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Forest Management

Distribution Supervisor

Company/Location: Hancock Forest Management (NZ) Ltd

Job Description:

  • Central North Island location
  • 2 year contract role
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
In late 2017, HFM NZ conducted an extensive safety review of our log transport operations. This review focused on the safety of our distribution processes and looked at opportunities where we can continually improve our practices to maintain our position as a health and safety industry leader. From this review three new Distribution Supervisor roles were created. These roles continue to work with our contractors to make positive in roads to improving distribution safety.

We now seek a new Distribution Supervisor in our Central Region. The role will assist with building and maintaining strong partnerships between HFM NZ and haulage contractors, drivers, and harvesting contractors and their employees. This will be delivered through inclusive, approachable and visible leadership and via the following key focus areas:
  • Help improve safety management practices for our employees and contractors in the field in relation to our distribution processes
  • Ensure HFM NZ is a health and safety industry leader and support our goal to be a zero harm workplace
The ideal applicant will have experience in log truck operations, an understanding of H&S legislation, knowledge of harvesting operations and an in-depth understanding of industry standards. Most importantly, the successful applicant will be committed to the concept that all injuries are preventable and be someone who wants to make a difference. They will be an excellent communicator with the proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders.

To Apply
For a copy of the role outline visit our website or contact Brent Donaldson, Area Manager on +64 027 705 4110. Please send applications including cover letter and CV to Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager, [email protected] by Wednesday 28 August 2019.

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: Distribution Supervisor JD Aug 2019.pdf

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


Company/Location: Merrill and Ring / Blenheim NZ

Job Description:
Based in Blenheim, contributing to a team providing forest management services to a range of clients primarily in the Marlborough province. The job involves planning and managing the full range of forestry activities in the province’s privately-owned commercial plantations.

Marlborough is a great place to live with 20% of New Zealand’s coastline, woven through the Marlborough Sounds. The main town of Blenheim consistently has one of the highest sunshine hour recordings in New Zealand.


Consideration will be given to applicants with:

  • A forestry related tertiary qualification with commercial forestry experience.
  • Experience in aspects of land development and silviculture for plantation forestry.
  • Knowledge of harvesting operations including safety, planning, production and costing monitoring.
  • Be self-motivating, confident and enthusiastic about working in a team position with wide variety of work and responsibilities.
  • Good communication skills & computer literacy.
  • Ability to interact with people at all levels.
Duties will include:
  • Planning and management of commercial forestry operations from land preparation to harvesting.
  • Harvest Planning and management of earthworks.
  • Forest valuation and due diligence projects.
  • Forecasting and managing environmental risks
If you are a forester regardless of your skill set and looking for an opportunity then we can tailor a role to suit your expertise.

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

A competitive salary package including company vehicle will be offered to the successful applicant.

Please send your CV along with cover letter to: [email protected]

For more info
Contact: Kyle Heagney
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +64 (0)3 5792298

Applications close: Friday, 23-Aug-2019

Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Senior Timber Machinist

Company/Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Job Description:
We are looking for a Senior Timber Machinist, who has experience in a timber processing plant with a minimum of a Timber machinists Level 4 certificate.

Although an existing foreman would be suitable for this position, would also suit someone who is looking towards advancing their career in the timber industry.

We operate a modern factory with up to date machinery, the applicant must be able to work as part of a team and have an eye for quality.

We are a well established company, carrying out all facets of wood processing.

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

For more info
Contact: James Borsje-Clark
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +64 (0)3-348-4989
mobile: +64 (0)21-464-798

Applications close: Wednesday, 21-Aug-2019

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