Production Operative

Opportunities for committed, reliable & hard working skilled & un-skilled individuals have been created within our successful Internal Doorset & Joinery business based in Southam, Warwickshire, working as part of an established team producing & assembling wood products.

Job Purpose:

To assist with the production of internal timber door sets & joinery items manufactured in accordance with dictated specification to the highest quality standards.

Reporting to: Section Team Leader

Hours: 07:45–16:30 Mon–Thurs and 07:00–13:00 Fri. Overtime as and when required

Remuneration/ Package details: 20 days Holiday plus bank holidays, salary dependent upon experience,

**performance bonus, Employee Assistance Program* (EAP), Health Cash back scheme*, Wellbeing program, Pension.

Job Tasks

  • Carry out tasks as directed by Team Leader that assists towards the manufacture of timber door sets. Example tasks may include housekeeping duties, machining, preparing & assembling components of door set related products and joinery items.
  • Safe use of hand tools provided.
  • Safe use of CNC machines, training will be provided.
  • Assisting staff in other departments to ensure goods are ready for despatch.
  • To liaise with key personnel, including Production Manager, Material Manager, Team Leaders and Forklift Drivers, particularly with regard to stock levels.
  • To work within the defined standards of ISO9001, FSC & Certifire schemes maintaining documentation as directed.
  • Maintain maintenance and training records as applicable.
  • To maintain reasonable standard of housekeeping within the department.
  • To operate safely and effectively.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Carpentry & Joinery NVQ / City & Guilds – an advantage but not essential as full training will be given
  • An understanding of basic woodwork and assembly of products – desirable.
  • Ability to follow instructions and complete requests.
  • Must have manual dexterity and able to use hand tools.
  • This role is working within a production environment; you will be expected to be able to perform directed duties that will involve the lifting of raw materials such as timber products. The appropriate personal protective equipment will be provided and you will receive mandatory training as part of your induction in best practices such as manual handling.


  • Pro-active and a team player yet able to work on own initiative.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Physically fit to perform the role described.

This job description whilst comprehensive, is not intended to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities, but is meant to be a guide. Employees will be expected to carry out any reasonable request to perform tasks outside this job description. The definition of ‘reasonable’ will depend upon the nature of the task, the individual’s ability to perform the task and other contributory factors.

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As a highly reputable firm within the industry, Stairways are dedicated to meeting their client’s product and application requirements. All materials used are manufactured to the highest quality and meet the relevant standards achieving ISO9001, FSC®, and various product certifications, whilst their staircases and door solutions are manufactured with compliance to UK building regulations & legislative standards in mind. Using the knowledge, passion, and experience acquired across all team members over the past thirty years, Stairways aim to continue to be the best in what they do.


Stairways are continuously looking for opportunities to improve and expand their service offering; this includes the investment in new machinery to further enhance and innovate the manufacturing process, with the aim to shorten lead times and increase overall in-house capacity. The changes Stairways employ are always focused upon improving the customer experience, to ensure their process remains as efficient as possible from start to finish.


Privately owned and managed since it was founded in 1989, Stairways has grown to become one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of carpentry and joinery products. Starting as a small staircase manufacturer, Stairways now boast three state-of-art facilities that offer over 85,000 sq ft of bespoke and mass production capacity.