Fire Wood




Crew Supervisor

The Position:

A Crew Supervisor is required by K&S Contracting QLD for 38+ hours per week to perform supervision of a work crew undertaking tree planting, pruning, weed control and fire services.

Experience in the silviculture/forestry industry is not essential as all training can be supplied for the right applicant.

The position will be based in the Bundaberg region with regular travel required to Monto/Kalpowar area.

The Duties:

Duties will include:

  • Supervision of a work crew undertaking - Tree planting, fertilising, weed control and general plantation maintenance

  • Maintenance of equipment used

  • Daily reporting and quality assessments

  • Working in hot humid conditions, steep rough terrain and thick vegetation

  • Hazard reduction burning, wildfire response and surveillance

  • Additional labouring tasks as required

The Requirements:

The successful applicant must have:

  • Experience in any of the following – Silviculture/forestry, Farming, Horticulture, Vegetation management, outdoor work, crew supervision

  • Good physical fitness with the ability to work outdoors in physically demanding conditions

  • The ability to work away and some weekend work

  • The proven ability to pass pre-employment and on-going random drug and alcohol testing

  • The ability to comply with the Company’s smoke free workplace policy

  • The ability to implement the Company’s safety, quality and environmental practices to international standards

  • Minimum “C” class driver licence


  • Fire crew member / crew leader

  • MR Licence

  • ACDC Licence

  • Current chainsaw ticket

  • First Aid


The Pay:

Payment will be in accordance with the Silviculture 2020 award

The Application:

Applications with current resume should be submitted to


Location: Gympie Region Based + Travel

Job Type: Fulltime 38hrs+



K&S Contracting primarily provides silviculture and weed control services to forestry, and local government clients.  

We have a position available for a tractor operator in the Gympie region, the role is primarily vegetation slashing with some weed control and fire duties

The successful applicant must -

  • Be self-motivated with the ability to work in changing environments including roadsides, plantation forest and steep terrain

  • Have demonstrated experience in tractor operation in similar conditions listed.

  • Be physically fit with the ability to pass a medical clearance and fitness testing for fire duties

  • Pass pre employment drug and alcohol testing along with regular random testing

  • Available to travel as required

  • Implement our certified safety, quality and environmental practices

Duties Include:

  • Slashing

  • Weed spraying by tractor and some manual

  • Maintenance of equipment

  • Hazard reduction burning and wildfire response




Below qualifications are desirable, training will be provided to the right applicant.

  • Medium Rigid drivers licence

  • Conduct tractor operations

  • White card

  • ACDC Licence

  • Implement traffic management plans (formerly traffic management level 2)

  • Fire crew member / crew leader



  • Minimum 2 years experience slashing or rural machine work

  • Experience operating in forestry plantations (desirable)

  • Maintenance of machinery



  • Self-motivated with the ability to work alone or in a team.

  • Ability to operate field devices for mapping and daily reporting

To apply email resume to