Carpentry Apprenticeship (Indigenous) - 1st Yr - South Brisbane BUSY At Work Career and Placement
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24th June 2022
This Employer is one of the major performing arts companies in Australia and has more than 50 years of proud history creating an extensive repertoire of classic, contemporary, First Nations, international and Australian theatrical works. They are committed to championing new voices on Australian stages and developing and presenting stories and experiences that inform, engage and entertain communities and audiences, locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
They are looking for an Indigenous Carpentry Apprentice for their business
The Apprentice Carpenter will assist the Workshop team in the construction and maintenance of theatre production sets and props.
The Apprentice Carpenter is expected to:
1. Successfully complete the required competencies of Certificate III in General Construction (Carpentry-Framework/Formwork/Finishing)
2. Demonstrate skills in the safe operation of power tools and other equipment such as ladders, saws etc.
3. Attend relevant vocational training with the Registered Training Organisation.
4. Contribute positively to work requirements and the Workshop team.
The position reports to the Head of Workshop.
Objective 1: Carpentry - contribute to the construction of theatre production sets and props
1. Complete the required competencies of Certificate III in General Construction (Carpentry-Framework/Formwork/Finishing).
2. Attend required training including vocational training with the Registered Training Organisation.
3. Undertake necessary practical on the job training and record where required.
4. Participate in hands-on learning by assisting Workshop trades people on new construction works, maintenance activities and specific tasks as requested/required, some of which ay be from scaled working drawings and models.
5. Assist in plan interpretation and costing, construction and theatrical rigging for theatre productions.
6. Assist in the costing and purchase of Workshop materials and consumables.
7. Assist trades people with responses to safety issues and emergency works as directed.
8. As directed, operate power tools and other equipment such as saws, ladders, and other manual tools/equipment etc.
9.Participate in and demonstrate an understanding of safety principles and practices, follow all safety policies and procedures to support a safe working environment, including safe operation of machines and equipment.
10.As directed, operate and undertake preventative maintenance as and when required of power tools and equipment eg: saw benches, woodworking machinery, saws etc to ensure good working condition of tools and equipment.
11.Assist with demolition and debris disposal.
12.Proactively communicate job site conditions and concerns that may or are affecting completion of the job.
13.Practice good house-keeping at all times to ensure a safe and non-cluttered worksite.
14.Work under time constraints to meet specific timelines.
15.Assist with the bump-in and bump-out of production sets and the maintenance of sets for productions being staged.
16.Provide support to the Head of Workshop and other trades people as required.
17.Carry out duties in compliance with relevant work health and safety legislation/regulations, Codes of Practice relevant to the position and the Employers Code of Conduct.
Upon appointment, a training plan will be developed in consultation with the trainee, the Employer's (Head of Workshop) and the training provider.
The position may involve and is not limited to the following physical capabilities:
a)sustained periods of standing, sitting, lifting, walking, bending, squatting, reaching, kneeling,
b)manual handling and use of hand held power tools,
b)repetitive movements, and
i)exposure to working at heights and possibly confined spaces.
Perform other duties commensurate with skills, experience and capabilities as required to meet Workshop needs.
Reflect Queensland Theatre values in the way work is performed.
Standard hours of work are 38 hours per week. Some out-of-hours work inherent in the arts and during show seasons may be required to fulfil the requirements of the role including evenings and weekends. Time in lieu provisions may be offered at the discretion of management.
1.There are no minimum requirements however a pass mark in Year 10 Maths, Science and English or participation in a trade school program would be helpful.
2.Ability to think on feet in unanticipated situations and identify an appropriate course of action.
3.Ability to work effectively as a team player as well as independently.
1.Basic skills in using computer software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
2.An open C class Queensland Drivers Licence is desirable.
1.Interest in the arts and a desire to work in the industry.
2.Attention to detail
3.Resourcefulness to find required information.
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