Joiner - Rochdale

  • Location

    Rochdale, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Building, Construction and Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    Up to £13.07 per hour + Inclusive of holiday pay

  • Contact:

    Carrisa Armstrong

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    5 months +

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Our client a charity helping millions of people feel happier and healthier by spending more time on and along our canals and rivers are urgently looking for an experienced Craft Operative, specialising in Joinery/Carpentry. Their Workshop Craft Operatives provide the business with expertise to fit, manufacture and repair lock gates for their waterways in support of the Trusts aims. This will be for an initial 5 month contract with a review to be extended.

The role is to be based in Rochdale but will cover the local area including:

  • West side of Huddersfield Narrow canal (Diggle to Ashton Under Lyne).
  • Ashton Canal (Ashton Under Lyne to Manchester)
  • West side of Rochdale canal (from Walsden to centre of Manchester)

So, the successful candidate must be flexible regarding working location.

Key accountabilities:

  • Working in a workshop environment using specific carpentry/joinery skills to manufacture and repair lock gates for the waterway infrastructure in line with the program of works.
  • Assist the Supervisor in the planning of works using a knowledge of the craft to ensure that works are completed to time, budget and quality.
  • Accountable for efficient and effective use of plant, equipment and materials to reduce costs.
  • To deliver skilled work to achieve or better the planned production target.
  • To deliver skilled works free of defects and to the specified quality.
  • Undertake the risk assessment of proposed works and the development of and compliance with method statements.
  • Work safely ensuring the safety of others and contribute to safe working in all activities.
  • Provide mentoring and support to trainees and apprentices.
  • Ensure that the environment and heritage of the waterways are considered during all works to guarantee their protection.
  • Work alongside and supervise volunteers to ensure the Trust has sufficient resources to be sustainable, whilst ensuring the satisfaction of the volunteers is high.
  • A flexible approach to the nature and location of the task.

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:

  • Recognised qualification e.g. NVQ Level 2/3 or City & Guilds or Completed Apprenticeship in a particular craft e.g. Carpentry/Joinery
  • Proven experience of working in a construction or carpentry/joinery discipline.
  • Proven experience of working on heritage schemes
  • Relevant valid certificates of assessed competency for use of plant/tools and equipment.
  • Full driving licence
  • Experience of working with or as a volunteer - desirable