Job Opportunities at New Forests Company April 2022

Job Vacancies at New Forests Company April 2022


Job Vacancies at New Forests Company April 2022

Job role: Senior Mechanic 


Job Vacancies at New Forests Company April 2022 The New Forests Company is a sustainable forestry company with operations in  Tanzania and Uganda, as well as a Group office in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Our mission is to become the premier Pan-African, vertically integrated, socially  responsible, sustainable timber company, sharing the value we create with our  shareholders, employees, customers, and neighboring communities. We are an  agent of change through responsible forestry, timber processing, profitability,  employment, conservation, and community development. Where necessary, we  challenge the status quo and established business models, redefine the role of  companies as drivers of economic growth in Africa. See more at

Purpose of the position:

Responsible for the maintenance and service of all NFC Equipment including heavy duty  machinery, Vehicles, Pole plant and Sawmilling machines.

Key Result Areas and accountabilities:


  • Managing vehicle maintenance budget
  • Maintaining vehicle & plant maintenance schedules
  • Planning, procurement, and control of spares & equipment
  • Emergency maintenance of all plant equipment
  • Liaising with the team to ensure all routine and emergency maintenance and repairs are  done in time to remain productive.
  • Conduct regular maintenance on plant machinery, systems, and automotive vehicles. ➢ Design a plan of action for all maintenance tasks and upgrades.
  • Maintain work logs, repairs, and maintenance records.
  •  Ensure all work is undertaken to a high-quality standard and adheres to all quality standard  regulations.
  • Maintaining Sawmilling machines
  • Handle the tasks of rebuilding parts such as cylinder blocks and crankshafts by using  welding equipment, shapers, lathes, and drill presses
  • Emergency maintenance of all plant equipment
  • Complying with relevant health, safety & environmental requirements


Skills, Knowledge & Competencies required to perform this role:


  • Qualified Mechanic with at least 5 years’ experience with heavy duty vehicles  ➢ Good report writing, communication, presentation, and research skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of diagnosing performance problems, repairing related  estimates and writing work orders accurately
  • Skilled in working with air conditioning, cooling fuel, electrical, exhaust and steering systems ➢ Ability to maintain and service CCA Pole Plant
  • Proven ability to service and maintain Sawmilling machines
  • Possess strong problem solving as well as customer service skills
  • Sound knowledge of computerized diagnostic tools and equipment
  • Proven ability to service and maintain heavy duty machinery
  • Excellent time management and planning skills
  • Knowledge of Health, safety & environmental provisions related to workshops  ➢ Valid Driver’s licence
  • Good written and spoken command of English and Kiswahili Languages


Qualifications & Professional registration:

Essential: Relevant mechanical diploma or certificate

Years of experience required to perform this role

At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role.

Desired Start date: 01 July 2022

How to apply 

If you are interested, please send your CV to [email protected] not later  than 29th of May 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

“NFC is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply”


Job role: Sawmill Production Coordinator 

Purpose of the position:

Coordinates all sawmill activities, reviews production schedules and establishes  priorities for specific customer orders and establishes priorities and availability  according to the order book.

Key Result Areas and accountabilities:

1. Quality 


  • Work closely with site sawmill supervisors/Operators and dispatch clerks.  ➢ Liaising with finance at all times to determine customer prepayments and  daily balances. 
  • Confers with site supervisors to determine progress of customer orders.
  • Monitor all sawmill expenses against budget on a daily basis, including diesel  usage per machine on site.
  • Issuance of loading instructions to sawmill sites
  • Keeping an updated customer base at all times
  • Direct communication with customers on their requirements. 
  • Putting together daily reports per machine on site. 
  • Inventory management.
  • Take part in stock taking periodically.
  • Submit daily, weekly, and monthly reports on achievement against budget. ➢ Compiles reports concerning progress of work and downtime due to  failures of machines and equipment to apprise production. 
  • Reconciliation of manpower numbers and hours worked. 


2. Efficiency and Delivery 


  • Ensuring conformance to budget of all OPEX
  • Analyze production figures and all other data to improve sawmill efficiency
  • Coordinate efficiently sawmill production, dispatch procedures and their  implementation
  • Flexibility to work extra hours and in shifts
  • Perform daily and weekly reports efficiently

3. Risk Management  


  • Ensure that internal controls are in place to safeguard all company assets  ➢ Implement and maintain relevant Employee Health, Safety and Environmental  practices for the facility and do regular checks and maintenance by leading a  team of Health & Safety representatives.

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4. People and Partnerships 


  • Health & Safety Management
  • Work closely (hand in hand) with finance, site supervisors and dispatch  clerks.
  • Link between mill and customers.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by line manager.


5. Profitability and Sustainability 


  • Provide input into the budget process and manage all expenditure  stringently within budgetary guidelines
  • Monitor raw material and inventory stock levels and align working  capital needs of the plant


Skills, Knowledge & Competencies required to perform this role:


  • Good leadership skills and management of teams
  • Ability to build, manage and supervise teams of semi-skilled workers  ➢ Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent working knowledge of wood and wood technology. This includes  knowledge of wood properties, timber grading, laboratory activities, timber  drying
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic understanding of budgeting cost management and procurement  practices.
  • Ability to produce management reports in Microsoft Excel, Word and  PowerPoint
  • Strong focus on quality and quality management practices
  • Ability to manage performance and discipline amongst employees ➢ Proven ability to identify training needs, provide on-the-job training to  teams, coach employees and manage their delivery and productivity.  ➢ Knowledge of the ISO9001 process would be an advantage.



Essential: Qualified in wood technology | Forestry | applicable science  Preferred: Any appropriate management qualification would be an advantage.

Years of experience required to perform this role


  • At least 4 years in a supervisory role with responsibility for end-to-end delivery of a  process.


Desired Start Date: 01 July 2022

How to apply 

If you are interested, please send your CV to [email protected].not later than 29th of May 2022. Only  shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

“NFC is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply”




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