Sappi Vacancies 2023 – Management Forester

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Job Description:

Sappi Forests requires a Management Forester to plan, execute & achieve the operational estate management, harvesting objectives & targets for fibre production within resource & SHEQ parameters to ensure a sustainable and low-cost fibre supply to Sappi mills and external customers.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct interim inspections to monitor and ensure adherence to safety and mill quality specifications.
  • Ensure that plantations use the Fire Risk Management System (FRMS) to identify risks. Record & implement fire control procedures in order to ensure the effective protection of people, plantations and other assets from forest fires.
  • Inspect operations regularly to identify risks & ensure that timeous action (blanking & pest control, coppice management) is undertaken.
  • Develop a tactical plan & ensure that the annual plan of operations for both commercial and open areas complies with standards and service level agreements
  • Compile in conjunction with Roads Engineer, annual tactical road maintenance plan.
  • Conduct a risk assessment per compartment in order to mitigate potential risks.
  • Ensure daily production targets are managed effectively in order to ensure that the target tons/per day are achieved.
  • Identify and ensure road & depot/sidings maintenance plans are communicated and implemented effectively.
  • Ensure that road maintenance expenditure remains within budget parameters.
  • Plan & conduct regular field inspections to ensure that crops, through the timing of operations (weed control, pest & disease management), achieve maximum yields within cost constraints.
  • Build, maintain and reinforce a “predict and prevent” safety culture in all integrated operations
  • Communicate with Logistics in order to ensure optimum delivery planning is implemented.
  • Ensure integrated risk assessments address safety, health, environmental, production and social risk in a proactive manner
  • Ensure that the Harvesting budget is managed effectively by ensuring sales target tons/per day is achieved.
  • Develop a pre-harvest plan per compartment in collaboration with the Contractor and Silviculture.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years relevant experience.
  • National Diploma in Forestry or related qualification
  • Valid driver’s license.

Job Details:

Company: Sappi

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Glenthorpe Forest, Mpumalanga, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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