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Princess Yachts are currently recruiting for a skilled Hardwood Machinist to work at their Coypool site here in Plymouth TODAY.

With immediate start dates this fantastic opportunity offers employees to be part of one of the worlds most luxurious yacht brands.

Hardwood Machinist

Basic Pay £15.98

Overtime £21.21 – £27.16

We run various shift patterns ranging from

Early shift (6.00 - 15.30) Monday – Thursday

Back shift (15.00 -12.30 am) Monday – Thursday

Day shift (7.00 -17.00) Monday – Thursday

Night shift (19.00 - 4.30) Monday – Thursday

Weekend shift (6.00 – 18.00) Friday - Sunday

Shift Premium is an additional £2.99 per hour for Back shift/ Night shift and Weekend shift

Shift Premium is an additional 0.94p per hour for Early shift



  • Previous experience is required in the form of an NVQ or City and Guilds / 12 months experience within a Wood Machinist environment.                   
  • Post-employment up to 6 months training to reach desired quality standard.
  • CNC programming experience
  • Experience in use of a varied range of hand tools/machines including computer controls



  • To produce component parts to drawings, cutting lists or computerised programs.
  • To produce basic components from semi-automatic woodworking machines and / or detailed press machines (RF & Vacuum Press)
  • Selection of materials, manufacture parts to correct standard, machine materials to information in drawings or cutting lists and minor program changes as required
  • Responsibility for finished products as well as work in progress
  • Seeks authorisation for decisions made
  • Accessing programs for machines
  • Amend/re-write programs as necessary for new components
  • Setting up machines prior to use
  • Cutting material to size using a variety of machines
  • Shaping, bending, folding, drilling components



  • Holiday – above statutory guidelines
  • Pension – employer contributions
  • Perkbox employee discounts nationally / locally and feedback survey’s
  • Life Assurance
  • Car Park
  • Boat Trips
  • Boat Shows
  • Christmas Lunch
  • Training / Development and progression
  • Long Service Awards / Monetary / Badges / Letters / Gifts
  • Simply Health Cash Plan Corporate rates available
  • Workwear / PPE
  • Family Days
  • Employee Assistance Programme (Mental Health/ Finance)
  • Occupational Health on site
  • Bereavement Leave – above statutory guidelines
  • Retirement support
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay


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