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Site Joiner

Cra-Cro Site Services
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Job Description

Job Description

A Site Joiner will generally specialise in 1st, 2nd and final fix work. Projects could include commercial, industrial, refurbishments and fit-outs.

The main duties of a Site Joiner are as follows:

  • Fitting wooden structures such as doors, window frames, staircases, partition walls, roof timbers, floor and roof joints (1st fix).
  • Installing doors, cupboards, skirting boards, door surrounds, shelving and ironmongery (2nd fix).
  • Snagging work (final fix).

The average working week for a Site Joiner is between 39 and 45 hours.

Typical Hourly Rate

The average hourly pay rate for a Site Joiner is between £20-£26 per hour.

Required Qualifications

To work as a Site Joiner you will need to 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.

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, A couple of levels (short and long), 5 meter tape measure, Adjustable spanner up to 15mm, A 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 Site 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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