Installer / Workshop Operative (Carpentry)

Canterbury, Kent


Installer / Workshop Operative (Carpentry) job opportunity in Bekesbourne, near Canterbury.

A fantastic opportunity to join an established and growing manufacturer as an Installer and Workshop Operative in a woodworking / carpentry based workshop.
Our client manufactures and installs retail displays in to showrooms for national brands across the country, boasting a fantastic customer base filled with well-known brands despite remaining a local, family-run company.
The company has a good reputation as an employer, with some staff having been there for more than 15 years. They reward their team with adhoc bonuses and support a positive working environment.


What’s in it for you?

  • A starting salary of £23,000 per year.
  • Overtime payments for any hours worked outside of workshop hours (8-4).
  • Adhoc bonuses in line with company performance.
  • Transport, hotels and sustenance provided when staying away for an installation.


About this Installer / Workshop Operative (Carpenter) role:

  • Installing display systems in to showrooms across the country.
  • Working alongside others, joining an established team of carpenters, installers and workshop production operatives.
  • Use of hand and power tools.
  • Heavy manual handling.
  • Customer facing, representing the company well.
  • Carrying out assembly and production work within the workshop, preparing the display products for installation on the days when there are no installs.
  • Travelling nationally and staying away from home one to two times a week on average.


Installer / Workshop Operative shift pattern:

  • Monday to Friday with no weekend working.
  • Workshop hours are 8am to 4pm.
  • Site installation working hours will vary subject to the individual projects (overtime is paid for any time worked outside of workshop hours).
  • Some early starts required in order to travel to some sites.
  • Staying away 1-2 times per week (travel, hotels and sustenance are provided by the company).


About you, the ideal Installer / Workshop Operative:

  • You should have a proven good level of carpentry and/or DIY skills and experience, able to use hand / power tools comfortably.
  • Experience in a similar role, such as shopfitting for example, would be an advantage.
  • Ability to stay away from home once or twice a week on average.
  • You should be able to demonstrate effective and safe manual handling.
  • A positive ‘can do’ attitude, able to represent the company well when out on site with customers.
  • A clean driving licence is essential.
  • Own transport is recommended due to remote location of the workshop.


If this Installer / Workshop Production Operative job in carpentry looks right for you, please apply with a full CV today.

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions that you might have by calling James on 01227 369922.

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Key information

23,000/year +
Full time, Permanent


James Tomlinson
01227 369922

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