Shipwright/carpenter: high-end skilled carpenter/joiner/cabinet maker/shipwright/yacht fitter/shop or bar fitter
Based in Dunbar, East Lothian, UK (EU citizens only), but extensive travel possible, including overseas
Full or part time position (standard business hours or subject to negotiation)
Subject to qualifications and experience, ranging £25,000 – £30,000 (pro rata, if part time)
1st October 2019 or earlier
This role requires a high-end skilled carpenter/joiner/cabinet maker/shipwright/yacht fitter/shop or bar fitter, to work alongside our Estate Manager and Engineer. This position will involve custom design and construction for a diverse range of projects, such as fitting out yacht cabins and kitchens, building extensions, using expert knowledge to source the requisite combination of off-the-shelf and/or locally sourced (and potential recycling of) timber and materials. Each commission must be project-specific and unique, representing character of the vessel/building, carefully considering and incorporating design elements linked to the client’s life and personal experiences. Much of the furniture must be constructed to last a lifetime, as opposed to mass produced, disposable furniture. Melamine and medium-density fibreboard (MDF) are dirty words in this job. Work includes primarily high-end carpentry/joinery design and execution at the OSC Dunbar head office and warehouse, the OSC Aberdeen site, multiple sites and buildings located within a 10 km radius of Dunbar, comprising roughly 18 acres of both private and industrial grounds and buildings, a full ship (vessel conversion to superyacht) outfitting off site (vessel location will change, but based currently in Liverpool), and maintenance of a second, smaller vessel based at the Dunbar office. Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Design, sourcing, and execution of all manner of wood and other materials for buildings and vessels;
- Assembly of pre-existing (no-bespoke furniture) as and when required (the only time MDF may apply…);
- Sourcing, purchase, basic maintenance & repair of tools;
- Fully outfitting a vessel for conversion to a superyacht (based currently in Liverpool, so off-site overnight work required, including potentially overseas), and an 8 m inshore work boat (based at the head-office in Dunbar);
- Bespoke design of all aspects of carpentry/joinery for plethora high-end properties, such as kitchens, bedrooms, hallways, studies, libraries, swimming pools, steam rooms, etc; and,
- Overnight, and potential extended periods away from home, including overseas (repeated again, just in case you missed that part).
- Keep order of all estate records – this is to include plans, operating and instruction manuals, permits, and maintenance schedules;
- Inspection of properties and grounds to identify defects and appropriate remedies;
- Uphold health and safety matters relating to security, fire and testing;
- Monitoring and supervision of any external contractors on site;
- Key holding;
- Co-ordination and carrying out of minor repairs;
- Managing and effective monitoring of budgets;
- Obtaining quotes from external contractors to undertake necessary third-party work (if not able to perform in-house);
- Inspection of completed works of external contractors;
- Day-to-day carpentry/joinery-related expenditure and liaising with admin/science staff;
- Keeping workstations tidy and safe;
- Stock and quality control of tools;
- Keeping time sheets, including tradesmen; and,
- Occasionally taking main calls when staff are busy, and relaying messages to appropriate personnel.
- Assist with maintaining company’s International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certifications relating to role; and,
- Carry out any duties which your line manager may request reasonably within the broad parameters of your role.
Qualifications, skills, & experience
ABOVE ALL, capable of autonomous thought. This means being able to identify where work needs to be done, without having to rely on constant line managers’ directions and handholding. OSC staff are extraordinarily busy, so if you are the sort of person who cannot motivate yourself, this is not the job for you (as in, seriously, do NOT read on if this applies to you). A sense of humour and an interest in marine mammal science and technologies to study them would be beneficial – refer to OSC’s website to learn about its offshore work. A full driving licence is essential, and confidence driving small to medium-sized vans. Experience driving plant and machinery advantageous, but not a pre-requisite.
To succeed in this role, you should possess the knowledge and skillset outlined herein. A real ability to care for expensive equipment as if it were your own. If you break or damage your own equipment regularly, this is not the job for you. Computer literate – knowledge of SKYPE/MS Teams, MS word, and Excel, for stock maintenance and ISO, professional and discreet – all OSC workers sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), due to the sensitive nature of their work, positive and happy attitude, honest, security-conscious, motivated and diligent without encouragement, go that extra mile with alacrity (whether for your line manager or the whole OSC team) and see through projects from start to finish, capable of autonomous thought (yes, we put it in here twice, just in case it was overlooked the first time around…), exhibit initiative (often under pressure with minimal deadlines and resources), volunteer ideas for improvements and progress without request, good phone manner, willingness for involvement in a wide variety of tasks (including unfamiliar territory), prepared to work in a fast-paced-work environment and meet tight deadlines, and work equally as well independently and as part of a team, good organisation and planning, adept at multitasking and prioritising, commercial awareness, flexible with working hours (altering start and finish times to reflect management’s requirements across our different world-wide office locations and time zones, and will include occasional evenings and weekends).
To apply for this role please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Application deadline: 30 September 2019.