Joiner Jobs

Jobs in joinery include working with wood, working on building sites or in the workshop. Joiners make, fit or repair doors, windows, staircases, floorboards, roof trusses and partitions. Joiners use traditional woodworking tools, as well as specialised power or hand tools, for cutting, shaping, smoothing and finishing.

There are four different types of Joiners, bench joiners who are mostly based in workshops, using woodworking tools and machinery to make parts such as doors, roof timbers and skirting boards, site joiners who work on site, fitting the prefabricated parts into buildings, shopfitters who specialise in producing and fitting shop fronts and interiors.

Responsibilities of a Joiner

  • Work with designers and planners on construction projects.
  • Defers to the contractor's orders on large construction projects.
  • Matches materials to requested design specifications.
  • Measures building materials and spaces for installation accurately.
  • Orders building materials as needed.
  • Creates materials that fit the client's expectations
  • Assembles sturdy and well-constructed floorboards, skirting boards, window frames, doors, door linings, staircases, fitted furniture, cabinetry, shelving.
  • Incorporates fixtures like door handles and locks, cabinet handles, stairway railing, and other fixtures into design and implementation.
  • Builds temporary housings and supports for setting concrete (shuttering)
  • Builds the framework of a building, bridge, ship, or other large-scale construction project.
  • Crafts furniture with fine detail work and/or utmost sturdiness and quality.
  • Utilizes skills in other related trades such as plumbing, roofing, bricklaying, painting, tiling, plastering, etc.
  • Participates in first fixing as well as second fixing work.
  • Combines carpentry work with joining work.
  • Repairs and refurbishes existing building work.
  • Replaces damaged wood in hardwood floors and outdoor decks.
  • Uses power tools and other tools to cut and shape wood, metal, and other materials.
  • Communicates with the rest of the construction team.

As well as working on new buildings joiners may include working in a variety of different areas such as building maintenance and repair, adding fittings and extensions in existing houses, and working for building contractors, local authorities and shopfitting companies. Many carpenters are self-employed.

It may be possible to train to become a joiner through an Apprenticeship.

Experienced joiners may be able to move into construction management, or set up their own specialist firm. There may be opportunities for joiners to take place abroad on contracts.

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Email the Industrial Division at industrial@stafffinders.co.uk.

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Job Listings

  1. Site Operative

    Location: Stirling

    Salary: £25000 to £25000 p/a

    Category: Carpenter

    Due to continued growth, our client who are based near Stirling require a Site Operative to join their Installation team.  Because of the nature of the work, this vacancy will be ideally suited for someone who has experience in mechanical/joinery first fix.
     
    Key Responsibilities
    To safely complete works as ...

  2. Painter

    Location: Ayrshire South

    Salary: £15.00 p/h

    Category: Painter/Decorator

    We are currently looking for a CSCS Painter for a short term contract based in Girvan starting ASAP initially for two weeks but with potential for other contracts after this.
    You must be -
    Time Served
    Hold a CSCS Card
    Taping experience would be beneficial
    Salary £15per hour

  3. Painter

    Location: Greenock

    Salary: £14.00 p/h

    Category: Painter/Decorator

    We are currently looking for a CSCS Painter for a short term contract based in Greenock starting on Monday 26th March initially for two weeks but with potential for other contracts after this.
    You must be -
    Time Served
    Hold a CSCS Card
    Taping experience would be beneficial
    Salary £14per hour

  4. Ground Worker/Dumper Driver.

    Location: Largs

    Salary: £12.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting two experienced Groundworkers to start on a project in Largs.
    Starting in January the role is expected to last approximately 8weeks.
    Pay rate is £9.00 - £9.50 per hour
    You must also have a valid CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card, full PPE and be ...

  5. Joiner

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £14.80 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders are looking for Joiners to start in the Cumbernauld area.
    Qualified Joiners are required
    The work will consist a range of joinery therefore all applicants should have
    A minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
    A valid and in date CSCS Card.
    Have served their time as a joiner
    Hours ...

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