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Watch our May GoPro footage from our workshop.

This footage highlights some of the work currently taking place in the Tweddle Engineering and Timber Preservation Technologies workshop.

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Tweddle Engineering appoints new Managing Director

Tweddle Engineering are excited to announce the appointment of Joe Watson as Managing Director. Tweddle Engineering is a leading provider of bespoke machinery who focus heavily on the supply of treatment equipment and pressure vessels to the timber preservation market. With full responsibility for the leadership and development of the business, Joe will play a key role in meeting the company’s growth goals.

Joe will continue to be based at the company’s head office at Kirkbride, Cumbria and commented on his new role “I am delighted at the opportunity  to lead a strong team of people and focus on growing the business. There are many innovative developments we are currently undertaking which put us in a really strong position in the timber preservation market, I am really excited to be working on these and seeing them go to market.”

Having worked at Tweddle Engineering for almost 14 years, Joe brings a strong engineering and business development skill-set to the position of Managing Director gained from many years’ experience in the engineering and timber industries.

Derek Tweddle, the former Managing Director is still heavily involved with the business as he takes on his new position as Owner/Director. Derek’s new position will see him more heavily involved in design at the Cumbrian firm, which is what set him apart from other fabrication companies when he started the business over 30 years ago. Derek commented that “internally we have had some realignment in the business. This realignment will enable us to innovate with greater speed and efficiency, future-proof the businesses and improve the speed in which we can undertake new projects. Joe’s new role is part of the realignment and we are looking forward to what the future for Tweddle Engineering and its associated brands hold”

Tweddle Engineering is already part way through a major expansion at their site, alongside this they are having a real push in recruitment too. The firm are looking to take on Project Managers, Design Engineers and skilled Fabricator Welders, with more roles planned in the coming months. Joe commented “We are continually looking at ways we can improve and grow the business. We are keen to hear from those experienced in project management and fabrication to really strengthen our already skilled team.”

Expansion at Engineering Firm

Tweddle Engineering are currently expanding their Kirkbride operations.sunshine hangar

The 1000 square meter expansion includes 400 sqr. mtr of additional internal and external storage.

Derek Tweddle stated “we didn’t think we would ever reach this point, but we’ve outgrown an aircraft hangar.”

This is the fifth facility expansion for the engineering experts since 2006 with current works due to complete this Spring. This recent investment in the company demonstrates their commitment to growth and improving their service offering.

Demand for the firm’s work has increased significantly which goes to prove the quality of the design and manufacturing abilities this Cumbrian firm possess.

The physical development of Tweddle Engineering is joined by a growth in recruitment. “We are striving to be one of the best employers in the county. We are continuing to evolve and with that growth we need an increase in skilled staff to help support our progress.”

The manufacturers go from strength to strength with recent contracts worth over £1million secured.

Derek continues “I am proud of our team and how we all work together. We have an excellent skilled workforce at Tweddle Engineering and I am delighted that we continue to improve and strengthen the business. Our staff demonstrate great dedication and skill in their work, that makes this firm an exciting place to work.”

The Kirkbride firm are experienced in designing, manufacturing and installing bespoke plant and equipment. Some of the works Tweddle Engineering undertake include Timber Treatment Plants, Bespoke Industrial Equipment and Material Handling Equipment.

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Vacancy: Industrial Electrician

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We currently have a requirement for a Skilled Industrial Electrician, to join and further strengthen our busy team. The role is offered on a permanent basis and offers a fantastic opportunity for the right person.


  • Time served apprenticeship or equivalent.
  • 17th/18th Edition Wiring Regs.
  • Full UK Driving licence and access to own vehicle due to the location of the site.


  • Competent to carry out all electrical works (including inspection and testing) and possess practical engineering skills to be able to work proficiently and carry out installation and repair work without immediate supervision.
  • Maintain a strong awareness of electrical standards; as required under regulations and make sure this is communicated to others both visually and verbally.
  • Competent in assembly, installation, replacement and inspection of electrical equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures, using hand tools, test equipment and power tools.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to work to Electrical Schematics and Connect Control Panels.
  • Comfortable working at height.
  • Carry out duties in accordance with Company Management System, Policies (including Company Rules), as well as Statutory and Client requirements.
  • Previous experience with heavy plant machinery; experience with 240 V and 415 V systems would be beneficial.
  • The ability to read and work from technical drawings and SOP's.
  • Possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good inter-personal skills.


The working hours are a minimum of 40 hours; 0700 to 1630 or 0800 to 1730 (Monday to Friday) plus, overtime offered when available but not mandatory.
We offer 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays. An additional day’s holiday is awarded with every 3-years’ service.
This role will involve a lot of work away on site and therefore, additional benefits include 1.5 x standard rate of pay for over 45 hours; as well as nightly stop out allowances.

Job Type: Full-time.

Salary/Wage: £10 to £14 per hour, dependent on experience.

Closing Date: 12 Noon, Friday 24th May 2019.

March GoPro Workshop Footage

Watch our latest video from our workshop. 

This footage highlights some of our work in the Tweddle Engineering and Timber Preservation Technologies workshop.

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Project Manager Vacancy

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Tweddle Engineering currently have a requirement for a Project Manager.

About You

Your role and responsibility will include:

  • Handling & delegating enquiries
  • Managing enquiry turnaround & providing deadlines
  • Collating information & providing quotations
  • Updating the project register
  • Handling multiple projects at any one time
  • Managing & organising the various staff/sub-contractors working on a project
  • Mentoring members of the project team and providing line management
  • Communicating with other departments to achieve intended outcomes of the processes and procedures, and agreeing achievable deadlines for requirements
  • Assisting with implementing project related processes and forms
  • Purchasing materials/services for projects
  • Providing method statements & risk assessments for works to be completed on customers sites
  • Making sure that all the aims of the project are met, and quality standards are achieved
  • Using IT or other systems to keep track of project progress
  • Overseeing the costing, budgeting and invoicing of projects
  • Reviewing projects (budgets, spends, profitability), and providing reports on these
  • Dealing with warranty and snagging issues


The working hours are 45 hours, between 0700 to 1630 or 0800 to 1730 Monday to Friday. We are flexible with working hours and are willing to accommodate the right candidate. We offer 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays and an additional day’s holiday is awarded with every 3-years’ service.