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    Ref: 11590
    Nationality: Zimbabwean
    Qualifications: B-Tech - Forestry, Certificate, and Diploma
    Annual Package Range: USD 0.00 - 150 000, per annum
    Total Years Experience: 20 to 30 years
    Home and other languages: English, Other, IsiZulu
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: African / Black

    Forestry Manager

    Online Interview Questions

    Current / most recent job title?
    Forestry Manager

    1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

    • Management of Safety, Health and Environment to achieve company objectives
    • Budgeting and managing costs in accordance with the approved budgets
    • Management of production to achieve 100% output against targets
    • Managing company assets, movable and non movable.

    2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

    • Budget effectively
    • Manage, Monitor and Control Costs
    • Motivate the team to Achieve results
    • Lead, teach and manage safety

    3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

    • Able to motivate the workforce to achieve the set goals
    • Ability to manage the budgets to the required levels and to manage and control costs to achieve the set targets
    • Instilling discipline on the team to achieve high level of professionalism in all levels.

    4. Ideal business title:

    • General Manager
    • Forestry Manager

    5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

    • Strong Leadership and Analytical Skills
    • Operational and Profit loss
    • Maximising the value of the Forestry

    6. Skill area of competence:

    • Financial – Budgeting
    • Marketing – Negociating Skills
    • Planning – Strategical and Tactical
    • Health, safety and Quality Management

    7. Career summary:

    • Forestry 29 years
      • Planning
      • Silviculture
      • Harvesting
      • Health and Safety

    8. Achievements:

    • Reduction of forest fires by 50%, when I was in Sappi, by suggesting a reward to anyone who effectively catch the culprits of burning the plantations.
    • Production shoot up positively to more than budgets in Tanzania immediately when I joined after so many years of recording negative figures.
    • The forestry division recorded positive variance for the first time the year I joined in Uganda

    9. What do you absolutely love doing?
    I love to be successful in my execution of duties therefore I create development and solve problems.

    10. Ideal company (culture and values):
    The company that has values and ethics. The company that has clear long term strategic plans and that respect the worker’s rights and endeavour to lift up the workers as well as respect its stakeholders.

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      Ref: 1158938
      Nationality: Zimbabwean
      Qualifications: B-Tech - Wood Technology, Certificate, and N.Dip - Wood Technology
      Annual Package Range: ZMK 0.00 - 150 000, per annum
      Total Years Experience: 6 to 10 years
      Home and other languages:
      Gender: Male
      Ethnicity: African / Black

      Assistant Operations Manager (Forestry)

      Online Interview Questions

      Current / most recent job title?
      Assistant Operations Manager (Forestry)

      1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:
      Operations Management

      2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:
      Log Supply, Kilning, Moulding and Maintenance

      3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
      Critical thinker and team player

      4. Ideal business title: 
      Operations Manager

      5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
      Cost, Production, Human Resource Utilisation, Production Planning, Quality Assurance, Maintenance Management

      6. Skill area of competence:
      Sawmilling, Management Systems Auditing, Quality Controlling

      7. Achievements: 
      Finger Jointing and Moulding. Reduced cycle time and defects

      8. What do you absolutely love doing?
      Sawmilling and Quality Assurance

      9. Ideal company (culture and values):
      Working culture, learning environment

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        Ref: 1158918
        Nationality: Ugandan
        Qualifications: Certificate
        Annual Package Range: USD 0.00 - 150 000, per annum
        Total Years Experience: 6 to 10 years
        Home and other languages:
        Gender: Male
        Ethnicity: African / Black

