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INSTALLATIONS MANAGER

LOCATION: Hambleton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire

SALARY & BENEFITS: £30,000 p/a + pension + company vehicle

WORKING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (1pm finish most Fridays)

We are a family run business established in 1986, currently with a team of 20 employees. We manufacture and install very high-end specialist glass, with accompanying fixings, frameworks, etc, for private residential and 5* hotels, working primarily for interior designers and architects across high-end sectors, throughout the UK and abroad.

KEY SKILLS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Working within a highly skilled and motivated team to deliver a wide range of interesting and challenging bespoke glass design projects in the UK and abroad

• Conducting site surveys for glass manufacturing sizes, checking site access and logistics, feeding information back to our project manager and CAD technician.

• Working with site project managers to achieve successful installations.

• Close attention to detail.

• Providing joinery skills at the studios for jigs, crates and other wooden structures required for projects – assisting in the studio in manufacturing when not on site or making preparations.

• Typically installations will comprise of doors, screens, wall cladding so a knowledge of glass fittings and fixtures, metalwork and joinery is preferable.

• This job will suit somebody with good leadership skills and a background in bespoke glazing, or other handcrafted installations.

ESSENTIAL TO THE ROLE:

• Full UK driving licence

• Formal training + experience in a craft or trade, with workshop and site experience

• Willingness to learn about glass and installation methods

• Ability to read technical/CAD drawings

• Smart appearance, good diction and customer facing manner

• Good computer skills with MS Office

Reference ID: Installations Manager

Expected start date: 28/06/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £29,999.00-£30,000.00 per year


CAD Technician

SALARY & BENEFITS: Starting salary of £25,000 per annum, with salary increase provided upon completion of the six month probationary period + pension contribution. 20 Days holiday per year, increasing by 1 day every two years, up to 25 days.

WORKING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9 – 5pm. Finishing at 1pm most Fridays.

WORKING FROM HOME:  This role requires most time to be spent WFH with occasional ad hoc weekly meetings at the studios with team members, applicants must therefore be UK based.

 THE COMPANY: Daedalian is one of Europe’s leading glass studios, for the range of decorative glass expertise and the scale of projects delivered, both in the UK and around the world.  Founded in 1986, Daedalian remains a family run business, providing in-house design, manufacturing, and installation services for specialist glass decoration, both architectural and artworks.  Daedalian’s customers are mainly architects and designers from a wide variety of sectors but focusing on private residential and hospitality.

An excellent opportunity for a qualified CAD drafter to join a production team of experienced technicians – with the chance to develop and grow within a company of highly skilled people, delivering unique and exciting, and often challenging projects in the UK and abroad.

Key responsibilities for the role:-                                                                

 Working in a small team of graphics and CAD technicians, lead by an experienced Design Manager

  • Occasionally working with the studio team building mock-ups or assisting with other physical ad hoc production work
  • Personal development towards a senior role within the team, through a combination of on the job training, formal technical educational courses and peer support

 Key experience/skills required for the role:-                     

  • Autodesk AutoCAD training and commercial experience
  • Autodesk Inventor training and commercial experience
  • Autodesk Revit experience, advantageous
  • 3D Visualisation skills, preferred
  • Flexi Sign (Desirable)
  • Photoshop (Desirable)
  • Illustrator (Desirable)
  • Good communication and numeracy skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to work alone and know when to refer back to management for advice
  • Calm and focused approach to working
  • Excellent time keeping skills
  • Strong IT skills in Microsoft Outlook + Excel

 

Sales Estimator / QS

SALARY & BENEFITS: £22,000 pa + pension

20 Days holiday per year, increasing by 1 day every two years, up to 25 days.

If you are relocating, assistance can be provided + a company vehicle is available.

WORKING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (1pm finish most Fridays)

We are a family run business established in 1986, currently with a team of 20 employees. We manufacture and install very high-end specialist glass, with accompanying fixings, frameworks, etc, for private residential and 5* hotels, working primarily for interior designers and architects across high-end sectors, throughout the UK and abroad.

THE CANDIDATE:

The ideal candidate will have formal training in estimation and/or a proven track record in a previous role. They must be a good communicator, working in a small Sales and Marketing team and with suppliers and customers. They will be self-motivated and driven to achieve goals set by management and the high standards expected of the Company – displaying a professional work ethic; being calm and focused.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES:

  • With use of Excel, calculating costs of design, production and installation + other logistics, required to deliver to client brief for potential new orders but also variation orders for existing WIP
  • Submitting formal quotations prepared on Access
  • Record keeping – electronically and paper based
  • Managing the sales pipeline at stage of estimation or quotation on CRM software
  • Updating the current supplier price lists and building a database of current internal costs

KEY EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Ideally, an understanding of manufacturing or construction estimation
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to read technical construction drawings
  • Able to work alone and know when to refer back to management if unsure
  • Excellent time keeping skills – working to deadlines
  • Competent IT skills with Microsoft Office suite of products and CAD software

Support and training will be provided.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Estimating: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • A-Level or equivalent (Preferred)

Salary: From £22,000.00 per year


Business Administrator

SALARY & BENEFITS: £20,000 per annum & NEST pension

WORKING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9 – 5pm

THE COMPANY: Delivering the design, manufacture and installation of very high end, specialist glass projects, for a wide variety of purposes, mainly in London and overseas.  Family run, and established in 1986, with a team of around 20 employees and with ambition to continue the growth of recent years.  The company’s customers are primarily interior designers and architects in the hospitality and private residential sectors, throughout the UK and abroad.

