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Craft Operative

Craft Operative

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    Ian C Hull BA (Hons) Dip RP

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    27 days ago

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    Morson Talent

Craft Operative - Bricklayer

Duties will involve undertaking the, refurbishment or repair of canal infrastructure including locks / bridges/ aqueducts / towpaths and associated equipment, working efficiently to defined safety /environmental and heritage standards at all times.
The post holders will be required to work an annualised hours system which includes working any 5 days out of 7 rota system including statutory holidays and weekends.
Our Craft Operatives look after specific stretches of our regional waterways, however the team are naturally called upon to support work in other areas as required, so you need to have your own transport and valid UK driving licence.
Based out of Fradley Junction, this role will require regular travel across the West Midlands region and support other regions when required. This will include the Birmingham Canal Navigations, Coventry Canal, Oxford Canal, Upper Trent, Ashby Canal & Others.

As a Craft Operative for our waterway you will play an important role improving, maintaining and preserving our wonderful waterway network for our customers to enjoy by efficiently maintaining our locks and other assets along the local network in line with safety requirements and heritage standards.
Our Craft Operatives perform a unique role fitting new lock gates as they are replaced, refurbishing or repairing existing lock gates and associated equipment, to ensure it is working efficiently & to defined standards. You will be working with specialist teams and experts in their field as our multi-disciplinary teams work together to improve our waterways and ensure our 200 year old assets can be enjoyed for years to come.

Working outside, carry out maintenance and repairs works to the waterway infrastructure to ensure network availability is maximised. Repairs will often involve sensitive heritage or environment solutions which the role will be expected to be familiar with. In some instances, the operative will be expected to complete repairs to the highest standard utilising relevant skills and experience.
Use Bricklayer expertise to undertake the manufacture & refurbishment within a timely manner, in accordance with defined standards and agreed programmes.
Assist with the measurement of locks and lock gates in order to identify correct lock gate measurements for manufacture.

Apprenticeship or equivalent qualification e.g. City & Guilds Level II,
NVQ Level II in Brickwork.
Experience of working within relevant discipline eg Bricklaying
Experience of reading technical drawings.
Full Valid UK Driving Licence

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