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Forest Estate Planner

Company/Location: Nelson

Jobs Description:

  • Outstanding Nelson Lifestyle
  • Experienced Forest Estate Planner
  • Progressive Forestry Management Company
Tasman Pine Forests seek a talented individual that demonstrates proven experience in estate planning and modelling.

A progressive forestry management company, Tasman Pine Forests has been set up by Sumitomo Forestry to manage their forest holding throughout the Nelson region. An exciting opportunity exists for a committed and proven Forest Estate Planner to join the team.

Reporting to the General Manager this role will take ownership for developing estate plans and building models to maximise growth and yield from the asset. Providing analytical support in the areas of mensuration, modelling and yield estimates. They will also have responsibility for preparing and managing the collection of inventory data.

To be successful in this role you will have sound practical experience in estate planning and modelling. Be highly proficient in relevant software tools, including excel, database management and forestry modelling software. Specific experience in Woodstock forest modelling software would be an advantage.

This is a great opportunity to join a great team in an amazing location.

PDF description: JD_EstatePlannerTasmanPineForests1.pdf

For more info
Contact: Melisa Kappely
Phone: +64 (0)3 5468649
mobile: +64 (0)27 7340392

Applications close: Wednesday, 13-Dec-2017

Hauler / GB crew
Company/Location: Waikato / Bay of Plenty

Jobs Description:
Woodmetrics Forest Marketing is seeking suitably qualified harvesting contractors to assist us in harvesting our large woodlot program this summer.

Crews should have a strong Safety culture and have excellence in Environmental performance.

Woodmetrics Forest Marketing is seeking a Hauler/GB crew that can harvest mainly rolling to steep country in the North Waikato/BOP region.

For more info
Contact: Gerry Mortimer
Phone: +64 (0)73437121
mobile: +64 (0)273 437121

Applications close: Thursday, 28-Dec-2017

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

Forestry Harvesting

Cable Hauler Crew x 4 members

Company/Location: ZINDIA LIMITED/Marlborough Sounds

Jobs Description:
Zindia manages over 4000 Hectares of forest in the Marlborough Sounds. We are currently seeking 4 forestry crew members with extensive experience in Cable Hauling over steep country. No equipment required. Excellent package offered along with accommodation and attractive long term benefits. Crew should have a strong safety culture and have excellence in Environmental performance.

For more info
Contact: Suresh Krishnan
Phone: +64 02102290628
mobile: +64 02102290628

Applications close: Friday, 15-Dec-2017

Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Reman Supervisor - Nelson

Jobs Description:

  • Demonstrate your leadership ability in developing production teams
  • Lots of opportunity to be involved and drive process improvements
  • We will invest in your potential!
Join NZ's leader in wood product manufacturing in a location that offers plenty of lifestyle opportunities and the chance to build your leadership career.

Our Nelson saw milling operation is comprised of green mill, kiln drying, planer mill, remanufacturing and timber treatment production processes. It's an exciting time to be joining our business with growth plans and targets for 2018.

Reporting to the Secondary Processing Manager, you'll be responsible for supervising our remanufacturing operation. If you're dedicated and can demonstrate experience in leading and mentoring people; have excellent communication skills; can adapt your style to work alongside people from all walks of life and thrive on pressure this could be an excellent next step for you!

Your mechanical aptitude and experience working in a process manufacturing environment will be invaluable as you step into a position that will challenge you and provide lots of opportunity for personal growth and development.

This is a salaried position and there's an expectation that you will be on call and be flexible to manage the operation as required. Leading a team of more than 25 split across a day and afternoon shift operating Monday to Friday, your day to day responsibilities will include:
  • Supervising people and resources to their full potential
  • Actively working alongside your team to identify potential areas for development
  • Working with the production and engineering teams to improve reliability
  • Leading the team to improve efficiencies and productivity and reduce costs
  • Ensure product quality is fit for purpose and S&OPs are current
  • Identifying and implementing continuous improvement initiatives
  • Promoting positive Health and Safety behaviours
  • Tracking and analysing performance to consistently deliver on targets
We are proud to offer learning and mentoring programmes for our production leaders. You'll also benefit from the industry knowledge that our team at the Nelson Saw Mill have. We have an environment where everyone contributes to the success of the site.

You'll be rewarded with a market competitive base salary, a comprehensive benefits package including medical care plan, personal insurances and a generous superannuation program with CHH contributions. For more information on working for us please go to

Take the time to apply online and further your production career with us. We are very proud to be a drug and alcohol free workplace where everyone goes home safely every day.

For more info
Contact: Apply online

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