Factory Operative Westhill, Aberdeenshire

May 7, 2024

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.



  • 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