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News - Job Vacancies

Although many of our positions have closing dates for applications, there are some positions that we are recruiting for on an ongoing basis:

Mobile Plant Operators

22 January 2018

Due to exciting growth and change AKD Softwoods has a number of fulltime opportunities throughout our Colac and Irrewarra operations for Mobile Plant Operators.

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Machine/Process Operators

21 January 2018

Due to exciting growth and change AKD Softwoods has a number of fulltime opportunities throughout our Colac and Irrewarra operations for Machine/Process Operators

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Exective Assistant

5 November 2018

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a professional individual who can multi-task with strong organisational skills to join our dynamic team. The key to success in this position is the ability to manage a varied and high work load; with an excellent attention to detail, be persistent and resilient by nature and ready to work in a fast-paced work environment

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Fitter & Turner Apprenticeship - Tumut

5 October 2018

AKD Softwoods is currently offering an of opportunity under our Apprenticeship Program, for an energetic and self-motivated person with a strong willingness to learn and achieve to join our Maintenance Team at our soon to be acquired Tumut business.

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Electrical Apprenticeship - Tumut

5 October 2018

We are now offering an exciting opportunity under our Apprenticeship and Scholarship Program for an energetic and self motivated apprentice to join our team at our soon to be acquired Tumut business.

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Saw Doctor Apprenticeship - Tumut

5 October 2018

We are now offering an exciting opportunity under our Apprenticeship Program, for an energetic and self motivated person with a strong willingness to learn and achieve to join our Saw Doctor team at our soon to be acquired Tumut business.

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Maintenance Area Fitter - Dayshift

10 July 2018

We are now offering an exciting opportunity for an energetic and self motivated person, with strong organisational skills to join our maintenance team.

Based out of our Colac and Irrewarra sites, the Area Fitter must have a strong commitment to safety and a focus and passion for continuous improvement.

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Industrial Electrician Rotating Shift Day/Afternoon - Applications Closed

27 June 2018

AKD Softwoods is seeking applications from trade qualified electricians, to further strengthen our electrical & automation team

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Electrical Draftperson - Applications Closed

27 June 2018

AKD Softwoods is seeking applications from appropriately qualified Electrical Draftsmen, to further strengthen our electrical & automation team

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B-Double Truck Driver

20 June 2018

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced B-Double Driver, to join our dispatch & logistics team. Our emphasis is on finding the ‘right people’ to continue to build on our team and success oriented culture.

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Diesel Mechanic - Applications Closed

6 June 2018

We are currently looking for a trade qualified Diesel Mechanic, to work across our Colac and Irrewarra sites.

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Site Accountant - Applications Closed

17 April 2018

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an astute, self-motivated person to join our team in the newly created position of Site Accountant responsible for financial support for Yarram and Traralgon Businesses.

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Dispatch Forklift Driver - Afternoon Shift - Applications Closed

21 March 2018

We are looking for a committed, experienced and skilled forklift driver to join our dispatch team on Afternoon Shift

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Industrial Shift Electrician x 2 - Applications Closed

20 March 2018

We are seeking two trade qualified Industrial Electrician to join our electrical team.

 

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Fibre Supply Scheduler - Applications Closed

20 March 2018

Due to the growth of the organisation over recent years, we are offering an exciting opportunity for an astute, self motivated person to join our Forestry team in the newly created role of Fibre Supply Scheduler.

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Team Leader - Colac Dry Mill Afternoon Shift - Applications Closed

16 March 2018

The role of Drymill Team Leader is to contribute to the overall success of the business by focusing on quality, training and rotation of employees in our Drymill facility on afternoon shift

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Finance Administrator - Applications Closed

9 February 2018

Ongoing growth has made available a fulltime administrative position; working as part of and supporting our finance function and wider organisation.

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Saw Doctor Apprenticeship - Applications Closed

3 January 2018

We are now offering an exciting opportunity under our Apprenticeship Program, for an energetic and self motivated person with a strong willingness to learn and achieve to join our Saw Doctor team.

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Welder / Fabricator - Applications Closed

3 January 2018

We are currently seeking an experienced and trade qualified Welder / Fabricator to join our team of over 40 qualified tradesmen to work across our Colac and Irrewarra sites.

