Materials & Logistics Administrator

Witney Office

(Fixed term up to June 2025)

Donaldson Timber Systems is part of the Donaldson Group. Established in 1860, Donaldson Group is one of UK’s largest, privately owned timber companies. We are a family of 11 businesses, ranging from B2B, retail, ecommerce, all with shared values and a common vision, driven by the desire to always do good. We are focused on always providing a number one customer experience, embracing innovation, and doing things in a sustainable way, not just for our business but also for the communities we operate in. But most of all, our People are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we are committed to nurturing and empowering our 1,700+ colleagues across the UK.

 

We are ambitious about diversity and inclusion. If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We specifically encourage those from minoritised ethnic groups to apply for this post as they are currently underrepresented in the manufacturing and construction sectors of our organisation.

 

Our Timber Systems division is the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of timber frame building solutions, specialising in off-site construction. We work on over 350 live projects per year, supporting customers on-site and building timber kits across our two bespoke factories in Westhill – Aberdeenshire, Witney – Oxfordshire. We have regional offices in Aberdeenshire, Glasgow and Witney and the team operate across several sectors including, private housing, affordable housing, student accommodation, medical facilities, hotels, and education. Working with market-leading precision-engineered build systems, architects, surveyors and design teams, the division delivers noticeable benefits for our clients.

 

Our success has been built from our ability to build long-term relationships with clients, becoming an integral part of their business process with our complete service solution.  Our services cover concept design information and technical guidance, full design service, manufacture, delivery and construction on site.

The role

 

Reporting to the Factory Manager, you will be an integral part of the Manufacturing Department providing general administrative support to meet the department objectives by accurate and timely processing of information, providing the production team with any information that may be required, consuming material and closing works orders completed in the factory.

In addition to this you will capture and record all information relating to environmental performance across the site and communicate these via the KPI dashboard and factory notice boards.

In keeping with the specific importance given to Health & Safety and the Environment by Donaldson Timber Systems, you will also have specific accountabilities as set out in our Corporate Responsibility for Health & Safety and Environmental Policy.

 

We will offer you the chance to develop your skills further through in-house training.

 

Accountabilities

 

  • Deliver accurate and timeous administration of production information, to ensure product is delivered to a high quality standard and to agreed timescales.
    • Ensure that all stock transactions are captured and completed in real time by the end of each day.
    • Monitoring, closing and investigating production works orders and associated BOMs through company ERP system.
    • Assisting in the processing of information from design and preparing packages and works orders for production.
  • Maintaining all paperwork relating to the Manufacturing department including quality check sheets, accident and incident reports and training documents.
  • Collating all factory information and entering in to Excel to produce weekly and monthly KPI information.
  • Prioritise workload to ensure a proactive approach to the delivery of the administration requirements of the department.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships, internally and externally to maximise successful delivery of all areas within your responsibility.

 

Essential Technical Expertise

 

  • Demonstrate ability for prioritising work load, particularly when under pressure
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel)
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication and people skills

 

Salary and Benefits

We are proud to develop our employees, offering career development and promotion opportunities across the Group.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

If this sounds like the right step for your career, please apply to DTScareers@donaldsontimbersystems.com

Forklift Truck Driver

Westhill – Aberdeenshire

Donaldson Timber Systems is part of the Donaldson Group. Established in 1860, Donaldson Group is one of UK’s largest, privately owned timber companies. We are a family of 11 businesses, ranging from B2B, retail, ecommerce, all with shared values and a common vision, driven by the desire to always do good. We are focused on always providing a number one customer experience, embracing innovation, and doing things in a sustainable way, not just for our business but also for the communities we operate in. But most of all, our People are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we are committed to nurturing and empowering our 1,700+ colleagues across the UK.

 

We are ambitious about diversity and inclusion. If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We specifically encourage those from minoritised ethnic groups to apply for this post as they are currently underrepresented in the manufacturing and construction sectors of our organisation.

 

Our Timber Systems division is the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of timber frame building solutions, specialising in off-site construction. We work on over 350 live projects per year, supporting customers on-site and building timber kits across our two bespoke factories in Westhill – Aberdeenshire, Witney – Oxfordshire. We have regional offices in Aberdeenshire, Glasgow and Witney and the team operate across several sectors including, private housing, affordable housing, student accommodation, medical facilities, hotels, and education. Working with market-leading precision-engineered build systems, architects, surveyors and design teams, the division delivers noticeable benefits for our clients.

