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Timber Mobile Equipment Operator

Timber Mobile Equipment Operator

Careers Profile

As a Timber Merchandising Mobile Equipment Operator you could be operating anything from a forklift to a truck. Arranging stock in a warehouse, loading orders or delivering onsite.

You'll also be working with people and one of the world's most environmentally friendly building materials – sustainably sourced timber.


Generally, you’ll be operating equipment, however, related and complementary roles that your job could also involve, include:

  • customer service

  • sorting and grading timber

  • stock and quality control

  • managing retail office procedures and order processing.


The job responsibilities vary according to the role. However, working safely at all times is essential.

Ideal Attributes

Generally speaking people in this role like working with machinery and are accurate with figures.


Many people begin as a trainee and gain further qualifications as they go. Jobs at Certificate II or III qualification (combining on-and off-the-job training).

Employers in the forest and wood products industry are very supportive of ongoing training and skills development.


Potential employers include merchandising outlets ranging from ‘corner shop' timber and hardware stores to large national chains. Most reasonably sized towns in Australia have a timber and hardware store, so with skills and experience of this job you can work and live almost anywhere.