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Harvest Planning & Engineering Forester

Company/Location: Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd, Rotorua

Jobs Description:
Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd (HFM NZ) was established in 2004 to manage forests on behalf of Hancock Natural Resource Group’s clients. We currently manage approximately 235,000 hectares of plantation forests on behalf of three clients and are New Zealand’s largest forest management company. Our forests are located in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Horizons Manawatu Regions.

HFM NZ is strongly committed to providing a safe working environment and to being good stewards of the environment. We employ approximately 105 staff based in four locations – Tauranga, Tokoroa, Rotorua and Whangarei. Our employees are our most valuable asset and are the key to our reputation and success.

Due to an internal promotion we have a vacancy within our Engineering Team in Rotorua. Reporting to the Harvest Planning and Engineering Manager the role will be responsible for:

  • Developing harvest plans and engineering designs to support harvesting operations
  • Implementation of forest engineering operations in accordance with appropriate standards, relevant legislation and regulation, as well as health and safety and environmental best practice to maximise value to the forest owner
While a forestry related tertiary qualification is preferred, we also invite applications from those with either a civil engineering qualification and/or comprehensive road construction and maintenance experience. Exact duties could be flexible depending on the skills and experience applicants bring. We invite candidates to apply who are self-motivated and have solid computer skills including an understanding of GIS applications. Strong relationship building skills and contractor management experience are required.

If you enjoy working in the outdoors please visit our website www.hfm.nz for a copy of the full role outline. Please send applications in the form of a cover letter and CV to our Human Resources Team at [email protected] by 18 November 2018.

PDF description: Harvest Planning Engineering Forester JD.pdf

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

Applications close: Sunday, 18-Nov-2018


Account Manager Forestry

Company/Location: Competenz - Northland based

Jobs Description:
The Account Manager, Forestry will be responsible for promoting, developing, managing and arranging training and assessments for Forestry customers, becoming their trusted advisor. You will do this by working with employers, providers, trainees and other relevant parties to successfully implement workplace based training and manage completions of Forestry qualifications as well as coaching and mentoring workplace assessors.

What skills you will you bring:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a customer focused account manager role.
  • Sales Training and/or qualification/or experience
  • Workplace Assessor and/or Moderator
  • Understanding or qualifications in Education/ Training industry OR Forestry industry related qualifications / experience
  • Strong planning and organisational skills with the ability to manage own territory effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of the customer
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of computer literacy; proficient in Microsoft office suite

For more info
Contact: Maia Birkett
E-mail: [email protected]

Applications close: Friday, 23-Nov-2018

Health and Safety

Health & Safety Coordinator

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

Jobs Description:
Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd (HFM NZ) was established in 2004 to manage forests on behalf of Hancock Natural Resource Group’s clients. We currently manage approximately 235,000 hectares of plantation forests on behalf of three clients. We have 105 staff nation-wide and a contractor base of more than 1000 people. We are strongly committed to providing a safe working environment and to being good stewards of the environment.

HFM NZ strives to be at the forefront of safety in the New Zealand forestry industry. We want to work together with our people to be industry leaders in this area. We believe that growing a strong safety culture via caring and engaged leadership is the foundation for that. Backing this up we also focus on doing the basics right and on a drive for innovation to eliminate risk to as low as reasonably practicable. The health and safety of all our people is our over-riding priority.

To help deliver on these critical goals, we’re looking for a passionate person keen to help make our industry safer. Our small but tight Health and Safety team are tasked with supporting all forest operations to ensure that the company and its contractors are providing a positive, safe and healthy work environment for all workers and as well as being compliant with legislation.

Key areas of accountability for this role include

  • Assist in actively engaging HFM NZ staff and contractors in all health and safety functions.
  • Ensure safe operations at HFM NZ operational sites
  • Assist the HFM NZ Health and Safety and Human Resources teams to ensure that all HFM NZ staff and contractors are engaged in the health and safety programme of the company.
  • Ensure that all health and safety related information is reported in the appropriate format within the specified timeframes.
  • Assist with achieving financial targets without compromising the company health and safety goals.
We’re on the hunt for someone who can be a safety leader and a role model for the culture we want within our organisation. They need to have a proven track record in delivering outstanding health and safety performance in forestry or a similar high risk industry such as construction, mining or oil and gas. They’ll need energy, passion and ideas. These attributes will be coupled with excellent communication skills and a strong ability to carry a discussion and lead engagement.

A sense of humour and a tenacity and personality that doesn't give up will be highly valued. As will strong leadership and relationship management skills to work collaboratively with our staff and contractors.

A tertiary qualification in Occupational Health and Safety or a related Diploma or Degree is preferred but not essential. Assistance can be provided to support our ideal candidate achieve such a qualification.

If you’re keen to make a difference and to make our forestry industry safer, please visit our website www.hfm.nz for a copy of the full role outline. Applications in the form of a cover letter and CV should be sent to our Human Resources Team at [email protected] by 25 November 2018.

PDF description: H&S Coordinator Job Description Nov 2018.pdf

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


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