 

Our success has been built from our ability to build long-term relationships with clients, becoming an integral part of their business process with our complete service solution.  Our services cover concept design information and technical guidance, full design service, manufacture, delivery and construction on site.

The role

 

Reporting to the Logistics Manager, you will be a key member of the Manufacturing Team, responsible for material and product movement within the factory and yard, as well as loading and despatching of finished goods.  You will have the opportunity to use your skills and knowledge within the role with a clear emphasis on safety; quality; and productivity.

 

In keeping with the specific importance given to Health & Safety and the Environment by Donaldson Timber Systems, you will also have specific accountabilities as set out in our Corporate Responsibility for Health & Safety and Environmental Policy.

 

We will offer you the chance to develop your skills further through in-house training.

 

Accountabilities

 

  • To organise and carry out material movements within the factory and yard as trained to meet pre-agreed standards in safety; quality and productivity.
  • Clear and accurate checking and recording of despatch information required to maintain the RAW, WIP and Finished Goods stock systems.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues within the logistics team, the factory shop floor, haulage drivers and Factory Management.
  • Report issues of a health & safety nature, problems with equipment or materials, etc.
  • Support process improvements within the yard and logistics area.

 

Essential Technical Expertise

 

  • Hold a current Forklift Truck Licence – ideally with Combi-lift conversion but this is not essential as training can be provided.
  • Demonstrate ability to take loading information and organise materials.
  • Computer literate, ideally with an appreciation of stock control systems

Salary and Benefits

We are proud to develop our employees, offering career development and promotion opportunities across the Group.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Benefits Package, including – Cycle scheme, Dental insurance and Taste/ Gourmet card.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

Factory Operative

Westhill, Aberdeenshire

 

Donaldson Timber Systems is part of the Donaldson Group. Established in 1860, Donaldson Group is one of UK’s largest, privately owned timber companies. We are a family of 11 businesses, ranging from B2B, retail, ecommerce, all with shared values and a common vision, driven by the desire to always do good. We are focused on always providing a number one customer experience, embracing innovation, and doing things in a sustainable way, not just for our business but also for the communities we operate in. But most of all, our People are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we are committed to nurturing and empowering our 1,700+ colleagues across the UK.

 

We are ambitious about diversity and inclusion. If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We specifically encourage those from minoritised ethnic groups to apply for this post as they are currently underrepresented in the manufacturing and construction sectors of our organisation.

 

Our Timber Systems division is the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of timber frame building solutions, specialising in off-site construction. We work on over 350 live projects per year, supporting customers on-site and building timber kits across our two bespoke factories in Westhill – Aberdeenshire, Witney – Oxfordshire. We have regional offices in Aberdeenshire, Glasgow and Witney and the team operate across several sectors including, private housing, affordable housing, student accommodation, medical facilities, hotels, and education. Working with market-leading precision-engineered build systems, architects, surveyors and design teams, the division delivers noticeable benefits for our clients.

 

Our success has been built from our ability to build long-term relationships with clients, becoming an integral part of their business process with our complete service solution.  Our services cover concept design information and technical guidance, full design service, manufacture, delivery and construction on site.

The role

 

Reporting to the Production Supervisor, you will be a key member of the Manufacturing Team, responsible for manufacturing timber frame components.  You will have the opportunity to use your skills and knowledge within the role with a clear emphasis on safety; quality; and productivity.

In keeping with the specific importance given to Health & Safety and the Environment by Donaldson Timber Systems, you will also have specific accountabilities as set out in our Corporate Responsibility for Health & Safety and Environmental Policy.

 

We will offer you the chance to develop your skills further through in-house training.

 

Accountabilities

  • To manufacture timber frame components as trained to meet pre-agreed standards in safety; quality and productivity.
  • Clear and accurate recording of information required to maintain the production systems.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues on the shop floor, within the logistics team and Factory Management.
  • Report issues of a health & safety nature, problems with equipment or materials, etc.

 

Support product and process improvements within the factory.

 

Essential/Desirable Technical Expertise

 

  • A background in joinery, timber frame manufacture or timber frame erection is beneficial but not essential.
  • Evidence and experience of working with hands.
  • Good knowledge and grasp of basic arithmetic and the ability to understand technical drawings is beneficial.

