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Forestry Manager and Mobile Workshop Manager

Job No: 111163
Location: Papua New Guinea

  • Are you passionate about a greener and more sustainable future?
  • Join a global company committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2020!
  • Competitive salary plus a host of fantastic benefits including accommodation, company vehicle and more!

About the Organisation

3A Composites PNG Ltd. is a 3A Composites Core Materials balsa wood company in Papua New Guinea. Established in 1997, the Papua New Guinea operation is a fully integrated balsa grower and a manufacturer of sustainable balsa composite materials, the BALTEK® core. The balsa is 100 per cent plantation grown on the company’s land holdings and in long-term partnership with local landowners who value balsa as a sustainable crop.

Since the very beginning the focus has been on developing strong and solid, lightweight core materials, which allow manufacturing more durable, sustainable and energy-efficient end products for their customers.

3A Composites PNG Ltd cares about their employees which is why they take an interest in the communities they work in. They are ecological, their aim is to create green products that help their customers to become more energy efficient and positively impact the environment.

3A Composites Core Materials is a global organizational unit within the 3A Composites Group, a part of Schweiter Technologies (SIX Swiss Exchange: SWTQ), with operations in Europe, the Americas, China and Papua New Guinea. For further information, please visit their website, here.

About the Opportunities

3A Composites PNG Ltd now has opportunities available for a Forestry Manager and Mobile Workshop Manager to join their teams based in East New Britain, Kokopo, PNG. These are full-time, three-year contract roles with extensions available for the right candidates.

These roles play an integral part in the continued success of the organisation through leading, supporting and mentoring their respective reporting teams. 

About the Forestry Manager

As the Forestry Manager, you will be responsible for planning and supervising the plantation activities in preparation for the harvest, accomplishing objectives and goals outlined in the harvest plan and reaching the quality standards in line with policies and procedures.

More specifically, some of your duties may include (but will not be limited to):

  • Encouraging and cultivating a safe working culture and ensuring continuous improvements across environmental impacts;
  • Ensuring compliance across the FSC standards requirements;
  • Participating and collaborating on the development of internal and external audits and planned inspections; and
  • Promoting a positive organisational climate to solidify the commitment to the organisation.

To be successful in this role you must hold a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture (or similar related discipline) with significant knowledge and experience in forestry.

3A Composites PNG Ltd is seeking an experienced and hands-on manager, who has exceptional communication skills and is able to develop and build rapport with internal and external stakeholders. 

Your ability to effectively manage a large team of direct reports and cultivate a supportive and encouraging environment amongst team members will be vital to your success in this role. You will need to be able to lead with confidence and integrity while remaining adaptable.

About the Mobile Workshop Manager

As the Mobile Workshop Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the daily mobile maintenance tasks, coordinating the Workshop team and all maintenance repair functions of the mobile plants.

More specifically, some of your duties may include (but will not be limited to):

  • Conducting regular quality and safety inspections;
  • Leading and coordinating the maintenance team activities;
  • Ensuring all repairs and maintenance are completed to company standards; and
  • Carrying out performance reviews for all team members.

To be successful in this role you must have significant knowledge and understanding of mechanical maintenance with demonstrated experience successfully leading and managing a team. Trade qualifications would be highly regarded.

You must be a highly organised, hands-on manager with the ability to effectively support and mentor your team. Your ability to cultivate strong working relationships with your team members will be integral to your success in this role.

About the Benefits

In addition, to a host of fantastic benefits, you will also have the opportunity to join a global company that is passionate about protecting the environment, heritage and culture of the local region. 

The Forestry Manager annual salary will be circa $87,000 - $115,000 AUD ($60,000 - $80,000 USD) commensurate with skills and experience.

The Mobile Workshop Manager annual salary will be circa $65,000 - 80,000 AUD ($45,000 - $55,000 USD) commensurate with skills and experience.

Additional benefits include:

  • Fully furnished accommodation
  • Annual return airfares
  • Fully maintained company vehicle
  • Medical insurance 
  • Remuneration review after 6 months

3A Composites PNG Ltd understand the importance and value of their employees and work hard to improve their quality of life both inside and outside the plant and office. They continue to provide improved work and safety practices, training and social welfare schemes.

If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable future while further developing your career - Apply Now!

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