Sappi South Africa Careers – Management Forester

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Job Description:

Sappi Forests requires a Management Forester Khulisa based in Port Edward to build grower’s capacity and capabilities to plan, execute & achieve the operational forestry management, harvesting objectives & targets for fibre production within resource & safety parameters to ensure a sustainable fibre supply to Sappi mills and profits to grow.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist the grower to plan the annual re-establishment program (planting & coppice regeneration), on Forcelink or microforests using TUP and reestablishment plan provided by the Planning department and place plants order with Nurseries, and execute to achieve Temporary Unplanted targets within budget constraints
  • Assist the grower to develop an intergrated maintenance plan using silviculture and harvesting APO; TUP and the previous 3 years plantings ensure maximum plants survival and improved yields at harvest whilst keeping costs within budget
  • Monitor and manage plant use efficiency by tracking consumption against order including confirmed infield plantings to ensure plants are accounted for and costs within budget and ensure the grower builds appreciation of these principles
  • Assist the grower to put in place a service level agreement with contractor to ensure all operations comply with Sappi’s silviculture BOP and the grower/service provider is held to account for any poor quality work done.
  • Assist the grower in esuring land-preparation & re-establishment (planting and coppice) is according to Sappi’s BOP standards and quality expectations using the RMS;
  • APO (silviculture and harvesting) to achieve Temporary Unplanted targets within budget constraint; lower risk exposure and improve efficiencies.
  • Assist the grower/contractor to ensure maximum stocking within silvicultural standards is achieved on all reestablishment operations to optimize harvesting timber yields and profits for the growers

Job Requirements:

  • National Diploma in Forestry or related qualification.
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience.
  • A Degree in forestry or related qualification would be preferable.

Job Details:

Company: Sappi

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Port Edward, KwaZulu-Natal, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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