Production Machine Operators

5 March 2024

Full time Production Machine Operators

Wage Rate: up to £28,446 per year depending on experience, position, and shift pattern.

Who are we?

A & J Scott Ltd is a family owned, leading independent home-grown sawmill based at Wooperton, between Alnwick and Wooler. Alongside continued investment in state-of-the-art machinery and equipment as a rural company we take sustainability seriously. We are passionate about the beautiful environment around us, and we take the time to invest in measures to that protect our environment, and that support the sustainable growth of our rural economy.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for Production Operator’s to join our dedicated team in 2024. You will operate various machinery in our state of the art plant which includes first line operator maintenance. Although previous machine operating experience would be an advantage, full training will be provided.

What matters to us most is that you have a positive attitude to work, and you ensure that everything you produce is of a quality expected by our customers. You will take pride in your work and pay great attention to detail.

You will observe safety and security standards and work to quality standards. You will also be motivated to achieve daily targets.

You will be flexible and willing to learn and train in other departments as and when demand dictates.

Depending on which machine you are working on, this may include some physical work, and as we are rurally located you will need your own transport.


The company operates various shift patterns which differ depending on which location you will be working within the site. Our normal working days are mainly Monday to Friday and overtime may be available depending on customer demand.

What we will offer you

Alongside competitive rates of pay we are dedicated to helping you grow and develop, so we will train and support you in your role and provide opportunities for progression. We have a great team spirit who support and help each other. In addition to this we support our team by offering:

Discretionary monthly bonus linked to production targets.

Paid day for off for your birthday

24/7 Health and wellbeing platform

Company Workwear

Discretionary Christmas bonus and Christmas gift

On-site parking

We would love to hear from you.

If this sounds like you, please apply by submitting your CV including the reasons why you are interested in the role.

If you would like reasonable adjustments to be made, please do not hesitate to let us know how we can support your application.

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Our hi-tech sawmills are geared up for volume production of a wide range of products, with most deliveries in bulk – by the artic lorry load. Our facilities also enable us to produce more bespoke products, so if you need something not listed as standard please ask.

Please click on the products below for more information.

Timber Components

We produce a range of materials and products for a variety of end uses, and are able to supply bespoke sizes to order.

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Sawn logs
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Our Northumberland mill is located near Wooperton on the A697 and covers a 40 acre site.

Office opening hours are 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

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