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Join our Team: Lighting Workshop Assistant

Posted: 15.11.22

We are looking for a Lighting Workshop Assistant to join our growing team!
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Job Title: Lighting Workshop Assistant

Contract Type: Permanent contract, 40 hours per week.

Reporting To: Production Coordinator

Start Date: January 2023

Working Hours: 07:00 – 15:30. At present we do not work weekends or bank holidays, unless business demands it. This role is based at our workshops in Falmouth, Cornwall and you will be unable to work from home.

About Us...

Established in 2008, Tom Raffield design and make a range of contemporary and sustainable homeware that is beautiful in form and practical in function. Our goal is to create new ways of living with unique, quality homewares that are inspired by nature and handmade to last a lifetime using traditional craft processes in sustainable and innovative ways. We strive to inspire a like-minded conscious community and have a positive impact helping to create a world where people and nature thrive for future generations to enjoy.

What you'll be doing...

This is an exciting entry level role. Your role as a Workshop Operative will be to prepare parts and assist the Workshop Team to make our iconic lighting range. This is a manufacturing role in which you will be provided with the relevant training and equipment. You will be part of a dynamic team working within an efficient, effective and safe workshop environment.

About You...

We are looking for an enthusiastic team member with a can-do, helpful attitude. The successful candidate will take pride in their work, enjoy being part of a wider team and be able to learn on-the-go in a fast-paced, busy workshop environment. We are looking forward to welcoming the right person to our small, yet ambitious team. Ideal applicants will...

  • Be confident in using both machine-powered and hand-held tools.   
  • Be happy to perform manual and repetitive work 
  • Have good manual dexterity and an eye for detail 
  • Have a good understanding of working to tight deadlines and ability to prioritise tasks 
  • Be able to follow processes and instructions precisely 
  • Be committed to producing high quality products 
  • Demonstrate both independence and teamwork.  
  • Be aware of our brand values and apply them whilst at work.  
  • Be careful, diligent, organised and tidy whilst working.  
  • Be supportive of other team members.  
  • Have experience that has given you the skills required for this role 

Your Key Responsibilities 

  • Prepping and sanding raw materials, ready to be assembled by the finishing team 
  • Prepare a range of lighting products supported by workshop makers and coordinator 
  • Consistently produce an efficient output of parts and products to meet daily/weekly schedule requirements within expected lead times. 
  • Help run an efficient, effective, and safe workshop and working environment.    
  • Aim for an increasing daily product output and assist with workshop activities as set by Workshop Coordinator. 
  • Gain relevant product knowledge: product ranges, wood types, components, stages, finishing, common problems, repairs, lead times, production times. 
  • Learn to quality control own work under full supervision of senior colleagues.  
  • Record own timings for each stage of production and aim for timings to reduce.  
  • Contribute to Workshop systems and processes to result in efficient working practices as part of working in a continuous improvement environment 
  • Active participation in the induction and skills training programme and practice skills with colleagues; learning from others; supporting the learning of colleagues. 
  • Ensure all Health and Safety requirements are adhered to. 
  • Ensure wastage is correctly recorded and reported. 

So, what’s in it for you?  

  • A full-time permanent role.   
  • We’ll support your ongoing professional development with bespoke learning initiatives and training opportunities.  
  • Length of service annual leave allowances.  
  • Being part of a growing, friendly, innovative, and dynamic team in a fun and exciting environment to work in. 
  • One day a year for you to give your time to a charity of your choice.  
  • We support you saving for your future, so you are automatically signed up to our company pension scheme, after your three-month probationary period.  
  • Access to reduced prices across our product range. 
  • We provide healthy breakfast and snack options.  
  • Regular social events including summer and Christmas parties as well as occasional full team activities and catered lunches.  

We will require evidence of your Right to Work in the UK, for more information please visit

To apply, please send your CV with covering letter supporting why you are the perfect fit to join our Tom Raffield team to by 5th September 2022.

The company is committed to training and supporting employees. Employees will receive training for all areas included in their job description to ensure that they are capable, and feel confident, of performing both main and secondary responsibilities. In addition, it is the employee’s responsibility to alert the Heads of Departments and colleagues to areas where they feel they require more training or need the support of another member of the team, to undertake a specific task that may be new, or more challenging, for them.

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