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Business Administrator to join the team as key person involved in all aspects of the business.

Key duties/responsibilities for the Business Administrator role:-                                                                

  • Assist Company Directors in diary management and ad hoc duties
  • Assist Finance Manager in ad hoc duties
  • Assist Project Manager with purchasing
  • Assist Management with HR duties
  • Collation of time sheets, leave, sick, TOIL
  • Placing and managing purchase orders
  • Management of Company global calendar
  • Booking travel arrangements

THE CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate for the Business Administrator role will be highly motivated to get through what can be a large amount of tasks, being able to communicate easily and prioritise are key to achieving in what is a pivotal role in the company.  You must have good communication and numeracy skills.

There is the opportunity to develop within the role to a Business Manager, although this isn’t a prerequisite.

Key experience for the Business Administrator role:-

  • An excellent level of computer skills through the Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Proven to have a very organised and methodical work ethic
  • Being able to regularly report problems with people and systems to management
  • An understanding of Sage Line 50 is preferable.

 

Glass Studio Technician

SALARY & BENEFITS: Starting salary of £18,000 – £23,000 per annum, dependent upon experience with salary increase provided upon successful completion of six month probationary period + pension contribution. 20 Days holiday per year, increasing by 1 day every two years, up to 25 days.

If you are relocating, assistance can be provided.

WORKING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9 – 5pm. Finishing at 1pm most Fridays.

THE COMPANY: Daedalian is one of Europe’s leading glass studios, for the range of decorative glass expertise and the scale of projects delivered, both in the UK and around the world.  Founded in 1986, Daedalian remains a family run business, providing in-house design, manufacturing, and installation services for specialist glass decoration, both architectural and artwork.  Daedalian’s customers are mainly architects and designers from a wide variety of sectors but focusing on private residential and hospitality.

An excellent opportunity for an experienced glass maker to join the studio team of experienced glass technicians – with the chance to develop and grow within a company of highly skilled people, delivering unique and exciting, and often challenging projects in the UK and abroad.

 Key responsibilities for the role:-                                                                

 Working with other Senior and Junior Glass Technicians on studio production, such as; cutting and carrying glass, preparing kilns for lamination or warm glass firings, prepping stencils for etching, silvering, polishing, gilding, to name but a few techniques

  • Accepting deliveries and checking them against purchase orders for quantity and quality
  • Working with power tools and studio equipment, along with powders and resins, and other materials

  Key experience/skills required for the role:-                     

  • Ideally educated in glass working but otherwise experience in a decorative glass company specialising in one of the disciplines mentioned above or on Daedalian’s website
  • There are two Senior roles available – one is for a casting specialist, understanding mould making and having worked with lead crystal or soda
  • Good communication and numeracy skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to work alone and know when to refer back to management for advice
  • Calm and focused approach to working
  • Excellent time keeping skills
  • Basic IT skills; Microsoft Outlook + Excel

Freelance Studio Technician

As Daedalian continues to grow and win new contracts, we occasionally need to employ experienced and talented freelance artists with a keen eye for detail to work alongside our in-house team for short periods (1 week – 3 months). We are able to organise short-term lodgings for these staff member within the local area and their salary is negotiable, dependent on experience.

We are looking for freelance artists who are skilled in the following techniques: Bevelling; Bonding; Casting; Etching; Fusing; Gilding; Intricate Cutting; Kiln Forming / Slumping; Mould Making; Laminating; Painting; Polishing; Sandblasting; Silvering.


Internships

Daedalian Glass Studios founder, Davia Walmsley is a strong believer in contributing towards the community of skilled European artisans by providing internships to students / recent graduates wishing to gain experience. All interns are paid a fair wage – we do not exploit those seeking entry to the industry – and we are happy to organise accommodation as necessary.

Previous interns have traveled from as far away as Germany and the Czech Republic to gain experience and some have returned for multiple years during breaks from formal education. Part of the reason for this is that while interns work under the guidance of experienced glass artists, they are allowed to work on real projects and perform meaningful tasks.


Apply

To enquire about an opportunity, please email your CV and cover letter to: careers@daedalianglassstudios.com. If you wish to discuss further, telephone +44 (0)1253 702531.