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Forest Management

Fibre & Forestry Manager

Job Description:

Summary & Points (Seek):
Join a market leader with an overriding commitment to people, culture & the environment

  • Based in Tumut NSW - Market Leader in Packaging Solutions
  • Bring your Forestry experience to the table and drive efficient operations
  • Master your own destiny at Visy operating in an essential industry
At Visy, our people make us stand out from the crowd. We’re always seeking solutions, opportunities and possibilities. We look for people who see what’s ahead and run towards it. These people are helping us to achieve our vision to become the global leader in sustainable packaging solutions. Together, we can create a better world.

The opportunity:
Visy began manufacturing corrugated cardboard boxes in Melbourne, Australia, in 1948 and has grown to become one of the world's leading privately owned packaging, paper and recycling companies. We offer unique, fully integrated, forward thinking closed loop-packaging solutions that align with customer and industry needs. Having maintained a huge market share, we are certainly leading the way.

This position will be based at our Tumut Mill, designed to world-class standards and adopting sustainability objectives in all parts of its operations. Our Mill produces high-quality kraft paper for both the domestic and international market.

Reporting to the GM of Fibre Resources, the position will be wholly responsible for the management and delivery of 1.9 million metric tonnes per annum of wood fibre to the Tumut Mill.

The key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
  • Implement strategies that deliver the wood fibre required to operate the mill whilst also identifying opportunities to drive cost savings.
  • Manage all aspects of the Prime Materials budget and spend for the Tumut Pulp and Paper Mill.
  • Responsible for the management of wood fibre contracts, contractors and suppliers.
  • Oversee forest harvesting and haulage for stumpage operations.
  • Key responsibilities of the role include being the site contact for Forestry Certification and Chain of Responsibility.
What you will bring to the team:
  • 5+ years of proven Forestry Operations experience having been responsible for management of fibre supply, harvesting and haulage contracts.
  • Experience with management accounting and preparation of complex budgets, forecasts, cost reporting, contract reviews and regulatory compliance.
  • Proven experience in the delivery of results in line with business objectives.
  • Strong literacy, numeracy and presentation skills with highly advanced excel skills.
  • Experience with managing forestry certifications and the legislative requirements of Chain of Responsibility.
  • Stakeholder management skills with the ability to network across community, environmental and regulatory stakeholders.
  • Experience with contract management, business development and project costings.
When you join Visy, you’re joining a global leader dedicated to making serious progress in the sustainable packaging and recycling industries. We want to find solutions, make an impact and grow our business. If you can help us, you’ll fit right in. There’s never been a better time to join Visy!

Please contact Mish Ohona on +61 0499 399 755 for a confidential discussion, or apply now.

You will be required to meet Visy’s employment criteria which will include a criminal history check and pre-employment medical (including drug & alcohol testing).

Visy is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Please note that only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.

For more info
Contact: Mish Ohona
mobile: +61 0499 399 755

Tree Crop Manager

Company/Location: Logic Forest Solutions - Gisborne

Job Description:
Based in Gisborne with contracts extending throughout NZ, Logic Forest Solutions is a small, hardworking team specialising in all aspects of commercial forestry.

We are seeking a Tree Crop Manager to join our team. This is a full-time, diverse, hands-on role with a strong focus on customer and contractor liaison.

Candidates with experience will be preferred although those with similar experience possessing key attributes may be considered. The role includes:

  • Forest management
  • Forest operations – establishment and silviculture
  • Contractor management and crew supervision
Key attributes include:
  • Experience in forestry operations
  • GIS mapping skills
  • ETS/Carbon Forestry administration
  • An enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Be a ‘self-starter’ and able to work unsupervised
  • Hard working, fit with a love of the outdoors
  • A personal commitment to assisting in the growth of the company
  • Computer literate
This is a great opportunity for a motivated person seeking an exciting career in forestry with opportunity for advancement. A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the right person.

