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 and Forest Operations Manager - Whanganui

We are currently seeking to add an experienced and motivated Operations Manager to join our busy Whanganui team.

Duties will include:

  • Best practice management of health, safety and the environment
  • Managing a team of Harvest and Forest Managers and Supervisors 
  • Training and mentoring new staff in the best practices
  • Support business growth initiatives 
  • Client management and reporting
  • Management of harvesting and forestry operations to a high level of performance
  • Road engineering and harvest planning

To be successful you will already have:

  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry
  • Proven track-record, with 5 or more years’ experience in Harvest Management
  • Harvest planning and roading experience
  • 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

For further information regarding this position please contact Richard Cook on 029 773 1904


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 February 3rd to Tachina.Walsh@pfolsen.com