        Senior Nursery Manager

        Online Interview Questions

        Current / most recent job title?
        Senior Nursery Manager

        1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:
        Propagation and cultivation of the tree seedlings/clones required to fulfill the company’s annual planting program of 1,500 Ha, development of the clonal propagation program, using imported and locally sourced and tested clonal material. Bulking out of good performers in hedges with the objective of being 50 % clonal on 1,500 ha per annum by 2020, management and maintenance of the company’s nursery infrastructure, including the irrigation system and stores, proper record keeping, updating and reporting to the Tree Breeding Manager, take primary responsibility, working with the General Manager and R&D Manager, for ordering seeds and any clonal material required from identified and agreed international sources, propagate seedlings/clones from seeds and cuttings of Eucalyptus, Corymbia, Gmelina, Acacia, Albizia, Tectona and other species as required, propagate clonal hedges and bulk out to deliver agreed quantities of clonal material to the field, propagate seedling materials for research trials for nursery as well as for field trials, take responsibility for ordering consumables (such as fertilizers) and maintaining sufficient stocks so as to allow the smooth operation of the nursery to high quality. Likewise take responsibility for arranging agreed nursery infrastructure development, manage and train the nursery team building high levels of morale and take primary responsibility for recruitment and any disciplinary hearings necessary, maintain proper records of seedlings / clones produced, germination statistics, water consumption, staff attendance and other records necessary to be able to assess the efficiency of the nursery which is run as a cost center, actively involved in working towards Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, IFS-PS, ILO, ISO and Health and Safety initiatives.

        2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

        • Viable seeds with good germination percentages
        • Modern greenhouse with cooling pads
        • Retention of the skilled casual workers I have trained
        • Cocopeat pre-treatment to reduce fungal infection
        • Water filtration

        3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

        • Raised sufficient quantity of seedlings and clones in time
        • Recycled cocopeat to sow and transplant big seeds such Gmelina arborea, Acacia managium, Tectona grandis.
        • Maintained good workers/management relation
        • Ensure high discipline/moral among workers.

        4. Ideal business title:

        • Silvicultural Forester
        • Research and Development
        • Nursery Management

        5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

        • Establishment and management of forest or plantation
        • Development and bulking of new clonal materials, making recommendations for nutrition, best silvicultural operation
        • Establishment and management of state of art modern nursery.

        6. Skill area of competence:

        • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with people of multicultural backgrounds, emotional stability and capacity to cope with stress gained as a result of interacting with members of different communities.
        • Ability to develop and management commercial clones
        • Conversant with the various tree improvement vegetative-technologies, Research and report / proposal writing skills, Ability to analyze and interpret data, Plantation establishment and management including all the silvicultural regimes.
        • Conversant with MS word, MS Excel, MS Power point, Microsoft Office Picture Manager, Internet usage

        7. Career summary:

        • Forestry – 5 years ++
        • R and D – 5 years +
        • Nursery Management – 5 year ++
        • Silviculture – 3 years +++
        • Commercial Clonal Nursery Management – 5 years

        8. What do you absolutely love doing?
        The Right Person for the Right Job, Motivating Individual Excellence and Fulfillment, Developing Leaders, Team Building and Organizational Accountability

        9. Ideal company (culture and values):
        Diversified and multicultural, non segregation, financially stable, old in the forestry business with transparency, integrity and excellence.

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          Ref: 1157803
          Nationality: South African
          Qualifications: Certificate
          Annual Package Range: ZAR 351 000 - 450 000, per annum
          Total Years Experience: 20 to 30 years
          Home and other languages: English, Afrikaans, IsiZulu, Sesotho, SiSwati, Xitsonga
          Gender: Male
          Ethnicity: Coloured

          Wet Mill / Saw Shop Manager

          Online Interview Questions

          Current / most recent job title?
          Wet Mill Manager

          1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

          • Planning and organizing log stock according to the sawmills demand
          • Setting up cutting patterns
          • Planning and organizing training for subordinates
          • Maintaining good housekeeping standards
          • Ensure good health and safety standards are met
          • Report breakdowns and plan preventative maintenance with maintenance team
          • Manage overtime according to budget
          • Maintain quality standards

          2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

          • Correct log mix and log stock
          • Correct cutting patterns
          • Machines in good working order
          • Start up on time
          • Reach my daily target in normal working hours

          3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
          I am a very dedicated and open minded person with more than 20 years of experience in the saw milling industry. Fifteen in the saw shop and seven in the wet mill. Firm, sticky and fair. Challenge driven, self motivated and can work with and without supervision. Always willing to learn and take on any challenge to reach my goals and the company’s goals and vision. Multilingual and work well on my own and within a team.