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Dispatch Forklift Driver - Afternoon Shift - Application Closed

16 November 2017

We are looking for a committed, experienced and skilled forklift driver to join our dispatch team on Afternoon Shift

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Condition Based Maintenance Technician - Application Closed

9 November 2017

We are seeking an experienced and trade qualified Maintenance Employee or VA experienced person that is flexible, willing to learn, enjoys a challenge and is happy to be involved in maintaining AKD’s Condition Based Maintenance Systems. This position will include training and further development. 

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Operation Supervisor - Colac Green Mill - Application Closed

9 November 2017

We are now offering an exciting opportunity for an energetic and self-motivated person to lead our Colac Green Mill Sawline. This is a great opportunity with major operational upgrades and investment currently underway in this very department.

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Graduate Electrical Engineer - Application Closed

9 November 2017

AKD Softwoods is seeking applications from talented Graduate Electrical Engineers, to further strengthen our electrical team.

Reporting to the Electrical Manager, this role will involve a range of exciting and varying tasks with the opportunity for personal growth and development within the business.

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Mechanical Designer/Draftsperson - Application Closed

2 November 2017

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an astute self motivated person to join our Maintenance team in the position of Mechanical Designer/Draftsperson.

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Mechanical Engineer - Application Closed

2 November 2017

AKD Softwoods is a successful and integrated forestry products company, growing and manufacturing quality timber products. Employing over 400+ people, AKD Softwoods is well recognised for being a progressive company, employing the latest technologies. 

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Industrial Cleaner- Night Shift - Application Closed

25 October 2017

We are offering an opportunity for an energetic and self motivated person to join our cleaning team. This is a full time position based at our Irrewarra site and will involve cleaning production areas; removing timber and residues. 

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Fitter & Turner Apprenticeships - Application Closed

19 October 2017

AKD Softwoods is currently offering a number of opportunities under our Apprenticeship Program to join our Maintenance Team. We are looking for energetic and self-motivated people with a strong willingness to learn and achieve.

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Senior Financial Accountant - Application Closed

19 October 2017

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an astute finance professional to join our team in the newly created position of Senior Financial Accountant.

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Production Supervisor x 2 - Colac Site - Application Closed

29 August 2017

We are now offering an exciting opportunity for energetic and self-motivated people to lead several of our production areas covering the Sawmill, Kilns and Drymill. This is a great opportunity with major operational upgrades and investment currently underway across the Colac Site.

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Loader Operators - Application Closed

25 August 2017

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Loader Operator, to join our log sort team. Our emphasis is on finding the ‘right person’ to continue to build on our team and success orientated culture. Working 9.5hr shifts, 4 days a week with a rotating rostered day off. This is permanent full-time position.

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Shift Maintenance Fitter - Application Closed

1 August 2017

We are currently seeking experienced and trade qualified Shift Maintenance Fitters to join our team of over 30 qualified tradesmen to work across our Colac and Irrewarra sites.

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Condition Based Maintenance Technician - Application Closed

1 August 2017

Applications are sought from a maintenance employee or VA experienced person who is interested in moving into the Condition Based Maintenance Arena. We are seeking an experienced and trade qualified Maintenance Employee that is flexible, willing to learn, enjoys a challenge and is happy to be involved in maintaining AKD’s Condition Based Maintenance Systems. This position will include training and further development. 

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Shift Maintenance Fitter - Application Closed

26 July 2017

We are currently seeking experienced and trade qualified Shift Maintenance Fitters to join our team of over 30 qualified tradesmen to work across our Colac and Irrewarra sites.

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Industrial Cleaner- Night Shift - APPLICATIONS CLOSED

7 July 2017

We are offering an opportunity for an energetic and self-motivated person to join our cleaning team. This is a full time position based at our Irrewarra site and will involve cleaning production areas; removing timber and residues. 

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B-Double Truck Driver - Applications Closed

29 June 2017

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced B-Double Driver, to join our dispatch & logistics team. Our emphasis is on finding the ‘right person’ to continue to build on our team and success oriented culture.

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Health and Safety Coordinator - Applications Closed

27 June 2017

The organisation is currently looking for a Health and Safety Coordinator to support and assist the overall business goal of achieving a zero-harm workplace. 

