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Harvesting Supervisor

Company/Location: Tasman Forest Management, Nelson

Jobs Description:
Tasman Forest Management Ltd (TFM) provides forest and harvesting management services in the Nelson and Marlborough region. We currently manage approximately 8,000 ha of forest for a range of clients in this region. TFM is part of the Forest Management Group. The group is made up of three companies:

  • Forest Management Ltd (FML) – Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago, Westland and Southland.
  • Tasman Forest Management Ltd (TFM) – Nelson, Marlborough
  • Forest Management (NI) Ltd (FMNI) - Hawkes Bay, Southern North Island
Between the three companies we harvest over 950,000 tonnes per annum.

We are looking to appoint a Harvesting Supervisor in the Nelson Region. This role will involve:
  • Harvest Planning
  • Supervising harvesting and earthworks
  • Assisting with Procurement
  • Health and Safety Compliance and Auditing
  • Monitoring Best Practise performance and environmental compliance
You will ideally have the following attributes:
  • Relevant experience and or qualifications
  • Sound computer skills
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Enthusiasm and Energy
A competitive remuneration package will be offered based on experience and qualifications.

To apply please forward your covering letter and CV to Craig McMiken, Nelson Manager – Tasman Forest Management Ltd, Unit 8, 66-68 Aranui Road, Mapua, Nelson 7005 before Wednesday 31st January 2018.

For more info
Contact: Craig McMiken
Phone: +64 (0)3 540 3177
mobile: +64 (0)27 277 4001

Applications close: Wednesday, 31-Jan-2018

Harvesting Forester

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

Jobs Description:
Hancock Forest Management is a Forest Stewardship Council certified forest manager responsible for the management of approximately 165,000 hectares throughout New Zealand. We combine leading forest management techniques with outstanding environmental stewardship to provide maximum value to our clients.

Due to an increase in our harvesting operations in our Central Region, we’re currently recruiting for a Harvesting Forester to be based in our Tokoroa office. The role will oversee the health and safety, value recovery, log quality, environmental and production performance of harvesting crews, as well as contributing to the overall business performance by way of budget setting and monitoring.

The successful applicant will ideally hold a tertiary qualification in forestry or a related field and/or have experience in harvesting or forestry operations. We need a great team player who has strong relationship and people management skills and a commitment to health and safety and the environment. Sound computing skills are also desirable.

For a copy of the role outline or to send expressions of interest in the form of a cover letter and CV please contact Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager, by 2 February 2018.

PDF description: HFMNZ Harvesting Forester Tokoroa JD Jan 20183.pdf

For more info
Contact: Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager

Applications close: Friday, 2-Feb-2018

Health and Safety

Health and Safety and Environment Manager (HSE)

Company/Location: South Canterbury

Jobs Description:
Port Blakely grows and markets renewable forest products around the globe. As a fifth-generation, family-owned company, we believe that healthy forestlands and the natural resources they generate can sustain our families, friends and communities, and the planet on which all life depends.

This HSE Manager role is newly created for the organisation and will oversee some exciting new initiatives and projects in the coming months.

The role is based in Timaru and reporting to the New Zealand Managing Director located in Christchurch, you will be responsible for coaching, advising and assisting staff and contractors with the development and implementation of HSE policy, procedures and initiatives.

Ensuring the company is compliant with all HSE regulatory and accreditation requirements across the company’s forest operations and building a culture of continuous improvement within the HSE area.

The ideal candidate will display the following skills and experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working with HSE systems, policies and procedures gained through operational leadership or HSE role
  • A formal qualification in health and safety or environmental management preferred. A forestry related qualification would also be considered
  • Sound knowledge of HSE legislation
  • High level of EQ, excellent communication skills and demonstrated capability to transfer knowledge and build enduring relationships across a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and policy, procedure manuals
In return you will be offered the following:
  • A very competitive remuneration package encompassing base salary, health insurance and medical plan, above market super scheme, company vehicle, laptop & cell phone
  • Work for a respected industry leader that truly values its people
  • Varied and challenging role
Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to

For more info
Contact: Marc Denholm
Phone: +64 (0)3 281 8448
mobile: +64 (0)22 1281 007

Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Site Manager

Company/Location: Bay of Plernty

Jobs Description:

  • Strong focus on lean and building a cohesive team
  • Central North Island location
  • Competitive remuneration and benefits on offer
Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts NZ manufacture a full range of wood based building products including timber, plywood and laminated veneer lumber (LVL). These products are supplied from five major manufacturing operations spread throughout New Zealand.

The Site Manager of their Tokoroa based plywood mill, after a long and successful tenure, has recently resigned to take the next step in his career. Due to this, we are now looking for an experienced leader to take the reins and take the site to the next level.

As their new leader, one of your success factors would be your ability to support our engaged and committed workforce and coach and lead their performance. A key focus of this position will be to demonstrate continuous improvement and commitment to further building the capabilities of the plant, people and processes.

You will impress us with your successful track record in a senior leadership role of a large manufacturing site. You're recognised for your effective communication skills; high level and big picture thinking capabilities and modern and professional style. You'll demonstrate a proven background of delivery to performance, safety and continuous improvement principles. To learn the technical manufacturing processes applied within this mill, your ability to quickly learn and ask the right questions will be imperative.

This is a superb opportunity to make your mark in one of New Zealand's leading timber manufacturers and achieve some remarkable outcomes showing energy and drive that befits this position. A highly competitive salary package including Superannuation and medical and other insurances are on offer.

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!

For a confidential chat to find out more about tapping into great production career prospects and affordable living and lifestyle opportunities in Tokoroa, please phone Mark Charles, Senior Consultant on +64 09 307 4562 or apply online.

For more info
Contact: Mark Charles
Phone: + 64 09 3074562
mobile: + 64 021722879

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