Forest Manager

Forest Managers manage the production activities of forestry operations.

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    Overview

    Forest Managers manage the production activities of forestry operations.

    Day-to-day

    • determines, implements and monitors production strategies, policies and plans
    • plans details of production activities in terms of output, quality, quantity, cost, time available and labour requirements
    • controls the operation of production plant and quality procedures through the planning of maintenance, designation of operating hours, and supply of parts and tools
    • monitors production output and costs, adjusting the processes and resources to minimise costs
    • informs other managers about production matters
    • oversees acquisition and installation of new plant and equipment
    • directs research into production methods, recommending and implementing appropriate initiatives
    • controls preparation of production records and reports
    • co-ordinates the implementation of occupational health and safety requirements
    • directs staff activities and monitors their performance.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Forest Manager

    • You can work as a Forest Manager without formal qualifications, however, a course in forestry studies may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

      Take a Certificate III in Production Horticulture