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Sawyer, Cardiff Timber

Posted 03 Jun 2024

  • Cardiff
  • Negotiable according to experience
  • Full time (40 hours)
  • Closing date: N/A


We are looking for a skilled Sawyer to operate and maintain sawmill equipment at our Timber Specialist site in Taff’s Wells, Cardiff.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of sawmill operation and attention to detail.

Who are Robert Price?
Robert Price Builders’ Merchants Ltd is a family run independent business, with head office in Abergavenny. Founded in 1847, we are a substantial local employer, with the developments and progressions of a modern SME, and the grounding and values of a traditional family run business. We are the largest independent builders’ merchant in South East Wales.

What is a builders’ merchant?
A builders’ merchant is a company which supplies materials to the construction sector.
Up to 85% of the built environment you see around you is supplied by Britain’s builders’ merchants. Merchants and the supply chain are crucial to the construction industry which contributes over £40 billion to the UK economy each year. A career in this essential commercial sector can be challenging, varied and rewarding.

40 hours per week to be worked from Monday to Friday, between the hours 7:30am – 4:30pm.

Key responsibilities

  • Cut and shape timber using specific tools and machinery.
  • Run and control a variety of wood cutting machines.
  • Maintain a clean working environment and worktop tools at all times.
  • Produce high level of quality products, meeting specifications of detailed plans.


Include 30 days holidays including bank holidays, NEST pension scheme membership, uniform and boot money allowance, life assurance cover, discretionary bonuses.

Essential skills & experience

  • NVQ or equivalent in wood machining.
  • 2 years’ experience in wood mill or similar role.
  • Experience working on various machines such as cross cut saw, panel saw, 9 by 4 six cutter machine, 4 sided planer, Stena 48 band saw, Panel planer, Spindle moulder.
  • Naturally tidy and organised.
  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Able to follow instructions and work unsupervised with initiative.
  • A proven team player.
  • Manual handling up to 25kg.
  • A confident communicator with a willingness to engage with customers and provide good service.

Desirable skills & experience

  • An interest in the construction and retail industries.
  • Cardiff
  • Negotiable according to experience
  • Full time (40 hours)
  • Closing date: N/A

Why robert price?

You never feel like ‘one of many’ when you work for Robert Price. We’re a family business where every employee is on first-name terms with the directors. We’re looking for driven and talented individuals who want responsibility, opportunity, challenges, and above all fun! Your opinion, your progression, and your values count. With benefits including pension schemes, death-in-service cover, uniform allowance, and long-service rewards, you’ll always feel like a truly valued member of the Robert Price family.

Our history

Life at Robert Price

Robert Price is a well-known and respected company across South Wales thanks to our commitment to local people and our recognised branding – if people don’t recognise the name, they’ll definitely remember the beaver! Working at Robert Price offers you the opportunity to live in a beautiful area of the world. You don’t have to head for the big cities for a great job, instead enjoy lifestyle benefits to make any city slicker green with envy.

Our branches

What we offer

We look to find career progression opportunities for all our employees. Your development is our priority. Career satisfaction ensures we benefit from a proactive and engaged workforce. With such a range of job roles and responsibilities on offer, the next step on your career ladder is always ready and waiting. With regular staff training and performance reviews, it’s easy to develop your skills and gain promotion opportunities at Robert Price.

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