A full job description is available on our website or by email. Please email your CV to office@logicfsl.co.nz by 13 December 2021.

https://www.logicfsl.co.nz/assets/549f41db8f/Tree-Crop-Manager-Job-Description.pdf

For more info
Contact: Madeleine Teneti
E-mail: office@logicfsl.co.nz
Phone: +64 068632447
mobile: +64 0211794949

Forestry Harvesting

Harvest Coordinator – Otways & Heytesbury

Company/Location: Geelong

Job Description:
A unique opportunity to work outside in the clean air and beautiful landscape of the Otways region of southwestern Victoria. Gain experience in challenging terrain and a diverse ecological environment. Apply your skills within a company that empowers you to make decisions and both values and rewards flexibility. Join the experienced and skilled professionals at Midway. Grow with the leaders; apply today.

The Company
Midway is an export and forestry company based in Geelong, involved in plantation ownership and management, logistics, processing and marketing forest products. We are currently seeking a Harvest Coordinator to join the Resources team.

The Position
Reporting to the Harvesting Manager, your role will be to plan and implement the annual tactical plan for the Otways and Heytesbury regions (southern Colac-Otway and Corangamite shires).
Key tasks include:

  • Scheduling and allocation of harvesting blocks according to seasonal and market requirements
  • Site Assessment and Timber Harvest Planning
  • Development and management of roading plans and budgets
  • Contractor management and supervision including:
    • Road construction and maintenance
    • Plantation harvesting
    • Log Cartage
    • Monitoring for compliance against safety, environment and quality requirements
  • Stakeholder management engagement
  • Fire control and standby
The Candidate
The successful applicant will display the following:
  • Experience leading contractors or staff within the Forestry or Natural Resources Industry
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to work autonomously as well as contributing to a team
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • An understanding of Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • An understanding of hazard identification and risk assessment
  • An understanding of the legal and regulatory framework related to plantation management and harvesting and compliance against certification standards
  • Understanding of project and budget management
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook) and use of GIS
  • Current Victorian drivers’ licence
Midway is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide an opportunity to work in a diverse and multicultural environment, and seek people who are innovative, goal oriented and can work in teams.

Applications
Position enquiries should be emailed to HarvestCoordinatorPosition@midwaylimited.com.au attention Clint Larkins.

To apply for this position please email your cover letter and resume to HarvestCoordinatorPosition@midwaylimited.com.au

A pre-placement health assessment and reference check will be conducted prior to making an offer of employment.

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications close Sunday 12th December 2021.

For more info
Contact: Clint Larkins
E-mail: HarvestCoordinatorPosition@midwaylimited.com.au
Phone: +61352779255
mobile: +61428590888

Graduate Forester

Company/Location: Geelong

Job Description:
Kick-start your forestry career with industry leaders, Midway. Take the chance to apply your technical learning and get hands-on experience while working alongside experienced and skilled professionals. Join the next generation of managers who’ll shape the future of the forestry industry in 2022. Grow with the leaders; apply today.

The Company
Midway is an export and forestry company involved in plantation ownership and management, logistics, processing and marketing forest products Australia wide. We are currently seeking a Graduate Forester to join the Resources team in Geelong, as part of our ongoing commitment to the Graduate program.

The Position
The Graduate Forester position offers:

  • Invaluable hands-on, practical experience
  • Exciting, challenging and fulfilling role
  • Contribute from day one with responsibilities in a dynamic team to challenge and develop your skills
Reporting to the Resources Planner, your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
  • Delivery of plantation site assessments including the desktop and field evaluation of high conservation values
  • Development of Timber Harvest Plans
  • Supervision and monitoring of plantation operations and contractors for compliance against safety, environment & quality and requirements
  • Delivery of administration tasks ensuring compliance with the Midway Koala Management Plan
  • Positive stakeholder communication
Whilst travel within the Victorian plantation management catchment will be required, ideally the successful applicant will be based in Geelong.


The Candidate
The successful applicant will display the following:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (forestry, agricultural, environmental science or similar) and/or experience in forest management
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent planning and time management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as contributing to a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Current Victorian driver’s licence.
Midway is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide an opportunity to work in a diverse and multicultural environment, and seek people who are innovative, goal oriented and can work in teams.

