Wood Machinist

Job Introduction

Beesley and Fildes Ltd are recruiting for an exciting opportunity for a Wood Machinist to join our team based in Widnes.

Are you a skilled and detail-oriented professional with a passion for woodworking and a solid understanding of wood machining techniques? If you excel in a role that involves precision work and are dedicated to producing high-quality wood products, then this position is perfect for you!

  • Salary £11.44 – £12.50
  • Contract Type Full Time
  • Closing Date April 2024
  • Category Beesley & Fildes – Yard
  • Location Widnes
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Role Responsibilities.

  • Operate and maintain wood machining equipment such as saws, planers, and routers.
  • Ensure the quality and precision of wood products by monitoring machining processes and making adjustments as needed.
  • Select appropriate wood materials and cutting tools based on project requirements.
  • Safely handle and manipulate wood stock, including loading and unloading materials onto machines.
  • Adhere to safety protocols and regulations to prevent accidents and injuries in the workplace.
  • Collaborate with team members to meet production deadlines and fulfil customer orders efficiently.

The Ideal Candidate.

  • Proficient in operating a variety of wood machining equipment
  • Skilled in interpreting technical drawings and blueprints to accurately set up machines for wood cutting and shaping.
  • Demonstrates a strong attention to detail and precision in wood machining tasks to ensure high-quality finished products.
  • Possesses a solid understanding of different wood types, their properties, and how they respond to machining processes.
  • Exhibits a commitment to workplace safety, adhering to protocols and regulations to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Works well in a team environment, collaborating with colleagues to meet production targets and fulfill customer orders.

What to expect from our application process.

We know recruitment can be daunting, stepping into the unknown, and we want to make this as smooth as possible for you.  Our process is simple:

Step 1: Application
Send in your application via our Beesley & Fildes Careers website.
Step 2: Review
A member of our recruitment team will then review your application along with the recruiting manager and let you know if you have progressed to the next stage of the process.
Step 3: Interview
If your applications is of interest, you will be invited to interview, where you will receive a tour of the branch and meet key people crucial to the success of your role.
Step 4: Feedback
Your recruiter will be in contact with feedback and, if successful, the details of your job offer! A contract and welcome pack will be sent to you digitally to complete. Once that’s complete you will be given access to our HIVE portal where your induction and relevant training is held for you to complete within one month of commencement

We give back, that’s our commitment to you.

We provide all sorts of support and benefits to our people, from well being to financial.


Wagestream gives you access to your earnings before pay day, allowing you to take control of how you manage your money.


Our standard holidays are 22 days plus bank holidays.  We are closed over the Christmas period and do not open on bank holidays

Cycle to work

Our cycle to work scheme offers tax savings as well as a great way to keep fit!


We have a portal providing a suite of on line development courses for you to embrace should you wish to.  Some are mandatory, some are there to allow you to enhance your learning and drive your career

Employee Purchase Discount

Everyone is entitled to staff discount from day one!

Employee Assistance Programme

Partnering with First Care, we offer an employee assistance programme that provide advice, guidance and counselling to support our people in whatever they may be going through, from legal to bereavement to debt advice, its free and confidential

What our employees say about Beesley & Fildes.

Meet Craig and Chris, two of our valuable members of staff

Craig Halpin

Beesley and Fildes have been very supportive with my career development. They’ve recognised that I have ambitions to step up into senior management in the next few years and have taken steps to ensure that I’m provided with the right training to achieve my goals. They have enrolled me on a level 5 leadership and management course, which fills me with great confidence, that they will support me in this process

Chris Taylor

I’ve been at B&F for over 6 years, I started in 2017 and have progressed through many different positions during my time here. The main thing I love about working here is the people. You get to know everyone, it is a very friendly and supportive environment.