SPECIALIST GLAZING INSTALLATIONS MANAGER
SALARY & BENEFITS: £25,000-£30,000 pa plus pension contribution
WORKING HOURS: Full time (Monday-Friday) plus Toil (Time off in Lieu)
Key skills and responsibilities to include
- Undertaking surveys.
- 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. Occasionally assisting in the studio. Assisting with our buildings’ maintenance and development.
- Typically, installations will comprise of doors, screens, wall cladding so a knowledge of glass fittings and fixtures is preferable but not essential.
- Installations including Arch Glass & Art work.
- This job will suit somebody with good leadership skills and a background in bespoke glazing or carpentry.
- Leading Installation team.
Essential for the role
- Full UK driving license
- Formal training + experience in bespoke glass or carpentry with proven workshop and site experience.
- Willingness to learn about glass and installation methods. Training will be provided.
- Ability to read technical/ 2D CAD drawings.
- Smart appearance, good diction and customer facing manner. Good computer skills with MS Office.
SENIOR GLASS STUDIO TECHNICIAN
SALARY & BENEFITS: Up to £20,000 to £25,000 pa plus pension contributions
WORKING HOURS: Full time (Monday – Friday) plus Toil (Time off in Lieu)
- Able to handle glass of various weights, sizes and shapes – competent in lifting and carrying, storing, cleaning, measuring and the appropriate safety measures necessary.
- A high level of glass processing skills, e.g. cutting, polishing, kiln work, laminating, bonding, mold making, casting & Sand Blasting.
- Willing to learn new glass skills.
- Competent level of IT Skills, including Microsoft suit, Auto Cad or similar, outlook & Excel.
- Good communication and numeracy skills, both written and verbal.
- Excellent timekeeping.
- A clean, tidy appearance and professional work ethic – ensuring efficient workplace practices.
- Excellent attention to detail and drive to finish a task to the standard required at Daedalian.
- Able to perform repetitive tasks with a high level of accuracy balanced with the need to achieve targets in a timely manner.
- Competent enough to work alone and problem solve using own initiative and experience, balanced with ability to know when to refer back to management for help and advice.
- Confidence to offer input and discuss matters at team meetings or whenever necessary in a professional manner, with colleagues, clients and suppliers.
- Flexible in work style and hours – being willing to put in extra hours beyond our standard 8am to 5pm. Any overtime will be accrued as time in lieu, to be taken at management’s discretion.
- Having an open-minded approach to discuss and experiment with the implementation of new products, processes and installation methods.
- Ensuring that a project or piece of work is comprehensively understood before starting the task, able to gather all relevant information required and if in any doubt, competent enough to ask management for assistance.
- Methodical in following process notes and own notes on technical applications, as well as details itemised on project/ job worksheets, taking in to consideration the bigger picture.
- Willing to occasionally assist on installations, nationwide and sometimes including overnight stays – there, as a representative of the firm within the construction and interiors industry often in front of clients, a professional ethic is required at all times when working on site.
Useful but not essential
- Knowledge of how bespoke glass structures are created, the work processes involved in design, test, and finish.
- The use of power tools.
- A full clean driving licence
RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE
- Personal development: working with your line manager to gain training and experience necessary to become fully competent at all aspects described in this role. Able to use the company’s appraisal structure to do this and keep a consistent open dialogue on your performance and skills progression with your line manager.
- Assisting in the studio with day to day production using the full variety of glass processing methods employed by Daedalian.
- Daily timesheet compliance, ensuring all time is accounted for, detailing it to the nearest 15 minutes.
- Clean and tidy workspace both before and after occupying an area of the studios. General maintenance of some equipment, tools and machinery.
- Accepting deliveries and checking them against the items delivered in terms of dimension, shape and overall quality, according to the purchase order.
SALARY & BENEFITS: £18,000 per annum + pension contribution
WORKING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8 – 5pm. plus Toil (Time off in Lieu)
An excellent opportunity available for a Studio Assistant to join the team – with the chance to develop and grow within a highly skilled and dedicated team, delivering unique and exciting, and often challenging projects in the UK and abroad, working directly with our Glass Studio Technicians.
Key responsibilities for the Studio Assistant Role
- Assist on an ad hoc basis in the studio with production; cutting and carrying glass, building timber crates and other basic joinery work in relation to individual projects.
- Accepting deliveries and checking them against purchase orders for quantity and quality
- Maintenance of equipment and tools.
- Working with powder tools.
- Have a keen interest in making things.
The ideal candidate for the Studio Assistant role will have good communication skills with both colleagues and suppliers. They will be self-motivated and driven to be a proactive member of the team in ensuring delivery of their responsibilities. Displaying a professional work ethic at all times, being calm and focused.
Key experience/skills required for the Studio Assistant role
- Ideally, an understanding of manufacturing/ construction and an interest in glass/ design/ Art.
- Good communication and numeracy skills, both written and verbal
- Able to work alone and know when to refer to management for advice
- Excellent time keeping skills
- Basic IT skills; Microsoft Outlook
Support and training will be provided.
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.
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.
To enquire about an opportunity, please email your CV and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to discuss further, telephone +44 (0)1253 702531.