Posted by Merensky on Friday, October 5, 2018
Expires 1 month ago


Forest Manager - Merensky

Location: Eastern Cape, South Africa
Sector: Forestry
Contract Type: Permanent

HANS MERENSKY HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD (HMH)

JOB DESCRIPTION
Position: Forest Manager
Business Unit: Matiwane Forests
Department: Forestry
Prepared by: Ntsaphokazi Mankwente
Job Grading: D5
Reports to: Operations Manager

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS OBJECTIVES OF POSITION (JOB SUMMARY)
Reporting to the Operations Manager, the incumbent is responsible for controlling, monitoring and managing the forestry activities as well as foresters

POSITION HIERARCHY
Incumbent's Superior (1st Level) : General Manager
Incumbent's Superior (2nd Level) : Operations Manager
Incumbent's Position Title : Forest Manager

General Manager - Operations Manager - Forest Manager - Foresters

SUMMARY OF COMPETENCIES

Qualifications:

Knowledge

Skills

Attitude/Behaviour

ACTIVITIES

Activities
     - Ensure that sound labour related principles are applied to ensure a happy labour force
Key Outputs (Key Performance Areas)
     - Performance culture, staff development, succession & clear PMS
Outputs (Key Performance Indicators)
     - Ensure that all employees in your department have a relevant PM contract & PMS is being used correctly within your department
     - Ensure that a succession plan is in place and that successors are following the plan in your department
     - Develop a performance culture within your department
     - Ensure that employees are sufficiently trained and competent to perform their duties in your department
Sources of Evidence
     - PM Contract
     - Succession Plan
     - Production meeting minutes
     - Training plan / Training done 


Activities
     - Drawing up annual harvesting budget and year plan in conjunction with the Plantation Manager
Key Outputs (Key Performance Areas)
     - Cost management to budget
Outputs (Key Performance Indicators)
     - Draw up annual harvesting budget with Plantation Manager
     - Ensure that pine clearfell harvesting is within budgeted figures
     - Ensure that Euc clearfell is within budgeted figures
Sources of Evidence
     - Annual budget
     - Monthly financials
     - Monthly financials


Activities
     - Control Forestry and related activities to ensure a high standard of quality and quantity (either contractors or own personal)
Key Outputs (Key Performance Areas)
     - Planning, productivity & maintenance measures
Outputs (Key Performance Indicators)
     - Ensure that compartment planning is done
     - Ensure that daily production sheets are compiled and monitor performance / production
     - Schedule and book maintenance for machines
     - Ensure that stock is counted monthly
Sources of Evidence
     - Harvesting plan
     - Production sheets
     - Machine maintenance schedules
     - Stock take report 


Activities
     - Do standby service for the fire protection purposes
Key Outputs (Key Performance Areas)
     - Standby
Outputs (Key Performance Indicators)
     - Ensure that teams are rostered and are aware when they are in standby
     - Ensure that fire protection measures & plans are in place
     - Ensure that annual fire fighting training / refreshers are done for all people to do fire standby
Sources of Evidence
     - Standby roster
     - Fire protection plans
     - Training done


Activities
     - Ensure that health & safety measures and standards are upheld and adhered to
Key Outputs (Key Performance Areas)
     - SHEQ Compliance
Outputs (Key Performance Indicators)
     - Ensure that PPE is issued to all employees annually
     - Ensure that safety meetings are conducted at least once a month
     - Ensure the risk assessments are conducted for all job titles
     - Ensure that health and safety practices are implemented
Sources of Evidence
     - PPE order / Req
     - Meeting minutes
     - Jon observations signed
     - KPI report


Activities
     - Disciplining & managing teams
Key Outputs (Key Performance Areas)
     - Disciplinary management
Outputs (Key Performance Indicators)
     - Ensure that employees are aware of and adhere to the company rules and procedures
     - Ensure that contraventions to the rules are managed and dealt with
     - Ensure that absenteeism is managed efficiently and consistently 
Sources of Evidence
     - Induction records
     - Warning book
     - Absenteeism reports     
     - Disciplinary hearings conducted

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