This page gives you information about local employment in the Timber Industry.

Associated Kiln Driers (AKD)

AKD is a 100% Australian owned and operated integrated forestry and timber processing company based in the South Western Districts of Victoria.

AKD is well regarded in the timber industry as an employer of choice.

Entry Level Jobs: Process Employee


  • Pass pre-employment Drug Test

  • Have a good work ethic and be able to work day, afternoon and evening shifts when required.

AKD have advised that they are interested in people who have good hand eye coordination and who are good with their hands. They're particularly interested in people who have an interest in gaming as it requires hand-eye coordination and this can be highly utilised in the yards at AKD with the machinery that they use.

  • Work well in a team environment and able to follow direction from direct supervisors and other staff.

  • Adhere to AKD policies and procedures.


Training is seen as an important part of AKD's evolving culture and AKD attributes a large portion of its success to continual improvement processes and investment in training and development of its employees.

AKD is investing in its employee's future through continual development and training opportunities, a graduate recruitment program, comprehensive apprenticeship programs (adult and school leaver) and integrating LEAN manufacturing and processing principles into the entire business.

Every precaution is taken and compliancy is met (and exceeded) to ensure a safe working environment is provided. AKD is an equal opportunity employer, valuing diversity within their workforce. Consider joining this growing and exciting organisation for your next career move.

Industry Pathways and Opportunities:

AKD offer a diverse range of opportunities such as:

Quality Control Officers

  • OH&S
  • Forklift operators
  • Welder/Fabricators
  • Finance administration
  • Production Operator
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Structural Timber Advisor
  • Office Administration
  • and more!

AKD people and Careers


Founded in 1976 in Colac, Victoria, the company has grown, diversified, opened interstate facilities and acquired the Aspect Packaging Company (APC) in 2008. CMPT provides standard pallets, crates, cartons, contract packing or totally customised packaging to suit our client's needs.

Entry Level Jobs: Process Employee, Administration traineeships.


  • Year 11 pass or equivalent

  • Be able to work in a team environment

  • Follow OH&S policies and procedures

  • Work shifts as required

  • Follow instructions from supervisors and direct managers


Training provided to employees include Certificates 3, 4 & 5 in Competitve Management, Forklift License, Financial Litracy, Management and various other training opportunites relative to the industry.

Industry Pathways and Opportunities:

  • Wood machinist
  • Forklift Operators
  • Supervisor
  • First Aid Officer
  • OH&S
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Transport Driver
  • Administration
  • Quality Control Officers