George Smith has become synonymous with beautifully crafted furniture. Every sofa, chair, chaise and stool is lovingly made in our workshops in the North of England. George Smith, the early nineteenth century furniture maker, is still a strong influence in the way we make and design our furniture. Equally, we are driven to make contemporary pieces relevant for our lives today.
Within the role of apprentice Wood Machinist you will learn to be responsible for using a range of techniques and materials to produce high quality wooden furniture frame components for our traditional upholstered pieces both from our standard range and within our bespoke service.
As an apprentice Wood Machinist you will become capable of machining all timber components, the assembly of components to produce a high finished frame, and the staining and polishing of all wood on the frame.
You will learn to make pieces using a variety of hardwood materials as per the job order specification and checking finished work is to the required specifications.
You will become responsible for safely and correctly setting up machinery and tools including cross cut and rip saws, two side and four side planning machines, spindle molders and sanding equipment.
You will learn how to be responsible for monitoring machine operations to detect problems and report these to the supervisor. You will ensure your work area is kept clean and tidy.
Maintain safe and clean work environment and follow health and safety instructions provided to safeguard your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your actions.
Any other reasonable task as requested by your line manager.
You will have close attention to detail.
You will have the ability to grasp new concepts quickly and effectively.
You will have the ability to work to tight deadlines.
You will be able to problem solve as required.
Able to work as part of a team.
Confident, can do attitude.
Responsible and reliable in nature.
Must be flexible.
Physical strength and stamina.
Be aware this is a factory environment and can be very busy at times