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Bench Joiner - job post

R W Armstrong



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  • Canteen
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • Sick pay

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Who are we
RW Armstrong is a family business with over 65 years experience working on some of the finest properties in the South of England. Our joinery division is one of our proudest assets, headed up by two master craftsmen with a combined experience of 70 years. As a member of the joinery team, you will be working amongst highly skilled colleagues at our new state-of-the-art facility opened in 2022. Your work will cover a broad range of projects, supplying beautiful joinery to high-end residential properties across our divisions. With our company expanding, there is plenty of scope for career growth.
Situated in Basingstoke, our well-connected joinery workshop is easily accessible, only a stones throw from the town centre and plentiful nearby amenities. You will also have regular interaction with and support from our experienced Business Support team at our head office in Sherborne St John. Employees benefit from free secure car parking, a canteen and games room. Fostering strong relationships is an important aspect of life at RWA with social and sporting events held throughout the year. As a long-standing local employer, we also provide support to several local charities and community endeavours.
What Youll Be Doing:
As a Bench Joiner at RW Armstrong, your role encompasses the meticulous crafting of purpose-made bespoke joinery items. Here's what your responsibilities will look like:

  • Produce full-sized working rods efficiently within set time frames.
  • Create clear and concise cutting lists for precision.
  • Measure and mark cutting lines accurately using rulers, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.
  • Verify component accuracy against drawings.
  • Utilize specific machinery for permitted machining tasks.
  • Shape or cut materials to specified measurements with hand tools, machines, or power tools.
  • Complete the dry assembly and final assembly of joinery components.
  • Accurately fit ironmongery, fixtures, and fittings.
  • Conduct quality checks and sign off on all joinery products.
  • Assist Operations Manager in site measures.
  • Support Joinery site fitting teams as required.
  • Prioritize Health & Safety in the workplace for yourself and others.
  • Maintain records, document actions, and present progress reports to Workshop Managers.
  • Attend necessary training sessions.
  • Participate in annual health surveillance.
  • Work additional hours as reasonably required and provide cover as requested by the Workshop Manager.
  • Complete timesheets and have them signed off by the appropriate Manager.

What You'll Need

To thrive in this role, we're looking for individuals with:

  • Qualification in City and Guilds or NVQ equivalent in Carpentry and Joinery.
  • A strong desire and commitment to delivering high-quality joinery products.
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting drawings.
  • Understanding of traditional and conventional joinery techniques with an ability to work to fine tolerances.
  • Meticulous organization and strong planning skills.
  • A positive 'can-do' attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • In-depth knowledge of carpentry and joinery competencies.
  • Problem-solving skills to address complications in a timely manner.
  • General knowledge of building materials and related disciplines.

Hours and Benefits :

  • 42.75 Hours per week
  • Working 0730 to 16:30 Monday to Thursday and 07:00 to 16:00 on Fridays, with a 1-hour unpaid break each day
  • 22 Days Holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • UK Healthcare Cash Plan
  • 5 Days Company Sick Pay
  • Standard Workplace Pension

What's Next /
If you're excited about the prospect of joining our team and contributing to our success, here's what you can expect:
Submit your application online through our website.
Our HR team will review your application and reach out to schedule an interview.
Successful candidates will be invited for a second-round interview to discuss specifics.
Upon selection, you'll receive a formal offer outlining the details of your employment.

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