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POSITIONS VACANT

MullumJoinery Wood & Metal Pty Ltd is a leading home quality improvement mixed trades business in the beautiful Byron Bay area. Two company directors are French master craftsmen who specialise in finding solutions to complex designs.

Our cabinetry team focuses on domestic cabinetry for architecturally designed homes; and bespoke shopfitting for retail and hospitality sectors and offices. We only accept a small amount of timber joinery projects to work on, as we choose to focus on furniture and cabinetry.

This role has an immediate start and will focus on both manufacturing in our workshop; and onsite installations, primarily but not limited to the Byron Shire.

The successful applicant must immediately hit the ground running by demonstrating fast, safe, accurate and neat work, along with being reliable, enthusiastic, autonomous, and organised. There are future opportunities to be mentored to further skills. BYO work pants, safety boots and hand tools. Uniform shirts and jackets will be provided.

The remuneration package is dependent on the successful applicant’s skill level and commitment.

Job Type

Temporary full-time to move to permanent full-time following successful completion of the required six month probation period.

During busy periods and with prior notice, there is scope to work paid overtime during evenings or Saturdays.

Main Duties

  • Practical knowledge to work with melamine, laminate, solid timber and veneers
  • Able to safely demonstrate usage of cabinetry machinery: table saw, planer-thicknesser, spindle moulder, wide belt sander and edgebander. As well as standard power/hand tools and equipment
  • Manufacturing cabinetry: kitchens, vanities, wardrobes, laundries
  • Delivering and installing onsite with minimal supervision
  • Understand how to read and draw technical drawings and plans
  • Cutting and shaping wood
  • Fitting and adjusting hinges, locks, drawers, shelves and all hardware related to cabinet making, specifically Blum

Skills & Experience

Qualifications and Experience

All of the following

  • AQF Certificate III or equivalent in cabinet making or furniture making
  • Two years minimum directly relevant work experience
  • Valid White Card
  • Police Check

Skills

  • Have a strong eye for detail and quality craftsmanship
  • Understand how to read and draw technical drawings and plans
  • Able to create cutting lists from a plan or a sketch
  • Hold a full driver’s licence with an excellent driving record and drive a manual car when required
  • Work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Be well organised
  • Demonstrate professionalism at all times, especially in front of clients
  • Strong communication skills
  • Physically fit to carry heavy and bulky items safely

Performance Goals

  • Complete jobs to a high standard in the allocated time
  • Ensure the workshop is safe, tidy and presentable at all times
  • Ensure all machines and power tools are clean after using them and notify any malfunctions to management
  • Punctual and reliable with a strong work ethic
  • Representing the values and the quality standards of the company

This new and evolving role has become available as we are the supplier of steel door joinery to the areas of Northern NSW and all of Queensland.

This role will primarily be reading from plans and manufacturing all aspects of steel framed doors and windows in our Mullumbimby workshop with occasionally manufacturing of other non-structural high-end quality metal products and installation work.

There are also opportunities to be mentored to further your skills in the future.

The successful applicant must immediately demonstrate accurate and neat work, along with being reliable, enthusiastic, autonomous, and organised. You will have to provide your own work clothing and safety boots (essential) and hand tools (preferred). Uniform shirts will be provided.

Remuneration package is dependent on the successful applicant’s skill level and commitment.

JOB TYPE

Casual evolving to permanent full-time.

LOCATION

Mullumbimby workshop and occasionally onsite between Gold Coast and Northern Rivers.

MANAGER

Lead Metal Fabricator/Director

MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Primarily manufacturing steel framed doors and windows.
  • Assisting with other high-end projects, such as: stairs/rails, furniture, accessories, brackets and blacksmithing projects.
  • Delivery and installations.
  • Other tasks as directed.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Qualifications

  • Certificate III Metal Fabrication or equivalent

Experience

  • 3+ years experience in metal fabrication and welding in a similar environment.

Skills

  • Safely use light and heavy machinery.
  • Suitable knowledge to work with steel (critical) and stainless steel (ideally but not essential).
  • MIG and TIG welding, drilling and cutting.
  • Have a strong eye for detail and quality craftsmanship.
  • Read technical drawings and plans.
  • Driven to learn and develop their professional skills.
  • Hold a full driver’s licence with excellent driving record.

PERFORMANCE GOALS

  • Work autonomously and well organised.
  • Always demonstrate professionalism in the workshop and onsite.
  • Solid communication skills.
  • Punctual and reliable.

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Please note we only accept resumes via email or this form. 

Inclusion

We respectfully acknowledge the Arakwal Bundjalung People of the Bundjalung Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work; we recognise their living culture and unique role in the life of the region, and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or age.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Steel Joinery Design

100%.

Customised designs are the only style of steel door we make. We are a small business and focus on tailored solutions for individual needs.

We primarily partner with industry professionals like architects, interior designers and builders who would provide in the first instance complete specifications to quote from.  

WHAT IF I AM NOT AN INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL?

If you are not an industry professional and the scope of your project is too small to warrant using an architect or designer, it is entirely attainable for you to do your own homework to gather enough of this similar information. Additionally, send a reference image you found on the net: “a picture paints a thousand words”.

