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Forest Management


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

Job Description:
Our Business
Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd (HFM NZ) protects and manages the forest assets owned by the Hancock Natural Resource Group’s investment clients. These institutional investors own 235,000 hectares of plantation forests in New Zealand, producing an annual harvest volume of almost 6 million m3. Providing a safe and inclusive workplace for its employees and contractors and managing all operations to ensure excellence in environmental outcomes are HFM NZ’s highest priorities.

The Role
Due to a retirement, we are seeking an experienced Forester to join our global business. As part of the Forestry Operations Team, the role will assist in the management of establishment, tending and forest protection functions. This includes management of contractors and crews to ensure professional and best practice operations. Ensuring excellence in health, safety and environmental outcomes is paramount.

What We Can Offer You
HFM NZ is New Zealand’s largest forest management company and will offer a highly competitive package to our chosen candidate. Along with base salary and annual bonus, a work vehicle (choice of 3) including private use is supplied. We also provide a suite of benefits including health insurance, trauma, income protection and life insurance, additional KiwiSaver contributions, gym subsidy and long service leave. Generous financial support for formal external tuition can be accessed to ensure our employees can learn and grow while working with us. HFM NZ also supports employee health and wellbeing and the importance of work/life balance and provides flexible work arrangements wherever possible.

What We’re Looking For
The successful applicant will ideally hold a tertiary qualification in forestry or a related field and/or have significant experience in forestry operations. We need a great team player who has strong relationship and people management abilities as there may be the opportunity for the role to grow in the future. Sound computing skills are also desirable. Above all else, an unwavering commitment to delivering the highest health, safety and environmental standards is a must.

To Apply
If you’d like to join our small but committed team and work with some of the best in the business, more information can be found on our website Please send applications in the form of a cover letter and CV to our Human Resources Team at [email protected] by 2 February 2020.

HFM NZ is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age. HFM NZ values diversity and inclusion and is comfortable to provide any reasonable necessary accommodation to foster such a workforce.

PDF description: ForesterRotoruaJDFinal150120.pdf

For more info
Contact: Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager
E-mail: [email protected]

Applications close: Sunday, 2-Feb-2020

Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Dry Mill Manager/Moulder Operator
Company/Location: S E Pine Sales

Job Description:
A well established timber processing company on the outskirts of Mount Gambier SA situated in the heart of the Limestone Coast seeks to employ an experienced Dry Mill Manager/ Moulder Operator. The position offered is permanent day shift within a newly built Dry Timber processing Mill accompanied by a recently built Green Mill for in house supply. Normal hours of work Monday to Friday. Some overtime may be required.

An annual salary of $87,000 negotiable commensurate with experience with a vehicle and fuel card also supplied for your convenience.

Duties will include but not limited to:

  • Set cut plans according to orders and stock available
  • Set-up moulder according to timber size requirements
  • Maximise moulder uptime and production
  • Use grinder to sharpen knives
  • Maintain sharpening room in good working order
  • Co-ordinate and direct a dry-mill team(s)
  • Undertake preventative maintenance on all dry mill machinery, maintaining blades and profile cutters.
  • Ensure required spare parts are kept on hand
  • Awareness of conditions that pose an unacceptable risk to dry mill property, plant & equipment (e.g. total fire ban days) and decision responsibility for whether and how to operate
  • Demonstrate a high level of machinery fault identification and resolution
  • Maintain timber stock and flow in an efficient and neat state
  • Ensure dry-mill production building are kept in a neat state
  • Co-ordinate shavings trailer collection and empty shavings bin when necessary
  • Operate timber grading equipment and software and perform compliance testing
  • Ensure timber finish meets required quality standard
  • Forklift operation desirable but not necessary
  • Train a competent person in moulder set-up and operation, potentially alongside an external training provider
  • Reasonable level of physical fitness
WH&S Obligations
Perform all duties in a safe manner ensuring adherence to South East Pine Sales WH&S requirements & Procedures

  • Hours should be commensurate with completion of aforementioned duties
  • Able to prioritize drymill schedule to ensure orders are completed within required time frames
  • Excellent numeracy & literacy skills
  • Mechanical aptitude skills
  • Good hand / eye coordination
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Solution focused troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent team member
  • Copes well in high pressure situations
  • Able to work unsupervised
  • Takes responsibility for own actions
  • Is open to new ideas and new ways of doing things
  • Demonstrates willingness to cooperate with others
If you have a reliable positive attitude towards work and can demonstrate skills that address the essential requirements, we want to hear from you.

For more info
Contact: Sam Letizia
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +61 0887399200

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