Providing a range of career pathways

As one of the largest employers in Hawke’s Bay, Pan Pac has over 200 job roles providing a range of career paths.

Pan Pac also offers apprenticeships year-round and summer internships from November to February.


Sales, Marketing, Strategy

These teams create relationships with clients, identify their needs and negotiate domestic and international sales by building a strong network. Our roles include:

  • Sales
  • Export
  • Business Development
  • Strategy
  • Marketing


The Finance function is a key partner in operational support and strategic decision making. Our roles include:

  • Financial Controller
  • Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable

People & Culture, Health & Safety, Environment & Communications

These teams anticipate and innovate to support business development and organisational and health, safety and environmental transformations. Our roles include:

  • Employee Relations
  • Recruitment
  • Payroll
  • Internal/External Communications
  • Health & Safety
  • Wellbeing
  • Environment

Information & Technology (IT)

Our IT team supports our business by providing the latest technological solutions, infrastructure and IT support services. Our roles include:

  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Desktop Services
  • Helpdesk
  • Infrastructure
  • Project Management
  • Developer


Our engineers provide expertise, guidance and technical assistance across a range of engineering disciplines. Our roles include:

  • Mechanical and Electrical
  • Process and Chemical
  • Software and Systems
  • Automation
  • Forestry
  • Project Management
  • Project and Design
  • Lab Technicians


The Logistics teams analyse and coordinate our supply chain ensuring the efficient flow of product to our customers. Our roles include:

  • Shipping
  • Dispatch
  • Transport
  • Purchasing
  • Distribution

Operations & Administration

Our Operations and Administration teams support business effectiveness and efficiency. Our roles include:

  • Stores
  • Operations
  • Planners/schedulers
  • Quality
  • Facilities
  • Administrators
  • Wood resources

Production & Trades

Our Production and Trades teams are critical to the success of our business, managing, maintaining and optimising all plant equipment. Our roles include:

  • Sawmill Operators
  • Pulpmill Operators
  • Refining Operators
  • Processing Operators
  • Drymill Operators
  • Kiln operators
  • Forklift operators
  • Heavy Plant operators
  • Boiler Operators
  • Mechanics
  • Electricians
  • Sawdoctors
  • Forester
  • Havesting co-ordinator

Why we work here

In April 2021 I began my new role as operations coordinator, which involves the scheduling of the Lumber division’s production activities.

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