Technical Coordinator

Juken New Zealand (JNL)

Juken New Zealand (JNL)

Administration, IT
United States
Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) is an international company operating in local and global timber markets. JNL owns four wood processing plants in the North Island, and forests in the Wairarapa and East Coast regions. We work closely with our parent company in Japan – WoodOne.

We are currently looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join the business in the position of Technical Coordinator to join our busy team at our Gisborne Mills. In this role you will be reporting to the General Manager and will be the key technical manufacturing support to the production team.

This is a full time permanent salary role working 40 hours per week.


$70,000 – 90,000 per annum

Your key tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Advising the Production Manager and Supervisors on technical and management issues related to the manufacturing operations and processes, including Japanese customer production requirements and despatch of product
  • Developing technical capability of production employees to meet international requirements
  • Liason with WoodOne to ensure the Mill fulfill’s WoodOne’s production requirements
  • Supporting the Mill Manager to ensure effective and profitable management of mill production and manufacturing operations and processes.
  • Providing oversight of manufacturing programmes, productivity and maintenance / project targets, monitoring and reporting on achievements.

To be successful in this role you will ideally have the following attributes:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 4 years’ experience in saw mill management
  • High technical competence in wood processing manufacturing, specifically for the Japanese market
  • Fluent in Japanese
  • Ability to hold business conversations in English
  • Focus on ensuring a safe and healthy workplace environment
  • Ability to think innovatively and analytically

If you want to work in a down to earth, hardworking team environment, focused on continuous improvement please apply today.

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.