Carpentry Team Leader

Job title : Carpentry Team Leader
Location : Auckland
Job type : Permanent
Contact name : Jessa Escoto
Job reference : JE72060


As part of the Property Partners Group of Companies,‘Build Modular’ is an ambitious and innovative company, aiming to become a leader in the design, manufacture, and delivery of offsite manufactured apartments within New Zealand. Our aim is to help solve New Zealand’s housing deficit, by using world-leading technology to enable off-site mass production of affordable family homes.

The purpose of this role is to establish and lead the Carpentry team for the Build Modular production facility in Wiri, South Auckland, which will produce finished modular apartments, ready to be installed and commissioned on-site. You will lead the carpentry team through the in-factory construction of modules and ensure the projects run safely and efficiently through the production line to produce timber framed apartments units. These completed apartment modules are designed for manufacturing and assembled (DFMA) and meet all New Zealand Building Code requirements. You will get to work in a clean, well-managed progressive factory environment, with no scaffolding to climb and have scheduled, structured hours based at our Wiri factory. You will be trained in lean manufacturing, working alongside very experienced manufacturing professionals, with an opportunity to progress your career.


  • Health & Safety is a priority in all aspects of this role

  • Manage and lead the team of carpenters within the OSM plant in Wiri

  • Work with the QA; Logistics and Purchasing Managers to coordinate supply of materials, and ensure the units are built to exacting standards

  • Work closely with Plumbing and Electrical team leaders to ensure the flow of production through the factory is optimised to programme

  • Ability to read and understand shop drawings and mentor team to build to plans accurately and with precision

  • Be a hands-on mentor, working alongside your team to build fully completed apartment units to all NZ and building code requirements

  • Work closely with Auckland Council site inspectors to provide all required documentation and ensure we pass every inspection with ease


  • You will have current LBP certification

  • Have the ability to read and understand technical details to solve problems for the team as they arise

  • You will ideally be currently working in the new build residential/domestic sector at a commercial scale

  • Commitment to H&S; quality and a passion for solving problems

  • You must be a qualified carpenter that can demonstrate suitable work experience within the residential sector working with timber as the structural component

  • Have led teams to produce high quality work

  • Experience in working in an agile environment in a team leader role, including working with cross-functional teams

  • Comfortable in a dynamic and fast-moving environment


  • Create a culture of excellence through continuous improvement & achievement as these relate to people, the production process and agility

  • Accountability, Responsibility & Honesty is valued

  • You are passionate about continuous improvement

  • Be fun & enjoy teamwork

  • Engaging, enjoy your team & going to work

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

For more information, contact Jessa Escoto on 021 736 571 or 09 359 7737, apply online or email your CV to, quoting Ref: JE72060