Blacksmith/Trainee Blacksmith

  • Company: J H Porter & Son Ltd
  • Closing Date: 22-07-2022
  • Location: London SW11
  • Salary: TBC
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Main Purpose of job:

To learn the craft via on-the-job training with an experienced blacksmith, assisting with the manufacture, restoration and installation of, and repairs to, ironwork (gates, railings, staircases, balustrades, fire escapes, security grilles, furniture etc) predominantly within the London area.

Main duties:

Working with different metals, including wrought iron, cast iron and steel.

Joining metals together using blacksmithing and welding methods.

Using power tools e.g. drills and grinders.

Shaping metal with hand tools such as hammers, punches, tongs and anvils.

Working on the forge or furnace to heat metal.

Occasional artistic or architectural work e.g. making decorative iron gates, furniture or one-off commissions.

Driving (not essential but helpful) the truck and carrying out installations as necessary.

Occasional help with lifting steels (although you will use a machine for heavier work), working from heights and ladders.

Other duties include taking in stock, taking messages, making tea/coffee, tidying the workplace and any other duties as required by the Manager.

Further Information:

You will be expected to wear protective clothing and PPE as necessary.  We provide eye, ear, respiratory masks, face shield and gloves.

Hours: 7.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Annual Leave: 28 days per annum (inclusive of Bank Holidays).

Pension: Company pension optional.

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