- Workshop, Hands-on, Building,
- Salary Range: £15,500 - £22,000
- Nation: Scotland
A woodworking machinist is based in a machine workshop and produces sawn wood products, sanded wood, wood-based items, and manufactures bench joinery components.
A woodworking machinist cuts and prepares timber for builders'
merchants, DIY stores and furniture makers, as well as the
construction industry. They also maintain the equipment used in the
They make a range of timber products; for example, floorboards
and skirting boards, staircases, door and window frames, kitchen
units and cabinets.
As well as hand tools, a woodworking machinist may use computer
numerically controlled equipment (CNC) and may also be trained to
use computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) methods.
You'll need a safety conscious approach to our work and be able
to follow detailed instructions, as well as have good levels of
concentration and attention to detail.
Good maths skills are really important to make calculations and
take measurements and you need to be happy to work on your own as
well as part of a team.
There are no formal requirements although it would help to have
Standard Grades in English and Maths
(This is a guide to the average salary a fully qualified and
experienced person might expect to get.)
£15,500 - £22,000
If you decide to progress into supervisory, design or management
roles there are opportunities to study for:
- Technical, supervisory and management SVQ qualifications
(SCQF Levels 6 to11)
- HNC Construction or a number of other built environment HNC/HND
qualifications (SCQF Levels 7 or 8)
- Degree level qualifications in a number of construction
disciplines (SCQF Levels 9 to 12)