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*** LONGLEAT - Permanent - Production Operative – Firewood (Forestry)
Summary
Title:*** LONGLEAT - Permanent - Production Operative – Firewood (Forestry)
ID:LEL1536 / 3242
Department:Forestry
Description
Production Operative – Firewood (Forestry)

Longleat Forestry (part of the Longleat Enterprises group) services an enormous 3,600 hectares of woodland, parkland, agricultural land and property. Within these 3,600 hectares, the Longleat Forest comprises of 1,294 hectares and operates as a commercial continuous cover forestry plantation.

From a commercial point of view, this award-winning method enables the team to sustainably harvest 2000 tonnes of firewood annually, and from a conservational aspect it also allows them to help manage the habitats of the forest’s native wildlife.

As a Production Operative you will assist and support the Forestry Department with commercial firewood production, from handling wood splitting machinery through to point of sale packaging.

Reporting to the Head Forester and Firewood Yard Supervisor, you’ll operate a firewood processing machine (POSCH 650), a forklift truck, telehandler, tractor and trailer crane, and pick and pack firewood into nets and onto pallets.

What will I need to be considered for this Production Operative (Forestry) vacancy?
  • Proven experience of working within a commercial picking and packing environment
  • An understanding of commercial firewood production, with good foundation knowledge of machinery and manual handling
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work on your own initiative
  • Strong attention to detail
Although not essential, the following would be desirable for this role:
  • Wood working / firewood machinery experience
  • Chainsaw Operators Certificate
  • Forklift Truck Operators Certificate
What will I receive in return for this Production Operative (Forestry) vacancy?

As a Production Operative you will receive a pay rate of (GBP) 9.06 per hour, in addition to a range of attractive benefits that include; 29 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays, complimentary tickets to Longleat and Cheddar Gorge, discounts on food and beverages and retail merchandise, along with life assurance cover and more perks.

Contract: Permanent, full time, working 39 hours per week, 7:30am to 4:15pm. You must be flexible and able to work extra hours to meet business demands, with some weekend, evening and bank holiday work required as necessary.

Location: Longleat (Warminster, Wiltshire)

All applications for this Production Operative vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions please.
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