Timber Estimator, Wood Estimator, Enumerator, Timber

Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably 12th standard pass

Will be updated

The tasks an Estimator, Timber is expected to perform include:Measuring and estimating volume of standing timber in the enumerated trees

Surveying the forest area, examining and measuring sample trees, etc. to estimate timber

Studying the list of enumerated trees supplied by the forest department

Visiting enumeration plots in the forest, and measuring the length and girth of selected sample trees to estimate cubic content of available timber

Inspecting enumerated trees to grade them according to the quality of timber by making sample cuts

Visually identifying type of timber Estimating the marketable content or value of logs

Knowledge of different types of trees and the average amount of timber obtained from each one of them

Knowledge of tree characteristics and grades

Familiar with marking and other methods of recording tree grades

Knowledge of different defects of logs such as water damage, rotten areas, knots, curves, etc.

Skilled in operating tools and equipment for tree cutting

Proficient in estimating volume of timber from a tree

Knowledge of using various measuring tools

Will be updated

Physically fit

Hardworking and persistent


Ability to work independently

Attention to detail

It is a field job

Work from home is not applicable for this profile

May supervise a team of other Estimators

Part-time and contractual jobs maybe found

Local travelling is part of the job

Working hours

Working hours are 9 hours daily for 6 days a week

Shift system is not available

Overtime maybe required

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This is not considered a hazardous or dangerous job

Health risks include exposure to extreme weather conditions and dust

Occupational hazards include back/neck pains and injury to body

For daily wage workers - INR100 to INR400 per day (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Timber Industry in India2

India's annual industrial round wood imports, mostly of tropical hardwoods, have tripled in the last five years and now exceed 2 million m3 per year, according to reports. Demand for imported tropical timber is expected to continue to grow and could approach 10 million m3 by the end of the decade. It estimated that total industrial round wood consumption in the country would exceed 70 million m3 per year by the end of the decade.

The use of timber is increasing with the growth of the nation and with an increase in the income of upper and middle class. The construction activities are on an all-time high, which have raised the demand for timber so much so that the country has to import timber to meet the demand. Jobs exist in both organized and unorganized sectors.

Timber companies

Saw mills

Forest products industries

State forest departments

Job openings are in Tier II and Tier III cities