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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 Planner - Waipapa

PF Olsen Ltd prides itself in remaining leaders in the field when it comes to our work processes, health & safety and environmental systems. We have over 46 years’ experience in the Forestry Services industry, with offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. Regional growth means we are currently seeking an experienced and motivated Harvest Planner to join our high performing Waipapa, Northland team.  Located close to Kerikeri in the idyllic ‘winterless’ Bay of Islands, the region is a fantastic base to visit golden sandy beaches and historic towns and landmarks; or to get involved in the numerous sports on offer including big game fishing, kayaking, sailing or mountain biking. 

At PF Olsen we offer a supportive work environment and an attractive employee benefits package.  If you have 2 or more years’ previous experience in Harvest Planning, and you are a team player with great communication skills, then you could be the candidate we are seeking.

Your duties will include:

  • Planning, management and supervision of engineering operations to a high level of performance in H&S and Environmental
  • Developing effective harvest plans for ground based and cable operations
  • Analysing harvesting options and undertaking assessments of environmental effects to support consent applications
  • Client liaison and written reporting

In return, we offer the successful candidate:

  • Career progression
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package

 

Harvest  Supervisor - Waipapa

Regional growth in Waipapa, Northland means we are currently seeking a Harvest Supervisor to join our high performing team. The region is a fantastic base to visit golden sandy beaches; or to get involved in the many pastimes on offer including fishing, kayaking, sailing or mountain biking.  

This role will supervise harvest operations while also monitoring compliance with health and safety and environmental requirements as a major priority of the role.

To be successful you will have:

  • Experience in forest harvesting and log value recovery.
  • Excellent interpersonal and computer skills.
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry, while not essential, would be an advantage.

Harvest Planner - Gisborne

The first in the world to see the sun each day, Gisborne is renowned for its award-winning wines, some of the best surfing in the country, and its numerous scenic cycling and walking tracks.

If you have 2 or more years’ previous experience in Harvest Planning, and you are a team player with great communication skills, then you could be the candidate we are seeking to join our Gisborne office. We offer a supportive work environment and an attractive employee benefits package. 

Your duties will include:

  • Planning, management and supervision of engineering operations to a high level of performance in H&S and Environmental
  • Developing effective harvest plans for ground based and cable operations
  • Analysing harvesting options and undertaking assessments of environmental effects to support consent applications
  • Client liaison and written reporting

  

Harvest Manager - Gisborne

The first in the world to see the sun each day, Gisborne is renowned for its award-winning wines, some of the best surfing in the country, and its numerous scenic cycling and walking tracks.

If you have 5 or more years’ previous experience in Harvest Management, and you are a team player with great communication skills, then you could be the candidate we are seeking to join our Gisborne office. We offer a supportive work environment and an attractive employee benefits package. 

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:

  •        5 or more years’ experience in Harvest Management
  •        The ability to cope with the fluid woodlot harvesting environment
  •        Proven leadership and team work skills
  •        A tertiary qualification in Forestry (preferable)
  •        Good communication and written skills

 

Forest Supervisor - Timaru

PF Olsen Ltd is looking to expand its Forest and Harvest team in Timaru, and we seek an experienced and motivate Forest Supervisor with a can-do attitude to join us. Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices and holds certificates on behalf of clients for FSC and PEFC.

Key responsibilities will include:

  •      Supervising the establishment, tending and maintenance operations in clients’ forests.
  •      Supervising contractor silviculture crews to meet customer demands.
  •      Monitoring compliance with health and safety and environmental requirements
  •      Some Harvest supervision work may also be required, and previous harvest experience would be an advantage.

 

To be successful you will have:

  •       A tertiary qualification in Forestry or equivalent forestry experience would be preferred, however recent forestry graduates will also be considered.
  •       Excellent interpersonal skills and computer skills.

 

PF Olsen prides itself on being 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 any of these positions, please email your CV and cover letter before 19th October to Tachina.Walsh@pfolsen.com