Careers 2020-02-12T15:05:34+00:00

Career Opportunities at James H Wood

Established as a local family business more than 75 years ago by Jimmy Wood in Berwick on Tweed, J H Wood Ltd has a reputation for excellence throughout the Borders, North East of England and beyond. Berwick is situated within a beautiful part of England and is serviced well with transport links, schools and affordable housing both within the town and in the immediate countryside.

We are looking for enthusiastic Fabrication and Mechanical Engineers, temporary and permanent to join our expanding Engineering team. Our engineering expertise ranges from complex, bespoke fabrication and precision-machined parts to simple repairs and component replacement, for all types of plant, machinery and structural steelwork.

Main Responsibilities


  • Work as part of one of our small teams of 2 or 3 on fabrication or repair projects
  • Welding of ferrous and non-ferrous materials as required
  • Preparation and finishing of welded parts or structures
  • Cutting and shaping of materials
  • Use the company forklifts or other relevant lifting equipment to load, manoeuvre or position work pieces or materials
  • Accurately complete work time sheets on a daily basis
  • Keep clean, tidy & safe their own work areas and general working environment


  • To be an important and integral part of the J H Wood team
  • To be happy to travel and engage in off-site projects.
  • To cut and manipulate  steel bars, plates and other materials as required by the workshop or customers
  • Keep all steel cutting machinery in a safe, clean and tidy condition

Skills and Job Requirements

  • Proven experience with fabrication and engineering equipment such as press brakes, drills, some machine tools and saws
  • Experience in MIG and TIG welding
  • City & Guilds or NVQ in Fabrication, Welding or Practical Engineering disciplines would be advantageous
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings
  • Full understanding of health and safety procedures
  • Ability to work with a flexible and lateral thinking approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work unsupervised and also as part of team
  • Driver’s licence is essential


  • 40 hours per week Monday to Friday with overtime available
  • Competitive salary dependent on experience


You can apply by submitting your CV and cover letter through Indeed, via email, by post or in person at our head office at Berwick-upon-Tweed. For further information please contact Matthew Rawlings 07436 272099