Website Kauppila Pty Ltd

award-winning general builders on Kangaroo Island

Kauppila Pty Ltd are a diverse and award-winning construction and equipment hire business working in both residential, commercial (private and public) sectors on Kangaroo Island based out of dedicated modern facilities in Kingscote. Growing rapidly, we are diversifying our business and are looking for competent, enthusiastic, reliable, energetic, qualified and experienced tradespersons who will commit to join our close-knit team and play their part in delivering great building projects.

If you are looking for a role that will provide you the ability to contribute to the successful delivery of a wide range of projects – from small residential build to major commercial projects – then we have roles for you.

Ideally looking for full time but would consider 3 month + contracts for right skills, experience and fit.

Successful applicants for full time roles will be subject to 6 months’ probation period and eligible for a relocation allowance to move / live on the Island.

There are also currently good work opportunities on the Island for partners across a diverse range of businesses & professions, in both full and part-time roles. It’s a great time to make a lifestyle change…….

What’s in it for you?

  • A full-time 3-Year (with option to extend) Contract Role (basic 43 hours / week + time off in lieu – negotiable)
  • Fortnightly pay
  • Work vehicle / Company phone / Fuel card (to be negotiated / post probation)

Required Experience, Skills, and Qualifications

To be considered for this role you will need to be fully licensed and agree to obtain a DHS and SAPOL Clearance, as well as being able to demonstrate, ideally, a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a similar role. If you don’t meet the experience minimum but have at least two years experience and are still keen to be considered then please apply.

  • Proven track record in carpentry and general building
  • Ability to work efficiently, maintaining a clean working environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment and individually
  • Ability to work with and develop Apprentice skills and experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer focus and professional communication skills
  • White card
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Proven ability to undertake manual/physical work
  • Proficiency / Tickets and experience in operation of wide range of plant & equipment and be prepared to get licenced as required.

You Must

  • Be diligent and professional in the pursuit of the job and project outcomes
  • Have effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Display excellent organisational skills
  • Be able to execute exceptional time management skills
  • Have trade certificate and/or provide evidence of on job skills
  • Have experience in Commercial and Residential Building industries
  • Display the ability to work to deadlines and strive to complete projects within the budgeted time or sooner with accuracy.

So, what next?

If this sounds like you, and you are keen to join a successful small business, then please forward your CV together with a covering letter telling us about you and your skills / experience. If you would like to discuss the opportunity, please first contact by email (with CV) and we can arrange a phone hook-up.

We are keen to get people into the Team as soon as possible so please include your availability and the names and contact details of 2-3 referees (preferably people you have reported to).

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