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Wood Machinist Apprentice - Applications Closed

27 June 2017

We are now offering an exciting opportunity under our Apprenticeship and Scholarship Program for an energetic and self-motivated person to join our Wood Machinist Team

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IT SUPPORT TRAINEE - Application Closed

21 June 2017

AKD Softwoods is looking for someone with a passion for IT and a desire for developing their knowledge and skills. The IT Support Trainee will have the opportunity to work with our high performing IT team, where you will learn all aspects of the IT and Desktop Support function.

The position would suit all ages and experience, with a focus on people with strong computer skills and willingness to learn.

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IT SUPPORT OFFICER - Level 1 / 2 - Applications Closed

21 June 2017

AKD Softwoods is looking for an experienced and self motivated IT professional, to join our growing business.

The role will expose the successful candidate to infrastructure including servers, virtualisation and software defined storage, networking, wireless network links, mobile scanners, and more.

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B-Double Truck Driver - Applications Closed

18 May 2017

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced B-Double Driver, to join our dispatch & logistics team. Our emphasis is on finding the ‘right person’ to continue to build on our team and success oriented culture.

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Accounts Payable Officer - Applications Closed

15 May 2017

We are seeking an experienced, energetic and diligent Accounts Payable Officer. This important role is a permanent part-time position, reporting to the Finance Manager, with a focus on delivery of high quality support to the finance function. Hours are relatively flexible and will be negotiated for the right candidate.

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Shift Maintenance Fitter - Applications Closed

11 May 2017

We are currently seeking experienced and trade qualified Shift Maintenance Fitters to join our team of over 30 qualified tradesmen to work across our Colac and Irrewarra sites.

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Credit Controller - Applications Closed

5 April 2017

We are seeking an experienced, energetic and diligent Credit Controller. This is a permanent full time position, reporting to the Finance Manager with responsibility for the Accounts Receivable function.

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Recovery Champion - Applications Closed

31 March 2017

Reporting to the Business Development Manager this position will contribute to the growth and profitability of the company through managing and coordinating systems and controls to ensure optimal and accurate recovery of product.

This is a hands on role managing the day-to-day electronic scanning and process optimisation systems, with responsibility spanning all facets of AKD’s operations. The Recovery Champion must ensure calibration and alignment of equipment is scheduled and performed according to clearly defined procedures.

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Accounts Payable Officer - Applications Closed

13 February 2017

We are seeking an experienced, energetic and diligent Accounts Payable Officer. This important role is a permanent part-time position, reporting to the Finance Manager, with a focus on delivery of high quality support to the finance function.

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B-Double Truck Driver - Applications Closed

2 February 2017

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced B-Double Driver, to join our dispatch & logistics team.

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Trainee Forklift Operator - Applications Closed

1 February 2017

This position is aimed at identifying and developing our future pool of competent forklift operators. Through a structured training program, the Trainee Forklift Operator will be introduced to the function of a forklift operator role at AKD. The role will work across both a Process Employee role, while also learning the forklift operator role.

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Production Supervisor - Applications Closed

31 January 2017

We are now offering an exciting opportunity for an energetic and self-motivated person to lead our Irrewarra Green Mill.

The position requires a suitably qualified, experienced Production Supervisor who is committed to our people, their safety and continuous improvement of our product and processes.

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Dispatch Administrator - Applications Closed

15 December 2016

We are offering an opportunity for an enthusiastic, energetic and self motivated person to join the AKD Dispatch and Logistics team. The position is responsible for the planning and administrative functions within the Dispatch Department. 

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Industrial Electrician - Applications Closed

15 December 2016

AKD is continuing to invest in new technology and expand our employee skills base.  We are seeking an experienced and trade qualified Industrial Electrician to join our electrical team. 

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Shift Maintenance Fitters - Applications Closed

29 November 2016

We are currently seeking an experienced and trade qualified Shift Maintenance Fitter to join our team of over 30 qualified tradesmen to work across our Colac and Irrewarra sites.

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Process/Production Employees - Afternoon Shift

10 November 2016

We currently have permanent fulltime positions on our afternoon shift, working 4 x 9.5hr shifts. Working from 4.00pm to 2.00am, 4 days a week with a rotating day off.

