Find out what it's like to work at Kelvin from two of our employees...
Jim joined Kelvin around 16 years ago working in Stores but quickly transferred to the transport department. Jim is a Driver and mainly delivers our product from Cumbernauld to developments in the North of Scotland. A typical day for Jim:
Collect the delivery information for that week from the Transport Co-ordinators.
Load the van with the products being delivered. This includes wardrobe doors, bathroom vanity units, and sometimes kitchen units which are pre built in the factory
Get on the road up North, normally to the Aberdeen area but sometimes as far as Inverness.
Arrive at my destination and start to make my deliveries, unloading the furniture into the correct plots on each development.
I sleep in a bed bunk in my van overnight while I’m making my deliveries throughout the week. It’s actually quite comfortable and I bring a portable TV with me.
Driving throughout the North of Scotland and meeting the natives. Lovely scenery and very friendly people.Current Vacancies »
Andy has worked at Kelvin for 6 years, starting as a Van Assistant and then transferring to the factory to work in the Machine Shop after 3 years. Here is an insight into a typical working day for Andy.
Arrive at work and grab a coffee in the canteen.
Team Meeting. Andy McCormick the Machine Shop Supervisor allocates everyone to a machine for that day and provides updates on stock numbers or any company news.
Put on protective glasses/earplugs and do health and safety checks of the machine before starting it. I’m normally on Stream A (shown in the photo) which takes a piece of wood and tapes it in a specific colour. I set up the machine by typing measurements into the computer screen, put a tape colour in the machine and then push the wood through. I repeat this through the day to fulfil the orders required for that week.
I have lunch at this time each day in the Production canteen. There are vending machines we can buy drinks and snacks and facilities to cook food but I normally just take a sandwich from home.
I head back to Stream A to continue my work for the afternoon.
The machine needs to be cleaned each day so I shut down about 15 minutes before I finish work to ensure this is done properly.
My colleagues.Current Vacancies »