          4. Ideal business title:

          • Saw Doctor, Saw Shop Superintendent.
          • Wet Mill Manager, Wet Mill Foreman, Wet Mill Superintendent, Wet Mill Supervisor.

          5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

          • Managing the saw shop or wet mill.
          • Share ideas and experience that I have learned over the years.

          6. Skill area of competence:

          • Active management behavior
          • Problem resolution effectiveness
          • Supervisory/management skills

          7. Career summary:

          • 10 year saw shop: 6 years Supervisor, 5 Assistant Saw Doctor.
          • 5.6 years wet mill: 5 years Foreman, 6 months manager.

          8. Achievements:

          • Arranging the logs in the logyard according to the cutting patterns in the wetmill to maintain longer cuts without changing cutting patterns
          • Maintain cutting speeds to achieve daily targets
          • Minimizing breakdowns by doing preventative maintenance

          9. What do you absolutely love doing?
          Bringing positive change to the company and employees. Bringing in new ideas and making the job easy for myself and fellow employees by solving problems.

          10. Ideal company (culture and values):
          A company that values its employees and gives them room to grow.
          Listening and taking ideas from employees at all levels.

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            Ref: 1157812
            Nationality: South African
            Qualifications: Certificate
            Annual Package Range: ZAR 151 000 - 250 000, per annum
            Total Years Experience: 14 Years
            Home and other languages: IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, English
            Gender: Male
            Ethnicity: African / Black

            Mechanised Harvesting Operator

            Online Interview Questions

            Current / most recent job title?
            Mechanised Harvesting Operator

            1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:
            To be the best mechanised operator in the world

            2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

            • To be punctual at work and keep time
            • To reach production target
            • To train
            • To work to the required standard

            3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
            I’m a hard worker, I don’t stay away from work or submit sick notes when unnecessary.

            4. Ideal business title: 
            Mechanised Harvesting Operator

            5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
            Harvesting, cutting trees into required length, changing machines saws, filling diesel and changing damaged pipes.

            6. Skill area of competence:
            Hard worker, dedicated, punctual, innovative, respectful, self-motivated, willing to work shifts, extra hours and overtime. Excellent numeracy skills, communication skills, good eye sight and observation skills.

            7. Career summary:
            1 year Forestry: Labour Truck Driver – 13 years harvesting

            8. Achievements:

            • I reach my hourly target to avoid overtime
            • I assist mechanics to save time
            • I report something in time before it causes damage

            9. What do you absolutely love doing?
            Operating machines

            10. Ideal company (culture and values):
            Reliable, growing and develops its employees.

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              Ref: 1157651
              Nationality:
              Qualifications: Certificate
              Annual Package Range: R 451 000.00 - R 550 000.00 per annum
              Total Years Experience: 16 - 20 Years
              Home and other languages: English , Zulu
              Gender: Male
              Ethnicity: African / Black

              Head Sawdoctor, seeks a position as Sawmill Technician

              Online Interview Questions

              Curent / most recent job title?
              Head Sawdoctor

              1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:
              To make sure the sawmill runs profitably with limited downtime.

              2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:
              Troubleshooting, pre-shift inspection, cost controlling, quality controlling, maximum utilisation of labour and machinery.

              3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
              Sawdoctor cum Sawmiller, highly versatile and experienced. Seeking an opportunity where my proven technical and managerial skills will increase the bottom line within 3 months… Guaranteed!

              4. Ideal business title: 
              Sawmill Technician

              5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
              Machines and cutting tools maintenance. Stock replenishing. Quality controlling.

              6. Skill area of competence:
              Sawdoctoring

              7. Career summary:
              5 years sawmill management: timber, doors, lam beams, veneer, parquet flooring.
              14 years sawdoctoring.

              8. Achievements: 
              Introduction of planned maintenance. Doing pre-shift inspections. Labour retention by motivating and training of employees. Increasing recovery by using cutting patterns. Quality controlling by setting and following proper work procedures. Following safe and healthy work procedures thereby reducing accidents and absenteeism.

              9. What do you absolutely love doing?
              Solving complex problems, how to achieve more with reduced input.

              10. Ideal company (culture and values):
              Equal opportunity company irrespective of race or nationality.