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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dry Timber Manager job in Tanzania

KVTC is the largest grower of teak in Africa and has established plantations in Tanzania since 1992. In 2009 KVTC commenced commercial production of sawn timber, wooden flooring and other specialty teak products.
KVTC is proud to operate one of the most modern wood processing facilities in Africa and is widely recognized as one of the most innovative forest management projects on the Continent.
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As part of the development and succession planning KVTC is looking for an experi¬enced Dry Timber Manager to assist in maintaining and improving the quality of KVTCs products:
The Role:
· Manage two operational sections: Kilns and Drymill with about 45 staff members
· Maintain drying quality of the products incl. management of hot water / boiler systems
· Maximize Drymill recovery and control product quality
· Manage bundling and product preparation
· Prepare packing lists and supervise loading of export containers
· Control stock levels of dry timber
· Report to Processing Manager on stock availability
· Maintain and improve operational availability of the plants
· Maintain Health and Safety Standards
· Degree or diploma in Engineering or Processing Industry related field
· Hands-on practical manager / problem solver
· Minimum of 5 year experience in Processing Industry
· Preferably experience in forest industry or agro-processing industries (sugar, tea or similar)
· Experience with Value Adding Equipment such as planers, moulders, sanders would be an added advantage
· Computer literate (in particular Outlook and Excel)
· Fluent in both English as Kiswahili
· Tanzanian or East African (Kenya, Uganda)
Kilombero Valley Teak Company
PO Box 655 Ifakara, Tanzania
PO Box 12452 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview; deadline for application is 31st December 2010

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