Applications
Position enquiries should be emailed to GraduateForester@midwaylimited.com.au attention Alex Mifsud.

To apply for this position please email your cover letter and resume to GraduateForester@midwaylimited.com.au

A pre-placement health assessment and reference check will be conducted prior to making an offer of employment.

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications close Sunday 12th December 2021.

For more info
Contact: Alex Mifsud
E-mail: GraduateForesterPosition@midwaylimited.com.au
Phone: +61352779255
mobile: +61427004323

Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Plant Reliability Manager

Company/Location: Taranakipine

Job Description:
Taranakipine are leaders in the design and manufacture of value-added wood products. They pride themselves in understanding customers’ needs, manufacturing to industry best practice and servicing customers with quality products. Established over 60 years ago, Taranakipine holds a significantposition in both NZ and overseas timber products markets and is committed to sustainability, growth and development. Their culture is open, approachable and supportive with a focus on team, continuous improvement and excellent customer service.

The Role
The purpose of this role is to optimise the mechanical, electrical and automation reliability and performance of all plant and equipment through focus on uptime, risk management and life cycle asset management. You will be responsible for implementing a strategic approach to maintenance activities, resulting in effective preventative and predictive maintenance programmes, with a view to long term sustainability. You will provide positive leadership and operational expertise to the maintenance team and contractors, with a focus on developing capability and driving performance within a safe and healthy working environment.

This role is responsible for successfully delivering all maintenance related activities in a timely and cost-effective way. With a huge focus on continuous improvement your ability to identify, prioritise and propose opportunities for plant performance, is critical to the role. Taranakipines’ commitment to growth and development means you will play a key role in project teams providing technical engineering expertise, analysis and input on plant improvement initiatives.

Our Ideal Candidate
You will have strong relationship management and communication skills. You will have a proven track record in successfully leading and managing the plant reliability and maintenance for large manufacturing or industrial organisations. You will be passionate about working collaboratively and contributing to an organisation dedicated to continuous improvement. Being a natural problem-solver and successful influencer will be key to creating an organisation with a reliability focused culture.

In addition to this you will also demonstrate skills and experience in the following areas;

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Maintenance/Engineering fields
  • At least 5 years’ direct experience in working in a manufacturing or industrial type organisation
  • Proven interpersonal relationships building skills and the ability to communicate effectively to all stakeholders
  • Ability to lead, inspire, motivate and gain commitment from team members
  • Commitment to make a difference, achieve objectives and focus on continuous improvement
  • Skills and experience with computer systems, including an understanding of PLC systems
This role provides you with the opportunity to live in one of NZ’s most vibrant economic regions and join an industry leader. It gives you the chance to be part of the continued success of a company committed to growth and development and one that believes ‘our team is our future’.

The successful applicant will have the legal right to work in New Zealand indefinitely and will be required to pass a pre-employment medical assessment and drug screen.

If you believe you are the right person for this position, please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter to Human Resources at recruitment@taranakipine.co.nz To obtain a copy of the position description, please email recruitment@taranakipine.co.nz

For more details, visit our website www.taranakipine.co.nz

Applications close Monday 6th December 2021.

PDF description: Advert - Plant Reliability Manager (FINAL) Nov 20213.pdf

For more info
Contact: Melissa Henwood
E-mail: Recruitment@Tarankipine.co.nz
Phone: +64 067559776

Quality & Compliance Lead

Job Description:
Taranakipine are leaders in the design and manufacture of value-added wood products. They pride themselves in understanding customers’ needs, manufacturing to industry best practice and servicing customers with quality products. Established over 60 years ago, Taranakipine holds a significant position in both NZ and overseas timber products markets and is committed to sustainability, growth and development. Their culture is open, approachable and supportive with a focus on team, continuous improvement and excellent customer service.

The Role
The purpose of this role is to work with the entire Taranakipine team to improve quality systems and procedures and support an overall company culture of continuous improvement and waste minimisation. You will also support operational leaders in developing in-process quality procedures that are conveyed to staff in a clear and logical way. You will ensure that all quality and compliance measurements are in place, effective in their use and actively monitored and reported.

