Factory Operatives

January 13, 2023

Function: Operations

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Location: Falkirk, Scotland

Salary details:

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Donaldson Timber Systems is part of the James Donaldson Group, established in 1860 is one of UK’s largest, privately owned timber companies. The winning formula to date has been based on our commitment to a highly responsive customer service, embracing the latest industry technology and above all developing the capabilities and skills of our people.

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 and in an additional hub space in Falkirk. 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.

The role

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

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


  1. To manufacture timber frame components as trained to meet pre-agreed standards in safety; quality and productivity.
  2. Clear and accurate recording of information required to maintain the production systems.
  3. Build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues on the shop floor, within the logistics team and Factory Management.
  4. 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

  1. A background in joinery, timber frame manufacture or timber frame erection is beneficial but not essential
  2. Evidence and experience of working with hands
  3. 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 to Work