Sawmilling Apprenticeships

Sawmilling Apprenticeships

We are seeking keen candidates who are eager to carve out a career in the Timber Industry!

Red Stag Timber operates a modern state-of-the-art Sawmill in Rotorua, it compares to no other!  The latest machinery and technology is installed in all primary and secondary timber processing plants with upgrade projects already underway.  These include high speed automatic timber stacker, computer controlled timber grading and sorting line sensors and an automated CNC high capacity timber planer.

With ongoing demand for our high quality timber products and further expansion planned to increase supply to the NZ building industry, we seek keen and reliable applicants to join the Red Stag Timber family as Sawmilling Apprentices.

Following an initial training period, sound attendance and overall performance, the successful candidates will be enrolled in a Sawmilling apprenticeship to achieve a Level 4 Sawmill qualification.

Our preferred candidate will have:

  • Minimum NCEA L2 pass including Maths and English
  • Reliable attendance record
  • Effective communication skills and be physically fit to meet the job requirements 
  • Confident computer skills and be mechanically minded

Hours of work are Monday to Thursday nightshift, with occasional overtime on a Friday, if required, with additional rostered hours paid at T1.5.

As part of the Apprentice recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will undergo a short mechanical & mathematical aptitude test at their interview.  A pre-employment drug test and medical also applies.

Apply online: Red Stag Timber - Application for Employment


 For all enquiries contact Kelly Robinson, HR Advisor Ph. (07) 349 5831 or email

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