Salary and Benefits

We are proud to develop our employees, offering career development and promotion opportunities across the Group.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Benefits Package, including – Cycle scheme, Dental insurance and Taste/ Gourmet card.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

If this sounds like the right step for your career, please apply to DTScareers@donaldson-timber.co.uk

Vacancy

Contracts Manager Southwest England

April 16, 2024
 

Contracts Manager

Southwest England

About us…

 

We are an Off-site manufacturer, at the forefront of the sector. We have a range of sustainable build systems, that utilise Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) that allows us to construct homes which are Greener, Faster and Better.

 

We supply the nation’s House Builders with state of the art, third party certified wall panel systems, large floor cassettes and roof systems. Nationwide, from Exeter to Aberdeen and everything in between we have a network of skilled Installers and regional Construction Managers and Supervisors installing timber superstructures on our client’s developments.

 

With a capacity to manufacture 10k houses a year, we supply and install for the UK’s leading private house builders. We do the same in the affordable sector working for national and regional contractors. We also enjoy strong relationships with more regionally focussed house builders. So, our portfolio of projects is diverse from small developments to large schemes and a variety of designs. We have a range of Build Systems and services to suit our client’s needs; it’s what we call tailored customisation. We differentiate ourselves through great client service, even going so far as offer training modules to our clients on MMC.

 

We are always pushing for better ways to make Off-Site Manufacturing more efficient, better quality, more cost effective and make net carbon homes a reality. That’s why our business is growing.

 

What a great time to join the Off-Site sector and Donaldson Timber Systems: building in volume and faster to overcome the housing shortage crisis; building leaner with Off-Site Manufacturing techniques to overcome skills shortages; building with the world’s truly sustainable material: timber – to help the country get to net zero carbon by 2050.

 

Want to know more? You’ll find us here: https://www.donaldsontimbersystems.com/

 

The Role

 

You will thrive in an enterprising, dynamic, and client focused team. Reporting to the Construction Manager, through the development and strong leadership of your team of Contract Supervisors, you will have the responsibility to develop and deliver build programme with emphasis on pre agreed standards of health & safety; quality; customer satisfaction; bringing in each site within agreed delivery and budget targets.

 

This role requires regular attendance on site and home office working with occasional attendance at head office.

 

This role is to assist and cover sites across Southwest England.

 

My Responsibilities

 

  • Working closely with Design and Technical departments, develop build programme, taking full account of current and future pipeline, for each site within your arear of responsilbility to ensure successful delivery to the customer within pre-agreed time and budget standards, including but not limited to:
    • RAMS
    • Resource plan
    • Requisition of plant
  • Ensure all paperwork during the build programme is passed within agreed timelines to relelvant internal departments, particularly approval of invoices and dayworks.
  • Report progress against plan, pre and post-handover, variance and mitigation of risk of all sections within your area of responsibility to Construction Manager.
  • Attend internal project meetings and work closely with relevant internal teams to address and close out any issues.
  • Ensure, through stong leadership skills, that your team have full knowledge of the build programme deadlines and have the competence to ensure successful delivery.
  • Sustain a strong culture within your team and sub-contractors in relation to our standards of health & safety; quality; customer centricity; programme delivery within budget and on time.
  • Ensure Construction Manager and your team are aware of outcome(s) from attendance at customer meetings both pre-start and during build programme.
  • Build close relationships with internal and external project teams across the Division and wider Group to ensure successful delivery of all projects within your arear of responsibility.
  • Maintain strong and positive lines of communication with Customer(s) to ensure we are aware of and deal with any potential issue and are managing Customer expectations, thus maximising the potential of future business generation.

 

How will I be supported?

 

  • You manager will guide and support you, especially during your induction period.
  • We have a great team: including Construction supervisors and administrators.
  • We will train you on our business processes and management systems but provide other skills and competency training.

 

My Skills

 

  • CSCS accreditation.
  • Previous experience as Site Manager housebuilding/main contractor.
  • Demonstrate ability to assess scaffolding design and build to current legislative standards.
  • Demonstrate ability to prepare and present good quality management information using Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrate ability to design build programmes using Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrate ability to recruit, lead and develop a team.

 

Salary and Benefits

 

Donaldson Timber Systems is proud to develop our employees, offering career development and promotion opportunities across the Group.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Life Assurance
  • Company Car / Allowance
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Flexible Benefits Package, including – Cycle scheme, Dental insurance and Taste/Gourmet card.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

If this sounds like the right step for your career, please apply to DTScareers@donaldsontimbersystems.com