Job Opportunity April 2023: Timber Forwarder & Machinery Operator

5th April 2023

The Log Company (Richmond) Ltd t/a

Timber Forwarder & Machinery Operator

April 2023 – 1 x Full Time Position Available

The Log Company are looking for a new full time person to join our growing business.

The role will primarily involve the operation of firewood production machinery around our yard and locally. Experience with excavators or cranes will be helpful.

The primary task will be the safe and efficient operation of a 250hp tractor with a new remote control forwarding trailer. You will be responsible for feeding our firewood processor from within the yard and collecting timber locally.

Additional responsibilities will include general maintenance of machinery, helping the team with production of firewood and occasional involvement in other aspects of the business depending on the time of year such as delivering or order preparation.

As well as an abundance of logs, we are proud the be the UK distributor for Finnish made Kirami wood fired hot tubs and saunas plus a wide range of other outdoor living products from other well-known brands.

This diverse range of popular products means we are kept busy all year round. Deliveries can range from logs to surrounding villages, towns and cities in the winter season through to a trip to deliver and install wood fired hot tubs and saunas on a Scottish island in summer. Days are very rarely the same and there are great opportunities to be outdoors, travel the countryside and meet people.

The role will involve occasional manual work however where possible we try to use machinery to make life easier and safer. We have a new Pinosa firewood processing factory which takes much of the manual work away. There is a good amount of operation of machinery such as telehandlers, forklifts and tractors, as well as driving of vans and 4×4 vehicles with trailers.

We have a number of ongoing projects within the business which would utilise other skills such as joinery, welding and fabrication and landscaping.

Previous experience in farming or forestry would be beneficial, as well as being aged over 25 for insurance purposes.

Production, Yard & Delivery Tasks:

  • Forwarding timber in the yard
  • Collecting timber locally
  • Processing and bagging logs using machinery
  • Loading and unloading delivery vehicles
  • Preparing orders for delivery or collection
  • Other yard tasks as required
  • Planning an efficient route and communicating with customers
  • Keep sensitive information private and confidential

Skills and Attributes:

A driving license is essential. A people person with good attention to detail, patient, problem solver, capable of working alone and within a small team, a flexible attitude to a working within a growing small business. Opportunity to progress and plentiful overtime. Reliability is essential.

Job Type: Permanent Full Time, 39+ hours per week

Start Date: Immediate

Reporting to: Operations Manager and Company Directors

Pay: Depending on skills and experience, more than the living wage with ample overtime at time and a half

Location: Forcett Grange, Forcett, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL11 7SQ

Applications: Please send your CV and a covering letter to