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Mechanic Forestry Machine Operator- Development Role



Are you mechanically minded, like working outside and want to become an integral part of the team? Do you have a good work ethic, are detailed in your work and are honest?


This would suit a mature person looking to qualify in mechanics. The ideal candidate would already have some practical knowledge of vehicle and plant mechanics but wants to gain (further) knowledge, qualifications and who wants a structured career path.

This is a start at the bottom role with full training supplied through an in-house development role for the right candidate to take you all the way through your career. You will be expected to attend training courses with an approved training provider, in addition to in-house and ‘on the job training’ at Beddow Tree and client’s sites.


You will need a driving license (no points) and be personally motivated to develop your skill set and push the business forward. Capable of working without supervision and maintaining performance.

You must be prepared to work with Risk Assessments and adhere to Health & Safety policies at all times.


Basic Role:

· Operating 5x different size stump grinders
· Basic maintenance and servicing on plant and vehicles developing into more complex work with experience and qualifications.
· Maintaining Biomass Boiler
· Planting Trees and Shrubs
· Undertaking felling of trees and extraction of timber.
· Processing firewood with Log Splitter, Circular saw and firewood processor.
· Delivering Firewood
· Operating mini-digger / ground work
· Operating Telehandlers Large and Small
· Operating Compact Tractors
· Concreting and basic block work
· Welding
· Sharpening and Maintenance of Chainsaws, Hedgecutters, blowers, etc.

For the right candidate Beddow Tree will pay for training and the internal apprenticeship is expected to be undertaken over phased periods. The phases of your internal apprenticeship will commence after your probation period (<6mths) and will be structured as follows:


Phase 1
Estimated period 2yrs
· Level 2 award in emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry
· Level 2 award in safe use of Stump Grinder
· Level 2 award in safe use of Brushwood Chipper/ Manually Fed Wood Chipper
· Trailer Driving License for trailers <3.5t (Data Academy).
· Operation of Cable Avoidance equipment
· Lantra Firewood Processor
· Lantra Abrasive Wheels
· Lantra Brush cutter


Phase 2
Est 1.5 year
· NPTC 201/202 (CS30) Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting
· NPTC 203 (CS31) Level 2 award in felling and processing trees up to 380mm
· Welding Course (min. Mig)
· Lantra Rough Terrain Forklift


Phase 3
Est 1.5 year
· 360 degree Excavator
· Mini – Articulated Loader
· Compact Tractor
· Road and Street Works signage / traffic lights
· Vehicle Electrics
· Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) IPAF


Phase 4
· Level 2 - Plant or Machinery Maintenance
· Level 3 - Plant or Machinery Maintenance
· Level 3 - Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair


You must supply a cover letter stating what interests you about the role as part of the application.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
For more information, please email: mike@beddow.info

Beddow Tree Ltd is a small tree surgery company. Focusing on quality. Beddow Tree is over 20yrs old with a highly experienced and qualified owner undertaking the sales management role. Our Aim is to deliver very high quality service to predominantly domestic clients.

Ethos: The target is to deliver the highest quality service possible by creating a team and infrastructure which is unparalleled. To achieve this a team of people with like minded work ethic are required to create synergy between colleagues. Having a team pulling in the same direction allows greater efficiency, which in turn allows greater time to be spent on development of staff and business. So careers are far from stagnated and tasks are completed profitably. It also makes for a positive working environment.

Trainee Tree Surgeon / Apprentice Arborist


We are always looking for top people with a like-minded attitude to join the team here at Beddow Tree.

If you are:
• Passionate about Arboriculture
• Look to constantly develop your career
• Want to improve your skill set
• Have a very Professional outlook on work
• Are safety orientated in the way you approach work
• Work as a positive part of a team and step up when required
• Physically fit

Then we can offer you:
• Work with a team of like-minded individuals
• Continuous work and Saturdays when available
• Training to develop your skillset
• Continuous development is a requirement
• A business that is focused on Arboriculture not expansion and profit
• Avoidance of mundane repetitive work

The Role
• You will play an integral role of supporting the Tree Surgeons undertaking duties ‘on the ground’ such as clearing brash, preparing equipment for the tree surgeons and using arbor equipment where trained to do so.
• Taking part in safety briefings
• Housekeeping on site
• Loading and Unloading vehicles ready for the day/ next day

If you are committed to a career in Arboriculture and are looking to develop your skillset and experience, we can offer you a opportunity to flourish.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent, Apprenticeship, Self Employed role

Self Employed Tree Surgeons (Climbers)


We are always on the look out for qualified tree surgeons (climbers) with a like-minded attitude to join the team here at Beddow Tree.

If you are:
• Passionate about Arboriculture, reliable with a good attitude
• Have a very Professional outlook on work
• Are safety orientated in the way you approach work
• Work as a positive part of a team and step up when required
• Physically fit

Then we can offer you:
• Work with a team of like-minded individuals
• 1 to 5 days continuous work and Saturdays when available