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Saw Doctor - Whangarei

Company/Location: Carter Holt Harvery Woodproducts

Job Description:

  • Learn from some of the best in the Sawmilling industry
  • Solid hourly rate plus benefits - Superannuation and Health Care scheme
  • Highly supportive team, new in-house team
Set yourself up for a successful long term career and learn from some of the best in the industry in sunny Northland!

Our Whangarei saw milling operation is comprised of green mill, kiln drying, planer mill production and some timber treatment processes. With a history of success and a proven track record manufacturing high quality wood products, our Whangarei team are looking to further increase operational performance in 2018.

We’re offering qualified Saw Doctors, who hold a minimum level 3 Trade Certificate in Saw Doctoring, and uphold the highest standards of health and safety, the opportunity to join our business in Whangarei permanently and grow your career with us.

Bring your enthusiasm and motivation to the position! Your strong work ethic and personal drive to meet targets are essential along with excellent communication skills. Experience with high strain band saws would be an advantage.

You’ll report to the Saw Shop Supervisor and work with an experienced team. The hours of work are 5:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Thursday with overtime requirements.

You’ll receive every day coaching and development from your manager and the leaders and the team around you. You’ll be rewarded with a market competitive rate, a comprehensive benefits package including medical care plan, personal insurances and a generous superannuation scheme with CHH contributions.

For more information on working for us, and to apply online, please go to

For more info
Contact: Tracey Sharpe

Shift Process Manager - Tokoroa

Company/Location: Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts

Job Description:

  • Leadership, leadership, leadership and location!
  • Be part of building high performing teams at our Plywood Operation
  • Join New Zealand’s leader in Wood products and build YOUR career
We’re keen to speak with results focused, driven and engaged manufacturing leaders to join us in this newly created position.

If you’ve recently discovered that leading people is your forte, then this could be an excellent next step for you or the change in direction you’ve been waiting for. You may live locally, or you may be looking for an opportunity to move to the Central North Island, where lifestyle is the key and housing is affordable.

Our Tokoroa Plywood team has over 280 employees, who are dedicated to producing quality products, enjoying constant learning and challenges and have an appreciation for family and community. Working alongside some of the best in the industry, under a well-established leadership team, this is an opportunity for you to make your mark and build a future with New Zealand’s leading timber manufacturer, as we shape our production team with newly created positions across our Operations.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, this is your chance to shape your production leadership experience through leading and coaching our Leading Hands and Production Operators. You will be driving improvements and managing a variety of operational challenges, and ensuring efficiency is maximised and targets are met.

Your objective will be to understand the business drivers to ensure maximum production is safely achieved whilst upholding quality. You’ll quickly appreciate how to manage resources to achieve results. With a diverse range of key accountabilities you’ll be well equipped to initiate and influence continuous improvements across operational performance.

Above all else you’ll promote a positive Health and Safety culture and collaborate with other teams to achieve company goals. Your communication skills and ability to have courageous conversations at all levels will be the key to your success!

With sound knowledge of MS Word and Excel and ideally SAP, you’ll be someone who enjoys analysing data and measuring your team’s performance with a view on generating future profitable production plans. We are open to considering applicants from a variety of manufacturing industries and will provide full training for the manufacturing processes in our Ply Mill operations.

In return for your experience, you’ll be rewarded with a market competitive base salary, a comprehensive benefits package including medical care plan, personal insurances and a generous superannuation scheme with CHH contributions. We also offer support with relocation expenses if you’re ready to make a move to our region. For more information on working for us please go to our careers website

Tokoroa is the third largest town in the Waikato Region and is just a short distance from both Taupo and Rotorua and the wider Bay of Plenty. Whether seeking to experience some of the world’s best mountain biking trails, fantastic trout fishing and numerous forest walking tracks, this region delivers it all!

To tap into great production career prospects and affordable living and lifestyle opportunities in Tokoroa, please apply online.

For more info
Contact: Tracey Sharpe

Sawmill Manager
Company/Location: Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology - Rotorua - Bay of Plenty

Job Description:
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of New Zealand’s newest, and the Bay of Plenty’s largest, tertiary education provider.

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is one of New Zealand’s largest Institutes of Technology serving the Bay of Plenty and South Waikato regions with major campuses in Rotorua, Tauranga, Whakatane, Taupo and Tokoroa, and learning centres spread across the region.

The Sawmill Manager is a member of the Forest Management and Wood Processing Team and is responsible for the overall management and coordination of the production of timber products on the Waipa Campus site, contributing to the overall direction, management and success of the Faculty’s programmes.

More specifically the Sawmill Manager will:

  • Lead a team of wood manufacturing operational staff to deliver timber products that enable delivery of education and training programmes to meet the needs of the region and the institution;
  • Support the Programme Manager to identify opportunities for new development that respond to identified needs;
  • Ensure commercial operations are resourced to deliver as specified and approved, and to meet quality standards;
  • Ensure all necessary sawmill and commercial operational information is completed and available to the Programme Manager, Faculty Operations Manager and teaching staff;
  • Ensure all institutional policies and procedures are followed;
  • Provide operational production leadership for their team;
  • Champion excellence in wood manufacturing processes supporting delivery of training and foster continuous improvement through evidence informed reflective practice;
  • Teach and/or research as agreed or required.
As a responsible employer and education provider, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is committed to the protection of children and vulnerable persons and applies relevant policy and practice to meet this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undergo relevant vetting and employment checks.

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For more info
Contact: Gordon Acres
Phone: +64 07 3468682

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