Production Manager

Juken New Zealand (JNL)

Juken New Zealand (JNL)

United States
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

About Us

Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) manufacture high quality solid wood & laminated veneer lumber products. With production plants located in Gisborne, Kaitaia and Masterton we service local and export markets. Working extensively in the NZ forestry and wood processing industries for over 30 years, we are key employers in the areas in which we operate.

About the role

We have a great opportunity for a motivated and experienced Production Manager to join our team. Reporting to the General Manager, you will manage the day to day production processes of the mill, planning and leading activities and efficiently utilising resources to cost effectively manufacture products to customer specification. This is a fulltime role working a minimum of 40 hours per week.


$95K - 110K per annum

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead all facets of production operations to achieve the Mill’s production Key Performance Indicators.
  • Implement performance management objectives aligned with the objectives of the business.
  • Report and contribute to the preparation of production, financial and business plans.
  • Manage people, plant and processes to maximise productivity.
  • Liaise closely with the Maintenance Manager to address all plant and operational issues.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of corporate HSE policies and procedures.
  • Establish clear communication lines with production staff to develop a supportive and collaborative team.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Demonstrated experience in manufacturing and production management (preferably in the wood processing industry)
  • Demonstrated people management and leadership experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation
  • A focus on continuous improvement

What we offer:

  • A friendly and supportive team environment
  • A competitive salary in line with your experience and qualifications
  • Company Superannuation Scheme (in addition to Kiwisaver)
  • Discounted Southern Cross Health Insurance

If this sounds like you, look no further and apply now!

For more information on our business please visit

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. The successful applicant will be required to undertake pre-employment drug and medical tests, as well as a criminal record check.

Closing Date: 28 September 2023

We will be interviewing prior to the closing date.