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Shopfitting Joiner

Cra-Cro Site Services
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Job Description

Job Description

A Shopfitting Joiner will be asked to work on a range of projects including the fit-out of retail outlets, banks, restaurants, bars and offices.

The main duties of a Shopfitting Joiner are as follows:

  • Assisting with preparation for refurbishment e.g. removal of existing fixtures and fittings
  • Installing fixtures and fittings
  • Installing doors, cupboards, skirting boards, door surrounds and shelving (2nd fix)
  • Installing ironmongery.

Depending on the project, a Shopfitting Joiner will generally work between 10 and 12 hours per day, and up to 7 days a week.

Typical Hourly Rate

The average hourly rate of pay for a Shopfitting Joiner is between £20-£26.

Required Qualifications

To work as a Shopfitting Joiner you will be either fully qualified or time served.

Qualifications include:

  • NVQs in Carpentry and Joinery
  • Apprentice trained
  • Time served
  • City and Guilds qualified.

References must be provided and you must have experience working in a Shopfitting environment.

You will also be required to hold a valid CSCS card. Skilled cards are required on most sites, however you may be permitted on site at the Contractor’s discretion with a General Operatives green card.

Required Tools

The very basic joinery tools that will be required are: 16 to 20 oz hammer, Pin gun, An assortment of sharp wood chisels, Screwdriver set (Phillips and slot), Hand smoothing planer, Small block planer, Wrecking bar, Hacksaw, Pliers, Nail punch, Coping saw and blades, Short and long levels, 5 meter tape measure, Adjustable spanner up to 15mm, Hard point cross cut saw, Sliding square, Sliding bevel, String line, Utility knife, Full set of HSS drill bits (3mm to 10mm) & Cordless drill/driver.

You may also require more specialist tools depending on the project.


Do I need a CSCS card?

Yes. To work as a Shopfitting Joiner you will need to hold a valid CSCS card.

Can I specialise in more than one joinery sector?

Yes. A lot of the time a Joiner can work in more than one environment. You must have experience in the sector in which you want to work

Do I have to provide my own tools?

Yes. As a self-employed Joiner you are required to provide all your own tools. Materials will be provided by the hirer.

Do I need experience?

Yes. You will need to be competent and have a high quality of work to be engaged as a Joiner. You must be able to work equally well alone without guidance or as part of a team. You will also be asked to supply a minimum of three recent construction/joinery related work references.

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