Yard Assistant / Trainee Sawyer

Christchurch, Dorset, England
18 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
Rikki Holland
Contract Type
Full Time

Yard Assistant / Trainee Sawyer

Location: Christchurch, Bournemouth

Salary: Competitive Plus Benefits

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

This Yard Assistant /Trainee Sawyer vacancy is based at our Christchurch branch but may well suit relevant candidates living in any nearby locations as listed above.

The Company:

Founded in 1842, Elliotts is one of the oldest family businesses in the South. It has builders merchant branches in Bishops Waltham, Chandler's Ford, Christchurch, Fareham, Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Romsey, Southampton, Tadley and Totton, meaning an Elliotts branch is never more than 20 minutes away from any building site in Hampshire. In addition, it has four kitchen and bathroom showrooms, two specialist tool centres open to the trade and public in Portsmouth and Winchester and its own roofing company, Elliotts Premier Roofing.

The Yard Assistant / Trainee Sawyer Role:

This a new diverse role within the Christchurch Branch which requires the job holder to have the ability to assist in the yard whilst training to become a Sawyer in our new Engineer Wood Products division.

Yard Assistant / Trainee Sawyer Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ability to accurately measure, cut and pack different lengths of timber
  • Cutting timber I beams to specification using a cross cut saw
  • Serving customers in the yard, both manually and with a counterbalance forklift
  • Loading/unloading lorries
  • Receiving and storing products from suppliers and dealing with associated paperwork
  • Housekeeping in the yard

Yard Assistant / Trainee Sawyer Requirements:

  • Experience using a cross cut saw for cutting timber would be advantageous
  • Must be capable of working Independently and as part of a team
  • Physically fit - ability to carry out physically demanding tasks
  • Counterbalance forklift license (essential)
  • Knowledge of building materials is preferable but training can be provided.
  • Friendly and professional manner
  • Good communication skills
  • High standards of customer service

Working Hours:

  • 40 hours, 8am-5pm Monday - Friday (flexibility required with start/finish times to cover workload)

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to join a successful business that offers its employees the chance of career progression and job security.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to carry out this role then apply below today for the chance of an early interview.