Skilled Operative

Employer Information



T: +44 (0)28 6632 3003


About us
One of Britain and Ireland’s largest sawmills, Balcas is a leading timber products supplier and has pioneered biomass renewable energy in the British Isles.  The business has grown organically, and through acquisition and investment in the latest processing technologies

Balcas’ timber products portfolio includes construction timber, fencing and landscaping products and pallet and packaging material
Balcas has led the development of the market for wood pellet fuel in Ireland and Britain

Balcas operates biomass Combined Heat and Power plants that produce renewable energy. Residual heat from electricity generation is used to dry locally sourced woodfibre that is then processed into high-energy fuel pellets, displacing 750 million litres of oil in homes, commercial premises and industry

Purpose of The Job
As a member of a small team, the job holder will assist in the production of timber products and ensure that they are manufactured to the specified quality and in keeping with volume production targets. The person will progress and complete a relevant training programme in line with the role.

The role will involve coordination with the Sawmill Supervisor in organizing workflow and ensuring that the team work safely, understand their duties or delegated tasks including monitoring employee productivity and providing constructive feedback and coaching. Responsible for own safety and ensuring the safety of others in these busy operational environments. At times you will be required to stand in for the shift team leader taking on their responsibilities during periods of holiday or sickness. 

Under supervision, you will monitor and take part in the production process, ensuring proper sequence of tasks to complete the assignment. Conducting the relevant setups, adjustments and other settings as necessary to ensure precise measurements for cutting or shaping of material.

Ensure a good standard of housekeeping working alongside supervisor and maintience team to identify and perform machine maintenance as well as carrying out pre and post shift checks conducting minor repairs as required.

More Information 
For more information please contact Human Resources on 028 6632 3003 or email, closing date Monday 23/06/2021 at 16:00

  • Permanent
  • Enniskillen
  • Closing date: Wednesday 23 Jun 2021
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