 

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Human Resource Coordinator - Applications Closed

13 July 2016

AKD Softwoods is currently seeking an energetic Human Resource professional for this primary frontline role assisting in the execution of day to day human resource activities.

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Health and Safety Coordinator - Applications Closed

13 July 2016

AKD is currently looking for a Health and Safety Coordinator to support and assist the overall business goal of achieving a zero harm workplace. 

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Forklift Operators - Applications Closed

24 June 2016

We are looking for committed, experienced and skilled forklift operators to join our team, and require forklift operators on both day and afternoon shifts.

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Welder / Fabricator - Applications Closed

21 June 2016

We are currently seeking an experienced and trade qualified Welder / Fabricator to join our team of over 40 qualified tradesmen to work across our Colac and Irrewarra sites.

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Finance Administration - Part Time - Applications Closed

14 June 2016

We are offering an opportunity for an experienced, diligent and self motivated person to join the AKD finance team in this flexible permanent part time position.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the position provides efficient administration support to the Finance Team and wider organisation.

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Forester - Applications Closed

14 June 2016

Due to the growth of the organisation and expanse of the Forestry function over recent years, we are offering an exciting opportunity for an astute, self motivated person to join our Forestry team.

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Structural Timber Advisor (Sales and Marketing) - Applications Closed

8 June 2016

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an astute self motivated person to join our team in the newly created position of Structural Timber Advisor (Sales and Marketing).

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Industrial Cleaner - Night Shift - Applications Closed

11 April 2016

We are offering an opportunity for an energetic and self motivated person to join our cleaning team. This is a full-time position based at our Colac site.

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Dispatch Administrator - Applications Closed

9 March 2016

We are offering an opportunity for an enthusiastic, energetic and self motivated person to join the AKD Dispatch and Logistics team. The position is responsible for the planning and administrative functions within the Dispatch Department.

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Administrator - Part Time (Forestry Department) - Applications Closed

4 March 2016

We are offering an opportunity for an experienced, energetic and self motivated person to join the AKD forestry team in this flexible permanent part time position.

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Quality Control Officer - Applications Closed

3 February 2016

AKD is seeking a Quality Control Officer for the Dry Mill Day Shift.

The role includes ensuring all requirements relating to compliance and quality are met and will also involve training and rotating of employees in the grading, testing and quality area. A second function of the role is to act as 2IC to the Dry Mill Supervisor.

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Production Supervisor - Colac Dry Mill - Applications Closed

3 February 2016

Applications are sought for experienced candidates to supervise and lead daily activities in our Dry Mill Production Facility on Afternoon Shift. The successful applicant for this role must have a commitment to safety and continuous improvement.

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Shift Maintenance Fitter - Applications Closed

19 January 2016

We are currently seeking an experienced and trade qualified Shift Maintenance Fitter to join our team of over 30 qualified tradesmen to work across our Colac and Irrewarra sites.

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Logistics Manager - Applications Closed

14 September 2015

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a strong 'business minded' Logistics Manager to join our team.

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Chief Financial Officer - Applications Closed

19 August 2015

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an astute self motivated person to join our team in the position of CFO.

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Silviculture Forester - Applications Closed

30 July 2015

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an astute self motivated person to join our team in the newly created position of Silviculture Forester

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Maintenance Administrator - Applications Closed

22 July 2015

We are offering an opportunity for an energetic and self motivated person to join the AKD Softwoods team. The newly created position is responsible for administration across our Engineering and Reliability Function, including our Electrical, Maintenance and Projects Departments.

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Management Accountant - Applications Closed

2 July 2015

An exciting opportunity for the right person to flex their acumen in this newly created position of Management Accountant

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Featured News

NSW Sawmilling Acquisitions

AKD Softwoods today finalised the purchase of Carter Holt Harvey’s (CHH) New South Wales sawmilling business.

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Caboolture Sawmill Expansion

With a joint (AKD/federal government) investment of over $50 million, the project will add 100 fulltime positions...

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Yarram joins AKD

AKD Proudly announces the acquisition of the Yarram Sawmill in Victoria.

The Yarram operation...

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