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Join the team: Workshop Furniture Maker

Posted: 08.10.18

We're looking for a Workshop Maker to join our growing team.

Position: Workshop Maker

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary: £17,000

Location: Trevarno, near Helston


Job description:

 At Tom Raffield we look beyond the limits of possible, to design and create contemporary lighting and furniture which blends traditional techniques with modern technologies to break new ground – from our steam bending origins right up to our pioneering range of products and design services today.


Job purpose:

To join the Tom Raffield team as a Maker within our furniture workshop. You will make handmade, high-quality steam bent products. This is an exciting, hands-on role, making pieces for Tom Raffield’s high end and discerning customers.


Key areas of responsibilities


  • To make a range of steam bent furniture, part of the Tom Raffield Ltd collection 
  • To consistently produce an output of products to meet schedule requirements, quality criteria and expected lead times
  • To be part of a team who collaboratively work together to produce and run an efficient, effective, and safe workshop and working environment.


The role requires:


  • Experience in making furniture or similar, using wood as a primary source of material
  • Careful attention with an eye for detail
  • Manual dexterity
  • Confidence in using both machine- powered and hand-held tools
  • The understanding of working to tight deadlines and ability to prioritise tasks
  • Pride in any job undertaken
  • The determination to strive for the best
  • Independence and team work, depending on work schedules and commitments
  • The ability to undertake all mandatory skills and training to be able to become fully competent in making the full range of Tom Raffield furniture products
  • Training; working towards a comprehensive understanding of full product knowledge, including wood types, components, stages, finishes, lead and production times
  • Initiative whilst working independently
  • Flexibility depending on work loads
  • All Health and Safety rules and regulations to be adhered to


The person will be:


  • Careful and diligent
  • Able to apply common sense always
  • Meticulous and hard working on all tasks
  • Organised and tidy whilst working
  • Take pride and ownership in own work
  • Supportive of other team members


The above is not an exhaustive list and other duties and responsibilities may be included in the role as the business develops over time.


Please email to apply.

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 Directors 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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