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IT – Systems Analysts/Programmers

IT – Systems Analysts/Programmers

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If you're into IT as a Programmer or Analyst, chances are you haven't considered the forest and wood products industry.

Like many industries, it traditionally uses manually operated equipment, but now in increasingly turning to compute controls.

From mobile machinery, such as harvesters, to new processing and manufacturing lines in saw mills and plants, digital technology is changing the workplace.

Not only will you have the opportunity to drive this change – but you'll have the satisfaction of working with one of the world's most environmentally friendly materials, sustainably sourced wood.


Roles will vary according to the position, however your working day could include:

  • Troubleshooting and problem solving

  • Systems analysis and programming

  • Software development

  • Data aggregation and analysis

  • Report design

  • Liaising with operators and management.

Ideal Attributes

Relevant experience, plus good analysis and problem solving, good written and verbal communication skills, able to accept responsibility and ability to work autonomously or as part of a team.

A high level of understanding and commitment to occupational health and safety is essential.


A graduate or postgraduate degree in computer science or the equivalent.

Employers in the forest and wood products industry are very supportive of ongoing training and skills development.


Potential employers include:

  • Wood processors and wood product manufacturers

  • Industry suppliers