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Waipapa Pine
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Waipapa Pine is a leading provider of high-quality timber products located in the beautiful Northland area. We have two sawmills, one in Waipapa near Kerikeri in the gorgeous Bay of Islands, and another in Whangarei. We are committed to delivering exceptional products and services to our clients while maintaining the highest environmental standards. And we are proud to be part of the Fletcher Building Group of companies. 

Based at our Waipapa mill, this position supervises and looks after our Drymill team, ensuring that production is maximised, while also ensuring that our people are safe, motivated, and fully trained.  The supervisor will develop strategies to improve processing performance, safety, quality and employee development.  This is a result-oriented role, ensuring that health and safety, production, recovery and quality goals are achieved through effective employee management, utilisation of resources and observation of company policies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring there is the highest level of H&S compliance and low level of lost time injuries.
  • Leading, motivating, training and developing the drymill team members
  • Ensuring there is a high level of employee morale and a positive general work area atmosphere, while still ensuring that H&S, productivity, quality are at the highest levels and there is a low level of absenteeism
  • Providing open communication across the company regarding plant, machinery, employee and safety issues.
  • Ensuring open communication with direct reports via daily review meetings and weekly toolbox meetings
  • Ensuring a high standard of presentation and accuracy in documentation at all times ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Optimising production resources and achieving daily production targets.
  • Trouble shooting production “bottlenecks”.
  • Develop weekly production plans and coordinator between operational areas.


  • Ideally Level 4 NZQA in Solid Wood Manufacturing
  • Previous experience in a supervisory role, and ideally previously completed supervisory or leadership course
  • Experience in timber grading
  • Gathering data and interpreting outcomes
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate across functional teams and communicate at all levels of the business.
  • Detail-oriented mindset with a focus on accuracy and precision.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to identifying and resolving issues.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards related to quality and safety.

What we offer:
We understand that our people are our greatest asset, therefore, being part of the Fletcher Building Group, you will have access to these awesome benefits:

• Attractive remuneration
• Relocation assistance
• Dynamic and inclusive work environment with opportunities for growth and advancement.
• Discounts, lots of them; Across a range of businesses and products
• An incredible Employee Education Fund, funding anything from a Diploma to a Master’s Degree
• Employee Welfare Fund to help in times of need
• Ability to join the Fletcher Building share scheme
• An industry-leading parental leave scheme
• Ability to participate in FB wide groups that focus on diversity, sustainability and many other key initiatives

At Waipapa Pine, we offer more than just a job; we provide a supportive and inclusive work environment where employees are valued and empowered to make a difference. You'll have the opportunity to work alongside industry experts, contribute to meaningful projects, and advance your career in a thriving organization committed to excellence and sustainability. If you are passionate about people and are eager to join a dynamic team in the timber industry, we'd love to hear from you. Join us at Waipapa Pine and be a part of a successful team that’s shaping the future of timber manufacturing!