CRITICAL INFORMATION

Regardless of your level of experience, we require all clients to fully complete our enquiry form plus ensure all of the following information is provided in drawings:

  1. top and front/elevation views
  2. measurements
  3. position of mullions (cross bars)
  4. configuration of openings (hinges, sliding tracks, fixed panels, etc)

Due to a large amount of sales requests, we have a strict policy of not pricing projects until all information is completed.

Steel door schedule
Door schedule example

There are limited bi-fold hardware products available in the Australian marketplace in which we are confident to endorse.

We are currently researching and prototyping a small sample of hardware brands for bi-fold steel door configurations.  

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Yes, we can.

If you are budget-conscious, we recommend using steel joinery for the featured areas of your home and consider other options for the utilitarian areas.  

Steel joinery delivery & installation

Our first step in our quoting process is to use your provided measurements using our request form.

Once you have confirmed the job and paid the deposit:

  1. if we are installing the job: we have already allowed in our pricing for travel time to measure up accurately onsite.
  2. if we are not installing the job: we rely on accurate final measurements from your builder or carpenter. If your site is in the Byron Shire, we may be able to measure up onsite depending on the scale of the job and our workload.

Due to the incredibly high demand of this product, it is highly recommended you contact us as soon as you receive your finalised architectural plans.

We do not mass produce nor pre-fabricate our joinery. We manufacture everything from scratch so lead times may take 2+ months from point of accepting the quote, however this may be negotiated upon and subject to product selections, scale, our workload and your own deadline.

Best practice is confirming your job by paying a deposit during the first stage of construction which will lock in your job.

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If you do not require installation, we can offer an Australia-wide third-party freight company to transport goods or you can organise your own collection from our Mullumbimby workshop.

Delivery is included our installation estimates.

Our workshop is in Mullumbimby, near Byron Bay, Northern NSW.

Our staff can travel to install

  • within a two-hour drive from our workshop e.g. (Brisbane, Coffs Harbour)
  • in cities directly connected to Ballina-Byron Airport (or Gold Coast Airport subject to COVID-related border restrictions)

All delivery and installation by our staff may incur fees that relate to:

  • vehicle, travel and/or freight expenses,
  • staff/contractor time charged on an hourly rate, and/or
  • accommodation and meal expenses (subject to installation duration and distance from our workshop)

We do not recommend DIY or handyman installation.

You can arrange your own experienced and qualified builder or carpenter to install on your behalf. A minimum of two people is required for installation. 

Inclusions

  • Bolts, screws and all accessories will come with your frames
  • Ancillary supporting frames and packaging may be included where deemed appropriate
  • Glazing is optional. Clients may have access to their own local glass shop. Please specify this upon quoting

Exclusions

  • Installation tools
  • Installation instructions are not included but we can give your experienced tradesman advice, if required

Steel Joinery FINANCIALS

Steel joinery is to most tastes and often not to most budgets. There are three main reasons why our products fetch a high price, especially when drawing comparisons to other metal joinery products.

  1. We only offer the highest standard of craftsmanship. We present a solutions-based, holistic approach to design and fabrication. This is evident in the detail of our work and supported by our reputation.
  2. We only make custom steel joinery that is unique and tailored for luxury architectural and heritage remediation projects. We do not manufacture off-the-shelf products.
  3. Steel is overall an expensive commodity (don’t forget to allow for the cost of glass on top).

 

Secondary factors to consider with custom steel joinery

  • Size of frames
  • Design details
  • Finishes including paint, hardware systems, handles, glazing
  • Manufacturing hours
  • Economy of scale

We do not make standard products, therefore, we do not issue standard prices. If you like to receive a price for your bespoke project, please fully complete this enquiry form.

Why is your price different to other quotes?

We find that pricing against others is often a case of not comparing apples with apples. Please consider if other quotes detail:

  • Custom manufacturing vs mass production
  • Steel vs aluminium glazing beads
  • Australian made
  • Reputation and quality control
  • Freight
  • Glazing and hardware inclusions
  • Technical levels of frames

We offer competitive pricing for steel doors and windows and will soon be offering three different framing options within our steel joinery range to suit every clients’ needs.

If you are not sure 100% sure about the details in your quotes, please email them to us for comparison.

We stagger all our progress payments as follows:

  1. 50% of in-house materials and manufacturing costs, security deposit, time spent quoting and preparing your job. Due upon confirmation of booking. This is non-refundable.
  2. 50% of in-house materials and manufacturing costs. Due upon completion of in-house manufacturing and prior to delivery.
  3. 100% of delivery costs. If applicable, due before delivery.
  4. 100% of installation costs + variations. If applicable, due upon completion of installation.


The abovementioned payments may be subject to further payment increments, (i.e., weekly progress, variations, etc.) if we deem the job large.

Information is key. The more information we have, the more definitive we are in our pricing for our customised products.

We will provide a quote with a firm price once all information is at hand.

We will provide an estimate if we have most of the information yet still lacks minor details. Estimates may present as a price range as we are making a budgetary allowance for variations which still need to be confirmed at a later point.

If you still do not have enough information for us to do estimate, we will postpone pricing until enough information is gathered.

Customised steel doors and windows are to most tastes but not necessarily to all budgets.

We are here to have an open conversation about finding solutions for each clients’ requirements. Fitting into budget ranges is a critical part of the equation. We offer a range of product options and if we do not know how much has been allowed (or not allowed) in budgets, we will not know how to find the right solution.