Forest Operations and Procurement Officer in Takura, Queensland, Australia with Koppers Wood Products Pty Ltd

Company/Location: Koppers Wood Products Pty Ltd, Hervey Bay, Queensland

Job Description:
Koppers Wood Products Pty Ltd – Takura, Queensland

Koppers is the largest producer of treated hardwood poles and piles in Australia with pole production facilities in four States. All KWP sites are ISO-9001, ISO-14001 and AS-4707 certified.

The position contributes to a hardwood pole procurement team providing forest management and marketing services to timber owners and harvest contractors in South-East Queensland and Northern NSW and has a support function in Tasmania and WA.

The job involves:

  • Sourcing hardwood poles, piles and other products
  • Harvest planning to meet environmental, regulatory and silvicultural targets and deliver the best timber value outcomes for clients and Koppers
  • Considerable travel and work in remote areas on a weekly basis

Key responsibilities include:

  • Procurement of poles to Koppers Takura (Hervey Bay) Pole Plant
  • Securing additional timber volume in line with customer demand; and
  • Safety, health and environmental management of suppliers


  • A tertiary qualification and 5 years relevant harvest operations experience
  • Capacity to advise clients about harvesting operations, compliance and timber value
  • Commitment to Koppers SHEMS policies and procedures
  • Current Drivers License


  • Ability to work in isolation and as part of a dynamic procurement team
  • High level interpersonal skills and a capacity to manage people
  • Knowledge of Queensland hardwood forests and timber characteristics
  • Advanced computer skills in spreadsheets, harvest planning and mapping

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