Joiner – Wood Working Machinist

Rihoy & Son is one of Guernsey’s longest-established building contractors. We employ more than 200 staff and are involved in all types of projects, from small contracts to many of the island’s most prestigious developments.

When you join our team you’ll benefit from job stability, career progression, a competitive remuneration package and the opportunity to gain experience on a wide variety of sites.

We are looking for a Wood Working Machinist to join our busy team.

The Position

The Joiner – Wood Working Machinist role involves working in our own joinery workshop as part of a team, providing joinery services for the company. You will also be required to do occasional site-based work.

They are responsible for working with woodworking tools and machinery to create and repair wooden building components, and bespoke items.

Qualifications/Work Experience

  • City & Guilds Diploma in Bench Joinery or Carpentry and Joinery
  • Experience of working in joinery workshop
  • Knowledge of Woodworking Machine regulations with appropriate training
  • Ability to examine tools and equipment to ensure they are in good working order and fit for purpose
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and data
  • Understanding of safe systems of work

Required Skills & Attributes

  • Good attention to detail
  • Technical skill and artistic creativity
  • Ability to work well with others and take instructions
  • Good knowledge of different types of wood and their properties
  • General knowledge of materials used in the construction industry
  • An understanding of industry terminology
  • Physical fitness for the job
  • Maintain a clean and tidy workspace

Further details

Location - Joinery Workshop

Department - Operations

Hours - Full time, 40 hours per week


  • Analysing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems in conjunction with site management
  • Developing specific goals and plans to prioritise, organize and complete tasks in a competent, safe and timely manner
  • Study Architectural plans to determine dimensions and materials required
  • Measure distances from reference points and mark guidelines on working surfaces to lay out work
  • Determine vertical and horizontal alignment using spirit-level, laser level, or transfer measurement techniques
  • Shape or cut materials to specific measurements using hand, portable or workshop machine tools
  • Check quality of completed pieces of work
  • Liaise with site management in regard to ordering materials in good time
  • Examine tools, equipment and machinery to ensure they are in good condition and fit for purpose
  • Unload and distribute materials to required location
  • Follow all health and safety procedures, and instructions
  • You will be inducted in the safe and competent use woodworking machines
  • Ensure that workshop is maintained in a clean and tidy condition
  • Clean machines and workbench after each use
  • Occasional site work, fitting of joinery and some repair work
  • Carry out any other reasonable tasks as requested
  • You will require physical fitness for the job which includes:
    • perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the body such as climbing ladders, lifting, stooping and handling of materials
    • Using hands and arms when handling and positioning materials
    • The job requires that you stand for long periods of time and will involve heavy manual labour. E.g. you will need to lift heavy materials throughout the day
    • You are to use correct lifting techniques when moving or lifting plant or materials

It should be noted that the above list of duties and responsibilities is not necessarily a complete statement of the duties of the post. It is intended to give an overall view of the position and should be taken as guidance only.

If you are interested in working for Rihoy & Son, please contact Izabelle Ellis, sending your CV with a covering letter.

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