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SAFCOL invites Experienced Forestry Graduates to apply for this post

FORESTER: SILVICULTURE X5 Closing date: 09 November 2022 Reporting Line Plantation Manager Term Permanent Location Nelshoogte, Tweefontein, Berlin, Jessievale and Witklip Plantations

Key Accountabilities

  • Complete management checklists for each operation on weekly basis

  • Provide input into growth stock planning and assessment of sites for re-generation

  • Assess if fuel reduction burn is required before planting and monitor in-field fertilizer application

  • Perform blanking assessments to replace dead seedlings and assess watering needs of seedlings in winter

  • Ensure thinning control is done before commencing thinning and monitor pruning process

  • Monitor marking of trees for thinning and ensure alignment of thinning regime

  • Execute weed control plan for 0-3 year period and monitor correct application of herbicide

  • Execute fuel reduction burns in mature compartments

  • Plan fire belts as per Fire Protection Plan, execute annual firebreak preparations and burning of fire breaks

  • Monitor management of conservation areas on weeding, erosion control and escapees (weeds)

  • Provide input on Operational Plans for all silviculture and thinning work to be done

  • Provide input on completion of all operational plans of budget schedules

  • Present figures of progress on work done and expenditures during meetings to Supervisors and Contractors

  • Report progress of work done to Senior Forester or Plantation Manager on weekly basis

  • Issue work to Contractors, monitor production and completed work against operational plans as per Best Operating Practices (BOP)

  • Sign Goods Received Voucher to ensure work is done and quality is up to standard

  • Conduct in-field quality checks for all operations and control teams in field as per BOP

  • Monitor safety and control environmental aspects in field as per set standards and perform audit on contractors as per company standards

  • Organise safety meetings with safety representatives and management

  • Conduct follow up actions on safety reports and submit all safety relevant documents to SHEQ Department

  • Perform road condition assessment as part of post-harvest assessment

  • Ensure road register is up to date and control plantation road team’s operations

  • Monitor vehicles and equipment maintenance schedule to ensure service is performed timeously

  • Establish training needs, coach and motivate silviculture operations team

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12

  • National Diploma in Forestry (NQF Level 6)

  • B-Tech/ Bsc. in Forestry (NQF Level 7) will be added advantage

  • 2 Years’ experience as a Field Forester or similar level

  • Previous experience in silviculture operations will be added advantage

  • Valid driver’s license


Send CV to : Mr Obert Mashabane, Human Capital Practitioner,

Tel no: 013 754 2700

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