are committed to delivering quality, innovative products that enhance the competitiveness of our customers.

Right now, we are after a talented and capable Harvesting Forester for our harvesting operations located around New Zealand’s Central North Island.

The role is responsible for harvest planning & harvest operational supervision. You will be working & liaising with internal & external customers, harvesting, transport & roading contractors, as well as external regulatory & infrastructure organisations.

As such, you will need to be an effective communicator and relationship builder, you’ll appreciate the importance of timely communication to key people across the business.
Health and Safety management is an absolutely critical skill, with a modern attitude and a sound understanding of today’s safety requirements associated with harvesting, & log transport operations. Proactive safety leadership is an essential capability to ensure our workers and contractors come home safely, every day.

Ideally applicants will hold a tertiary qualification in forestry, or a related field, or experience managing log harvest operations. Up to date computing skills, particularly GIS and mobile technology is required. Contractor management experience is important to be successful in the role. Experience with eucalypt harvesting would be an advantage.

This role takes you beyond the traditional boundaries of the forest operations, providing insight and opportunities within one of Australasia’s largest forest products manufacturers.

So if you have the experience and/or a relevant tertiary qualification in forestry then take the positive step now to be part of the Oji team.

In return we offer a competitive base salary and a comprehensive benefits package including medical care plans, personal insurances and a generous superannuation program with Oji Fibre Solutions contributions of up to 7.5%.

If this position sounds like the type of challenge your looking for then don’t delay!
APPLY TODAY with your current CV and a cover letter to D Carr, email
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For more info
Contact: D Carr

Applications close: Friday, 23-Nov-2018

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Harvesting Manager
Company/Location: Gisborne

Job Description:
An opportunity has arisen to lead Mangatu Blocks Harvesting and Roading operations, and promote growth in our Forest business and sustainable land use activities.

The employer manages a significant land holding in the Gisborne region. There is a key focus on striving to complete operations to the highest safety and environmental standards while maximising the return to the forest owner. All forests are within easy daily commuting distance from the office base located in Gisborne City.

Key areas of this role include planning, management, supervision and co-ordination of Harvest and Roading operations and ensuring health, safety and environmental standards continue to be achieved by the contractor workforce.

The position offers excellent opportunity for personal and career growth and a variety of interesting work in land management in a great forestry region.

Ideal candidates will have:

  •  A comprehensive practical experience in Harvesting and Roading operations.
  •  Sound Contract Management experience
  •  Proven leadership and team work skills
  •  Wide-ranging working knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements and application in Harvesting and Roading operations.
  •  A drive for excellence in environmental management around Harvesting and Roading
  •  Proficient technology skills
  •  A tertiary qualification in forestry (preferable but not essential)
Mangatu Blocks is committed to providing a healthy and safe working environment and the successful applicant will be required to pass pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol and police assessments. Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

If you believe this position sounds like you or you would like more information please contact Summah Thorpe.

For more info
Contact: Summah Thorpe
Phone: +64 6 8691330
mobile: +64 273185689
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Health and Safety

Health & Safety Coordinator

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

Job Description:
Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd (HFM NZ) was established in 2004 to manage forests on behalf of Hancock Natural Resource Group’s clients. We currently manage approximately 235,000 hectares of plantation forests on behalf of three clients. We have 105 staff nation-wide and a contractor base of more than 1000 people. We are strongly committed to providing a safe working environment and to being good stewards of the environment.

HFM NZ strives to be at the forefront of safety in the New Zealand forestry industry. We want to work together with our people to be industry leaders in this area. We believe that growing a strong safety culture via caring and engaged leadership is the foundation for that. Backing this up we also focus on doing the basics right and on a drive for innovation to eliminate risk to as low as reasonably practicable. The health and safety of all our people is our over-riding priority.

To help deliver on these critical goals, we’re looking for a passionate person keen to help make our industry safer. Our small but tight Health and Safety team are tasked with supporting all forest operations to ensure that the company and its contractors are providing a positive, safe and healthy work environment for all workers and as well as being compliant with legislation.

Key areas of accountability for this role include

  • Assist in actively engaging HFM NZ staff and contractors in all health and safety functions.
  • Ensure safe operations at HFM NZ operational sites
  • Assist the HFM NZ Health and Safety and Human Resources teams to ensure that all HFM NZ staff and contractors are engaged in the health and safety programme of the company.
  • Ensure that all health and safety related information is reported in the appropriate format within the specified timeframes.
  • Assist with achieving financial targets without compromising the company health and safety goals.
We’re on the hunt for someone who can be a safety leader and a role model for the culture we want within our organisation. They need to have a proven track record in delivering outstanding health and safety performance in forestry or a similar high risk industry such as construction, mining or oil and gas. They’ll need energy, passion and ideas. These attributes will be coupled with excellent communication skills and a strong ability to carry a discussion and lead engagement.

A sense of humour and a tenacity and personality that doesn't give up will be highly valued. As will strong leadership and relationship management skills to work collaboratively with our staff and contractors.

A tertiary qualification in Occupational Health and Safety or a related Diploma or Degree is preferred but not essential. Assistance can be provided to support our ideal candidate achieve such a qualification.

If you’re keen to make a difference and to make our forestry industry safer, please visit our website for a copy of the full role outline. Applications in the form of a cover letter and CV should be sent to our Human Resources Team at by 25 November 2018.

PDF description: H&S Coordinator Job Description Nov 2018.pdf

For more info
Contact: Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager

Applications close: Sunday, 25-Nov-2018

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Qualified Sawdoctor

Company/Location: Tasmania - Bell Bay

Job Description:
Checkmate Precision Cutting Tools Ltd is seeking a Qualified Saw Doctor who has experience in both the sawshop and the sawmill to join us at our “Onsite Sawshop” in Bell Bay, Tasmania working for a very innovative progressive company – Timberlink.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to part of a team of 7 Sawdoctors that are challenged daily with lifting sawing performance for this site.

Experience in automated Sawshop machinery, Stellite & TCT tipped saws, Mill alignment would be an advantage; hence a very competitive remuneration package is being offered to the right candidate.

The position will require you to be responsible for carrying out maintenance and changing of circular saws, bandsaws, saw centre maintenance and striving to support and meet all production requirements for the Sawmill.

The team operates 2 shifts 4 days per week with some added shifts due to production demands

  • National Certificate or Level 4 Saw Doctoring
  • Ability to support the team through challenges
  • A good discipline for accuracy and attention to detail.
Applications and CV to be E mailed to

For more info
Contact: Stewart Martin
mobile: +64 27 488 8990
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New positions - Head Rig and Edger Operators

Company/Location: Max Birt Sawmills Ltd Pokeno

Job Description:
Max Birt Sawmills is an independently owned sawmilling and timber processing business, employing over 140 staff across two sites.

The position advertised is at our Pokeno Sawmill on SH2, on the south side of the Bombay Hills. Employment at this site would suit people living in the South Auckland, Thames or North Waikato areas.

Our sawmill currently consists of a Debarker, Headrig with Slabber, Band Resaw, Edger and End Trimmer complete with Acoustic grading feeding onto a round table.

Due to expansion plans which include a Horizontal Band Resaw and High Speed Edger we now require additional Head Rig and Edger operators to join our team.

The successful applicant or applicants will need to be punctual and able to show ability to cut to detailed plans and patterns whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and productivity.

For the safety of all concerned adherence to the safety procedures and policies is paramount, as the requirement that all employees are drug free.

This role has an immediate start for the right candidate. Check out our website

Please apply by email including References to

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

John McNamara HR Manager Max Birt Sawmills Ltd

For more info
Contact: John McNamara
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