- Workshop, Hands-on, Building,
- Salary Range: £15,500 - £22,000
- Nation: England & Wales
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 to be safety conscious and able to follow detailed
instructions, as well as having 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 working on your own and
in a team.
There are no formal requirements although it would help to have
GCSE's in English or Welsh and Maths at A*-C (Applications from
students with the Foundation or Intermediate Welsh Baccalaureate
are also welcomed).
(This is a guide to the average salary a fully qualified and
experienced person might expect to get.)
£15,500 - £22,000
Woodworking machinists can move into furniture making or related
work like bench joinery, shopfitting or kitchen and bathroom
installation and, with experience, into supervisory roles.