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The Programme

Sappi Forests requires a Forester to implement and achieve the operational estate management, targets for fibre production within resource and SHEQ parameters to ensure a sustainable fibre supply. This role reports in to the Management Forester. 

What You Will Do

  •  Prepare land & re-establish according to Planning’s recommendations for re-establishment (planting & coppice regeneration) to achieve Temporary Unplanted targets within budget constraints. 
  • Manage the re-establishment to achieve maximum stocking within silvicultural standards. 
  • Inspect operations regularly (at least weekly) to identify risks & ensure the timeous action (blanking & pest control, coppice management). 
  • Ensure all operations comply with service level agreement. 
  • Protect crops from weed competition, pests and diseases by regular field inspections & the timing of operations to achieve maximum yields within cost constraints. 
  • Develop a pre-harvest plan and conduct a risk assessment per compartment in order to mitigate potential risks. 
  • Conduct interim inspections to monitor and ensure adherence to safety and Mill quality specifications. 
  • Ensure daily production targets are managed effectively and comply with legislative and company policies & procedures. 
  • Identify and ensure road & depot/sidings maintenance plans are communicated and implemented effectively. 
  • Use Fire Risk Management System (FRMS) to identify risks, record & implement fire control procedures. 
  • Implement the Annual Plan of Operations for both commercial and open areas, and ensure operations comply with standards and service level agreements. 
  • Ensure that company assets such as buildings, villages and company houses are maintained & managed effectively according to set standards within budget constraints. 
  • Ensure that the vehicle fleet is maintained & managed according to the lease agreement, Sappi guidelines & budget.  
  • Ensure that relations with communities, other internal and external stakeholders are effectively maintained and managed in order to ensure company image is upheld, risks mitigated and relationships enhanced. 
  • Ensure that a professional relationship with contractor is maintained and that quality, delivery and compliance standards as set out in the job instruction system and service level agreement are adhered to.
  • Ensure that contractor shifts are balanced to match the annual plan of operations, the contract is viable, and risks mitigated accordingly.  

Required Skills and Abilities 

  • National Diploma in Forestry or Agriculture or Horticulture. 
  • Up to 1 years relevant experience. 
  • Valid driver’s license. 
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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Agriculture, Horticulture

  • Citizenships:

  • Locations:

    South Africa (South

  • Closing Date:5th May 2021, 6:00 pm


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