Current Vacancies

PF Olsen Ltd is a progressive forestry servicing company experiencing unprecedented company growth. With more than 40 years’ successful forestry experience, and offices throughout New Zealand and Australia, we pride ourselves on surpassing customer requirements with leading processes and compliance standards. Our key purpose is to maximise returns for forest owners through all aspects of forest management, from planting through to harvesting and marketing, while managing commercial and statutory risks. PF Olsen is committed to the highest quality safety outcomes from Board level down to ensure that all staff and contractors make it home safely every day. We offer a supportive, family friendly working environment and competitive remuneration and conditions.

Harvest Manager - Nelson

Due to an internal promotion, we are currently seeking to add an experienced and motivated Harvest Manager to join our vibrant Nelson team. 

Duties will include:

  • Planning, management and supervision of harvesting and engineering operations to a high level of performance in H&S and environmental 
  • Client liaison and written reporting 
  • Project work from time to time 

To be successful you will already have:

  • The ability to cope with the fluid woodlot harvesting environment
  • Proven leadership and teamwork skills
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry (preferable)
  • Proven track-record, with 5 or more years’ experience in Harvest and Engineering Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills

In return, we offer the successful candidate:

  • Career progression
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package


 Nursery Leading Hand - Waiuku

PF Olsen Nursery is a progressive Nursery based in Waiuku that is currently expanding. We specialize in growing containerized treestocks for forestry operations. 

We are looking for a full-time staff member to work as part of the Nursery Management team, helping with day-to-day operations. This person will work with seasonal staff and at times be in sole charge. This postion may require some weekend work.  

All training will be provided, but the ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Self-motivated
  • Keen to learn
  • Reliable/Honest
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Physically fit
  • Considerate team member
  • Able to drive a tractor
  • Outdoor experience ideally in horticulture
  • Enjoys hands-on work
  • Demonstrates leadership potential 

Written applications to: The Nursery Manager, PO Box 1127, Rotorua 3040

PF Olsen is a drug-free work place and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand.

For a job description or to apply for either of these positions, please email your CV and cover letter before April 6th to Tachina.Walsh@pfolsen.com