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Linnorie Firewood Services (LFS) - Aberdeenshire & Moray firewood logs supplier: Stove, open fireplace, biomass log boiler

From wood to warmth

At the moment LFS has an opportunity for a self-employed Partner of the Production

Self-employed Partner of the Production, part-time

You are in the LFS-Team of 7 the handy man with an average workload of 4 – 5 days that
 

  • Enables high productivity,

  • Ensures well maintained machinery and

  • Ensures a well organised and tidy site that appeals to customers for self-collection.
     

Linnorie Firewood Services has no formal structure or departments and every service provider with his skills is expected to be a good team-member and behave as the business would be his own: caring for assets, mainly machinery, minimising costs, maximising profits as this is the basis for your direct linked bonus, keep everything in good working order, tidy and clean to make the premises looking prestigious for customers to visit the yard.


Browse our website and you will understand what we are looking for. Please contact Peter with your CV and questions: Peter.LFS@btinternet.com

 

Duties
 

The successful candidate will be responsible for
 

  • Supporting the process of timber purchasing

  • Receiving the timber lorries and liaise with the lorry drivers for unloading the timber and you check the quality

  • Feeding the firewood processor via timber trailer and tractor

  • Producing the firewood and guaranteeing the quality regarding size, length of the logs and quantity in the bags or boxes

  • Storing the products (bags, boxes) safely in our sheds and in the yard and covering them

  • Checking the inventories and quality of the products (moisture content)
     

  • Answering queries from customers, giving advice about the products

  • Serving customers who self-collect and load their vehicles and trailers

  • Take customer contact details and create invoice
     

  • Loading the Linnorie Firewood Services delivery vehicles

  • Occasionally supporting the LFS Partner who is mainly delivering products to customers
     

  • Basic maintenance of the machinery (cleaning, changing filters)

  • Keeping work areas clean and tidy

  • Complying with health and safety policy and procedures at all times

 

Entry requirements

Successful candidates for our new team-member opportunity must have:

  • Physically fitness

  • A clean driving license

  • Experience of working with tractors, forklifts, van and trailers and the basic maintenance involved. Mechanical skills and knowledge are very welcomed

  • Experience with chain saw (cutting timber logs  -  no tree felling or tree surgery)

  • Warehouse and customer service experience

  • Basic computer knowledge 

  • Trustworthyness, absolute reliability, tidyness and very good housekeeping skills

  • The ability to see what is needed to be done and flexibility.
     

Benefits

  • Compensation is directly linked to the profit of the business

  • Flexibility

  • Taking part in the main business decisions.

During holidays of the other partners, you will also take on some of their tasks and your workload may be increased, if you wish to do so. There is the possibility to be part of the rota during Saturdays to man the yard for self-collectors during the heating period.

 

General Description

Your challange

You are a self-employed, LFS- and end-customer-oriented team player who is interested in machinery and wood and
knows exactly that a business needs quality products and an outstanding service to get happy end-customers who are paying the team's expenditures and income.

 

Tidiness, a sense of responsibility and reliability are characteristics you can call your own. 

You are interested to contribute into the growth and expansion of Linnorie Firewood Services and to broaden your skills and knowledge.

You would not exclude that you would become one day a partner of the business and you are looking for a long-term commitment.

As a service provider you work hand-in-hand alongside our existing Service Providers and report to the Operations Partner. 

 

You should be familiar with local dialects. 

 

Working schedule is flexible, mutual agreed in advance and could also allow you to work part-time or during off-peak hours.

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Order Processing

This part could make you outstanding!

 

Tasks
 

  • Give advice to new customers about appropriate firewood
     

  • Take and process contact details for new customers and record them in the order-processing software 
     

  • Take and process order details and record them in the order-processing software
     

  • Prepare the delivery by
     

    • printing delivery notes and maps

    • checking the weather forecast to schedule deliveries

    • grouping orders within the same area

    • planning the work of the part-time service partners

    • informing customers about delivery schedule
       

  • Produce the invoices
     

  • Administer the operational data (working hours, production, stocks).

Requirements

  • Friendly and welcoming communication skills
     

  • Customer orientation with a professional and serious attitude
     

  • Be computer literate and able to learn the software applications.

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Other Tasks

Tasks

  • Maintain, service and repair machinery and tools.
     

Requirements

  • Trustworthyness, reliability
     

  • Mechanical skills and knowledge is very welcomed
     

  • Good housekeeping skills.

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Firewood Processing

All these tasks can be learned when the basics are existing!

 

Tasks

  • Check incoming roundwood deliveries​ and paperwork
     

  • Load the feeding table with roundwood by tractor and frontloader, forklift or tractor and timber trailer
     

  • Process the roundwood into logs of a specific length with a firewood processor or by chainsaw and vertical splitter
     

  • Store the filled bags in the shed or in the yard
     

  • Produce special products and deal with by-products.

Requirements

  • Accuracy
     

  • Affinity for machinery (tractor, generator, processsor)
     

  • Awareness for risks / Health & Saferty.

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Storage and Deliveries

This can get pretty busy!

 

Tasks

  • Cover products in the yard
     

  • Check the quality and quantity of stocks
     

  • Move products from the yard into the delivery zone
    ​​

  • Load products on customer vehicles or LFS tipper truck
     

  • Deliver to the customers
     

    • bags and drop them with the tail lift or
       

    • loose loads tipped

  • Store away delivered products at customer premises when this service was ordered
     

  • Administrate returned, empty bags. 

Requirements

  • Ability to drive a

    • Forklift (training will be provided if necessary)

    • Tipper truck with trailer (3.5t)

    • Tractor
       

  • Reading maps, local knowledge
     

  • Ability to use own initiative while working independently away from the yard. 

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