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The post of Technician of Carpentry and Joinery is now vacant and is required to be filled to enable smooth running of the area for full time and apprentice learners. This person would prepare materials for classes following lecturer’s requirements, along with preparing materials for the end point assessments. This role also including ordering of materials, timber, tools and equipment. Ensuring that we obtain the best prices for these products. Preparing the workshop for the delivery of classes, along with maintaining the machinery such as emptying the sawdust extraction system; recycling materials for re-use where appropriate, along with many other tasks that are appropriate to a carpentry and joinery technician.
Duties and Responsibilities.
1. To supervise and maintain the Department’s workshop.
2. To provide a general woodworking service to the Department.
3. To supervise and maintain all equipment in the workshop to relevant standards, including potentially hazardous equipment.
4. To supervise students under the guidance of academic staff.
5. Demonstrate the safe usage of equipment to the students.
6. To be responsible for the maintenance of a clean and safe workshop environment and to be the designated custodian for workshops space
7. To check, clean and maintain joinery hand tools / power tools
8. To maintain a record of timekeeping and keep a log of work undertaken and for whom it was carried out. On power tools and wood cutting machines
9. Order timber / workshop supplies i.e. glue, screws, nail,
The ideal candidate would have experience within Carpentry and Joinery, including an understanding of how to operate large wood working machinery including a thicknesser; plainer; along with the use and maintenance of hand tools.
A keen eye for detail would be an advantage.
Clear understanding of good workshop housekeeping is a benefit along with an appropriate knowledge of health, safety and welfare matters.
Teaching experience is not essential for this post, however, the understanding that the person would be working with young people as well as adults is a must.
Child protection is the responsibility of all staff. The College will therefore:
•Encourage and maintain an environment where students feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to
•Ensure students know that there are staff in the College whom they can approach if they are worried
•Include opportunities in the curriculum for students to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse
•All staff will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding induction and training.