Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Manufacturing Operative Timber

Manufacturing Operative (Timber)
Location: Westbury, Wiltshire
Package: Basic Annual Salary up to £22,630 (dependent on experience)
Hours: Full time (40 hours) Monday to Friday 
Holidays : Starting at 23 days, rising to 27 days with service. Plus bank holidays
Sector: Bespoke Packaging

The Company
Our established manufacturing operation in Westbury is currently hiring for a Timber Manufacturing Operative. Our specialist manufacturing division designs and manufactures bespoke protective packaging solutions which are designed exclusively for customers to protect their products during transportation and storage. Customers span several key sectors including: Aerospace, Defence, Electronics, Industrial and Medical.
The Role & Responsibilities
The role involves the operation of a range of conversion machinery for the manufacture of timber cases and pallets using softwood timber and plywood.
Following induction and training the key elements of the role are:

  • Adhere to Health and Safety instructions and guidelines
  • Adhere to and be instrumental in supporting our ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 processes
  • Complete training program
  • Understand drawings and specification details
  • Complete job set up in designated time
  • Use of various cutting and nailing equipment
  • Construction of small/large timber cases and pallets
  • Completing all relevant documentation accurately and promptly
  • Communicate effectively and work closely with Line Managers and colleagues
  • Develop knowledge of production techniques, practices and products

Who we are looking for
We welcome your application if you are a production operative with woodworking skills looking to develop their knowledge and skill base.
You will ideally be practical and familiar with using a range of machinery, whilst upholding health, safety, and quality standards.
The ability to read/interpret technical drawings would be useful as would experience of working to tight deadlines.
You will ideally reside within a reasonable daily commute to our Westbury site and have a positive attitude and flexible approach to work including overtime as required.
Macfarlane Group is dedicated to maximizing every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.
Apply today
This is an urgent appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting our favored candidate to commence with us ASAP. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within a fortnight of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.