JOB VACANCY: Timber Selector

Jan 20, 2022 | About us, our people

Our job is to make our customers lives easier. Our work is to love what we do and to grow our expertise so we can serve them, safely, respectfully, skillfully and efficiently.

Graham and Jarrad using the joulin vacuum lift to stock boules

The job of the Timber Selector is to know wood.

To read and understand wood and to be able to pick from our stocks the absolute best timber for the every job.  Every customer requirement, whether boards-to-make or cutting lists for machining, comes through to the timber selection team.

jared using the pedestrian combilift to select super prime oak for a customer cutting list selection ben being timber selector for the day picking measuring and marking up a wide cedar of lebanon boule wayne our head timber selector moving wnaey edge elm on our electric combilift pedestrian lifttruck

They translate, interpret, transpose and judiciously choose from square edge, waney edge, character, super prime, pippy, burr, Oak, Elm, Sycamore, Plane, English or Italian, Croatian or North American.

They think in numbers, dimensions, densities, percentages, wastages, days, hours and minutes.

In fact not one piece of wood passes through our sheds without passing through their qualified hands.

If the idea of a job like this excites you, intrigues you or inspires you… don’t be shy, seize the opportunity!

Click the pdf below to get the job description and find out more about what we’re looking for in our next Timber Selector.

And remember, the deadline for this job application is 9am Mon 28th February so don’t just sit there woodgeeks… get to writing!

job alert we have a vacancy for a timber selector

Ready to apply right now? Ok, here’s what’ya do…

Email our operations director, Donovan Mangold on

Use the the subject line “Timber Selector Application” in your email.

Tell Donovan in the email why you’re right for the position and why you want to work with us.

And then attach your CV.

And remember, don’t press send until you’ve checked you’ve included everything and added your contact details!

Application Deadline: 5pm Friday 4th February 2022

We look forward to hearing from you.
Team EWT.



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Job Vacancy: Timber Selector