The role is both QA and QC focused, directional and supportive towards improving quality outcomes.

You will take ownership in the maintenance and enhancement of Taranakipines’ QMS, as well as, ensure there is a high standard of SOPs across all manufacturing departments.

Our Ideal Candidate
You will be passionate about quality and continuous improvement. You will be motivated and committed to making a difference to the quality performance of the company. Your success in building relationships will allow you to influence and communicate across the entire business in a structured way, which would ultimately result in zero waste practices. You will thrive on exploring methods to improve quality procedures, practices and reporting within organisations, and successfully implement them.

In addition to this you will also demonstrate skills and experience in the following areas;

  • At least three years’ experience in a quality and compliance role, with a successful track record in identifying and driving process improvement
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Quality and experience in any of the following industries:manufacturing, engineering, science, technical or related disciplines
  • Experience coordinating internal audits and testing programmes, third party audits and independent verification audits
  • Knowledge and experience in wood processing and forestry businesses (desirable)
  • Proven experience in using ‘Lean Thinking’ and methodology to drive continuous improvement
  • A dynamic and structured, yet flexible approach to organising work
  • Exceptional relationship management skills with the ability to establish credibility and build rapport
  • Strong attention to detail and sharp organisational skills
  • Competent in computer and IT systems including Sharepoint
  • Experience in working within manufacturing environments (desirable)
This role provides you with the opportunity to live in one of NZ’s most vibrant economic regions and join an industry leader. It gives you the chance to be part of the continued success of a company committed to growth and development and one that believes ‘our team is our future’.

The successful applicant will have the legal right to work in New Zealand indefinitely and will be required to pass a pre-employment medical assessment and drug screen.

If you believe you are the right person for this position, please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter to Human Resources at recruitment@taranakipine.co.nz To obtain a copy of the position description, please email recruitment@taranakipine.co.nz

For more details, visit our website www.taranakipine.co.nz

Applications close Monday 6th December 2021

PDF description: Quality and Compliance Lead Advert (FINAL) Nov 2021 (2).pdf

For more info
Contact: Melissa Henwood
E-mail: Recruitment@Tarankipine.co.nz
Phone: +64 067559776

Quality Lead

Company/Location: Nelson Pine Industries Ltd - Nelson

Job Description:

  • Innovative global leader in MDF/LVL
  • Forge a long term career in a key quality role
  • Based in Nelson, a stunning lifestyle
Nelson Pine Industries Ltd is one of the world’s largest single site producers of Medium Density Fibreboard and a leader in Laminated Veneer Lumber. Engineered for quality and performance their products meet the highest international standards and are used in NZ and the Asia-Pacific region for the construction of engineered timber buildings and for the production of furniture, doors and other interior products.

With an outstanding reputation for the quality and consistency of their products, reliability of supply and sustainable low environmental impact management practices they now have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Quality Lead to join their team and positively influence the quality performance of their successful, global business.

As Quality Lead you will take responsibility for the MDF quality system for compliance and improvements and ensure the quality of products and services supplied to customers meet the highest standards. You will ensure accuracy and integrity of test data. You will also have the opportunity to focus on identifying and leading product development and supporting process improvement.

To really add value in this role you’ll have demonstrated experience working with sophisticated and large-scale manufacturing technology and a relevant chemical engineering, process engineering or quality qualification. Experience with Total Quality Management (TQM) would also be beneficial.

With a down to earth, forward-thinking approach and keen eye for detail you’ll have the drive, lateral thinking and analytical skills to come up with solutions that add value. You’ll provide key practical and innovative technical advice and utilise your strong communication skills to positively influence relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

If you are interested in forging a long term career with an employer of choice in a stunning lifestyle location we would love to hear from you.

Applications close Monday 13th December 2021

For further enquiries please contact Emily Bissett

For more info
Contact: Emily Bissett
E-mail: emily.bissett@intepeople.co.nz
Phone: +64 035468649
mobile: +64 0272285999


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