Carpenter Jobs

How to Enter

Although there are no specific education requirements for Carpenter jobs within the Trade & Industrial sector, many New Zealand employers look for candidates who are working towards or have a carpentry-related qualification, such as a National Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4).

 

If you’re an experienced Carpenter but have no qualifications, you can approach the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) who will evaluate your skills and, if you meet the criteria, award you a National Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4).

 

It’s also worth noting that some work will need to be carried out or overseen by a Licensed Building Practitioner. To get licensed, you will need relevant work experience and/or appropriate carpentry qualifications.

 

Typical Responsibilities

The typical responsibilities of a Carpenter can include some or all of the following:

  • Interpreting building plans and drawings
  • Researching and choosing building materials
  • Measuring and cutting materials to the correct size and shapes
  • Constructing and forming building frames and supports
  • Carrying out finish carpentry work on built projects
  • Installing doors, windows, staircases and other structures
  • Repairing, removing or replacing damaged item

 

Progression

After a few years’ experience, Carpenters can progress their careers in several directions. These include moving into a Senior Carpenter role, or in a supervisory position such as a Site Foreman. In addition, many successful Carpenters also become self-employed contractors. Throughout their careers, most Carpenters will either specialist in Residential, Commercial or Civil Construction.

 

Salary Range

Entry: 34K – 48K per annum (NZD)

Experienced (Apprenticeship): 48K – 58K per annum (NZD)

 

To view our latest Carpenter jobs throughout New Zealand, click here.

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Wellington

Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955

reception@roblawmax.co.nz

 

Auckland

Physical Address:
Generator, Level 1
Stanbeth House
28 Customs St East
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

Tel: +64 9 951 5011

Christchurch

Physical Address:
Level 1, Kensington House
185 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8011
New Zealand

Tel: 0800 868 436

 

Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
Office T43
477 Boundary Street
Springhill
Brisbane
QLD 4000
Australia
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427

 

London, United Kingdom

344-354 Grays Inns Road
London
WC1X 8BP
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 20 3934 6389