Carpenter | Muswellbrook

Compass Housing Services

Seeking an experienced Carpenter to join our maintenance team on a perm fulltime basis in Muswellbrook. $38/hr, 9.5% super, vehicle + tools provided.

  • Salary packaging
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Vechicle and tools provided
About Us
We are an international community housing organisation with a vision that all people have appropriate and affordable shelter and are engaged in sustainable communities. Compass is an AON Hewitt accredited Best Employer and we are passionate about investing in our employees by providing them with opportunities to grow and develop their skills and qualifications.

About the role
As a result of continued growth Compass is looking for an experienced, trade qualified carpenter to join our team based in Muswellbrook. Reporting to the Maintenance Area Manager you will take pride in your work by providing a professional and quality standard of repair and installation of building products to our tenants. Working as part of a larger team you will demonstrate a flexible approach to your work by your willingness to undertaking a range of general maintenance tasks.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • studying drawings and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
  • ordering and selecting timbers and materials, and preparing layouts
  • cutting materials, and assembling and nailing cut and shaped parts
  • erecting framework and roof framing, laying sub-flooring and floorboards and verifying trueness of structures
  • nailing fascia panels, sheathing roofs, and fitting exterior wall cladding and door and window frames
  • assembling prepared wood to form structures and fittings ready to install
  • replacement or repair of all doors, window and fittings
About You
  • Trade qualified with relevant practical experience
  • Hands-on carpentry experience with an excellent understanding of carpentry techniques and methods of installation and construction
  • Ability to read technical documents and drawings
  • An eye for detail and the ability to work at a low margin of error
  • NSW unrestricted driver’s license with satisfactory driving record
  • White card
Job Benefits
As well as a competitive hourly rate you will also have access to:
  • Flexible working arrangements either 9-day fortnight or monthly RDO
  • Working Monday to Friday
  • Salary packaging of $15,900 tax-free pay per fringe benefit year to increase your take home pay (details via Prosperity Advisers)
  • Ongoing professional development including access to Compass’ annual training allowance and paid study leave
  • Tool of trade vehicle
How to apply:
When applying, plesae remember to address the key selection criteria as part of your application.

Confidential enquiries may be made by contacting Paris Hayward on 02 4920 2600 or emailing

Please note, all applicants must be willing to undergo a full functional medical including a drug and alcohol test, National Police Check and driving record check, as part of the recruitment process.

Applications close COB Thursday 15 April 2021.

No agency referrals accepted for this position