Sleepy Hollow Customs
4 months ago
Custom Furniture Maker
We are looking for a young, enthusiastic and dynamic trade professional to manufacture fine, custom European-style furniture and millwork. If you are skilled, motivated, have a passion for quality and an openness to learn, this might be your opportunity to work for a company with an exceptional team of dedicated individuals.
Language Fluent English in reading and writing • Selecting and differentiating between various types of wood for specific purposes • Machine based trimming, cutting and shaping individual components from raw wood, and wood based materials, and their assembly into a finished product • Implementing traditional joining and crafting techniques to join wooden parts, with and without the use of external metal hardware (e.g. wooden hinges/mortises/emphasising visible joints in furniture, etc.) • Creating specified drawings according to measurements on site • Operating hand and power tools for trimming and altering wood components • Various surface treatments such as sanding, staining, applying varnishes, spraying, • painting, oiling and waxing varying wooden surfaces • Maintaining a clean work environment
Education / Experience • Secondary-school, with a minimum of 2 to 3 years of work experience in manufacturing fine • wooden furniture and related fine woodwork (e.g. wooden doors, windows or staircases) • Trade certification is an advantage.
• Metric and Imperial systems proficiency
• Knowledge in operating stationary woodworking machinery and basic maintenance
• procedures (Sliding table saw/ shaper/ industrial planers/ European models and makes) • Skilled in finishing work and experience in installing finished products on site • Expertise in furniture making, some knowledge of traditional crafting techniques • Accountability to high standards of quality/ attention to detail/ manual dexterity • Interest in aesthetics and design/ Ability to read and create designs • Self-reliant/ punctual/ team player • Readiness to work overtime and flexibility in scheduling working hours • Communication skills/ mentoring and supervising abilities • A valid driver’s license and reliable means of transportation is required • Workplace safety in practice is a must • Own set of standard hand tools
Position available mid-August 2019
Permanent, full time position
Compensation of 25$-30$ hourly, based on skills and experience. 40+ hours a week. A portfolio/demonstration of previous work projects or work with a previous company is required.
Our work environment is always drug free and non-smokers are preferred.
Sleepy Hollow Customs is a small family business located in rural Spallumcheen, BC. We combine the best of both wood and metalwork, focusing on the delivery of exceptional and unique customer solutions for living and working environments. Our quality craftsmanship is a result of attention to detail, experience and background in different trades, and our incentive to always find what best suits our customers’ needs.