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Bench Joiner Supervisor

Bench Joiner Supervisor

Job number: 46004013


Job Title: Bench Joiner Supervisor

Location: Loughborough

Pay Rate: £25000.00 per annum plus overtime is available

Role: Permanent

Hours: Monday - Thursday 07.30- 16.30 and Fridays 07.30 - 12.30

Benefits: Pension, Overtime, Early finish Fridays, free parking

Our client is a historic Loughborough company that works predominantly on heritage projects and they are currently looking for a Bench Joiner Supervisor.

This is a hands-on role supervising the small team of skilled craftsmen who produce new wooden components, and restore old items for bell installations. The work will involve some standard designs as well as making decisions to create bespoke handcrafted items from a range of hard and soft timbers. The role is ultimately responsible that the team produce the highest quality of finish as these products are designed to have a lifespan of generations. The role is both involved in the hands-on delivery of the work as well as monitoring the output of others.

Your Responsibilities as a Bench Joiner Supervisor:

  • Monitoring work schedules and allocating tasks within the team as appropriate
  • Monitoring quality of output and providing feedback and mentoring to team members
  • Ordering parts and equipment to meet the production schedule in an efficient manner
  • Monitoring health and safety compliance within the team
  • Making and assembling hard and soft wood components to established designs
  • Pattern making, setting and repairs for Foundry use
  • Designing specific items where required
  • Delivering bespoke joinery, including louvre windows, boxes and other items requiring cabinet-making skills
  • Contributing to the assembly of large bell installations
  • Close working with the small team of 3 in the Wood shop where tasks are both individual and shared
  • Collaborating with the Design Team to develop the best solutions for customers
  • There will be regular contact from other parts of the production and operations teams to ensure a timely coordinated completion of projects
  • Some face to face interaction with customers who are visiting our site to watch their items being made
  • Occasional work at customer sites Including discussion with customers to achieve the best solutions/outcomes

Key Requirements of a Bench Joiner Supervisor:

  • Experience in joinery, cabinet-making and bespoke furniture design to a high standard of finish
  • Experience in a full range of workshop tooling and machinery, including hand tools such as planes, chisels and spokeshaves
  • Experience monitoring quality of own and others output
  • Experience mentoring other people and helping them develop their skills
  • Experience implementing and ensuring adherence to health and safety requirements
  • Experience monitoring output against a production schedule
  • Experience working with and machining smaller metal components
  • Experience producing accurate work to specific design tolerances
  • NVQ 2 Carpentry or Architectural Joinery course or similar is highly desirable

If you are an experienced Bench Joiner Supervisor looking to work then please forward your cv To

Travail Employment Group Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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