Wanted: Anyone need a recently redundant Forest worker? North/East Yorks - also available as volunteer carcass dragger.

Skogsmannen

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Due to my current employer (well previous now I suppose) going into liquidation over Christmas, I'm unexpectedly now not as busy as I was expecting to be when we stopped for Christmas.

I've got 21 years experience in most aspects of tree work (Forestry and Tree Surgery - though I am not a climber) including machinery operation and I have my own saws and should have some transport in place soon, to replace my previously supplied van.

Ideally I could do to stay quite local to the Ryedale area for the next few weeks as Mrs Skogsmannen is heavily pregnant and could drop imminently, but hopefully not just yet.

Alernatively, as I've suddenly got some spare time, if anyone in the York/Scarborough/Driffield kind of area has use of a volunteer carcass dragger/gralloching assistant then please bear me in mind.
 

Dave Lakes

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Hi Skogs, maybe not directly helpful but if nothing in your immediate line of work crops up then consider using your machine op skills for civils work, particularly related to telecoms companies. There is an enormous shortage people with these skills and while it might not be in your normal industry, it could keep the wolf from the door. PM me if you want the names of some firms in your area
 

Skogsmannen

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Thanks for the kind words guys.

One hurdle with the machine work and transferring it to more 'normal' industries is that there's little in the way of mandatory certification (or at least policing of it) and despite having handled thousands of tonnes of timber over the years with various machinery, I've no qualifications for said machinery (apart from buzzsaws and atv) so I'd guess I'd need to address that. Definitely seems that plant operators get paid more than a forest machine operator for sure.
 

Free range rob

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It may or may not help, but I am currently in talks with a farm I control vermin and game (inc deer) about a large clearfell to be done in the next couple of months.
IF everything pans out I will be looking for another good bloke happy to join us, felling, forwarding, processing, loading, and clearing the site ready for replanting.
Fair way from you though, plenty of stalking involved as well 👍👍👍
 

Skogsmannen

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It may or may not help, but I am currently in talks with a farm I control vermin and game (inc deer) about a large clearfell to be done in the next couple of months.
IF everything pans out I will be looking for another good bloke happy to join us, felling, forwarding, processing, loading, and clearing the site ready for replanting.
Fair way from you though, plenty of stalking involved as well 👍👍👍

Thanks, though the distance might be the killer, ordinarily I'd be less worried but if all goes well, bump is due end of Feb so reckon I'd not be the most popular if I'm working away again for a while - but never say never :)


get on to the Forest Machines operators blog on Facebook, folk always looking for operators and hand cutters

I must still be one of the few people who still aren't on facebook - I'll figure a way to get a look, ta.
 

Heym SR20

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There is a lot of demand in the East of Scotland / Scottish Borders thanks the recent storms. There is awful lot of timber down that needs cutting. Much of the pine needs dealing with otherwise its stains snd goes blue in a few months and thus worthless.
 

Skogsmannen

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A quick update: Managed to work 3 out of the 4 days last week, word is getting around and it sounds like most of the people I've spoken with so far have called me first or were going to shortly as word of the closure is spreading.

Hopefully going to visit a few firms this week and see where it takes us.
 

norma 308

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A quick update: Managed to work 3 out of the 4 days last week, word is getting around and it sounds like most of the people I've spoken with so far have called me first or were going to shortly as word of the closure is spreading.

Hopefully going to visit a few firms this week and see where it takes us.
Every cloud as they say ! Good luck hope it all pans out well 👍
 

slider

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From Facebook.

** Job alerts **

Due to unforeseen circumstances we now have the following positions available.

!!!! Harvester operator !!!!

Operating a John Deere 1270 G 8 wheeler with a H270 harvester head.

We cover mainly estate work with a small percentage of Commision work. Your work must be to an ultra high standard to meet the companies high expectation and our clients remit.
You must have experience in both softwood and hardwood and understand product breakout and how to maximise recovery.
We aren’t hell bent on smashing tonnes over quality but the production has to be right for the job.
Our work is in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds, The M40 Corridor and sometimes Hereford and the Welsh Border.
60 plus hours a week if you want it
Pay is subject to experience.
Night out money paid for caravans.
A competitive package for the right person.
Self employed or employed for the right candidate.
A trial period would need to be completed.

Please email, phone, text or message the number on the add.

!!! Lead Climber !!!

We are looking for a lead climber to join our team. The role we are offering is FULL TIME EMPLOYED but would also consider someone self employed.
40 hours a week plus overtime if you want it. We pay for every hour you work and not just “day rate”
Our work is varied with a vast number of commercial contracts but we still carry out domestic work. Being open minded is important as you may be required to assist felling in the woods with the forestry team.
It’s important your a team player and realise that eveyone plays their equal part. You will help tidy up and muck in on the ground so no pre Madonna’s!
Experience is essential as we do everything from trimming gladdis’s bush to crane work.

Please email, phone, text or message the number on the add.

!!!! Handcutters !!!!

We have a very busy work programme with the forestry works and need additional help handcutting.
The work is varied between hardwood and softwood.
We have a very high standard as this is what keeps us in work! We have been through plenty of dreamers that think they can do it but there’s no hiding from it, this is production cutting and it’s hard work.
Stumps need to be low, rounding out and trimming out needs to be flush and neat.
Where we can we always use mechanical aid so there is a lot of working to and with a harvester and forwarder.
7 days a week if you want it??
Pay again subject to experience and quality
We pay top money for the right people!
Our work is in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds, The M40 Corridor and sometimes Hereford and the Welsh Border.

Please email, phone, text or message the number on the add.

With all three of these jobs we are looking for people with a passion for the industry, something that hardly seems to exist anymore. We will pay very good money but not silly un sustainable wages.
We feel we lead from the front in many ways and have a very successful team already in place. Our kit is a mix of shiny to very dull but we always try to make life as easy as possible.
There’s plenty of banter and our view is dirty hands clean money, workers not shirkers.
Serious enquiries only, anyone that just messages or asks “what’s the pay mate” won’t even get a reply.

Thanks for reading share where possible

Email - info@jcfs-ltd.com

Phone - 07854 934138

Team JCFS

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