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An opportunity that generally only comes around every 4 years is currently available for ONE person. The right person. Details below.

Job Description

Occupation: Glass & Glazing Apprentice (4 Year Apprenticeship)

Category: Building & Construction (Glazing)

Hours: Full-time (Monday – Friday) 38 Hours per week

Salary: Above industry award

Applications Close: 5pm 24th February 2023 (no extensions)

Now the fun and festivities of Christmas have come to an end are you looking to join the work force and start on a career path? An opportunity that only comes around every 4 years, this position in the past has produced some of the Coffs Coast best Glaziers. The reasons being is our high standard that is applied to our products and services but also because working at Harbour Glass you will be exposed to a lot more complex and interesting daily tasks instead of just being stuck in a glass factory for the first 2 years. No previous experience required, you will be taught on the job all the skills you will need to know. Now for the formal part, get switched on, pay attention and read on….

Harbour Glass is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued, respected, and able to bring their authentic selves to work every day with favourable vigour and drive. We believe in creating a culture of belonging that recognizes and appreciates the unique experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds of our employees, and actively works to eliminate any barriers to equal opportunity and fair treatment. By embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion, will boost employee engagement, spur innovation and allow this company to continue to grow and provide outstanding local service to our customers.

Do you want to earn a weekly wage, while learning a trade that will contribute towards a nationally recognised qualification?

Harbour Glass has an opportunity for a keen, enthusiastic, and reliable person to commence an apprenticeship in the glazing industry. Training and education are provided on the tools as well as allocated study periods via TAFE NSW/QLD. Your commitment to completing this apprenticeship will result in you acquiring a nationally recognised qualification in Glass & Glazing (Certificate III).

As an apprentice you will get to observe, experience, and learn about all aspects of the glazing industry including the manufacture, processing, handling, and installation of varying types of glass and glass products while practicing in accordance with the current legislation that governs our industry.

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will be able to measure, cut, process, paint and install varying types of glass and glazing projects ranging from basic domestic reglazing through to complex architectural glazing projects such as “in-house” custom slumped technical pieces and other frameless glass applications. You will have performed in a sub-contractor roll for the finest builders and cabinetmakers on the Coffs Coast and you will become a sort after architectural glazier with a valued skillset. Potential exists for continued employment if you have excelled during the apprenticeship

Harbour Glass is an equal opportunities employer, this role is open to anyone of any age, experience within the building or glazing industry isn’t essential. This apprenticeship entails occasional heavy lifting, manual handling and flexibility which should be considered by the applicant prior to applying.  

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity and are enthusiastic, eager to learn, reliable, with a good work ethic and can commit to completing the apprenticeship we want to hear from you.

Preferable applicants will have (Essential)

  • A valid current (manual) driver’s licence (Or show ability and to obtain within 6 months of commencement of employment. Provisional licence is ok).
  • Posses a high degree of commitment, motivation and drive.
  • Own transportation or reliable means with a view of obtaining own reliable transport in the short term.
  • Be trustworthy and display well mannered respect to all people you come in to contact with during the course of your working day.

Preferable applicants will have (Preferred, not essential)

  • A higher-than-average aptitude and good problem-solving skills.
  • Current white card is optimal (guidance can be provided on how to obtain one).
  • Posses a natural and fluid ability to handling and lifting glass (both by yourself and in a pair).
  • Be able to communicate with people (Customers) in an effective confident manner.
  • Show the ability and capacity to work unsupervised (You will not be unsupervised during the apprenticeship).

Harbour Glass is a locally owned and operated glazing business on the beautiful Coffs Coast of NSW. We cover a wide demographic area from the inland tablelands of Inverell and Armidale to the beach retreats of Yamba and Southwest Rocks and on occasions further afield. So a willingness to travel is needed.

Specialising in architectural glazing such as splashbacks, shower screens, pool fencing, home and business signage. We also work closely with other local specialised trades in collaboration to produce individual custom feature pieces for clients.

Harbour Glass proudly houses one of the few remaining glass slumping kilns on the east coast of Australia. The organic nature of the kiln bed means that every glass piece produced is original as the slumped design / feature is hand drawn/created into the bed of sand with each processing session.

The addition of a CO2 laser to the business has allowed us to further push the boundaries of glass giving us a new perception to the versatility of glass by achieving depth, contrast and texture to pieces unveiling another medium for expression. Therefore a certain amount of creativity will serve the successful applicant well.

For further information or to have enquiries fielded please send an email to office@harbourglass.com

If you wish to apply for this position, follow the link below to complete the application process. please have your CV/ Resume in PDF format ready as you will be required to upload it. You will also be required to answer some questions on the following page. It is recommended that you allow 30mins to answer in a quiet environment with no distractions.

PLEASE NOTE: Failure to follow the above instructions will hinder your ability to progress in the recruitment process. Before proceeding, please be aware you will be required to submit information about yourself, if this topic is of concern for you, please refer to our privacy statement which can be found at harbourglass.com/privacy-policy Along with providing your details to us, you will be required to answer a series of multiple choice questions and respond to questions using short written answers. Your responses will be considered as part of your employment submission At the end you will be asked to upload your resume/CV. Only .PDF format will be accepted. If you wish to add a cover note, please include this at the front of your resume, both should be contained within the same .pdf document. You will need approximately 30mins to complete the above tasks.  Your IP address will be recorded and you will be subject to spam preventative apps such as Google reCAPTCHA.