Timber Sorter, Wood Grader, Log Sorter

Minimum ? Preferably 12th standard pass

Will be updated

The tasks a Sorter, Timber is expected to perform include:Sorting and grading timber according to quality of wood

Examining cut timber for damages

Separating decayed or damaged wood for fuel

Grading selected timber according to quality, maturity and size

Estimating volume of wood, if required

Auctioning fuel wood to retail or wholesale dealers

Knowledge of different types of tree and the average amount of timber obtained from them

Knowledge of the various characteristics and grades of trees

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.Familiar with 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


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 Timber Sorters

Part-time and contractual jobs maybe found

Local travelling is part of the job

Working hours

Working is 9 hours everyday Shift system is not available in this job

Overtime maybe required

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

This job is not considered dangerous or hazardous

Health risks include exposure to extreme weather conditions and dust

Occupational hazards include back/neck pains, injury to body, physical strain, etc.

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

Overview of Timber Industry in India

India's annual industrial round wood imports, mostly of tropical hardwoods, have tripled in the last five years and now exceed two million m3 per year, according to reports. Demand for imported tropical timber is expected to grow and could reach 10 million m3 by the end of the decade. It is 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 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 are plentiful in both, organized and unorganized sectors.

Logging companies

Forestry organizations

Timber companies

Job openings are in Tier II and Tier III cities