Forester (Forester)

Full Time

  Merrill and Ring

  Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

Company/Location:  Merrill and Ring / Blenheim NZ

Job Description:

Based in Blenheim, contributing to a team providing forest management services to a range of clients primarily in the Marlborough province. The job involves planning and managing the full range of forestry activities in the province’s privately-owned commercial plantations. 

Marlborough is a great place to live with 20% of New Zealand’s coastline, woven through the Marlborough Sounds. The main town of Blenheim consistently has one of the highest sunshine hour recordings in New Zealand.


Consideration will be given to applicants with:

  • A forestry related tertiary qualification with commercial forestry experience.
  • Experience in aspects of land development and silviculture for plantation forestry.
  • Knowledge of harvesting operations including safety, planning, production and costing monitoring.
  • Be self-motivating, confident and enthusiastic about working in a team position with wide variety of work and responsibilities.
  • Good communication skills & computer literacy.
  • Ability to interact with people at all levels.

Duties will include:

  • Planning and management of commercial forestry operations from land preparation to harvesting.
  • Harvest Planning and management of earthworks.
  • Forest valuation and due diligence projects.
  • Forecasting and managing environmental risks

If you are a forester regardless of your skill set and looking for an opportunity then we can tailor a role to suit your expertise.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

A competitive salary package including company vehicle will be offered to the successful applicant.