Job Opportunity: Wood Machinist / Workshop Assistant

by Alice Lyons

Sustainable Kitchens, previously known as It Woodwork was established in 2008. It’s an independent kitchen design and installation company, working with clients across the South West and further afield. The company has been growing from strength to strength and has expanded rapidly in the past year and now has a unique opportunity for the right candidate to make their mark.


About the role

We are looking for someone with at least two years wood machining experience, including setting up and using a spindle moulder, planer/thicknesser and table saw. You need to be able to work to a high standard as part of a tight knit team of 5 – 8  of joiners, furniture makers and workshop assistants in our busy joinery workshop in Bristol.



  • Wood machining.
  • Machine setup and calibration.
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Setting and calibrating machines.
  • Assisting the Workshop Manager in ensuring targets and deadlines are met
  • A wide range of manufacturing activities including manual handling of materials, use of power and hand tools, use of large joinery Machinery such as planer, table saw, power sanders and spindle moulder.
  • Ability to work from CAD drawings and written plans.


Skills Essential

  • Machining
  • Quality and productivity focused
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Eye for details and quality control


Skills Desirable

  • Joinery
  • Repair and maintenance of machines
  • Knowledge of Finishes, oils, paints and varnishes
  • Understanding timbers and materials


Personal Qualities

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good communication skills
  • Adaptable
  • Team Player
  • Enjoys challenges
  • Enjoys working in a fast paced environment



Salary:  £18,000 – £24,000 (dependent on experience) per annum.

Working week: 8.30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday (full- time position)

Holiday: 20 days holiday, not including bank holidays.

Other Details: On-site parking, All tools and PPE provided

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Apply to this role by sending a covering letter and CV to


Deadline: Ongoing
Interviews: TBC
Start Date: ASAP

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Sustainable Kitchens, Avondale Works, Woodland Way, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 1PA
0117 961 6471
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