If you like working in the bush, supervising harvesting teams operating a range of high-tech machines, you’ll enjoy being a Harvesting Operations Manager.
As a Harvesting Operations Manager you could do a wide range of tasks including:
- Supervising harvesting teams
- Problem solving
- Ensuring environmental guidelines are followed
- Meeting production targets
- Managing staff and HR
- Reporting to senior management
- Forest assessments
The job responsibilities vary according to the role, however working safely and following appropriate OH&S practices is essential.
You’ll enjoy the challenges of leadership, like working outdoors in the bush, be mechanically literate and understand environmental best practices and the value of the product you are handling.
You will always put your safety and that of your workmates first.
Typically a Harvesting Operations Manager will have Certificate IV qualification or higher.
Employers in the forest and wood products industry are very supportive of ongoing training and skills development.
- Hardwood and softwood harvesting contractors
Bachelor of Science - Forestry
As a harvesting manager, what do you do?
I look after all of the harvesting operations, liaising with our contractors, managing our wood utilisation and ensuring we are complying with regulatory bodies. I examine our environmental considerations, health and safety issues as well making sure we’re fulfilling our harvest plans and that we’re within budget.