Plant Operator


At Forestry Corporation we pride ourselves on being the largest manager of commercial plantation and native forests in New South Wales.  We manage renewable timber production, environmental sustainability and recreation across more than two million hectares of NSW State forests.

The Role

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Plant Operator to join us on a two (2) year contract, who will be responsible for forest road works including road maintenance, upgrade and construction with  manual labour and plant operation.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a great Harvesting and Roading crew in the Bombala Management Area that manages maintenance and construction of region wide road and associated infrastructure.

About You

The ideal candidate will possess the following skill and experience to succeed in the role;

  • Demonstrated experience in operating heavy plant machinery in a safe manner ensuring compliance with environmental standards;
  • Experience in road construction, maintenance techniques and quality control;
  • Knowledge of legal requirements relating to road construction and maintenance;
  • Ability to interpret complex instructions and plans, with the ability to read maps, interpret and record basic field data;
  • Good verbal communication, organisational, decision making and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team;
  • Capacity and willingness to undertake firefighting as required and work afterhours;
  • Have a current medium rigid trucks licence.

How to apply

Send a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the ideal candidate criteria

Applications close on 22 November 2019.


Forestry Corporation is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and encourages flexible working arrangements. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a medical assessment and drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process. As this role has frontline fire- fighting responsibilities, a Task Based Assessment (TBA) at a standard of at least the Moderate Field Test is required as well as additional medical assessment for musculoskeletal functionality.

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

12/11/2019 $0 Tumut, Southern Highlands & Snowy 1 Construction
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