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Sawmill Supervisor

Location – Chester, CH4 7HS
Duration – Permanent / Full Time
Sector – Manufacturing

We are excited to be looking for a Sawmill Supervisor to join our Grosvenor Timberworks team on the Eaton Estate in Cheshire.

Grosvenor TimberWorks is a new commercial forestry venture – based on Grosvenor’s Rural Estates at Eaton in Cheshire – bringing together a progressive and sustainable approach to woodland management with the processing of innovative timber products, combining a dedication to traditional methods of wood craftsmanship with a long-term commitment to UK forestry.  

Grosvenor TimberWorks currently manufactures bespoke construction timber products and is in the process of developing new specialist product lines from our state-of-the art facility, Hatton Heath Mill.

Grosvenor is an international organisation whose activities span urban property, food and agtech, rural estate management and support for philanthropic initiatives. Grosvenor Rural Estates is responsible for the long-term stewardship of three rural estates in the United Kingdom.  Working to protect, enhance, and restore sensitive environmental habitats within these unique locations and improving local property and places, our aim is to be a leading example of sustainability within the rural economy - contributing to the economic, social, and environmental wellbeing of the communities we are part of. 

We are a values-led organisation which represents the Grosvenor family. Our work in rural estate management alongside Grosvenor’s other activities in international urban property, food and agtech and support for philanthropic initiatives, shares a common purpose –​​​​​​​ to deliver lasting commercial, social and environmental benefit –addressing today’s needs while taking responsibility for those of future generations.

Reporting to the Head of Forestry, the Sawmill Supervisor will manage the day-to-day operational aspects of the timber processing operation (including firewood and biomass chip). They have a key role in helping to establish excellent standards, productivity, efficiency, and safety. Key rresponsibilities will include:

  • Supervising a team, including permanent and casual employees, as well as contractors
  • Responsibility for ensuring that timber is processed efficiently, safely and on time to meet customer needs
  • Ensuring the TimberWorks is correctly resourced to achieve the required outputs across milling, biomass and firewood
  • Managing the supply of timber for processing in close liaison with our suppliers.
  • Supervising the operation of the sawmill, timber kilns and wood working machinery.
  • Working on the sawmill line, including loading the log deck and removing waste wood, cutting to length and crosscutting, as and when required.
  • Ensure all health and safety responsibilities are fulfilled

We are keen to speak to people about this Sawmill Supervisor opportunity who have the following skills and experience:

  • An excellent understanding and knowledge of the logistics of sawmilling through proven experience
  • Experience of managing a team, with the ability to communicate well, set clear objectives, listen to others, and motivate the team
  • The ability to balance day-to-day practical tasks, with wider office-based management and organisation activities
  • Sound problem solving skills and the ability to work under their own initiative.

The TimberWorks is easily commutable from Chester city centre, only a 10-minute drive away with free parking available. In addition to salary, we offer an electric car scheme, DB pension, and gym membership contribution.

​Periodically, we have family open days at the Eaton Estate and other events such as a Christmas party and Bonfire night. We also recognise our employees for long service in a number of ways.

When you join us as supervisor, we welcome you to an active sports and social club who regularly put on events for you to enjoy, such as theatre trips, sports activities, book club gatherings, walks and boat trips etc.

If you would like to become part of our team at the Timberworks, and this sounds like the Sawmill Supervisor opportunity for you, then please sent a copy of your CV to

Delete Date: 04/10/2022  Location: Chester, CH4 7HS

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