Head Saw Doctor

Milton, New Zealand

Reference: 5988896

Pan Pac Forest Products (Otago) Ltd is a modern sawmilling facility based in Milburn (approximately 40mins south of Dunedin and 20mins north of Balclutha) that produces kiln dried appearance grade lumber for domestic and export markets.

Reporting to the Greenmill Co-ordinator, the Head Saw Doctor will manage all aspects of the sawshop and saw centre performance including machine maintenance, wheel grinds, alignments and training/mentoring. This is a hands-on role with an expectation to support production and engineering as well as the sawdoctors.

Skills and attributes required for this role:

  • Level 4 Trade certificate in Saw Doctoring
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a qualified saw doctor in a sawmilling environment
  • Experience in saw-centre alignment, wheel grinds and reliability
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Solid communication skills including email
  • Reasonable PC skills, including excel
  • Ability to plan and organize all aspects of the saw-shop
  • Sound judgment with a team approach to problem solving
  • Ability to respond quickly to changes in priorities or urgent requirements when they arise
  • Strong work ethic, with a proactive "can do" attitude
  • Strong health and safety focus
  • Certificate in solid wood manufacturing desirable
  • An appreciation of LEAN manufacturing desirable

This is a genuine opportunity to add real value in a role with scope and autonomy to develop and grow. Pan Pac values the contributions of all employees and provides challenging roles, attractive remuneration packages with great employee benefits.

If you're looking for an exciting new challenge in a role you can truly make your own, then consider this as your invitation to take the leap and apply now.