Stuart Timber is a family owned and operated sawmill in Tapanui, West Otago. Tapanui is the perfect town to raise a family and is known for their kind and supporting residents. The town has beautiful views of the popular Blue Mountains, that promises breathtaking hiking trails to any fitness level tramper. We currently have an amazing team of 34 staff members that work together seamlessly to ensure high quality timber products and exceptional service to our region.



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Timber Machinist

Our long-time planer machinist is coming to the end of his career. We are seeking someone to take over his role as head machinist in the company.
Ideally you would have skills in setting a planer. (SCM and Weinig preferably) for profiles i.e. T&G, weatherboards and Shiplaps. Your main role will be setting and running planers for profiles and gauging. You would be primarily responsible for the running, setting and maintenance for both planers. You would be working alongside an enthusiastic and friendly team.
  • This is a rewarding job with a good remuneration package and plenty of verity.
  • Training provided for the right candidate.
  • Apprenticeship opportunity
West Otago is a fantastic place to bring up a family with very good schools and hunting and fishing on your doorstep. If you are looking for a change of lifestyle and have a desire to put roots down in a family friendly little town this could be the opportunity you have been looking for.
A healthy remuneration package will be offered for the successful applicant.
Please contact Roger on 0274 375 653 or email CV to